Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winifred Godfrey will have a solo show of her Mayan Procession

Life size paintings, March 26 - May 2, 2010. Opening reception: Friday, March 26, 5 - 7:30 p.m., featuring sale of Mayan Crafts. Slide Lecture: Wednesday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.
Renaissance Court Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. , Chicago

Art Chicago

Converge Chicago:
Contemporary Curators Forum: Production of the New
Art Chicago
NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art
April 30 – May 3, 2010Art Chicago and NEXT are pleased to announce Converge Chicago: Contemporary Curators Forum | Production of the New. Panels created with the Renaissance Society, Independent Curators International and other partners will consider new models, fresh ideas and innovative ways of working in challenging times. As part of the Studio Visit Series, artists and curators will discuss art production in unmediated one-one conversations.


  • The Old With the New: Presenting New Work by Living Artists in the Museum | Friday, May 1, 1pm
  • Beyond the White Cube: A Short History of Exhibition Making | Saturday, May 2, 3pm
  • Curating and the Expansion | Saturday, May 1, 11am
  • Studio Visit Series: Franklin Sirmans + Theaster Gates | Saturday, May 2, 12:15pm
  • For a more information, visit and

> Join Us for a Discussion of the National Arts Index on March 3.

But how do we measure the vitality of the arts?

The National Arts Index is designed to do just that. The National Arts Index is an annual single-number score -- distilled from 76 national indicators -- that measures the strength of the arts in America.
Arts Alliance Illinois is proud to present a discussion of the National Arts Index in partnership with the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Arts & Business Council.
Here are the details:
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
9 am Registration
9:30 - 11:30 am Presentation
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
The event is free, but you must RSVP to attend.

Valley Ridge Art Studio presents: Golden Paint Lecture/demo

Golden Paint Lecture/demo March 26th, 6-8:00
& The Painterly Print: for Fine Art, Altered Photographs and Collage March 27th and 28th, 9:30-4:30

Learn to create seductive surfaces for paint skins and grounds. Using your digital printed images, we will then layer and texture to make rich “painterly prints” . Work with Golden paint specialist, Sandie Bacon as she answers your questions about the vast array of Golden paints, gels, mediums and digital grounds. Step by step instructions as well as experimental techniques are offered. All paints supplied by Golden Paints. Valley Ridge Art Studio, 1825 Witek Rd, Muscoda, Wi., (608)943-6412,

Vorab Fabrik - New work from Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher

As Sonnenzimmer, Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher have created screen printed posters for clients as varied as Throbbing Gristle, Andrew Bird, The Newberry Library, and Human Rights Watch. Using a mixture of chance abstraction, modernist typography, and representational imagery, the duo has developed a unique aesthetic that pulls from various movements in art history while remaining distinctly forward thinking. Vorab Fabrik or “Beforehand Factory” is the duo’s first exclusive solo gallery show focusing on their non commissioned art work. Pulling from such influences as minimalism, arte povera, and abstract expressionism, the two are making work that forgoes the functionality of the poster yet retains the graphic quality found in their commercial work. Vorab Fabrik features an interactive sound installation, a drawing piano, paintings and so much more.

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

Opening Party

February 26, 2010

Free Entry

There will be lots of beautiful art for sale so don't forget your roll of cash! Fear not, we take credit cards too.

For more info about the artists go to:

curated by

Women’s History Month 2010 — Joanna Gardner-Huggett “Women’s Collective Art Practice in Chicago: 1937-2007”

Chicago Public Library Celebrating Diversity

Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 pm, Video Theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street, Chicago

Historians frequently assert that women artists fared better in Chicago than New York or Los Angeles. Despite this perceived reality, many women participated in collaborative groups, such as women artists’ art associations and cooperatives in order to create greater visibility for themselves. This presentation will examine this history, as well as the reasons why they chose to forge these alliances in a city well known for its warm reception of female artists.

Joanna Gardner-Huggett is an associate professor of history of art and architecture at DePaul University where she specializes in 20th century art and feminist art and activism.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More Pictures from Awards Ceremony

by Nancy Charak....

CWCA Awards Ceremony

Just some casual pictures--from Nancy Charak....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

FusedChicago proudly announces its second exhibition of encaustic art

---drawing the line--- Feb 5 - March 6

Juried WCA Exhibition- JWAN The Jewish Women Artists' Network
special Interest group within the National Women's Caucus for Art.
Artists reception Feb. 14 2-4PM
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. lllth St.
Chicago, IL. 60655
M-F: 9an-9pm,S:
10AM-4PM: S: 12-8pm

Beth Shader
Lorre Slaw
Simone Soltan
Cynthia Soltan
Karen Weyandt
Mariam Yap
Gloria Askin
Marilyn Banner
Catherine Cajandig
Emily Corbato
Anne Doris-eisner
Sally Duback
Harriet Finck
Karaen Frostig
Fay Grajower
Susan Harmon
Wendy Sue Lamm
Rona Lasser
Kathleen Letts
Dale Osterle
Margaret Parker
Roxanne Phillips
Launa Romoff
Patricia Schapper
Debbie Schore