Current Exhibition & Up Next

Up Next: November 4-December 5, 2019

Opening Reception: November 15, 5:30-7:30

In our Main Gallery:

Pastels: Seventh Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition 2019

 

The Chicago Pastel Painters, with over a hundred members from both the Midwest and many states around the nation and founded 15 years ago, is excited to present its Seventh Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition, Pastels Chicago 2019. This show will exhibit 98 works of art, all executed in the medium of pastel, by the most elite pastel painters from across the country and Canada. A diversity of visual styles and subject matter will be represented. The aspiration of the Chicago Pastel Painters is to educate the public about the beauty and permanence of pastels as a viable medium in the world of fine art.

JUROR OF SELECTIONS: Aline Ordman, PSA-M, IAPS-MC  Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). Her goal as an artist is to find those times and places where beauty is not only evident, but startling and suddenly present. www.alineordman.com    

JUDGE OF AWARDS: Casey Klahn, PSA, IAPS-MC www.caseyklahn.com
Casey is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is an artist and international workshop instructor whose new color expression artworks give you fresh eyes for color. He pushes the limits of pastel technique and brings you surprises in each new work.

POP ART 2.0    

 Guest Jurors: Ciro Quintana and Peter Mars

Congratulations to Artists:Michael Birnbaum, Jeffrey Brooks, David Carlson, Veronica Clements, Sarah Delson, Jessica Eastburn, Crissy Field, Robert Fields, Alyse Gamson, Alexander Gashunin, Ray Genereux, Clive Knights, Terry Luc, Kelly Mathews, Joseph Mayernik, Beth McCoy, Anita Miller, Gigi Salij, Stuart South, Karen Sutker, Linda Weber, Chunbo Zhang

   Pop-ART emerged in the 1960s and was not merely about bold colors and celebrity culture. It transformed the way we viewed ‘popular’ world, from cartoons and advertising, into the realm of high art. Artists take objects of everyday life and invite the viewer to look at them in a new way.  The most notable example is Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans which infamously raised the soup to celebrity while also bringing to the forefront the mass production of the food industry in our cultural iconography.

With the current emphasis on social media, the bridge between low and high art is even more obscured. Images can be mass produced on social media, reaching millions in seconds, changing how artists connect to viewers outside of traditional galleries and museums. Guest jurors Peter Mars and Ciro Quintana selected artists’ pieces that reflect what is current in today’s culture in a way to encourage us, too, to look at the ‘everyday’ in a new way.

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December 6, 2019-January 4, 2020

Opening Reception: December 13, 5:30-8:00pm

Judith Roth: A Life’s Work

Judith Roth, revered Chicago artist, loving mother, grandmother aunt, cousin, teacher, and friend, passed away from cancer on February 9, 2019 at the age of 83.

Judith taught figure drawing and painting for many years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College IL; the Suburban Fine Arts Center (now The Art Center Highland Park); The Figurative Art League; and the Adler House. Her awards are many including purchase prizes and she received an Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant, which led to a one-person show at The Illinois Arts Council. Her prolific career included many exhibitions and her art is held in numerous private and corporate collections. Judith served as president and vice president of the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA) and was an affiliate member of the ARC Gallery. One of her biggest contributions to Chicago was founding the Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) to engage her community via the CWCA .She was also appointed to the CTA Brown Line “Arts in Transit” panel and honored by the Ravenswood Community Council “in recognition and appreciation for outstanding dedication and service to the Ravenswood Community”.

TACHP is honored to partner with the Roth family to exhibit the Judith Roth retrospective.

“Her breathtaking artwork is a tribute to her amazing ability to absorb the beauty, passion, and color of life.”

Ritual & Spirituality

Submission Deadline: November 7, 5:00pm

As a society we often focus on ‘difference’; this is a trend we’ve seen increase over the past few years at an alarming rate. TACHP is looking for art that reflects the commonality between all cultures when viewed through the lens of ‘ritual and spirituality’. This might include ordinary objects, motifs, symbols and metaphors that symbolize the topics as well. For an example: we find commonality in movements during prayer, sips of wine, lighting candles, and community service. This exhibit may serve to show that beyond ‘religion’, sect, theism of any type (including ‘anti-’) there is more similarity than difference, more that unites than separates,

TACHP is searching for artwork that explores the complexity and beauty of the topics between peoples and cultures throughout the world. This is not an exhibit about religion but rather an exploration of the common thread between our beliefs and actions.

Guest Juror: Gabriela Leyva was born is Mexico City, and she moved to Chicago in 2012. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Leyva, currently mixing her passion for psychology and art, helps her clients to create a renewed image of themselves by revealing through artistic expression their vulnerabilities, fears and virtues.

Leyva has exhibited her art work at Freeport Art Museum, Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and in local venues in international and national exhibitions. www.leyvafineart.com

Congratulations to the following accepted artists:

Joan Ackerman-Zimny, Cosima Aryee, Jody Berns, Michael Birnbaum, David Criner, Cellou DialloChelle Diederich, Edward Doxtator, Judy Duggan-McCormack, Lou Eberhard, Gennaro Falco, Michael Fitzgerald, Maura Freeman, Cynthia Goldring, Mark Goodmanson, Randy Hall, Jim Hendrick, Susan Holtz, Judith Joseph, Ausrine Kerr, Heather Killian, Colleen Koziara, Melissa Lampl, Laurie LeBreton, Beatriz Ledesma, Maggie McConnell, Susan Anne Russell, Howard Schwartz, Tobi Star Abrams, Mindy Tiberi, Ryan Tuck, Teresa Wendorff