Past Exhibitions

The Point of the Dream: Peter M. Steeves

July 15, 2018 - August 10, 2018

The Point of the Dream, featuring original dot paintings by EAG Board Member Peter M. Steeves, in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Steeves’ work brings out the imagery of our forgotten dreams. "When we dream, there are no good or bad dreams; your imagination runs free. Images that you recognize when awake take on different, deeper meanings in slumber. Read More ›

EAG Summer Members Show

June 3 – July 13, 2018

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild annual Summer Members Show features works by more than 50 local artists. The breadth of styles and medium range from watercolor, ceramics, oil, acrylic, digital, collage, photographic and sculptural works with subjects of landscapes, portraits, abstractions, and more. Most artwork is available for purchase  Read More ›

MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together

April 22 - June 2, 2018.

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (“EAG”) presents MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together, solo and collaborative original artwork by Terri Shimkus and her daughter, Danielle Hepko. For Shimkis, EAG Board Member and Communications Chair, collaborating on this exhibition with her 27-year-old daughter is a dream come true as they have created artwork together since Hepko was a child. Cassie Swierenga, EAG President, said the show “provides a rare opportunity to view the artistic influences a mother has passed onto a child.” Read More ›

Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos

March 17 - May 20, 2018

Local artist and educator Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects--which she calls “once loved things”--into a bold hands-on exhibit. Castellanos imagined each separate museum space as if it was a room in a house such as a study, playroom, dressing room, or workshop. Each thematic gallery then has an autobiographical element, whether through materials important to her or narratives that evoke her past. Throughout the exhibition, visitors encounter worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Read More ›

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member’s Show

March 11 - April 20, 2018

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member’s Show features a variety of work made by regional artists in several media. The breadth of style and media includes watercolor, ceramics, oil, acrylic, digital, collage, photographic and sculptural works. The many emerging artists from the Chicagoland area created landscapes, portraits, abstractions and other styles. The inspiration for each artist is as diverse as the spectrum of media employed.  Read More ›