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 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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The Angelica Kauffman Dollhouse Art Center!

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...

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Video: Alice in Galleryland!

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!  

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Call for Mini Murals!

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...

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