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Leon Sarantos

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Lives in
Chicago

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
figurative, abstract, digital, photography, landscape, realism, Giclee prints landscape landscape drawing, non-objective, oil painting, portraits, still-lifes, cityscape painting

Statement

Artist Statement

I have often combined art, architecture and travel by painting local scenes and buildings.  My landscapes include paintings from scenes I encountered during a trip to Mexico, as well as a winter landscape inspired by skiing in the Chicago forest preserves, Winter Woods. I also enjoy painting cityscapes, still lifes, portraits and abstracts.  My recent cityscapes draw on my experiences, walking through the University of Chicago campus, picnicking at Botany Pond, and having a hot cup of coffee at the C-Shop on a winter's day.  

Education

B. Architecture, University of Michigan, College of Arts and Architecture, 1957 - 1963
Studies included drawing, composition, rendering and water color painting.

Additional Studies

Art Institute of Chicago, figure painting.
Hyde Park Art Center, oil painting, portraits, independent study with Darrell Roberts.

Publication

Blue Flowers At Botany Pond, Digital Art. Selected by editorial committee for inclusion in Art Takes Times Square, 2013.

Represented by Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, Indiana; CornerStone Art Gallery, Whiting, Indiana;  Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona;  Artfinder, London.

Member: Union Street Gallery Guild Artist; Artsia: The Society of International Artists.  Member and Gallery Director, 119th Street Artists.

Listed in Art World Chicago: Online Art Gallery.

Artwork in private collections:  In Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington and Russia. 

Art Exhibits

The Hyde Park Connection, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN. Curator, Leon Sarantos. 2014.  

South Lake Artist's Co-op Group Show, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, IN. 2014.

Artistic License, Regional juried exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Juror: Lou Shields. Third prize.  2013.

Networks: Solo Exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2013.

Fluidity, Regional juried exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill.  Curator: Renee Klyczek Nordstrom.  2013.

Insider Art, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill.  Curator: Jessica Segal.  2013

Ordinary Things, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Curator: Dawn Diamantopoulos. 2013.

Mad World, National juried exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill. Juror: Natalie Domchenko (Director: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago). 2013.

Artistic License, Regional juried exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Juror: Michael Kaysen, Museum Specialist, the Art Institute of Chicago.  2012.

International Streaming Festival 7th Edition, International juried exhibit, Isfth Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands.  Curator: Isfth Foundation.  2012.

A Love Affair With Colors, Solo Exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2012.

ArTConneKt International Exhibition, Oriel Bach Gallery, Swansea, UK.  Curator, Owen Martin.  2012.

69th Annual Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN. Juror: Daniel Schulman (Program Director, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs).  2012.

Value Volume Variety, Regional juried exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2012.

South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Ill.  Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.  2012.

CornerStone Photo Arts III, Regional juried exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting,  IN  Juror: Martin Martinez (Faculty, Fine Arts Department, Calumet College of Saint Joseph).  2012.

The Struggle for Art IV, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  Curator: Jim Panos.  2012.

South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago.  Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.  First prize.  2011.

Streaming Festival 6th Edition,  International juried exhibit, Isfth foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands. Curator: Isfth Foundation. 2011.

Real People, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Ill.  Juried National Exhibit.  Jurors: Dan Addington, Laura Kina, Rodger Bechtold.  2011.

Happiness Happens, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Curator: Dawn Diamantopoulos.  2011.

Art by Leon Sarantos, Solo Exhibit, Riverside Mall Theatre, North Riverside, Ill.  Curator: Claire Vartabedian.  2011.

Inside Out, Praksis Gallery, Chicago, Ill..  Curator: Bill Moran.  2011.

Reclaim Art:  Benefit for Howard Brown Health Center, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois.  Curator: Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski.  2011.

Value Volume Variety II, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  Jurors:  Robert Stanley, Jim Panos. Best of Show.  2011.

The Struggle for Art III - Art Non-Realiste, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting,  IN.  Curator: Jim Panos.  2011.

7 Deadly Sins, Studio 659, Whiting, IN.  Curator: Kathleen Ulm.  2011.

Vision Becomes Reality, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago.  Curator: Pam Hamilton.  2011.

5th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago. Curator: David Leigh.  2011.

Unfinished - Show Us What You’re Made Of, New Wave Cafe, Chicago, Curator: Tracy Kostenbader.   2010.

That Gargoyle on My Shoulder, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the University of Chicago, Curator:  Lorraine Brochu.   2009.

Invitational Student Exhibit, Hyde Park Art Center. Curator:  Darrell Roberts.  2008.  

Recognition & Awards

Third Prize, Artistic License Exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana, 2013.  

Best of Show Award, Value Volume Variety Exhibit, Cornerstone Gallery,  Whiting, Indiana, 2011.   

First Prize, South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

Artslant Showcase Winner, 2012, for Sunflowers In Vase;  2011, for Mexican Road Trip.

  

Recent Exhibits

Leon Sarantos participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2014 The Hyde Park Connection
CornerStone Art Gallery
 
Oct, 2013 Networks Exhibit
CornerStone Art Center and Gallery
 
Aug, 2013 Fluidity | Regional Juried Exhibit
Union Street Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Insider Art
Union Street Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Ordinary Things Exhibit At Studio 659
Studio 659
 
Mar, 2013 "Mad World" National Juried Exhibit
Union Street Gallery
 
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