Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
Art of Democracy
September 13 - November 1, 2008
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.
For more info, also see www.artofdemocracy.org
About the ShowExhibiting 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
Beyond Boundaries: 35 Chicago Artists Connect
April 21 - May 19, 2008
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.
About the ShowThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
18th Annual Small Print Show and Holiday Open House
December 1st, 2007
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.
About the ShowFeatured Artists: 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.
Would you Like to See Our Etchings?
October 13, 2007
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".
About the ShowBoundaries-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.