to Aug 9

Forgotten Illinois - Group Art Exhibit

CAVA and the North Shore Art League are hosting this joint event especially to showcase artwork that sheds light on significant but sometimes overlooked or obscure events in the history of Illinois. This unique exhibition will feature paintings, prints, photography, drawings, fiber art, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. Each thoughtfully created artwork will tell a story, interpret an event, or reveal new insights about Illinois' history from a twenty-first century perspective.

Opening reception: Thursday, July 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

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1:00 PM13:00

Art & Poetry Event

Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild, this is always a very popular event. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. The Illinois State Poetry society authors will draw inspiration from art submitted by the Downers Grove artists and read their original poems out loud as each one is shown.

Dorothy will be participating as both an author and an artist.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Parking is free in the lot or on the street.

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to Apr 14

Pop-Up Gallery for the DG Artist's Guild

  • Storefront - Next to the LaGrange Art League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Friday, April 4th, 6pm to 9pm Free to the public, refreshments will be served.


Friday, 11:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday, April 13th, 11:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday, April 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Parking is free in the lot across the street, or on the street, three hour limit.

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to Apr 29

Best of the Best Art Exhibit

  • Mayslake Peabody Estate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy the best of award winning works from the members of twelve local art leagues who have distinguished themselves over the past year. In this exhibition, Dorothy represents the Midwest Collage Society and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild with one artwork from each.

Please join us for a free two-hour reception on April 4 at 6 p.m.

All ages are welcome. Attendance is free. Parking is free.

HOURS: Mondays 9am to 3pm, Tuesdays 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays 9am to 3pm, Thu 9am to 3pm, Fridays 9am to 3pm, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, Sundays CLOSED

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to Nov 18

Miami International Book Fair

  • Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.

During Street Fair weekend, November 16-18, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.

Dorothy Bury Shaw will be represented by Author’s Press for this event. She will be on hand in the Author’s Press booth all day Saturday, November 17th, for book signings and conversation! She will also be interviewed about her book. Stay tuned for the link to that!

The first Miami Book Fair, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then, it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival.

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to Nov 26

Naming the Unspoken - Fine Art and Poetry Exhibit

  • Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole Mansion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Naming the Unspoken explores the inexplicable connection between image and word. Writers have created poems and written pieces inspired by the artwork included in this exhibition, which will be displayed next to the visual pieces that inspired them.

Curated by Joe and Kathleen Isacson in partnership with the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Dorothy Bury Shaw has written poems inspired by the art created by six different artists featured in this exhibit.

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to Nov 3

If You Only Knew - National Invitational Fine Art Exhibition

If You Only Knew breaks down the barriers between artist and viewer through letters personally written by each artist. Steeped in mystery and surprise, these letters hold the key to unlocking revelations about each artist and the work they have created. Whether funny, heartfelt, shocking, or private, it is up to the visitors to discover what lies behind the art displayed before them. Who knows what mysteries await?

Hosted by the Freeport Art Museum. Curated by Joe and Kathleen Isacson.

Dorothy Bury Shaw’s poignant painting, Tender Mercies, is featured in this exhibit.

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to Aug 19

Wine & Art Walk

Located near the Visitor’s Center, this juried fair is located along the paved trail surrounded beautiful Meadow Lake.  Art must have a nature theme.  This is Dorothy’s third year here.  It’s one of her favorite events. Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm.


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7:00 PM19:00

Starline Factory Gallery – “Fourth Friday” Event

“4th Fridays” at The Starline is a regional art event held in the beautiful, historic Starline Factory in Harvard, Illinois. “4th Fridays” rocks the world of art events with a juried mixed art exhibit, juried photo contest, featured artist solo exhibit, vendor artists in the lower level, open Starline artist studios, live music on all 3 levels and a cash bar for beer, wine and mixed drinks. On this date, Dorothy Bury Shaw will be the guest artist.

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to Apr 7

Prairie View Fine Arts Invitational

  • DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This indoor annual event features regional, hand-picked artists, in a relaxed, fun setting.  Dorothy was very excited to be invited and is looking forward to meeting all who come.

Friday    April 6  5:00 – 9:00 PM
Champagne Reception                                       

Saturday   April 7   10:00 – 5:00 PM
Soup Lunch in Main Hall


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to Jun 26

Artist in Residence

  • Indian Prairie Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In celebration of the library’s 30th anniversary, four local artists have been invited to create their work in the library. Dorothy Bury Show is pleased to be selected for the second quarter.  Watch as her masterpieces unfold.

Tues.  4/3    1-3 PM
Tues   4/10  1-3 PM
Tues   4/17  1-3 PM  

Tues.  5/1    1-3 PM  
Tues.  5/8    1-3 PM
Tues.  5/15  1-3 PM
Tues.  5/22  1-3 PM

Tues.  6/5    1-3 PM
Tues.  6/12  1-3 PM
Tues   6/26  1-3 PM


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