Artwork by Tobi Abrams

Art by Tobi on the Web

Highland Park News  Article

The Artists of Chicago  Blog.

Chicago Pastel Painters  web page for Tobi.

The Daily Herald featured  "The Rock" on 9/9/11.

Light, Space and Time Online Gallery  internet gallery has exhibited paintings by Tobi Abrams. The painting "Billiant Sunset" recieved special recognition in 2011, and can be seen here. The painting "Dynamic Supersticious Mountain" also recieved a special recognition award.


Tobi was featured in the following article about the "Ordinary Beauty" show at the Sheridan Road Gallery in Highland Park Illinois.

Current Events

An exhibition called "One Woman Show" is taking place at the The Wellness Center, second floor, Building W, North West Community Hospital in Arlington heights IL. The show will be running until January 3rd, 2017.

Tobi's art work is on display at Harper College, Studio V, at Algonquin and Roselle Road in Palatine IL. This exhibition will be running until January 1, 2017.

Come to Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie IL, at 4650 Brummel, to see Tobi's work. The exhibition will run to January 3rd, 2017.

Tobi's work is at the "Positive Art Gallery / School", at 125 West Colfax Street in Palatine IL. This exhibition will be on display till November 29th, 2016.

Come to the Adler Art Center, 1700 Mild, Libertyville IL, to see "Looking Forward Glancing Back", produced by the American Jewish Artist Club. This exhibition features Tobi's work.

Previous Events

Tobi's pastel work was in "Pastels Chicago 2015", at the Highland Park Art Center.

Tobi's pastel piece, "The life Cycle of mankind", is on display at the Women's International Jurried Art Exhibit, in the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College in DesPlaines Illinois. The exhibit is called "Feminism Across the Generations. This exhibition opened on October 1st, 2015, and will continue until October 23rd, 2015.

Tobi is having a one woman art show with her dynamic, colorful, three dimensional paintings. The show will take place at the Metropolis Performing Art Center in Arlington Heights Illinois in the lobby on the main floor. Metroplois is located at 111 West Campbell Street. This show opens on May 25th, 2015 at 9:00 PM, and runs till June 25th. Parking is free.

The paintings, "The Glacier And All It's Glory", and "Acadia National Park" will be on display at the Arlington Heights Village Hall on the first floor. The paintings will be on display from early February 2015 till May 29th, 2015.

On Saturday January 3rd, 2015, Tobi Abrams will exhibit at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelien Illinois. This library is located at 1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelien IL, 60060. The show will run untill April 22, 2015. An openning reception will be announced. Tobi is featuring pastels from her plein air trips to the American south west. This show will feature "Glorius Sky Over The Mountains", and "Light From Above". The painting "Light From Above" was in a juried show held by the Northwest Cultural Arts Council.

The painting "Cloud Attack" from Santa Fe New Mexico is part of the "Members Show" of the Highland Park Art Center. The painting "Terrifying Storm" was selected to be on the home page of the Highland Park Art Center's web site. The Highland Park Art Center is located at 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. This show will go on from January 9th, 2015 to January 31st, 2015.

Tobi will exhibit two of her "plein air" pastel paintings at The Garlands from January 9th, 2015 to February 28th, 2015. The Garlands is located at 1000 Garland Road in Barrington IL. This show will feature the paintings,"Crab Tree Nature Center", from the Crab Tree Nature Center Fall Festival and "Delightful Purple Flowers Fron The Rose Gardens in Libertyville Illinois".

Tobi exhibited paintings at the Indian Trails Public Library between February 6th, 20015 and February 28th, 2015 in a group show with the Buffalo Grove Art League. The library is located at 355 Schonbeck Road in Wheeling Illinois.

On Thursday November 6th, 2014 Tobi Abrams will exhibit at the "Artist Reception for Arlington Artists" at the Heritage Gallery. The Heritage Gallery is at 112 West Fremont Street, and is across from the Arlington Heights Library. The exhibition will run until January 30, 2015.

Tobi Abrams will exhibit at the Heller Nature Center at 2pm on Sunday November 9th, 2014 and on October 31st, 2014 in the "Nature's Kalidoscope Show". The Heller Nature Center is at 2821 Ridge Road, in Highland Park Illinois.

On Sunday November 15th, 2014 Tobi Abrams will exhibit in the "Art Net Show" at the Arlington Green Executive Center, 2101 South Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights IL.

Tobi Abrams will be exhibiting at the Metropolis Theater in Arlington Heights. The opening is on Friday March 14th 2014.

Tobi exhibited at Buffalo Grove High School with the Buffalo Grove Art League, in Buffalo Grove IL on November 2nd 2014.

Online Shows

Tobi Abrams recieved two meritous awards on her paintings,"The Golden Height From Above" and "The Glacier and All It's Glory" from the Richeson 76 Show. These paintings will be listed in a book that will be published in June of 2014. This show is an online show. Tobi recieved a Blicks gift certificate in 2014.

Juried Shows

Annual Juried Show from Artist Portfolio Magazine National Art Exhibit

Winter 2015 - Art In City Hall, Highland Park Village Hall Art Show, 1707 St. Johns Street, Highland Park IL, The show will open January 26th, 2015, and will continue to May 15th, 2015. This show will include the paintings,"The Rock", "Terrifying Storm","California Sea Coast", and the pastel work, New Mexico Sky".

"Strokin' V:Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial Jurried Members Exhibit", Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights IL, Tobi recieved an award for her pastel piece,"Exploding Colors in the Sky". The show opened August 6th, 2014 and runs untill September 6th, 2014.

"The Pinnacle", Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, A and M University, Tallahassee FL, The painting "Together Again" is on display in this show. The show opens on September 5th, 2014 and runs untill September 27th, 2014.

"Feeling Blue", Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville IL, The pastel piece "Alone", and the painting "Stormy Skies Make Me Feel Blue".

Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls ID, The paintings "Together Again" and "Beautiful Day At Lake Superior" were apart of the sixth national juried show in 2014. The pastel piece "Where are we Going"  was exhibited in the Carr Gallery on March 9th through June 1st of 2013. This painting is being exhibited in the fifth annual show of the Idaho Arts Council.

Museum Of The Southwest, Midland TX, This museum is showing my painting "Together Again" in 2013. In 2012 my painting, "Supersticious Mountain" recieved an award in this show.

Northwest Florida State College, Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries in Nicerville Florida, My painting "Magical Sedona Rocks", which is an acrylic and collage painting, is exhibiting in a show between April 21, 2013 to May 3, 2013.

Ocean Shores Art Competition, Ocean Shores WA, Associated Arts Organization juried in two of my pictures, titled "Mt.Sophus, Colorado" in pastels, and "Supersticious Mountain" in acrylics. This show is running between April 19, 2013 and April 21, 2013. My work also exhibited here in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington NM, 2010 and 2011. Four paintings were accepted into the jurried shows in 2011 and 2012 at the Farmington Museum.

Spring 2011 Pastel Drawing accepted into Midland Art Association Show, in Midland TX, Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. This museum showed my painting "Together Again" in 2013. The painting "Where Are We Going" was in the fall 2013 art show at Midland College in Midland Texas.

Highland Park Art Walk, Highland Park IL, 2009,2010,2011, Please click here to visit the Highland Park Art Walk archive from 2010.

Evanston Art Walk, Evanston IL, 2009

South Port Art Walk, Chicago IL, 2010, Please click here to visit the South Port Art Walk archive from 2010.

12''X12'' Show, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park IL, 2010

Beaumont Art League, Beaumont TX, 2011

Sequim Art Festival, Sequim WA 2011, Art work being considered for Sequirm Art Festival Posters in 2012.

United Hebrew Winter Show, New Rochelle NY, 2010

Chicago Pastel Painters, National Juried Show, Chicago IL, 2010 and 2011

Renaissance Gallery, Harold Washington Library, Chicago IL, 2010

Chicago Society of Artists, Kenosha, WI, 2010

Chicago Society of Artisits, Bloomingdale, IL, 2010

Juried into The Pinnacle National Jurried Show, A and M University, Foster Tanner Gallery, Tallahassee FL, 2012 and 2011

51st Annual Alpine Holiday Ouray County Art Association, Ouray, CO

New Perspectives, Oakland Community College, painting titled "The Rock" juried into the women's art show in 2012. Please visit the Oakland Community College's archived slide show from 2011 here.

Wilmette Arts Guild Members Show, 2009 to 2013, The painting "California Coast" in 2013, and "Beautiful Day" at Lake Superior in 2012. Please visit the Wilmette Arts Guild site here .