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Monday, March 27, 2017
Amdur Productions>Brushstrokes Special Edition (Illinois)
News and Updates On All Things Art
Chicago Art & Design Show Special Edition
SAVE THE DATE APRIL 8 & 9, 2017
The show features 100 juried artists in the huge Expo Hall at Navy Pier. Artists will be displaying and selling their work: paintings, sculpture, photographs, jewelry, wearables and more. What makes this show unique
is that the artists themselves will be showing their work directly to
the public. Artists will discuss their work and techniques throughout
Hours: 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Parking at the Pier is easy! Or have a car drop you off at the east drive.
Additional Info: An onsite show café is the place to stop and recharge... sandwiches, beer, wine and more.
Abstract painter known for his luscious use of color in his contemporary pieces.
Figurative sculptor focusing on modern lyrical forms.
Contemporary painter using a cubist foundation for his pieces. Widely collected.
Pointalist painter of well known icons from sports and pop culture.
contemporary photographs combining multiple images to create surrealist
images. Wampler will also have collector editions of her boxed book
"Still Life" available for sale (see details below).
Designer and jewelry maker Widman is known for her delicate modern work in gold and precious gems.
Well known sculptor, working in bronze and aluminum will debut new monumental work.
From Africa, Rujuwa hand carves stone into contemporary masterpieces.
Be the First One There and Get a Free Poster!
The first 100 people who attend each day will receive a free commemorative show poster.
Saturday's poster features the art of photographer Jacob Sieg who
combines historical photos with present day images to show Chicago's
skyline and lake front in a dual image. Jacob will gladly sign posters
in his booth.
Sunday's poster features the art ofKarina Llergo from her series called Immersion. A woman appears to be floating in water. Llergo will sign posters in her booth at the show.
Steven L. Amdur Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award to...
Amdur Productions will be honoring Val Mazzenga with a special award created, designed, and made by
Chicago Art & Design Show Artist Bruce Niemi.
Debut of Art Lover's Club
You are also cordially invited to a free annual membership in the Art Lover's Club and Lounge. Special benefits vary be festival. Please stop by the Lounge at the show.
A Special Gift For You...
Meet our Artist in Residence... Michael Imes!
Imes, nationally reknowned ceramic sculptor will be the Artist In
Residence at the show. Michael will be working on his large scuclptures
throughout the show.
More on the Art...
Sculpture and 3D Artists Include:
Pate de Verre Combined with Electroplated Copper
Keith Clayton Pate de Verre Combined with Electroplated Copper
Functional and Non Functional Glass Art
Art You Can Wear...
Hand crocheted scarves
Hand Beaded Jewelry
Dana & Dan Novakovich
Hand stiched leather purses
Jewelry Made with Industrial and Automotive Parts
Kevin & Suzette Hallman
Handmade Metal Jewelry
Stacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita
Hand stitched scarves
Handmade Metal Jewelry
See Live Art Demonstrations from...
Dorothy Bury Shaw will be creating one of her masterpieces at her booth! Watch her pieces be made right in front of your eyes.
Louise Cutler will be talking about and demonstrating the process of gilding. What's gilding? See Louise and find out!
Learn different ways to wear handmade knitted scarves from Lioubov Ermolova!
Bradley Parrish will be showing one of his current oil paintings on linen.
Robin Samiljan will be creating an encaustic painting and answering questions about the process.
We are Lions will be painting portraits on site! Stop by for your portrait.
Artist Book Signing from... Sondra Wampler
Purchase her limited addition art book and get the book signed by Sondra at the show for a special show discount!
Stop by their booths for news and promotional offers!
JOIN THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
We invite interested community members who love art festivals to apply for a position on our Community Advisory Board.
There will be two meetings a year, in Highland Park, scheduled for
spring and fall. People who love art and have ideas are invited to
apply. There is not a financial commitment, only the requirement to
bring your ideas and to respond to ideas presented.
apply, please email Caitlin@AmdurProductions.com with your name,
address, and a brief statement of why you should be on the Community
YOUR OPINION MATTERS
Be a pART of deciding our 2017 advertising campaign!
Register Now: FREE Art Fest Boot Camp for Artists with Guest Speaker Amy Amdur
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois
Join us for a special FREE admission
Workshop that will cover key topics for Artists' success at Art
Festivals. Amy will lead an overview session where she will cover winning displays, how to promote yourself, the Art of Selling, and participation exercises.
Give the gift of art! Art Bucks are good towards
the purchase of any art and any of the 2017 Amdur Productions Art
Festival. Buy them now to use this spring, summer, fall and winter!
Art Bucks are great for anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, thank you gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, just because, ANY occasion!
ARTISTS: BE SOCIAL! IT PAYS OFF PART 2
by Caitlin Pfleger
Before a Festival on Facebook:
the event on Facebook. Then click "Interested" in going to that
event. Then you can click that you are "Going" to the event.
Once you click "Going" to the event (shown on the right), then click share and invite your friends on Facebook.
week leading up to the event, share the event once a day, making
sure to use the same hashtag(s) for the event as the promoter
(Example: #ChicagoArtandDesignShow). Include the web site of the
event to get additional info your customer might need.
The week leading up to the event, post pictures of work you will be bringing to the event.
day of set-up, keep posting! You might think it's boring, but it
will keep your customers intrigued and engaged.
Post at least once each morning of the festival, including a picture or video, if possible.
During the event, if someone buys a piece, ask to take their picture with you and post it!
the event, send a quick Thank You post out. Make it fun!
Graphics, images, and videos are always read more and liked more.
important to always include the same hashtag(s) of the event that the
promoter uses and the website for more info in every post.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: NEW SHOW AT RAVINIA FESTIVAL IN HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS
Israeli Art Makers: JUF's Solidarity Day at Ravinia May 7
The world famous RAVINIA FESTIVAL in Highland Park, IL thirty minutes north of Chicago will be the site of JUF's Solidarity Day this May and will feature a very special Israeli made and themed market featuring arts and products. The
day will also feature the annual Walk, concert, food and much more.
Crowds of 6,000-8,000 are expected. Convenient on site parking is easy
and free. Only $75 for a 10 x 10 space. Artists or their reps are invited to participate.
To reserve your space contact Caitlin at Caitlin@AmdurProductions.com.
The following categories are sought and invited:
Israeli made judaica..mezzuzahs, kiddush cups, menorahs, candle sticks and more
Israeli made art by Israeli artists...paintings, sculpture, wearables, etc.
Israeli made beauty products, creams and lotions.
Israeli made jewelry..from fun and frivolous to shiny and sparkly.
Israeli made wearables...kippahs, tshirts, tallit, challah covers, aprons and more.
Israeli made toys, children's items, books
ARTISTS: SELL YOUR ART 365 DAYS A YEAR ON ARTZIPPER!
Amdur Productions proudly launches ArtZipper.com.
an online marketplace where you can find unique, hand crafted pieces
from up-and-coming artists to fit every space and style. Open to the
public Spring 2017.
Artists can sign up NOW, risk free without any membership or monthly dues.
IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR ARTISTS
NOW: Notifications of Application Statuses Available
March 17, 2017: Registration & Payment Due
ABOUT AMDUR PRODUCTIONS
For more than thirty years, Amdur Productions has
crafted and curated a selection of the country's most prestigious juried
art festivals, including the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Gold
Coast Art Fair, and Port Clinton Art Festival. Founded by Amy Amdur in
1983, Amdur Productions attracts thousands of guests to explore and
enjoy a showcase of artists' work in a fun environment. Several of Amdur
Productions' festivals have been selected as Sunshine Artist magazine's
top 100 best fine art and design shows, with the Port Clinton Art
Festival being #6.
In addition to festivals, Amdur
Productions produces city-wide food, music, holiday and special events
of all kinds. For more information, please visit amdurproductions.com.
At Amdur Prouctions & ArtZipper.com we believe:
Art enriches life.
Art is our passion.
Art feeds the soul.
Art inspires the world.
Art opens minds.
Art makes our world richer.
Amdur Productions, Inc., PO Box 550, Highland Park, IL 60035