Thursday, 11 July 2013

Check out Chicago Printmakers Collaborative at Square Roots Festival this weekend!

Stop by the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative tent while sippin' on a frosty brew and listenin' to some local tunes!  We have a wide variety of new prints, posters, tees and more!

We're excited to debut our newly designed tee 'MAKE PRINTS' for only $20!

Make your friends jealous with this awesome CPC tee!

Square Roots Festival hours: 

Friday, July 12th, 5:00 - 10:00 PM

Saturday, July 13th, 12:00 - 10:00 PM

Sunday, July 14th, 12:00 - 8:00 PM

 Square Roots Fest is located in Lincoln Square between Montrose and Wilson. 
More info:

In the meantime, what's going on back at the shop?....

            Our exhibition featuring Musician-Printmakers, SOUNDCHECK, is up and running until August 31, 2013.  

Here's a description of the conceptual idea behind SOUNDCHECK:

  •  SOUNDCHECK aims to celebrate the work of Musician-Printmakers who actively and enthusiastically express themselves in multiple art forms. To pick careers in both music and art is not exactly the most lucrative choice, and yet, these artists strive for the highest standards in both of their chosen mediums. These art forms are related. The act of recording is an act of layering, as the rhythms are often tracked first, with layers and layers of instruments and vocals resting upon one another in a complex matrix of sound. So too are prints made, with layers of visual information entered upon stone or plate or screen in order to produce a rich and penetrating image.

                SOUNDCHECK showcases a portfolio of prints made by 9 artists in an edition of 20 and is accompanied by a CD of 9 songs (related to the artwork, recorded by each artist). The 12" x 12" SOUNDCHECK portfolio is packaged to resemble a vinyl album cover. There are 10 portfolios available to the public for purchase, as well as individual proofs by each artist.

Take a gander at the opening reception of Soundcheck:

Some of the Soundcheck Artists, L - R: Christopher Blume, Jon Langford, Megan Sterling, Deborah Maris Lader, Michael Jackson, Brandon Ross.
Checkin' out the snazzy portfolio
Some hustle and bustle in the shop!
Violet and Maria slangin' some drinks.. just kidding!

Kasia and Megan
Kate Lilly cracking up Alan Lerner
Havin' a ball!
A peek of some of the original prints featured in Soundcheck's portfolio:

Jon Langford, "Bonehead", screen print, 12 x 12 inches, ©2013
Alan Lerner, "37 Questions", screenprint, 12 x 12 inches, ©2013
Michael Jackson, "The Gal From Ochi", lithograph w/ chine collĂ©, 12 x 12 inches, ©2013
To view the rest of the Soundcheck portfolio, come visit the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!
The CPC gallery is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 - 5:00 PM, or by appointment.
Contact us: 773-293-2070 /

Last but not least, we'd like to  introduce,  Aaron Coleman, the CPC's new litho intructor!

Chris Blume and Aaron Coleman
Aaron Coleman will begin teaching traditional litho in our upcoming fall class!
Heads up - we're offering a $25 DISCOUNT if you register for any of these fall classes BEFORE August 1st!! 
Email or call us RIGHT AWAY to register!
please include your name, address, tel and method of preferred payment (mailed check, cash, or Visa/Mastercard by phone)
Blast Into Screenprinting
with  Megan Sterling

Sundays, September 8 - November 10, 2013
10 weeks, 4 - 7pm
Cost: $350
Traditional Lithography
 (Class limited to 7 students)

Wednesdays, September 11 - November 13, 2013
10 weeks, 6 - 9pm (includes 2 additional worksessions - to be scheduled)
Cost: $375
Traditional Etching

Thursdays, September 19 - November 21, 2013
10 weeks, 6 - 9pm
Cost: $350
Fundamentals of Relief Printmaking

Sundays, October 6 - November 24, 2013
8 weeks, 12 - 3pm
Cost: $300

To register, or for more information please email us at  or call 773-293-2070.

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