Sep 28, 2022

Cornelia Arts Building October Open House Presents New Artists in Remodeled Studios

Cornelia Arts Building October Open House 
Presents New Artists in Remodeled Studios
The Cornelia Art Building, at 1800 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago IL, announces their October Open Studios Event. On Friday October 21, from 6 - 10pm, and Saturday October 22, from 11 am - 3pm, the building opens its doors to the public. 
 
Studio Tiphanie Spencer

Studio Matt Nichols
Building on nearly four decades of fostering creativity, the Cornelia Arts Building is nearing completion on a multi year remodeling effort, with many new artist residents, extensively remodeled common spaces and studios, and more art than ever before.

 
Studio James Broughton

Artist Studio Kathy Trumbull Fimreite
Visitors to the Open House events can meet many of the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them. The Juried Guest Lobby artist is Dan Nelson, showing his joyful paintings and prints.


Guest Lobby Artist Dan Nelson "Indifference" 

Artist Jason Messinger "Date Night"
Visitors are invited to see one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. The extensive remodeling upgrades will more than double the studios from 40 to 85 when remodeling is complete. 
Artist Leonard Greco "Hadestown"

Artist Kean O'Brian
With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by the building artists, the events offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Currently over 70 local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, and much more.
Artist Kathy Weaver
 
Artist Sharon Swidler "Barcelona Rain"

Artist Jordan Scott "Serenity"

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available, and on neighborhood streets nearby. Events are free and open to the public.
Artist Sarah Boyle

Artist Eva Pluehs "Radient Rocks"

Cornelia Arts Building Fall Open Studios
Friday, October 21, 2022, 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11 am - 3 pm

The Cornelia Arts BuildingWhere Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood.
 
Event Page: 

Facebook Event - RSVP


 

 
 


Apr 24, 2022

Cornelia Arts Building May Open Studios Event - May 20 and 21

Cornelia Arts Building May Open Studios Two Day Event
On Friday May 20, 2022, from 6pm to 10pm, and Saturday May 21, 11am to 3pm, the artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Avenue in Chicago, invite the public to their May open house! Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios.

Photo credit Jordan Scott

The building has undergone extensive remodeling upgrades, and has welcomed many new artists into the building. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

Photo credit Lauralynn White

For thirty-six years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion.

Building artist Sarah Boyle with artwork

Over sixty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. 

Photo credit Duey Fimreite

Visitors to the May Open Studio can meet many of the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close in their working art studios, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them. Our guest artist in our remodeled lobby is John Thompson, who is exhibiting landscape and still life oil paintings on canvas. 

Guest artist John Thompson "Where to Call Me" Oil on canvas

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center.

Photo credit Lauralynn White

Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available in front parking lot, and on neighborhood streets nearby. Event is free and open to the public.  

Photo credit Jordan Scott

Cornelia Arts Building May Open Studios
Friday, May 20, 2022, 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11 am - 3 pm

The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood.


Building Website:
https://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com

Event Page: https://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/events/may-2022-open-studios/



Apr 18, 2022

"Wildering" Basia Krol at Eat Paint Studio, May 7 - June 11, Reception May 7, 2022

Former Chicago Artist Basia Krol returns to the city with her new solo show painting exhibition at Eat Paint Studio. "Wildering" opens to the public Saturday, May 7, and continues through June 11, 2022. An opening reception will take place at the gallery on Saturday, May 7, from 6 to 9 PM

Burnt Prairie, oil, metal leaf, on linen, 33" x 34"

For artist Basia Krol, Wildering describes a re-awakening of self-identity through active observation of nature. Painted largely during the pandemic, Krol finds a grounding connection in the landscape of Central Illinois. 

Winter Steam, oil, gold leaf on linen, 32"x32" 

In the midst of uncertainty and loss, scenes from Indiana Dunes Park and Woodland View farm, the site of a vast prairie restoration, Krol's expressive paintings invite us to share a journey toward personal freedom and spiritual renewal.

She's A Mighty Tree, oil, gold leaf, on panel, 48" x 36"   

Eat Paint Studio is located at 5036 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), close to public transportation and metered parking. Chicago artist Emily Rapport opened the gallery in 2018 with an aim toward combining her studio practice with a public exhibit space. The gallery mission is to engage people in the art-making process and, through exhibitions in its storefront gallery, to integrate art into daily lived experience. Learn more at: https://eatpaintstudio.com
 
Artist Basia Krol
 
Wildering - Paintings by Basia Krol
Eat Paint Gallery
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Reception: Saturday May 7, 6 -9 PM
Show Runs: May 7 - June 11, 2022
Hours vary: see website to schedule visit  
 



Mar 8, 2022

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios: Fri Mar 25, Sat Mar 26

 

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios - Two Day Event

On Friday March 25, 2022, from 6pm to 10pm, and Saturday March 26, 11am to 3pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Avenue in Chicago, invite the public to their first open house of the new year! Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. The building has undergone extensive remodeling upgrades, and has welcomed many new artists into the building. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by the building artists, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Image by Jordan Scott
For thirty-six years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. Over fifty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. Visitors to the Open House can meet many of the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them. Our special March Guest Artist is the abstract watercolor painter Victoria Slone, who will be sharing her unique work in our newly remodeled front lobby.

"Blinding" by Victoria Sloan

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available in parking lot out front, and on neighborhood streets nearby. Event is free and open to the public.

Image by Jordan Scott

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
Friday, March 25, 2022, 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11 am - 3 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL

Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood


Building Website: corneliaartsbuilding.com





Feb 21, 2022

Guest Artists Jury Open - Cornelia Arts Building Spring 2022 Open Studios

Guest Artists Jury Open
Cornelia Arts Building
Spring 2022 Open Studios 
 
The Cornelia Arts Building is now accepting applications for juried guest artists to show and to sell their artwork during our 2022 Two-day Spring Open Studio Events:
MARCH Open Studios :
Friday March 25 6-10pm AND 
Saturday March 26, 11am-3pm
 
MAY Open Studios :
Friday May 20, 6-10pm AND 
Saturday May 21, 11am-3pm
 
The building offers a premium front lobby space in their newly remodeled building, where artists can present work and sell directly to the public. 
FINE ART artists can apply to March and/or May date.
If artist is accepted, artist pays a non-refundable fee of $250, but handles and keeps 100% of all their sales.
 
DEADLINES TO APPLY
• March Show: Apply by March 1
• May show: Apply by April 25
 
BUILDING
• The building, at 1800 West Cornelia, sits at the border between three Chicago neighborhoods: West Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center.
• The all-working-studios of artists and artisans building has been hosting open studio events for three decades.
• Open studio events feature many of the resident artists and artisans in the building.
• Past open studio events regularly received from 300 - 800 visitors
• The building has recently been extensively remodeled and has new hallway lighting and walls and many new studios.
• All current Chicago COVID19 restrictions are in place. Currently that includes masks required inside.
 

FRONT LOBBY SPACE
• $250 for the two day event - includes three walls: a 12' wide wall as you come in the front lobby, and two walls forming an L in front lobby that are 8’ 5” wide and 8' 6” wide respectively.
• Shows are Friday night from 6-10pm AND Saturday from 11am - 3pm
• Artists handle and keep 100% of their sales.
• Artists may only use L-style picture hanging hooks with thin nails. Artist may only use removable putty-style poster adhesive for labels and signage, no tape or adhesive labels.
 
PROMOTION AND MARKETING
• Open Studios are heavily promoted through on-line sources, social media, and through the building's and the resident artist's extensive lists.
• Selected Artist’s name will be listed on most on-line listings.
• Selected Artist can receive digital images to help promote, as well as links to social media. 
 
TO APPLY
• Please put "GUEST ARTIST JURY" in the Subject line of email message to  JasonMessingerArt@gmail.com
• Indicate which month(s) you would like to be considered for.
• Artists can apply to more than one month - which may increase your likelihood of being selected.
• Include a link from your web site of the art work you'd like to show, with price ranges and dimensions.
• [Note: if you don not have a web site please send representative images of your work with dimensions, medium, and pricing for each.]
• Artists are juried based on the quality of their work, and their comparison to the building's other resident artists in both pricing and professionalism.
• If accepted, the artist’s fee is due in ONE WEEK from acceptance letter without exception, to ensure accurate listings.
 
DEADLINES TO APPLY
• March Show: Apply by March 1
• May show: Apply by April 25
• See CorneliaArtsBuilding.com for more information on the building.

Jan 15, 2022

Where Art Works: Artist talk, closing reception, online ordering, print catalog


Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking
Artist Talk Saturday Jan 15, 6-7PM 
Closing reception Saturday Jan 22, 12-5pm 
On Line Ordering available
Print Catalog now available
Installation views of "Where Art Works" at Eat Paint Studio through Jan 22, 2022. Sixteen artists whose studios are located at The Cornelia Arts Building on view, including: Nelson Armour, Doug Birkenheuer, Sara Boyle, Katherine Drake-Chial, Doug Frohman, Beth Kahmi, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Madeline Shea, Tiphanie Spencer, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Sharon Swidler, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Kathy Weaver, and Eric Weinstein.

“Where art works,” alludes to the fact that although an artist’s studio practice may be unseen, creative work is an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods and our local economy. Read more about the show here »

 

Gallery Hours

Friday and Saturday, 12 – 5PM
and by appointment.
 
Contact emily@eatpaintstudio.com to schedule a private viewing the final week to see the show - or if you have any questions about the work, the artists, etc.

Limited Capacity and Safety Protocols

As per Chicago's latest recommendations, masks are required of our patrons age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. All gallery staff are vaccinated.

Parking and Transportation

Metered street parking available. We are close to Western, Foster, Lincoln, and Lawrence bus routes. The Western brown line station is about a 5-10 min walk south from the gallery.

Please note: gallery will close a little early on 1/15 in preparation for Zoom talk, will be open from 12 to 4:30 PM. 

Please join a virtual conversation with the current exhibiting artists - they'll talk about the artists work, sustaining a studio practice, and the role of the artist and art within a larger community/city/world. Your questions are encouraged. If you can't make it, this event will be recorded and available online at a later date.

  • When: Saturday, January 15, 6-7PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Free!

Register for the Artist Talk


SHOP THE GALLERY

Shop ALL the artwork from "Where Art Works." 

View and purchase in the online shop here. 

Preorder the "Where Art Works" Exhibit Catalog

Includes all images from the exhibition along with artist bios. All printed book orders include download link for high resolution PDF and eBook. Full color, 40 pages, magazine style (8.5×11in). Currently in production, expected ship date is mid-late January.
View sample pages and preorder




Dec 10, 2021

WHERE ART WORKS Reception Dec. 17, 2021

Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking

Sixteen artists whose studios are located at the Cornelia Arts Building in Roscoe Village will participate in a group exhibition at Eat Paint Studio, December 17, 2021 - January 22, 2022. “Where art works,” alludes to the fact that although an artist’s studio practice is unseen, creative work is an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods and our local economy. An opening reception will take place on Friday, December 17, from - 6-9PM.

The artists on view in “Where Art Works,” include Nelson Armour, Doug Birkenheuer, Sara Boyle, Katherine Drake-Chial, Doug Frohman, Beth Kahmi, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Madeline Shea, Tiphanie Spencer, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Sharon Swidler, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Kathy Weaver, and Eric Weinstein. Working in a range of mediums, and at different points in their careers, this group show highlights the importance of supporting working artists through affordable studio space and professional community.


In addition to maintaining their private art practices at The Cornelia Arts Building, each of these artists participates in the larger Chicago community through teaching, public art projects, lectures, coordinating group exhibitions and art experiences, open studio events, and other professional creative practices. Being an artist requires entrepreneurial skills but, unlike operating a small business, commercial activity is not the end goal in the studio. Rather, the artist’s studio is a third place -- a space to experiment and discover, to envision the future, and to manifest connections.


According to 2020 data, approximately 70,000 artists live and work in Illinois, contributing to the development of a diverse cultural experience for residents and tourists. These individual artists and groups form a network of tributaries that feed our creative economy, provide jobs, sustain local businesses and make the city a desirable place to live and work. 


The Cornelia Arts Building has provided studio space for working artists to develop their work since 1986. Since 2010, The Cornelia Arts Building has become renowned for hosting festive, quarterly open houses, providing neighbors a chance to explore working artist studios and to meet artists in an informal atmosphere. They also offer exhibition space for guest artists during these events, allowing emerging artists to expand their audiences and gain professional experience. Visitors can see studio work in progress, learn about the artist's processes, and connect to their own neighborhood on a deeper level. This creative placemaking has emerged organically through the efforts of a core group of building artists and has made the Cornelia Arts Building a Northside anchor. 


Eat Paint Studio is located at 5036 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), close to public transportation and metered parking. Chicago artist Emily Rapport opened the gallery in 2018 with an aim toward combining her studio practice with a public exhibit space. The gallery mission is to engage people in the art-making process and, through exhibitions in its storefront gallery, to integrate art into daily lived experience. 


Where Art Works:
 
Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking
Eat Paint Studio
5036 N Lincoln, Chicago
Dec 17 2021 - Jan 22 2022
Opening Reception
Friday Dec 17, 6 - 9 pm 
 

 


Oct 25, 2021

Cornelia Arts Building Nov 5 Open House, 2021

On Friday November 5th, 2021, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Ave. in Chicago, invite the public to their first and only open house of the year. After an 18 month hiatus, the artists are pleased to finally host an open house again. Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. The building has undergone the first stage of extensive remodeling, and has welcomed many new artists into the building. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by the building artists, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

Artist studio of Tiffany Stronsky

For thirty-five years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. Over fifty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.

Artist studio of James Broughton

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available in parking lot out front, and on neighborhood streets nearby. Event is free and open to the public.

Artist studio of Eric Weinstein
 
The event will follow all current Covid-19 mitigating efforts mandated by the city during the date of the event.   
Masks are required (over nose and mouth) by everyone at all times throughout the building.  
Proof of vaccination may be requested. 
No food or drink will be offered in studios.
We want the CAB Open Studios event to be safe for our guests and artists, so your cooperation is appreciated in following these COVID guidelines.
 
Artist Studio of Jason Messinger

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
Friday, Nov. 5th, 2021, 6 pm - 10 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL

Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood

Building Website: http://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/
Event Page: https://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/events/fall-2021-open-studios 
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/4628457807205492/

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