Small Print Show

Friday, Nov 6, 2020 – Feb 6, 2021

4912 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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Welcome to the 31st iteration of CPC's Annual International Small Print Exhibition and Holiday Sale! Yes, it's a bit different this year, but because it's our job to be creative, we have found ways to bring you an improved experience, including both online and in-person shopping, an early start date (today!), plus other features detailed below to get you in the mood for giving and acquiring beautiful, uplifting, hand made art made by some of the best printmakers in the world.

The underlying theme of this year's show is "take care", and our priority is to do whatever we can to help you, our community of printmaking enthusiasts, to share art that will uplift you and those you love. From our new "Printmaking Care Packages" to our Grab 'n Go print pickup that includes a locally made treat, we want to spread a little printy love. We could all use a little of that these days.


Online Store

The CPC is super stoked to release its brand new online shopping experience! While we're not hosting our customary opening weekend party, we ARE kicking things off a full 3 weeks early for those of you who want to shop for prints right this very minute (or whenever it's convenient) in the comfort of your home, while wearing your favorite dog-petting outfit. New work is being uploaded daily, so visit the shop early and often!


In-Person Shopping

If you'd like to get out of the house and visit CPC while sporting your favorite mask, we'd love to see you! For your safety and ours, we are accepting up to 3 people (in the same "pod") for 30 minute appointments on Wednesdays through Sundays right up until Christmas. Our scheduling app outlines CPC safety guidelines and Pandemic protocols for your visit.


Printmaking Care Packages

For only $75, our CPC elves will send a beautiful printy fun pack from you to a recipient anywhere in the U.S. that features a print of your choosing (from 7 possible choices), along with a hand made card from the recipient (that we'll hand write and "sign" for you) plus a bunch of other fun arty goodies. Shipping is included! Extras can be added for an additional cost, and the whole thing can be personalized. It'll be like a BIG GIANT SMALL PRINT HUG in the mail. Take care of your friends and loved ones this holiday season. Each package contains:

•Print of your choosing (from 7 options!)

•Framable, Relief-stamped Card, inscribed with your personal message to the recipient.

•Coloring Book Zine with screen printed drawings by Victoria Marie Barquin, Deborah Maris Lader, Melody Vaughan, Betsy Ochoa, Catherine Winings and Carl Voss

•Care Patch, designed and screen printed on fabric by Carl Voss

•"Thank You" letterpress Card by Painted Tongue Press, stamped and pre-addressed with your information so the recipient can send some love right back to you.


Grab 'n Go

Select and purchase your prints from the online Small Print Shop, and we'll have it ready for you to pick up by appointment, along with a homemade holiday treat and a hot cider to go! Available December 5-20. Small Print Party in a bag!


Over 60 Featured Artists!

Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Hiroshi Ariyama, Victoria Marie Barquin, Coco Berkman, Karen Butler, Corinna Button (UK), Jill Chittenden, Melanie Dorson, Casey Engel, Tony Fitzpatrick, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Bryn Gleason, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Anna Hasseltine, Eric Hoffman, Mirka Hokkanen, Teresa James, Raeleen Kao, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Damon Kowarsky (Australia), Jill Kramer, Karen Kunc, Ammarin Kuntawong (Thailand), Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Andrea Lauren, Carrie Lingscheit, Bart Longacre, Beauvais Lyons, Amornthep Mahamaet (Thailand), Michelle McCoy, Andrew Mullally, Maria Mungai, Kumi Obata (Japan), Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Painted Tongue Press, Sage Perrott, Steve Prince, Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Jay Ryan, Justin Santora, Jeff Sippel, Yuttana Sittikat (Thailand), Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press, Raychel Steinbach, Megan Sterling, Jerawit Surtsit (Thailand), Stephanie Toral, Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Nicola Villa (Italy), Sudtipong Vongsorn (Thailand), Carl Voss, Art Werger, Scott Westgard, Stephen Wiggins, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Catherine Winings and others.