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NOW SHOWING:

Y'ART SALE at the CPC

Director Deborah Maris Lader is having her first ever Y'ART SALE at the CPC. Everything priced to sail. Older prints, paintings, collected ephemera, plus a massive studio sale of supplies and furniture.

4 days only:
Fri & Sat, July 18-19, 25-26
12noon - 6pm

Past Events and Exhibitions:

7th Annual $20 Cash 'N Carry Sale

Opening Reception: May 23-24, 2014 - 11am - 6pm

Runs through June 21, 2014

There will be stacks and piles of hand made $20 prints everywhere, overflowing out onto Western Avenue, where they'll likely fly around and get stuck onto car windshields unless you buy them first. So please help us avoid unwanted motor accidents by scooping up as many as you can. Stock up on gifts for the entire year. There will be tons of tees, cards, and other cool stuff, but mostly REALLY AWESOME screenprints, etchings, lithos, woodcuts, etc. We're also getting rid of a ton of cool studio supplies in our upstairs Òstore": paper, ink, tables, equipment, art materials and other odds and ends.

Artists: Starshaped Press, Justin Santora, Jeff Lassahn, Dan Grzeca, Phineas Jones, Screwball Press (Steve Walters), Dennis O'Malley, Amos Kennedy, Maria Sanchez, Dan MacAdam (Crosshair), Kim Laurel, Deborah Maris Lader, Megan Sterling, Michelle McCoy, Ryan Kapp, Anna Papadimitriou, Sanya Glisic, Evan Silver, and more more more from the archives!

NEW WORK NEW YORK:

Prints from the NY Society of Etchers

Opening March 1, 2014, 12 - 6pm
Reception and demonstrations of etching ALL DAY
Free and open to the public

Featured Artists: Ann Chernow, Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Kirsten Flaherty, Stephen Fredericks, Elana Goren, Andy Hoogenboom, Denise Kasof, Richie Lasansky, Brian Lynch, Russ Spitkovsky, Bruce Waldman, Steven Walker.

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

through April 26

The 24th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale

Opening: Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8
open 11am - 7pm, both days

PREVIEW the show: Friday, Dec 6, 12-5pm with special holiday open hours: 12-5 Tuesdays - Sundays (December 10 - 22 only)

The exhibition runs through January 31, 2013

(in Lincoln Square, just across the street from the CTA Brown line
stop at Western - easy peasy!)

This show will also feature a HUGE selection of small artist-made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper. We've been doing this for 24 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday. Meet and greet over hot cider, fresh brewed coffee and artist-made treats in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....we can't WAIT to see you and show you around!

Participating Artists: Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Chris Blume, Matt Bodett, George Bodmer, Jill Chittenden, Aaron Coleman, Caitlin Driscoll, Zach Fitchner, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Eric Hoffman, Eric Johnson, Phineas Jones, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Letterform, Kate Lilly, Siu Jane Liu (China), Barton Longacre, Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Maria Mungai, Ashley Nason, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Neal Pitak, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Justin Santora, Casey Searles, Andrea Schumacher, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Shawn Smith, Chase Sperry, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Joseph Taylor, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Kim Vanderheiden, Amy Ventura, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia).

Fall Exhibition/ Chicago Artists Month: INTERVENTION

September 21 - November 3, 2013

Open House and Reception schedule: Saturday October 5, 2013

  • 3pm - Interactive origami demos with Coach Adam
  • 4pm - Drypoint Intaglio demonstration by Matt Bodett
  • 5-8pm - Artist Reception

"Playing with the notion that an intervention is to come, appear, or lie between two things, this exhibition showcases eight artists whose work either formally or conceptually involves the idea of intervention in some manner. This is distinguished either in the processes in which they approach their art, in the meaning or imagery from which their work is derived, or both."

   - Megan Sterling, Curator

This event is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open fridays and saturdays, 12-5pm AND BY APPOINTMENT: 773-293-2070 / info@chicagoprintmakers.com

Summer Exhibition: SOUNDCHECK

June 29 - August 31, 2013

The Gallery is open fridays and saturdays, 12-5pm AND BY APPOINTMENT: 773-293-2070 / info@chicagoprintmakers.com

Opening Reception:
June 29, 2013
5 - 8pm

The event is free and open to the public. Live music and refreshments will be on tap.

SOUNDCHECK aims to celebrate the work of Musician-Printmakers who actively and enthusiastically express themselves in multiple art forms. To pick careers in both music and art is not exactly the most lucrative choice, and yet, these artists strive for the highest standards in both of their chosen mediums. These art forms are related. The act of recording is an act of layering, as the rhythms are often tracked first, with layers and layers of instruments and vocals resting upon one another in a complex matrix of sound. So too are prints made, with layers of visual information entered upon stone or plate or screen in order to produce a rich and penetrating image. The exhibition will showcase a portfolio of prints made by 9 artists in an edition of 20. An accompanying CD of 9 songs (related to the artwork, recorded by each artist) will be included in the packaging of the portfolio, which will resemble a vinyl album cover, since the print size is 12 x 12 inches. 10 Portfolios will be available to the public for purchase, as well as individual proofs by each artist. The exhibit will show the portfolio prints as well as additional print work by each of the participating artists. The portfolio will feature all methods of traditional printmaking: lithography, etching, screen printing, and relief. The music of the artists ranges from folk to jazz, rock and punk and everything in between.

6th Annual $20 Cash 'N Carry Sale

Opening Reception:
May 18, 2013
12-6pm

There will be stacks and piles of hand made $20 prints everywhere, overflowing out onto Western Avenue, where they'll likely fly around and get stuck onto car windshields unless you buy them first. So please help us avoid unwanted motor accidents by scooping up as many as you can. Stock up on gifts for the entire year. There will be tons of tees, cards, and other cool stuff, but mostly REALLY AWESOME screenprints, etchings, lithos, woodcuts, etc...

Here's a preview of some of this amazing loot (really, these are ALL $20, we know it's hard to believe):

Artists: Starshaped Press, Justin Santora, Kyra Termini, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Liz Born, Dan Grzeca, Phineas Jones, Screwball Press (Steve Walters), Dennis O'Malley, Amos Kennedy, Maria Sanchez, Dan MacAdam (Crosshair), Kim Laurel, Deborah Maris Lader, Megan Sterling, Mike Schwindenhammer, Michelle McCoy, Elke Claus, Lloyd Patterson, Sanya Glisic, and more more more!

OMG - Chris even printed money! (Or are these "MariaBucks"???? Stay tuned...)

CPC is very pleased to announce the next gallery exhibition, curated by Maggie Lane Marlin:

Purely Aesthetic: A new look at Formalism

Opening Reception: March 23, 5-8pm

An exhibition of prints with a renewed embrace of formalist aesthetic, where imagery, color, shape and form convey meaning.

The CPC print elves are SO pleased to invite you to:

The 23rd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale

Through January 26, 2013

Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 AND BY APPOINTMENT

At the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative , 4642 North Western Avenue (in Lincoln Square, just across the street from the CTA Brown line stop at Western)

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper. We've been doing this for 23 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday. Meet and greet over hot cider, fresh brewed coffee and artist-made treats in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....we can't WAIT to see you and show you around!

This show will also feature a HUGE selection of small artist-made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

Participating Artists:
Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Colleen Aufderheide, Liz Born, Corinna Button (UK), Eva Christensen, Marnie Galloway, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Patrick Herndon, Todd Irwin, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Eunji Kim (Korea), Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Letterform, Siu Jane Liu (China), Dan MacAdam, Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Maria Mungai, Ashley Nason, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Amy Ventura, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia)

The exhibition runs through January 26, 2013

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Presents:

Danse Macabre: Death and the Printer

Sept 15 - Nov 3, 2012

Reception and Open House: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Reception: 5-7pm
Open House: 12-5pm

In a nod to the earliest depiction of a print shop appearing in a printed image, The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative show, Danse Macabre: Death and the Printer, is showcasing work by Chicago-area artists dealing with the universality of death and how they perceive it. No matter what one's station in life, the Danse Macabre unites all. Come celebrate life, death and the printmaker'shistorically-inspired, yet contemporary expression of printed matter within this artistic genre.

CPC will be hosting an Open house/Demo on the day of the Opening reception called Woodblock X Woodblock inviting neighbors, friends and the community to come see resident artists talk about the role of woodcuts/reliefs in depicting imagery related to the Danse Macabre and Day of the Dead. Demonstrations and hands on relief printing to occur concurrently. Death...what a relief!

Featuring work by:
Maggie Marlin, Michael Thompson, Jim Lloyd, Megan Sterling, Sanya Glisic, Phineas X. Jones, Maria Sanchez, Bobby Garro Sutton, Catherine Jacobi, Kim Laurel, Artemio Rodriguez and Joel Rendon.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative presents: International Print Competition award-winner: Sanya Glisic's Solo Exhibition:

NOWHERE WOODS

Opening: Saturday, July 14
Reception: 5-8pm

Sanya Glisic presents "Nowhere Woods", an exhibition of new explorations in woodblock relief printing, featuring a series based on an original story. The exhibit will also unveil a collection of new screen prints and other recently printed images.

Sanya Glisic is a Chicago-based illustrator and printmaker, originally from Bosnia. In 2010, she illustrated and hand-bound an edition of books based on a 19th century collection of grim tales, Der Struwwelpeter. She has contributed illustration work to Penguin Group, Seven Stories Press, Black Candy Records, Newcity Magazine, and Harold Washington Literary Award. Additionally, her work has been included in the recent exhibition at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, as well as Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Sanya has just completed a 6-month Residency at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.

Exhibit runs through September 1, 2012

CPC's 5th Annual $20 Cash 'N Carry Print and Poster Sale:

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 19th, 12 - 6pm

GREAT STEALS and DEALS, BIG FUN, and Prints FLYING out the door!!! It's a clean-out-yer-flatfile-frenzy. Support your local artists! preview the show Friday, May 18, 12-5pm show runs through June 16th, 2012

Featuring: Jay Ryan (the Bird Machine), Amos Kennedy Jr., Dan Grzeca, Justin Santora, Steve Walters (Screwball Press), Dan MacAdam (Crosshair), Jen Farrell (Starshaped Press), Phineas X Jones, Sanya Glisic, Debra Riffe, Marnie Galloway, Julie Morelli (Letterform), Shawn Stucky, Dennis O'Malley, Deborah Maris Lader, Maria Sanchez and more!

Plus T-shirts...Books...Cards...stuff...all twenty bucks or LESS...

Cycle-pedia:

celebrating human-powered prints
and wheeled things

March 24 - April 30, 2012
Opening Reception March 24: 12-6pm
Bike-themed screenprinting activities and other fun!

Artists: Kyle Baker, Elke Claus, Billy Craven, Sam Falbo, Marnie Galloway, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Todd Irwin, Catherine Jacobi, Ryan Kapp, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Maria Sanchez, Andreas Schwartz, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Kyra Termini.

BIG SHOW small prints...
google on over for our earth - sized deals on gorgeous art at

The 22nd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale

Opening: Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd & 4th
11 - 7pm, both days with special holiday open hours,
12-5 Tuesday - Sunday (December 6 - 18 only)

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper. We've been doing this for 22 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday. Meet and greet over hot cider, fresh brewed coffee and vegan treats from Delicious Cafe, and artist-made yummies in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....see you soon!

The show also features a huge selection of artist made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

Participating artists:
Grazvyda Andrijauskaite, Colleen Aufderheide, George Bodmer, Maureen Booth (Spain), Liz Born, Miguel Carini (Spain), Elke Claus, Ben Crowell, Todd Freeman, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Elizabeth Gilmore, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Todd Irwin, Carrie Iverson, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Letterform, Siu Jane Liu (China), Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Tanya Miller (Canada), Julie Morelli, Ashley Nason, Brian Novak, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Debra Riffe, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Amelia Spinney, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Sarah Vogel, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia).

The exhibition runs through January 28, 2012

INK IN THE CITY

Chicago Printers Guild at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

  • Opening Saturday, October 15th
  • Demos & Open House 12-5pm
  • Reception & Cookie Party 5-8pm
  • Live Music at CPC by Chris Jordan

hand printed poster by Matthew Jorgensen

Second location to view prints and consume really
yummy cookies on October 15th, 12-8:
Hilary's Cookies
4917 N. Lincoln Avenue
eathilaryscookies.com

Exhibit runs October 1-29, 2011

Watch out!
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC) is joining forces with Chicago Printers Guild (CPG), and it just might get messy! The potential for ink madness is bound to be huge, and expect a bit of it to migrate home with you (under your fingernails). CPG member work will be exhibited throughout the whole month of October (at CPC and Hilary's Cookies), and a series of participatory demonstrations of screen printing and relief printmaking on October 15th will inspire visitors to get their own hands dirty and join the inkclub. The fun will last into the early evening, with live music and milk and cookies, all home made right here in Chicago.

About the Chicago Printers Guild:
CPG supports and fosters the work of printers of all backgrounds with opportunities to share knowledge, information and ideas among printers and the printing community. The Guild strives to bring awareness of the printmaking taking place in Chicago to the community at large in the city and beyond. www.chicagoprintersguild.net

Participating Artists:
Celene Aubrey • Kyle Baker • Liz Born • Billy Craven • Jen Farrell (Starshaped) • Elizabeth Gilmore • Dan Grzeca • Jesse Hora • Kathleen Judge • Ryan Kapp • Deborah Maris Lader • Angee Lennard • Letterform • Jim Lloyd • Dan MacAdam/Crosshair • Matt Jorgenson • Kate McQuillen • Daniel Mellis • Lloyd Patterson • Maria Sanchez • Justin Santora • Noah Schloss • April Sheridan • Sonnenzimmer • Megan Sterling • Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff • Sarah Vogel

Ink In The City
is part of Chicago Artists Month 2011, the sixteenth annual celebration of Chicago's vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.

CPC 2011 PRINTMAKING COMPETITION Winners Announced!

Sanya Glisic and Peeter Allik were awarded free, 6-month keyholder memberships to the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.

The artwork created at CPC by the two winners will be exhibited in the summer of 2012.

Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator Mary & Leigh Bloch Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Their work, along with the top ten artists of the 2011 Competition, will be on display at CPC through September 10th.

The CPC is thrilled to showcase the top ten printmakers who were selected out of the more than 100 artists who submitted work for the 2011 CPC International PRINTMAKING COMPETITION:

  • Peeter Allik (Tartu, Estonia)
  • Liz Born (Chicago, IL)
  • Yue Chen (Chicago, IL)
  • Sanya Glisic (Chicago, IL)
  • Kalina Kraleva (Bulgaria)
  • Ashley Nason (DeKalb, IL)
  • Darina Peeva (Bulgaria)
  • Joseph Taylor (Evanston, IL)
  • Cleo Wilkinson (Australia)
  • Angela Young (Tempe, AZ)

Printmakers from 19 countries entered this competition, and two of these artists, Sanya Glisic and Peeter Allik, won the GRAND AWARD of free, 6-month keyholder memberships to the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (a $1200 value).

Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator Mary & Leigh Bloch Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Exhibition can be viewed Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5pm, and by appointment Through September 10th.

Opening Saturday, May 21st, 12 - 7pm

GREAT STEALS and DEALS, BIG FUN, LIVE MUSIC and more!!!
preview the show Friday, May 20, 12-5pm
show runs through June 11th, 2011

Featuring crowd faves like Amos Kennedy Jr., Dan Grzeca, Kathleen Judge, Justin Santora and Starshaped Press plus newbies like Dan MacAdam, Sanya Glisic, Debra Riffe, and more! You will not BELIEVE the cool selection of stuff this year. Also featuring CPC members Dennis O'Malley, Deborah Maris Lader, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Maria Sanchez, Evan Silver and others who've cleaned out their portfolios for the big event.

Plus T-shirts...Books...Cards...stuff...all twenty bucks or less...

FRESH OFF THE PRESS - NEW WORK, NEW ARTISTS
Opening March 5, 2011, 12-5pm
through April 30

Look for this hand screen printed poster around town, created by CPC intern Wyatt Grant!

21st Annual International Small Print Show
and Holiday Open House

Opening Party: Dec 4-5, 11am - 7pm both days

***Note: the CPC will be closed over Thanksgiving weekend

Extended Holiday Hours, Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5pm Dec 7 - 19

Ok, the work this year is GORGEOUS! And whimsical. And fun. And AFFORDABLE. We've been doing this for 21 years, and it just keeps getting better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday...meet and greet over hot cider, Julius Meinl coffee and artist-made treats in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....see you soon!

Preview the exhibition: November 19-20, 12-5pm

The show will also feature a huge selection of artist made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

Participating artists: Hiroshi Ariyama, Shawn Ballarin, George Bodmer, Liz Born, Corinna Button, Veronica Ceci, Alex Chitty, Jennifer Farrell, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Stephen Hazard, Carrie Iverson, Kathleen Judge, Ryan Kapp, Kent Kapplinger, Scott Keifer, Amos Kennedy, Jill Kramer, Carol Lader, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Siu Jane Liu, Ray Maseman, Bert Menco, Robin McCloskey, Michelle McCoy, Ruth Moscovitch, Sarah Nishiura, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Agustin R. Rojas, Maria Sanchez, Jeff Sippel, Megan Sterling, Elisabeth Sommerville, Michael Thompson, Bruce Thorn, Anatole Upart, Kim Vanderheiden, Charlie Van Gilder, Marla Wallerstein, Scott Westgard, Bradley Widness, Jennifer Yung and others.

Exhibition runs through January 31, 2011

PARIS - CHICAGO - PARIS Chicago Printmakers Collaborative presents the work of French artists:

Phillipe Favier, Johnny Friendlaender, Vittorio Matino,
Alecos Fassianos, and Christine Gendre- Bergere
(Selections from La Galerie Hune-Brenner)

Saturday, October 9, 12-5pm: Studio Open House featuring a la carte printmaking demonstrations and French hors dºoeuvres

Saturday, October 9, 5:30 - 8pm: Opening Reception and further partying with our French friends...

This event is being offered in celebration of Chicago Artists Month 2010. For more information, please go to www.chicagoartistsmonth.org

During the opening, French printmaker Christine Gendre-Bergere will be on hand to present her work and demonstrate her etching technique, while Gallery Owner Marc Brenner, also visiting from Paris, will be happy to talk about the artists he represents at the Galerie La Hune-Brenner in Montmartre.

Exhibit runs through October 30, 2010

About the open house:
On October 9, 2010, the CPC is throwing the doors open to reveal the way printmakers go at their plates and stones and screens and woodblocks to produce the fine images that make this medium so intriguing. Demonstrations on the presses will abound, and visitors will be invited to participate in the experience of what itºs like to be immersed in a real, working printmaking workshop. The accompanying exhibition will feature a collaboration and exchange between Chicago and Parisian artists, rendering alive the grit and song of these two cities in stark black and white printed images. Come on by and see why this vibrant workshop has been thriving and inkin' for over 2 decades.

CPC Student Exhibition
September 4 - 25, 2010

Opening Reception this Saturday, September 4, 3-5pm

Featuring the work of CPC students from both our group and private classes. Come for this early evening of light snacks and refreshments to see their awesome prints and get inspired!!

Michelle McCoy, Beastie 7, Intaglio (student from this summer's 10 week etching class)

Exhibiting Artists:
Susan Barahia, Tim Breitzmann, Matt Brett, Kristen Castensen, Beth DeBonis, Brenda Friedman, James Kao, David Karall, Maura Koutoujian, Stephen Komonitsky, Bart Longacre, Nathan Lagacy, Corey McCafferty, Michelle McCoy, Kim McGuire, Clint Mosling, Thomas Plum, Gloria Swanson, Allison Swindell

Once you've seen this show, you'll be inspired to finally take one of our classes...!

Featuring Gallery Artists and participants in the Chicago debut of the Dream Threads Project!!

About the Dream Thread Project: People all over the world contributed their dreams, inspirations, and stories to the Dream Threads Project via postcards that were sent to the CPC. The postcard template (see above) was distributed worldwide via email, web and social media. Anyone could print them out, add their own ideas, and mail them back to us. The variety of finished cards was astounding. The age of those sending cards ranged from 3 to 80. Students sent cards along with their teachers. Professional artists sent gorgeous images that sit alongside the work of musicians and poets. Grandmothers and dancers and actors and friends all sent in wonderful pieces. Ten-year-old Dora Oanic, from Zagreb, Croatia, wrote on her Dream Thread: "I like cats, dance, shiny things and school. My favorite subject is art. I don't like Beans". The CPC is so excited to share these creations in both the gallery and the storefront windows this summer. And the best part is that ANYONE who stops in during the show can create their OWN Dream Thread and we'll hang it, thus continuing the creative "thread"...

This project was a collaborative effort created by artist Deborah Maris Lader of the CPC and choreographer Gina Patterson of VOICE Dance Company (Austin, TX). Dream Threads was conceived to connect people - to empower everyone to use their own creative voice. We hope that it will be a catalyst to stimulate conversation about the threads that connect us all, sharing and supporting one anotherÇs dreams, and about keeping art alive. For more info about the origin of the project, or to find out more about Voice Dance Company, or to print your own postcards, please click on this link

CPC's 3rd Annual $20 Cash 'N Carry

Print and Poster Sale
We know you all LOVE this one!!! The deals will FREAK YOU OUT! Featuring some of your usual faves, like Amos Kennedy Jr., Dan Grzeca and Jay Ryan, plus some newbie surprises like Steve Walters and Diana Sudyka and Justin Santora!!! OMG!!! Mark your calendars!!
Plus T-shirts...Books...Cards...stuff

(hey - anyone notice that the number 20 appears in every show title we've presented this year??)...

Opening Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, 12 - 7pm
Preview and buy some stuff while we're pinning it to the walls: May 15
End Date: June 19th, 2010

"20/20"

20 Artists/20 years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Opening Saturday, March 6, 2010
Open House/Printmaking Demos All Day, from 12-5pm
Reception: 5-8pm
Exhibition runs through May 1st

To celebrate its 20th year, the CPC is throwing the doors open to reveal the way printmakers go at their plates and stones and screens and woodblocks to produce the fine images that make this medium so intriguing. Demonstrations on the presses will abound, and visitors will be invited to participate in the experience of what itüs like to be immersed in a real, working printmaking workshop. The accompanying exhibition will highlight 20 CPC artists who have kept this vibrant workshop alive and inkin' throughout the past 2 decades.

This event is a featured program with Studio Chicago, a year long project developed by the Dept of Cultural Affairs to showcase the ways artists create in their respective studio environments. For more information, visit www.studiochicago.org Core Studio Chicago partners include: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Gallery 400, Hyde Park Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and threewalls.

Participating artists: Hiroshi Ariyama, Stephanie Barenz, Misha Goro, Holly Greenberg, Susan Hall, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Jeremy Lundquist, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis OüMalley, Mary OüShaughnessy, Jenny Schmid, Megan Sterling, Jerry Svoboda, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Debora Wood

The 20th Annual International Small Print Show
and Holiday Open House

Ok, can you believe we've been at this for over 20 years?! That just means WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING. Over 60 artists...beautiful hand made art at affordable prices...an opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community...purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday...meet and greet over hot cider and treats in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....we look forward to seeing you...

Preview the exhibition: November 21 and 28, 12-5pm
Grand Opening Party:
Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 2009, 11am - 7pm both days
Extended Holiday hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, through December 20th, 12-5pm

The show will also feature a huge selection of artist made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

Participating artists:
Kim Ambriz, Hiroshi Ariyama, Shawn Ballarin, Robin Bienemann, George Bodmer, Liz Born, Peter Brickell, Alex Chitty, Eva Christensen, Laura Coyle, Sarah Conner, Susanna Crum, Joel Dugan, Sam Falbo, Brenda Friedman, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Fletcher Hayes, Carrie Iverson, Catherine Jacobi, Eric Johnson, Bianca Juarez, Kent Kapplinger, Scott Keifer, Amos Kennedy, Jill Kramer, Carol Lader, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Eden Lee, Alan Lerner, Siu Jane Liu, Ray Maseman, Liz Maugans, Bert Menco, Ruth Moscovitch, Sarah Nishiura, Kitty O'Connell, Duffy O'Connor, Robbin O'Harrow, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Jay Ryan, Rodolpho Salgado Jr., Sarah Smelser, Ashley Sullivan, Michael Thompson, Anatole Upart, Kim Vanderheiden, Charlie Van Gilder, and others.

In celebration of Chicago Artists Month 2009, the CPC presents:

The Exquisite Matrix: A Collaborative Print Series
Opening Reception, Open House and Printmaking Demos:
Sunday, October 4, 1-4pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Susanna Crum, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Bianca Juarez, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Megan Sterling, Charlie Van Gilder.

Inspired by the idea of the "exquisite corpse" and it's role in the interactive spirit of printmaking, this exhibit features a collaboration among Chicago print artists, resulting in images that involve many independent visions inspired by a series of words passed along from artist to artist. It reads sort of like a visual game of "telephone". A wide variety of printmaking media has been utilized. Demonstrations are being prepared on October 4th that will invite the public to get their own hands dirty and see what's so dang groovy about this inky medium. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Inkdrops Keep Falling on My Head: A New Summer Exhibition by Gallery Artists

Featuring work by: Hiroshi Ariyama, Yue Chen, Charles Cohan, Susanna Crum, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Michael Goro, John Himmelfarb, Deborah Maris Lader, Ray Maseman, Nichole Maury, Dennis O'Malley, Joel Rendon

Through August 29, 2009 - Gallery hours Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5pm, and by appointment

TONS OF COOL STUFF FOR JUST $20 or LESS!

AND...The dancers, movers and artists ofÜÜNcounterÜwill kick off the $20 print sale from 3-5pm in a special interactive "happening". This group meets once a month in ever-changing locations to connect people through dance. Expect dance, music, video, photography, and other visual arts to mutually inspire each other for two hours of uncontained creativity. Ncounter welcomes people to come create, explore, and connect. For more information check them out on Facebook, or their website Ncounter.me

Rebellious Integration
a portfolio exhibition curated by Megan Sterling and Katarzyna Cepek

Through April 25, 2009

Rebellious Integration toys with the contradiction of a printmaker's continuing subsistence in contemporary art culture and the mores of our society. Although many printmakers work to integrate themselves into the social ranks-- working mainstream jobs, teaching in academia, etc.-- we at the same time continually find ways to be subversive, to challenge the rubric of each institution that we labor so hard to pervade. Participants were asked to rebelliously integrate themselves into this exchange- that is, there were specifications that had to be followed, ie size, edition size, etc., but were then encouraged to rebel in any creative way they liked, be it in their subject matter, mediums, three-dimensionality, shape, materials used, etc.

Artists include:
Megan Sterling, Katarzyna Cepek, Deborah Maris Lader, Duffy O'Connor, Oli Watt, Stephanie Barenz, Barbara Madsen, Candace Nicol, Cerese Vaden, John Hitchcock, Jill Fitterer, Kimiko Miyoshi, Laurie Blakeslee, Michael Barnes, Oscar Gillespie, Priya Nadkarni

Also showing in the CPC gallery:
"Global Fusion"
an international portfolio project organized by Maritza Davila and Indrani Gall

Contributing Artists:
Maritza Dávila (Puerto Rico), Sarojini Jha Johnson (India), Indrani Gall (India), Haydee Landing (Puerto Rico), Amy Foltz (USA), Johanna Paas (USA), Hui-Chu Ying (Taiwan), Lise Drost (USA), Enrique Leal (Spain), Stephen Black (USA), Luis Abraham Ortiz (Puerto Rico), David DuBose (USA)

These events were organized in conjunction with the 2009 Southern Graphics Council Conference , which took place in Chicago March 25-28. It was GREAT to see all the printfolk in Chicago! The ink was flying....

19th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House

The Grand Opening Party was held Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, 2008, and featured the work of over 70 artists from all over the world, including our very own CPC printmakers. The turnout was pretty fabulous for being in a recession, but the affordability of the work and the tendency for people to seek unique and handmade items for their loved ones during the holidays made for a very successful show. Artist-made books and cards and t-shirts also flew off the tables, along with the very yummy food tidbits and hot cider. NEW this year was our first ever CPC Small Print Show BLOG. Check it out!

Small Prints. Smaller prices. Great party snacks. Huge Fun. Gigantic affordability. Generous hot cider. Gargantuan Art.

Postcard collection: please view the entire collection

For more info on the original Beyond Boundaries exhibition at the CPC, please see below in Past Events and Exhibitions.

The full Postcard set of the Beyond Boundaries: 35 Chicago Artists Connect exhibition is now available at the CPC and other locations for $20 (Chicago Cultural Center, Powell's Bookstore, Illinois Artisans Shop, and Enjoy in Lincoln Square). These make the PERFECT giftÌthey are beautiful, sendable, frameable, affordable and collectable and come in a fancy box. They are an unconventional 5.5 x 5.5 inch size, and so are also very ARTY! Your friends will be impressed. If you would like a set of postcards shipped, please send a $25 check or money order made out to Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and we'll have 'em there before you know it. The CPC now accepts Visa/Mastercard for orders over $50, as well as personal checks.

"Beyond Boundaries: 35 Chicago Artists Connect"
is NOW TOURING!!

The show has already made a few stops and is currently on its way to Saginaw Valley State University. The Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley Community College presentation was a stellar success. Gallery Director Cheryl Hahn created an interactive print "laboratory" right in the gallery, and "lines" were not only painted on the walls and across the floor (connecting the Chicago and Yakima artists), but also clear up and on the celebratory cake at the opening! We were duly impressed. They had a fantastic turnout and lots of press. Stay tuned for images by the participating Washington State artists.

The full tour schedule as it stands:

H.F. Johnson Art Gallery at Carthage College
(also featuring the work of Michael Goro, Carrie Iverson, Deborah Maris Lader and Steve Mueller)
Kenosha, WI
October 20 - November 18, 2007

The Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley Community College
Yakima, Washington
January 11 - February 9, 2008

Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI
March 10 - April 8, 2008

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
April 21 - May 19, 2008

This exhibition was built to travel, collecting new artists along the way. We are still looking for a few more prospective venues to exhibit and expand this collaboration. If you are interested in exhibiting this collection of work and adding your own artists, or for more information please contact Deborah Maris Lader at 773.293.2070, or email ink1101@aol.com

 

Art of Democracy
Part of a nation-wide series of printmaking exhibitions hosted by the New York Society of Etchers
September 13 - November 1, 2008
Opening Reception: September 13, 2008, 5-8pm

On October 11th, 12 -5pm, the CPC hosted an open house & demonstration: The Print as Democratic Medium

The CPC's "The Art of Democracy" was part of a network of exhibitions and events that took place in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, New York, Atlanta, and other cities across the U.S. The printmaking medium has historically proven itself as a prime democratic broadcaster of artistic and political vision.

Exhibiting artists:
Alex Chitty • Misha Goro • Carrie Iverson • Deborah Maris Lader • Alan Lerner • Artemio Rodriguez • Shira Soskel Megan Sterling • Kyra Termini • Artist-made posters from around the country • American Academy of Art student posters


for more info, also see www.artofdemocracy.org

 

18th Annual Small Print Show and Holiday Open House opened Saturday December 1st, 2007 and ran through February 2nd, 2008.

The show featured small printworks and artist-made gifts by members of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and invited guests.

Our most successful Small Print Show to date! This annual show just proves to be more and more of a draw each year, and we're thrilled that folks put the CPC on their holiday

shopping itinerary and value the magical gift of hand made prints and other artistic creations.

Approximately 40 artists participated, including Hiroshi Ariyama, Shawn Ballarin, George Bodmer, Peter Brickell, Sue Demel, Joel Dugan, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Michael Goro, Susan Hall, Kathy Halper, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Scott Keifer, Ruth Keys, Jill Kramer, Carol Lader, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Sharon Lindenfeld, Ray Maseman, Bert Menco, Brian Novak, Joel Rendon, Artemio Rodriguez, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Jaunith Skinner, Megan Sterling, Jerry Svoboda, Kyra Termini, Anatole Upart, and more.

The CPC invited its neighbors, friends and the public to cross the threshold and explore the "printmaking mystique" with a full day of inky demonstrations, an open house and hands-on print projects on October 13, 2007. The exhibit ran through October 31, 2007. In celebration of Chicago Artists Month 2007 with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Boundaries: 35 Artists Connect


October 1 through November 4, 2006.

For the past 11 years, Chicago's artists have looked forward to Chicago Artists Month, the city wide celebration of the visual arts during the month of October. This past year's celebration was themed "Beyond Boundaries".

Boundaries-physical or imagined, global or personal-can constrain our lives if we let them. In "Beyond Boundaries - 35 Chicago Artists Connect", members of the Collaborative and invited guests created 12" x 12" unique works of art using materials of their choice: paper, glass, wood, paint, fabric etc. Each work of art contained a line or visual element that crossed the center, connecting one artist to the next, moving outside the borders of an individual space and into a new boundless one. The modular format of the project allows the exhibition to travel, be reconfigured and find new connections along the way.

A collection of postcards of the original art was created to celebrate this project. This allowed the public to purchase a form of the art while actively participating in the idea of going beyond boundaries, i.e. the "sending off" of the art as mail, disseminating the images all over the world. In this way the theme comes full circle. The postcards have also been displayed, arranged in frames, laminated, and used to build houses of "cards".

Participating Artists: Hiroshi Ariyama, Stephanie Barenz, Margaret Buchen, Lia Conklin, Laura M. Coyle, Sue Demel, Sam Falbo, Susan Hall, Fletcher Hayes, Carrie Iverson, Catherine Jacobi, Janet Jaffke, Cynthia King, Kathleen King, Jill Kramer, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Thomas Lucas, John McGlinn, Kate McQuillen, Bert Menco, Michael Miller, BettyAnn Mocek, Steve Mueller, Sarah Nishiura, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis B. O'Malley, Mary K. O'Shaughnessy, Heather Page, Tom Robinson, Robert Sabo, Megan Sterling, Kyra Termini, Kim Vanderheiden, Charlie Van Gilder.

This program is part of Chicago Artists Month, which is supported and coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, please visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.

 




The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative proudly presents: "The Chicago Show: Tracks, Cable, Sky and Lake"

A four-person show featuring new prints by:
Hiroshi Ariyama
Michael Goro
Dennis O'Malley
Jerry Svoboda
and others...



Opening Reception and Book Signing event: Saturday, March 18th, 2006 1-5pm. Meet the artists and guest Chicago authors Richard Cahan and Jeff Libman. Bring your friends, countrymen, neighbors, and kids! This event is free to the public. Cubs AND Sox fans welcome! celebrate Chicago and shop local! Meet the artists and guest Chicago authors Richard Cahan and Jeff Libman. Refreshments will be served.

"Other" artists include Jeff Atkins, Ruth Moscovitch, Joel Rendon, Anatole Upart, Miles Votek, and prints from the CPC collection. The show will run through June 3, 2006.

On The Mark: Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 1989-2005



THANKS TO ALL who participated in, curated, publicized, and viewed our beautiful exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. Our show, On The Mark: Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 1989-2005 was an enormous success, seen by thousands of people and written up in Chicago Social, Time Out Chicago, and Chicago Artists News, among other publications. It was truly something to be proud of! Special thanks go out to Lanny Silverman and Jill Hurwitz and Cynthia Quick from the Dept. Of Cultural Affairs, and to Carrie Iverson, who did such a spectacular job with the original proposal. I had a great time yakking it up with Tony Fitzpatrick at the Gallery talk on October 6th, and I just finished the eeny weeny etching we worked on together during our presentation. Catch it at the Small Print Show...


Facade Project


Each window on the upper three floors of the CPC contains the faces
of 9 of the soldiers who have died in Iraq. Altogether, the piece shows the faces of 648 of the troops who have died in Iraq as a tribute and reminder.

Executed by Carrie Iverson. See installation photos and more details.


Studying a print in the Gallery

CPC members Margaret Buchen (left) and Maggie Tate (right) looking at a screenprint by Maggie Tate.

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