May 8, 2016  


Opening Reception | May 13, 4-7pm
Jennifer Norback Fine Art
217 West Huron     Chicago, 60654     773.671.5945

"Against All Odds", etching, soft ground & chine collé, 8 x 24 inches, ©2016
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"Murmuration", etching & chine collé, 24 x 18 inches, ©2016

So thrilled to be showing all my winged prints in one nest. Should be
an awesome party. Two solo shows in one night - my buddy Misha
Goro will also be exhibiting his portrait paintings from his trip to Cuba.

For more info, and to see the work from the comfort of your mobile device, go HERE. If you prefer your printmaking in motion picture format, here are some vids from the trailer
(coming soon to a theater near you. or not)....

deb dml goose
"Duck, Duck,....!", etching & chine collé, 7 x 14 inches, ©2015

"wings", detail, etching & chine collé, 3 x 4 inches, ©2015

exhibition runs through mid June
Random bits of NEWS and stuff
                                                                                                   photo by Monica Kass Rogers 
I did a crazy thing

(climbing on top of the roof with a guitar was not it)

It's been a busy year. To celebrate Chicago Printmakers Collaborative's 25th
birthday, I bought a building, gutted it, and moved
the printshop into its
customized digs. It's a pretty swanky upgrade complete with skylight, printmaker party roof and full kitchen - a printmaker's paradise. Made possible by City of Chicago SBIF funding and my amazingly patient and talented architect husband Michael Silver. It's my most ambitious art project to date, and it's still a work in progress. Here's a before and after:

This just in:

We are pleased to announce Deborah Maris Lader as the the 2016 Mid America Print Council Outstanding Printmaker in recognition of her distinguished artistic career and contributions to the printmaking community. She is the Founder/Director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, an internationally exhibiting artist, and the recipient of various awards recognizing her service to the artistic community.  
Ms. Lader will be a featured exhibitor and presenter at the 2016 Mid America Print Council Conference in New Albany, IN and Louisville, KY. The reception for her exhibition will take place in the Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast on Wednesday, October 5th.

Morgan Price 
MAPC Vice President

I'm truly honored and humbled, and blessed to be part of such an amazing and talented community of printmakers.

 Hamlet and Prosparrow
In my ongoing love affair with the bard, I created a few new
pieces for a recent show with my fellow Shakespeare artists at
Dan Addington Gallery:

"Hamlet", hand painted solar plate etching, 8 x 9 inches, ©2016

"Prosparrow's Tempest", hand painted solar plate etching, 8 x 10 inches, ©2016

I made a mess

                                                                                                photo by Monica Kass Rogers  
When I do child's pose, I prefer to be covered in charcoal, conté, dry pigments,
and burnt plate oil. My friend Lisa invited a few visual artists
to her awesome candlelight class at Gratitude Yoga to draw and do whatever. Bart Longacre made awesome drawings, another artist was doing watercolors, and Monica took photos. I kind of wanted to make art AND do yoga, so I taped a huge piece of paper to the floor and basically made a giant mess that resembled what might happen if the drawing supplies section at Blick's exploded. YogART, anyone?

 I'm finally updating my website

I know, it's been like 5 years. If you're totally bored and have nothing else to do, check it out. I've been putting my new work up on there. Finally.

I've been pretty good about updating my Instagram Feed, so feel free
to follow me @debmarislader  
 Sons is making a record based on
Beethoven's 9th Symphony 

                                                                        photo by Marc Hauser

To celebrate the band's upcoming 25th year, Sons of The Never Wrong is
channeling a guy who was hard of hearing. Don't all folk bands do this?
We hope to have this thing out by early 2017. Stay tuned, and in tune.
Meanwhile, you can follow our whereabouts at
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Summer classes just posted!
Learn how to screenprint, make etchings, carve blocks, print lithographs, marble paper and MORE.
Did you really just waste your valuable time reading this?? You won't get THAT 14 minutes back! Ok, be honest, did you skip down to the bottom just for the arty freebie? If so, it's ok, I do love this part... 
If you read this through to the end (or if you only read the end, ha!), email me at with your name & address. I will send you a hand-printed mystery gift, suitable for framing or sending along (I like to encourage this thing we used to call "writing letters"). Put the word "longwinded" in the subject line. A healthy and happy May to you all. I am so thankful that you're in my orbit. 
                                                          photo by Monica Kass Rogers 
Love, Peace, and let's not elect a lunatic to be our next President,  
-Deborah Maris Lader  

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