The Illinois Artisans Program focuses national attention on the rich heritage of the fine crafting that exists in Illinois. Our juried artists participate in art sprees, craft festivals, exhibitions and other events held at our locations in order to promote their work.

 

Illinois Artisan: Marjie Best (Chicago, IL)
"My images are carefully drawn with meticulous attention to detail, then colored, texturized, and shaped with sections of imagery and photographs taken throughout the world – many from Chicago neighborhoods. I’m ever-intrigued by the way interesting color combinations, patterns, and shapes appear when taken out of their original context, and how the subject helps contribute to the overall essence of the newly formed image." 

Illinois Artisan: Marjie Best (Chicago, IL)

"My images are carefully drawn with meticulous attention to detail, then colored, texturized, and shaped with sections of imagery and photographs taken throughout the world – many from Chicago neighborhoods. I’m ever-intrigued by the way interesting color combinations, patterns, and shapes appear when taken out of their original context, and how the subject helps contribute to the overall essence of the newly formed image."