Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year, Molly Schiff

Chicago Jazz, Molly Schiff, artist

HAPPY NEW YEAR & BEST WISHES FOR A SUPER SWEET 2013

MERRILLEEEE

MOLLY & HASKELL

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Doreen Johnson at Bridgeport Art Center



Rain, Doreen Johnson, artist

Doreen Johnson's 12" x 9" oil painting, "Rain", is included in Bridgeport Art Center's
First Annual Art Competition.

Bridgeport Art Gallery -4th Floor
1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago
Saturday, January 5th, 7-10PM
Through January 31.
Tel: 773-247-3000


Hope to see you there!

http://bridgeportart.com/portfolio/call-for-entries/

doreenjohnson.net

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Message re Inspiration Corp Art Auction

Hi all. I just noticed Inspiration Corp is still accepting submissions for donations until 12/31, and thought you may be interested. It's a really nice event and great cause. Please pass the word to folks you think may want to do this!

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ARTIST CALL FOR DONATIONS - Extended deadline!
Inspiration Corporation, along with photographer and business owner Steven E. Gross, artist and managing director of Firecat Projects Stan Klein and artist and founder/director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Deborah Maris Lader, invite you to submit a piece of art for One Inspired Evening Art and Priceless Package Auction! Expose your work to a huge audience of art lovers and help a great cause at the same time.

This is your opportunity to participate in a juried art auction with no entry fee, have the chance to compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to win your own show generously donated by Firecat Projects! Deadline for artist submission has been extended to December 31, 2012!

Download the Registration Packet
Fill out the registration form
Email the completed form and a jpg of your artwork to: mneveaux@inspirationcorp.org by December 31, 2012

http://www.inspirationcorp.org/one-inspired-evening-calendar_event-1193.php

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In any event, have a peaceful, bright New Year!

Doreen

Doreen Johnson
doreenjohnson.net

Kathy Weaver at Bridgeport Art Center 1/5

"Antagonists", 45"h x 42"w, charcoal, airbrush, gouache, Kathy Weaver, artist


Kathy Weaver's large scale drawing, "Antagonists" in airbrush and charcoal will be exhibited at
Bridgeport Art Center's First Annual Art Competition
http://bridgeportart.com/portfolio/call-for-entries/#.UN5MEKViYrg
Saturday, Jan. 5th
7:00 to 10:00


Bridgeport Art Center - 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609 Tel: 773-247-3000

Hope you can come to the exhibit and/or opening. Should be a fun evening.

Kathy Weaver at Zia Gallery Opening 1/18

"Fragile Vibrations", 63"h x 31"h, satin, airbrushed, hand embroidery,hand quilted, Kathy Weaver, artist
Kathy Weaver and Michael Cutlip are exhibiting at Zia Gallery
http://www.ziagallery.net/weaver.html
548 Chestnut Street, Winnetka, January 18 through March 2
Opening is Friday, January 18th, 4:30 - 7:30.
Zia is very accessible through public transportation. Take the Metra to Winnetka stop. Great Greek restaurant (Avli) down the street.
Kathy Weaver
kathy@kweaverarts.com
www.kweaverarts.com

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Yes We Will Meet on Wednesday 12/26!



Reminder: WE WILL BE MEETING FOR BREAKFAST on Wednesday, December 26th!

Best Web Designer Emily Rapport

Realization Series, artist Nancy Charak, watercolor, prismacolor, graphite on 30"x22" white Fabriano Artistico.






































I'm bragging here; Emily just finished a series of updates to my website.

http://www.rounderstudio.com/

You can find her at http://eatpaintstudio.com/


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thank You Jackie....


Thank you Jackie Moses for making "ABG Goes to Dinner at the Red Apple" a great night out.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Out of Line Gallery with Mimi Peterson, Alan Emerson Hicks

Holiday Greetings!

You are invited to Humboldt Park's newest gallery for it's Inaugural Opening Reception.

Where: OUT--OF-LINE GALLERY
2812 W. Chicago (@ California)
Ground Floor

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012
5 - 9 P.M.

Why: "PUZZLED HUMANITY"
GLIMPSE HUMANITY THROUGH THE EYES OF SIX ARTISTS:
SCULPTORS MIMI PETERSON, AYALA LEYSER, and ALAN EMERSON HICKS,
PAINTERS JEFF HUGHART, JANE BROWN and MARCELO ELI

Please join the Celebration of Art and Good Cheer!
visit www.outoflineartstudio.com for more information. 
For a personal viewing, please phone 847.224-9344.
COME HAVE A GLASS OF WINE WITH ME.
Regards,
Mimi Peterson
www.mimipetersonart.com

Catherine Cajandig at LUMA until January 13, 2013

Catherine Cajandig is exhibiting along with a number of other fine artists in Santitos: Print Portfolio, at LUMA, Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.


Santitos illustrates contemporary beliefs in protective saints and deities. The prints depict official and folk saints in the Latin American Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as well as deities from Japanese Shintoism, Irish Celtic mythology, and Haitian Santaria. Thirty-four artists are represented, forming an international roster of printmakers from Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and the United States, many of whom have Chicago connections as alumni or faculty of such institutions as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The prints are executed in a variety of print techniques, including woodcuts, wood engravings, etchings, and linocuts.

The prints are available as a portfolio from Chicago’s Arceo Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dinner Tomorrow Night Wed 6:30 Red Apple

Reminder, Dinner 6:30 Wednesday 12/19 this week!
Just show up on December 19th, for our holiday gathering!!!!! AT 6:30 pm!!!!!!!
Red Apple. . .
3121 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago
Phone: 773-588-5781
AND WE'RE STILL MEETING FOR BREAKFAST IN THE AM 10-12 AT S&G'S AS USUAL.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Reminder, Dinner 6:30 Wednesday 12/19 this week!

Just show up on December 19th, for our holiday gathering!!!!! AT 6:30 pm!!!!!!!
Red Apple. . .
3121 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago


Phone: 773-588-5781


AND WE'RE STILL MEETING FOR BREAKFAST IN THE AM 10-12 AT S&G'S AS USUAL.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ABG Dinner 6:30 pm Wednesday 12/19!!!!!!


Just show up on December 19th, for our holiday gathering!!!!! AT 6:30 pm!!!!!!!
Red Apple. . .
3121 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Phone: 773-588-5781

AND WE'RE STILL MEETING FOR BREAKFAST IN THE AM 10-12 AT S&G'S AS USUAL.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Artists' Breakfast Group Does Dinner!


Just show up on December 19th, for our holiday gathering!!!!!
Red Apple. . .
3121 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Phone: 773-588-5781

AND WE'RE STILL MEETING FOR BREAKFAST IN THE AM 10-12 AT S&G'S AS USUAL.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kathy Weaver Has Been Busy. . .

Catch up with her via her website. . .

Save the Date! Opening on Friday, January 18, 2013 (4:00 - 7:30 pm)
Elgiac ByWay
Elegiac Byway, gouache, airbrush, gold leaf, 18" h x 
8" w
I will be in a two-person show at Zia Gallery through March 2, 2013.  My fellow artist is Michael Cutlip and the show is called "Mixed Media Works on Panel and Fabric."  Using great paper from my favorite paper company, Twinrocker, I created a new body of work combining airbrushing, stitching, burning, and collaging. Thematically, this work connects with my organic/robotic series. Please join me to see these new works.


Note Meeting is from 2 to 3!

Sorry, for typo in CWCA meeting notice; the meeting is from 2 to 3, then party afterwards.


CHICAGO WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART  (CWCA)  will have its annual  Holiday Party  Sunday, December 9, 3-5PM at the studio and home of Judith Roth, 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., Apt. 410. 
Larchmont Ave. is one block south of Irving Park Road and runs east and west between Ravenswood and Lincoln Avenues.  Because of construction there is no access on Ravenswood.  On-street parking is available on Larchmont.

Members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are all welcome!

Bring a snack or drink to share, a white elephant grab bag present, and a non-perishable food item so CWCA can donate it to a food pantry.

FYI: Since this is a combined Party and CWCA General Meeting to elect officers and board members, the Meeting is 2-3;00 PM.
Party is 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sunday 12/9 3 to 5 Annual Holiday Party. ..

CHICAGO WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART  (CWCA)  will have its annual  Holiday Party  Sunday, December 9, 3-5PM at the studio and home of Judith Roth, 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., Apt. 410. 
Larchmont Ave. is one block south of Irving Park Road and runs east and west between Ravenswood and Lincoln Avenues.  Because of construction there is no access on Ravenswood.  On-street parking is available on Larchmont.

Members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are all welcome!

Bring a snack or drink to share, a white elephant grab bag present, and a non-perishable food item so CWCA can donate it to a food pantry.

FYI: Since this is a combined Party and CWCA General Meeting to elect officers and board members, the Meeting is 1-2;00 PM.
Party is 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative The 23rd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

The 23rd Annual International Small Print Show
and Holiday Sale



Opening: Saturday and Sunday, December 1st & 2nd
11 - 7pm, both days with special holiday open hours,
12-5 Tuesday - Sunday (December 4 - 22 only)


4642 North Western Avenue
(in Lincoln Square, just across the street from the CTA Brown line
stop at Western - easy peasy!)

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper.
We've been doing this for 23 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better!
We can't WAIT to see you and show you around!


During the opening weekend, December 1-2, the CPC is thrilled to present the remarkably gorgeous jewelry of Roulette 18, featuring Chicago-based designers Rhonda Welbel and Lyn Pusztai. Imaginatively realized in sterling silver, the Roulette 18 style blends sophisticated contemporary trends with soulful ethnic influences, and classic symbolism is accented with carefully selected gemstones throughout the entire collection:


Participating Artists:

Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Colleen Aufderheide, George Bodmer, Corinna Button (UK), Eva Christensen, Brenda Friedman, Marnie Galloway, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Patrick Herndon, Todd Irwin, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Eunji Kim (Korea), Jo Ana Kubiak, Carol Lader, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Letterform, Siu Jane Liu (China), Bart Longacre, Dan MacAdam, Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Maria Mungai, Ashley Nason, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Amy Ventura, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia)

The exhibition runs through January 26, 2013

Or check out more small prints from the show on our Facebook Page!
contact:
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
info@chicagoprintmakers.com
www.chicagoprintmakers.com
773.293.2070

Monday, November 26, 2012

Anne Farley Gaines Collaborative Mural Dedication




You are invited to a Fundraiser and to the Dedication of

“PROGRESS HAPPENS HERE/AQUI EL PROGRESO OCURRE”
A collaborative 26’X72’ mural organized by Chicago artist Anne Farley Gaines

SAN JOSE OBRERO MISSION, 2408 S. ALBANY ST., CHICAGO, IL 60632

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 2:00 PM

  

This mural was partially funded by a 2012 Neighborhood Arts Program Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  There has been considerable funding and in-kind donations from individuals and organizations, many of them from the Pilsen and Little Village communities.  All will be acknowledged at this event.  Mexican hot chocolate and hot tamales will be served.  PLEASE R.S.V.P. TO GAINESART@yahoo.com or to irodriquez@sjom.org.

This event is also an opportunity to donate funding to San Jose Obrero Mission, an organization that is committed to finding housing and employment to all participants who reside at the Mission.  There will be Christmas items for sale produced by the participants with the help of Anne and volunteers. As stated in the main lettering in the mural, “PROGRESS HAPPENS HERE/AQUI EL PROGRESO OCURRE” – AT THE MISSION!

Didier Nolet Memories of Provence



Didier lake
Didier Nolet exhibits at Franklin Framing in Blue Island
Greetings!
Please join us Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for an evening of fabulous art at Franklin Framing, 13019 S. Western Ave. in Blue Island. There is plenty of free parking nearby.

Our open house will begin at the conclusion of the Blue Island Light Parade, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Union & Western and continues south past the frame shop.

The exhibition at Franklin Framing will feature a large pastel of a Provence landscape that was damaged in shipping, restored by me and framed in Blue Island, along with many other compelling pieces.

We'll be serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Looking forward to seeing you and you are welcome to bring a friend.

Didier Nolet

Click here to view my Website


 
 
Didier Nolet
908 W. 19th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
didiernolet@aol.com
773-470-7833
 
Gallery info
 
Franklin Framing
13019 S. Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
 
 
Reception details

Saturday, December 1, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs through December 31

Provence pastel


Didier Nolet was born and raised in Paris and has a Master's degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in France. He has exhibited in countless shows and his art is in numerous private and corporate collections.

Winner of many prizes and awards, Didier teaches art in Oak Park, Evanston, Old Town, Highland Park and at the Vanderpoel Art Association.

Current projects include a 60 x 90 inch winter landscape, as well as private commissions.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sandra Holubow Exhibiting

Sandra Holubow, artist, "Menorah"


Sandra Holubow has her work, "A Tapestry of Hanukkah Memories," featured in the Summer (current) issue of the bulletin of the Chicago Jewish Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of information about the Jewish experience in the Chicago area. Her work is part of the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Exhibit which opens December 6, at 6:45 PM. The exhibit was curated by Molly J. Schiff. Information about the show is in a previous notice in the blog

Tomorrow, Come to Breakfast, Visit with Amanda.

Ruyell's daughter Amanda Ross-Ho
Is planing to visit the Artists Breakfast
on Wednesday Nov. 21. Hope you can come and meet her

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dreidl, Dreidl, Hanukkah!

Judith Roth, artist.


"The Spirit of Hanukkah Through the Eyes of Chicagoland Artists," was installed November 16, at the Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL. The Exhibit continues through February 19, 2013, and offers educational, religious, and art events.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 1 PM, a lecture by Loyola University art history professor Maria Hand will explore the techniques and styles of works on exhibit.

On Thursday, December 6, at 6:45 PM, an Artist Reception will offer holiday treats, wine, and a discussion led by Jane Shapiro, Associate Director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. She will focus on the meaning of Hanukkah rituals and celebration. For more info and to RSVP: 847-432-8903, ex. 234. The Exhibit was curated by Molly J. Schiff. ABG members whose work is included in the exhibit are:

Sandra Holubow
Suzanne Horwitz
Judith Roth
Molly J. Schiff
Lorre Slaw
Michelle Stone

Sunday, November 18, 2012

West Coast Contingent Visiting Chicago on Wednesday

Amanda Ross-Ho of the Artists' Breakfast Group's Western Annex will be breakfasting with us this Wednesday.

Monday, November 12, 2012

George C. Clark Twig Sculptures at EAC!

GEORGE C. CLARK's miniature rustic twig furniture will be featured at the Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO which will be open free from November 17 to December 19, 2012. The Art Center is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at 2603 Sheridan Road in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 4pm Sunday (closed Thanksgiving Day). There will be a Preview Party Friday, November 16, from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets to the Preview Party are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and they can be purchased online at www.evanstonartcenter.org.

In addition to rocking horses like the one pictured above, there will be an assortment of Clark's chairs, tables, settees and garden benches, all unique and handcrafted from Lake Michigan driftwood twigs, fibers, seed pods, shells and other natural materials. You can see more of his work at miniaturerustictwigfurniture.blogspot.com.

Artists Send Mail

This is a visual treat for artists; how visual people send letters.  Enjoy. CLICK HERE.  Gauguin, Kahlo, Van Gogh, it's sweet.  Letters from great artists to their friends.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

MDW Fair This Sunday




Hyperkewl at MDW fair will present at 12-1 PM Sunday November 11.  I participated in the Relic Walk.  The MDW fair is at 2233 South Throop Street Chicago, Illinois.  Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, see info.

 
 
Constance Vepstas

CALL FIRST: Chicago Society of Artists at Tom Robinson Gallery

WE just learned that Tom Robinson is recuperating from surgery, so his hours at his gallery will be very limited. 
For gallery hours, please phone Tom Robinson at 773:227-3144
/
Julia Oehmke, artist, Backside




The Chicago Society of Artists is presenting its Fall Exhibit, "Expressions II" at the Tom Robinson Gallery, 2416 W, North Ave., Chicago. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 16, from 5 to 8:PM. The Exhibit continues through December 6, 2012. Participating members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are:
Catherine Cajandig
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Kathryn Gauthier
Gilbert Ghez
Sandra Holubow
Richard Maltz
Gregorio Mejia
Jacqueline Moses
Didier Nolet
Julia Oehmke
Sandra Reibscheid
Judith Roth
Lorre Slaw
Jill Specks
Michele Stone
William F. Whiteside

Julia Oehmke, artist, Moon Girl

Friday, November 9, 2012

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare at Concordia




Some of our members are in this upcoming
show "Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare:
As They Like It" at The Ferguson
Gallery of Concordia University Chicago,
7400 Augusta in River Forest. 

Opening reception is 4 til 6 on November 10th. 

Show is curated by Bettyann Mocek, Anne Gaines,
Robert Kameczura and Maureen Warren and features
22 artists.

All Best,
Robert
 
ROBERT KAMECZURA www.kameczura.com

Artist / Photographer / Arts Writer 6350 West Henderson Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 205-1128 ph or fax robkam2@att.net
 
www.artmyth.org   Mythopian Artists' Site
www.sobs.org        Big Shoulders Magazine


Julie Oehmke Portrait of Tom Robinson

The month of November Scan Show exhibiting the painting of Tom Robinson.
Thank you,
Julia Oehmke

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ABG and Chicago Society of Artists in Bloomingdale

William Whiteside, artist.

The Chicago Society of Artists is presenting "Holiday Artistic Fete," at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL. The original museum was constructed in 1849, and its handsome art galleries have been recently renovated. Members' work and framed 2013 calendar prints will be on display from November 11 through December 20. An Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, November 18, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road. (630) 539-3096
Artists Breakfast Group members represented in the exhibit are:
Catherine Cajandig
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Sandra Holubow
Julia Oehmke
Sandra Reibscheid
Lorre Slaw
William F. Whiteside

Connie Vepstas' in On-Line Exhibit. . .


 
Constance Vepstas' work was juried into the show "Masquerade" National Gallery Exhibition, a catalogue was also published.  


Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare!

Dear Friend,

I have two works and am co-curator of his exhibit at Concordia University,
"Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It."

The opening reception is November 10th, 4 to 6 PM, and I hope you
can come see the show and say hello to friends of the Bard.

It features work that touches on Shakespeare's plays, poems, characters,
etc. by 22 talented Chicago Artists.

Hope to see you there.

Robert
 
ROBERT KAMECZURA www.kameczura.com

Artist / Photographer / Arts Writer 6350 West Henderson Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 205-1128 ph or fax robkam2@att.net
 
www.artmyth.org   Mythopian Artists' Site
www.sobs.org        Big Shoulders Magazine

Sapphire and Crystals 25 Years of Great Art at Woman Made Gallery

November 9--December 23, 2012, State of Grace, Sapphire and Crystals Celebrate 25 Years, Opening Reception Friday, November 9, 6 to 9 pm., at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.

Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Jill Specks Photographer

"Bob," Jill Specks, photographer,  C print 8x10
 Jill Specks in show curated by National Geographic Photographer

International Invitational, “The Human Condition”
Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis
Nov 10 – Jan 4, 2013
Juror, Annie Griffiths-Belt, National Geographic Photographer and Founder and Executive Director of the Ripple Effects Foundation
Portrait of Fifi, Jill Specks, photographer
  


Jill Specks publishes portrait in calendar

2013 Bad Dog Wall Calendar and 2013 Page-a-day Calendars
Workman Publishing, NY

Portrait of Fifi Missouri; archival digital

Jill Specks photo at Tom Robinson Gallery

“Expressions II”
Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 W. North Ave., Chicago IL

Artists Reception: November 16 5-8PM

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Response to CAC re Membership Renewal

With permission from Molly Schiff, I reproduce here her response to the CAC's membership renewal and a comment she added.



"You must be kidding!!! You are so far removed from the original CAC:
No Newsletter with helpful info in many areas. Just referrals to other sources
that really are not interested in being helpful.
Programs chiefly at extra costs to attend.
The Artists' on line gallery loss resulting in added personal expense to restore it
and then (2010) cancellation / turn over to another source but with a CAC unfullfilled
promise to further promote the same artists.
So many of us are beyond your focus on "emerging artists" .
Grow up to the reality of professional oldsters.
Regretfully ..... Molly J. Schiff"


Molly, may I post this on Artists' Breakfast Group blog? I totally agree.
ABSOLUTELY....POSITIVELY !!!!

MOREOVER, I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT IN MY OPINION THE SALARIED STAFF
KEEP IT ALIVE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE BEING SALARIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA!!! HA!!!

HAVE FUN.... MOLLY