Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
20th Anniversary Summer Show
June 26 - August 28, 2010
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"...
About the ShowThis 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.
CPC’s 3rd Annual $20 Cash ‘N Carry
May 22nd, 2010, 12 - 7pm
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
About the Show
March 6, 2010
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.
About the ShowParticipating 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
December 5-6, 2009, 11am - 7pm
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...
About the ShowParticipating 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.
The Exquisite Matrix: A Collaborative Print Series
October 4, 2009
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.
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.
About the Show