Monthly Programs

Monthly general meetings are held the last Thursday of the month in September, October, January, February, March, April, May and June and the third Thursday of the month in November at Gallery 223 (unless Thanksgiving falls on that Thursday). There are no meetings in July, August or December. Programs relating to the arts are planned for each meeting. Non-member visitors are encouraged to attend. Check back often for more guest speaker information to follow!


Geneva Lake Arts Foundation Hosts Tony Armendariz

Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, Inc. is honored to have Tony Armendariz as our February artist presenter at Gallery 223 at 223 Broad Street on Thursday evening, February 27th, 2020.


Born and raised in Chicago to a graphic arts family, Tony learned to create with textile, photography, drawing and painting.

Tony graduated from the American Academy of Art where he studied under renowned watercolor instructor Irving Shapiro. While still attending the Academy, Tony began work in the corporate world for over twenty years as a graphic artist, illustrator and web designer. Beginning in 2007, he started pursuing his interests in painting and teaching full-time.

Tony is a signature member of seven national artistic societies and for ten years served as the director of the Illinois Watercolor Society. Tony has won many awards in local and national juried exhibitions and has exhibited his work in many group and solo shows.

He currently lives and teaches from his studio in Palatine, Illinois. He is represented by the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.