Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July ReOpening 2020

Here We Are in July 2020 and some may wonder what's new.
 The 30 year Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative will begin anew when 100% of public safety is not in jeopardy.

  • The newest water color of the Evanston Grosse Point Lighthouse is a part of my note card collection.

                            Grosse Point Lighthouse    Evanston, Illinois

The Grosse Point Lighthouse, built in 1873, stands on land that was an important navigation spot for Potawatomi, Odawa and Ojibwe tribes. In 1976, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first of 250 on the Great Lakes. Today the lighthouse continues to guide commerce safely into the crossroads of Chicago. 

It is also the site of The Wildflower Garden Trail designed by Jens Jensen and maintained by The Garden Club of Evanston.

  •  I welcome the start of Major League Baseball with my etchings of Chicago Cubs and White Sox ball parks.
This is Wrigley Field  Clark and Addison
Plate 159 
Etching Aquatint with hand coloring 
10 x 14 inches

Addison and Sheffield from the "L"
Wrigley Field
Plate 028  
Etching Aquatint with hand coloring
11 x 14 inches

This is Sox Park  Home of the Chicago White Sox
Plate 163 
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring 
12 x 14 inches
US Cellular Field from Parking Lot E
White Sox Park
Plate 116
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring

I have a new etching as part of the summer show at The Tall Grass Gallery 2020 Show in Park Forest 
August 8 - September 20, 2020

                                      367 Artists Walk
                                   Park Forest IL 60466

Plate 175
18 x 14 inches
Across the Street from the Goodman Theater
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring

  • The Chicago Printmaker Collaborative, in Lincoln Square, will open gradually for printmakers in July and by appointment to the public in August. 
  •  If there are no public setbacks because of Corona Virus public health issues, the Chicago Printmakers will open for visitors in September on a limited basis i.e. Fridays and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Chicago Note Card Sets of 8 from Original Etchings

  • The art on these card sets is from Dennis O'Malley's Chicago etchings.

  • The sets are A2 size cards except where otherwise noted.

  • The sets contain 1, 2, or 4 images.

  •  Some sets are A6 size.**


Set C

  • A Chicago Skyline and Lincoln Park
  • The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower
  • 1070 West Addison from the "L" / Wrigley Field
  • Waiting for the Light at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue

                                      Set H

  • Loyola University at the Water Tower
  • The Art Institute of Chicago / "On the Prowl"
  • Chicago Skyline from North Avenue
  • Waiting for the Light at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue


                                         Set J

                                                 2 Card Set
  • A Winter Chicago Skyline from the Fisher Bridge / Lincoln Park Zoo
  • The Art Institute of Chicago / "On the Prowl"

                                        Set L

  • The Bridge Tender at Wacker Drive / The DuSable Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • The Chicago River at Wolf Point / Canal and Franklin Streets
  • The Gold Coast / Michigan Avenue at Oak Street
  • The Picasso in Daley Plaza


                            Set Q

  • Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago
  • The Newberry Library, Chicago
  • Chicago Skyline from the Planetarium
  • "Riverside Canyons" / The Chicago River

                                     Set N

                              Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Winter

Set D

**Larger A6 cards
  • Urban Steeple
  • An Evening on Lake Street
  • An Endangered Species
  • Intersecting Tracks at Lake and Wells

                                                  Set W

                                       The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Set S

Rush University Hospital, Chicago

Set U

**A6 cards are larger

This is Wrigley Field / Home of the Chicago Cubs

                                            Set V

                                                       **A6 cards are larger

                                         White Sox Park / Guaranteed Rate Field

Set F

Chicago: A Winter night on the Gold Coast

Set B

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Set E

A Winter Night in Lincoln Park

Set R

Austin, Texas
   The Paramount Theater
  The Broken Spoke

**  Pricing and Shipping details

The City Note Cards feature 1, 2, 3, or 4 city images with 8 cards per box. Sets have a variety of images and are white blank inside.  

They are priced at $18.50/box with shipping cost included. 

The A6 card is larger and priced at $21.50/box. Shipping costs are included.

The topic of these cards are original prints of hand-colored Etchings of Chicago printed at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Waiting for Some Good News

At a time that streets are empty and the hospital system is stretched,
we can honor the medical health teams in the front lines protecting us and the first responders that take maximum risk every day.

A Sunny Day in Daley Plaza


Version 1
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
18 x 14 inches
Version 2

Aquatint etching on Tan Paper with hand coloring
18 x 14 inches

    Rush University Hospital 


Aquatint Etching with hand coloring 
6 x 8 inches

                                The Museum of Contemporary Art   Chicago

Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
8 x 9 inches

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
6 x 9 inches
                 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,

                                   My Latest Etching of Chicago

The famous Chicago contemporary art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, was established in 1967 in the Streeterville area of Chicago.   Thousands of modern art artifacts world wide were accumulated by collectors. These represented the period following the 1940's and World War II.

In 1991, prominent Chicago businessmen initiated a plan for a new museum and by 1996 the current building on Chicago Avenue became a reality.  The architect chosen was Josef Paul Kleihues.

Across the Street from
Goodman Theater
10" x 8"

The view of buildings at 159 North Dearborn remind me of a bygone era in Chicago.  This view is from the second floor of our famous Goodman Theater.

  The Bridge at Wells Street

5" x 5"

Friday, February 7, 2020

30 Years at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

30 Years and Celebrations at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative    Congratulations!
Visit the Lincoln Square site of Printmaking at 9412 North Western Avenue, Chicago

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Pitchers and Catchers Report 2020

It is that time again and Chicago major league baseball fans await to see baseball headlines as their teams report for spring practice.  "Pitchers and Catchers Report" is the first sign that we are getting ready to start the 2020 season.

Enjoy my etchings of Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field 

and the historic pregame quote from Cub's longtime public address announcer Pat Pieper:

"Attention.....attention please.....have your pencils ....and scorecards ready..... for the correct lineups..... for today's ballgame"!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thirty Years of Printmaking Collaboration

2019 marks the 30th year that the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative has been a part of the art scene in the Chicago area.  CPC 's modest beginnings were in the Ukrainian Village but, for the last 25 years, it has been a factor in the revitalization of Lincoln Square.

This 30th Anniversary Year began with our participation in Open House Chicago-2019. Hiroshi Ariyama and I printed on Saturday and Sunday for an audience of over 715 visitors.  Hiroshi is a wonderful screen-print artist and we each focus on images of Chicago.

The next CPC exhibit is the Holiday Small Print Show which will open December 6th and continue through January, 2020.  This is our annual gala with works on paper from artists from near and far.  Original art that is small, not matted, and unframed is shown all over the walls at 4912 North Western in Lincoln Square.

By the way, The Arts Gala at Navy Pier was a success for Chicago Catholic Charities and really fun for me as a guest artist.  Two etchings that were featured are shown below.  My note cards continue to be popular and I am beginning to produce cards that are a larger size (A6), bigger than the size (A2) currently for sale. Stay tuned, they will be available soon.

Home of the Chicago White Sox
Etching with hand coloring
Framed 16 x 16 inches

Streeterville from Navy Pier
Etching with hand coloring
Framed  12 x 16 inches 

 Holiday Note Cards that feature Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in winter
The Bridge Tender at the Du Sable Bridge, the river, Wacker Drive, and Michigan Avenue in winter

Note Card sets contain 8 cards and envelopes
A2 and A6 sizes

Hiroshi Ariyama

Screen Pints from our show at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.


State Street lll

8 x 8.25 inches
!0 10.75 inches