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CPC celebrates its
25th Anniversary!

We printmakers don't mess around. Join us for the following fall festivities that mark this historic milestone:

Oct 18 - 19: CPC on the OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO tour

Sat - Sun 11am - 5pm

Behind the Scenes Access: Learn about how hand-drawn printmaking plates are created and see live demonstrations of etching and screen printing by resident artists Dennis O'Malley and Hiroshi Ariyama. Both artists specialize in architectural images of Chicago. View more about CPC on the OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO tour.

Nov 14: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents
ROLLED, STONED & INKED: 25 Years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative at Expo 72

72 East Randolph St. (across the street from the Cultural Center)
Chicago, IL 60601

November 15, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Preview and Reception: Friday, November 14, 5:30-7:30pm
An exhibition of 50 artists affiliated with the CPC

A mini print shop set up in the space will offer demonstrations of printmaking throughout the run of the show. For more info visit

Letterpress poster designed and printed
by our good friends at Starshaped Press

Nov 17: PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE Suite Prints: 25 Years of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

at Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted S., Chicago Hts, IL 60411

Nov. 17-Dec. 19, 2014 Reception: Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30-7 p.m.
Curated by Beth Shadur

Works in various methods of printmaking from an important and influential Chicago studio and collective. The curated show will feature prints in various media, including silkscreen, intaglio, lithography, monotype and relief printmaking.For more info call 708-709-7738 or visit

Dec 6-7: 25th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale at the CPC

Opening Reception: Saturday and Sunday, Dec 6-7, 11am - 7pm both days - preview Fri, Dec 5, 12-5pm

Extended gallery hours tuesdays - sundays 12-5pm Dec 9-21
Show runs through Jan 31, 2015
Over 60 artists!

The CPC Studio

WGN TV just paid the CPC a visit the other day and the shop miraculously showcased 5 types of printmaking in under 2.5 minutes. A record, for sure! Starring our very own Dennis O'Malley, Jeff Lassahn, Matt Bodett, Chase Sperry, Megan Sterling and Director Deborah Maris Lader, along with WGN's Ana Belaval, who got to crank two presses and pull a screen print. If you're extremely jealous of Ana, just sign up for one of our classes and you can crank something through a press too!

And for more footage of the CPC in live, full-on inky action, check out this video, when the shop was featured on TV in a really cool program called Chicago Works/Chicago Revealed, produced by the very talented Casey Clark, and brilliantly shot by Hector Perez, Gerard Grabowski & Encarnacion Rivera. If you ever wanted to see screen printing and etching in action, here's your chance:

We promote the art of the handmade print through shop access, classes & workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. The Collaborative accomodates a diverse range of media, including etching, lithography, screenprinting, relief, and the book arts. (What's etching? Printmaking processes explained!)

The Printmaking Community from VIP Art on Vimeo.

Clockwise from upper left: Etching instructor Duffy O'Connor, main work studio,
resident artist Bobby Sutton, lithography instructor Jeremy Lundquist
(more workshop photos...)

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is located at 4642 N. Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60625. View Directions and Map.

Join our Print Club and support the CPC:
Through Friends of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

CPC Collaborative Suites
The CPC has completed four collaborative suites and published and published a six-color lithograph by Tony Fitzpatrick entitled "Pinky." View our first suite of prints (a collaborative effort with Denver based Open Press Studio). Call the CPC at 773.293.2070 to purchase one of the three remaining copies.

Read all about the latest news here!

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In the CPC gallery through Nov 1 Oct 11: open house and demos 12-4pm, performance 4-6pm, Reception 5-8pm curated by Matt Bodett, New Works by artists of the Alogia Project

One-Day Japanese Side-Stitch Bookbinding Workshop

Makes a great holiday gift! With Megan Sterling

Sunday, December 14, 11am - 5pm $85 includes all materials

CPC is now on Instagram!

And check out the brand new CPC blog, featuring photos of current shows and visitors and members working on new prints on the presses!


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