Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
STOREFRONT TAKEOVER with sculptor Catherine Jacobi
March 1-April 30, 2021
In Celebration of Women’s History Month
The CPC is proud to feature artist, Catherine Jacobi and her work, “The House That John Built” as part of our new ‘storefront takeover’ series. Catherine Jacobi has been a designer and sculptor for over 30 years. She is a longtime friend and resident of the CPC. Her work can be found in several private collections.
Saatchi Gallery Magazine’s Elliot Leiva wrote in 2019 of her exhibition, Things of This World, “Catherine Jacobi’s [work] is a breath of fresh air; a well-received Sunday afternoon reading poetry, an evening at the museum visiting familiar pieces you have had a yearning to see.
The objects that dominate Jacobi’s work evoke the long-lasting memories that we have embedded in them. They remind us of the constancy of objects as anecdotal registries. The sculptural qualities of the work, much like Rauschenberg’s, confront the audience as objects in the world. Stylistically, the use of everyday objects parallels Duchamp’s ‘readymades’ — prioritising ideas over the visual example and expressing subjects of times past and the passing of time so inherent in our human existence, whether internally or externally with the world around us.
But Jacobi is not interested in any nostalgic notions of the past. She is interested in inciting viewers to think about their stories critically moving forward and to allow themselves to contemplate in the present.”
For more information on Catherine’s work and process: catherinejacobi.com
About the ShowCatherine Jacobi The House That John Built deconstructed doll house 4 constructions, each approx. 32” x 34” x 3” Artist Statement In 1969 my father (John) began building a doll house from mail order plans. For the most part he followed the plans, and the result was my surprise gift from Santa that year. Is it a girl’s dream, to have the awesome responsibility of a house and it’s upkeep. In 1974 I renovated the house using wall and carpet selections of our house at that time. This house, so like, but more perfect than my own. 50 years after initially receiving the dollhouse, I had the idea that I could reimage/rebuild the house the way I truly saw it — without any sense of disrespect and conversely to celebrate the continuum and history of its construction — to marvel at the longevity of it — the putting together of pieces that so want to be together. The house was deconstructed and rebuilt into 4 structural fragments and a photo compilation of the original house. 5 pieces — a family — breaking apart the familiar, the known and reorganizing it for another look. For more information on Catherine’s work and process: catherinejacobi.com
31st Annual International Small Print Show & Holiday Sale
Nov 6, 2020 - Feb 6, 2021
IN PERSON and ONLINE!
This year's show is a bit different, but the pandemic has forced us to be extra creative and we're super stoked to pass along our improved shopping experience to all of you! We won't hold our customary opening weekend party for obvious reasons, but we ARE starting 3 weeks early for those of you who want to either MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to visit the show or SHOP ONLINE with our brand new Shopify print-buying experience! You'll also find more artwork by each artist, plus these amazing and fun new features:
PRINTMAKING CARE PACKAGE
For only $75, a recipient of your choice will receive all of the following. All care packages ship free. Take care of your loved ones in the new year with an assortment of printed goodies!
Print of your choosing (from 15 options!)
Framable, Relief-stamped Card, inscribed with your personal message to the recipient.
Coloring Book Zine with drawings by Victoria Marie Barquin, Deborah Maris Lader, Melody Vaughan, Betsy Ochoa, Catherine Winings and Carl Voss
Care Patch, designed and screen printed on fabric by Carl Voss
"Thank You" letterpress card & envelope by Painted Tongue Press, so the recipient can send some love right back to you.
GRAB N' GO
When you pick up your prints between December 5-20, you'll receive a hot spiced cider and yummy, locally-baked treat to take with you!
About the ShowClockwise, from upper left: Sarah Smelser, Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Tony Fitzpatrick, Susan Hall, Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Karen Kunc, Raeleen Kao, Bryn Gleason, Nicola Villa (Italy), Kumi Obata (Japan). Featured Artists: Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Victoria Marie Barquin, Coco Berkman, Karen Butler, Corinna Button (UK), Jill Chittenden, Cathie Crawford, Melanie Dorson, Casey Engel, Tony Fitzpatrick, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Bryn Gleason, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Anna Hasseltine, Eric Hoffman, Mirka Hokkanen, Teresa James, Raeleen Kao, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Damon Kowarsky (Australia), Jill Kramer, Karen Kunc, Ammarin Kuntawong (Thailand), Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Carrie Lingscheit, Bart Longacre, Beauvais Lyons, Amornthep Mahamaet (Thailand), Michelle McCoy, Andrew Mullally, Maria Mungai, Ali Norman, Kumi Obata (Japan), Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Painted Tongue Press, Sage Perrott, Steve Prince, Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Jay Ryan, Justin Santora, Jeff Sippel, Yuttana Sittikat (Thailand), Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press, Raychel Steinbach, Megan Sterling, Jerawit Surtsit (Thailand), Stephanie Toral, Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Nicola Villa (Italy), Sudtipong Vongsorn (Thailand), Carl Voss, Art Werger, Scott Westgard, Stephen Wiggins, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Eric Wilson, Catherine Winings and others.
30 ARTISTS / 30 YEARS
March 7 - August 31, 2020
Opening Reception: March 7, 5-8pm
Exhibition extended through August 31, 2020
In September, the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative kicked off a celebration of its 30th year with a series of events. The CPC just closed its 30th Annual Small Print Exhibition and our arty party continues with this exhibition, featuring the work of 30 artists who have played some sort of role in the history of our little printshop.
The exhibition is a nice mix of CPC members, teachers, interns, visiting artists and gallery artists. The thing they all have in common is a very high level of integrity in their work, and their commitment to their studio practice, to printmaking, and to the community of artists who carve wood, draw on stones and plates, pull ink through screens, and drive the presses. They all make work that is gorgeous, well-crafted, and visually compelling.
Two of our exhibiting artists, David Driesbach and Carlos Cortez, are no longer with us, and we dedicate this exhibition to them and their love of our favorite medium. They both played a significant role in the history of CPC.
In Spring 2021, the studio will showcase the work of a completely different group of 30 artists, who are participating in a portfolio exchange. These two projects will culminate in a catalogue of the prints of all 60 participants.
Online exhibition available here.
About the ShowFeatured Artists: Chris Blume, Liz Born, Margaret Buchen, Karen Butler, Carlos Cortez, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, Jen Farrell, Tony Fitzpatrick, Sanya Glisic, Rachelle Hill, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Michael Jackson, Amos Kennedy, Jill Kramer, Karen Kunc, Alan Lerner, Bart Longacre, Bert Menco, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Jenny Schmid, Carl Voss, Gary Weidner, Scott Westgard, Catherine Winings, Debora Wood.
30th Annual International Small Print Show & Holiday Sale
December 7-8, 2019 through February 15, 2020
Grand Opening Party: Sat & Sun, December 7-8, 11am - 7pm
Closing Party: Saturday, Feb 15, 2 - 6pm
Open House and Visiting Artist Demos: Saturday, Feb 15, 10am - 2pm
Christmas has come and gone, but the small print show continues to grow and change as we replace sold work with new prints. Shipments continue to arrive from all over the world, and January is a wonderful time to indulge and purchase a little something special for yourself or a loved one. This heavily curated show is a brilliant and affordable way to start your art collection or add to your already-established cache of prints. The CPC staff is here to assist and unlock the treasure trove of the workshop flat files to help you find an image that is right for your budget and taste. Prepare to be inspired. Bring your parents, children, friends, teachers, and catch artists pulling prints off the presses as you view the gorgeous work on the gallery wall. 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...!
The exhibition runs through February 15th, with a closing party from 2-6pm.
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12-5pm AND BY APPOINTMENT
About the ShowFeatured Artists: Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Joanna Anos, Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Anoush Bargamian, Michael Barnes, Victoria Marie Barquin, Wes Beeler, John Bergmeier, Coco Berkman, Alexandra Blom, George Bodmer, Deirdre Britt, Margaret Buchen, Corinna Button (UK), Yue Chen, Jill Chittenden, Cathie Crawford, Melanie Dorson, LJ Douglas, David Driesbach, Casey Engel, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Ann Frame, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Ashley Gies, Bryn Gleason, Karinna Gomez, Don Krumpos, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Anna Hasseltine, Susannah Hera, Megan Hinds, Eric Hoffman, Mirka Hokkanen, Teresa James, Eric Johnson, Raeleen Kao, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Damon Kowarsky (Australia), Jill Kramer, Karen Kunc, Ammarin Kuntawong (Thailand), Carol Lader, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Carrie Lingscheit, Bart Longacre, Amornthep Mahamaet (Thailand), Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Andrew Mullally, Maria Mungai, Novak Nastasic, Jillian Nickell, Ali Norman, Kumi Obata (Japan), Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Painted Tongue Press, Sage Perrott, Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Debra Riffe, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Jay Ryan, Justin Santora, Bob Scheffler, Jeff Sippel, Yuttana Sittikat (Thailand), Sarah Smelser, Meghann Sottile, Starshaped Press, Raychel Steinbach, Megan Sterling, Graham Stephens, Jerawit Surtsit (Thailand), Kitikong Tilokwattanotai (Thailand), Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Melody Vaughan, Nicola Villa (Italy), Sudtipong Vongsorn (Thailand), Carl Voss, Art Werger, Scott Westgard, Stephen Wiggins, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Catherine Winings.
FILM POSITIVE: An exhibition of photo-based printmaking
September 21 - November 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21st, 5-8:00pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12-5:00pm and always by appointment
About the Show