CPPC metamorphosis Art ShowPresentation Transcript
Please mark your calendars ursday, O
22, Show & Tell. It’s
a night totally dedicate to sharing what each
of us has personally accomplished with the
CPPC community and anyone who’ll listen.
It’s a gallery style event of tangible print or
mixed media projects for all to gawk over. But
wait there’s more. We’ve accompanied our
commercial viewing with a $5 ne art
ra e. I know I have tears too! e night of the
event we’ll draw a ra e ticket, then draw a piece
of art. Voilá 18 lucky people will go home with a
piece of art. And everyone will go home sparked
with creative ideas.
How does all this work? Download the FAQ’s
on the CPPC website for all the juicy details.
e 3RD Annual CPPC
Show and Tell presents a pdf art show of
18 amazing works of art by 14 seriously
talented artisits. Be prepared to be wowed
and delighted by the artistic greatness in
our very own industry!
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JEFF ALLEN’s ability to paint and sculpt with
pixels is refreshing. Je works with Clutch
Studios where he has an illustrious following
for two things: his boisterous laugh and his
masterful retouchery. Je imprints his work
with impressively bold skills that are an
equal match to his bold persona. With
projects mounting Je was still able to squeeze
in a concrete landscape for donation. Chicago
has never bedazzled brighter.
FRAMED SIZE: 29 x 23”
MEDIUM: Digital print
LUCAS BUICK is the brilliant mastermind
and co-founder of the super hot Synthetic
Infatuation. Lucas represents all things
we are not but aspire to be: Creative
Director, Brand Visionary, Designer, Silk
Screener, Storyteller, AIGA member,
Humanitarian, Creative Catalyst. But most
of all he is crazy good. Creativity runs e ortlessly
through everything Lucas does. From an email
to a logo you know it will be a visual stunner.
Lucas has graciously donated two limited edition
posters, one of which [ ] has graced the walls
of the M MA in SanFran. Who’s the rockstar of
design? Why Lucas of course!..
FRAMED SIZE: 18 x 24”
...LUCAS BUICK doubled up his brilliant
silk-screened poster art with this brown and
metallic pink gem.
FRAMED SIZE: 16 x 20”
NANCY CARDEA is like a great advertising
campaign: strong, fresh, inspiring, innovative,
groundbreaking. e kind of campaign you
quietly envy in admiration. Now at Leo
Burnett, Nancy is challenging the parameters
of production. You know that someone
like this is not only intensely creative in
business but has mad skills as an artist
as well. Nancy has donated a meticulously
cra ed geometric painting explosive in color,
movement, dimension and dynamism. It is
seriously the artistic precision of a genius.
FRAMED SIZE: 10 x 12”
MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas board
AGNES CARERRA is an insanely talented
designer currently working for the big glossy
publishing house Modern Luxury Media.
Agnes can create with an idea and a
bottle of ketchup. From digital to painting,
from drawing to cooking, Agnes is fearless in
any medium. Agnes’ donation is a wonderfully
playful painting that expresses her inquisitive
artistic nature. PS. Agnes ❤’s Philip.
FRAMED SIZE: 17½ x 14½”
MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas board
PHILIP CARERRA ❤’s art. He’s enthralled
with design, motion, animation, and teaching;
really anything with an artsy air. Everything
he does is with such a deep appreciation for the
cra . Hence, he married fellow artist Agnes
Carrera seven years ago. His art is a lot like
him kewl, hip and trendy. His donation,
a print positive transparency, is piercing yet
huggable. Displayed in a oating frame, how
much awesomer could you get? A-mazing!
FRAMED SIZE: 17 x 21”
MEDIUM: Duo-toned transparency
GREG GILLIS is voyeuristic, soulful, emotional,
moody, atmospheric... he is the shot. Greg has
super chameleon like powers that enable him
to morph himself into the shot. Greg put down
the camera and picked up the muscle when
he became the Photo Editor of CS magazine.
Greg is always busting out outstanding
thought provoking compositions. His
donation is a compilation layered in rich
symbolism, epoch coloring and theatrical
lighting. Pssst, to be kind, I’ll divulge a secret.
e hands spell out i-d-e-a in sign language.
e rest I’ll leave for you to unravel. Only Greg
could riddle us with this much greatness.
FRAMED SIZE: 21 x 25”
MEDIUM: Color c-print
SARAH GILLMORE is a rock and roller. When
she walks in to work as an Imaging Specialist
for San Francisco magazine, you gasp and
grab a napkin hoping you’ll get her autograph.
She is the reason artist came up with a hipper
spelling for kewl. Sarah’s photography is
mind blowing, literally. Her perspective
is wicked unique and captivating. It’s like a
wonderfully twisted story captured before
our very eyes. Sarah has donated a print from
her doll series. What a doll!
FRAMED SIZE: 11½ x 14½”
MEDIUM: Giclée print
NANCY FLEMM manages the art and design
for 24 publications; you could say she’s a
creative authority. So it’s no wonder she’s the
coordinator of this metamorphosis event.
And no, it’s not nepotism if you wait 3 years
to donate your art. Nancy is wildly twisted
and explorative in her ne art but conservative
and modular in graphic design. I once read,
“Creativity lurks in the vision of a skewed
perspective”. Nancy is totally skewed! Have a
looksie at this profound pen and ink drawing
of a vulture skeleton. Wings anyone?
FRAMED SIZE: 11½ x 14”½
MEDIUM: Indian ink on 2-ply bristol
DAVE HOLDER’s eyes don’t leave his digital canvas as his hands thrash around his
keyboard and tablet. e power to illustrate any image that comes to mind is a fervent
artistic force. A man oozing this much passion for his cra is a highly in
demand pixel savant. Dave has worked with many great organizations but now has
his own super kool freelance biz where he is able to T [transform] the image into a visual
masterpiece. Dave’s donated a ery tornado of brilliance. Art imitating life, eh Dave?
FRAMED SIZE: 31 x 13” | MEDIUM: Digital print
TIMOTHY M C CARTHY is truly a phwine
artist. I saw a bus shelter that read, “The
best possessions are memories”. And if this
is true Tim is loaded. Being able to hold
onto a moment long enough to capture its
emotion with pen, pastel and watercolor
is inconceivable. I wonder if Tim sees in
charcoal and paint? Tim has donated a city
icon the Marshall Fields building around the
holidays bustling with people. I can feel the
frigid night air and hear the gasps as people
look into the widows. I imagine this is what
it must feel like for Tim when we first get a
glimpse of his work.
FRAMED SIZE: 20½ x 17¼”
MEDIUM: Fine art digital reproduction
MICHAEL MCCAFREY is a photographic
virtuoso whose body of work has enveloped
us in its allure for 25 years. Mike’s advertising
and publishing projects with Pathway Creative
literally spans the globe. When you view
Mike’s work it is more than photography
but art that transcends the medium and
pulls you into a moment. Mike states,
“Great imagery asks questions of the viewer, and
bothers not in answering them”. Mike’s donated
a piece that is so raw and punched with emotion;
it’s nothing less than breathtaking. e process
mirrors the image in its painstaking construction
as the photographic image is imprinted onto
French archival ne art paper than married to
canvas and hand textured to add a lush depth. I
deem Mike the Picasso of Photography.
FRAMED SIZE: 30 x 24”
MEDIUM: French ne art paper, epson
ultra chrome inks, ph glued to canvas
and hand nished with art plaster
JEFF MILLIES, not to be confused with
je millies.com [absolutely no relation to the
obnoxious domain stealer], is a part-time
photographer, part-time photo editor and full
time visual mastermind. Do you know how you
can pass a place a jillion times and never really
see it? Well Je isn’t one of those guys, with
his perfect photo ESP. Je has the innate
ability to uniquely capture what we see,
but don’t see, see? When Je snaps the camera
it’s perfection. You look at the image, look at it
some more and when you’re able to tear yourself
away. You mumble, “ at’s fantastic man”. Je
couldn’t choose so he donated two photographic
pillars. A blazon shot of the Milwaukee Art
Museum [ ]...
FRAMED SIZE: 15½ x 12½”
MEDIUM: Silver gelatin print
...JEFF MILLIES couldn’t stop himself and also
spoiled us with a desolate stop in Texas. Je gives
architecture a visual voice with amazing pipes.
FRAMED SIZE: 9½ x 11½”
MEDIUM: Silver gelatin print
AMANDA SUDIMACK was exposed [pun intended] to photography at age seven. It’s no surprise
today she’s president and founder of the ber hip Artisan Events, a wedding photography empire.
Amanda has an unobtrusive aesthetic that captures these emotionally charged private vignettes.
If you know Amanda you’ll know what I mean by this, she photographs without anyone knowing
there’s a camera. is has earned Amanda street cred as one of the nest photojournalists in the
industry and huge props as a wedding album designer. Her photography gives you chills
or the giggles, makes you burst out in the chicken dance or wrestle that lump in
your throat, in short her photos masterfully draw you in. Amanda donated a furtive
treescape that is enchantingly evocative. Say, Perfection. [click]
FRAMED SIZE: 25 x 10¾” | MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas board
MICHAEL WILKINS is a print production
superman; he’s able to leap tall stacks of
projects at Abelson Taylor in a single bound.
Mike’s artists eye, business mind and
comedic wit translates into richly
explored projects and deliriously happy
clients. Mike is a powerhouse in the industry
with a relentless commitment yet still nds
time to teach ne art and exhibit. His work
has graced many a gallery wall and gained him
recognition in the elite pool of Chicago artists.
Mike indulged us by donating three, yes three,
watercolor landscapes. Each reminiscent of
a delightful summer memory, which is oh so
indicative of Mike and his delicious stories...
FRAMED SIZE: 19 x 15”
...MICHAEL WILKINS spoils us with a second
amazing watercolor donation...
FRAMED SIZE: 15 x 12¼”
...MICHAEL WILKINS ends the nale with
his third watercolor landscape. What a vision
and the watercolors aren’t bad too!
FRAMED SIZE: 15 x 12”
THANK YOU to all the amazing artists for
their generous support of e Chicago Print
Production Club! And thank you for
viewing our art show, we hope you’ll
be inspired to purchase a ra e ticket or
two. See you at the metamorphosis Show &
Tell on October 22nd!
If you’d like to purchase a ra e ticket please
contact, Nancy Flemm at [ ] 312.274.2572 or
[ ] 708.638.2289.
ank you to our 2009 Platinum Sponsors:
FRAMES PROVIDED BY: Anonymous frame co. + Artist + Nancy Flemm | CUSTOM MATS: Greg Gillis + Nancy Flemm
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Je Milles | RETOUCHING BY: Doug Ringwald + Nancy Flemm | DESIGN + EDIT BY: Nancy Flemm