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