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

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Members' News

Reminder!  Kathy Weaver has an opening this Friday at the ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, 5:00-7:30PM.  She will be showing work with Mary Burke and Anne Hughes.  Scroll back to prior post for details

Congratulations to Sandra Holubow and Ken Gold.  They have each been given another Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

An art twofer at The Art Center in Highland Park this Saturday!  The FusedChicago Hot Art show  is opening concurrently with an exhibit curated by Phyllis Bramson, Tethered to My World, Contemporary Figure Painting: Location, Chicago.

SAVE THE DATE:  Sept. 25, 6-11PM, the Artists' Breakfast Group Caffeine IV opening reception.
Participating artists, remember to create your cup for the big event!

Yet another gallery closing:   As of March 1, 2011, the David Weinberg Gallery will cease operations as a contemporary art gallery and transition to a business office and showroom space focusing on the fine art photographic works of David Weinberg himself.  (!)
Just three exhibits are left on the schedule; currently there is a solo show featuring the photographic works of David Burdeny from September 10 – October 30, with a group show of artists from the 2010 Yale MFA photography program.

Art Chicago is proud to sponsor Chicago’s Fall Gallery Openings Friday, September 10, and it will run a free trolley between the River North and West Loop Gallery Districts.  Trolley hours and gallery tours 6-9PM.
Trolley stops at:
• Superior and Franklin
• Washington and Peoria
• Fulton Market and Aberdeen

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

News for members

Constance Vepstas' work in the Visual Response to the Oil Disaster show will be next exhibited 2nd Floor Connector Gallery in the Flying Monkey Art Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

C. Veptstas, BP Blinding Proof:

Kathy Weaver is in an exhibit at ZIA Gallery Sept. 10-Oct. 23, with artists Mary Burke and Anne Hughes.  Opening reception Friday, Sept. 10, 5:00-7:30
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. (

Member artists, remember to drop off your work for the Caffeine IV exhibit at Murphy Hill Gallery. Hours are noon-3PM on Sat. Sept. 18, Mon. Sept. 20, Tues. Sept. 21.  Reception Sat. Sept.25, 6-11PM. 

Need space?  No problem! 6,250 square feet available in Near-North area (middle of Clybourn Corridor, west DePaul and Wicker Park):
Potential studio spaces,  gallery space and theatre space in a well-maintained building.  It has private rooms, an open area, plus a room with a stage, and only needs artists and a person to organize and make it happen.    Contact Al Freiman for info:  (847) 912-8969.

Woman Made Gallery announces two exhibits opening Friday Sept. 10, 6-9PM:  
After Adelita: Myths, Heroes, and Revolutionaries, curated by Amy Galpin,  includes work by Carla Avila, Adriana Baltazar, Esperanza Gama, Maria Gaspar, Judithe Hernández, Patricia Peña, Jenny Priego, and Diana Solís. Adelita was a young woman, real or mythic, who fought in the Mexican Revolution 100 years ago, and continues to inspire artists today.
Seeing in a New Way is an exhibit of sculptures by Constance DeMuth Berg. Her work includes parts of antique furniture, old tools, wooden molds, and other found objects.
685 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Scroll back for more shows and openings info.