November 16, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
26th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale to open at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative's NEW location:

Opening Reception: Saturday and Sunday, Dec 6-7, 11am - 7pm  
preview: Friday, Dec 4, 12-5pm
Extended gallery hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 12-5pm Dec 8-20
Show runs through Jan 31, 2016
Over 60 artists!
, Winter Wren
You know the drill people. You show up, pour yourself some hot spiced cider, grab an artist-made snack and start collecting gorgeous, affordable prints from the walls while we attempt to keep up with the mass buying frenzy . We have new work and new artists, so prepare to be inspired. Bring your parents and children and friends. It's basically the hottest new spot on Western Avenue just north of the Lincoln/Western split in Lincoln Square . Looking forward to seeing you at our oasis of originality...!

Kathryn Polk

Bert Menco

  Sage Perrott

Sarah Smelser

  Jill Chittenden

George Bodmer

Jillian Nickell

Chris Blume
Eric Johnson

Ryan Kapp

Grazvyda Andrijauskaite

Randi Stella

Dennis O'Malley

Eric Hoffman

Jaco Putker
Dan Grzeca
Christine Gendre-Bergere
Kim Laurel

Small print show artists 2015:
Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Chris Blume, Matt Bodett, George Bodmer, Eric Bremer, Jill Chittenden, Aaron Coleman, David Driesbach, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Rachael Gressley, D an Grzeca, Eric Hoffman, Eric Johnson, Phineas X Jones, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Jon Keown, Scott Kiefer, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Carrie Lingscheit,
Barton Longacre, Dave Martin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Maria Mungai,  
Jillian Nickell, Betsy Ochoa, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis O'Malley, Sage Perrott, Kathryn Polk, Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Jay Ryan, Justin Santora, Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Randi Stella, Megan Sterling, Pam Wesolek, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia) and more! 

Carrie Lingscheit, "Annointed", intaglio, 12 x 16"

This show also features an awesome array of hand made zines, notecards, jewelry, books and tees, along with nifty stocking stuffers like mitts, bookmarks, hand warmers and chocolART. Something for everyone on your list. 


CPC made New City Magazine's BEST OF Chicago Issue. Yep, sounds like they made up a special category just for us:
*Best new permanent home for a Chicago printmaking institution*

Read all about it  HERE
or pick it up from your nearest newsstand.

Check out this awesome article by Patty Wetli in last week's DNAinfo Chicago about the transformation of our printshop and what it looked like beforehand. She also put together a nifty little slideshow:


 Etching, Lithography, Relief, Screenprinting, Gelli Printing and Intro to Printmaking: 

The CPC community is grateful to everyone who attended our GRAND REopening party last month, and to 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor for stopping by to crank a ceremonial first print through the etching press! Special thanks goes out to 40th ward staff assistant Rita Howard for helping us with city permits, Joe Lewis from SomerCor who helped us with the SBIF funding that made this all possible, and to Architects Michael Silver (InSite Architecture) and Pete Nicholas (Nicholas Design Collaborative) who made all this even more possible. Major gratitude to the fellas who built, electrified, sanded, plumbed, hauled, heated, cooled, lit, painted and waterproofed. When you're happily making prints under the skylights, these are the folks you should give a nod to....

top: Rita Howard, CPC Director Deborah Maris Lader, and Alderman O'Connor
Bottom left: Casey, Julian, Tomasz, Pawel. Right: Architect Michael Silver

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Chicago, IL 60625
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