Elaine Luther

Elaine Luther

Artist, Writer

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.

Check out our newest greeting cards & stickers in our online shop, Totally Legit Card Co.!

Totally Legit Card Co. Product Selection, rows of cards and stickers by Elaine Luther, Betsy Zacsek and Maria Romero Luther

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New Art in Matchboxes by Elaine Luther

How the Matchbox Art Came to Be I had both little tiny model railroad people and time cards in my studio.  And a box of 50 empty matchboxes, so naturally, I combined them!  First, I made Salaryman, naturally, he's got the Monday timecard. Folks encouraged me to make...

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Summer Project: Weaving Potholder Rugs

For this summer's version of Camp Quarantine, we're doing larger projects that take a bit longer. You may remember from last year's blog posts that I would put the day's craft, game, or activity in a trunk we have in the basement, and the young camper could go and...

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New Shows and Features!

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...

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Micro Galleries at the Glass Case Gallery

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...

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Making a Room Box

  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...

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Painting Frogs and FrogWatch USA

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...

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