Veronica Siehl

Veronica Siehl is an artist and printmaker based in Chicago. Siehl received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee (2010) and her BA in Studio Art from Beloit College (2006). Siehl’s work has been shown in various cities including Chicago (IL), New Orleans (LA), Poznan (Poland), Olympia (WA), and Knoxville (TN). Her multidisciplinary studio practice includes printmaking, alternative photo processes, drawing, writing and installation.

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.veronicasiehl.com

Residency Period:

Jun 2013–Aug 2013

Classes by this Artist:

Bookbinding
Cyanotypes
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress (Fall 2014)
Cyanotypes (SU2015)
Bookbinding (Fall 2015)
Bookbinding (May 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Nov 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Dec 2016)
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing
The Botany of Blue: Cyanotypes after Anna Atkins
DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing (Dec 2017)
Letterpress Print Your Own Cards (Jan 2018)
Botany of Blue: Cyanotypes after Anna Atkins
DIY Letterpress Greeting Cards (January)
Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates (January)
Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue (June)
Cyanotypes: The Botany Of Blue (August)
Artist Books: Sequence, Image, & Time
Letterpress Printing 101: Introduction to Letterpress

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Kristin Smith

Member

Kristin completed a Master of Design (MDES) at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in 2020. She is a graphic designer, maker, writer, illustrator & collaborator practicing in Chicago. She particularly enjoys analog print processes & bookmaking. Please reach out with any inquiries or to discuss projects or collaborations!

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

kristinsmith.cc/

Sondwerk

Member

Sondwerk is a Chicago-based, multi-disciplinary creative werkshop dedicated to promoting peace through art, experiences, and collective action.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.sondwerk.co

Meredith Stein

Meredith Stein, also known as MuddaGoose, is a visual artist, rapper and young creative from Chicago, IL. She recently graduated from New York University where she concentrated in Creative Marketing and minored in Studio Art. She is fascinated with cities, behavior and how culture is influence by urban environment. Her interests include branding, visual communication, digital marketing, product design, event-based marketing, merchandise, screen printing, and life-long learning.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Raychel Steinbach

Current Location Press

Raychel Steinbach received her BFA in Printmaking, Papermaking, and Book Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2009. Raychel is the printer-designer behind Current Location Press and focuses on handset type combined with carved blocks inspired by nature and community. She has apprenticed with several shops across the Midwest to hone her skills in letterpress printing and typesetting, most notably with Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press. She has previously been the 2016 Printing Apprentice at Spudnik Press, Chicago; 2015 Windgate Resident Project Manager at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Wisconsin; 2015 recipient of the Green Initiative Award at the U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand; 2014 Artist in Residence at ComPeung, Northern Thailand; 2009 Collegiate Fellow at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts; and a teaching artist at Silverwood Park, Minnesota.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.CurrentLocationPress.com

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Patti Swanson

Patti Swanson is a historian, educator, and artist living in Chicago, Illinois. Raised near Austin, Texas, Patti came to Chicago in 2011 to pursue a degree in art history at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and stayed for the city’s rich history, friendly people, and balmy winters.

Patti is the creator, chief guide, and Executive Director of Chicago for Chicagoans, a nonprofit offering neighborhood history tours. She is also a tradeswoman and multidisciplinary artist interested in the overlap between the city & the book arts. Her artwork focuses on community activism, memory, place, and the accessibility of the arts. .

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.pattijeanswanson.com/

Hope Wang

Hope Wang is a Chicago-based artist working in painting, print, photography, and weaving. In her work, she examines how the dissonance of representation of architecture and its illusion gesture toward displacement in the same way bodies wander through and occupy space. She received her BFA (2018) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has shown in group exhibitions including Chicago Art Department, Gallery No One, Womanmade Gallery, Sullivan Galleries, and LVL3 Gallery.

Recent Shows:

Where We Meet is a group exhibition featuring Hope Wang, Sydnie Jimenez and Frederique Jean who will explore the expansion of craft and sculpture through themes of abstraction, representation and materiality. The show is meant to disrupt space to investigate what does it mean to enter space, or interacts with one another in spaces? How does art interact with culture and memory? How do we understand the spaces between these interactions? What happens when space and people meet? Can agency exist within art that centers marginalized narratives, their perception of the world, and themselves?

Friend is an interdisciplinary artist-run space that exists to provide affordable studio space and to remove barriers to accessing art programming. Where We Meet is their inaugural exhibition. The show will be up through September 22, 2019.

Images: Detail of face prostrate, temples kissing the baked facade by Hope Wang; Detail of a bloated sky flickers like the lazy fan by Hope Wang; Installation photograph of the exhibition

Ignition Project Space’s window gallery features throwing a short glance in the sliver between the glass barred against the warm air, a series of hand-woven illusions by Hope Wang. She draws from imagery surrounding store fronts that have a provisional quality – whether from business turnover, rental transition, or construction. These weavings depict reflections of pedestrians and shuttered spaces, suggested through motifs like blue tape, brown paper, plastic sheets, and spray painted plywood that bar the viewer’s access to the realities that exist beyond the surface. Traversing the line between image and object, the works question an initial understanding of material and perception.

Image: throwing a short glance in the sliver between the glass barred against the warm air by Hope Wang

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.hopewang.com/

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Christen Whitehouse

Maison Blanche

I am a stationery designer and illustrator with a focus on color, pattern and texture. I work mostly in the wedding world creating fine art wedding stationery for couples who are interested in non-traditional pieces that reflect their unique personalities. I also create custom illustrations and prefer to work in a loose whimsical style.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

www.maisonblanchelettering.com

Don Widmer

Don Widmer is a book and paper artist who uses hand papermaking, relief printing, and bookbinding (separately or in combination) to create unique works of art. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Arts program, Don launched his paper arts business, Lion of Bali, which exhibits at numerous arts and craft fairs throughout the Midwest. Much of his work is inspired by travel and his background in ethnomusicology. Don primarily uses a technique called pulp painting to create his handmade paper artworks, particularly his images of urban architecture. He has had several residencies at Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Don has recently set up his papermaking studio in Skokie, Illinois.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

dwidmer.com

Classes by this Artist:

Papermaking

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George Wilson

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions