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“Elephants In The Trees” – Our Test Print Gallery Show At Rotofugi!

Hello friends!

We have some exciting news on the fine art front that we’ve been dying to share for over a year. And now the time has come!

The fantastic Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, IL is home to our new Gallery show of 16 hand silkscreened Test Prints / Monoprints as well as a brand new black & white silkscreen, monochromatic, oversized, 2-art-print-set. Our show, “Elephants In The Trees”, opens on Friday January 13,  2012. But don’t be scared, Friday the 13th is always a lucky day for Allison, she was born on one.

What’s a Test Print, aka a Monoprint? Glad you asked! It’s a form of absolutely one-of-a-kind printmaking. A great definition from Wikipedia:

“Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.  Monoprints may also involve elements that change, where the artist reworks the image in between impressions or after printing so that no two prints are absolutely identical.”

We’re absolutely thrilled, nervous, and excited all at once. Allison is almost always working on a tall stack of silkscreen Test Prints in the studio with each new print run. However, they rarely see the light of day publicly. Especially over the past year while she has been working on a suite of individual prints for this Gallery show in particular. And this is a first, with the debut not only of most of these absolutely one-of-a-kind monoprints but also of a new oversized 2-print set, (expertly printed by our friends at Delicious Design League). All prints on display will be for sale exclusively through the Rotofugi Gallery, both in person and online.

And here’s the thing, we can’t show you much before the Opening on Friday January 13th, 2012 BUT! You can totally sign up for the Rotofugi Gallery’s preview email list RIGHT HERE and get a beautiful eyeful of this (and any upcoming shows) special private preview and see the artwork for yourself before the general public. Trust us, this makes trying to buy original art and one-of-a-kind pieces far easier. ‘Cause once they are sold ‘cuz, they’re gone forevers.

Until then, here’s a little sneak-peek teaser of just a few of our 16 silkscreen printed, individual, one-of-a-kind Test Prints in the our upcoming show.

We hope to see you there on Friday, January the 13th at the opening reception!

Sneak-peek at just a few of our Monoprints to be shown at Rotofugi.

The Gallery Show Details

Elephants in the Trees: Silk Screen Monoprints & Art Prints by strawberryluna

  • Opening Reception at Rotofugi: Friday, January 13, 2011, 7-10PM
  • Rotofugi Exhibition Dates: January 13 – February 5, 2012
  • Rotofugi Location: 2780 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Rotofugi Phone: 773-868-3308
  • Google Map

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Renegade Holiday Craft Fair in Chicago!

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Ok, first off? We’re super stoked to be heading back to Chicago to participate in one of our favorite shows, the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale this coming weekend. And secondly? Hello? How adorable and rad is the illustration by Kate Sutton for the sale this year? I just love it, totally wintery and cozy all at once.

Anyhoo! We really are just thrilled Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale in Chicago again this year. We’ll be there vending with tons of new things and taking in the amazing talent of over 150 artists & crafters. So come on in out of the cold and say hello!

For more info, check the Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Holiday Sale <— page here. With over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft talents setting up shop,  holiday shoppers are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design + DIY spectacular!

And below are a couple of maps for you too. We’ll be vending from booth #96 in Gym #1 (naturally!), rocking right next to our super-friend Beth from RagTrader Vintage.

So please come and introduce yourself and share the holiday cheer, shop handmade and have a blast while being surrounded by fun, food, and creativity 🙂

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The Major Details:

When: December 4 + 5, 2010, from 11am – 7pm

Where: At the beautiful Pulaski Park Fieldhouse at 1419 W. Blackhawk, in Wicker Park.

Cost: Totally FREE!

What: Over 150 indie crafters & artists, all showing and selling their handmade work. PLUS DJs to keep your booty shaking, and amazing food + treats from local favorite restaurants including Flying SaucerMANA Food BarTipsyCake and Treat Restaurant! If you’re seeking Wintertime libations, our bar will be selling beer, wine and warm mulled-wine! And de sure to commemorate your trip to the Fair by getting your photo-snapped in the free-to-use photobooth provided by Magnolia Photobooth Co.!

Don’t forget to visit our special Renegade ornament-making workshop or our Welcome Station, where we’ll feature a free-to-enter raffle (prizes furnished by Chronicle BooksPaper Source +Uppercase), free issues of TimeOut Chicago + an extra-special Renegade Holiday photo-op!

We hope you’ll join us by hopping on the free-to-ride Renegade Holiday Trolley (click for more details) or by taking public transportation to the Fair! If driving, you’ll need to find street-parking in the surrounding neighborhoods as the venue does not have a lot of their own. Please see our FAQ for details, directions + lots more info!

See you there!

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