Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Members' news

Sandra Holubow received a best-of-show award for her collage oil painting Off the Beaten Track, below, at the Senior Artists Network 2010 members' exhibit at the South Shore Cultural Center.  Exhibit continues through April 8.  7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago.

George C. Clark has been invited to teach two workshops on creating miniature rustic twig furniture at this summer's Woodlanders Gathering, July 9-12,  at the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI.  
Sample of George's miniatures:

Amanda Ross-Ho's exhibit SOMEBODY STOP ME opens Thursday, April 1 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York City.  Her show includes sculpture, photographs, paintings, and engages the gallery's architecture, as well, with the overall aim of dissolving distinctions between studio practice and public display.  This will be her first solo exhibit in New York, continuing through May 1.  Amanda lives in Los Angeles and  is the daughter of member Ruyell Ho.

Woman Made Gallery will host a reading for Women's History Month on Sunday, March 21, 2-4 PM.  Five women writers will read from their works; this is concurrent with the 13th International Open exhibit at the gallery.  Event is free.  685 N. Milwaukee.

"We are all born naked; the rest is just drag." [Rupaul]
Plan now!  You may want to make work for this show:   Woman Made invites ALL GENDERS to apply to  Girl, Please!, an exhibit exploring gender and how it defines us, and how we push back or transcend such definitions.  Deadline is August 11.   See for details.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Members' news. (And set clocks ahead!)

Connie Vepstas has work in the Shambhala Art Celebration.  Reception is March 20, 7-9PM at the Shambhala Meditation Center, 7331 N. Sheridan Rd.
Behind the curtain, C. Vepstas:

Michelle Stone will participate in the upcoming all-media group exhibit New Noyes, at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, Evanston, March 21-May 5.  Sarah Krepp, who facilitates group critique sessions for the thirty-two exhibiting artists, is the curator.  Reception is Sunday, March 21, 3-5PM.

Jackie Moses has 3-D work in Reliquaries, an exhibit in the 2nd floor gallery at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan.  Opening reception:  5:30-8:30PM, Friday, April 9.
Organ Pipe Table, J. Moses:

Fiber artist Kathy Weaver has a show opening April 9th, Terra Nano, at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science, University of Chicago, 929 E. 57th St.  The exhibit runs through June 11th.  Reception April 9, 6-8PM. 
Mimetic Concerns, K. Weaver:

More of Kathy's work can be seen at

Reminder to all women printmakers:  March 24 is the deadline if you are applying to the Category: Printmaking exhibit at Woman Made Gallery.

Check out the next event at Th!nk Art Salon, March 11, 6-8PM; comedian Azhar Usman performs.  1530 N. Paulina, reservations needed.  For details, see .

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Area openings

The smART Show opens at the Flat Iron Arts Building March 5 and runs through March 7.  See details at  George Berlin is a participating artist; his Big Pink Painting, below, is for sale at the show:

Flat Iron Building:  1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This Friday is the opening reception for Materiality, an exhibit  at ARC Gallery 6-9PM.  Forty-four artists "explore not only the value of material and its uses, but the meaning within formal, social, political or ecological contexts."  Jeanne N. Long juried the exhibit; preview at  Through March 27, 832 W. Superior, #204.

Itching to make a film?  The deadline for One Chicago, One Nation film competition is April 23rd.  There are several film categories, and prizes will be awarded.  Free film-making instruction is available.  See

The 13th International Open at Woman Made Gallery opens with a reception 6-9PM,  March 5.  Details and preview at the website:   Through April 22.  685 N. Milwaukee.

Save the date!  Saturday, April 10, 10AM-4PM, Creative Chicago Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center.
More info at

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