Home About Us Contact Us Calendar Artists & Opportunities Educational Opportunities Rent USG


1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411


708 754 2601

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn

Gallery Hours





Union Street!

Sign up for USG

E-mail News!


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 autodidactic (mostly self taught) through MFA's.

Studio Artists

Click on name for info and images


Claudia Craemer

Mike Dornseif

Pam Eberlin

Dorita Fuller

Christy Goselin

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


No Studios Currently Available for Rent

Contact the gallery for more information or to schedule a studio viewing. Those interested in studio space must apply and interview with current studio artists. Interviews are usually The first Thursday of the month around 7pm.

USG Artists Guild

The USG Guild is composed of artists living within a reasonable commuting radius of Chicago Heights and are professional, semi-professional, or emerging artists. The guild's purpose is to serve the arts and exhibiting community needs of artists that do not rent studios at USG and to foster growth and expand USG network and influence.


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

Barbara Edwards

Suzanne DeHan

Suzanne Dreher

Margi Hafer

Irene Ganas

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 Exhibition Opportunities

Material Matters  |  Fall National Juried Exhibit

September 24-October 25, 2014

Juror: Joan Livingstone

Deadline to Enter: August 13th, 2014


Full Exhibit Descritpion and Prospectus


Solo & Group ExhibitsUnion 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

Social Media Intern (unpaid)

Union Street Gallery is a not for profit art center seeking a social media intern for the summer to assist in implementing new social media strategies. This position will be responsible for maintaining existing social media and launching and managing new social media campaigns. Intern also responsible for measuring and documenting the impact of the social media on the organization and formulate a plan on how to increase its impact.


Download Full Internship Description Here


Compensation & Schedule:
This position is an unpaid, part time internship, approximately 12-16 hours per week.  This internship may qualify for college credit; see your college counselor for details. Hours and days are flexible, but a regular set schedule is required between 10 am -- 6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Please send resume to unionstreetart@gmail.com.

Saturday Workshop Series Leader (unpaid)

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 (unpaid)

Union Street is always looking for volunteers to lead tours and art projects as part of our Free Field Ttrips 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.