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Eulogy for Jeriah Hildwine

I don’t remember the name of the coffee shop. I just remember that the floor was made of wood and I recognized Stephanie Burke from her picture – a shaved head except for bangs — and it all began there in 2009. The running joke was that people were always very surprised at two things […]

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Chicago Art Magazine: The Archive and the People Who Saved It

The Two-year Fund to Fortress the Archive Chicago Art Magazine closed down in April of 2012. The site, built on WordPress and a template that was created in 2008 has aged badly and become vulnerable to malware. The site went down twice and at one point the database (in which the articles are stored) was […]

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Artist Websites Web Services + Training for Updates

The team behind Chicago Art Magazine can build artist websites for only $350!

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test- EKV4FJN4ZZAH

Hi, this is kathryn, just testing the site EKV4FJN4ZZAH

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Chicago Artists Month: Featured Events & Artists

-Sponsored Post- Chicago’s citywide collaborative arts event, Chicago Artists Month, returns this October with 200 events, ranging from exhibitions to open studio tours and neighborhood art walks presented by museums, galleries, cultural centers and arts organizations throughout the city. More than 45 neighborhoods will participate in this year’s month-long arts celebration, which showcases approximately 5,000 […]

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Top Street Art of February, March

February and March saw street artists indoors

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40 over 40: The Heavy Hitters

Renown practicing artists in our city who have set a precedent for how we make art in Chicago today.

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Gallery Spotlight: Museum Works Galleries

“There are many ways to find art…I am constantly in touch with other dealers to see what they are finding,” says Casterline.

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Klein Artist Works

Klein Artist Works offers a course to mentor artists for a successful career

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8 Suggestions for a 2011 Visual Art Contest

Some ideas for a populist, city-wide art contest

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Chicago Art Map

Here are some additional images and information about the map.

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McCormick Place West: Art for a Building the Size of O’Hare

The massive art collection at McCormick Place West.

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A Face to a Name: the Nichols Bridgeway

Carrie McGath profiles the Nichols bridgeway.

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Elysabeth Alfano and Fear No Art Chicago

Chicago Art Collector profiles Elysabeth Alfano and Fear No Art

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A Face to a Name: the Fullerton Hall story

Carrie McGath profiles the men behind the Art Institute’s Fullerton Hall.

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In Honor of James Wood and his 25 Years at the Art Institute of Chicago

So many kind things have been said about James Wood that I’d just like to post some of the messages and comments that have come in, and welcome further kind words. As many of you already know, Jim Woods passed this weekend. From the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES — James N. Wood, the president and […]

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The “Do’s and Don’ts” of Summer Art Fairs

Intro: the seasoned veterans of the 57St. Art Fair (featured in this post) have assembled a simple and straightforward guide for successful navigation of the intense summer scene. Tips for Choosing a Fair and Buying Art—Art Buying Do’s Attend the free art fairs.  Attend some of the early season fairs when you’ll see the artists’ best […]

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New Chicagoland Art Grant: Propeller Fund

Gallery 400 at UIC and threewalls announce Propeller Fund and the initial round of this new granting opportunity for independent visual artists, curators and visual art groups in Cook County, IL. Applications Due: August 1, 2010, with 15 winners announced in October 2010. Five workshops to introduce Propeller Fund, with tips, hints and advice on […]

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Concertina to Close (Up and Out)

Katherine Pill and Francesca Wilmott, the masterminds behind Concertina, one of the  area’s strongest apartment galleries, will be closing. Both curators are graduating and moving out-of-state (Kansas City and St. Louis) for museum curatorial jobs. Co-founder (and former CAMag writer) Corinna Kirsch will be moving back to Chicago, so they are hoping to continue a Concertina collaboration in some capacity.  An update […]

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Emerge’s Acquisition for the MCA Annouced

On Tuesdays, April 13th, EMERGE convened to select the newest piece of art for the Museum of Contemporary Art. This meeting marked the inaugural year for the EMERGE group and their role in selecting and acquiring a work of art for the MCA’s collection. The three finalists were Kate Gilmore, Anthony Pearson, and Mitzi Pederson. Before […]