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CornerStone Art Center™
(in the back of Centier Bank)
1500- 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394
Open during bank hours
Welcome To 119th Street Artists

Wind & Spirit

Works by Elaine Oehmich and Shari LeMonnier


Artists Elaine Oehmich and Shari LeMonnier have united for a two person show, "Wind and Spirit." Oehmich's work is inspired by the sounds of the wind she encountered in her travels. LeMonnier's work is spiritually inspired. John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

WHERE:The exhibit is on display at CornerStone Gallery, located in the back of Centier Bank at 1500 — 119th Street in Whiting, Indiana.

WHEN:The reception is Friday, September 2, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Concepts and Compositions

National Juried Art Show


In order to promote the arts in Northwest Indiana, 119 Street Artists is holding Concepts and Compositions, a National Juried Art Competition, May and June, 2016. As part of the Art Competition, cash awards will be given to winning participants. There will be up to nine cash prizes: Best of Show, four Honorable Mentions, and First Place in each category: Photography, Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media. We have some fabulous art this year, so stop by and check it out!

WHERE:The exhibit is on display at CornerStone Gallery, located in the back of Centier Bank at 1500 — 119th Street in Whiting, Indiana.

WHEN:The reception is Friday, June 24, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Our juror is Ann Fritz, Gallery Director of Indiana University Northwest.

The Under 18 Art Show

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Under 18 Art Show! We are proud to have displayed the art of over 100 participants representing more than five different schools. We have been sponsoring this children's show for over 10 years, and we take pride not only in giving young artists a chance to display their work in a professional setting, but also the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the works of these students.

As a group, 119th Street Artists was created to showcase local artistic talent from all age groups. With your help, we enjoy continued success.

Thank You to the Participants in our Triad Show!



June 8 - July 25

Friday, June 26
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thank you to all the participants in Concepts and Compositions, a national juried art show for June/July 2015! Nine cash prizes were awarded to deserving artists. Over twenty artists were accepted and fifty-two pieces of work were judged by our juror, Ann Fritz, the Gallery Director of IUN.

The winners were:

  • BEST IN SHOW: "I Am Afraid" by Randy Buvala
  • BEST PHOTOGRAPH: "Abandoned Love" by Michael Malik
  • BEST PAINTING: "The Attic" by Samantha Perillo
  • BEST DRAWING: "She Asked" by Samantha Perillo
  • BEST MIXED MEDIA: "" by Dawn Diamantopoulos
  • "Bringing Corruption" by Leslie Lambert
  • "Sowing Dawn" by Dorothy Graden
  • "Eve" by Piro Ramirez
  • "The Golden Hour" by Carol Estes

College Call Out Show

Closing Reception
Friday, April 24
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thank you to all of our artists and guests for participating in this show! Every participating artist sold art, and that is what we LOVE to see!


Thank You to Our Hyde Park Connection Friends
For Sharing Your Art With Us!


Having painted, printed, and pressed clay together for a number of years, the Studio 4 artists are inspired by their classes and camaraderie to present their first group show in a salon style exhibit. The art will include carefully rendered portraits in oil by Gloria Carrig, dynamic screenprints by Lisa Jenschke, intricate ceramics on a micro scale by writer/artist Bo Brown, and large-scale artwork by Ted Micheletti. Studio 4 unites an interesting group of artists from a variety of disciplines: Architect and artist Leon Sarantos, social activist Carolyn Pereira, and blogger and fabric artist Heather LaRiviere. Several Studio 4 artists have long roots in the Chicago art scene: Donna Terry was a high school student when she attended the first Hairy Who exhibit at the Art Center in the 1960s, while Jean Hester's brother was one of the founding members of AfriCOBRA. The show also includes work by teaching artist Randall Miller, who trained at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Layered Lusciousness


Art by renowned Chicago artist Darrell Roberts will be featured as a companion solo show. Roberts has served as mentor and teacher to many of the Studio 4 artists. His thickly textured, painted surfaces are inspired by the metropolis: the landscape, architecture, and construction of Chicago. Roberts has displayed his art extensively in both national and international exhibits. His recent residency and exhibitions in India provide him with a new metropolis and palette to inspire his work. He attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and received a BFA and a Masters in Fine Art. Roberts is represented by McCormick Gallery in downtown Chicago. As Gallery Director, Thomas McCormick, says, "This guy just gets me with his lush brushwork — real cake-frosting surfaces in a size you can hold in the palm of your hands."

Auras, Halos, Crowns and Filigree


David Anthony Geary is a talented, teaching artist at Hyde Park Art Center. His art is also in a companion solo show. His lively and colorful art leaps off the canvas to engage the viewer. He has guided and influenced many Studio 4 artists. The community of Evanston and the greater Chicagoland area serve as a great source of inspiration to add to his palette. His work includes painting, printmaking, and photography. His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University.

Membership Information
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An article concerning why artist should not try to explain their art "Explanations Are The Traitor Of Art" can be read and/or downloaded by Clicking Here.

An article concerning the future of art is of interest to all "Why Western Art Is Unique" can be read and/or downloaded by Clicking Here.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit our site. The members of 119th Street Artists hope you enjoy your visit.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us.

CornerStone Art Center
Exhibit Schedule

Under 18 Show
March 7 to April 2, 2016
Closing Reception
April 2 - 9:30 am til Noon

Concepts and Compositions
National Juried Art Show
May to June 2016
June 24 - 6:30pm - 9

Elaine Oehmich and Sheri LeMonnier
Exhibit Title TBA
July to August 2016

Oliver Brown XIX
Nov to Dec 2016
TBA - 6:30pm til 9pm

Subject To Change
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