Thursday, September 29, 2011

Some Chicago Artist Month exhibits

Painted Forest                Constance Vepstas
Exhibition of work by Copnnie Vepstas
in the Online Gallery Annex
Scroll down to see her work
Enjoy the show!

LMR XII Captain Le Rocher   Kathy Weaver

 "Element Flux" art exhibit explores the essential components of the physical and spiritual world

"Element Flux" is on exhibit at the Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 7, 6 - 9 pm. The following members of the Artists Breakfast Group are participating in the group exhibit, which continues through October 30.

Laura Cerf-Dahl
George C. Clark
Deirdre Fox
Ann Farley Gaines
Kathryn Gauthier
Ken Gold
Fletcher Hayes
Alan Emerson Hicks
Sandra Holubow
Kim Laurel
Beth Laurin
Gregorio Mejia
Christine O'Connor
Maureen Warren
Kathy Weaver

Curated by Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel, "Element Flux" begins an investigation by Chicago area artists into the essential components that make up the physical and spiritual world. More than 50 artists have been invited to create visual works of the four classic elements – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water – or expand on the concept of the classic fifth element Ether, or invent a new element, or reference the scientific elements in the modern periodic table.

Presented as a metaphorical periodic table, “Element Flux” is a visual fusion of science, philosophy and artistry.

Ravenswood ArtWalk 
Deborah Maris Lader and Kim Laurel
exhibit at 1807 West Sunnyside
Saturday - Oct 1, 11am - 7pm
Sunday - Oct 2, 11am - 6pm

1807 West Sunnyside • Chicago, Illinois

*at the corner of Ravenswood and Sunnyside - the "airstream" building

This event is FREE! 

Enter through the back door and we're the first studio that you'll see.

Rail Against the Light   by Sandy Holubow
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

by Nancy Rounder

It's Pat by Sandra Reibscheid 

Chicago Women's Caucus for the Arts
Members' Exhibit 
at the Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 W. North Ave.
will have their Artists' Reception
Saturday, October 1, 4 - 8 PM

Participating members of the Artists Breakfast Group are: 
Nancy Charak
Laura Cerf-Dahl
Kathryn Gauthier    
Sandra Holubow
Katherine Kucera
Joan Minsky
Sandra Reibscheid
Nancy Rounder
Judith Roth

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Important announcements

Caffeine V Exhibitors can pick up their postcards at the next Artists' Breakfast Group meeting, Wednesday, from 10 AM - Noon,  September 21, S & G Restaurant, 3000 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. You may also make arrangements with Bill Whiteside at:

If you have been accepted for exhibiting with us, but you haven't paid your $20,  then please do so. Make your check payable to The Artists' Breakfast Group, and mail it to:
Ruyell Ho
2800 W. Montrose, Apt. # 301
Chicago, IL 60618

Paul Klein is curating Shelley's work in the exhibit.

The reception is Sept. 29, 7-9PM.
Alan Emerson Hicks will perform on Oct. 21, 4PM (more info to come).

We are having another 
Sunday evening dinner,
sharing information and camaraderie.

Sunday, September 25, 6 PM, 
at:The Buffet Castle
3326 W. Belmont Ave.Chicago, 
(773) 267-6688
Easily accessible across the street from the CTA Blue Line,Belmont stop

Please RSVP to Ruyell Ho, ASAP.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ruyell Ho at The Bike Room- Closing reception

If and Only If
Necessary and Sufficient Works
Ruyell Ho is showing a series of works at
The Bike Room
1109 W. North Shore Ave.
Chicago IL
August 20th. through Sept. 18th
Closing Reception is Saturday,
September 17
4-7 PM
By Appointment 773 329 7879

15th Artist Made Kite Exhibition

Sky Scrap Pony Kite   Kim Laurel

THE 15th Artist Made 
at August House Gallery
2113 W. Roscoe

Friday, September 9, 2011 6-9pm

Curated by
Marya Veeck (August House)
Frank Crowley & Pauline Kochanski (Windy City Arts)

participating artists include:
Laura Coyle
Frank Crowley
Deirdre Fox
Anne Farley Gaines
Fletcher Hayes
Pauline Kochanski
Kim Laurel
BettyAnn Mocek
Michael Thompson
Charlie B. Thorne
Jill Zylke
and more...

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Thursday – Sunday, noon – 5:00pm
Closing date: October 14

August House, 2113 W. Roscoe,
Chicago, IL 60618

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kathy Weaver exhibiting in St. Louis

Optimized Persistence      Kathy Weaver
Kathy Weaver will be exhibiting in
"Fiber Focus" at "Innovations 2011",
a biennial event featuring textiles in many galleries and museums throughout the city.
Her airbrushed and embroidered work will be exhibited at
Art St. Louis
555 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO
Reception is September 16th.
September 6-October 13th
juror-Lia Cook

Carol Brooks solo exhibition and NY group show

Pulse Orb - 22" x 22" x 8"
 Sculpting epoxy, rubber floor mat, bolts and acrylic paint in a wood and canvas structure.

Solo Exhibition at Illinois Central College
Carol Brookes
Mixed Media Wall Constructions
Illinois Central College
September 21 - October 14

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 21st - 12 - 2 PM
Illinois Central College Gallery 305A
1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635

Warp & Weave - 48" x 48" x 4"
 Acrylic, handmade paper, cardboard, synthetic pearls, mesh, hardware, dowels, leather and wire in a wood and canvas structure.

Gallery Artists Group Show
September 20 - October 15

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 22st
6 - 8 PM
Viridian Artists, Inc.
548 W. 28th Street - Suite 632
New York, NY

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Caffeine V is Official Artists' month event!

Caffeine V is pleased to be in the official City of Chicago Department of Tourism and Culture Brochure, featuring area events during Artists' Month. We are also included on the CAR (Chicago Artists' Resource) listing for Chicago Artists' Month. That link is:
Kim Laurel, our PR Associate, has applied for our inclusion in ArtSlant, and the soon to be released CAM (Chicago Artists Month) Calendar. She is working on listings in The Reader, Time Out Chicago, and MORE!

 It's not too late to be included, and we want all our exhibitors to be on the postcard by Fletcher Hayes.
Ruyell Ho, who is in charge of admissions for Caffeine V, has been busy with his August Exhibit, so we are extending the application date to Friday, September 2.  IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!  WE WANT TO FEATURE YOU IN OUR BREAKFAST GROUP SHOW! Accepted artists will be notified by September 6.

Here's what you need to do:
1. Please send the application below to Ruyell at his home address below. We will notify you of acceptance on September 6.  

2. The hanging fee is $20. It is payable when you deliver your artwork, Friday, September 30.

3.  Please submit smaller pieces. All works over the 24" guidelines must have prior approval. The gallery is small, and we want each artist's work to be given ample display space. No nudes or sculpture, please. Sandy Holubow:

4.  Each artist must make a Caffeine V mug/cup, with their name and "Caffeine V" on it. This should be delivered with your art work on Friday, September 30, 2--8 PM. Bill Whiteside:

5. The duration of the exhibit is from October 3, to November 2. Please note that the Caffeine V Opening Reception is on Sunday, October 9, 2--5 PM.  A Pick-up Party for art retrieval will be on Friday, November 4, 4--8 PM. All work must be removed from the Triangle Gallery, 1763 N. North Park Ave., 312--337-1938. No exceptions please!

The current Chicago Society of Artists Exhibit at the Triangle is very successful, and  works were sold at the Opening Reception. The area is affluent, the traffic there is high, and it has regular hours with a staff. The gallery takes a 10% commission, so price accordingly. For questions: Gwen Jones, 480-280-5585
Exhibit Calendar:

Applications due Friday, September 2
Notification by Tuesday, September 6
Delivery of art: Friday, September 30, 2--7 PM, 1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago
Duration of Exhibit: Monday, October 3, through Thursday, November 2
ARTISTS' OPENING RECEPTION, Sunday, October 9, 2--5 PM

PLEASE SEND THE BELOW FORM by Friday, September 2, TO: RUYELL HO, 2800 W. MONTROSE, APT. 301, CHICAGO, IL, 60618.

Name (please print)________________________________________________________________________

Title of work_________________________________________________________Size__________________


Email address (for notification)


Bob Putnam passed away a few days ago

Bob Putman passed away a few days ago. Mimi Peterson has written to the blog about him.

Bob was a painter, sculptor, writer, collector of objects and people.
I enjoyed his intellect, friendshhip, and talent. I first met him at
the Artists Breakfast. Later, as members of the 3-D 12 Sculptor Group,
I grew to admire his imaginative sculptural objects. In 2009, still
physically strong, he proposed and curated "Transformations",  a
painting and sculpture exhibition at the Aurora Public Works
Commission Art Gallery.

As a member of 3-D 12 sculptor group, I miss Bob's insightful
critiquing. He saw the world in 2-D and 3-D.

If you would like to contact his wife Linda, her e-mail is

Visitation was
Wed., Aug. 31, 2011
at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, 
50 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, IL.

Donations are being accepted at:
Kettle Moraine State Park
In memory of Robert Putnam
Wisconsin DNR
S 91 W. 39091 State Road 59
Eagle, WI 53119

Joan Minsky exhibits paintings!!

As part of the Lakeview Art Walk, 
Joan's paintings will be on view
at the Lakeview Art Supply Store at
Lincoln Avenue and Melrose Street.