Leon's Thoughts on Art

Leon Sarantos Receives Award for Winter Woods Landscape

Winter Woods Honorable Mention I am especially pleased to receive an Honorable Mention award for my painting, Winter Woods, at the regional, juried exhibit:  Indigenous Landscapes: Imprints of the South Shore.  The Winter Woods painting was among six artworks to receive an award,…(continue reading)

Indigenous Landscapes Exhibit: Reception at Indiana Welcome Center: Wednesday, 2/11, 5-7 PM

 Winter WoodsOpening Reception for the Indigenous Landscapes Exhibit You’re invited !   Join us this Wednesday evening.  Come celebrate the Indigenous Landscapes exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.When:  The opening reception is this Wednesday, February 11, from 5 to...(continue reading)

Open House At The Handsome Squid Cafe, This Sunday 1/25 Noon To 10 PM

Gargoyle At Cobb Gate, UChicago Open House at The Handsome Squid CafeYou’re invited: Art, music, literary readings, food and coffee at the Handsome Squid Cafe in Chicago.  All proceeds go to Jakmel Ekspresyon Community Art Center to support a space of non-discrimination and diversity...(continue reading)

TONIGHT. You’re invited. - At Studio Oh, 6-10 PM in Chicago

  TONIGHT - At Studio Oh in Chicago, 6-10 PM, the first '2nd Friday Artwalk' of the new year!!!   "Who's Afraid Of Red? You still have a chance to see the collaborative effort of 25 artist tackling the color red. I'm pleased that two of my artworks, “Preacher Man,”...(continue reading)

Naughty or Nice? My Nude Art At Third Fridays at The Zhou B Art Center

Female Nudes I’m pleased to be an invited guest artist in the third floor studio of Diana Leviton-Gondek at The Zhou B Art Center.   Join us this Friday!  You’re invited to my exhibit: “Naughty or Nice?  Nude Art.”   Come see the latest exhibits...(continue reading)

Opening Reception At Studio Oh: 12/12 In Chicago Arts District

 Preacher Man - Oil paintingJoin us this Friday! Come celebrate the exhibition at Studio Oh in Pilsen.  Then explore 30+ creative spaces for 2nd Fridays Gallery Night in the Chicago Arts District. When:  You’re invited to the opening reception this Friday, December 12, from 6 - 10...(continue reading)

My Cityscape Paintings in Artistic License Exhibit: Studio 659

 Art Fair On Oliver Street  My art is on display in the “Artistic License” exhibit at Studio 659, Indiana, until November 29th. Indiana artist, Ish Muhammad, is this year’s juror.  Artists were invited to use artistic license in selecting the best of their art. Opening...(continue reading)

The Abstract Show III - Regional, Juried Art Exhibition

Opening Reception For The Abstract Show III At Brickton Art Center, 10/18  Loopy Llama, Sunrise On Wooded Lake, Jumping JackJoin us this Saturday!  Come celebrate the latest gallery exhibition at the Brickton Art Center. When:  The opening reception is on Saturday, October 18 from...(continue reading)

My Paintings & Digital Art At Ravenswood ArtWalk This Weekend, Oct 4-5

Ravenswood ArtWalk This Weekend, Oct 4-5  Digital Art, Steel Giants Of The HeartlandYou are invited to see my art at the thirteenth annual Ravenswood ArtWalk again this year. including digital art from my series, Steel Giants Of The Heartland, as well as paintings including cityscapes, landscapes,...(continue reading)

Oliver Brown Art Show: Reception, Friday Evening, 9/12/14

   You are invited to the Oliver Brown Show at CornerStone Gallery.  I am very pleased to be displaying three of my fine art prints:  Apples, Grapes and Vases on Blue ClothThis still life painting was sold to a collector in Russia;  limited edition prints are now available...(continue reading)