Monday, December 10, 2012

Studio Space

Studio Space
Studio/Exhibition/Office Space/Teaching space
Approx. 250 sq. ft.
White walls, bright northern light; gray concrete floors
Kitchen/bathroom use
Private/separate entrance
Plenty of parking!
Track lighting
$450 month
Please enquire Nina Weiss; 847 840 0527

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Art Dealers Association Offers Relief in the Wake of Sandy

Art Dealers Association Offers Relief in the Wake of Sandy

“As everyone knows by now — and as we tried to document extensively here — Hurricane Sandy wreaked a fair amount of havoc on the art world. Streets and galleries flooded in Chelsea, art spaces downtown and in Queens lost power, artists living or working in Red Hook, Gowanus, and other hard-hit areas saw their work destroyed. Much of the city is facing a long, uphill recovery process, and much of the art world is no exception.

To aid in that process, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has launched a relief fund, to help both member and nonmember galleries located in Zone A that have been severely affected by the storm. The organization announced the first round of grants on Friday, benefiting Wallspace, Bortolami Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, and Printed Matter."

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CWCA's Holiday Party will be Sunday, December 9 at Judith Roth's, 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., Apt. 410, Chicago, 847.650-5816.   Call for directions.  She lives one block north of Irving Park Road at Ravenswood. (Note: Ravenswood is still closed due to construction)  Bring a snack or drink to share, a white elephant grab bag present, and a non-perishable food item so CWCA can donate it to a food pantry.
This is a combined Party and General Meeting to elect board members.  The Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. and the Party starts at 3:00 p.m.  All board members should attend the General Meeting.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The next CWCA meeting will be Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Chicago, 2nd floor. Please bring a soft drink or snacks to share. Parking in school yard.
6:30 Monthly Meeting
7:30 Film by Shuli Eshel, "Mudpeoples: The Life of Clay Artist Marva Jolly" This film is a memorial to Marva Jolly who passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. Feel free to bring a friend.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CWCA MEETING & FILM - "Strange Culture"

Please join Occupy Evanston, The I Due Art 4 You Museum and the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art on Wednesday, November 14, at 6:00 PM to see the film STRANGE CULTURE. Political artist Steve Kurtz finds himself accused of terrorism when he calls the police because his wife unexpectedly dies.
Boo Coo Cafe, 1823 W. Church Street at Dodge in Evanston. Parking across the street.

CWCA - MEETING/FILM - "Poster Girl"

Mark your calendar for a very exciting event. CWCA is co-sponsoring a film with The National Veterans Art Museum, Saturday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. $5 admission payable at the door, Pritizker Military Library, 104 S. Michigan Avenue. POSTER GIRL starring Robynn Murray and directed by Sara Nesson is about veteran Robynn Murray who returns from Afghanistan after three tours of duty and has PTSD. In order to heal herself she begins to paint on "combat paper" made from her uniforms, much like artists make hand made paper. Discussion afterwards and a reception.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

CWCA MEETING/FILM - "My Grandmother's River Project"

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.  A short monthly meeting  followed by a speaker, Syrie Cambis who will talk about "My Grandmother's River Project" and a film about the Naso people of Panama and their fight for survival.  This program is a prelude to CWCA's water project and exhibition.  Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox,  2nd floor, just east of Cicero Avenue and the expressway.  Parking available.  Again, please feel free to bring a snack to share .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Don't forget our CWCA meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Avram Eisen Gallery, 5202 N. Damen Ave.

2 things: Exhibit Opportunity and Event

1. Exhibit Opportunity 

Wilmette Library adult Art Show that occurs in October. Registration flyers are available at the library front desk, and someone will post the activity on the Friends part of the library website. If not, people can contact Marlene, who has a brochure somewhere with details. 
The good news is entering the art show is free. Just show up with your art at the appointed times, let the jury select you, and find out who wins. In the past, the top 3 winners have received monetary prizes, and the top 10 each received their own show in the library auditorium with a small honorarium to hold your opening. Can't lose, except for dropoff and pickup times, and anyone can enter, even those from outside Wilmette.

2. Fundraising Event

Fundraising event for the Women's Working History Project on October 20 from 5-8. It's only $10 to hear 9 artists, including me (loosely defined for my writing), and receive soft drinks and food for the evening. And artists will represent all arts.

Marlene (Targ Brill)

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Vagina Monologues at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan – June 18, 2012 – PHOTOS & VIDEO

"Yesterday, Monday, June 18, 2012, upwards of 5,000 women and men and children descended on the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan to reclaim that place of power for women and their vaginas. After being told that uttering the word “vagina” was dirty and “lacked decorum”, Representative Lisa Brown and her colleague Barb Byrum were censored and banned from speaking."
interview with Eve Ensler

"... The event finished up with Eve Ensler giving a rousing and powerful speech. 
This is where we say: “VAGINA!” Say it!
Say it!
Not ’cause we’re provocative. Not ’cause we’re dirty. Not ’cause we’re trying to make you uncomfortable. Not ’cause we’re immoral or inappropriate.
‘Cause they’re beautiful and real and mystical and alive and powerful and SO ARE WE!
And I wanna say to all these Republicans: when we are free, YOU are free!..."

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


The Art School LLC.
348 Tudor Court | Glencoe | IL | 60022

June 16, 10 - 3pm Acrylic Gels and Grounds: From the basic to the unusual  Sandie Bacon, Golden Rep
Discover new textures and techniques like glazing and sgraffitto using a variety of different grounds that accept acrylics for beautiful watercolor effects: light molding paste, absorbent ground and coarse pumice gel. And Unusual grounds for drawing to create textural backgrounds: coarse alumina, micaceous and iron oxide gritty.
Bring 2 medium size canvases, acrylic brushes and a palette knife. 
 $75 & $10 material fee

June 16, 10-4 (one hour lunch break) Learn to Smash, Break, Nip and Tape MOSAIC, Eileen Diamond
This 5 hour introductory class will introduce beginners to the basics of mosaic making: the astonishing variety of materials and adhesives, design and composition, the cutting and laying out of tile, and the grouting process. Supplies such as glass tile, ceramic tile, sheet glass, and china are available for students to explore and incorporate in their work But bring  your own as well (broken pottery, dishes, etc.), and all the necessary tools, adhesives, and materials are provided. No prior art experience is necessary, just an openness to numerous possibilities mosaics afford.
Bring a bag lunch                                                                                         

July 7, 10-4 Collage Workshop, Sandie Blanc
2 dimensional paper collage class using both ready made and self-prepared papers. Techniques Explored for designing your own papers: pulled paint papers, crinkled papers, stencils/rubbings and photo copy transfers. The morning will be spent making papers and the afternoon in making collages from these various papers.
Bring papers to share such as: clothing patterns, used tea bag papers, maps, old music, newspapers, tickets and any other interesting pieces. Three or more small color and/or black and white laser photo copies of a subject of interest will be necessary for the photo copy transfers. Complete Supply list provided when you register.      

July 14, 10 - 3pm Paint Skins: for Mixed Media Artists, Sandie Bacon 
Discover the range of acrylic gels and mediums used to create paint "skins" (making handmade papers with acrylic paints). These skins can stand on their own as "canvases" or used in a variety of collage applications or printed with images from your ink jet printer. Premade skins will be provided to draw on, cut, collage , embed and we will also make some sample skins of our own. Creating digital mixed media will be included as part of the process. Sample a range of Golden acrylics- translucent, gritty, tactile. . Bring several small canvases or paint boards, acrylic brushes and palette knives.               
$75. Plus $10 material fee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

July 21, 22, 10 - 3pm Watercolor Workshop, Beth Shadur           
Direct method, indirect method and wet into wet. Emphasis on using the transparency of watercolor for its singing colors. Learn how to save whites and create texture. The second day, the use of mixed media with watercolor, as well as the use ofalternative papers. Please bring in any favorite techniques to share, aswell as visual material to inspire your creative imagery. Call for supply list                                                                         $175

July 28 1-4pm     The Art of Charcoal Part 1, David Gista
Charcoal is a very ancient practice that was the base of academic drawing but also essential in modern and contemporary practices. Discover this medium. It offers numerous possibilities and is very forgiving. You will learn basic uses of charcoal through a series of exercises and learn to master shapes and values. Your comprehension of the drawing/painting process and skills will improve. This workshop will improve your abilities in your personal practice: as Matisse would say, "I paint to improve my drawing, I draw to improve my painting." Supplies provided                            
$75 plus $10 Material fee
Part 1 and part 2: $125.00+ $20 supply fee (if registered at the same time)
August 4, 1 - 4pm     Learning from the old master, Van Eyck Techniques, David Gista
Van Eyck is considered to be the inventor of oil painting. Learn the basics of his techniques used by painters through time. Stretching canvas, applying gesso and mixing pigments will also be demonstrated.                      Bring brushes and canvas and Call if you have questions.
$75 + $15 Material Fee

August 11, 1- 4pm    The Art of Charcoal Part 2, David Gista
Push the envelope and improve your technique from what you learned in Part 1. Charcoal allows you to draw in a lot of different manners, from abstract to photorealism. This workshop will encourage personal projects using charcoal techniques. Examples of artist working in this medium will be shown.                  Supplies Provided                                 
$75 & $10 Material Fee
Part 1 and part 2: $125.00+ $20 supply fee (if registered at the same time)

August 18, 10 - 3pm Acrylics as Encaustic and other Layering Processes, Sandie Bacon                                       
Simulate the rich, luscious look of wax painting by mixing and applying recipes of faux acrylic beeswax! We will work with varying viscosities of acrylic gels and tint them with different amounts of color to make several types of "wax" recipes. Then students will apply these mixtures to several under-painted surfaces to see how each recipe interacts uniquely over color. Observe the varying degrees of translucency and shimmer of the faux waxes. Carve into them while wet. Embed papers and objects between the layers as well as glass bead gel, and  coarse molding paste as other layering processes.                  Bring 2   9" X 12" canvases or art boards, acrylic brushes and a palette knife.                 
$75 & $10 Material Fee                                                                                                
Workshops fill quickly. Register Early 847-242-0104 Visa/Mastercard accepted.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Next CWCA Meeting

at Avram Eisen Gallery, 5202 N. Damen Ave. Chicago,  Tuesday, June 26 , 6:30 p.m.  Bring a snack or drink to share.

Film: "Motherhood By Choice Not By Chance"

June 13, 6:30  p.m
Boo Coo Cafe, 1823 Church St. at Dodge, Evanston

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Art Blog-New Video-"Prom"

Judith Hladik-Voss has started an art blog.  She will be concentrating on her continuing printmaking projects-along with demos and links to other printmakers and technical information.

My new video-"Prom"

”Prom” explores societal customs/psychological issues/law/sexual exploitation.  
You can view more of the installation on my website:  Tactile Prints>Prom! 
The picture below is the “carpet” section on which the Prom dress and mannequin are installed.  Each fetus is a linocut print on colored silk-backed with felt and hand “sutured” with embroidery floss.  The floss is manipulated with acrylic medium to form the points of the “barbed wire” that has trapped the young women of the Prom.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Ellen Holtzblatt - CAC Member Spotlight

Chicago Artists’ Coalition is pleased to present ELLEN HOLTZBLATT in this month’s Member Spotlight, featuring work from her painting series, "Yizkor," an introspective exploration of the relationships among memory, birth and death. 

Opening reception: Friday, May 11 from 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: May 1 to 31 

Chicago Artists' Coalition
217 Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607

Friday, March 30, 2012

CWCA Monthly Meeting - April 22, 2012


The next meeting of Chicago Women's Caucus for Art will be Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the home of artist Alice Revelski, 2607 W. Lunt, Chicago.

Bring a snack or drink to share. Everyone is welcome. Details: Arlene, 847.674-0321.

CWCA Program - April 4, 2012


Join Chicago Women's Caucus for Art and the Avram Eisen Gallery, 5202 N. Damen, Chicago, for a talk by painter and printmaker Bert Menco who recently returned from a residency in Shenzhen, China. Bert will tell us about his experiences and show images of his time at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Photographs by Alice Sharie-Revelski

Alice Sharie-Revelski will show her photographs of Galapagos Islands at the Evanston Public Library, Church and Orrington Sts. the month of March, 2012.

CWCA Monthly Meeting - March 27, 2012

The next monthly meeting of CWCA will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the Avram Eisen Gallery, 5202 N. Damen, Chicago. Guest speaker at 8:00 p.m., Marlene Brill, author, in honor of Women's History Month will talk about her book, "Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Worker's Strike." Free program. Everyone is invited. Please bring a snack or drink to share. Details: 847.674-0321

Saturday, March 03, 2012

National Veterans Art Museum Celebrates International Women's Day With Women Veterans Exhibit


Overlooked / Looked Over features work based on artists' experience as women in the military

Iris M. Feliciano
(un)clothed and in her right mind - Iris M. Feliciano

Chicago, Ill. (February 2012) – On Saturday, March 10, 2012, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) will host the opening of Overlooked / Looked Over, a new exhibit featuring work by eight women artists who are veterans of the U.S. military. Admission to the NVAM will be free all day with light refreshments offered from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Artist and curator talks will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The show's opening is timed to coincide with the centenary anniversary of International Women's Day. Annually on March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. All around the world, women are connected by activities ranging from business conferences and networking events to local women's craft markets and theatric performances. The exhibit also highlights National Women's History Month.

Overlooked / Looked Over responds to the growth in numbers of women joining the military, which has soared over the past decade. Iraq War veteran and curator Erica Slone notes that women currently comprise 14.5% of active duty military and there are 1.8 million women veterans; yet there has been little research to date on how contemporary military culture and war affects women. "Through Overlooked/Looked Over," Slone says, "I intend to shine a light on the unique experiences of women during service, in war, and as veterans."

Emily Yates
Self-Portrait - Emily Yates

According to Slone, the concept for Overlooked / Looked Over is taken from a quote by the late American actress and sex symbol Mae West, "I'd rather be looked over than overlooked." Slone states, "Depending on one's own definition of feminism, Mae West could be either the quintessential feminist or anti-feminist. Her statement, however, presents a false dichotomy of attitudes about women, and the coexistence of these polar attitudes toward women is exacerbated within our armed forces."

Artists in the show include Victoria Robillard Bryers, a retired veteran with thirty years service in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves; Iris M. Feliciano, a Marine Corps veteran; Maggie Martin, an Army veteran and field organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); Robynn Murray, an Army veteran and subject of the documentary film Poster Girl; Joyce Wagner, a Marine veteran and board chair of IVAW; Emily Yates, an Army veteran; Regina Vasquez, a Marine Corps Veteran and founder and executive director of the Fatigues Clothesline Project; and curator Erica Slone, an Air Force veteran.

The opening reception on March 10 is proudly co-sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art and the Chicago Chapter of The Transition Network.

The show will be open to the public from Wednesday, February 29, 2012 through Memorial Day 2012. For more information, visit the museum's website at

About the National Veterans Art Museum

Formerly the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, the National Veterans Art Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art inspired by combat and created by veterans. No other gallery in the world focuses on the subject of war from an artistic perspective, making this collection truly unique. The National Veterans Art Museum addresses both historical and contemporary issues related to military service in order to give patrons of all backgrounds insight into the effects of war and to provide veterans an artistic outlet to work through their military and combat experiences.

The National Veterans Art Museum is located at 1801 S. Indiana Avenue, Third Floor, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 general admission and $7.00 seniors and students. Admission is free for veterans and active military and their dependents. For group admission reservations, call the Museum at 312/326-0270.

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The NVAM is a non-profit organization. Our work is funded primarily through grants and donations.

1801 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Regular Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 10-5

Members: Free
General: $10
Students & Seniors: $7

Schedule a Tour:
Phone: (312) 326-0270
Fax: (312) 326-9767
or Click Here.

Group tours of 40
or more can be
scheduled for Mondays.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Monthly Meeting

The next CWCA monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Avram Eisen Gallery, 5202 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773.271-3008. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. The gallery is exhibiting the work of Andy Finkel and Jimmy Wilnewic. Following the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Jimmy Wilnewic will talk about his work. Discussion to follow. This is a free program. CWCA details: 847.674-0321.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Chicago Women's Caucus for Art has an exhibition at Northern Trust Bank from March 1 - 31, 2012.
Opening Reception: Thursday , March 1, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Address: Northern Trust Bank, 50 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ellen Holtzblatt Exhibits

Women's History Month Solo Exhibit
Bucktown-Wicker Park Library
1701 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Exhibit Dates: March 1 - 31, 2012
Hours: Monday 2-6PM; Tuesday and Thursday 12-8PM; Wednesday 10AM-6PM; Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM

Ellen Holtzblatt will exhibit paintings from her series, Yizkor.

15th International Open
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Opening Reception: March 2, 2012 6-9 p.m.
Exhibit dates: March 2 - April 26, 2012

Song of the Land
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Jack H. Skirball Campus
3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Exhibit Dates: January 20 - May 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 2012 5–7 PM


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Women's History Month Exhibit: Hladik-Voss

Judith Hladik-Voss was selected to participate in the Chicago Public Library's Women's History Month exhibits. Her solo show will be at the Lincoln/Belmont branch library, located at 1659 W. Melrose, Chicago, IL 60657.

She will be showing prints from her Natural History monoprint etching series and linocut prints from her Angel series.

The exhibit will be on display from March 1 - March 31st, 2012.
Library hours are: Monday 2-6 p.m; Tuesday: 12 -8 p.m.; Wednesday 10-6 p.m.; Thursday: 12-8 p.m. ; Friday 9-5 p.m.: and Saturday 9-5 p.m.; Closed Sundays.

Women's History Month Solo Exhibit

March 1-31, 2012 | 10:00 am
Chicago Public Library Lincoln/ Belmont branch
1659 W. Melrose, Chicago, IL 60657

FEE | free

Directions | Chicago Public Library Lincoln/ Belmont branch