Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square

Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square


You are welcome to join us and explore the wonderful art currently on display at CPC

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

4912 North Western Avenue in Lincoln Square will host visitors 

Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14 

from 10 am-5 pm.


I will be demonstrating Etching Printmaking and showing my Chicago images.

Hiroshi Ariyama  will be demonstrating Silk Screen Printmaking featuring his images of Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival on October 13th and 14th that offers behind-the-scenes access to over 250 buildings across Chicago. 

These are a few prints of iconic Chicago locations from my collection.
The Chicago Water Works and site of the Looking Glass Theater
6 x 7 inch aquatint with hand coloring

The London Guarantee Building at Wacker and Michigan
11 x 8 inch aquatint with chine colle

The Newberry Library in Washington Square
5 x 4 inch aquatint with hand coloring
The Green Mill Jazz Lounge in Uptown
7 x 9 inch aquatint

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ART ATTACK in Sawbridge Studios Friday October 5



Sawbridge Studios, 1015 Tower Court in Hubbard Woods, will host the First Friday "ART ATTACK"  5 p.m. until 8  p.m. and feature my prints of Chicago.


 Take some time to browse the American hand crafted home furnishing that are the hallmark of  Sawbridge Studios.


I will display and discuss the stages to complete a finished etching and also show new relief prints of Chicago.


Come see the portfolio of relief prints of Chicago including these two prints on cream paper.


Chicago   The Gold Coast  Michigan Avenue at Oak Street   7 x 11 inches

Chicago    The Bridgetender at Michigan and Wacker Drive on the River  8 x 8 inches

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.