Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
The 24th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale
December 7 - Jan 31, 2014
This show featured a HUGE selection of small artist-made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.
GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper. We've been doing this for 24 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday. Meet and greet over hot cider, fresh brewed coffee and artist-made treats in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue....we can't WAIT to see you and show you around!
About the ShowParticipating Artists: Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Chris Blume, Matt Bodett, George Bodmer, Jill Chittenden, Aaron Coleman, Caitlin Driscoll, Zach Fitchner, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Eric Hoffman, Eric Johnson, Phineas Jones, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Letterform, Kate Lilly, Siu Jane Liu (China), Barton Longacre, Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Maria Mungai, Ashley Nason, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Neal Pitak, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Justin Santora, Casey Searles, Andrea Schumacher, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Shawn Smith, Chase Sperry, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Joseph Taylor, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Kim Vanderheiden, Amy Ventura, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia).
Fall Exhibition/ Chicago Artists Month: INTERVENTION
September 21 - November 3, 2013
"Playing with the notion that an intervention is to come, appear, or lie between two things, this exhibition showcases eight artists whose work either formally or conceptually involves the idea of intervention in some manner. This is distinguished either in the processes in which they approach their art, in the meaning or imagery from which their work is derived, or both." - Megan Sterling, Curator
About the Show
Summer Exhibition: SOUNDCHECK
June 29 - August 31, 2013
SOUNDCHECK aims to celebrate the work of Musician-Printmakers who actively and enthusiastically express themselves in multiple art forms. To pick careers in both music and art is not exactly the most lucrative choice, and yet, these artists strive for the highest standards in both of their chosen mediums. These art forms are related. The act of recording is an act of layering, as the rhythms are often tracked first, with layers and layers of instruments and vocals resting upon one another in a complex matrix of sound. So too are prints made, with layers of visual information entered upon stone or plate or screen in order to produce a rich and penetrating image. The exhibition will showcase a portfolio of prints made by 9 artists in an edition of 20. An accompanying CD of 9 songs (related to the artwork, recorded by each artist) will be included in the packaging of the portfolio, which will resemble a vinyl album cover, since the print size is 12 x 12 inches. 10 Portfolios will be available to the public for purchase, as well as individual proofs by each artist. The exhibit will show the portfolio prints as well as additional print work by each of the participating artists. The portfolio will feature all methods of traditional printmaking: lithography, etching, screen printing, and relief. The music of the artists ranges from folk to jazz, rock and punk and everything in between.
6th Annual $20 Cash ‘N Carry Sale
May 18, 2013 12-6pm
There will be stacks and piles of hand made $20 prints everywhere, overflowing out onto Western Avenue, where they'll likely fly around and get stuck onto car windshields unless you buy them first. So please help us avoid unwanted motor accidents by scooping up as many as you can. Stock up on gifts for the entire year. There will be tons of tees, cards, and other cool stuff, but mostly REALLY AWESOME screenprints, etchings, lithos, woodcuts, etc...
About the ShowArtists: Starshaped Press, Justin Santora, Kyra Termini, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Liz Born, Dan Grzeca, Phineas Jones, Screwball Press (Steve Walters), Dennis O'Malley, Amos Kennedy, Maria Sanchez, Dan MacAdam (Crosshair), Kim Laurel, Deborah Maris Lader, Megan Sterling, Mike Schwindenhammer, Michelle McCoy, Elke Claus, Lloyd Patterson, Sanya Glisic, and more more more!
Purely Aesthetic: A New Look at Formalism
March 23, 2013
CPC is very pleased to announce the next gallery exhibition, curated by Maggie Lane Marlin. An exhibition of prints with a renewed embrace of formalist aesthetic, where imagery, color, shape and form convey meaning.