Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saying Goodbye, Again!!!

Hello! CWCA

Saying Goodbye, Again! Homage to the Christmas tree…and its demise.
Second annual conceptual show inspired by the idea of getting rid of one’s Christmas tree…whatever that brings up!

Including work from CWCA members Sandra Bacon, Judith Hladik-Voss, Judy Langston and Cheri Naselli.

Opening: Saturday, Jan. 16th, 2010 7-9 p.m
Brickton Art Center, 306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Show runs through Feb. 20th, 2010.

Sandra Bacon, Courtney Brobst, Pate Conaway, Linda Doyle, Melanie Feerst, Carolyn Golaszewski, Celia Hicklin, Judith Hladik-Voss, Judy Langston, Elizabeth Mandell, Bret Marion, Cheri Naselli, Niki Nolin, Susan Parmentier, Ed Pino.

Curated By Judith Hladik-Voss and Judy Langston

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nancy Charak Art News

November Open House at the Cornelia Arts Building Chicago!

1800 W. Cornelia, Chicago, Illinois

Friday, 13th from 6 to 9

Saturday, 14th from 12 to 5

Sunday, 15th from 12 to 5 Visit with the Many Fine Artists of the CAB!

Visit with the Many Fine Artists of the CAB!

See a preview of an upcoming show of art by Marian Carow, Sharon Swidler and myself "Marks in Time," in addition the work of many other artists in the building, including Scott Simons, Jason Messinger, Basia Krol, Darrell Roberts, Johannah Silva, Kevin Swallow, Doug Frohman.

Rainbow's End, 44"x30", charcoal, oil wash, prismacolor pencil, oil stick on 90# white Stonehenge, c. Nancy Charak

YOU CAN ALSO SEE MY WORK at SAPERE ART GALLERY,1579 North Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois, in the historic, legendary Flat Iron Art Building.

WCA 2010 Chicago Bus Tour Stop:

For all of you that are planning to come to Chicago in February these are two the shows that we will be seeing on the Bus Tour on February 14th 2010 at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
ARTiculating the Unspeakable

Carol Chase Bjerke
An installation about life after ostomy


Masako Onodera
A memento mori

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Upcoming Golden Workshops/Sandie Bacon

The New Open Acrylics

The new "open" acrylics, with their extended "wet" open times are amazing paints for a variety of effects- from beautiful soft glazes over grissailles for a traditional painting, to immediate plein air techniques, sgraffitto and monoprinting. This will be a fast paced introduction to the beauty of these paints with a sampling of techniques. All paints supplied by Golden Paints

November 8th, 2-4:30 – Dick Blick Schaumburg, E.Golf Road, Schaumburg • (847)619-1115 1975

The Painterly Print: Digital Grounds for Fine Artists, and Photographers

Using our new digital grounds, we can print images from our computer's printer on any of a variety of surfaces: paint skins, gels, acetate, metallic papers. . .These are wonderful techniques for mixed media artists,creating layers- or for limited edition multiples- and at reprographics we will see large scale prints (giclees) on linen using our products and their printers. Printing on transparent surfaces is also wonderful for artist cards and ornaments. Supplies provided by Golden Paints, bring your own photocopied images.

November 12, Reprographics,6-8:30

635 Virginia Road, Crystal lake. (815)477-1018 $35

November 21st, Deerpath Art League, 11-4

Gorton Community Center, lake Forest (847)234-3762 5 hourclass $70/$85

December 6th, Dick Blick, Evanston, 1-3:30

1755 Maple Ave, Evanston, (847)425-9100

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sandra Holubow participates in Chicago Artist's Month

ARC Members Exhibition: “Collaboration,” ARC Gallery, 832 W. Superior. Each member or affiliate of ARC Gallery chose an artist(s) to create a work. Judith Roth invited me to collaborate with her for “LIFE—AN ON-GOING PROCESS.”

September 30--October 24.Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-9 PM. 312-733-2787

Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art--Members Exhibit: “Common Threads: All Things Connected,” St .Paul’s Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Ave. “FLOATING ELEVATIONS,” my collage, will be on exhibit Friday, October 2 –October 31. Reception: Saturday, October 17, 4-6 PM.

The AJAC (American Jewish Artists Club) at the Art Center Highland Park,

1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL, “As the Spirit Moves You,” will include my collage, “AN URBAN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.” Opening reception: Friday,

October 16, 6:30- 9 PM., closing November 13. (847) 432-1888

The Chicago Society of Artists presents “Reality and Beyond,” Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL. My works include “STILL FUNCTIONING, MAYBE,” “CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FOREST CONDOS,” both paintings, and my collage, “SUNNY DAYS ON WALL STREET.” November 7--December 18, Reception: Sunday, November 15, 2-4 PM.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hollis Sigler: Expect the Unexpected

Oct 9, 2009 — Jan 10, 2010

Members Preview | Fri, Oct 9
5:30 pm | Gallery Walk led by art educator, critic and author James Yood
6:30 pm | Members Reception

Public Opening | Sat, Oct 10

10 am – 5 pm | FREE Admission ALL DAY
11 am | Gallery Walk led by artist Riva Lehrer

From the east (Chicago/Indiana)
Take Interstate-90 West to Rockford (90 miles northwest of Chicago). Exit at E. Riverside Blvd. Turn left onto E. Riverside Blvd. Proceed west. At Forest Hills Road turn left and continue driving south. Exit at Whitman Street and proceed to Church Street. Turn left onto Church. Turn left on Church to Locust Street. Turn left on Locust to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street to Riverfront Museum Park.

From the north (Wisconsin)
Take I-90/I-39 South to Rockford. Exit at E. Riverside Blvd. Turn right onto E. Riverside Blvd. Proceed west on E. Riverside Blvd. At Forest Hills Road turn left and continue driving south. Exit at Whitman Street and proceed to Church Street. Turn left onto Church. Turn left on Church to Locust Street. Turn left on Locust to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street to Riverfront Museum Park.

From the south (Bloomington) or west (to 39 on I-80 or I-88)
Take Interstate 39 North to Rockford. At Rockford, I-39 ends/splits and turns into Bypass 20. At end of I-39 stay in left-hand lane to head west on 20. Stay in right lane and head west on 20 for just less than a mile to Alpine Rd. Take Alpine Rd. north to State Street. Turn left to head west on State Street for approximately 4 miles. *Once you are on the Business 20 exit: Head west on State Street to downtown. Stay in the right hand lane. At Jefferson (BP Gas on the corner) follow Jefferson across the Rock River to the second stoplight (Main Street). Turn right on Main St. to Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main Street.

Return Directions From the Museum
From the Museum parking lot turn right onto North Main Street. Turn right at Whitman Street (first light) stay in left lane & exit at 6th Street.
Turn left (East) on State Street about 7 miles to I-90. Entrance is on the left across from Clock Tower Resort.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Some New Things Happening for Peter & Gwen Jones

Peter & Gwen will be showing some of their new(post retirement) work at Murphy Hill Gallery, 3333 Arthington Chicago. Gwen will be showing a series of small quilts that merge into a larger work. Peter will be showing some prints from a new series, "The Road to Cibola" The images are about 25 inches by 20. The exhibition, " Art Across Cultures", will continue to November 7. There is more information below.


September 30 - November 7




6 PM - 10 PM


Murphy Hill Gallery 3333 West Arthington Avenue
3rd. Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60624

Dedicated to providing a warm home for production and enjoyment

of the Arts in Ravenswood for over 20 years.But, alas, no more.

I can sometimes be found at my new Studio The Box Factory

1101 Broad St., St Joseph MI 49085

(312) 933-5629


FusedChicago proudly announces its first exhibition of encaustic art

FUSED! Art + Wax in Chicago
Reception October 9, 5-9 PM
Ossia Artspace, 537 Fine Arts Building,
410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

October 9-30 Information: 312 351-3939

Tina Elkins Dawn Korman • Paul Rinaldi

Alicia Forestall-Boehm Jenny Learne Emily Rutledge

Shelley Gilchrist Barbette Loevy Karen Tichy

Ken Gold Jane Michalski Brenda G. Thomas

Andrea Hill Bridgette Guerzon-Mills Michele Thrane

Cindy Jevon Haley Nagy Judy Trombley

Katsy Johnson April Nomellin Kathleen Waterloo

Catherine Keebler Donna Zarbin-Byrne

Friday, September 11, 2009

Opening tonight: Family View at the Family Room Gallery

Family View opens tonight!

featuring Paul Elledge, Leasha Overturf & Jo-Nell Sieren

What is family?

The answer can be comforting to some, and terrifying to others. For most of us the answer lies somewhere in-between those two extremes, and that’s where things just begin to get interesting.

Join us in welcoming Paul Elledge, Leasha Overturf and Jo-Nell Sieren to the Family Room Gallery this September as they individually answer this seemingly simple, straightforward question through a common medium of photography in “Family View.

Curated by David Sieren

The Family Room
1821 W Hubbard St, #202
Chicago, IL

Opening Party Tonight

Friday, September 11, 2009
7:30 pm–midnight

  • Free Entry
  • $3 Drinks
Gallery Viewing Hours

Saturday, Sept. 12, noon–5:30
Sunday Sept. 13, noon–5:30

Also by appointment

Deborah Adams Doering - Deborah’s installation proposal was juried into ArtPrize 2009

“Code for the Grand River, Grand Rapids_09”

Earthwork Installation Series, Sept. 23 – Oct. 10, 2009

Deborah Adams Doering

Deborah’s installation proposal was juried into ArtPrize 2009, the international art exhibition

and competition taking place in Grand Rapids, MI from September 23 – October 10, 2009.

Her earthwork will contain over 200 of her “Codes,” eco-painted on the 500 x 100 foot

expanse of lawn in Ah-Nab-Awen Park, centrally located between the Grand River and

the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids.

The first installation will be on view from September 23 – October 1. On October 1,

the installation will be mowed, leaving a grassy expanse for a weekend wedding.

(If you missed the “wedding” episode, please go to then click

News,” then “Link: WOOD TV8 video and article ArtPrize Entry Almost Derails Wedding”).

On October 4, a second installation will be painted, referencing the first installation

and the wedding event.

ArtPrize is a radical art competition. Awards will total $449,000, reportedly the world's largest

art prize. Part arts festival, part social experiment, this international art contest is decided

solely by public vote. Voters must register at an official ArtPrize Voter Registration Site in

Grand Rapids to vote.

If you, or anyone you know, are planning to be in Grand Rapids between Sept. 23 – Oct. 1,

please email and we will send you more details about how you

can register and vote.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Deborah’s art work.

For more information about ArtPrize, go to / enter “Doering”, or go to

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art Exhibition

Hyde Park Hair Salon
September 2009 Hyde Park Hair Salon
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
By: Kenya 
"Seated Stories"
President Barack Obama's Barbershop takes their touring art exhibition "Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering to Oak Park, IL
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
Presented by: The Hyde Park Hair Salon
Sponsored by: The Oak Park Art District Business Association & the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Friday September 11, 2009 & September 12, 2009
203 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL  60304
(Artwork on display Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10:p.m. & Saturday 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.)
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
"Seated Stories" is a mixed media exhibit featuring works from commissioned artists including professional barbers of various nationalities which explores and celebrates the art, culture and tradition of barbering from 1927 to present. On July 12, 2009, the highly anticipated precursor previewed at the Aloft Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Partial proceeds from this charity event assisted many not-for-profit organizations whose concentration focused on servicing the community.
"Seated Stories" will continue its showcase in Oak Park, IL at the Harrison Works Art Gallery, 17 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 starting September 19th until October 24, 2009. On November 4th the exhibition will be introduced by invite only at Hyde Park Hair Salon, "The Official Barbershop of President Barack Obama". Invitees will include media personalities and entertainment professionals of all genres.  The exhibition will rest at Little Black Pearl Art Center in Hyde Park before traveling to Atlanta, GA first quarter 2010.
"Seated Stories" highlights the changes and transformations the barbershop has undergone throughout the years. It also takes a closer look at the meaning and significance of the barbering culture while gaining a greater appreciation of its aesthetic impact. It features original paintings, sculptures, and limited edition Giclee' prints.
The barbershop has been a place for all men regardless of stature, profession, or character, a rare place where status and stratification lines disappear, where everyone's opinion counts. It has long been a podium for venting, bragging, laughing, learning, sharing, and a place for solitude for many men.
Because the barbershop has been and continues to be an institution in American culture, viewers will also discover its rich traditions that continue to influence present-day grooming experiences.
Hyde Park Hair Salon
Hyde Park Hair Salon is a historical landmark, located in the Hyde Park community for over 80 years. It is the third oldest business in the Hyde Park community which is considered one of Chicago's most culturally rich and diverse Southside neighborhoods and located just a few blocks north of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House and is a short stroll from the steps of President Barack Obama's Chicago home.  Hyde Park Hair Salon has serviced many great figures and visitors to Chicago, legends such as: Mohammed Ali, Harold Washington, Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Filmmaker Spike Lee, Japanese entertainer/ comedian Nozomu Sato, various Chicago Bear players, Chicago White sox owner Bill Veeck, Entertainment Attorney Walter M. Dale, Basket Ball Star Rick Foxx and of course their most prestigious client "President Barack Obama".
Oak Park Art District Business Association
A not-for-profit business association who's geographic area is defined as: Harrison Street, west of Austin Blvd. in Oak Park.  The organization serves to formally organize businesses and to further establish the Oak Parks Arts District as an important gateway to Oak Park, a desirable place to live and a destination for retail shopping, restaurants, cultural activities, arts and health education and community service.
The Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Oak Park Area Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as the tourism marketing arm for over 21 suburbs in Western Cook County. Its Visitor Center, located in downtown Oak Park, welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually.  The Bureau provides local, national, and international travelers with attraction, dining, shopping, and lodging information via the Web site at and via 1-888-OAK PARK. 
Harrison Works Art Gallery
Thursday & Friday 1pm- 7pm
Saturday & Sunday noon- 7pm
3rd Friday of every month 1pm- 9pm
Harrison Works is located in the Oak Park Arts District in Oak Park, Illinois, on Harrison St. Owner Elizabeth Gaylord Schutt opened Harrison Works at 17th & Harrison, September of 2002. Elizabeth has been painting & drawing for over twenty-five years and in spirit of the event has painted bears, all of which were very popular with some creating bidding wars.

Exhibition Organization and Support
203 Harrison StreetArt display space is being donated by Chris Kleronomos of C.D. KLERE, LTD.
The "Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering is organized by the Hyde Park Hair Salon owners Monique and Ishmael Coye.
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Kenya Renee Robertson
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(773) 698-0912
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fall Workshops

Judith Hladik-Voss is teaching a Linoleum Printing workshop, Sept. 27th and Oct.4th, and a Monotype Printmaking workshop, Nov. 1st and 15th, at the North Shore Art League in Winnetka. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Lecture/demo @ NSAL, Oct. 17th: Totally Green Printing--for intaglio and monotype printing.

Contact:, or call: 847.446.2870 for more information.


I'm looking for someone with expertise in wood carving. A statue made for the Anawim Center in Chicago, a Native American organization, has developed cracking issues and needs repair.

The statue is recently carved, and stands about 5 feet high.

Any information about possible repair would be greatly appreciated.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Trish Williams "Mother Earth" accepted into the "Made by Hand"

Trish Williams piece titled"Mother Earth" was accepted into the "Made by Hand" exhibit that is a part of "Innovations in Textiles 8" This is a juried exhibit by St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and will be at "Crossroads Art Studio and Gallery" in St. Charles, MO Sept 8 - Oct 8. Here are links to Innovations 8 blog

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Never Turning Back, the World of Peggy Lipschutz

We have 2 local screenings coming up of Never Turning Back, the World of Peggy Lipschutz:

SUN., AUG.30th at 2:00PM
834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
For more information call the library at: 708.383.8200 or visit:

Then in September we will be at the
Naperville Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 21st to the 26th.

All screenings will be at the HOLIDAY INN SELECT
1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL

Four Screenings:
Mon. 21st, 8:20PM
Tues. 22nd, 8:20PM
Thurs. 24th, 9:35PM
Fri. 25th, 8:20PM
For more information about the festival visit:

We now have a title page on the IMDB film site. Click on the link below to see the listing.

Also, there is a wonderful new video out: Picture Man, the Poetry of Photographer Milton Rogovin. It's produced by Mark Rogovin (NTB'sExecutive Producer) and edited by Sharon Karp (NTB's editor). Milton will be 100 years old this year and has been a good friend of ours and Peggy's for decades. Please visit the website and read about this remarkable artist and humanitarian.

There will be an extensive article about Milton in this Sunday's New York Times. For the electronic version, click on:

And to hear Milton talk, click on: