Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
April 25, 2009
A portfolio exhibition curated by Megan Sterling and Katarzyna Cepek
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.
About the ShowArtists 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
December 6, 2008
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.
About the Show
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.