Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nancy Charak, A View from the Easel

Here's a cool blog, my studio is featured in their segment entitled "A View From the Easel," you'll find my studio and a short description towards the bottom, scroll.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Caffeine VI Mugs, Call for Mugs, Get to Work!

Caffeine VI
Souvenir Cup Project  3rd Year

In order to support our overhead and advertising costs the Artist’ Breakfast Group will sponsor a souvenir cup sale at the show’s opening reception.
Sunday September 9, 2012
1:00pm. - 4:00pm.

Each Artist Participant in Caffeine VI is asked to supply at least one themed coffee-drinking container.
Cup, Mug, Glass, Ceramic, Tin, Plastic or Wood
It does not need to be functional, dishwasher safe, or durable
The cup must have
Artist name, Caffeine VI, and date located somewhere on, in, or under the container.
This could be printed, painted, attached, glued, or carved onto the container surface.
It would be nice but not necessary if the cup were artistically identified with the Artist in some way style, materials, or technique.
If you have any questions, e-mail Bill Whiteside at


The cup should be delivered to the Greenleaf Art Center with your submitted art work on Sept. 7th between 12-4 pm or Sept. 8th, 2012 between 12-3 pm

Greenleaf Art Center
1806 W. Greenleaf Ave
Chicago, IL. 60626


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kathy Weaver Interview, Must Read

Following is an interview of me by Lydia Shepard, a writer from an organization called Sixty Inches from the Center, a non-for-profit group dedicated to archiving Chicago area artists. The files, digital and otherwise, are archived at The Harold Washington Library and are accessible to the public. I think all the ABG artists should avail themselves of this service. The directions about how to do this are on their website. The people who head "Sixty Inches", Tempestt Hazel and Nicolette Caldwell are very professional and efficient. Check out their other activities on their website. There are so many great things happening in Chicago in the arts!


Artists' Breakfast Group Does Dinner, YES!

Sunday, August 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at S&G's, 3000 North Lincoln, Chicago!

George C. Clark at Morton Arboretum

GEORGE C. CLARK will be showing his miniature rustic twig furniture in a one day trunk show at the store in the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle, IL 60532, from 11am to 3pm.  Regular Arboretum admission charges will apply.  Details and driving instructions for visiting the Arboretum can be found on the Morton Arboretum website.

Link to my miniature furniture website:
Miniature Rustic Driftwood Settee by George C. Clark (settee width 8 inches)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Concert by the Lake...

Spend a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful setting by the lake - enjoy live jazz and food by D'Masti Catering.

Plus, here is a chance to watch local fine artists create plein air (a French expression which means "in the open air") paintings of the verdant landscape.

Sunday, July 22

1:30 - 4 p.m.

free and open to the public


Beverly Cemetery

12000 S. Kedzie Ave.

Blue Island

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Suggested Activity from Didier...

"A Concert by the Lake". Free jazz concert and free food. Artists are invited to bring their easels and paint the lake.

Location: Beverly Cemetery, 12000 South Kedzie, Alsip.

Date: Sunday July 22 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Joan Minsky at Northside Chiropractic, POP UP!

JOAN MINSKY will be showing some of her newer pieces at Northside Chiropractic, 3250 North Lincoln Avenue, as part of Art Lakeview, a Pop Up Experience from July 21 through July 28.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Caffeine VI Exhibit Entry Form

THE ARTISTS’ BREAKFAST GROUP (ABG) is proud to present Caffeine VI at the Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf Ave., located one block west of Clark Street, and accessible by the Rogers Park Metra Station, and the CTA Bus 22. The Center houses 72 artists’ studios, and has day and evening classes. It also hosts such activities as the Loyola Advisory Council, workshops, salons, fundraisers, parties and special events serving East Rogers Park and city-wide areas. It is open to the public Mon.-Fri. from 11 AM to 4 PM, and Sat. and Sun from 11 AM to 2 PM. We hope you will support the ABG and join us in this year’s Caffeine VI Exhibit. Last year we had great promotion for the show, and this year CAR is considering an article on the ABG.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SCULPTURE CAN BE ACCOMMODATED...it is strongly suggested however the you provide your own pedestals.
Eligibility is open to members who attend Breakfast meetings and/or dinners.
Friday, September 7, DELIVERY of art work, noon to 4 PM
Saturday, September 8, DELIVERY OF art work, noon to 3 PM
Sunday, September 9, OPENING RECEPTION, 1 to 4 PM
Saturday, October 6, PICK-UP art work, noon to 4 PM.
The DEADLINE for the application is AUGUST 15, and none will be accepted thereafter. A $25 check payable to the Artists’ Breakfast Group for a hanging fee will allow an artist TWO PIECES, each of which may NOT exceed 36” in any direction. The check must accompany the application below, and your cancelled check is your receipt.
Please mail your $25 check and the application on the attached page to:

Ruyell Ho       email: ruyell@hotmail.com
2800 W. Montrose Ave., Apt. 301
Chicago, IL   60618

Bill Whiteside will supervise our popular coffee mug project. Each artist is to create at least one coffee cup.           email:     wfwhiteside@earthlink.net
Sandy Holubow is volunteer coordinator.    email:     sandragesso@aol.com
CAFFEINE VI APPLICATION: Due AUGUST 15, for two works no more than 36”
in any direction
# 1 Name (print)_____________________________________________________ 




-----------------------------Please attach above portion to the work--------------------------

# 2 Name (print)_____________________________________________________




-----------------------------Please attach above portion to the work------------------------

Mail lower portion, with a $25 check payable to the Artists’ Breakfast Group, to:
Ruyell  Ho, 2800 W. Montrose, Apt. #301, Chicago, 60618

# 1 Name (print)______________________________________________________




# 2 Name (print)_____________________________________________________




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ABG Party at Ken and Patie Gold's 7/21

Party for Artists Breakfast Group  at Ken and Patie Gold's house on July 21, starting at 6 pm, 2937 N. Albany, Chicago.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Weaver's World Closing

Weaver’s World
Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media          

You are invited to a closing reception.

The reception will be Saturday, July 14th, 2:00 to 4:30 
The Highland Park Art Center
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Il 

The Art Center is accessible by Metra UP-North (Highland Park stop), just 4 short blocks
Really looking froward to seeing you.
CONTACT: Kathy Weaver                                                                                    

Friday, July 6, 2012

Weaver's World Closing Soon 7/14!

Closing of Weaver's World - Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media

We had a beautiful spring evening on June 8th when a crowd of 200 attended the opening of "Weaver's World, Robots: Drawings And Mixed Media" at The Art Center in Highland Park, IL.

All the hard work leading up to the opening was worth it. I had so much fun seeing friends (some drive 800 miles!), family, fellow artists and community members enjoying the art and each other.

Since I received an Illinois Arts Council Project Grant as well as monetary support from some local merchants, I was able to distribute a 28 page color catalogue of "Weaver's World" to exhibit visitors. Joyce Owens, artist, curator and professor wrote the catalogue essay. Dr. Sandro Mussa-Invaldi of the Rehabilitation Institute added commentary. Carol Jones of JonesHouse, Inc., designed the nifty catalogue. Emanuel Aguilar of Kavi Gupta Gallery designed the exhibit; he did an outstanding job.

Amanda Ross-Ho Catalogue!

Ruyell's daughter Amanda's 320 pages
catalog published by MOCA.
I will bring it to breakfast next week.