Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Thai Printmakers: Work by artists from Chiangmai Art On Paper Studio
September 23 - November 4, 2017
Open House and Reception: Saturday, September 23, 12-5pm
Featuring artists from the Chiangmai Art On Paper Studio, Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Nit Chaingeawkham, Trevor Foster, Michael Kempson, Ammarin Kuntawong, Amornthep Mahamaet, Jerawit Surtsit, Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, , Sudtipong Vongsorn, Yuttana Sittikat
Curated by CPC Director Deborah Maris Lader:
When I stumbled upon this little gem of a printshop while traveling in Thailand, I was astounded by the quality, beauty, variety, and technical precision of the prints being made by the young cohort of artists working there under the exuberant leadership of C.A.P Director Kitikong Tilokwattanotai. The etchings made in the workshop had a distinctly "Thai" sensibility but with a very contemporary twist in the hands of these wonderful artists. My brief "appointment" stretched on throughout an entire afternoon and into the evening and culminated into this exhibition. I simply just had to share this exquisite work.
Art has no barriers or borders and broadens our idea of what is possible. The great printmakers of the past 300 years easily outlive and transcend whoever happens to be king, dictator, or president. In light of recent political events in the U.S., the CPC renews its 2017 commitment to showcasing the best of International artists. Last April, 71 prints from Iran graced our walls. This summer, CPC hosted the winners of the International On Paper prize and showcased some of the finest prints from 28 different countries. And so now we visit Thailand. In December we'll wrap it all up like a present with the 28th Annual International Small Print Exhibition.
We just don't believe in walls.
About the Show
ON PAPER International Printmaking Award and Exhibition 2017
July 8 -September 2, 2017
An exhibition of the finalists of the ON PAPER International competition, plus other noted International Printmakers
28 Printmakers, 15 Countries
Reception and Open House
July 8, 2017, 2-5pm
Free demos, hands-on printivities and more!
-Guest artist Carrie Lingscheit will demonstrate the magic of mezzotint and showcase her gorgeous prints
-demonstrations of chine colle and etching using Awagami fine papers
-visitors can make a single-sheet folded book with Awagami decorative paper covers!
Regular gallery hours
Fridays & Saturdays 12-5pm AND BY APPOINTMENT
Awagami Paper Factory
ON PAPER Competition
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Art has no barriers or borders and broadens our idea of what is possible. Durer... Rembrandt... Blake... Goya... Kollwitz... Posada... Cassatt... Hokusai; the great printmakers of the past 300 years easily outlive and transcend whoever happens to be king, dictator, or president. In light of recent political events in the U.S., the CPC renews its commitment to showcasing the best of International artists. Last month, 71 prints from Iran graced our walls, and in the fall the gallery looks forward to featuring the work of 12 printmakers from Thailand. For now, we highlight some of the finest prints in the galaxy.
Through September 2, 2017
About the ShowThe ON PAPER shortlisted Artists 2017: [caption id="attachment_980" align="alignnone" width="700"] Clockwise upper LH: Takanori Iwase (Japan), Judith Rothchild (France), Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Heli Kurunsaari (Finland), Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Debbie Lee (UK), Deborah Chapman (Canada), Mark Graver (New Zealand), Mehdi Darvishi (Iran), Brenda Malkinson (Canada), Helene Bautista (France).
Additional exhibiting artists from ON PAPER: Christina France Crews (UK), Tobias Crone (Germany), Sophie Domont (France), Jonelle Johnson (USA), Wojtek Kubrakiewicz (Poland), Zoskia Leutina (Siberia), Carrie Lingscheit (USA), Robert Pugh (UK), (USA), Sarah Smelser (USA), Agneta Ostlund (Sweden).
Other CPC Artists exhibiting: Corinna Button (UK), Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Micheal Goro (Russia, USA), Karen Kunc (USA), Emilien Maricot (France), Nicola Villa (Italy).[/caption]
NOWRUZANE: An Exchange & Celebration of the Persian New Year with Iranian, Italian and CPC Artists
April 1 - June 3, 2017
Opening Reception April 1, 2017, 5-8pm
In Iran, the Persian New Year is called Nowruz; now meaning new, and ruz meaning day. Nowruz is about the renewal of nature, and for 3000 years, it has been celebrated at the exact moment of the vernal equinox. Iranians decorate using the seven symbols of life and vitality called Haftsin. These symbols crop up in many of the exhibited prints: Apple, Sumac, Vinegar, Garlic, Dried Oleaster, Samanu (sweet pudding made from wheat germ), and Sabzeh (wheat sprouts). We will have a Haftsin set up at the opening reception on April 1st.
The exhibit features over 130 mini prints by 96 CPC, Italian and Iranian printmakers. Multiples of these works are currently traveling and being exhibited together at the Chav Printmaking Studio in Tehran, as well as in Mashhad, Kermanshah and Kerman in Iran, at Spazio 74/b Milano Gallery in Milan, Italy and at the Sagene Kunstsmie in Oslo, Norway.
This touring exhibition is a collaboration between Chav Printmaking Studio (Iran), Milano Printmakers Associazione Culturale (Milan) and Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
In light of recent political events in the U.S., the CPC thought it fitting to showcase the work of these wonderful Iranian and Italian printmakers and enlighten Chicagoans to their vibrant culture and customs. Art has no barriers nor borders and broadens our idea of what is possible. The great print works of the past 300 years have easily outlived and transcended whoever happened to be king, dictator, or president.
About the Show[caption id="attachment_967" align="alignnone" width="700"] Nowruz exhibit gallery 2016 IRAN event page composite image[/caption] Upper Left: CPC artists Duffy O'Connor, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, Kim Laurel and Michelle McCoy. Upper Right: Show poster from Iran, plus photo from opening night at Chav Printmaking Studio in Iran. Middle: Prints by Iranian artists (L to R, by row): Parvaneh Farmani, Pardis Hosseini, Saeedeh Gohari, Simin Khozaei, Maryam Jahani, Mahdieh Sohrabi, Ehsan Sharif-Far, Mahtab Aliabadi, Farahnaz Rahmati, Negin Mahmoudi, Hedieh Jafari, Shirin Mirjamali, Mahtab Dehravan, Koosha Mousavi, Yasaman Roohi. Bottom: Sponsors and Venues of the traveling exhibition. EXHIBITING ARTISTS IRAN: Ava Afshari, Mahtab Aliabadi, Roya Alipor, Gita Azimzadeh, Sara Baftizadeh, Nahid Baradaran Eskandani, Ehmad Chehghani, Dana Dehghan, Mahtab Dehravan, Ali Asghar Ebrahimi Nikoo, Fereshteh Ferdowsi Khosrowshahi, Parvaneh Farmani, Zahra Ganji, Elham Ghorbanali, Hamideh Gohari, Saeideh Gohari, Mahdi Goudini, Farnaz Haghighat Parast, Behnaz Hooshmand, Pardis Hosseini, Hedieh Jafari, Maryam Jahani, Atefeh Jarandehei, Narges Karimian Mousavi, Shiva Khoshbakht Nezhad, Samira Khoshravan, Simin Khozaie, Soraya Kolbadinezhad, Negin Mahmoudi Mona Majidifar, Shirin Mirjamali, Elmira Mirmiran, Abbas Mirzaee, Nasim Mirzaei, Maryam Mojtahedi Moghaddam, Darya Mojtahedzadeh Fard, Tahereh Mokhtarpour, Koosha Mousavi, Fereshteh Mottaghi, Zeinab Mousavi, Yasaman Mousavi, Mahya Naiemabadi, Nasrin Najafi, Sara Nikpoor, Afsaneh Oskooei, Aida Pashakhanloo, Farzaneh Radmehr, Farahnaz Rahmati, Mina Rashidi, Yasaman Roohi, Saeideh Sabet Nejad, Samira Sadat Rahmani, Nastaran Sadat Safarabadi, Solmaz Sadeghi, Shaghayegh Sanagoo, Sepideh Sayad Daryabakhsh, Ehsan Sharif Far, Mahdieh Sohrabi, Majid Tabatabaee, Bahareh Taghikhani, Sara Tavangar Ranjbar, Mojgan Toosi, Samira Vali Asadi, Minoo Yalsohrabi, Nazanin Zadmehr ITALY: Felice Ardito, Francesco Casolari, Shuhei Matsuyama, Francesca Magro, Samuele Menin, Enzo Maio, Marta Raimondi, Francesco Santosuosso, Salvatore Zappala CHICAGO: Victoria Marie Barquin, Matt Bodett, Eric Bremer, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, Colin Coyle, Megan Hinds, Isabelle Ganayem, Michael Goro, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Bart Longacre, Michelle McCoy, Maria Mungai, Duffy O’Connor, Robert Rusch, Megan Sterling
27th Annual International Small Print Exhibition and Holiday Sale
December 3, 2016 - February 15, 2017
Preview the show (shop early!): Friday Dec 2, 12-8pm
Grand Opening Party: Saturday & Sunday December 3 & 4, 11-7pm both days
Extended gallery hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 12-5pm Dec 6-18Over 60 artists!You know the drill people. You show up, pour yourself some hot spiced cider, grab an artist-made snack and start collecting gorgeous, affordable prints from the walls while we attempt to keep up with the mass buying frenzy. We have new work by your favorite CPC gallery printmakers and have added 23 new artists, so prepare to be inspired. Bring your parents and children and friends. It's basically the hottest spot on Western Avenue just north of the Lincoln/Western split in Lincoln Square. Looking forward to seeing you at our
oasis of originality...!
About the ShowFeatured Artists: Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Michael Barnes, Victoria Marie Barquin, Matt Bodett, George Bodmer, Eric Bremer, Margaret Buchen, Corinna Button (UK), Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, John Driesbach, Joe D’Uva, Tony Fitzpatrick, Kirsten Flaherty, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Karinna Gomez, Racheal Gressley, Dan Grzeca, John Hart (Australia), Anna Hasseltine, Megan Hinds, Eric Hoffman, Mirka Hokkanen, Teresa James, Raeleen Kao, Ryan Kapp, Kent Kapplinger, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Damon Kowarsky (Australia), Jill Kramer, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Carrie Lingscheit, Emmy Lingscheit, Barton Longacre, Carol Luc, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Jillian Nickell, Ali Norman, Dennis O’Malley, Painted Tongue Press, Sage Perrott, Kathryn Polk, Morgan Price, Jaco Putker, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Robert Rusch, Jay Ryan, Sarah Sciba, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Olivia Smith, Starshaped Press, Janie Stamm, Megan Sterling, Nicola Villa (Milan, Italy), Pamela Wesolek, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Catherine Winings, Nele Zirnite (Latvia). Image Above, L-R: Tony Fitzpatrick, Jeff Sippel, Teresa James, Corinna Button, Bert Menco, Sarah Smelser
A Well Trodden Path
September 16 - November 5, 2016
About the ShowA Contemporary Exhibition Curated by Erik Beehn This exhibition brings together artists that combine process as a form of content to create work that deconstructs collective understandings of landscape, and its relationship to location. A Well-Trodden Path presents landscape as a platform to explore beauty, representation, affect, and perspective while reinterpreting one of arts most treasured categories. Artists include:
- Erik Beehn www.erikbeehn.com
- Kate Conlon www.kateconlon.com
- Lauren Edwards www.lauren-edwards.com
- Kevin Goodrich www.kevingoodrich.org
- Ilan Gutin www.ilangutin.com
- Boyang Hou www.boyanghou.com
- George Liebert
- Shaurya Kumar www.shauryakumar.com
- Grace Makuch www.gracemakuch.com
- Esau McGhee
- Grace Schwartz www.graceschwartzart.gq
- Sonnenzimmer www.sonnenzimmer.com
- Writer Lolita Hernandez www.lolitahernandez.com