Art Picks: Works Under $1,000 – Part III


This week we continue our mini-series featuring a small selection of art works priced below $1,000. Galleries are still open by appointment for visits and pick-ups. If you make a purchase online check to see about shipping times and dates. 

Remember, when you purchase a work of art, you are supporting artists and the galleries that represent them! 

If you're really stuck for ideas, give the gift of CGN in 2021! Subscriptions are $20/year for three issues, including our hot-off-the-press CGN Arts Guide for 2021. We are shipping copies as we get subscriptions in, but please be aware that we are hearing that the USPS is running behind right now. 

• Read Part I here

• Read Part II here


Some art buying tips to keep in mind:

• There are many factors that go into pricing art, such as the medium (photography and prints vs paintings), the quantity available (in an edition of 25 or a unique work) as well as the reputation of and career stage of the artist (a young, emerging artist vs a contemporary master)

• Not all prices are marked when you visit a gallery exhibition or art fair. But that does not mean that you cannot ask for a price, and maybe even discuss a (be reasonable!) discount. 

• Payment plans are often available. Ask before you buy what the options are.

• Explore on your own, and don't hesitate to contact a gallery or artist to get a conversation started.

• Use CGN as your guide to learn when shows are happening where and then get out there and look for yourself! 


Chicago Truborn (WEST TOWN)

By revise (won Kim), 24" x 36", Aerosol and acrylic on canvas 




Gallery Victor Armendariz (RIVER NORTH)

Felipe Alfaro, The Gift #14, mixed media, 10" H x 8" W




Woman Made Gallery (PILSEN)

Jenny Halpern, Watering a Love Bite, acrylic, resin, 15" H x 12" W





Set of six blank greeting cards with envelopes featuring original watercolor paintings by award-winning botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim.