Northwest Area Arts Council is proud to be a part of Women's Works 25th Anniversary Show.  We welcome your support for this milestone year.  Please contact us if you wish to sponsor an upcoming show or name an award in honor of a loved one or your own art cause.  We would love to work with you as we strive to maintain an important link with the people and businesses in our community.



Old Court House Arts Center

Woodstock, Illinois


 Our sponsors for the Show are as follows:

Massage Envy

Liquitex Artist Heavy Material Heavy Body Paints

Lynfred Winery Certificates for up to 10 Adults for a

Scheduled tour and Wine Tasting Event

Lettuce Entertainment You, Inc

Swiss Maid Bakery



PLEASE CONTACT  US : www.naac4art.org

The Old Court House
Workshops of Interest


We are  so happy you are signing our Guest Book, we look forward to reading all about you and if you click on the artist's name at the end of the message, it will take you to the artist's website.  This will lead you to the wonderful and creative websites of very talented and professional artists.  Please, scroll down to the end of the page and submit your name and website information.  We are very happy to meet all of you,  please give us feedback on the Journal Page.  If, you like you may send a jpeg of your artwork to kimberly@naac4art.org and I will post it on the Women's Works Gallery page. 

What a wonderful thing you have going here. I am looking forward to exploring.

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." - Ancient Chinese Legend

Read more about why this is important to me at http://www.catherinegiglio.com

Best, Cat

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Giglio

I love the opportunity you've provided here for sharing creative passions. Thank you! I invite you to check out some of the work I do. Please click my name to visit my website www.ginlammert.com

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGin Lammert

Am happy to see your organization exists.
I am interested in showing with you, but don't know much about your facilities.

Please take a look at my website: http://www.JillBaker.com

Thank you,
Jill Baker

January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill Baker

Hi there,

Chamberart is a great art website. If you find it interesting, please add it to your link list

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchamberart

Hi there,

Chamberart is a great art website. If you find it interesting, please add it to your link list

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchamberart

I paint Oceans, Memories, and Evocations with pastels, acrylics, and mixed media. I create colorful, soulful paintings that express feelings rather than specific physical places. I'm a Kauai artist and support women artists here by coordinating an island-wide artists studio tour for the Women Artists of Kauai. (I also recently joined the 7+ Artists Gallery on the North Shore of Kauai which is an art gallery collective of women artists) ....I really appreciate what your organization is doing!

If the link on my name below doesn't work, you can view my art gallery at: DoniaLilly.com
Follow me on PINTEREST
or view my prints on ETSY at DoniaLillyFineArt
(and if you're on TWITTER, you can find me @DoniaLilly)

May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonia

Always supporting those who supprot womens rights from all your friends at Tom Thumb and friends. yours Tom Thumb and friends.Thank you.

March 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Marsh

I am thrilled to be a part of the 25th Women´s Works exhibition. More of my work can be seen on my website, www.charlottamh.net. Thank you!

I cannot wait to be there for the Gala Reception next weekend!!! Thrilled to have a piece in the show! So exciting!

March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Dyck

I do Custom portraits of people and animals in pen and ink , pen and ink - mixed media and pencil . I also do custom fine art and sell prints .

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Ann Caldwell

Thanks to this guestbook, I am able to share my work with you.
My recent studio practice has emphasized the dual characteristics of natural and constructed systems that can both protect and confine. I use the metaphor of skin in this way as a permeable barrier between the interior and exterior. My recent pieces are verbs appearing as a frozen record of something happening or that has recently taken place. The choice of my materials reflects this in the way they change from liquid to solid. Plaster, fiberglass resin and latex demonstrate this shift.
If you are interested in seeing pictures and videos of my work, please click on my name to get to my website.

Enjoy and feel free to contact me,
Rachel Y.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Yurkovich

It's wonderful to find a space and place for women artists!

I am a photographer in the Miksang Contemplative Photography practice. Miksang photography is a Shambhala Buddhist Contemplative practice that focuses on direct perception of the world, without conceptualizations; it is photography that connects the photographer with non-conceptual awareness. The craft is to capture a moment with the camera so that people viewing the photographs can then have the same experience.

With Miksang photography, there is no staging; no altering of the environment, the shot, or the images before, during, or after the shot is taken. What you see in my photographs is what I saw at the moment I took the pictures.

My work can be seen at www.foundworlds.com

Denise Bossarte

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Bossarte


thank you for this great opportunity to network with other women artists! look forward to shows and connecting on a more personal basis soon! LoVe, pEace, jOy, aNna

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenteraNna rybaT

So glad I stumbled upon your site! I hope to revisit often!

I paint in watermedia of all kinds and look forward to meeting others who do as well!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

My website is www.helenKbeacham.com

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen K. Beacham

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November 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPearlieBoyd

" In a series titled "Threads", Shirley Verrette cleverly weaves together elements of literature, art and culture to create unique story-telling paintings with dynamic compositions."


November 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Verrette

I'm a lyrical abstractionist. My art is resistance against an oppressive, male-dominated society. I subvert the male gaze by not indulging its hunger for images of women that fit the cultural template of beauty, because I believe that beauty is an oppressive concept when applied to human beings. I want fully human status for all women.

You can see my work here.
I also have a blog, Exiled Stardust where I write about art, feminism and life and I often feature the work of women artists.

November 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM.K. Hajdin

Thank you for the opportunity to post my site. I'm a landscape/floral painter working in oils. I've been painting for most of my life. I also teach. Please have a look at my site and my blog The Passionate Palette. I welcome your feedback!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Grillo Laird

My intent is to celebrate the strength, beauty, intelligence, passion and sensuality in women of any age. I am proud of the advances women have made over the last century and I represent that strength of character in my strong development of the figure's hands and feet.
My website address is FrankelFiedler.com

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Frankel Fiedler

Thank you for allowing me to post on this site! I am a woman artist in Virginia. I have been creating art since I was very young, and began selling my portraits in 1971. I am best known for my portraits and wildlife art. I love painting, and I enjoy painting a wide variety of subjects. I hope other artists will visit my website, and perhaps leave comments to let me know what you think of it. The address is www.djohnstonstudio.com.


October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy Johnston

Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known.

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Wall Art

WOW! I am so grateful to be part of this event! Newer to the arts, this was only the second time I have posted an entry for a juried show, and it was so exciting to be chosen! I consider myself "new" yet to oil pastels, having only been introduced to the media about 3 years ago. Thank you for offering such a wonderful opportunity to not only participate as an artist, but to promote the arts to our surrounding communities!

Ellen Shelhamer, Wheaton IL

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Shelhamer

Happy 25th anniversary! I am happy to be participating in the exhibition. Many thanks to all who help make this vibrant show possible. Please view more of my hand stitched fiber art at www.bronwynelkuss.com.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBronwyn Elkuss

Thank you for inviting me to participate in this year's show.

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I'm honored to have my work shown among the many wonderful artists on display in the 25th Anniversary Women's Works exhibit. Thank you for all you do to help promote women in the arts!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen (Kay) Eaton

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