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.

Board of Directors

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

Board Members

  • Jane Alfe
  • Jacqui Blatchford
  • Phyllis Churbuck
  • David Dallison
  • Leslie Emery
  • Lucy Gundling
  • Jane Jones
  • Mark McMahon
  • Edie Ottoman Risher
  • Mary Lou Schwall-Komie
  • Doris Volpe
  • Anne Whipple

Advisory Board

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

Honorary Board

  • Marian Pawlick
  • Corinne Von Huben
  • Karin Seller
  • Skip Wiese

Art League Staff

  • Executive Director: Cecilia Lanyon