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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



Current Calls for Art:

Submission Site


The Structure (Deadline June 11)


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


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


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.


USG Internship Opportunities

Internships can happen all year or within an academic term. All internships are unpaid. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline. If you are interested in an internship, please send a resume or CV and cover letter to unionstreetart@gmail.com. Please explain why you are interested in the internship and why you believe you are qualified or capable. Additionally, please provide your availability in terms of days/times, hours you can commit, and whether this is an internship needed for academic coursework.


Arts Administration Intern

This position is ideal for someone who is interested in learning more about the administrative tasks associated with running a gallery. Primary tasks will relate to the day-to-day operations of the gallery, such as, gathering information for reports and projects, following up on partnerships, maintaining supplies, compiling data, fundraising, etc. Projects will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications, goals, interests, and the current focus of the gallery.

Exhibitions Intern

This position is ideal for someone looking to gain employment in a gallery or museum. Primary tasks will relate to the execution of an exhibit. This includes receiving and shipping out art, hanging and labelling art, organizing information related to the exhibit, posting calls for art, organizing art submissions, etc. Projects will be determined based on the applicant’s qualification, goals, and the current focus of the gallery. Exhibition interns will take on greater responsibilities as their internship progresses to prepare them for employment in the field.

Marketing and PR Intern

This position is ideal for someone who is interested in working in the fields of marketing and PR. Primary tasks will include management of our marketing outlets, drafting press releases, engaging in multiple social media platforms, creating promotional images and videos, etc. Projects will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications, goals, interests, and the current focus of the gallery.

Arts Education Intern

This position is ideal for someone who has experience or interest in formal or informal arts education. Interns will develop materials for local teachers, docents, and visitors that relate to the current exhibit. Other tasks will include leading school tours and classes, working with local teachers to plan visits, maintaining the classroom spaces, etc.