Friday, 28 December 2012



Hi all! My name is Chris Blume and I came from a printmaking background hailing from Northern Illinois University. I am excited to meet all of the wonderful printmakers who currently work here at CPC as well as meeting new comers. I have just moved to Chicago but I am not a virgin to a big city.
I work mainly in Lithography yet I can do all other printmaking mediums. So, come on in and say hi!

23rd Annual International Small Print Show

So, because the 23rd Annual International Small Print Show was such a smash hit, we replaced all the sold prints with new ones, and hope you'll continue to come by to view and shop through the month of January.
This show has been freakingly successful - CPC got hits on all the news outlets, including plugs on WFMT and in the Chicago Reader, and high ratings on Then, everyone told their friends to come. Crazy! The artists and interns and staff at CPC are grateful to each of you who came out to see our stuff, even if you only came for the hot cider. Wishing you the best in the new year...see you soon!
opening weekend
(and truly, we are happy to meet when it's convenient for you!)
A few new things just came in, from Paris and Mexico:
Christine GB tools 
Christine Gendre-Bergere, detail of an etching/drypoint of her printmaking tools 

Artemio Nino Marciano   
Artemio Rodriguez, "Nino Marciano", linocut, $70

This just in TODAY!! a woodcut alphabet series by Jesus Y Juan Arriaga Silva.
Printed in Tacambaro, Michoacan. 
You gotta see it. D is for 
Dinosaurios! Q is for Quetzal!

Happy New Year 2013!!!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Danse Macabre: Death and the Printmakers, Opening Reception WOODCUT X WOODCUT

 No matter what one's station in life, the Danse Macabre unites all. Come celebrate life, death and the printmaker's historically-inspired, yet contemporary expression of printed matter at the CPC this coming Saturday. Outrageous and scary costumes encouraged. We promise really sugary, potentially lethal skull candy.


Reception and Open House 
Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2012

Open House : 12 PM - 5 PM
Reception: 5 PM - 7 PM

Show is on NOW and continues until Nov. 3rd

Woodblock X Woodblock : Relief Printmaking Demo
During the Open House 12-5pm
Neighbors, friends, ghosts, ghouls and the community are all invited to come see resident artists talk about the role of woodcut/relief in depicting imagery related to the Danse Macabre and Day of the Dead. Demos and interactive relief printing to occur concurrently. 
Stop by and create your first woodcut print!

Death...what a relief!

Meet our new interns, Patrick and Eunji. 

HELLO!!! I’m Patrick Herndon

 I am from the Chicagoland area, from the suburb of La Grange. This is my first year back and living in the city, and I'm really looking forward to exploring what great things the city can offer a young artist. I missed Chicago while I was the good ol' deep South so I’m back and ready to get to work. My focuses are printmaking, painting and installation at SAIC. My specialties in printmaking are lithography and relief.

Hi, I am Eunji Kim. 

It is a great pleasure to meet you all. I am a ‘legal’ alien from Korea, and I came to the US in 2007. Chicago is my second home in the US. I just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2012majoring in Art and Biology, and moved to Chicago this past month. I love to work with wood, ceramics and a few types of plastics, both in a sculptural and in a two-dimensional way. As a just toddler printmaker, I am in love with the relief printmaking process. Because of this, there should be so many exciting things to learn from the artists at CPC, and I am happily looking forward to meeting you!

Friday, 22 June 2012

C.P.C. + Zygote!

Two amazing print shops in two great cities, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and Zygote Press in Cleveland, have joined forces for an intern swap! The Collaborative have sent our very own Megan Sterling in exchange for the very talented Anne Kibbe of Zygote. For the next two weeks both interns will embark on special projects, assist in workshops, and excel in overall awesomeness! Stay tuned for more...  

Friday, 15 June 2012


Design by Maggie Lane Marlin
OpenWall Presents Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!

Join us tonight for our opening at 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar’s office from 6-8p at 4243 N. Lincoln Ave.

Participating Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Artists include: Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Todd Irwin, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Barton Longacre, Maggie Marlin, Michelle McCoy, Dennis O’Malley, Maria Sanchez, Megan Sterling, and Kyra Termini

Friday, 18 May 2012

$20 Print Sale! May 19th - June 16th

It's that time of year again! We have a boat-load of awesome $20 prints this year from artists such as Dan Grzeca, Phineas X. Jones, Amos Kennedy, Deborah Maris Lader, and Dan MacAdam, just to name a few...

plus an exclusive print by Jay Ryan! 

Come browse some prints this Saturday!
Opening reception: May 19th from 12 to 6pm! 

Saturday, 21 April 2012

So, the awesome Todd Irwin took some to mash up a busy day at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Enjoy!

C.P.C. Saturday from todd a. irwin on Vimeo.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Improvements at the CPC!

This weekend made some much needed improvements here at the CPC; namely, new surfaces for our work tables. Deb, Maria, Megan, Maggie and Todd all pitched in sanding down the old surface and applying the new one...

Sanding and vacuuming action!

Applying some adhesive..

Carefully lining up the new surface... voila!

Come by and Admire the work of the CPC interns and Deb!
And take a look at the CyclePedia Show while you're at it!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

CPC Annex!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven't yet, to come visit the CPC Annex Pop-up Gallery located at 208 S. Wabash in the Loop, just next to the the Adams/Wabash EL stop! We have new work up by many different artists including: Hiroshi Ariyama, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Todd Irwin, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Maggie Marlin, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Maria Sanchez, Megan Sterling, Kyra Termini, and Scott Westgard... just to name a few!

We are easy to find!

People checking out the prints at our opening on 2/9/12

Maggie giving screen printing demo..

Deb has the best interns!