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Chartwell Collectors Circle

BOLT Residency Studio Tours

Visit the studios of the Chicago Artists Coalition's artists in residence.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a private look inside the studios of CAC's BOLT Artists-in-Residence.

BOLT Residency
Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, The Incredible Act of the Disappearance of a Rabbit and the Echo of His Cries Disintegrating into the Abyss, 2014, video installation

A Home Coming (revisited)

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9pm

Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera exhibits video and installation works that explore the idea of “home” using elements extracted from his memories or dreams.

HATCH Projects
Jeffrey Michael Austin, An Attempt To Return, 2015, Video Still, 9:00 minutes

You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9 pm

"You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker" brings together artists from Chicago and St. Louis in this exhibition co-curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu.

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Donate to CAC

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

As the year comes to a close, please consider making a donation to CAC’s Annual Fund and support the emerging artist

HATCH Projects
Stevie Hanley, Lenticular Domestic Arrangements 1 and 2, 2015, Metal, lenticular lenses, mylar, paper, commercial grade artificial food, hair claws, clothes pins, animal fats and pigments.

The Dissemination of Blind Light

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-9 pm

"The Dissemination of Blind Light" is curated by La Keisha Leek, featuring works by HATCH artists-in-residence Stevie Hanley, Kelly Lloyd, Esau McGhee, Andrew Rosinski, Hui-min Tsen and Julie Weber.

BOLT Residency
Leonard Suryajaya, Navel String, 2015

Preview 5

Friday, November 20, 2015 to Thursday, December 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-9 pm

"Preview 5" is a sneak peek of new directions taken by the BOLT artists-in-residence for 2015-2016.

FIELD/WORK
Photo by Chris Griffith

Let's Get Real (Estate): Finding Affordable Space for Your Creative Practice

Explore different types of studio, live-work, and presentation spaces available to artists in Chicago and how to think creatively about finding space in the city.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Artists of all disciplines share one common necessity: affordable space to develop their craft.

HATCH Projects
Kayla Anderson, Future Reliquaries No. 2 (Plaza Blanca Rock), 2015, Laser cut acrylic and rock, 9.5 x 7 x 1.5 inches

Nitty Gritty

Friday, October 23, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6 - 9 pm

Nitty Gritty is curated by Sadie Woods and presents new works by Alejandro T. Acierto, Kayla Anderson, and Blair Bogin.

BOLT Residency
Kim Jong Un Americans, Aram Han Sifuentes

Kim Jong Un Americans

Friday, October 23, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6-9 pm / Special Event at 8 pm

Come get your own free Kim Jong-un haircut or hairstyle from our professional hair stylist.

FIELD/WORK
Photo by Jessica Pierott

Granted: Crafting a Winning Proposal

Grantmakers and artists share expert advice on funding prospect research and review artist grant proposals.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

In this two-panel workshop, we will explore everything you should consider in your next grant application.

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Curatorial Writing Group: In Bringing Forth with Jeannette Tremblay

Join us for the inaugural Curatorial Writing Group session at CAC!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Curatorial Writing Group at Chicago Artists Coalition provides a supportive and critical outlet for curators and other arts writers to receive direct feedback and discussion of works-in-progres

FIELD/WORK
Photo by Jessica Pierotti

To LLC or not to LLC: Business Entity Selection + Set-Up Clinic

Uncover the process of creating a distinct business entity for your creative practice.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Have you been running your career without a distinct business entity, but not sure which one is best for your creative practice?

BOLT Residency
Myra Greene, Detail of Swatch 210, 2015, Fabric Collage, 2 x 14 in.

sketches for something bigger/brighter/wider/higher

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday September 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Myra Greene explores her complex cultural connection to African fabrics through photography and quilts, giving rise to new scales, perspectives, and symbolism.

HATCH Projects
Casey Smallwood, Still from "Somewhere," 2015

As Stars At Daybreak

Friday, September 25, 2015 to Thursday, October 15, 2015
Opening Reception: September 25, 2015, 6-9pm

A missing persons case at a historic house museum, psychosexual intimacies with a boy band, and giving non-Black allies a "pass" all collide in "As Stars At Daybreak."

The Annual
The Annual

The Annual

An Exhibition of New Chicago Art
Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

Running concurrently with EXPO Chicago, The Annual is a yearly sales exhibition showcasing cutting-edge art from Chicago.

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21 strand cable illustration by Marissa Lee Benedict

DARK FIBER AT EXPO CHICAGO 2015

"Dark Fiber" by Marissa Lee Benedict & David Rueter / Booth 121 / EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Artists Talk: Friday, September 18 / 3:00 pm / Booth 121

CAC proudly presents "Dark Fiber" by Marissa Lee Benedict & David Rueter in Booth 121 for EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier.

FIELD/WORK
Photo by Jessica Pierotti

Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell: Insights on Pricing Your Artwork

Gallery owners from some of Chicago’s esteemed commercial galleries and successful local artists will share their insights and practical advice about artwork pricing.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Esteemed Chicago gallery owners share their insights and practical advice about artwork pricing.

BOLT Residency
Map of Sardis Lake, 2015, Official Map of US Army Corps of Engineering, Vicksburg District, 18" x 24"

A Few Good Words for Anybody

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday August 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Through the use of photographic archives, oral history, and contemporary photographs, Houston Cofield retraces both the imagined and real landscapes around Sardis Lake.

HATCH Projects
Jessica Caponigro, Untitled (Leather Stone) detail, 2015, vinyl, quartz, wire, laminate flooring, foliage

Rough Idle

Friday, August 21, 2015 to Thursday, September 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 6-9 pm

"Rough Idle" embraces the emotional and material resonances which emerge spontaneously and organically from a nebula of objects.

FIELD/WORK
Photo by Jessica Pierotti

I am for an Art… Creative Strategies for Artists’ Professional Writing

Learn how to avoid common writing pitfalls, tools for improving your skills, and exercises to imbue the writing process with creativity.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Once reserved for journal and manifestos, artists are now asked to define their creative practice in myriad contexts with increasing frequency.

HATCH Projects
Esau McGhee, image from video Comet Come to Me, 2015

Halfway to Equilibrium

Friday, July 24, 2015 to Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 6-9 pm

Tugging away from restraint in search of resolve, "Halfway to Equilibrium" tests the capacity of human limitation.

BOLT Residency
Concept rendering by Erik L. Peterson

Hafgerdingar

Friday, July 24, 2015 to Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 6 - 9 pm

A post-Minimal roadside peepshow, Hafgerdingar is designed to be viewed one person at a time.

BOLT Residency
Phil Peters, Production Still, 2015

Enact a Preservation

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday June 26, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Enact a Preservation is a three-channel video exploration of preserving the view and the building up of an unrealized architecture project by Mies van der Rohe.

HATCH Projects
Hyounsang Yoo, How to be Invisible, 2015 Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 165 inches

Dicker, Lurk & Skew

Friday, June 26, 2015 to Thursday, July 16, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, June 26, from 6:00 - 9:00PM

Dicker, Lurk & Skew critically reflects on hyper-masculinity, musical aesthetics, and mass-produced global consumerism.

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Starving Artist 2015

Chicago Artists Coalition's Annual Benefit
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue One

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2015! 
We hope you had a fantastic night!

Chartwell Collectors Circle
Carol Summers, "Rainbow Glacier"

"Blank Space" Preview at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Blank Space is geared towards collectors looking to start or accent a collection with affordable pieces by established artists with a strong bend towards local and emerging works.

Chartwell Collectors Circle
Hebru Brantley, "Plane," courtesy of Vertical Gallery

VIP Preview Reception for Hebru Brantley Exhibition at Vertical Gallery

Preview access to one of the most anticipated exhibition openings of the summer!
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Vertical gallery has generously invited Chartwell Collectors Circle members to the VIP private preview reception for Hebru Brantley’s much anticipated June solo show, Memoirs of the Minimum Wag

BOLT Residency
Eric Wall, 200 Quatrefoils, 2015, hand-cut acetate quatrefoils and marker on cut dry wall, site-specific dimensions

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show: BOLT Alumni Exhibition & Dialogue
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-9pm

An experimental survey of art and dialogue series produced by the alumni of BOLT Residency.

HATCH Projects
Screen capture from found video (‘Therapeutic uses of Crystals, pt 2’), featuring Marcel Vogel

Reference Rot

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-9PM

The Internet is by design a fluid, mutable space for information exchange, yet it remains a present-minded platform, with links from the past increasingly found to be missing, misleading, corroded, or obsolete.

Chartwell Collectors Circle
Hebru Brantley

Studio Tour with Hebru Brantley

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hebru Brantley is one of Chicago's hottest artists, with an A-list collector base including Jay Z, Beyonce, George Lucas, LeBron James and Lupe Fiasco.

FIELD/WORK
Robert Chase Heishman

Visual Art Documentation & Archiving

Explore key principles of artwork photography, image editing, and file management systems
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Recognizing the critical importance of capturing high-quality images of creative work in any artists’ career, this documentation and archiving workshop will demonstrate professional lighting, photo

BOLT Residency
Spencer Stucky, Untitled (notes of the Ryou-Un Maru), inkjet print, 2015

Paul Makris

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-9 PM

Paul Makris looks at systems of power, value, and identity through stories about geography and personal tragedy.

HATCH Projects

Kissing in Heaven

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, from 6-9PM

Kissing in Heaven brings to mind a perfect experience, a suspect fantasy that nevertheless sustains many of life’s efforts.

MAKER Grant
Left: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Rendering for Floating Museum, 2015, Floating Museum is a collaboration  between Andrew Schachman, Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History; Right: Samantha Hill, Great Migration, 2014, Photo/sound installation

2015 MAKER Grant

Thursday, April 23, 2015 to Monday, May 18, 2015

CAC and OtherPeoplesPixels are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2015 MAKER Grant, an award opportunity for two Chicago-based contemporary visual artists who demonstrate a commitment to a

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Survival Guide Roundtable

Survival Guide Roundtable

Join Chicago Artists Coalition at Lake FX Summit + Expo for a conversation about artists' professional practice
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join Chicago Artists Coalition at Lake FX Summit + Expo for a conversation about artists' professional practice

FIELD/WORK
Fractured_Atlas

An evening with Fractured Atlas

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to enhance your fundraising efforts with fiscal sponsorship, explore the benefits of CAC & Fractured Atlas memberships, and more.

FIELD/WORK
Socia Media Storytelling

Social Media Storytelling

Create a social media engagement strategy based on visual storytelling
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Create a social media engagement strategy based on visual storytelling

HATCH Projects
Andrew Rosinski, Tz, 2015, dye sublimation on cotton poly triple  jacquard woven blanket, 70" x  54"

Closer Still

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday. April 3, from 6-9PM

Closer Still considers the reciprocity between form and content by exploring the possibilities of the binary.

BOLT Residency
Sanaz Sohrabi, Disposables, video still, 2015

Spatial Agreements

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-9 PM

Spatial Agreements explores the body and space through an architectural model of the vacant Iranian Embassy in Washington D.C. as a site for slowness and loss.

FIELD/WORK
Tax Essentials for Artists

Tax Essentials for Artists

Develop an income tax action plan tailored to artists' needs
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Develop an income tax action plan tailored to artists' needs

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