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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A Pandemic Pause During the pandemic, most of the art shows my work was in were online-only, because that's what was happening, mostly. More recently, shows are returning to in person and I've been entering group shows, both here and in the U.K. Why the U.K.? Because...read more
Announcing the solo shows that are in the Glass Case Gallery at The Waste Shed! The Waste Shed is Chicago's premiere creative reuse store, specializing in art and craft materials, as well as supplies for teachers and general office supplies. They have diverted over...read more
Current and Upcoming Shows for the Angelica Kauffman Gallery Summer 2021 The pink Angelica Kauffman Dollhouse Art Center show is in the window at Calypso Moon Studio, 331B Harrison Street, in the Arts District, Oak Park, Illinois. June 2021 In June, the Glass Case...read more
After working with miniatures for 100 days in the 100 Day Project, and running a micro gallery, I thought I'd try my hand at making a room box. Here's a simple, modern room box, and of course I put art on the wall! What's in the Room Box? The box itself is a...read more
Alexandra Pierschalla sent this lovely little painting of a gray treefrog, proceeds from the sale of the painting go to FrogWatch USA. I asked Alexy to tell me more about FrogWatch, how she got involved, and how she came to paint frogs. About FrogWatch USA Did you...read more
A group of my photos is on exhibit at the Top Drawer, a division of the Tiny Cat Gallery in the UK! These photos are mostly from Cat Week during the 100 Day Project, when I did 100 Days of Photos with Miniatures. The images are mounted on foam core, and are wallet...read more
I've got the first show up in the very pink Dollhouse Art Center! It's part of the Angelica Kauffman Gallery family. I wanted to repaint the outside, I really did, but it has so many windows! So much trim work! I left it pink. Since it's an art center, there's a...read more
https://youtu.be/JOfGIpKDKss My kids and I made this super fun video, I hope you enjoy it! I served as the props department and helped set up back drops. Kids did acting, filming, editing, and wrote original music!read more
I named the micro galleries for Angelica Kauffman, Swiss painter, 1741-1807, who was financially successful and worked in the neoclassical style. Most of her career was in London and Rome. Why Angelica Kauffman? It’s a great name! And we wanted to draw more...read more
Mural Artists Invited to Participate in the Micro Gallery! I had an idea! I realized that "wall decals," the thin, low tack, removable "signs" that you can have made, would "read" as a mural on the outside walls of the micro galleries. I was thinking of a local...read more