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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 here we come! Come see strawberryluna in Chicago this weekend!

Zhboinga!! I’ll be there with bells on. Er, you know, metaphorically that is.

But I will be at the fantastic Renegade Craft Fair, in Chicago‘s lovely Wicker Park neighborhood this weekend both Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 7pm talking to folks and selling work. It’s a super fun time. Hope to see you there!

I’ve got a ton of new prints and posters, and they are raring to go to new homes. So come on out! Enjoy one of the nation’s biggest & brightest independent craft shows loaded with handmade talent. Seriously, the cream of the crop. And dudes, Renegade Craft Fair is HUGE. We’re talking 8 blocks of Division St. long, packed with over 300 working artists & crafters.

Plus Renegade Craft Fair also has a slew of great local food & drinks, craft workshops & demos, live entertainment, and holy heck….all of this and it’s FREE to attend? Well blow me down matey.

I’ll have new prints like Coffee, Thee & Me and Autumn Cardinal (completing my Cardinal Seasons series!) as well as new posters freshly printed! I’ll be easy to find too, on Division St. at Booth #172, between Wood & Honore, right near “Craft Alley” on Wood. And look, here is a handy map for you (click for a larger version):

Click here for a larger version.

For more information about the show, vendor list, location, activities & more click HERE for Rengade Craft Fair, Chicago’s super informitive site. The details for you, straight from Renegade Craft, Chicago:

On September 11 + 12, 2010, from 11am – 7pm, all of Division Street, between Damen and Paulina, will be chock full of incredible handmade goods made by over 300 craftspeople from all over the nation, crafting workshops + demonstrations, live entertainment,food + beverage options and other features!

The Fair takes place in Wicker Park, one of Chicago’s liveliest neighborhoods, and is easily accessible by public transportation or bicycle! Take advantage of thebicycle parking-lot at the intersection of Winchester + Division, provided by KIND Healthy Snacks!

Visitors with bicycles or presenting their CTA card at Renegade Craft Fair Welcome Stations will receive a free-issue of TimeOut Chicago magazine while supplies last!

If you’re driving, you can find both free and metered street parking in the surrounding area. Please see our FAQ for details, directions + lots more info!

Special treat! Mention that you saw this blog post, and receive a free with other purchase (of $15 or more) I Love My Books print! That’s right. FREE, with another purchase of $15 or more. Hope to see you there!

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Rock Paper Show book: Chicago Release Party

The new Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book.

Kicking off our long weekend in Chicago for Flatstock Poster Show at the Pitchfork Music Fest, the great crew from  Soundscreen Design & Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book are having a party this week, and you’re invited.

Come out for the Chicago release party for Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 at our superfriends shop, the Renegade Handmade store  in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Thursday, July 15 from 7-9pm. The book, posters and collaborators will be on site. And we’re quite excited to be finally getting to visit the Renegade Handmade store since it’s one of the biggest carriers of my prints and posters. Totally can’t wait! So if you live in Chicago, or are in Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival or just love gigposters, come say “hi”!  We’ll be there hanging out, chatting with everyone, and yeah…probably shopping a little bit too 🙂

What’s the connection you ask? We’re super proud to have a nice set of  Flatstock posters featured in this really rad new book, including an exclusive poster designed just for this book all about Flatstock Poster Shows. Read more about the book and why we love it here!

Hope to see you there. For more info and directions to the Renegade Handmade store click here.

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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Holiday sale! Come see us!

Hooraaay! It’s winter! And that means all kinds of fun, AND also the holiday craft fair season. Like Winter Markets in Europe, the holiday indie craft fair circuit is a growing and lovely trend here in the US. And we love it around here. Naturally!

So, this weekend is yet another fantastic fair that we’ll be attending, it’s the Renegade Craft Fair’s Holiday Sale in Chicago, IL.

Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale on December 5 + 6 from 11am – 7pm at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse! (click for directions)

Come see us and say hi! Mention that you saw this blog post and get a free gift or $5 off your purchases with us. strawberryluna will be upstairs in Room 207 at Table / Booth 145, no doubt drinking hot chocolate and talking with awesome folks like you. Click here or on the image below for a larger version of the Vendor Map.

Come see strawberryluna at booth #145 in Room 207. We'll be rockin' the hot chocolate! Click for a larger version of this map too.

Happy holidays and happy shopping with your favorite handmade artisans!

The  Important Details:

Where: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, in Chicago, IL

When: Saturday & Sunday 12/ 5 + 12/6  from 11am – 7pm

For more information, directions, hours and dates again click here OR click the images above and below.

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Thank you Chicago & Renegade!

Just wanted to give a bustass shout out to everyone in Chicago who came out and made this year’s Chicago Renegade Craft Fair so fun and so amazing. It’s always so great doing a busy show and getting to meet so many awesome people. I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of working this 2-day, outdoor festival solo, but man oh man, things could not have gone more smoothly. Perfect weather, lovely neighbors, and awesome shoppers. The crowd was really big, and everyone was super friendly and nice. What else could a craft show boother ask for?

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A special thanks to Sue Daly & everyone else of Renegade for all of your hard work, I can’t imagine the monumental kitten herding feat it must be to bring this fair to order. You guys did a phenomenal job! And a double extra special thanks to my homies in Pittsburghtown, the little area of Renegade where fellow Pittsburgh Craft Collective crafters Rag Trader, garbella and Cosy Knits and myself were. Thanks for looking out for me, and most huge thanks to Rag Trader Beth &  her brother Joel, I could not have done it without you cats.

This trip was super special as it was the 2nd part of a 2 week show tour that I did with friends and fellow print and poster artists Hero Design & Delicious Design League too. Thanks for your hospitality Delicious! We love hanging around Chicago, as the photos while working and playing below can attest to. And there are more boring photos on my Flickr page here!

Lamps

Lamps by neighbors Bright Lights Little City made from vintage ribbon. Click for more info!

And below, some photos from our day off in Chicago on Monday. It’s always so nice when we can build in a little time to walk around and do quintessential things in other cities.

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started.

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started. PS-those are bleachers on the buildings across the street...yowza!

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy  happiness.

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy happiness.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Indiana, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Sandusky County, Ohio on the way home, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

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Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago!

strawberryluna (that’s me!)  will be participating in the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago will be September 12 + 13 from 11am – 7pm on Division St. between Damen Ave. and Paulina St. in Wicker Park! click here for directions

Over 300 artists are traveling from all over the country to participate and sell their handmade goods: from clothing and accessories, to stationery and concert posters, with everything from bath-products, ceramics and housewares in between! This FREE TO ATTEND DIY craft, art and design extravaganza occurs in one of Chicago’s liveliest neighborhoods, on its busiest block!

So make sure you come by my booth at #135 and check out all of our goodies, including a fresh new colorway of my popular Going To See My Baby print. Come say hi!

Read more about Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago here.

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Flatstock 21, Chicago & Pitchfork Music Fest thanks!

Halloo! Thank you so much Chicago! We had a blast both coming and going this year at Flatstock Poster Show and Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend. We loved getting to hang out with our poster friends from all over the country (and even Canada, yes way.) But even more, it’s so fun and awesome when we get to talk to folks who love design and posters and printmaking like we do.

So, thanks so much everyone, hope to see you next year!

Here are a few silly photos of this year’s adventures in poster carny-ing. This was one good road trip full of delicious old fashioned road side stops, fireworks, laughs, overpriced bloody marys and too many anchovies. All in all, great times. Feel free to check out more photos at Flickr too.

Root beer pit stop at Simonton Lake Drive In, in IN. In in in!

Root beer pit stop with Hero Design on the way to Chicago at Simonton Lake Drive In, in IN. In in in! (Photo courtesy of Hero Design.)

Talking with folks and working the booth.

Talking with folks and working the booth.

Flatstock 21 at Pitchfork Music Fest 2009 by night. (Photo courtesy of Doublenaut.)

Flatstock 21 at Pitchfork Music Fest 2009 by night. (Photo courtesy of Doublenaut.)

The fruitiest poster fan ever.

Dan Grzeca & the fruitiest poster fan ever.

If you see this guy while driving the Interstate…hit the gas. I mean it.

Chuckie, gettin' his eat on. (Photo courtesy of Hero Design.)

Chuckie, gettin' his eat on. (Photo courtesy of Hero Design.)

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