Blue Moon Gallery Upcoming Exhibitions


National award-winning pastel artist Darlene Bock — back at the Blue Moon for an encore! — will be showing NEW works in this new exhibition: landscape, figurative, and still life. 

Darlene Bock has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has earned Signature Status with the esteemed Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters. Over the last 15+ years Darlene’s award-winning artwork has been juried into multiple national and international fine art competitions. She also shows her work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the Midwest.

“The moment I tried pastel it was love at first touch. My passion for drawing now had an expression in color. When painting, I expand on what I see, keeping my strokes visible, allowing the viewer to “see my hand” and better experience my process as well as the interaction of color.” — Darlene Bock

Opening Reception — Saturday, August 26, 6-9pm
2nd Reception — Saturday, September 23, 6-9pm
On view through October 15
Open Weekends | 1-4pm 


Paul Pinzarrone’s digital photographic work explores how nature and power rhyme. It is a study of candy-colored sensual puzzles displayed on high gloss aluminum or plexiglas and metallic paper. The viewer is drawn in to explore and wonder if the imagery is a mirror, science fiction, an other-worldly situation, or a nightly dream.

Paul uses Flame and Amber software, fractal software for patterning, painting software for digital airbrush & air erasure, and digital photography to show you his kaleidoscopic fractal world.

Paul has a BFA in painting from the University of Illinois and has been extensively showing his award-winning work as a solo artist and in group invitational as well as regional, national & international juried exhibitions for photography and figurative works since the 1980’s.

Opening Reception — Saturday, August 26, 6-9pm
2nd Reception — Saturday, September 23, 6-9pm
On view through October 15
Open Weekends | 1-4pm


ONE NIGHT ONLY On the Bricks — Saturday, August 26, 6-9pm

Meet Roger Shule, The Matchbook Artist: Iconic imagery from the 30’s & 40’s painted on wood matchbooks. Saving a Part of History through Art!

Enjoy art, live music, and socializing on a summer night at the Blue Moon. 


Meet our 2023 Collective Artists who show in the gallery year-round. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 26, 6-9pm
Open Weekends 1-4pm

John Kirkpatrick Jr — figurative expressionism with thick, strong brush strokes and a vibrant color palette

Juli Janovicz — delicate floral watercolors with a twist 

Michael Litewski — award-winning “house and home” conceptual paintings, drawings, and mixed media constructions

Kathleen Heitmann — bright, bold, colorful oil & acrylic florals, landscapes & figuratives and dramatic abstracts

Kendra Kett — colorful highly detailed abstract drawings focusing on the power of healing and recovery after loss & grief

Blue Moon Gallery
18620 Belvidere Road | Grayslake IL 60030