Flatfile Friday —————————————————
with Scott Kiefer
Welcome to CPC's newly designed e-letter and 17th iteration of Flatfile Friday!

On the third Friday of each month, CPC's very own Flat Phil gives you a peek into the drawers and other hidden places to discover amazing work by gallery artists that you can buy. This week he found himself happily lost in a forest full of Scott Kiefer's richly detailed etchings, linocuts and monotypes. Enjoy!

Scott Kiefer is a Michigan-based printmaker, working primarily in intaglio etching, aquatint, and monotype. CPC has shown and sold his beautiful work for over 20 years.
Hillside, etching & aquatint, 11 x 14 inches (plate), $140
Horned Owl, etching & aquatint, 4 x 5 inches (plate), $65
Left: Low Land, etching & aquatint, 4 x 5 inches (plate), $60
Right: Maine Coon, etching & aquatint, 4 x 5 inches (plate), $75
I began producing etchings at Triton College in River Grove Illinois in the mid 1980’s. I aim to capture the essence of isolated wooded scenes deep in the forest, rendering the texture and pattern of trees and roots and passageways in all their beauty. My hope is to take the viewer out of their everyday routine and transport them into the peaceful world of wild nature, with few traces of human life. I also apply this approach to Cityscapes and Animal subjects. - Scott Kiefer
Winter Sleep, etching & aquatint, 8 x 5 inches (plate), $75
My Intaglio limited edition prints use a combination of line etching, aquatint, and dry point
applied to a zinc plate. I use very stiff ink along with a rag wiping technique that retains plate tone, which I can manipulate to control the highlights of the plate while leaving other parts of the printed image darker. This results in a rich quality of light and atmosphere for each finished print. I spend many hours working on the printing plate. The use of a magnifying glass assures the capture of every detail. -Scott Kiefer

Scott Kiefer
Scott Kiefer
Left: Alex, Linocut, 7 x 8 inches, $70
Right: Door Way, Linocut, 5 x 5 inches, $65
Scott Kiefer
Winter Willows, etching & aquatint, 5 x 6 inches (plate), $65
Left: Snowy Owl, etching, 6 x 4 inches, $65
Right: Window Cat, etching, 12.5 x 10 inches, $110
Scott Kiefer
Pine Forest, etching & aquatint, 5 x 8 inches (plate), $75
Scott Kiefer
Night Spot, etching & aquatint, 3 x 5 inches, $70
Scott Kiefer
Two Horses, etching & aquatint, 5 x 8 inches, $75
Scott Kiefer
Old Alleyway, etching & aquatint, 10 x 8 inches (plate), $110
Scott Kiefer
Red Trees, etching & relief, 17 x 14 inches, $160
Scott Kiefer
At this time, with things at a stand still, I
sit back and reflect on my past creative efforts and see that my realistic art
has enhanced so many lives. I hope that my work inspires one to contemplate past feelings of better times, as well as spark early memories.
- Scott Kiefer
Scott Kiefer
Left: Night Alley, etching & aquatint, 5 x 4 inches, $60
Right: Morning Mist, etching & aquatint, 3 x 5 in, $50
Below: Destination, drypoint, 7 x 9 inches, $65
Scott Kiefer
Scott Kiefer
County Road M, etching & aquatint, 8 x 10 inches (plate), $100
Scott Kiefer
Print Shop, monotype 19 x 11 inches (plate), $120
Scott Kiefer
Morning Bus, monotype, 19 x 11 inches (plate), $120
Scott Kiefer
Midwest Sky, etching & aquatint, 8 x 10 inches (plate), $100
Scott Kiefer
Oak Trunks, linocut, 11 x 9 inches (plate), $95
If you would like to purchase one or more of Scott's prints, please email the studio and we will arrange payment and shipping (add around $20 - $30 for USPS domestic depending on size). The CPC accepts credit card, cash, check or PayPal. The gallery is now open by appointment only, and we offer free, convenient, sanitary curbside pickup on most afternoons (also by appointment). 

FLATFILE FRIDAY will continue to come to your inbox on the third Friday of each month. The feature has been so popular that we've decided to just make it a regular thing. Plus, ALL of our FF Features are now ARCHIVED 
on our website, where you can browse for prints at your convenience while we continue to fill orders and ship work out. If you missed or would like to revisit our past FFFs (Flatfile Friday Features), you can check them out:
Scott Kiefer
Online Classes ————————————————
Due to high demand, and the uncertainties of the pandemic, we'll be rolling out new online courses in the next weeks and throughout the fall for those who just really like learning from the comforts of home while petting the dog.

For our online classes, we've devised supply lists with some alternative options wherever possible, so that you can stay on budget while improvising with materials found around the house. We've also heavily discounted the courses to make them more accessible to all. All courses are taught through live, weekly Zoom meetings and supplemental recorded demo videos. Get creative with us at home, from anywhere on the globe!
6 weeks | Sundays, September 20 - October 25, 2020 | 1-4pm | Cost: $215

Had enough of waiting around, wondering where to direct your creative energy? Wonder no more - sign up for Relief Printmaking Online! In this course, you will learn to make relief prints start to finish, from preparing imagery to cutting the block and printing. Perhaps the most accessible of print processes, relief can be done from the safety of your home. We can't return to the print shop yet but that won't stop us from printmaking! Classes will be taught in weekly live Zoom meetings and will be supplemented with recorded demo videos. A materials list will be provided via email upon registration.
bookbinding Megan Sterling
Bookbinding Basics at Home with Megan Sterling
4 weeks | Tuesdays, October 6 - 27, 2020 | 6-9pm | Cost: $150

This exciting online class is for anyone who's been curious about hand-creating their own books and wants to be able to do it at home. We take you through the basics to make a variety of hand-made book structures of your own that can be used as journals, notebooks or turned into artists' books. We will discuss tools and materials such as adhesives, book cloth, board, and paper types as well as techniques such as folding, sewing and gluing. Students will explore different types of stitches and basic structures, coming away with several of their own sample books that are ready to use including pamphlet stitches, accordion books, Japanese side-stitch and more! Classes will be taught in weekly live Zoom meetings and will be supplemented with recorded demo videos as needed. A materials list will be provided via email upon registration.
#PrintmakersAgainstRacism ———————
We have joined printmakers all over the world in a global art sale to support the fight against systemic racial injustice. 100% of sales from our BLM, Silence is Violence, and Printmakers Roll w the Revolution prints will benefit the following organizations:

BLM Chicago
The Chicago Community Bond Fund
Brave Space Alliance
Campaign Zero
My Block-My Hood-My City 

These hand printed posters are suitable for protest or window display in homes, organizations and businesses. You may also download and print them out for free digitally. Scroll down for pdf's.

To purchase BLM screen prints ($25), Silence is Violence ($20), or Printmakers Roll with the Revolution woodcuts ($50), please email us to arrange payment and schedule a curbside pickup. Big thanks to so many of you who have purchased posters, and for also supporting the work of artists of color. CPC has already donated $1975 so far from sales to the above organizations fighting for racial justice. Please follow @printmakingasresistance on Instagram! Other great instafeeds we are watching: @prettyininkpress, @dugoodpress, @tanekeyaword, @blackwomenofprint, @latoyahobbs, @blackboxpress..... check them out.

The CPC studio is prioritizing programming to address systemic racism and the general lack of diversity within the printmaking community. A new residency open to women and trans individuals of color is underway and will be formally announced in September. 

The CPC celebrates printmaking as a form of resistance, and is seeking partnerships with other organizations that champion current movements and educate young people. We are very much looking forward to working with Embarc this fall to provide virtual learning experiences for low-income high school students.

If you missed our email featuring the work of Amos P. Kennedy Jr.Steve PrinceAaron Coleman, and Stephen Wiggins, it is now ARCHIVED so you can revisit it any time, or just click on their names here to visit their websites. 
protest poster
Printmakers Roll with the Revolution, Woodcut, 16 x 12 inches, $50
Support the Studio ————————————
While we remain closed to the general public, purchase a gift card to help us stay afloat! These certificates can be applied towards classes, print purchases, work sessions, membership, and a myriad of other CPC services. Upon purchasing, you will receive a printable gift card within 24 hours (or it will be emailed to whomever you wish). There is a very small processing fee, but you can enter any amount. Easy peasy. Thank you!

In the Gallery ——————————————
The CPC Gallery is now open by appointment! Visitors are required to wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the workshop.

The 30 Artists/30 Years exhibition can be viewed either in person or ONLINE, where you can purchase work while sporting your most comfortable loungewear.
Artemio Rodriguez
Artemio Rodriguez, Supermuerto, Screenprint, 39 x 20.5 inches, $600
Sanya Glisic, Grasshopper, screen print, 21 x 27 inches, $230
Karen Kunc, Marais Edge, Woodcut, etching, and mixed media, 12 x 23 inches, $1500
Studio Available 9/1 ———————————
Dennis studio
Email us if you're interested in renting this private and lockable first floor studio space!


8 x 9 feet

24/7 printshop access

Natural, southern light

Kitchen, shower, rooftop deck on second floor
COVID-19 Updates ————————————
We are so excited to see our socially distanced, masked, resident and member artists back in the shop working the presses and giving the space a much-missed jolt of creative energy! For everyone's safety, studio time must be scheduled via the shared CPC Google calendar and only 2 artists may work in the main, front area of the shop at the same time, with an additional artist in the middle studio. The CPC is fully stocked with hand sanitizer, wipes, and disinfectant sprays for all work areas.

We continue to monitor Covid numbers in the city and believe we still have to make sacrifices in order to keep our community safe and healthy. With that in mind, we have made the decision to resume in-studio group classes in October. We will continue to host online classes throughout the fall. We are excited to announce that we will offer in-person private and semi-private classes in September in all media! Call or email the studio for more information.

To view work in the gallery, you can schedule a gallery appointment by emailing the studio. All visitors are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Those interested in purchasing work in the gallery online may still do so via Paypal or credit card by phone. Please email info@chicagoprintmakers.com to make arrangements. We offer either private, sanitary curbside pickup (free) or secure shipping ($25-$45 for domestic packages). 

Stay healthy, be safe, and spread some ink.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4912 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

Gallery Hours by Appointment
773-293-2070 | info@chicagoprintmakers.com