The Deer Path Art League strives to spark, nurture and enhance creativity as well as raise awareness and appreciation of the arts in the community.

Established in 1954, the Deer Path Art League is a not-for-profit organization located in the heart of Lake Forest. The League promotes the works of local artists in a wide variety of media. It also sponsors numerous art shows and special exhibits, including our Annual Art Fair on the Square, held on Labor Day weekend, which has become a much anticipated tradition along Chicago’s North Shore and surrounding communities.

DPAL also offers many classes and workshops in studio classrooms.

Board of Directors

  • President: Jerry Gundling
  • Vice President: Ann Grant
  • Secretary: Stephanie Toral
  • Jacqui Blatchford
  • Phyllis Churbuck
  • David Dallison
  • Lucy Gundling
  • Jolan Horen
  • Jane Jones
  • Helen LaCroix
  • Edie Ottoman-Risher
  • Mary Lou Schwall-Komie
  • Karin Seiller
  • Doris Volpe
  • Anne Whipple

Advisory Board

  • Bob Alfe
  • Jane Alfe
  • Carolyn McMahon
  • Mark McMahon
  • Sandi Riggs
  • Ann Roberts


  • Jack Kennedy
  • Marian Pawlick
  • Corinne Von Huben
  • Skip Wiese

Art League Staff