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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411

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708 754 2601

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Gallery Hours

Wednesday
12-5pm
Thursday
12-5pm
Friday
12-6pm
Saturday
11-4pm

 





 

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Union Street
Gallery is a
not-for-profit
501 (c)3
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Linda Lane Haynes Studio, 3rd floor

Claudia Craemer Studio, 2nd floor

USG Studio Artists Collaborative
Union Street Gallery Studio Artist organization is a collaborative. They meet on a monthly basis to develop programming, planning and execution of all Gallery activities. Studio Artists set the annual calendar of events and thematic development of exhibits and oversee development of each show and prospectus. As a collaborative, they review prospective Studio Artist applications, act as spokespersons for Gallery and Studios as needed and are involved in community relations' development through off-site events, including academia lectures, exhibits, workshops and a variety of outreach activities.

Union Street Gallery's mission is to encourage and nurture emerging and established artists and be a resource for art appreciation and education to the communities that make up the Chicago Southland. Studio Artists represent the artists spectrum from auto didactic (mostly self taught) through MFA's.

Studio Artists

Click on name for info and images

 

Claudia Craemer

Mike Dornseif

Pam Eberlin

Dorita Fuller

Linda Lane Haynes

Madeline Henry

Eve Jensen

Allison Kortokrax

Alexis Moulds

Renee Klyczek Nordstrom

Donna Radcliffe

Ginny Raftery

Jean Schuster

Mary Ann Trzyna

Marikay Peter Witlock


Renting a Studio at USG

Download Studio Artist Application Download Studio Artist Charter

 

1 Studio Currently Available for Rent, 3rd floor

Madeline Henry in studio H is looking to share half her 400sqft space with another artist. Rent is $200/month.

Contact the gallery for more information or to schedule a studio viewing. Those interested in studio space must apply and be accepted into the studio artsits collaborative first.



USG Artists Guild

The USG Guild is composed of artists at all levels, ages, and backgrounds living within a reasonable commuting distance of Chicago Heights. The guild's purpose is to serve the professional and collaborative needs of artists that do not rent studios at USG and to expand Union Street's network of artsits in the south suburbs.

 

Download Guild Brochure & Application

Guild Artists

click on name to enter artist's website (not all artists have websites)

Marjorie Anderson

Richard Benoit

Margaret Brady

RexAnne Coad

Maureen Cribbs

Suzanne DeHan

Suzanne Dreher

Barbara Edwards

Anitra Frazier

Irene Ganas

Margi Hafer

Ron Karlic

Aline Keith

Jean Lewis

 

Elaine Martin

Bill Marquardsen

Diane McGarel

Joe McIlhany

Harriett Miller

Michele P. Owens

Roger D. Paris

Stuart Pearson

Linda Peterson

Pamela Rodey

Leon Sarantos

Richard Schmidt

Carolyn Sims


USG (Call for Art) Exhibition Opportunities

Art As Artifact

Archeologist engage in the study of the past by analyzing material remains of previous cultures.  The objects or discoveries that are found serve as evidence or a guide to understand the type of people or cultures that resided there in the past.  The discarded then becomes important relics of the present that serve as a tool to understand the past.

 

Union Street Gallery is in search of artwork that contains narratives, symbols, and metaphors that derive from the materials used to compose the work.  We are interested in the intersection between art and artifact.  Work may explore or address questions such as “how can art serve as an agent to discern our contemporary milieu of urban expansion, industrialization, and waste management?” or  “How do discarded materials such as rubble, waste, paper, plastic, and wood define us as a culture?”

 

*Particular interest will be paid to artwork that encompasses unique materials and creative methods of creation.  Artists accepted into this show may be asked to submit a short write-up about the piece and how it relates to the theme of this exhibit-- for example, explaining where the materials came from and their significance.

 

 

Juror | Luis Sahagun

For full Juror Bio visit www.luissahagun.com

Luis Sahagun is a Chicago based visual artist specializing in sculpture and painting.  Luis has participated in solo exhibitions and juried shows in Mexico, Chicago and surrounding cities. In addition to being featured in New American Paintings 2014, Luis’ work has also been showcased at the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (Expo) Chicago.  He is currently represented By Kruger Gallery Chicago and InSitu Works. 

Awards | first place $150  | second place $100  | third place $50

Award are sponsored by Larry McClellan with South of Chicago Inc.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:  July 8th
Not a postmarked date! Entries due by 10pm through the gallery’s art-submit website (link below).

http://artsubmit-unionstreetgallery.org/Submit/PickExhibit.aspx


 

Solo & Group Exhibits

Union Street Gallery does accept proposals for solo and group exhibits. Proposals must be submitted on a flash drive, CD, or cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.


Proposals should include 20 images of art along with a list of the title, media, price of each piece, an artist statement, a resume, and any other pertinent information. Proposals will be reviewed at the beginning of each year for consideration for the following exhibit year.


USG Job & Volunteer Opportunities

 

Gallery Administrator / Director (Full time paid)

USG is looking for a Gallery Administrator / Director with four years’ experience preferred, with a strong background in visual arts and arts administration. Gallery experience, curating, grant writing and public speaking skills are additional pluses. Must be proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop or In-Design. Working knowledge of Constant Contact, Adobe Contribute and Quickbooks would be useful; will train but candidate must be fast learner.

For further information follow link below:

http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/jobs/gallery-administratordirector-union-street-gallery

 

Saturday Workshop Series Leader (volunteer)

USG is looking for young artists, high school or college level, to teach free Saturday workshops for children of all ages. This is a great way to gain teaching experience and do some good for the youth in the community. Saturday workshops are 1.5 hour workshops either in the morning of afternoon depending on the availability of the teacher. This is a volunteer position. If interested please email your resume and a lesson plan including a supply list to unionstreetart@gmail.com. All supplies will be provided by the gallery. The gallery has most basic art supplies, but please contact the gallery if you have any questions on what supplies we have.


Field Trip Docents & Project Leaders (volunteer)

Union Street is always looking for volunteers to lead tours and art projects as part of our Free Field Trips program. Field trips are usually 2 hours weekday mornings or early afternoons. For more information on this opportunity please contact the gallery at unionstreetart@gmail.com, or 708-754-2601.