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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.

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.

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.

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
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.

General

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!

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.

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.

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

FIELD/WORK
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

Collectors Circle
Laura Letinsky, "Untitled #54" from the series Hardly More Than Ever, courtesy the artist

Studio Tour with Laura Letinsky

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Laura Letinsky is a Canadian-born, Chicago-based photographer, best known for her still lifes.

HATCH Projects
Sebura&Gartelmann, "Cutting It Close" (detail), 2014, foam, rope, wood, epoxy resin, fabric, paint, mirrored acrylic, dimensions variable

Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure

Friday, March 6, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, from 6-9PM

Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure deals with the collective, creative struggle of living and working a multi-hyphenate artistic practice.

BOLT Residency
Dark Fiber, video still (2015), Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter

Dark Fiber

Friday, March 6, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-9 PM

Dark Fiber offers a path for experiencing a new telecommunications network that operates alongside and in the shadows of the internet.

Collectors Circle
The Arts Club of Chicago

Private Collection Tour with The Arts Club of Chicago

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Arts Club of Chicago’s permanent collection includes works by modern masters, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso, among others alongside recent contemporary acquisiti

BOLT Residency
Diaz Lewis, “The Other's Voice”, 2014, custom-made cotton flags whitened during the live action “The Other's Voice”, preserved within a wooden flag case‬.‬

In the Absence of a Body

Friday, February 6, 2015 to Thursday, February 26, 2015

Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera will stage his own absence by occupying a liminal space between gallery walls during the three-week duration of his solo exhibition.

HATCH Projects
Regina Mamou, "Psychometrics," Digital C-print, 2015

A History-shaped Hole in the Universe

Friday, February 6, 2015 to Thursday, February 26, 2015
Opening Reception: February 6, from 6-9PM

A "History-shaped Hole in the Universe" tracks the schism between perception and reality, expectation and outcome, and hints at the simultaneous loss of and entanglement with this expansive encounter.

Collectors Circle

BOLT residency studio tours

studio tour with Chicago Artists Coalition resident artists.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Take a look inside the BOLT residency artist studio spaces at Chicago Artists Coalition. The BOLT residency program is host to 10 artists who we house with studio space for 12 months.

HATCH Projects
Rami George, "Untitled (found)", photo, 2014.

Modi • Operandi (on recipes, intimacy, trauma & other investigations)

Friday, January 9, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, from 6-9 pm

From the cookbook to the spell book, the mixtape to the manual, the group exhibition, "Modi • Operandi (on recipes, intimacy, trauma & other investigations)" considers the methodologies and linguistic forms that emerge from the artists’ studios.

BOLT Residency
photo credit: Norman W. Long

'scapes

Friday, January 9, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, from 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, ‘scapes, a solo exhibition featuring new works by BOLT Resident, Norman W. Long.

BOLT Residency
BOLT Open Studios: Friday, November 21, 6-9pm

BOLT Open Studio Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come meet the artists and view works-in-progress.

HATCH Projects

Suddenly Plastic

Friday, November 21, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, from 6-9 pm

Through a negative orientation of plasticity, artists present us with forms that deny their previous state and yet exist and ascend towards new formations.

Collectors Circle

Studio Tour with Dan Gunn

Tour the studio Chicago artist Dan Gunn
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Special studio visit with Chicago artist Dan Gunn, represented by monique meloche gallery

HATCH Projects
Lori Felker,"The Mixed-Up Kind SF", Ink Jet Print, 2014

No-Fi

Friday, October 24, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, from 6-9pm

Intentionally disarming, the works featured by HATCH Projects Residency artists Lori Felker, Jesse Seay, and Sebura&Gartelmann exist in the limbo between youthful counterculture and reluctant adulthood.

BOLT Residency
Rashayla Marie Brown

Vagabunda

Friday, October 24, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, from 6–9pm

Vagabunda features work by Rashayla Marie Brown that explores notions of privilege, migration, and the search for power and freedom through a variety of mediums.

Collectors Circle

Room & Board Artist Talk with Jordan Martins

Jordan Martins discusses his current work at this intimate event at the Room & Board showroom
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This event will take place at the Chicago Room & Board showroom. Artist Jordan Martins will bring in a selection of his work to display and speak about his current practice.

FIELD/WORK
Granted: Crafting a Winning Proposal

Granted: Crafting a Winning Proposal

Meet Chicago's top grantmakers for individual artists
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT! A workshop on how to craft a clear, effective grant application from some Chicago’s most respected individual-grant makers.

BOLT Residency
Erik L. Peterson

Dimmer

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, from 6–9pm

Dimmer features new works by BOLT Resident Erik L. Peterson, that engage ordinary objects and actions that permeate our everyday lives and augment their inherent eccentricities.

HATCH Projects

Topography of Knowing

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, from 6–9pm

HATCH Projects Residency artists Mara Baker, Nina Barnett, and Cherith Lundin consider timeless questions from within a markedly shifting paradigm of perception. How do we define place, and how do we locate ourselves within a place?

The Annual

EDITION Chicago 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

EDITION Chicago 2014 announces participating galleries and sponsors to date.

Collectors Circle

EDITION Chicago 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

EDITION Chicago showcases cutting edge galleries and non-profit institutions from around the world in an intimate and highly accessible context.

HATCH Projects
The Square Root of Pi(e)

The Square Root of Pi(e)

What does one do with an unanswered question, an incalculable variable, or an unquantifiable set of details?
Friday, August 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 6-9pm

What does one do with an unanswered question, an incalculable variable, or an unquantifiable set of details? HATCH residents present a slice of sweet alternatives, generating new chronicles, inclusive archives, and palatable bodies of work.

BOLT Residency

Casualties

Friday, August 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday August 22, 2014, 6-9 pm.

Casualties is a multi-part installation of new work by BOLT Resident Annette Barbier, exploring the tension between the built environment and the marginalized place of nature in our urban spaces.

BOLT Residency
Ben Moren

Addendum

Friday, July 25, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014
Opening reception: Friday July 25, 2014, 6-9 pm.

A special exhibition featuring work by Minnesota-based artists as part of CAC's "Midwest Artist Exchange" project.

Collectors Circle

Home tour with Jack and Sandra Guthman

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Collectors home tour with Jack and Sandra Guthman. Jack and Sandra open their home to our Chartwell Collectors Circle members.

FIELD/WORK

20/20 Collaboration: Art Festivals & Fairs From Inception To Execution

A workshop about how to build and grow an art festival or fair from the ground up
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

For this workshop, organizers of film, music, performance and theater festivals will share the experience gained and lessons learned as they built successful city-wide and international arts festivals from the ground up.

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