CPC policy in regards to Covid-19 outbreak

To our local and global CPC community:

We know that the state and city are starting to open, and we hope to do the same as we watch carefully the consequences of such actions. We believe we still have work to do in order to keep our community safe and healthy. The shop has been quiet, and misses the buzz of its artists, students and visitors – the people who give it light and life. The CPC has put into place a staggered and limited opening of its facilities to Resident Artists (June 1) and members (July 1), with social distancing measures and strict guidelines in place regarding masks, sanitation, and capacity.

We will get through this because we know how to come together (even if remotely) and do the right thing. We appreciate all that you are doing to stay safe and creative, and we reach out to those of you who are suffering, sick or struggling. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. And stay home if you are at risk.

The CPC is following all recommendations of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Chicago Department of Health.
CPC will be closed to the public until further notice. All classes, private classes, work sessions, and events have either been canceled, postponed, or moved online. 

Those interested in purchasing work in the gallery may do so via Paypal or credit card by phone. Please email us at info@chicagoprintmakers.com to make arrangements. We offer either private curbside pickup (free) or secure shipping ($25-$50 for domestic packages). In the meantime, look for our fun new online feature, “FLATFILE FRIDAYS“, coming to your email inbox each week, where you can enjoy the work of our featured gallery artists from the comfort of your living room couch.


The CPC has long been a sanctuary during challenging times, and while we’re all hunkered down, we’ve been providing some fun and creative activities:

* CPC Remote Printshop Facebook Group – search for it and ask to join in!
* FLATFILE FRIDAY – check out our past artist features!

30 ARTISTS/ 30 YEARS exhibit is viewable online!

* Member Spotlights – meet our very talented CPC artists.

* Teacher features – meet our gifted faculty and see the work they’re making.

* GIFT CARDS – New! Buy one in any amount!

* Window Shopping!! – Make the CPC window a fun destination for you and the kiddos – lots of family friendly, affordable prints to buy or simply browse. John Himmelfarb’s magnificent 3D truck sculpture is also still in the window and is a draw in and of itself (that will not change weekly!). Just trying to find ways to bring a little joy to those who venture out for a masked walk. Your exposed eyeballs will thank you.

We’d love to hear from you. I do hope you all stay well and at least moderately busy with things (and people) you love. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or thoughts. I will do my very best to communicate with you during these most unprecedented circumstances.

Be well, in health and ink,

Deborah Maris Lader, Director

Other Relevant links:

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Symptoms of Covid-19