Momentum Art Guild of Northwest Illinois

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We are a regional organization dedicated to enhancing interest in the visual arts, and supporting the development of individual artists.  Our members recognize needs, foster opportunities, provide mutual support and work for the general promotion of art and the advancement of those who create it. 

 All artists are welcome, regardless of experience.

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Monthly meetings are held

 the third Monday of the month. (Usually)

Watch this space for announcements of online meetings held during the winter.


April 15, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.  (note earlier time)
Movie will be shown in the Rathskeller, the large room around the corner from the Community Room where we normally meet. It's opposite the vending machines.
Program will be a video on cloisonnism.
Cloisonnism is a style of post-Impressionist painting with bold and flat forms separated by dark contours. The term was coined by critic Édouard Dujardin on the occasion of the Salon des Indépendants, in March 1888.
For example:

Émile Bernard, Breton Women in the Meadow,  August 1888.

Émile Bernard, Breton Women in the Meadow,  August 1888.


  1. Setup April 2nd, opens at 10:00 a.m. but Chuck said there will be access at 9:00 a.m.
  2. Eric will create labels for you, send the following information
    1. Name, Title, Medium, Price, and contact email in case someone wants to buy the piece.
    2. Send to no later than Noon April 1st.
    3. Label the back of each piece with the same information.  I will create an extra set of labels for you for that purpose.
  3. Attached is a form the Park District needs to have completed by each artist.
  4. Items should be ready to hang with wires on the back.
  5. Takedown will be April 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Note: Please remember that only dues 2024 paid-up members can participate in MAG exhibits. 

Questions?  Call Chuck Graves at 815-297-4886.


Link to Mail Me Some Art:

  • MAG's FLAG (Free Little Art Gallery) is installed  downtown on Chicago Ave. on Deininger's building. Stop by and contribute some art.

Reminder: MAG meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month, 
March through November.

Programs planned for 2024:

April 22

Phyllis Begagna, Art video

May 20


June 17

Mini Workshop


July 15

Pot Luck Picnic

Krape Park, Koenig Bandshell Shelter

August 19


September 16

Mini Workshop

Art for FLAG

October 21

Kari McDonald