Thursday, June 21, 2018

How to Tuesday | September 11th

Join the Library and the Aesthetics of Research for some demos and artmaking experiments, limited to items and supplies perfect for relief printing that may already be in your drawers, cabinets or fridge.   Martha Stewart no doubt would approve!
How To Tuesdays are a series of workshops and artmaking experiences that highlight certain subjects and areas within the Columbia College Library Collection--areas that are an excellent resource for practicing and developing artists.  
 Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Library, 1st Floor 
624 S Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer How To's | Monograph Prints

monoprint materials

This fall, our first How-To Tuesday of the semester will involve printmaking with household items. You can get a start this summer with this awesome tutorial! (details on the workshop coming soon...)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

call for submissions!


The Columbia College Library invites submissions from Columbia & Chicago community artists for our exhibit, BEAUTIFUL MONSTROSITIES: FROM SHE-BEASTS to FINAL GIRLS, celebrating women in horror throughout all genres, film, literature, visual art, fashion and more.   

 We are looking for both 2-D  and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Accepted artists will also be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, October 4th, to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc.

Deadline for submissions: September 17, 2018
Drop-Off Delivery Dates :  September 24-28, 2018

Please send .jpeg of 3-5 pieces or media files to for consideration.

We welcome submissions from all members of the Columbia College and greater Chicago arts community

Monday, June 11, 2018

Out & About | The Chicago Print Crawl | June 24th

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Join Chicago's first ever FREE self-guided tour of printmaking production, publishing, exhibition and sales venues throughout the City of Chicago!

Choose your own adventure - maps available online and at all 19 locations. 

Participants include: 

2X1Y Studio (John Cizmar, Connie WolfeAnnette Gaspers
a. favorite design
Aron Packer Projects
Bert Green Fine Art 
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Fata Morgana Press
Fernwey Gallery
free range
Galerie F
Hoofprint Workshop pop-up exhibition at Sideshow Gallery
Matt Bodett & Megan Sterling
Ork Posters
Perfectly Acceptable Press
Spudnik Press Cooperative
Starshaped Press
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago
VGA Gallery

12:00 – 6:00 pm: Locations throughout the city
6:00 – 8:00 pm: After Party hosted by Spudnik Press Cooperative @ Low Res Studio

As a participating venue, Spudnik Press Cooperative will present an indoor/outdoor printmaking extravaganza that activates 1821 W. Hubbard St. with food, cold beverages provided by Revolution Brewing, a member market, studio tours, and print activities.

Online Maps:

Monday, June 4, 2018

We will be back this fall with a full-schedule of Library Zine Nights starting October 1st--single pagers, scrap zines, accordian-style mini zines and more!  We will also have details on the LITTLE INDIE PRESS FESTIVAL happening October 19th during the Wabash Arts Crawl--as well as an open call to table at the event for CCC affiliated publishers and artists. Stay tuned...

Thursday, May 24, 2018


limited edition of 50
Columbia College Library Book to Art Club
 This limited edition book arts anthology project was created as the final project of the 2017-2018 Book to Art Club section Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Featuring prints, broadsides, postcards, and pamphlets from Columbia College Community artists & authors, the collection provides a dynamic look at beauty and darkness of fairy tales and folklore. Proceeds from the anthology will go toward future Book to Art programming.
Started by LIBRARY AS INCUBATOR, the Book to Art Club brings art-making and book discussions together in the creation of creative projects based on the title chosen.

Stop by the Library's 1st Floor Circulation Desk (624 S. Michigan)  or visit to purchase online through dancing girl press.