Friday, April 19, 2013
Winners of Art Post Gallery's first art contest were announced Thursday, with artists from Northbrook, Glenview and Wilmette winning the top spots.
It's only been a few months since 52 people waited outside Art Post Gallery's door for the store to open on the morning of Feb. 28. People were so eager to participate in the Botany Magnified contest they couldn't wait for the store to open. On Thursday night, Art Post invited all the artists back to the shop, and announced winners and honorable mentions from the gallery's first Botany Magnified art contest. There were 81, locally-made canvas tiles on display and at least 200 people in the shop when the winners were announced. Winning artists were chosen by several local art experts, including Vicky McHugh and Ellen Duffy of Northfield's Avenue Interiors design firm. "It was overwhelming at first," Duffy said about the judging process. "…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Wilmette resident is taking part in the the community art competition hosted by Northbrook-based Art Post Gallery.
Wilmette resident Lindsay Brown, who has a doctorate in horticulture, says the first community art competition hosted by Northbrook-based Art Post Gallery is perfect for him because the theme is “Botany Magnified,” Chicago Tribune reported. The gallery is making 80 canvases available for artist to create work on any medium. All entries must be submitted by April 11 and will be displayed at Art Post Gallery’s Spring Show starting April 18. A panel of three judges will award $200 to each of the top three canvases, and all canvases will be for sale at a fixed price of $150 with all proceeds going to the artist. Brown says he typically paints two or three days a week at the North Shore Senior Center and only started painting after he …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The gallery's Spring Show in April will feature an exhibit showcasing about 80 canvases made by North Shore artists for this project.
Northbrook's Art Post Gallery in Willow Festival invites 80 people to take part in a brand new showcase called Botany Magnified. On Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at 10:30 a.m., artists can visit the gallery and pick up a blank, six inch by six inch, canvas. Only 80 canvases will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Those who pick up the canvas can create a work of art following the theme "Botany Magnified." Any style or medium is acceptable in the project, as long as it's created on the provided canvas. Finished canvases must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Then on Thursday, April 18, a team of three North Shore interior designers will determine the top three finishers, each of whom will receive a $…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Art Post Gallery holds the largest collection of original art in the North Shore. It's also where the owner met her husband.
Since moving into the Willow Festival shopping center in March, Christina Bate's Art Post Gallery has enjoyed a level of foot traffic and exposure she wasn't seeing at the previous location of Carillon Square in Glenview. Today, the gallery holds the largest collection of original art in the North Shore, and the second largest in Chicago. Chris's husband, Scott Bates, helps manage certain business aspects of his wife's gallery. The two have been married for 11 years. They met at the gallery when he came in to frame a flag. Recently, Patch sat down with Chris and Scott to find how the North Shore fits into the art world, the history of her business and the kind of art people can expect to find at the gallery. Patch: What’s the state of …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Glenview fixture for 25 years reopens in Northbrook's Willow Festival.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Gallery moves to Northbrook from former location in Glenview.
After 25 years at Carillon Square in Glenview, Art Post Gallery owner Chris Bates hopes a move to Willow Festival will reinvigorate her business. The fine art gallery moved to the shopping center at Willow and Waukegan roads in March and will celebrate with a grand opening in April. Although the square footage of the gallery is about the same as its previous location in Glenview, the fourteen-foot ceilings and polished concrete floors give the new gallery an industrial, slightly edgy appeal. Bates said she made the decision to move based on a steady decline in foot traffic at Carillon Square. “What we like about Willow Festival is its vibrancy,” says Bates. “We’re hoping people will discover us again.” Bates likes to think of her gallery …