Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December News (and a bit from November, too!)

The Chicago Society of Artists
Fall Exhibit, "Expressions,"
had its Opening Friday, November 11.
The Show is at the Tom Robinson Gallery,
2416 W. North Ave.

The following members of the Breakfast participated:

 Catherine Cajandig, Rita Dianni-Kaleel, Gilbert Ghez, Kathy Gautier,
 Sandra Holubow, Jim MacRoberts, Richard Maltz, Gregorio Meija,
 James Mesple, Jackie Moses, Didier Nolet, Julia Oehmke,
 Sandra Reibscheid, Judith Roth, Pauline Silberman, Lorre Slaw,
 Jill Speck, Eric Steele, Michelle Stone,
 Maureen Warren, and Bill Whiteside.

George C. Clark

GEORGE C. CLARK has a drawing in the exhibition ANGELICIES: A LOOK AT THE MODERN DAY ANGEL at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.   The show opens Friday, November 18, 2011, with an artists' reception from 6 to 9pm and will run through January 15, 2012.  You can see his drawing Ecstatic Angels, Nikolaikirche, Berlin on his Traveler's Sketchbook blog

Clark's miniature rustic twig furniture will be featured again at EVANSTON ART CENTER'S WINTER ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPO which will be open free from Saturday, November 19, 2011 through December 18.  There will be a Preview Party on Friday, November 18, from 6 to 9pm.  Tickets for the Preview Party are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and can be ordered online at www.evanstonartcenter.org.

Clark will also have four small paintings in the one-day-only ORIGINAL ART SALE at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art, 1012 North Dearborn in Chicago on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 11am to 4pm.  Hundreds of original artworks will be priced at $300 or less.

“Angelicies: A Look At The Modern Day Angel” 

Opening this Friday, November 18th at Jackson Junge Gallery
Reception: 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition runs through January 15th,  2012

Particapating Artists:
Scott Becker • Sharon Bladholm • Geroge C. Clark • Laura Coyle • Audry Cramblit
Dimitre • Bronwyn Elkuss • Martin Giese • Judith Gries • Michael Goro
Connie Hickle • Laura Lee Junge • Ausrine Kerr • Kevin Lahvic
Kim Laurel • Richard Laurent • Laura Lein-Svencher
Cathy Bruni Norris • Tom Robinson • John Pranica

Chicago Printmaker's collective

Opening: Saturday and Sunday,

December 3rd & 4th

  11 - 7pm, both days
   with special holiday open hours, 12-5 Tuesday - Sunday (December 6 - 18 only)

(Special sneak preview, Saturday, November 26, 12-5pm
start your shopping early to get your pick of the wall)

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper.
We've been doing this for 22 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better!
Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet.
Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks.
An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists
in your community and beyond.
This show will also feature a HUGE selection of small artist-made
cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts.

Kim Laurel's mini panorama, Blue Tiger Heaven* will be part of the small works exhibited in the 2011 Holiday Art Show at Avram Eisen Gallery.

2011 Holiday Art Show

Opening: Friday, December 2nd, 5-9 pm

Avram Eisen Gallery 
5204 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, Il  60625

Joan Minsky's 5 Oil Pastel Landscape Paintings
will be on display at the juried exhibition at:
              Kavanagh Gallery
              Fine Line Creative Arts Center
              6n158 Crane Road
              St. Charles, IL
Show Date are:  December 3 - December 11, 2011

Kathy Weaver's work is in the following shows:
Art Now Fair/ Miami
Catalina Hotel
1732 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach
 December 1 – 4

Crossing Lines:
The Many Faces of Fiber
Courtyard Gallery
Three World Financial Center
New York City
December 6 through February 19, 2012

 Quilts=Art=Quilts 2011 in New York State
Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's 31st annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.

Mimetic Concern  airbrush, stitching, 44" x 57"

Gwen Jones and Kathy Weaver are exhibiting at:
"Stitched Together-Art & Science
Art Quilts by Midwest Artists"
at Fermilab Art Gallery
in Batavia, Illinois

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Caffeine Announcement,October photos and New exhibits for November

The Caffeine V Exhibit at the Old Town Triangle Art Gallery, 1763 N. North Park, ends this Wednesday, November 2.
The show will be taken down on Thursday, November 3, and work may be picked up between 4 and 6 PM on Thursday.  On Friday, November 4, there will be a "pick up party" with wine and whatever is brought by artists, from 4 to 8 PM. Therefore, art work can be retrieved on Thursday, between 4 and 6 PM, or on Friday, between 4 and 8 PM.  Some Caffeine V cups will be available for sale on Friday only.
There is no storage space at the Triangle Gallery. Make sure arrangements are made for pick-up of your work. This is your responsibility.
And let us take this opportunity to thank you all for your participation in Caffeine V.
Catherine Cajandig
Fletcher Hayes
Ruyell Ho
Sandy Holubow
Peter Jones
Gwen Jones
Bill Whiteside

"Arr. 47"  Acrylic on Paper, 
11" x  11" x 5", (c) Marian Carow, 2011

Marian Carow will be exhibiting 2 pieces in: 
Bare Essentials:  Minimalism in the 21st Century
(juried by Ingrid Fassbender)
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
Hours:  Wed, Th, Fr 12-7, Saturday Sunday 12-4
November 4-December 22, 2011
Artists Reception: November 4, 6-9 p.m.
Also exhibiting are Nancy Charak and Sharon Swidler.

George Nagata sends photos of Caffeine Show

John Kurtz Invites you to an Open Studio

3601 N. Hoyne

Chicago, IL 60618
Paintings, drawings and small masks
November 18-19, 2011
Friday, Nov. 18, 6-10 pm
Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-5 pm

Or by appointment: 773.348.6845

Please forward this invite to anyone you 
think may be interested, Thank You !!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ARC Appeal from Sari , EF photos , George, Anita, Eric and more

"Be part of “Doll Influx” at ARC 

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is holding a fundraiser during
the month of November.  We need to raise money to move to a
more-happening location next spring.
We have been part of the Chicago art community for close to 40 years,
and we want to continue to showcase the same kind of variety of
interesting work that we have done for so many years.  We need your

Please donate an artist-made doll to be part of our silent auction
during the month of November.  The auction will end at a gala party
with entertainment on Saturday, November 19, from 6 to 10pm.  Please
come to that as well.

We are accepting 2/D work and 3/D work----doll dolls and
representations of dolls.  Paintings, sculptures, photos, new media.
Everything related to the theme of “doll” is welcome. All donations
must be at the gallery by noon on Sunday,  October 30.

Please, let all your artist friends know about Doll Influx.
Thank you!"

Please bring your doll to:
ARC Gallery
832 W. Superior St. #204
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312.733.2787


Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 – 4 pm

Above are some photos of Element Flux opening at Jackson-Junge gallery courtesy of Robert Kameczura. Thanks, Robert!

Anita Miller invites you to join her at “Red”

at the Goodman Theater on 10.23 at 7:30 pm.
She is offering a wine & cheese party
at Anita Miller Gallery before the play at 5:30 pm.
The tickets are $20 if you purchase them on the web.
Please let Anita know if you are coming
to the wine & cheese party by Thurs. the 20th.

Anita featured in blog.
Check out this blog that Anita which has an article about her!

Miniature rustic twig furniture by

GEORGE C. CLARK will be featured in
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Art4Sale 2011
311 East Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

There will be a Preview Party with refreshments and a cash bar
on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
Admission to the party is $10 ($5 for Museum members).
Then the exhibition will be open free to the public
on Friday, Oct. 21 from 11am to 7pm;
on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11am to 6pm;
and on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 12 noon to 5pm.
Work by over 80 artists from across the country will be for sale at this show.

Eric Steele takes part in: 


A sculptural exhibit entitled “Form in Floral II” 
returns for a second year and takes root at a new location,
 the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr.,
 from October 7 until November 4, 2011
and is part of Chicago Artists Month. 
Admission is free and open to public
during Conservatory hours, daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Shows to watch for

Sharon Swidler will be exhibiting her work in her new studio!
Come by and visit.

Hatlady by Susan Redeker


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from 3 - 6 pm
Old Town Art Center
1763 N.  North Park Avenue, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More shows and More Caffeine News

And now, THANKS to all those wonderful people
who made the Caffeine Show possible....
Thanks go to the major domos:
Sandra Holubow
Ruyell Ho
Bill Whiteside
Other  wonderful, talented people who worked
with the main committee were:
Catherine Cajandig
Fletcher Hayes
Gwen Jones
Peter Jones
Kim Laurel
An honorary committee membership should go to Miyoko Whiteside.

Pictures from the exhibit courtesy of Sandy Reibscheid

From Where It Comes
Space 900 at 1040 W. Huron 60642
October 29th; 6 – 10pm;
Live Sculptural Creation & Site-Specific Installation
presented by the 3-D12 Sculptor Group:
Shelley Gilchrist
Mimi Peterson
Michelle Stone
Alan Emerson Hicks
Jim MacRoberts
Eric H Steele
Peter N Gray 
Beth Kamhi 
Ruyell Ho

Albany-Carroll Arts Building Open House

319 N. Albany Avenue
October 15th and 16th
approximately 30 Open Studios, including Peter N Gray
showing new collaborative sculptures
with Dalton Brown. 
Live jazz at 6pm on Sunday the 16th with Kahil El’Zabar.

63 Sculpture Exhibit
Framing Mode Gallery
1526 S. Wabash
October 1 thru 29
Reception: Friday October 14th
See sculptors be creative with only 6”x6”x6”.
Includes Mimi Peterson, Peter N. Gray, Michelle Stone, and 35 other members of Chicago Sculpture International.

Monday, October 10, 2011

There is life beyond Artist's Month

Thank You
to the ABG members for all their
efforts in making Caffeine V 
a great show. We all appreciate it!!!
List of people who made it happen will be coming shortly.

Jackie Mose


Exhibiting artists are:

Jacqueline Moses
Katheryn Kucera
Doug Stapelton
Alice Shaddle
Joseph Clayton Mills

from: Kathy Weaver
to:  ABGers at the Caffeine V show
Just wanted to say "Thank You" for the nice card and the Moleskin books. That was so thoughtful and appreciated. I've learned lots doing the blog.

Gwen and Peter Jones are exhibiting art
in several locations.

Peter Jones has 2 digital pieces accepted in

the Midwest Museum of Art's upcoming show
opening October 7th in Elkhart, Indiana

Gwen Jones has a fiber art piece "Japanese Puzzle"
in an upcoming show "Stitched Together"
opening November 15th
at the Fermilab in Batavia, IL
The show runs from Nov. 1-Jan. 23rd.
"Arroyo" by Gwen Jones
Gwen also has a fiber art piece "Arroyo"
accepted in a show at the
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 North Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85225
running from Nov. 28th - Jan. 28th

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Caffeine V Announcement

The Caffeine V Exhibit opens this Sunday, October 9,
from 2 to 5 PM at the Old Town Triangle Art Gallery,
1763 N. North Park Ave.
This Exhibit features the work of 42 members of the Artists' Breakfast Group,
and we hope all our artists and guests will join us for this special event.
The gallery hours are Monday--Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM,
Saturday, 10 AM - 1 PM. 
The show runs through November 2.  (312) 337--1938

Following are a list of Artist Breakfast Club members who have work in Caffeine V:
Mary Jo Bowers
Catherine Cajandig
Marian A. Carow
Laura Cerf-Dahl
Nancy Charak
George C. Clark
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Kathryn Gauthier
Gil Ghez
Ken Gold
Fletcher Hayes
Ruyell Ho
Sandra Holubow
Jesse Howard
Alan Johnson
Gwen Jones
Peter Jones
Kathy Karp
Kathryn Kucera
Kim Laurel
Jim MacRoberts
Richard Maltz
Margalit Matso
Gregorio Mejia
Anita Ivy Miller
Jacqueline Moses
Didier Nolet
Julia Oehmke
Kristy Pokorny
Robert Putnam
Sandra Reibscheid
Dana M. Robertson
Judith Roth
Pauline Silberman
Lorre Slaw
Eric Steele
Michelle Stone
Constance Vepstas
Maureen Warren
Kathy Weaver
William F. Whiteside
Barbara Yaross

Monday, October 3, 2011

More Chicago Artist Month events

Celebrate the QUILT and the LEP Individuals 
Anita Miller Gallery
Gala Opening
Friday, October 14th
from 5 to 9 pm at the Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Ave.
Suite 827 
Also, join in the celebration 
Tuesday, October 18th from 5 to 9 pm.
Regular gallery hours
are Wednesday through Friday
from 2 to 5 pm.
For additional information contact
Anita Miller, anitaivymiller@yahoo.com 847 767 6875
Shawn Egan, segan@littlecity.org

Anita is also exhibiting at Tom Robinson's Gallery
in the current CWCA show.


Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm - October 22 at 12:00am

2030 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60612

More Info



2030 Artist Cooperative
2030 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(Readily accessible by CTA Green/Pink Line Ashland-Lake stop, and 65 Grand and 50 Damen buses)

Eight eclectic artists open their space to the public to show their art, share their music, and offer refreshments. 

Victoria Fuller - http://www.victoriafullerart.com/
Miguel Guzman - http://miguel-guzman.com/home.html
Dusty Folwarczny - http://www.dustyfolwarczny.com
Erik Lindahl
Anna Todaro - http://annatodaro.com/home.html
Angie Renfro - http://angierenfro.com/
Adam Clark - http://www.pedaltothepeople.com/art.html
Stephanie Dunn -http://chicagoist.com/2011/08/09/stephanie_dunn_staged_a_hunger.php

Environmental Encroachment - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAPSFPylhU4
Victoria Fuller and the Brush Men - http://www.reverbnation.com/victoriafuller
Stephanie Dunn - Poetry and piano, 
Erik Lindahl - DJ music in between performances.

Announcement for Caffeine V Artists!!
Please remember to bring food and beverage for the reception. We will have some wine, etc. but it's nice to have more.

The SAN (Senior Artists Network)
Later Impressions Exhibit,
a juried show at the Chicago Cultural Center,
77 East Randolph St.,
will have an Opening Reception and Award Ceremony
on Sunday, October 9, 12 noon to 2:00 pm.
The Exhibit continues through November 6, 2011.
The following members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are participating:
Catherine Cajandig:

Sandra Holubow
Gwen Jones
Peter Jones
Richard Maltz
Julia Oehmke
William F. Whiteside

Scarlet Tanager by Sharon Swidler

Call and Response:  From Artemisia to Frida
Koehline Gallery, Oakten College
October 6 – 28, 2011

Several members of The Breakfast Group are exhibiting at Call and Response:  From Artemisia to Frida.
The annual collaboration between
the Museum and Oakton’s Women's and Gender Studies Program challenges each presenter 
to engage with and react to the work of an influential woman artist. The exhibit will feature works by prominent local, national, and international 
women artists in a wide range of styles and media that respond in ways that honor, critique, or expand upon the techniques and/or content of 
groundbreaking female "masters" -- past and present. 

Public Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5 - 8 p.m.