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!