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Maureen's best-loved dog, Chichirriqui

Our best-loved dog was a magical toy-terrier bitch, one of the first after our changeover from big breeds (great danes, and Spanish mastiffs) to little ones (pekes, yorkie crosses, shih tsu halfbreeds). I never fully forgave Mike for naming her Chichirriqui. He thought it was a playful name. I thought it was disrespectful for such a serious little person as Chichi, who could sit on a chair with her chin on the table and keep everybody enchanted just by cocking her head, flashing her eyes and flicking her ears first in one direction, then another. She was a delightful little one-dog circus with a wide repertory of such techniques for keeping people’s attention properly centered on her: bundy jumps, pa’ ca pa’ yas, spin arounds and shivers. (more…)

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Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
For Immediate Release!!!!                                                                                      November 2011
BIG SHOW small prints…. 
google on over for our earth – sized deals on gorgeous art at
The 22nd Annual International Small Print Show
and Holiday Sale

Todd Irwin, hand screened printed CPC poster

Opening: Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd & 4th
11 – 7pm, both days
with special holiday open hours, 12-5 Tuesday – Sunday (December 6 – 18 only)

(Special sneak preview, Saturday, November 19, 12-5pm)

GORGEOUS, whimsical, fun and AFFORDABLE works on paper. We’ve been doing this for 22 years, and it just keeps getting freakingly better! Lots of new artists, as well as your veteran faves, from all over the planet. Over 60 artists and hundreds of prints, many under 100 bucks. An opportunity to buy local and meet and support the artists in your community and beyond. Purchase utterly unique and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this holiday. Meet and greet over hot cider, fresh brewed coffee and vegan treats from Delicious Cafe, and artist-made yummies in an oasis of warmth on Western Avenue….see you soon!

This show will also feature a huge selection of artist made cards, books, t-shirts, posters and other DIY gifts. 

Tanya Miller, “Musicians”, drypoint, etching, 4.5 x 6 inches

Ryan Kapp, “Big Dog”, 5-color screen print, 9 x 12 inches, $30

Elke Claus, “Maxwell”, silkscreen and collage, 11 x 11 inches, $50

Debra Riffe, “ain’t no place like home”, linoleum print, 5.5 x 7.5 inches, $60

Sarah Smelser, “untitled”, monotype, 6 x 6 inches

Maureen Booth, “Moorish Baths, Granada”, liquid metal collagraph, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, $80

Participating artists:
 Grazvyda Andrijauskaite, Colleen Aufderheide, George Bodmer, Maureen Booth (Spain), Liz Born, Miguel Carini (Spain), Elke Claus, Ben Crowell, Todd Freeman, Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Elizabeth Gilmore, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Todd Irwin, Carrie Iverson, Ryan Kapp, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Scott Kiefer, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Letterform, Siu Jane Liu (China), Maggie Marlin, Ray Maseman, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Tanya Miller (Canada), Julie Morelli, Ashley Nason, Brian Novak, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Debra Riffe, Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Maria Sanchez, Jeff Sippel, Sarah Smelser, Amelia Spinney, Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell), Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Kyra Termini, Charlie Van Gilder, Sarah Vogel, Scott Westgard, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Nele Zirnite (Latvia)

The exhibition runs through January 28, 2012

More information and high rez images: contact Deborah at 773-293-2070 or by email
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Anglo-Spanish master printmaker, Maureen Booth, in her Granada studioI’ve just added two new videos to my Printmaking Master Classes collection of printmaking tutorials for download.

Recorded in my studio in Granada, they are:

  • Traditional Printmaking 2–This is the follow up to Traditional Printmaking 1, and discusses aquatint, sugar lift and marbling techniques.
  • Printmaking Tips–This is a collection of shortcuts, safety measures, ways of economizing and working more efficiently. Taken together they should make your studio experience more pleasant and productive.

You can find previews and order links for these new videos here on the Printmaking Master Classes site.

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