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Next Open House: Friday, May 10 • 6-10pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This holiday season savvy art lovers won’t want to miss the 25th Annual Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Show & Sale which showcases original art and hand-made gifts in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. This juried event features artists and artisans in all mediums, from soap to sculpture, perfect for holiday shopping.
The Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Show will feature a wide variety of fine art mediums including paintings, drawings, ceramic mural tiles, printmaking, and sculpture. Hand-made fine crafts will include fiber arts, ceramics, glass, jewelry in a wide range of styles, hand-made goat’s milk soap and ornaments. Perfect gifts for giving, or for giving to yourself.
“We work hard every year to produce a show with a great range of media, artistic expression, and price points,” says artist and co-chair Judy Zeddies. “The items in this show will make fabulous gifts for almost anyone’s budget,” adds metalsmith and co-chair Pam Robinson. “Plus many of the artists are new to this event, so that makes it more exciting for our repeat patrons.”
The Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Show & Sale and sale takes place at the Cornelia Arts Building, located at 1800 W. Cornelia. It is located west of the Metra tracks on Ravenswood, one block south of Addison and two blocks east of Damen, and a short two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line train stop. There is an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, November 30th, from 6 to 9 PM. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday, December 1st & 2nd, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free.
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25th Annual Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Show & Sale
Cornelia Arts Building, 1800 W. Cornelia, Chicago, IL
Free opening reception on Friday, Nov. 30th, 6 - 9 PM.
Show continues Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1st & 2nd, 11 - 5 PM.
Judy Zeddies (773) 580-7032
Pam Robinson (773) 883-9194
Location and Directions
The Cornelia Arts Building, 1800 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657, USA, is located on the northwest corner of Cornelia and Ravenswood Avenues, one block south of Addison Street, two blocks east of Damen Avenue, one block west of Lincoln Avenue and three blocks north of Belmont. The entrance is on the Ravenswood Avenue (east) side of the building.
There is plenty of street parking for cars plus a few spaces on the property in our own parking lot. You can also reach us by taking the CTA Ravenswood "L" Brown Line to the Addison Street stop. From there, walk 1/2 block east to Ravenswood and go south (right) two more blocks. View map »
For Press & Media
High resolution images of participating artists' works are available upon request.
The Cornelia Arts Building - Where Art Works.
Join us for our annual Pre-Holiday November Open Studios...
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Free and open to the public.
Continuing the celebration of 25 years in operation, the Cornelia Arts Building hosts it’s Third Annual Pre-Holiday November Open Studios - featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, tile murals, prints, drawings, textiles, ceramics, and other unique gifts.
The Cornelia Arts Building is one of the largest all-artist-studio buildings on Chicago's Northside, straddling the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and Ravenswood/North Center. Take this unique opportunity to visit artists on two full floors of working artist studios in this former ice-house. Over 45 local artists and artisans work here. Enjoy the new interior building improvements, and two special featured hallway guest artist exhibitions: Paul Callahan and Randy Darnell.
Over thirty resident and guest artists are involved in this unique event, including:
Doug Birkenheuer, Jeff Bryner, Paul Callahan, Nancy Charak, Katherine Chial, Randy Darnell, Tor Dettwiler, Beth Kahmi, Reed Kirst, Basia Krol, Jason Messinger, Greg Milne, Ahavani Mullen, Matt Nichols, James Parenti, Darrell Roberts, Randi Russo, Judy Schumacher, Susanne Siegel, Scott Simons, Keith Sklar, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Fraser Taylor, Eric Weinstein, Joey Wozniak, and more!
Summer 2012 Open House
With this, the last open-house until October, help us continue celebrating 25 years in the only all-artist building on the Northside of Chicago! Come see what the 40+ artists of the Cornelia Arts Building have been working in two full floors of working artist studios, and special hallway guest artwork exhibitions.
Featuring Work By:
Doug Birkenheuer • Jason Messinger • Jeff Bryner • Joan Minsky • Jonathan Cernak • Ahavani Mullen • Nancy Charak • Jans Pasma • Katherine Chial • Darell Roberts • Tor Dettwiler • Judy Schumacher • Doug Frohman • Susanne Siegel • Lauren Harlowe • Scott Simons • Beth Kamhi • Jeremiah Ketner • Kevin Swallow • Reed Kirst • Eric Weinstein • Basia Krol • Joey Woznaik • Alley Maranto • Leo Kogan • Emily Rapport
Special French Music guests Flon Flon Et Musette will set the musical tone for this delightful evening. Free and open to the general public.
Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Tile Murals, Printmaking, Drawings, Textile Arts, Ceramics, and other unique gifts.
The annual Spring Open House: Friday, March 23, 2012
Join over 40 local artists in their open studios and peruse NEW work, enjoy refreshments and relax after a hard week at the office. All events are FREE so bring your friends and see Where Art Works.
The 24th annual Holiday Show at Cornelia - voted BEST Holiday art show by Chicago's NewCity readers
Featuring arts and crafts by local artists and artisans. GIVE ART and support local artists (and the local economy) this holiday season!
Fall Friday Open House & Exhibition
Featuring the open studios of approximately 40 local artists the Cornelia Arts Building provides a truly unique experience of the art-making process.
The Cornelia Arts Building will be open Friday, November 18, 6-10pm. Please, join us for our family friendly open house!
October is Chicago Artists' Month and we are proud to participate in the 16th CAM event: Artful Networks.
The Cornelia Arts Building is a major venue during Chicago Artists' Month and the 10th Annual Ravenswood Arts Tour (Find us on the RAW map, we are venue #38!) . Featuring the open studios of approximately 40 local artists the Cornelia Arts Building provides a truly unique experience of the art-making process.
CAM 2011 Theme: Artful Networks
The 2011 theme, Artful Networks, explores the communities that nurture and inspire Chicago artists and their work. The people with whom artists choose to work can be supportive in encouraging creative growth, experimentation, dialogue among peers, and community building. Ranging from traditional residency programs to collaboratives to informal relationships, our communities impact the way we create, support, and appreciate art. Learn more about Chicago Artists' Month »
The annual Spring Open House is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6-10pm. Join our mailing list at left for timely exhibit announcements.
Featured on the May postcard is "Bikini Beach" by artist Kevin Swallow.
Doug Birkenheuer, Anthony Bowers, Jeff Bryner, Nancy Charak, Kelsi Crivaro, Tor Dettwiler, Doug Frohman, Lauren Harlowe, Beth Kamhi, Jeremiah Ketner, Reed Kirst, Alley Maranto, Teresa Matchett, Jason Messinger, Alisa Miller, Greg Milne, Ahavani Mullen, Matt Nichols, James Parenti, Emily Rapport, Judy Schumacher, Susanne Siegel, Scott Simons, Eric Steele, Kevin Swallow, Eric Weinstein, Joey Wozniak + musical guest Northbranch
You are Beauty, Saturday, February 5th, 2011
1-day only Valentine themed open house
Goddess Paintings by Melinda Gordon, Erotic Paintings by Joey Wozniak, '52 Pick Up' Erotic Collages and Watercolor Valentines by Jason Messinger plus painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more by Tor Dettwiler, Judy Lichtenstein, Beth Kahmi, Sandy Stannez, Sharon Burns, Alley Maranto, Judy Shumacher, Emily Rapport, James Parenti, Eric Weinstein, Reed Kirst, Kelsi Crivaro and more.
Images from our March 12th, 2010 Open House!