Thursday, August 30, 2012

Reminder, Deadlines...and Times, CAFFEINE Vi

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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Art Tour Wednesday 8/29 1p Anita Ivy Miller

Dear Art Aficionados,
You are invited to join Anita Ivy Miller on a very special art tour at The Art Institute of Chicago.  Explore a variety of artworks both classic well known and innovative new pieces.  Anita will explain how to look at art as well as offer interesting anecdotes on each piece.
At 2:30 pm continue on to Anita Miller Gallery at The Fine Arts Building for homemade delicacies and drinks.
See you soon for an afternoon of art!
Warm regards,

1:00 pm Meet in the lobby in front of the Information Desk at the Art Institute of Chicago,111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
2:30 pm Proceed to Anita Miller Gallery
410 S. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 827.
3:00 pm Delicacies and Drinks at
Anita Miller Gallery
Please RSVP

Didiet Nolet at Zia Gallery Reception

Gallery info
ZIA Gallery
548 Chestnut Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Reception details
Thursday, August 30, 2012
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Reception runs from August 28
through September 1

Mugs, Mugs, Mugs

For both a serious and an unbelievable silly purpose, the artists at the Artists' Breakfast Group make mugs to sell at their annual exhibit, usually named Caffeine The Roman Numeral; seriously, to defray the costs of the exhibit space rental and postcards, and silly us, it's unbelievably fun!
Here's some inventory held over from last year.

Not Mug, Nancy Charak, artist

Sunday, August 19, 2012

George C. Clark at Starline Gallery Harvard!

"Backyards," George C. Clark, artist

Backyards, a watercolor by GEORGE C. CLARK, will be on exhibit next Friday, August 24, at the 4th Fridays Art Event at Starline Gallery, 400 W. Front Street, Harvard, Illinois. The one-night event, which takes place from 6 to 9pm, features a juried art exhibition, a one-person show by a previous exhibition's prizewinner, a juried photography show, live music, and open studios hosted by many of the artists who have space in the Starline building. The $5 admission fee includes 2 glasses of wine or other beverage and scrumptious appetizers. These events usually attract from 500 to 700 art lovers.

The Starline building is an old brick farm implement factory that has been renovated into an art complex. Harvard is located about 70 miles northwest of Chicago, a little beyond Woodstock. It is accessible by Metra commuter train, and the Metra station is only a couple of blocks from the Starline Gallery.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ABG at Anderson Arts Center Kenosha!

Rita Dianni-Kaleel, Fractal Journey

Rita Dianni-Kaleel, Fractal Journey

William F. Whiteside, Wood Cube
The Chicago Society of Artists Members Exhibit will be at the
Anderson Arts Center
121 Sixty-Sixth St.,
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53143.
(262) 653-0481
The Opening Reception: Sunday, August 26, 1:30 - 4 PM
The exhibit begins on August 26 and ends October 21
Please phone for hours.
The following members of the Artists' Breakfast Group are among the 31 artists exhibiting.

Catherine Cajandig
Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Kathryn Gauthier
Gil Ghez
Sandra Holubow
Gregorio Mejia
James Mesple
Didier Nolet
Julia Oehmke
Sandy Reibscheid
Judith Roth
Lorre Slaw
William F. Whiteside

Sharon Swidler at Woman Made Gallery

Scarlet Tanager, Sharon Swidler, artist
Sharon Swidler's painting, "Scarlet Tanager" is included in Woman Made Gallery's upcoming exhibit "Inspired By: Celebrating Illinois Women Artists".

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: August 24, 2012-September 27, 2012
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60642

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nancy Charak Exhibiting at OpenWall

Exhibiting at OpenWall

Alderman Ameya Pawar's 47th Ward Office
4243 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618.
Opening Reception Friday, August 17, 2012, 6 to 8pm
The exhibit runs until September 21, 2012.

Didier Nolet, The Art of Human Rights, Zia Gallery

Didier Nolet is exhibiting with a number of other fine Chicago artists in "The Art of Human Rights."
Zia Gallery
548 Chestnut Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
August 28--September 1,
Opening reception Thursday, August 30 from 5--8pm.
To benefit the Heartland Alliance

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Updates and Reminders Deadline Looming!



Now it's time to publicize who and what the Committee does. "Many thanks to the artists who came to the Breakfast/Dinner at S & G. It's always good to meet with those who can't make the daytime ABG meetings. The purpose of the Caffeine Exhibit is to give all of us an opportunity to participate in a coalescing event which allows us to see and share our creativity, our work.
And many thanks to the committee members listed below whose on-going work is making this year's Caffeine Exhibit possible:

Kim Laurel, Media Advisor
Fletcher Hayes, Designer of Postcard and Logo
Ruyell Ho, Senior Advisor
Bill Whiteside, Supervisor of the Cup Project
Sandra Holubow, Exhibit Organizer and Planner
Catherine Cajandig, Advisor
Myoko Whiteside, Culinary Presentation Chairman
Gwen Jones, Labels
Peter Jones, Venue Advisor, Tech Expert
Nancy Charak, Blogster!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Connie Vepstas at Illinois State Fair 2012

Fantasy Landscape, Connie Vepstas, artist

Fantasy Seascape my digital work will be exhibited in the Illinois State Fair 2012 art exhibition in Springfield Illinois juried by Professor Joe Jorgensen. The Illinois Profession Art Exhibition will be from August 10-19. The musical entertainment at the State Fair and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum( which is a digital museum quite controversial when it was built} is situated by the Fair making it an interesting time.

Constance Vepstas  312-944-6288 

Kim Laurel, Julia Oehmke & James Mesple at Jackson Junge

Exxon Icththys, Kim Laurel, artist

Tools for Hunting Extinct Birds, Kim Laurel, artist


Julia Oehmke, Kim Laurel and James Mesple at Jackson Junge

1389 N.Milwaukee Ave. - Chicago

Group Exhibit
September 14th thru October 28
Opening Reception  Fri. September 14th 6pm - 9pm

Friday, August 3, 2012

Julia Oehmke and James Mesple at Jackson Junge

Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N.Milwaukee Ave. - Chicago
Group Exhibit
September 14th thru October 28
Opening Reception  Fri. September 14th 6Pm - 9Pm
Image of A New Life by Julia Oehmke

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Deadline Soon, 14-1/2 days!

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 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:
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:
Sandy Holubow is volunteer coordinator.    email:
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)_____________________________________________________