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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

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 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

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


Journey | Regional Juried Exhibit

April 15-May 9, 2015


Jurors: Renee Klyczek Nordtrom and Patric McCoy


Exhibit Description & Prospectus



You Art What You Eat  |  Spring National Juried Exhibit

February 25-March 28, 2015

Juror: Shannon Stratton, Director of Three Walls Gallery, Chicago IL


Exhibit Description & Prospectus


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

Intern (unpaid)

Union Street Gallery is looking for an intern, 18+, to aid gallery staff and studio artists in all aspects of gallery operations including exhibits, classes, events, social media, and general up-keep. Union Street Gallery is always seeking to actively engage the community in the artistic process as a means of art education so the Intern will also be involved in community outreach efforts. Intern will learn the basics of running a not-for-profit art gallery and gain valuable professional skills.


- Must be 18 years of age or older

- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required

- Must be knowledgable in various forms of social media including facebook, twitter,  pintrest, instagram, etc.

- Must be self motivated, flexible, able to adapt and think on your toes

- Must be organized and have strong attention to detail

- Must be very comfortable working with and engaging people including artists

- Must be a creative and have knowledge of design and visual aesthetics

- Must have reliable transportation

Preferred (but not required):

- Art degree or pursuing an art degree

- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

Compensation & Schedule:
This position is an unpaid, part time internship, approximately 12-16 hours per week. Hours must be worked during gallery hours Wednesday-Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-4.
Gallery may request intern to work some Tuesdays and some Friday nights as needed. This internship may qualify for college credit; see your college counselor for details. This position requires a minimum 3 month commitement.

Please send resume to unionstreetart@gmail.com. Please include a brief paragraph in the email about your qualifications and why you want the position.


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 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.