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Pam  Martinez created this marbled design in memory of Pam Houcek, a long time member of Sumi-e Midwest who past away recently.



The Gallery
202 E. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lake Forest, IL

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Sumi-e Workshops
Explore sumi-e, the ancient art of Japanese ink painting. Individualized instruction is provided. Beginners will learn to use Japanese painting equipment and the techniques used to paint classic nature subjects such as bamboo, chrysanthemums, and plums.
Instructor: Kay Thomas
  • For Beginners/Continuing Students
    Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 1 – 4 pm
  • For Continuing Students
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 1 – 4 pm
Cost: $50 per workshop | JASC Members: $40 per workshop
Supplies for Sumi-e (limited quantity will be available for purchase in class): 1 Ink Stick and Ink Stone or 1 Bottle Japanese Black Ink, 1 Medium Japanese Brush, and 1 Medium Pad Rice Paper (Hosho) 9″ x 12″. Sumi-e supplies can be purchased online at: (1.800.827.8478). KF black ink 2oz – Catalogue #78130. Sumi-e sketch pad – Catalogue #17373.

Sumi-e workshops will be held at the JASC. Click here to register or contact Kay Kawaguchi 773.275.0097 x226 at

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Summer Celebration Show
Party with the
Artists on:
Friday July 7, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Gallery
202 E. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lake Forest, IL
Show ends on
August 5, 2017
Exhibiting Artists:
Names with links will take you to their website.
Jacquie Blatchford  –  Carol Breyer  –

Paulette Colo – Nancy Dewar – Nancy Dini – Liz Jensen – Sandy Kalas, Meredith Kopelman – Elizabeth McKenna – Doris Monti – Mary Neely – Edie Ottoman  Risher – Trudy Rosell – Les Scott – Amy Segami – Juliana Sheehan –  Nancy Strahinic  –  Dan Sylvester – Kay Thomas – Stacy Vermylen


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This painting was accepted by judge Nan Liu for the 2017 Sumi-e  Society of America Juried Exhibition at the Le Moyne Center, 125 N. Gadsden St. Tallahassee, Florida. It will be on display through July.