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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411


708 754 2601

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Union Street
Gallery is a
501 (c)3


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


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


2 Studios Currently Available for Rent, 3rd floor

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

2. 296 Square foot studio space available, rent is $350/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


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


Financial Assistant (Part time paid)

USG is looking for a Financial/Office Assistant. The Gallery Financial Assistant performs Gallery bookkeeping, accounting operations and facilitates financial/systemic analysis working in tandem with the Gallery Administrator/Director. Duties include maintaining gallery financials for daily business and grant reporting, preparing reports, assisting with the membership program, and other tasks as assigned by the Gallery Administrator.


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Gallery Assistant (Part time paid)

USG is looking for a Gallery Assistant. The Gallery Assistant assists with every aspect of gallery operations, from administrative to creative, and works in tandem with the Gallery Administrator/Director. This position will require evening and weekend hours. Duties include day-to-day operation of the gallery, prepartion and execution of exhibits, communication with exhibiting artists, creation and dessemination of promotional materials, leading school tours, working with volunteers, facilitating the membership program, and other tasks as assigned by the Gallery Administrator.

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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.