Welcome, I’m Elaine.
I make art, write about art and teach people how to teach art. I also give speeches, such as Studio Rules! Find out more about me.
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I do things besides the micro gallery, I swear! Twice this year, I was an award-giving artist, giving out an Award for the Perfect Tweet, and one for an Exhausted Empath. The empath in question asked if the award could live with them, and of course I said yes, so then...read more
Whew, what an amazing year it’s been for the Angelica Kauffman Galleries! We started with a single 12” x 12” box gallery and ended the year with a huge show of multiple galleries at the Orland Park Public Library: 5 box galleries, 1 wine crate turned loft, 1 cigar...read more
Piney Woods Atlas: Volume III by Alicia Toldi and Carolina Porras What fun to order a book, a physical book, that was then printed just for me and I had to wait a couple of weeks for it to arrive, I'm not used to that level of waiting or anticipation anymore. I...read more
A Show of Medals New medals that you wouldn't want to earn have joined the series and are out on public display for the first time anywhere. Six of the nine total medals are in the display case, second floor, at the Orland Park Public Library through the end of...read more
Call for solo shows in 1:12 miniature art galleries, The Angelica Kauffman Galleries Booking now for 2022 for solo shows that last 3-4 weeks. Shows are presented on Instagram on the @AngelicaKauffmanGallery account and include mini interviews with the solo artist. By...read more
I heard on a podcast (Stuff You Missed in History Class) about a study done by the Department of Home Economics on housework. Yes, the U.S. government used to have a Department of Home Economics! The study report was called, “Is the Modern Housewife a Lady of...read more
Do you have a friend with a sympathetic face? Or maybe you're that person - people instantly feel they can trust you, and they talk your ear off. You wish they'd stop because frankly, it's exhausting. I have a friend like that, and I made this "Medal that You Wouldn't...read more
Whew! We're installed! If you're in Chicagoland, you can visit this outdoor micro gallery in person! It's installed at 527 S. Humphrey Ave., in Oak Park, IL as part of the Terrain Biennial! Terrain runs October 2 through November 15, though the piece is already up and...read more
The Back Story on The Perfect Tweet Here is the tweet, which someone else declared perfect: I whipped up an award for The Perfect Tweet, because medals and awards are a thing that I do. Variations on a Theme I also tried the award out with a skeleton, purchased just...read more
Somebody needed to do it, and for some reason, I decided it would be me who made an easy to use list of all the Free Little Art Galleries in the United States and Canada. I may add Europe and the rest of the world, but first I have to get through California! Lots and...read more