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Recent Geneva, IL Art Fair Draws Talented Artists & a Good Crowd...Take a peek!

ArtDespiteCenter | Despite the dicey weekend weather of Saturday, 7/23/22 and Sunday, 7/24/22, the annual Geneva Art Fair generated a healthy attendance once the storm clouds cleared. Around 117 artists working in all mediums from many different states across the country, participated. Here's a quick peek below at just a few that caught Art BEAT's eye. Watch this site for in-depth stories about them all in the weeks ahead. And be sure to mark your calendars to attend next year -- it's a quality show not to be missed!

Lisa Mote's vibrant, large scale, and textural art glass will stop you in its tracks! Traveling here from Newborn, Georgia, her commissioned work can be found in lobbies and vestibules of corporations and hospitals -- absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Mote... Check out

Mina Hsing specializes in Chinese brush stroke on hand-made rice paper that she "crumples" for texture and then covers in gold. Her interpretation of cherry blossoms is delicate and sweeping with a story of life behind it. Stay tuned for an in-depth feature about her soon!

Another view of Mina's stunning work!

Anna Winette's Repke's Fiber Art is like a textured painting. Some are tucked into handmade frames created by her husband -- a skilled professional carpenter -- who specialized in crafting intricate woodwork found in high-end homes.

Anna Winette Repke of Chilicothe, IL lists workshops and classes on her website:

License plates?!?!?! Yup, meet Derek Christensen who maintains a studio and gallery in Chicago. His stunning, textural work keeps him busy with tin snips creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly original.

Benjamin F. Calvert III is a third-generation printmaker. His woodblock printing art is bold on interesting, artisanal papers that support ink well. Learn more about this type of artwork during his upcoming demonstration at the Bloomindale Artists Association on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Learn more here: Save the Date: Bloomingdale Artists Association Wed. Oct. 12 at 6:30pm for Relief Print Making (

Did you know the difference between porcelain and stoneware -- less iron! Porcelain may look and feel delicate, but it is sturdy and holds shapes well. Roberta Polfus creates this wheel-thrown and hand-built grolleg porcelain, altered, carved and sprigged. It is fired to 2,340-degrees F in a gas kiln! Look for her at

Jacqueline Bevan of Jacqueline Bevan Studio combines collage and paint for an interesting effect that brings nature up close.

More of Bevan's eye-catching nature-themed artwork.

Couldn't help but admire how color coordinated Tara Keating was to her own artwork!! Attend her August 6, 2022 reception for her paintings at the Ford Calumet Environmental Center in Big Marsh Park, 11559 S. Stony Island Avenue in Chicago, IL. More info at

Al and Luanne Sievers, Batavia, IL take a graphic approach to stained glass where all the necessary structural lines of the work are an integral part of their unique designs. Find more at:


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