Thursday, June 04, 2015

photo of Chicago artists

Dear Chicago Artists,
You are warmly invited to stand in a group portrait, rain or shine, on the front steps of the MCA Chicago on Saturday, June 20th, mark your calendars! Given the unique light/shadow situation that changes all day on front steps, it is looking likely that the photograph will need to be made at 12:30pm, and the plaza is open to attendees to socialize and primp starting at 11:30am...stay tuned for a confirmation of these times!
The group portrait will be owned by everyone and become part of the public domain! It is my intention to not ‘own’ this photograph but to put it online for anyone to print, alter, distribute as they see fit (as this seems to happen anyways in our image culture) other words, I want to have it in the public domain where I think it belongs and watch it move around, mutate, and engage a greater audience. I will not monetize the image. If anything, I may hang the image in a future exhibition, or publish it in a book, and any other artist is welcome to do the same. The MCA will be given the same open permission to use the image as they see fit, for museum publicity, publications, archives...and this seems fine as they have dedicated resources to sponsoring and supporting the photoshoot with their property and the labor hours of their staff.
For any minors who wish to join in the moment, please bring your parent or guardian sign a release form provided at the event.
If you have questions about this, email
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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Judith Hladik-Voss in need of assistance

Artists at CWCA,

I have missed participating in CWCA for some years now. Many of you are aware of the fact that I've been ill and unable to work for over 5 years. This is why you haven't seen me!

An artist friend, Courtney Vole-Brobst,  suggested that I ask for art donations from my friends and colleagues. She is setting up a weekly updated Ebay Auction site to benefit me, and help defray my medical debt.
I will also be listing my artwork, and prints that I have collected over the past 20 years from various fantastic printmakers. My website will have a link to my ebay auction page.

I have outstanding medical bills, for which I need some immediate help. I am still in a recovery process, with no idea of when this situation might improve. An ongoing auto-immune disorder of over 40 years has been worsened by some newer issues.

An IRS Donation Account has been opened at Chase Bank, the proceeds of which can only be used to pay medical bills.  It is called : Judith Hladik-Voss Donation Account. Contact me directly for more information.

If this is something you are able to do, I would appreciate any help. If you can share this with your artist friends, I'd be much obliged.
If you would like other information about any of this, please contact me. I'd like to hear from you. I'd really love to see you.

847.864.8464 home phone
847.532.0971 cell

Judith Hladik-Voss website    for my original prints