Wright Gallery

Wright Gallery Fine art gallery located in the College of Lake County. Interested in becoming a member? Contact: 847-543-2240
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The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a major cultural resource for artists and Lake County residents alike. Established by the College of Lake County Foundation in 1981, the gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County. The gallery promotes tours and educational programs in conjunction with its exhibitions. The Artcetera Gallery and Sales Shop adjacent to the main gallery space is also featured on this page. The spaces are adjacent to one another and mutually support the interests of local and national artists. Exhibitions The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art presents eight exhibits throughout the year, three of which feature Lake County artists. The fall season starts with Recent Works, a juried competition for Lake County artists with cash awards and purchase prizes. January offers a group exhibit open to all Artist Members of the gallery. The CLC Student Art Competition in the spring provides a venue for college art students to professionally display and possibly sell their works. Five other exhibits throughout the year include critically acclaimed artists whose diverse expressions create the opportunity to broaden and perhaps even challenge the community at large. Talks and Art Walks Gallery Talks are guided tours of current gallery exhibitions. Art Walks are campus walking tours of CLC Art Collection Highlights. Both Tours last about 45 minutes. Tours are available free-of-charge to groups of children and adults. We recommend that you schedule your group tour at least three weeks in advance by writing to the Art Gallery Curator or calling (847) 543-2240. About Friends of the Gallery Memberships The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is funded in part through Friends of the Gallery donations. Memberships are available for artist and non-artist supporters of the gallery. Friends of the Gallery Membership Benefits: Invitations to opening night gallery receptions A year-round 10 percent discount in the gallery gift shop, Artcetera Gallery A 10% discount on Holiday Art Sale purchases A College of Lake County events calendar Advance notice of CLC Foundation events If you are interested in becoming a member, please call (847)543-2240 . Mailing List Subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/rYet5

Calling All Artists in Lake County!There are only 6 more days left to apply for Recent Works 2015.Application deadline: ...
09/14/2015
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Calling All Artists in Lake County!
There are only 6 more days left to apply for Recent Works 2015.
Application deadline: September 20 11:59 pm.
Robert Wright Gallery / College of Lake County.
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented.
Purchase awards will also be bestowed.
Don't delay - enter today!

Calling All Artists!Recent Works 2015Application deadline: Sunday, September 20Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presen...
09/08/2015
Call Detail

Calling All Artists!
Recent Works 2015
Application deadline: Sunday, September 20
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented.
Purchase awards will also be bestowed.
Robert Wright Gallery/College of Lake County
Don't delay - enter today!

Calling All Artists!Recent Works 2015Application deadline: Sunday, September 20Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presen...
09/01/2015
Call Detail

Calling All Artists!
Recent Works 2015
Application deadline: Sunday, September 20
Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented.
Purchase awards will also be bestowed.
Robert Wright Gallery/College of Lake County
Don't delay - enter today!

Call for EntriesRecent WorksRobert Wright GalleryCollege of Lake County
08/25/2015
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Call for Entries
Recent Works
Robert Wright GalleryCollege of Lake County

Art Gallery announces 2015-16 exhibit schedule
08/17/2015
Art Gallery announces 2015-16 exhibit schedule

Art Gallery announces 2015-16 exhibit schedule

Seven diverse art exhibitions of paintings, clay, sculpture, photography and more are planned for the 2015-16 season at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. The exhibits feature work by well-known Chicago area artists as well as exhibits by members of the gallery,…

Time and AgainMaureen FritchenJuly 10 to August 16, 2015Opening reception Friday, July 10, 7-9 p.m.Free and open to the ...
07/07/2015
July 10 to Aug. 16: New art exhibit by Maureen Fritchen

Time and Again
Maureen Fritchen

July 10 to August 16, 2015

Opening reception Friday, July 10, 7-9 p.m.
Free and open to the public, with live music and refreshments.

Please park in Lot 1 and enter the Technology Building at door T1.

A new exhibit of paintings called “Time and Again” featuring works by Maureen Fritchen will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 16 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC in Grayslake.

Oakton Community College - Women Artists Sought for Juried Exhibition about Feminism Through the...
06/10/2015
Oakton Community College - Women Artists Sought for Juried Exhibition about Feminism Through the...

Oakton Community College - Women Artists Sought for Juried Exhibition about Feminism Through the...

(June 9, 2015) Professional artists who self identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for Feminism Across the Generations by Monday, August 10. Entry is free. This juried art exhibition, sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women’s and Gender S…

New photo exhibit at CLC Art Gallery explores life along U.S. 20
05/18/2015
New photo exhibit at CLC Art Gallery explores life along U.S. 20

New photo exhibit at CLC Art Gallery explores life along U.S. 20

A new photography exhibit called “20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway” will be on display at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County from May 22 through June 26.

March 10: Seventh Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser to fight hunger
03/09/2015
March 10: Seventh Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser to fight hunger

March 10: Seventh Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser to fight hunger

Students studying ceramic art and food preparation are teaming up again to fight hunger in the Sixth Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, to be held at the College of Lake County Main Lobby, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Proceeds will benefit the Northern…

03/02/2015
Artcetera Gallery Blog

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and came to the opening of Serviceability in the Robert Wright Gallery/College of Lake County. You can view our digital catalog at:
http://artceteragallery.blogspot.com/

On the Artcetera Blog page click on the tab labeled Serviceability.

Nov. 14 to Dec. 14: CLC faculty art on display in gallery
11/04/2014
Nov. 14 to Dec. 14: CLC faculty art on display in gallery

Nov. 14 to Dec. 14: CLC faculty art on display in gallery

A large variety of visually sophisticated and conceptually engaging artwork created by College of Lake County full-time and adjunct art faculty members will be on display from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m.…

Recent Works submission deadline extended to Friday, Sept. 12 @11p.m.
08/26/2014
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Recent Works submission deadline extended to Friday, Sept. 12 @11p.m.

Doug Jeppesen, Associate Professor of Art at Waubonsee Community CollegeNina Weiss, Adjuct Professor at Columbia College, Chicago

New CLC exhibit features paintings by Chicago artist Esperanza Gama
08/04/2014
New CLC exhibit features paintings by Chicago artist Esperanza Gama

New CLC exhibit features paintings by Chicago artist Esperanza Gama

A new exhibit of paintings called Esperanza Gama: A Series of Memories, will be on display at the College of Lake County's Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art from Aug. 14 to Sept. 28. An opening reception with refreshments and live music, which is free and open to the public, will be held fro…

07/21/2014
Steven Jones & Jane Ellefson: Hanging It Up

This is the last week to view the painting exhibition of Steve Jones & Jane Ellefson "Hanging It Up" in the Wright Gallery at the College of Lake County.

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This show is a "Must See"!

Still life paintings by College of Lake County gallerists, Steven Jones and Jane Ellefson

06/30/2014
Steven Jones & Jane Ellefson: Hanging It Up

Come and view the exquisite still life paintings of Steven Jones and Jane Ellefson on exhibit in the Robert Wright Gallery, College of Lake County - June 27 to July 25.

Here is the online catalog: Hanging It Up

Still life paintings by College of Lake County gallerists, Steven Jones and Jane Ellefson

03/29/2014

What are others saying about a recent turn of events that will affect Wright Gallery?
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Speaking as a Lake County artist, former art teacher and resident, I am grateful to have had local access to years and years of outstanding exhibits at CLC, as well as opportunities to exhibit artwork. CLC has been a strong supporter of the visual arts for 30 years and the Wright Gallery has been run at a very professional level for many years thanks to Steve Jones and Jane Ellefson. At the time of their approaching retirement, the College of Lake County has announced that they will not fill their positions in order to save costs. I think CLC has made a very negative and costly decision. This is a real loss for the Lake County art community and the community at large. Very disappointed in my community college.
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So the Robert Wright Gallery at College of Lake County is retiring the curators and not filling their positions. These were professionals who got nationally-known, innovative artists to exhibit in Grayslake - no mean feat, that! The gallery also sponsored charity fundraisers and student shows. Why the administration would screw up one of the premier cultural experiences in western Lake County is just beyond me. What do you think?
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What are they thinking? Oh wait, they're NOT thinking! Obviously the administration has no idea what a primo gallery they have and absolutely no concept of all the years it took to establish it as such. Makes me sick.
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I have long enjoyed and appreciated that gallery! I was surprised and joyed by its quality, and told lots of folks about it. I found inspiration there. It added quality to my experience as a student there. Further, I would be happy to sign a petition or help raise a fuss on here to keep it going.
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Short-sighted and ignorant. A true loss for the college and the broader community of Lake County.
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03/29/2014
Embellished Surface: Image and Pattern on Clay

This show has won international acclaim and is featured in "Ceramics Monthly." Plan your visit before it closes April 6.
And, please take a moment to voice your support for Wright Gallery.

College of Lake County exhibits the work of 20 nationally prominent ceramics artists.

Wright Gallery got a mention in the Chicago Trib!
03/13/2014
Feb. 28: National Invitational Ceramics exhibit opens at CLC

Wright Gallery got a mention in the Chicago Trib!

“Embellished Surface: Image and Pattern on Clay,” a national invitational ceramics exhibit, will open at the College of Lake County on Friday, Feb. 28 and run through April 6. The exhibit will kick off with a reception on Feb. 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of...

03/10/2014
The Cup II Catalog

Our very popular Cup II exhibition has sold many of the cups already... to as far away as the UK!

Artcetera Gallery

06/12/2013
Bonnie Peterson and Diane Cooper TEXTILES

Take a look through the current Bonnie Peterson and Diane Cooper exhibition! http://bit.ly/11WFSMn

Michigan artist Bonnie Peterson uses embroidery on textiles. Diane Cooper displays a Japanese aesthetic in her work. On display in wright gallery May 24th - may…

05/08/2013

What a beautiful day! Enjoy the Student Art Exhibition in it's last days. Then, hop across the Atrium to the Zen Garden. An afternoon of art and nature appreciation awaits you at CLC.

Address

19351 West Washington Street, Inside The Learning Resource Center
Grayslake, IL
60030

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:30
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(847) 543-2240

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