Friday, September 14, 2018

Welcome to Bridgeport ...Chicago.


You may have been to 35th and Shields to see the White Sox play baseball but have you visited  the nearby Bridgeport Art Center?

Come to see wonderful art from over 75 artists presented as:

         CHICAGO: INsideOUT

An exhibition highlighting stark contrasts in the urban landscape and the culturally diverse human experience of Chicago.

I have 5 Chicago Etchings in the exhibit.

 

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL
35th Street and Racine 



3rd Floor Gallery

Free parking on North side of BAC. Enter from East side. 

Take elevator to 3rd Floor


Collectors’ Preview:
Friday September 21st 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 21st, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Closing Reception:
                Friday, October 19th, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Summer of 2018 and new art to exhibit

My newest etching represents the main entrance to 

Chicago White Sox Park at 35th and Shields.

The image depicts the beautiful statue, a tribute to the 2005 World Championship team.

This new print is an Aquatint Etching with hand coloring.  The plate size is 8" x 10 " and the paper is 12" x 14 ".

 

I have images of US Cellular Field, "White Sox Park from Parking Lot E" that are 4" x 6"  on paper 8" x 10".   Some of the Limited Edition are hand colored.

 

 
Aquatint Etching 12 x 14 inches with hand coloring    Limited Edition

Aquatint Etching 8 x 10 inches   Limited Edition







 

Friday, September 7 the Chicago Catholic Charities hosts the Gala of the Arts at Navy Pier.  I have included nine of my etchings of Chicago and note card sets.  This event is a major fund raiser for Chicago Catholic Charities.  I am one of 20 artists that participate for the benefit of this important charity work in the Archdiocese.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

What an exhilarating time to be in Chicago.  Renewed activities on the river feature a variety of musical venues and relaxed dining featuring many new restaurants. 

 A favorite crossroads on the Chicago River is always Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive as depicted in two of my etchings.  

There is now exciting news about the the changes to the Wrigley Buildings and Tribune Tower at this famous river site.

 

The Summer of 2018 is a time to check into the new Hot Spot on the Chicago River ....
"The Tiny Tapp" between Clark and Dearborn streets and tell Mark that you heard it here.

While the bridge is up, stop at The Tiny Tapp for a cup of coffee.

 

Etching that frames to 14 x 11 inches


Etching  that frames to 12 x 12 inches

The Bridge is Up at the Tiny Tapp...etching with hand coloring frames to 14 x 11 inches





Over The Rainbow  OTR 5 Year Anniversary Show is planned for a Thursday Reception July 12  
         5 to 7pm 
at 2030 Brown in Evanston 

On display will be this etching and art from other artists that have contributed to this worthwhile program.   Please stop in and visit.                       

                      "A Sunny Day in Daley Plaza".


etching with hand coloring  frames to 20 x 16 inches





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Art in the Shop - Sawbridge Studios


Sawbridge Studios in Hubbard Woods, 897 GreenBay Road, will host Art in the Shop on Saturday June 23 from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.  I will be featuring my series about the Chicago River. I hope you can stop in!




I will be discussing and exhibiting Etching and the zinc and copper plates that are the basis of this historic printing technique. I hope that you can stop in.

Meanwhile the North Shore Art League is conducting their annual Art in the Village in the downtown Hubbard Woods Park from 10am to 5pm on June 23rd and 24th.

My newest Chicago Streeterville  etching is on display and some may recognize this classic building and the replica monument to the WW I  US First Division in Washington by Daniel Chester French. The site, at 17 East Erie, is between Rush and State Streets.

Etching Aquatint with hand coloring12 x 9 inches
Etching Aquatint with chine colle     12.x 9  inched

Swantiques, Chicago Printmakers Cash 'N Carry, Pop Up Shop

Please see this update for June and the shows that I am promoting but first.....

let me say "thank you" to Lora Swanson and Swantiques for her Pop Up Shop during Sauce Walk  on Main Street in Evanston.  The Sauce Walk was a success and brought Art and a new sales venue for the Evanston, Main to Dempster merchants.

Announcing the infamous $20 Cash 'N Carry Print Sale! Start your summer off right at the Chicago Printmaker's Collaborative with incredible deals on all kinds of printed goods! Stop by. We will have stacks of quality prints to discover and enjoy!

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square continues the $20 Cash & Carry $20 Sale until June 9.  CPC is located at 4912 North Western Avenue and is open Friday and Saturday from noon til 5pm.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pop Up Art in Evanston

Sauce Walk in Evanston.

Some of my etchings and watercolors will be exhibited at Lora Swanson's
Swantiques Pop-Up-Show in Evanston
at 518 Main on May 17 from 5:30 to 8pm.

This event is part of a new event called Sauce Walk ...a one day stroll in Evanston between Dempster and Main streets that features art, shopping and wonderful desserts along the route.  Advance tickets $16  www.maindempster.com.
You are cordially invited to visit this special event.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Print from the Serio Collection "Chicago from Within"

My newest etching is from the collection of urban scenes called Chicago from Within by the photographer Stephen Serio. Steve has been able to create images of Chicago that I admire and that inspire me to create prints that reflect the tone of Chicago.

A sunny morning in Daley Plaza  depicts a traveler moving through this city intersection with the help of a green light and the surrounding building's reflected light.

Aquatint etching is 10" x  9"
with hand coloring
                                                                                                                                                                            Chicago from Within

The vantage points chosen – street level and the top levels of parking garages throughout Chicago’s “Loop” – enabled for a deconstruction of the cityscape, focusing on details and cross-sections, some uniquely Chicago, and others exhibiting a universal “urban-ness.”  The familiar views of street and skyline have been traded for the “mid-section” of the city, inviting the viewer to explore the world between the penthouse and the pothole.

   
Aquatint Etching Prints by Dennis B. O’Malley