Tall Grass Arts Association gallery hosts seven art shows each year.

Exhibitions are organized by various curators, and may be juried or invitational shows. 
The Gallery is open to the public and free of charge, including opening receptions and artist’s talks.
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00AM – 4:00PM
CLOSED: Sunday & Monday

Current Exhibition

May 18 - June 21, 2024

Upcoming Exhibitions

Our Gallery Shows!
Tony Abboreno, Ted Fuka, Jessica Smit Mattingly, Joan Quirke. Small Group Invitational. July 6 – August 10, 2024
August 24 -September 22, 2024
Large Group Invitational. October 12 -November 16, 2024
November 30, 2024 -January 4, 2025.

Past Exhibitions

Click on the dates below to see the exhibitions from the past.
*These are archived exhibitions and are not open for jury submissions.
Note 2015 does not have additional links



Works that symbolize or portray positive moments, acts, and attitudes plus fine arts and crafts for the holidays
Juried art show celebrating hand making processes. 2D and 3D original artwork which shows evidence of being made by the human hand – direct mark making and hand forming legacy processes (pre-1800).   
Curated by Gail Otterson and juried by Bill Wild and Gail Otterson

August 4 – September 17, 2017
Gallery Artists Annual Show. An invitational show of Tall Grass Juried Artists.

Works of Calm, Quiet and Restoration 
Invitational Show
Drawings, paintings and sculptures by Sherri Denault, Margie Glass-Sula and Patty McWilliams focusing on the interaction, complementing relationships and conversations between their works. Curated by Claudia Craemer.

April 28 – June 3
Invitational show of images of urban architecture and inner spaces by Jon W. Balke, Jennifer Cronin, Val Fischer, Pat Coffman Huss, Rosalyn Lyons, Bettyann Mocek, Dennis O’Malley, Carey Primeau, Carole Rose and John Spomar. Curated by Maureen Cribbs and Janet Muchnik.

Installation by Ohio artist Nathaniel Foley. Several medium to large scale sculptures in an installation format will transform the entire gallery space. Curated by Claudia Craemer.
Juried show of 2D and 3D artwork inspired by the flight of winged creatures. 
Juried and curated by Mary Bookwalter and Gail Otterson.


November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017 

Two concurrent exhibitions:
A Winter’s Tale
Six Regional Artists Interpret the Season
Curated by Claudia Craemer.
The Great Gift Gallery
Fine Art and Crafts for the Holidays
Curated by Janet Munchnik.

September 30 – November 5, 2016

Invitational Show of work by art faculty from area colleges – Kankakee, Joliet, Morraine Valley,Prairie State, South Suburban colleges, as well as Governor’s State and Olivet Nazarene universities.
Curated by Gail Otterson and Mary Bookwalter.

Gallery Artist Exhibition
An invitational show of Tall Grass Juried Artists. Curated by Janice Pratt.

June 17 – July 23, 2016

Invitational Show Work created predominantly in black & white media. The nine artists are Carol Weber, Mike Wasnowski, Joanne Venheizer, Sara Schleicher, Jennifer Moore, Corey Hagelberg, Jennifer Cronin, Michael Barnes, and Joanne Aono. Curated by Mary Bookwalter.

April 30 – June 4, 2016

Fifty-three artists present Images inspired by, derived from, portraying or interpreting plants. Works might accurately describe the beauty and mystery of the world of plants as well as create expressive, inventive or abstract responses to various stages and forms of plant life. Curated by Claudia Craemer and juried by Nikkole Huss and Claudia Craemer.    

Arts and Artifacts of Africa
Curated by Arthur Bourgeois

January 23 – February 27

Juried Show
Images that portray, interpret, or invent means and modes of travel or transportation
Curated by Deborah Craemer and Richard Schmidt

*Getting there does not have any additional information


Invitational Show
Tall Grass Juried Artists and Guests
Curated by Gisele Perreault
November 20 – January 9, 2015

Invitational Show
Maureen Andrews, Michael Chalice, Rexanne Coad, Julie Dekker, Kathleen Farrell and Mary Ann Trzyna
Contemporary Still Life
Curated by Claudia Craemer
October 2 – November 2, 2015

Invitational Show – Tall Grass Juried Artists
Curated by CouSandra Armstrong and Janice Pratt
August 7 – September 20, 2015

Invitational Show – Winners of Self Portrait Judging
Chawne Kimber, Laura Lein-Svencner, Chris Cicala and Alison Oakes
Curated by Ton Lanham
June 19 – July 25, 2015

Invitational Show
Works by Union Street Studio and Guild Artists
Curated by Claudia Craemer
May 2 – June 6, 2015

Invitational Show
Works by Jay Boersma and Mary Bookwalter
Photography and Printmaking
Curated by Roger Paris
March 6 – April 18, 2015

Invitational Show
Works by 25 artists of the Midwest Collage Society
Curated by Claudia Craemer
January 23 – February 28, 2015

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