Friday, June 27, 2014

Breakfast Sculptor Groupers Exhibit

Victoria Fuller Artist Gallery talk - about process and materials (and other stuff)

Saturday, June 28   at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Packer Schopf Gallery (942 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL, 60607)

Come hear the artist talk about the process of making her sculptures and the materials she used - Aren't you dying to know? - and bring your friends. If you haven't gotten a chance to see the show yet, here is a good opportunity. The show runs till July 12th

Mixed media wall sculpture


Victoria Fuller’s sculpture explores nature from many angles – underground, above ground, and inner space. In an exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery, Fuller offers a multilayer investigation of  environmental systems. Aptly titled Nature², Fuller’s sculptures alternately depict organic and man-made structures, illustrating both nature’s abundance and the dire consequences of human interference. Figurative representations of untouched flora and fauna juxtapose ecological carelessness and exploitation. For example, the hibernating chipmunks of Deep Down starkly contrast Factory Farm’s caged chickens. Viewed as a collection, Fuller’s artwork simultaneously examines nature’s inherent harmony and the human tendency to control it.

Nature² marks a departure in Fuller’s artwork. While prior sculpture re-appropriated common, manufactured objects to subtly reveal environmental motifs, the Nature² collection interprets the natural world via more literal construction. Direct depictions of organic elements - whether among earth and grass or human-implemented industrial piping – allow Fuller to investigate systems impacted by man’s activity in a widely-understandable manner. Though distinct, Fuller’s newer sculpture remains interconnected with her found object-based artwork. Each body of work informs the other, fully illuminating the universal experience of life on earth.


Victoria Fuller is a Chicago sculptor, painter, and natural science illustrator who has exhibited in galleries, museums, and public spaces across the United States. She has been awarded projects from corporate and community organizations such as Disney’s ESPN Zone, St. Louis’ Arts in Transit, and Seattle’s Sound Transit for whom she recently completed a 35’ bronze sculpture,Global Garden Shovel. Fuller is best known for Shoe of Shoes, a large shoe-shaped public sculpture comprised of thousands of aluminum high-heels in front of Brown Shoe Company.

Nature² is open to the public from June 6 through July 12, 2014. It is presented in the upstairs exhibition room at Packer Schopf Gallery.

Victoria Fuller

Judith Roth at ARC

Hi ABGers!  I have a "print" in this show "Heroes and Villains"  at ARC Gallery...

Judith Roth

On Jun 24, 2014, at 3:02 PM, ARC Gallery wrote:

Dear Artists,
The digital printouts of your work are up at the gallery.  We will post some photos of the opening on our Facebook page in a few days.
If you live in Chicago, the opening reception will be at the gallery this Friday, June 27, from 6-9pm.
Thanks for participating,
Best, Iris
Iris Goldstein, ARC President

ARC Gallery
2156 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647 USA
phone: 773.252.2232
hours: Wed.-Sat. 12-6:00 pm; Sun. 12-4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Be a True Yard Sale Detective - ABG Members: Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel host yard and art sale: Saturday, June 28th

Be a True Yard Sale Detective - SAVE THE DATE!!!!

WANT's 2014 Community Yard Sale will be held on 
Saturday, June 28th between 9am and 4pm. 

W.A.N.T. - F.U.N. ? 
Great pickings next Saturday! 
(West Andersonville Neighbors Together – Fletcher's Utopian Neighborhood Sale)

ABG Members Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel will wheel and deal with "Will Work For Food" vintage fashions, priced to sell art works and much, much more. 

The whole area is packed with sales! Over 60 families participating THIS YEAR. 

The WANT neighborhood is between Foster and Bryn Mawr and Clark and Ravenswood in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Join in the fun!


Monday, June 16, 2014


Here's the final notice about Caffeine VIII.

Pick-up of art work will be Monday, June 23, from 10 AM until 12:30 PM, then resume after a lunch break, at 2 PM until 4 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience, but because of a program in the gallery space, we had to cease the pick-up during that time.
Thanks for your understanding and we appreciate your participation.

The Caffeine VIII Team

Saturday, June 7, 2014 Seeks Talented Individuals

I thought I would pass this on

April Hutter <>

Jun 3 (4 days ago)

    My name is April Hutter and I am the new Workshop and Event Coordinator for (Genesis Art Supply).  We are so excited right now because we are moving to a new location to expand our store!  This new place will be a space where you can buy art supplies.  It will also serve as a foundation for artists’ success, a platform in which we can support you, and a gathering place for artists to come together to celebrate and share art.  Since we are creating this new space together I want to seek out talented and interested individuals to create this exciting new community.
If you are receiving this e-mail because I found your website Artist Breakfast Group and thought it might be a good opportunity to reach out to someone there to instruct a workshop/demonstration, show your work in our gallery, or are just plain eager to learn more!  We are also eager to learn more.  In fact, we would like to learn more about you and your talents.
This preliminary e-mail is just an introduction to our plans of expansion and also a way of getting to know more about the individuals we will be creating alongside.  I would like to know more about your talents as an artist and also as a person.  We want to highlight all of your abilities as a person and a talented individual. 
I have some questions for you.  Feel free to answer them in a way that feels fun for you:
  • What are your areas of expertise? 
  • What workshops would you like to teach?
  • What materials would you need to be able to teach this?
  • How would you like to be compensated for your time? (ie. trade, monetary, art supplies) 
  • Is there any other pertinent information for this workshop? 
  • Also, is there a particular workshop you would like to take if it was offered in the store?    
  • What is your preferred method of contact?
I appreciate any and all feedback; everything is very helpful to us right now.  Feel free to e-mail me anything.  I am open to suggestions/comments/concerns, all of it!  There’s a lot of time, effort, and heart going into this new space and we want the vibe to reflect that.  I know you are a talented person who can really assist in creating a great space with us. 
Thank you,
April Hutter 

April Hutter
Director of Creating Happiness

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Catherine Cajandig at Bridgeport Art Center

Catherine Cajandig will exhibit prints in GESTOS GRAFICOS:  Rene Arceo & Friends at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St Chicago, June 20 - August 1, 2014.
Reception June 20, 7 - 10 PM.