Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Blogteam hits the trail

With winter coming on, it's time for Shelley Gilchrist, the Artists' Breakfast Group's "blogteam",  to dowse the fire, fold the tent and saddle up Old Paint.  The days are short and the trail is long.
If a member wants to set up camp and try out the blog ride before the embers cool, please write to 

(photo by RodericE)

Kathy Weaver is exhibiting her quilts of robots in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art exhibit Marvelous Toys and Fabulous Things at Carthage College, Dec. 1-17, Jan. 5-22. Opening reception is Friday, Dec. 3, 4:30-7:30. The College Christmas Festival concert starts afterward.  Other artists in the exhibit are Bill Reid, Valerie Weberpal, Rachel Klees Anderson, David Holmes and Marilyn Ward.
2001 Alford Drive, Kenosha, WI.  262-551-8500, or .

Kathy Weaver, Shaky

Anita Miller Gallery is having a Holiday Gift Show of jewelry, glass objets d'art and paintings.  Opening party is Dec. 10, 6-9PM, with an informal magic show starting at 7PM.
Show continues on Dec. 11, 1-4PM; Dec. 5-8 and Dec. 23.   410 S. Michigan Ave., #827.  Info:  847 767-6875 or .

Lasso the Moon at Anita Miller Gallery

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is having its 21st Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House.  Opening Party:  Dec. 4 and 5, 11AM-7PM (both days).  Show continues Tuesdays thru Sundays, Dec. 7-19, 12-5PM.  773 293-2070 or .
4642 N. Western Ave.

Kim Laurel, monotype

There is a closing holiday reception for the Richard Hunt: A Force of Nature exhibit at Th!nkArt Salon, Thursday, December 16, 5:30-9PM. 
RSVP: 773.252.8672 ext. 305, or  1530 N. Paulina, Suite F


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Members' news

Miniature rustic twig furniture handcrafted by George C. Clark is being featured again in the annual Winter Arts + Crafts Expo at Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road in Evanston.  The exhibition runs  through December 19, and is open Mon.-Sat. from 10am to 4pm and Sun. from noon to 4pm.
Similar work by Clark can be seen and purchased in ongoing exhibitions at Wise Women Gallery and Gifts, 91 S. Rand Road (in Lakeview Plaza), Lake Zurich IL and at Longbranch Gallery, 203 Commerce Street, Mineral Point WI.

George C. Clark, Twig Furniture

Several members are participating in Celebrating Chicago, a Chicago Society of Artists painting and sculpture exhibit at the Cook County Building, Suite 112, through Jan. 7:  Sandra Reibscheid, James Mesple, Kathryn Gauthier, Jim MacRoberts, Bill Whiteside, Catherine Cajandig, Eric Steele, Jacqueline Moses and Sandra Holubow.  The reception will be Monday Dec. 6 at 3PM.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A first! An empty inbox

No shows?  No announcements?  Not a single news item from members this week?  Seriously folks?

ARC Gallery has 3 shows opening Nov. 24.  Artists are Amy Zucker (Where in Healthcare?), Annaliese Vobis (Cal-ci-fied, one of two installations), Nicole Jacquard (Presently Absent).  The  reception is Friday, Dec. 3, 6-9PM.  See for more info.  Also, the deadline for submissions for the upcoming  Intimacy exhibit is December 5. 
832 W. Superior, #204

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November members' news

George C. Clark has a one-person exhibition of his figures, landscapes and railroad images at the Ferguson Art Gallery in Kretzman Hall on the campus of Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street in River Forest. There will be an artist's reception on Sunday afternoon, November 14, from 2 to 4pm. The exhibition will run through December 18. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm.

G.C. Clark, Backstage

And . . . the Air Force painting by George C. Clark posted in this blog July 22 is currently on display with over 200 other paintings at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, in an exhibition that runs through the end of December. 

Jacqueline Moses has work in Focus 4, a painting exhibit at the Illinois State Museum Southern Illinois Art Gallery.  The exhibit will be up through February 27th; there will be a reception February 12, 2-4PM.  Hours Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM.  14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington, IL.;

J. Moses, Globalization Affects -  Africa

Stop and see Robert Kameczura's exhibit at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum before it's over on November 19.  And Robert is pleased to announce his new website,

R. Kameczura's exhibit at Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery

David Gista recently opened a painting installation at LOKaL, a Wicker Park restaurant, 1904 W. North Ave.

Scroll back for ongoing exhibits!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November exhibits and members' faces

Kim Laurel is showing her work with 12 other artists at the First Annual Printmakers Exhibition at the East Gallery at Walnut Ink Gallery through January 2, 2011

Two master printers, Thomas Lucas and David Jones, are in the exhibit.  Other artists are Hiroshi Ariyama, Laura Berman, Brett Colley, Lora Fosberg, Ladislav Hanka, Deborah Maris Lader, Julia Nielsen, Andrea Peterson, Megan Sterling, Jay Ryan.
607 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219-879-1340

Kim Laurel, Border Town

The 3D 12 Pop-Up/Tear-Down installation and performance at Space 900 on Friday night was deemed a hit!  About 100 people attended the event. The 3D 12 members who participated are all members of the Artists’ Breakfast Group: Mimi Peterson, Beth Kamhi, Michelle Stone, Alan Emerson Hicks, Ruyell Ho, Jim MacRoberts, Peter N. Gray, and Eric Steele.

3D 12 installation at Space 900

Work by Ruyell Ho

Performance by Alan Emerson Hicks

3D 12 installation at Space 900

You can re-live the experience!  Now that the Artists' Breakfast Group has decamped from Murphy Hill Gallery, here are some (untagged) smiling faces to remind us of opening night.  And again, thanks to the Exhibition Committee (Sandra Holubow, Bill Whiteside, Ruyell Ho, Peter Jones) for organizing the show and making the bash a success.  They created a great night for us all, and may their many good deeds remain unpunished.

Thanks to Fred Holubow for the photos.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October's last gasp

2-D artists, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists:   Anita Miller Gallery invites you to apply to the gallery's Holiday Gift Show in the Fine Arts Building, December 10 – 23.
Submit 4 jpgs to the gallery by Nov. 8.   See further details in the prospectus.

Reminder! One and only chance to see and participate! POP UP/TEAR DOWN, the interactive exhibit and performance created and sponsored by members of 3-D 12, Chicago Sculptors’ Group this Friday, October 29 at Space 900, 1040 W. Huron. 6-10PM
8PM   Performance by Alan Emerson Hicks
10PM  Party continues around the corner at 760 N. Milwaukee.
Free admission with a donation of gently used clothing or household items.

Ken Gold will be showing photography, encaustic paintings and sculpture at the Albany-Carroll Arts Building 11th Annual Open Studio on Sunday, October 31.  Noon – 6PM.
3039 W. Carroll Ave., 319 N. Albany Ave. More than 30 artists will have open studios.  Live jazz begins at 6PM.

Butterfly Man, Ken Gold

John A. Kurtz announces a studio show November 12th and 13th, with guest artist Steve Musgrave.
Openings:  Friday, November 12, 6-9 pm; Saturday, November 13, 6- 10 pm.
And by appointment:  (773) 348-6845.   3601 N. Hoyne, Chicago.

Wilson's Parakeet, John A. Kurtz

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nap later - it's still October

For the month of November, Jacqueline Moses will exhibit two paintings in the Art on Armitage Window Gallery.  They both depict forced control imposed upon many and some of the ensuing results.
Other works by Jacqueline Moses can be viewed at Write for further info, or contact curator Mary Ellen Croteau, (773) 235-8583; .
Nov. 1-30.  4125 W. Armitage Ave.

J. Moses, Globalization Affects - Peru:

Peter N. Gray and Ken Gold are among 30 artists are participating in the Open Studio next weekend at the Albany-Carroll Arts Building.  In the Metal-i-Genics Studio, Peter will be showing new large work as well as pieces from his Diasporal Visions series.  Oct. 31, Noon-6PM.  Music (jazz with Kahil el-Zabar) starts at 6PM.    319 N. Albany Ave.

ARC Gallery has 3 solo exhibits opening Oct. 27:  Iris Goldstein (abstract wall reliefs) Transformations; James Mullens (mixed media) Cultivations; Carol Ng-He (mixed media and installation) Voyage Festival. Reception Friday, Oct. 29, 6-9PM; through Nov. 20.  832 W. Superior #204.

Tours, performances, panel discussions!  Check out the Art Loop Open programs that are open to the public during the next week:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Still more to see and do - after all, it's October

Remember to attend the Art Loop Open this weekend (big artists’ reception/Art Crawl on Oct. 15, 5-8 PM - check prior post) and  VOTE for as many artists as you want!  There are two rounds of voting, first to establish the top ten pieces, and then to determine the final 3 among those.  Voting is easy and details are at

Laura Cerf-Dahl is also participating in Chicago Art-Urban Pulse, the CWCA exhibit at Tom Robinson Gallery (2416 W. North Ave.).  She has two paintings from her Sky/Lake series in the show, which continues through Oct. 30.  (Apologies for the omission last week.)

Circle your calendars!   
One Night Only:  Pop Up/Tear Down
Seven members of the Chicago area sculptors' group, 3-D 12, will present an interactive exhibit and performance
Friday, October 29th at  Space 900  (1040 West Huron).
6-10 pm:  Ongoing interactive art experience that engages and contributes
8 pm:  Performance by Alan Emerson Hicks
10 pm:  The party continues at Space 760 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Admission FREE with a donation of gently used clothing or household items (these articles will be used in the exhibit and donated to the Salvation Army after the event)

3-D 12's Skins exhibit, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, July 2010:

Participating 3-D 12 artists are: Peter N Gray, Alan Emerson Hicks, Ruyell Ho, Beth Kamhi,
Mimi Peterson, Jim MacRoberts, and Michelle Stone.
For more info contact Beth Kamhi at or, or 847 323-841. 

Check out Robert Kameczura's  new website - created just in time for his show in Elmhurst, opening this Friday (reception 7-9PM; see prior post).

Woman Made Gallery is celebrating the Year of Mexico in Chicago, with a wine-tasting party and fundraiser, October 22, 6-8PM.  See the group exhibit After Adelita, taste fine Mexican wines, eat Amazing Edibles' amazing edibles, enjoy live music, bid in the silent auction.  Tickets are $60. (312) 783-0400 or  685 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Call for Entries:  In February, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation will host Intimacy, a group exhibition juried by Andrea Green, Director of the Visiting Artists Program at SAIC.
The exhibit aims to explore how notions of intimacy can inform artistic practices and how art can portray the many aspects of intimacy, including, but not limited to, relationships between people, people and things, creator and object, individual and environment, private and public. Entries can consider ideas of: scale, familiarity, proximity, closeness, tenderness, attachment.  Investigations of intimacy as a concept in art-making are of primary interest in this exhibit.  Artists should examine not only the meanings of intimacy, but its expression in formal, social, social and political contexts.  Prospectus. 832 W. Superior, #204.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

So much art, so little time

Richard Maltz, Sandra Holubow, Beth Kamhi and Peter N. Gray are exhibiting work in the Chicago Art Loop Open. Out of 800 artist submissions, 200 were selected to participate. The event is an artwalk taking place at 10 venues in the Loop. Richard's, Sandra's and Peter's work will be at Block 37, 108 N. State Street; Beth's is at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Artists Reception (a/k/a "art crawl") will take place on Friday October 15 from 5-8pm at Block 37. The event runs from October 15-November 11.  Each visitor will be able to vote for their choice. Voting ends Thursday October 22 for the top ten finalists.

R.J. Maltz, Hope:

 S. Holubow:

Jackson Junge Gallery presents Tool Box Flower Box:  A Fantasy Botanical Portfolio by 20 Chicago Artists.  Artists are Ruby Barnes, Sharon Bladholm,  George C. Clark, Laura Coyle, Deborah Doering, Kathryn Gauthier, Michael Goro, Steve Grant, Fletcher Hayes, Eve Jensen, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Richard Laurent, Gregory Mejia, Joyce Owens, Jeff Stevenson, Neil Shapiro, Michael Thompson, Kathy Weaver and Jill Zylke.
Opening Friday, Oct. 8, 6-10 PM.    Through Nov. 7.
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.  Hours:  Tues. - Sat., 11AM-8PM; Sun., noon-5PM.
Also see

George C. Clark's handcrafted miniature rustic twig furniture is featured in a new gallery in the northwest suburbs, Wise Women Gallery and Gifts, 91 South Rand Road in Lakeview Plaza in Lake Zurich.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 12-7pm.
G.C. Clark:

Chicago Women's Caucus for Art exhibit Chicago Art - Urban Pulse opens Saturday, Oct. 9, 4-8PM at the Tom Robinson GalleryJudith Roth, Sandra Holubow and Shelley Gilchrist are participating.  Through Oct. 30.  Hours:  Sat. noon-5PM.  2416 W. North Ave.

827 Anita Miller Gallery exhibit opening Friday, October 8, Chicago Art - Bold & Personal
Friday 6 - 9; Saturday 12 - 4, through Oct. 21.
Featured artists:  Laura Cerf-Dahl, Maria Dimanshtein, Kathryn Gauthier, K.A. Letts, Greg Mejia, Anita Ivy Miller, Jackie Moses, Mimi Peterson, Cheryl Quick, Jorge Golgo Quintero, Silvestro Rubino, Emily Rutledge, Michele Thrane, Constance Vepstas, Serene Wise, Jill Worm, John Zajac

838 Anita Miller Gallery is hosting a silent auction benefit for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra,
Friday Oct. 8, 6 - 9.

Also, 838 Anita Miller Gallery is holding a panel discussion, Friday Oct. 8, 8-8:30.  The panelists are collectors Diane and Alan Johnson, plus artists  K.A. Letts, Laura Cerf-Dahl, Mimi Peterson.  The topic will be Chicago Art - Bold and Personal.

Anita Miller Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., #827 and 838.
Gallery hours:  Sat., Oct 9th 12 - 4 pm; Wed. and Thurs. 1 - 5 pm; Fri. 1 - 6 pm.

Robert Kameczura has paintings and prints in the exhibit, Robert Kameczura:  Contemporary Old Master at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild in the Elmhurst Art Museum building, Oct. 10 through Nov. 19.  Opening reception is  Friday, Oct. 15, 7-9.
150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst.  Hours:  Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10AM-5PM; Wed., 8AM-10PM; Sun. 1-4. Normal admission is $7, but reception is free.
R. Kameczura, Passing on the Legacy:

Studio spaces available: Three work-only spaces available near Grand and Wood in a quiet/mature studio
environment with 24 hour access in a secure building, utilities included, freight elevator, and free street parking. Two spaces available immediately: 450 sq ft beautiful studio with plenty of wall space, track lighting, windows facing east with great view of skyline for $600/month; 270 square ft studio, semi-divided into two areas for $275/month.   Available November 1: 180 square feet, double window with north light for $375/month.  Please email for more details:

It's a busy weekend - have fun, everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Caffeine IV exhibit opens on Saturday!

Don't miss our opening this weekend!
Caffeine IV:  Another Brew of Stimulating work from the Artists' Breakfast Group
Murphy Hill Gallery, 3333 W. Arthington (3rd floor) in Homan Square
Reception Saturday, Sept. 25, 6-11PM
Through Oct. 29.  Gallery hours:   Tues, Wed., Fri., Sat., 10-5; Thurs. 10-9
Free parking at the end of Spaulding Ave., east of the building, lot #3.

Rita Dianni-Kaleel has two pieces in a small works exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery, 213 E. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI.  Oct. 9-18.  Reception Sunday, October 10, 12-5PM.  See also
R. Dianni-Kaleel, Flight Pattern in Orange:

Congratulations to Sandra Holubow and Gwen Jones, who have won Special Awards of Artistic Excellence at the Later Impressions 2010 Exhibit. The show at the Chicago Cultural Center will remain until October 14.

Attention, artists!  West Loop Artist Studio available (work only).  1474 W. Hubbard (near Grand/Ashland).  $530.00 per mo and shared utilities with 2 other artists.
You get 708+sf second floor loft studio with natural light, 13ft. ceilings, wood floors, freight elevator, 2 bathrooms, kitchen area, shared storage space, 24/7 access.   Close to bus and el. Lots of free street parking. Great space in a great convenient neighborhood. Check it out! Call Maureen Warren (312) 666 0553 or email .

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Members' News

Sari Maxfield is exhibiting at The Charnel House with Victoria Szilagyi, Duffy O'Connor and Megan Sterling in An Unwholesome Attachment, a show of paintings, drawings and prints.   The opening is Wed., Sept. 29, 6-9PM, and the work is on view Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4PM, through Oct. 17.
3421 W. Fullerton, (773) 871-9046.
S. Maxfield, Girl with a Bird:

George C. Clark, who created the official poster art for the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL, will be painting on site at the Museum next Sunday, Sept. 19th, from 10am until 3:30pm.  An exhibit of his railroad prints can be seen in the Museum's ArtCar on weekends through the end of October. Unframed prints and Clark's poster are on sale at the Museum Store. Find a map and driving directions at

Catherine Cajandig, Sandra Holubow, Gwen Jones, and Julia Oehmke are exhibiting in the juried SAN (Senior Artists Network) Exhibit, Later Impressions, 2010, at the Renaissance Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph and Michigan Ave. The Reception and Award Ceremony is on Sunday, September 19, from Noon - 2 PM. The show runs through October 14.

Th!nkArt is presenting an exhibit of Richard Hunt's sculptures and works on paper, A Force of Nature, Thursday Oct. 7 - Friday December 10.  Work by Adam Clement will be shown in the lower level gallery.  Hours are 11AM - 5PM, Mon.-Fri.
1530 N. Paulina, Suite F.  RSVP:  773.252.8672 x. 305 or