Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Featuring affordable fine art prints and works-on-paper by both local and international artists, CPC is Chicago’s longest-running fine art printmaking workshop, where gallery visitors mingle with printmakers as they create on the presses. CPC also offers classes in etching, lithography, relief, screen printing, and book arts.
CPC’s gallery walls and flat files are home to the works of over 85 artists, including Hiroshi Ariyama, David Driesbach, Tony Fitzpatrick, Michael Goro, Mirka Hokkanen, Teresa James, Raeleen Kao, Amos P. Kennedy Jr., Damon Kowarsky, Karen Kunc,
Kim Laurel, Deborah Maris Lader, Carrie Lingscheit, Kumi Obata, Dennis O’Malley, Jaco Putker, Artemio Rodriguez, Jay Ryan, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Kouki Tsuritani, Nicola Villa, Art Werger, Scott Westgard and others.
To celebrate 31 years, CPC launched a new online store where prints can be purchased from the comforts of home. This summer 2021, CPC will release a new boxed suite of prints featuring the work of 30 CPC-affiliated printmakers from around the world. The show opens July 10th and runs through August.
More info can be found on the CPC website as we update event dates and shows according to state and local Covid safety guidelines.
2021 Online Classes:
• SAFE PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
This professional, private instruction allows for flexible scheduling and a unique lesson catered to your specific area of interest. Private and Semi-private lessons are available in all mediums, including: Etching, Photoetching, Lithography, Screenprinting, Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Bookmaking, Collograph, and Monoprint. If you have a different project in mind, feel free to reach out! More info is on the CPC WEBSITE.
• SMALL IN-PERSON GROUP CLASSES (up to 4 people) have resumed. Please contact us if you are interested in a particular medium, as we keep lists of possible participants and often fill these courses before offering them on our site.
CPC's new online shopping experience is THE BOMB! Orders for both shipping and curbside pickup have been hugely popular. This is aMAZing for those of you who want to shop for prints in the comfort of your home, while wearing your favorite dog or cat-petting outfit. New work is being uploaded daily, so visit the shop early and often! Don't be dismayed by the "SOLD OUT" notices (be happy for us!) - this just means we will be uploading new work by that artist as soon as we can. Our Shopify site will be a permanent feature of the CPC gallery.
If you'd like to get out of the house and visit CPC while sporting your favorite mask, we'd love to see you! Starting May 1, CPC will resume regular hours (Fri/Sat 12-5 and by appointment). Appointments may be made on Wednesdays through Sundaysvis our scheduling app, which also outlines CPC safety guidelines and Pandemic protocols for your visit. Please make appointments 10-24 hours ahead of when you would like to 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 to 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 - I think we can agree that everyone could use a boost right now.
Image: Clockwise from upper left: prints by Sarah Smelser, Jaco Putker, Tony Fitzpatrick, Susan Hall, Kouki Tsuritani, Karen Kunc, Raeleen Kao, Bryn Gleason, Nicola Villa, Kumi Obata