Artist Exhibitions

New Art Exhibition

"Barrington & Chicago in Living Color" 
         by Mort Luby

Opening of the Art Exhibition,"Barrington & Chicago in Living color"
 August 15th, 2015.

Mort Luby


Mort Luby has won more than 40 awards in major regional and national exhibitions, including five best-of-show citations.


His work is displayed in corporate, government and personal collections in more than 20 nations around the world.


Mort is represented by eight galleries in Hawaii and northern Illinois. Ten one-man shows have celebrated his work.


He has studied art at the Universities of Notre Dame (he graduated in 1953 with a degree in fine art) and Wisconsin as well as the Scottsdale Artists School and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Mort has participated in workshops with many of America's leading painters, including Charles Movali, Romel de la Torre, Bridget Austin, Clyde Aspevig, Phil Kantz, Margaret Kessler, Robert Hoffman, Gregg Kruetz and others.


He is a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy, the Plein Air Painters of Maui, the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, the Valley Art Club and others.


Mort works in watercolor and oil in his studios in Carpentersville IL and Haiku HI.




 Photographic artist, Painter, Poet

Exhibition "RECOLLECTIONS" by Fedja Soretic.

La Citadelle Art Gallery will hold an Exhibition till September 16th, 2013.

This Exhibition showcase paintings of Hilandar and landscapes of Srem, Paris and Florida, governed 
principally by impressions from plain-air.
Soretic is inspired by the lively aspect of broad fields of Vojvodina, the landscapes of Srem in different seasons of the year and different cycles of nature.

" An inspired, creative work in painting demands a daily exercise of the spirit, a constant and incessant listening to one's own self, a search for hidden impulses in the depths of one's being, for specific and peculiar shapes."

                                     "Art is natural process, just like life. Art must be lived."                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fedja Soretic

Collections of Hilandar motifs reveals the mastery of a devoted artist.

La Citadelle Gallery is a part of NFP organization that promotes local and international artists. 

On its walls  are showcased original paintings by prominent artists from Europe alongside local Mid-Western American photographers, sculptors and painters.

Our mission is to use art as a vector to connect the nations by sharing culture, thoughts, ideas and creations.

We always welcome art sponsors and supporters.  

Hours: Th, Fr, Saturday from noon - 6:00PM or by appointment for private viewing.
Contact : Vesna Boscovic, cell: 224-622-9578
La Citadelle Art Gallery
Arboretum of South Barrington, Unit H-45 (next to Permida Home)
100 West Higgins Road
South Barrington IL 60010 

Exhibition by Mary Bernd


NUANCE NIGHT with Barrington High School

La Citadelle NFP Art Gallery in the Arboretum of South Barrington, in corporation with Barrington High School, will be hosting Nuance Night this Friday, May 17.  

The student-run club, with the help of ceramics teacher Jason Burke, prints a literary-arts magazine annually that features student art, photography, literature, and more.  Nuance night is a celebration of the year-end production. 

This is the first time that Nuance will display their collection outside the school for the whole community to enjoy. 

The gallery hosted live poetry readings as well as a display of art and ceramics, with jazz accompaniment.


Bill paints larger than life oil on canvas renditions of scenes from nature. He manages to capture flowers and landscapes in a the dream-like, whimsical state of being and pleasantly impacts the visual sense of the beholder. Bill's brush strokes wrap you up in a surrealist world of moving colors and shadows.

Robert McGinley - From Dawn 'til Dusk

Robert captures the eternal elements of land, sky and water in their natural splendor, focusing on intricate cloud patterns after a storm.

Breathtakingly beautiful and exquisitely detailed, Robert’s professional eye perfectly balances the darkness and light, bringing forth imagery rarely visible to the naked eye. The majestic landscapes envelop the viewer in a blanket of tranquility, serenity and peace with nature. 

La Citadelle Art  Gallery held an Artist’s Talk with Robert on October 8, 2012. He discussed his technique and regaled us with the story behind each photo.

Parallel Reflections

posted Oct 1, 2012, 11:58 AM by Simonida Boscovic

Mark Zurek - Knights in Rusting Armor

posted Aug 24, 2012, 7:52 AM by Simonida Boscovic

Photography Exhibit and Artist Reception
Saturday April 21, 2012
La Citadelle Gallery, The Arboretum of South Barrington.

Back-road AmericaKnights in Rusting Armor

This is disappearing America. The lunch bucket values, the blue collar sacrifices of families that were willing to save and work each day with unshakable pride and determination.

When you look at the photographs by Mark Zurek, you are immediately pulled back to your childhood memories. Trips down the road.

They are great photographs of cars, trucks, motorbikes. Different perspectives: all weather, every light condition. Awed by their stature, architecture and graceful lines, they rest in a place of honor... Mark calls them “Noble Beauties”!

Intermingled with the old, is some new: photographs of Mark’s recent visit to Cuba. Each photograph tells a unique story. A story about man and machine, life and love.

Gregory Prestegord - City Scenes

posted Aug 3, 2012, 5:04 PM by Simonida Boscovic   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 9:00 PM by Katarina Boscovic ]

December 3rd 2011

Gregory Prestegord is a young budding artist who paints oils on board depicting gritty Chicago streets. Check out his online portfolio on

Robert Hamilton - Wanderland

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:54 PM by Simonida Boscovic

December 2011

Robert Hamilton Sr., local artist from Lake Barrington, comes on display at La Citadelle Gallery in The Arboretum of South Barrington. Robert is a seasoned banker who creates gorgeous whimsical and playful large scale paintings.

Dunjic - Summer 2011

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:47 PM by Simonida Boscovic

Summer Workshop 2011
Vladimir Dunjic
Chicago, IL


Vladimir Dunjic is an artist whose extraordinary sensibility permeates through his brush strokes and enters your soul. He likes to paint female figures, concentrating on the beauty of their eyes. He has been commissioned to create backdrops for fashion shows where he painted female faces hovering above water. The imagery is haunting.

LULA Auction

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:44 PM by Simonida Boscovic

November 6th 2010

The Onion Pub in Barrington IL, 7pm-10pm
Tickets $85 available directly from LULA website:

Aleksandra's artwork will be on auction at the
LULA fundraiser taking plce in the unique Onion Pub and Brewery (22221 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington, IL 60010). Tickets include entertainment, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Artist: Aleksandra Acic

Aleksandra Acic's Healing Waves original Oil painting will be on auction. She uses Oil, Wax and Oil Pastels to represents the movement and sound of the Ocean Waves.
Her artwork has been given several awards throughout the world:

        Water Festival , Indonesia

        Athens Video Art Festival, Greece

        All Art Now Festival, Damascus, Syria

        She-story, Zadar, Croatia

        Spring Salon , pavilion Cvijeta Zuzovic , Belgrade , Serbia

Chicago Artists Month - Chicago Urban View

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:23 PM by Simonida Boscovic

Open and FREE to the public
Office of Maria Pappas - 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago 60602
October 1st-29th, Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Silhouettes and Reflections of Chicago are captured in Bobi Vidovic's original oil on canvas palette knife paintings.

La Citadelle Art in association with Chicago Artists Month and the Office of Cook County present the exhibit: Chicago Urban View, where Vidovic recreates the Chicago skyline with clean linear forms and subtle nuances of color.

His inspiration comes from Chicago architecture, and if you look closely, you can see a hint of texture in the layers of his paintings.

Tina Han Galleries, Ice House Mall, Barrington IL

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:20 PM by Simonida Boscovic

Friday 2nd October 2009

Please join us to celebrate "Arts and Humanities" month being sponsored by Barrington Cultural Arts Center and Tina Han Gallery.

Enjoy a casual evening of visual and performing arts, poetry and stories. Meet the local artists of Barrington Cultural Arts Center and view their work. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Extended Events - Participate in FREE Artist Demonstrations

• Stained Glass Demonstration, October 3rd, Saturday 1-3 pm

• Jewelry Making Demonstration, October 17th, Saturday 1-3 pm

Citizens Park - The Lodge Building, 511 Lake Zurich Road at Route14

co-sponsored by Barrington Cultural Arts Center and Barrington Park District

Bobi Vidovic - Chicago Four Seasons

posted Aug 3, 2012, 4:19 PM by Simonida Boscovic

Hilligoss Galleries on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Bobi's collection of Chicago in it's Four Seasons is currently on display at Hilligoss Galleries on Michigan Avenue.

Feel free to visit the Gallery and explore the artwork up close.

Bobi uses an intricate layering technique which gives his work dimension and is best appreciated when standing face to face with his paintings.

Each painting can be purchased individually or together.

In your eyes, which season is which?

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