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Mission


The three-story historic landmark building now houses fifteen artist studios and two floors of gallery space. 

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Mission


The three-story historic landmark building now houses fifteen artist studios and two floors of gallery space. 

Mission
Union Street Gallery facilitates a variety of engaging arts experiences and opportunities that support the creative growth of artists and art appreciators adding to the cultural landscape of Chicago’s Southland.

Vision
Union Street Gallery seeks to be a resource for artists through exhibitions, studio spaces, and community. Through supporting artists, we also strive to bring a diverse survey of the arts to the local community. 

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History


History


History
Union Street Gallery was founded in 1995 as part of a small business incubation project, subsidized by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation. In 1998, the studio artists formed a collaborative to run the gallery. The artists worked to develop the gallery’s potential as a local and national art resource based in the south suburbs.

Sadly, in 2004, the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation lost most of its funding and closed the project, including Union Street Gallery. The artists rallied to maintain the organization by finding temporary spaces and filing for 501(c)3 status. With significant help from city of Chicago Heights officials, the artists were able to secure the current building in 2006.

The three-story historic landmark building now houses fifteen artist studios and two floors of gallery space. The concept of being a collaborative is still an integral part of Union Street Gallery. However, much of the artists’ hard work running USG has been passed on to the board, staff, and volunteers, allowing the artists to return to making the art that has drawn around 3000 people to the gallery per year. 

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Board


Board


Board of Directors

Larry McClellan, Garden Walk 2016

Larry McClellan, Garden Walk 2016


Officers 

Michael "Pete" Petrouski, President

James O’Leary, Vice President

Carmen Sendejas, Treasurer

Marjorie Anderson, Secretary & Guild Artist Liaison

Renee Klyczek Nordstrom, Studio Artist Liaison 

Directors

Vanessa Abron
Fabian Alcazar
Sam Ciambrone
Betty Brinson-Haynes
Monica Harris
Larry McClellan
Sonia Perez
Don Ransford
John Siemianowski
Michael Wasniowski

Mike Wasniowski at Derby Day.

Mike Wasniowski at Derby Day.

 

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Staff


Staff


Jean Schuster, artist, and Samantha Goss, director at the opening reception for Matters of the Heart, featuring one of jean's paintings.  

Jean Schuster, artist, and Samantha Goss, director at the opening reception for Matters of the Heart, featuring one of jean's paintings.  

 

Union Street Gallery Staff

Gallery Director – Samantha Goss

Gallery Assistant – Don Gratzke

Financial Assistant – Susan Henke

Volunteer Coordinator – Cheryl Ziering

Interns: 
Mailk
Zach