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 and sponsors the Art Pop store, which is a gallery where these artists can sell their work. 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.

Board of Directors

  • President: Gerard Gundling
  • Vice President: Ann Grant
  • Secretary: Anne Pollock

Board Members

  • Jane Alfe
  • Phyllis Churbuck
  • David Dallison
  • Leslie Emery
  • Lucy Gundling
  • Jane Jones
  • Michaele McDonnell
  • Mark McMahon
  • Edie Ottoman Risher
  • Linda Scholly
  • Mary Lou Schwall-Komie
  • Anne Whipple

Advisory Board

  • Bob Alfe
  • Kathleen McJohn
  • Carolyn McMahon
  • Sandi Riggs
  • Phillip Ross

Honorary Board

  • Jacqui Blatchford
  • Marian Pawlick
  • Corinne Von Huben
  • Karin Seller
  • Skip Wiese
  • Doris Volpe

Art League Staff

  • Executive Director: Cecilia Lanyon