July 2017
WOW. This weekend is going to be a doozy. Somehow we're going to clone
ourselves and be in two places at once to make sure you get maximum INK
exposure. It will be INKTASTIC. This Saturday, 2-5pm, CPC opens its
with demos and bookmaking and other activities for the whole family. MEANWHILE... CPC will also be slinging etchings over at the nearby
from Friday through Sunday (see below for times). For those of you who prefer
their ink shaken to a world music beat, mixed with a craft beer, and eaten with a
corn dog, these are your people. We suggest you attend both events (one has air conditioning). Either way, lots of ways to get your ink on July 7-9. Read on...

In the meantime, have a wonderful 4th!


An exhibition of the finalists of the ON PAPER International Competition,  
plus other noted International Printmakers

Opens July 8, 2-5pm: 
Open House, Free Printmaking Demos, Reception

-Carrie Lingscheit will demonstrate mezzotint and showcase her gorgeous prints
 -make a single-sheet folded book with Awagami decorative paper covers! 
-Announcement of the 2017 ON PAPER award winner

Artists shortlisted for the award: 
Clockwise upper L: Takanori Iwase (Japan), Judith Rothchild (France), Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Heli Kurunsaari (Finland), Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Debbie Lee (UK), Deborah Chapman (Canada), Mark Graver (New Zealand), Mehdi Darvishi (Iran), Brenda Malkinson (Canada), Helene Bautista (France).

Other exhibiting artists: Christina France Crews (UK), Tobias Crone (Germany), Sophie Domont (France), Jonelle Johnson (USA), Wojtek Kubrakiewicz (Poland), Zoskia Leutina (Siberia), Carrie Lingscheit (USA), Robert Pugh (UK), (USA), Sarah Smelser (USA), Agneta Östlund (Sweden), Corinna Button (UK), Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Micheal Goro (Russia, USA), Karen Kunc (USA), Emilien Maricot (France), Nicola Villa (Italy). 

Carrie Lingscheit will demo her mezzotint technique and have brand new, never before seen prints for purchase!   
 Art has no barriers or borders and broadens our idea of what is possible. Durer... Rembrandt... Blake... Goya... Kollwitz... Posada... Cassatt... Hokusai; the great printmakers of the past 300 years easily outlive and transcend whoever happens to be king, dictator, or president. In light of recent political events in the U.S., the CPC renews its commitment to showcasing the best of International artists. Last month, 71 prints from Iran graced our walls, and in the fall the gallery looks forward to featuring the work of 12 printmakers from Thailand. For now, we highlight some of the finest prints in the galaxy.
Sponsors: Awagami Paper Factory, ON PAPER Competition, and CPC 

sq roots 2012
Stop by our booth (shady side of the street, on Lincoln just north of Sunnyside) for some LIVE ACTION ETCHING at this favorite Lincoln
Square Festival of music, art and craft beer. You can say hello to our brand
new, custom built, mobile printing press engineered for us by Conrad
Machine. It sits atop its own press throne designed and built by our very own
Megan Sterling - YEAH!
Lots of cool CPC swag, posters, tees and affordable
hot off the press.

Also at Square Roots...CPC has teamed up with our creative neighbors
Everlasting Fire Studio and Tytin Jewelry to bring you

We're a groovy little collective of studios located in north Lincoln Square offering classes and workshops on printmaking, lampworking, & jewelry and we've staked
out some territory at the Square Roots Fest where we'll all be MAKING things.
Come visit our trifecta of creativity this weekend. This won't be the last time
you hear from us...
   Upcoming Summer 2017 Classes:

July Boot Camp...
starts next week! 
5 days, Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14th, 2017 
9:30am - 3:30pm daily 
(includes 1 complimentary work session on Saturday, July 15th from 12-5pm) 
Cost: $550

Description: Want to dedicate some time to your art? Set aside a week in mid July and sign up for the CPC Summer Intensive! This year's bootcamp will allow students to explore traditional Intaglio printmaking and Relief printmaking in a five-day course. Choose etching, choose relief, or choose both. Beginners and seasoned printmakers are welcome! Also a great opportunity for out-of-towners to visit Chicago,
make some art, and enjoy Chicago's favorite season.

with   Duffy O'Connor 
2 days, 10am - 2pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6, 2017
Cost: $120 + $30 materials fee = $150 total
all materials included! 

Description: Back by popular demand! The Spring class was so successful that we added an extra hour to each day and are pleased to offer an August class. Learn
to make a single-sheet linoleum cut poster in this Summer weekend workshop! 
Join us for a crash course in planning, cutting and printing a single sheet poster that combines image and text.  In a band?  A play? Having a show?  Come make a unique and editionable print to promote yourself!
Also...Fall classes have just been posted on the CPC WEBSITE! Check 'em out and plan ahead. 

The CPC has one private, lockable studio that just became available. Your new studio includes full, 24/7 access to the printshop, natural light, full kitchen, shower, printmaker party deck and that fridge full of beer that everyone can't stop talking about. All for $375/mo including utilities and that unobstructed view of the Western/Lincoln triangle. Email info@chicagoprintmakers.com to get in on this opportunity asap. Great community of creatives. Guitar not included.

CALLING ALL PRINTMAKERS. We're running a promo for July for any of you who
might wanna try out CPC for half the price. For those who have not previously worked
at CPC, this is your chance to hang out and make prints in a world-class traditional printmaking facility, 24/
7. Bonus perks include printmaker party deck and a fridge stocked with cheap beer and popsicles. Print Portfolio review and interview required. $100 for the entire month of July. Really. Email info@chicagoprintmakers.com to set up an appointment. Only 2 more spots available. 
make prints tees

Yep, our good friend Amos Kennedy came through last week and we had a very fun,
last minute pop up show at CPC. He brought us piles of his amazing letterpress prints,
which you can check out if you come to see us
at the Square Roots Fest this weekend.   

Giuseppe gave Amos a big thumbs up:

Last but not least, here's our Cheesecake intern glamour centerfold 2017....
Isabelle Ghanayem, Bev, Carl Voss, Catherine Winings and Nicole Del Rio.
CPC loves its interns!

See you soon!  
4912 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Fri & Sat 12-5
And By Appointment