1st Friday Art Show at the Dole was voted 2014 – 2018 ‘one of the Best’ Galleries in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

1st Friday Art Show at the Dole – People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists, and the opportunities to purchase an original piece(s) of artwork. Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is proud to welcome the community to the 1st Friday Art Show from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

$5 Suggested Donation – Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside’s art, education, and community programs.

For more information contact Patty Bell, Marketing & Gallery Coordinator at 815-455-8000 or email her at Pbell@LakesideArtsPark.org.

Schedule of upcoming artist at 1st Friday Art Shows for 2018

January 26th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Closing Reception

  • 5th Annual D155 Art Show
  • SPARK
  • Central | South | Cary-Grove | Prairie Ridge | Haber Oaks

No Show February

March 2nd

  • Dole: Studio of McHenry
  • Sage: Immanuel Lutheran, Creative Arts
  • Hallway Gallery: Resident Partner Artists

April 6th

  • Dole: Lakeside Arts Park Artist Residences
  • Sage: Lakeside Arts Park Artist Residences

May 4th

  • Dole: D47
  • Sage: D47

June 1st – July

  • Sage Gallery: Felissa Onixt – Photographer
  • Dole Gallery: William Stone
  • Hallway Gallery: Community Show: Journal

NO SHOWS IN JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER

October 5th

  • Dole Gallery: Dangerous Lullabies IV Joe + Kathleen Isacson are curators 
  • Sage Gallery: Crystal Lake Camera Club
  • Hallway Gallery: Resident Partner Artists

November 2nd

  • Dole Gallery: Name the Unspoken
  • Sage Gallery: Glasso
  • Hallway Gallery: Community Show

December 7th

 

Past Gallery Exhibits

2017 Exhibits

January 27th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Closing Reception

  • 4rd Annual D155 Art Show
  • SPARK
  • Central | South | Cary-Grove | Prairie Ridge | Haber Oaks

February 3rd

  • Dole: C Glen Richardson: A Career in Design, A Life in Art
  • Sage: Patty Bell I Love (Blank) More Than You

March

  • Dole: Belgin Yucelen
  • Sage: Immanuel Lutheran, Creative Arts
  • Hall: Messiah Lutheran

April

  • Dole: Johana Moscoso
  • Sage: Arts in Action – Lakeside Arts Park Artist Residences

May

  • Dole: D47
  • Sage: D47

June 2nd – July

  • Sage & Lobby: Imaginative Nature(s) Show by Judy Rogers & Katherine Weber

NO SHOWS IN JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER

October 6th

  • Dole Gallery: Dangerous Lullabies III Joe + Kathleen Isacson are curators 
  • Sage Gallery: Paintings Syria’s Children: The Refugee Portrait Project
  • Hallway Gallery: Crystal Lake Camera Club

November 3rd

  • Dole Gallery: Viktor Farro: First Exhibition
  • Sage Gallery: “On the Road” Studio 2909’s
  • Hallway Gallery: Resident Partner Artists

December 1st

  • Dole Gallery: “Reflections and Shadows” Lakes Region Watercolor Guild
  • Sage Gallery: Janet Rieck
  • Hallway Gallery: Resident Partner Artists

 

2016 Exhibits

January 29th 2016 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Closing Reception

3rd Annual D155 Art Show
SPARK
Central | South | Cary-Grove | Prairie Ridge

February 5th 2016

  • Dole Gallery: Douglas Brull
  • Sage Gallery: Ruth Dudley-Carr
  • Hallway Gallery: Crystal Lake Camera Club

March 4th 2016

  • Dole Gallery: The Studio – McHenry
  • Sage Gallery: Creative Arts, Inc.
  • Hallway Gallery: Artist Partners

April 1st 2016

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Resident Artist Partners
  • Dole Gallery: Janet Kay – From Me 2 You Photography, and Ashley Rufino – Fine Art Portraiture
  • Sage Gallery: Johanna Gullick, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, and Dorothy Biris
    Music By: McHenry County Music Center and Roger Reupert Students
  • Sage Hallway Gallery – St Paul’s Christian Preschool

May 6th 2016

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: District 47 – Student Showcase
    Music By: District 47 – Student Showcase
  • Dole Mansion 2nd floor – Amber’s Art Place

June 3rd 2016

  • Sage Gallery: Pauline Parker
    Show Title: Pauline Parker: Watercolors and Narrative Quilts
  • Dole Gallery: Hossein Khandan
    Show Title: Tranquil Tempo
    No 1st Friday Art Show in July.

August 5th 2016

  • Sage Gallery: Xiong Xuan
    Show Title: Rite of Spring
  • Dole Gallery: The Art Cloth Network
    Show Title: Material View: An Exhibit of the Art Cloth Network

    • Deborah Weir
    • Connie Tiegel
    • Priscilla Smith
    • Wrenn Slocum
    • Barbara Schneider
    • Russ Little
    • Joy Nebo Lavrencik
    • Mary Ellen Latino
    • Judy Langille
    • Barbara James
    • Dianne Koppish Hricko

September 2nd 2016

  • Sage Gallery: Group Show
    Show Title: Johanna Gullick Studio Student Exhibition
  • Dole Gallery: Antonia Posey
    Show Title: The Working Poor

October 7th 2016

  • Dole Gallery: Group Show
    Show Title: Dangerous Lullabies II

November 4th 2016

  • Dole Gallery: Call for Art: 100 Years of Women in Government – Apply Today
  • Sage Gallery: Jeanine Hill-Soldner “Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service

December 2nd 2016

  • Dole Gallery: Sara Risley | Disturbances in the Field
  • Sage Gallery: Lake Region Watercolor Guild | Watercolors of Winter
2015 Exhibits

January

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: District 155 High Schools – Student Show

February

  • Sage Gallery: Feeding Time – Mary Telfer
    Style of Artwork: Mix Media
  • Dole Gallery: ‘Marvelous Living Things’
    • Connie Sonnenberg – ‘A Reality’
    • Kendall Wallor – ‘A Fantasy’
    • Style of Artwork: Painting and Drawings

March

  • Dole Gallery: The Studio Art School of McHenry
  • Sage Gallery: Creative Arts, Inc. Student Showcase

April

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Art & Music in Action: The Passport to Creativity
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Resident Artists

May

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Crystal Lake District 47 – Student Show
    2nd Floor of the Historic Dole Mansion Exhibit: Amber’s Art Place
    Lobby Exhibit: Alexander Leigh Center for Autism

June

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Energy and Movement – Colorful Montana Morrison Retrospective
    Style of Artwork: Impressionist Painting
  • Sage Gallery: Cessation – Terrance A. Maule
    Style of Artwork: Abstract, post-impressionist style

August

  • Dole Gallery: Painting with Fire: Encaustic Art
    Style of Artwork: Encaustic
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Carol Hamilton
    • Laura LaRue
    • Josie Mintz
    • Vicki Senn
  • Dole Gallery: Blue Eagle Pottery – Robert Blue
    Style of Artwork: Ceramics
  • Sage Gallery: “Explocion de vida” translated as “Life explosion” – Gaby Silva Bavio
    Style of Artwork: Painting

September

  • Sage Gallery: Sharon Settles
    Style of Artwork: Paintings
  • Dole Gallery: “Es-scapes”
    Style of Artwork: Paintings
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Cathy Enthof
    • Cathy Fugatt
    • Sandy Giordano
    • Janet Rauchenberger
    • Karyl Shields
  • 2nd Floor of the Dole: Rebecca Kautz
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Drawings, and Mix Media

October

  • Dole Gallery: Dangerous Lullabies
    Curated by: Kathleen Isacson
    Exhibiting Artists: Kathleen Isacson and Associate Artists
    Style of Artwork:Painting, Encaustic, Pen and Ink Drawings, Mixed Media & 3D Sculpture Installation.
  • Sage Gallery: Autumn’s Palette – The Lake Region Watercolor Guild
    Style of Artwork: Watercolor paintings

November

  • Dole Gallery: Community Partners Wellness Network
  • Sage Gallery: UNLOCKED
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Mix Media, and 3D Wood Sculptures
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Ed Lehman
    • Sandra Ferguson
    • Sue Mazur

December

Guests will experience a special Christmastime 1st Friday Art Show. The art show includes a Christmas tree lighting, entertainment by Summers Academy of Dance School of the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, and 4 Strings Attached Martin Lopez.

  • Dole Gallery Exhibit: The Gifts The Studio – McHenry, students of David R. Becker
    Style of Artwork: Watercolor
  • Sage Gallery Exhibit: ‘Winter Sentiments’ a works inspired by the season
    Style of Artwork: Photography, Painting, Mix Media and Others
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Angela Boe
    • Antonia Posey
    • Beth Markko
    • Betty Schmidt
    • Carol Hamilton
    • Cindy Lesperance
    • Denise Hoover
    • Emily Yantis
    • James Mansfield
    • Jeff Beckler
    • Judith Hollister
    • Kathie Stevens
    • Lauri Novak
    • Patty Bell
    • Rolley Bateman
    • Ryan Lee
    • Susan Bergquist
    • Teresa Guardi
2014 Exhibits

January

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: District 155 High Schools – Student Show

February

  • Sage Gallery: Eight Years: Beyond the Studio: A Retrospective Solo Exhibit – Jeanine Hill-Soldner
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Drawing
  • Dole Gallery: “Fringes”
    Curator, Jeanine Hill-Soldner
    Style of Artwork: Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture Installation, Photography
    Exhibiting Artists: Chicago Woman Coalition Artist

    • Pauline Kochanski
    • Sandie Bacon
    • Andrea Harris
    • Laura Cerf- Dahl
    • Judith Roth
    • BettyAnn Mocek
    • Cynthia Vaicunus
    • Bert Leveille

March

  • Sage Gallery: Creative Arts, Inc. Student Showcase
  • Dole Gallery: Asymptotes “New Space” – Terrance Maule
    Style of Artwork: Painting and Mix Media

April

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Art & Music in Action: The Passport to Creativity
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Resident Artist

May

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Crystal Lake District 47 Student Show

June

  • Sage Gallery: Color Splash – Lakes Region Watercolor Guild
  • Dole Gallery: Divergent Roads – Watercooler Sisters

August

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Architecture & Landscapes
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Encaustic, Pen and Ink Drawings, Mixed Media, & 3D Sculpture Installation.
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Jun Chen of China
    • Christian Migala
    • Kip Pasta
    • Carol Hamilton
    • Mary Mariutto
    • Pauline Kochanski
    • Peggy Gannon
    • Terry Young
    • Terrance Maule

September

  • Dole Gallery: Intersect – a thematic collection based on a selection of language
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Encaustic, Mixed Media & 3D Sculpture Installation.
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Carol Hamilton
    • Kathleen Isacson
    • Angela Swan
    • Jeff Sevener
    • Joe Isacson
  • Sage Gallery: Hard Edge – Both a title and a description of the artworks presented
    Style of Artwork: Graphic Design, Drawing
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Corey McCullar
    • Andrew Schulte
    • James Brown
    • Kayti Sault

October

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: “Out of the Box” – Invitational Alternative Photography Show
    Curated by Nancy Merkling, Kim Holz, and Emily Burchard
    Style of Artwork: Alternative Photography
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Lisa Davids
    • Nancy Merkling
    • Bob Marckese
    • Emily Burchard
    • Kim Holz
    • Jake Moreland
    • Art Hand
    • Robin Luther
    • Ang Pugliese
    • Lucas Shaffer

November

  • Sage Gallery: Future… What it means to us – Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
  • Dole Gallery: Mchenry County Mental Health Board – Community Partners Exhibit

December

  • Sage Gallery: ‘Winter Sentiments’ – Juried Show
    Style of Artwork: Photography, Painting, Mix Media and Others
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Karyl Shields
    • Mary Telfer
    • Christopher Trent
    • Gary Wahl
    • JoEllen Weingart
    • Terrance Young
    • Monica Stanton
    • Veronica Potter
    • Sharon Settles
    • Rolley Bateman
    • Barbara Sistak Baur
    • Patty Bell
    • Renee Betancourt
    • Elizabeth Braun
    • Dorothy Carringi
    • Carol Hamilton
    • Tara Kopp
    • Joseph Kozenczak
    • Terrance Maule
    • Betty Schmidt
  • Dole Gallery: ‘Reflections: Color, Movement and Pattern’ – Barbara Schneider
    Style of Artwork: Fiber Art
2013 Exhibits

February

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Midnight Fields – Kendall Wallor & Connie Sonnenberg
    Style of Artwork: Oils and Acrylics Paining

March

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Art & Music in Action: The Passport to Creativity
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Resident Artists

April

  • Dole Gallery: Inside the Box – Joe & Kathleen Isacson
    Style of Artwork: Mixed Media & 3D Sculpture installation.
  • Sage Gallery: Motion
    Style of Artwork: Dance, floral installation, Photography, wood block print making, 3D sculpture installations.
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Nancy Merkling
    • Angela Swan
    • Patricia Bell
    • Alfred Stark
    • Janet Kay
    • John Regan of Twisted Stem

May

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Crystal Lake District 47 – Student Show
    2nd Floor of the Dole: Creative Arts, Inc. – Student Showcase

June

  • Sage Gallery: A Good Riddance – Gabriel Karagianis
    Style of Artwork: Painting
  • Dole Gallery: Ars Verborum ‘the Arts of Words’ – Carol Hamilion
    Style of Artwork: Encaustic

August

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Art Behind the Ink – Tattoo Show
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Keith Schubert
    • Andrea Smyth
    • Erick Bullock
    • Mike DeBoer
    • Chuy Gomez
    • John Cackler
    • Juan Silva
    • Joe Schaumann
    • Carrie Mackay
    • Nikk Dycha
    • Brandy Gisela

September

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Visage Out of the Ordinary Portraits – Juried Show
    Style of Artwork: Painting, Photography, Mix Media & 3D sculptures installation.
    Exhibiting Artists:

    • Jeff Sevener
    • Angela Swan
    • Diane Hynes
    • Jessica Dvoracek
    • Doug Manley
    • Cole Hauschildt
    • Mary Ann Telfer
    • Jorian Lewke
    • Ginnie Lange
    • Ilma Udrenas
    • Chris Dowell
    • Lindsay Manzella
    • April Bowers
    • Connie Sonnenberg

October

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: A Journey: Two Views A Life with Cancer The Art and Words of Two Artist – Janette Maley & Art Hands
    Style of Artwork: Photography

November

  • Sage Gallery: Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
  • Dole Gallery: Mchenry County Mental Health Board – Community Partners Exhibit

December

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Lake Region Watercolor Guild