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Vancouver Art Book Fair
to Oct 21

Vancouver Art Book Fair

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design (map)
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Free and open to the public, VABF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artists’ projects.

Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Canada’s first art book fair, VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in the country. In 2017 the event is anticipated to attract more than 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

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Ka-Man Tse: Artist Talk and Book Signing
6:00 PM18:00

Ka-Man Tse: Artist Talk and Book Signing

Artist Talk with Ka-Man Tse will be moderated by Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, a book signing will follow.  

Thursday November 1, 2018


Those who have pre-ordered / purchased a book can get in for free.

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The Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

The museum is pay as you wish on the first Thursday evening of the month.

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Chicago Art Book Fair
to Nov 18

Chicago Art Book Fair

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The Chicago Art Book Fair began last year as an experiment in showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair featured an international group of 125 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers, with satellite programming and after parties. To our delight, our first effort made a splash with over 6,000 guests in attendance. In 2018, we look forward to bringing even more of Chicago's people together with another fantastic roster of artist vendors. The Chicago Art Book Fair will once again convene at the historic Chicago Athletic Association, and shall remain free and open to the public.

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Ka-Man Tse at Filter Photo: Artist Talk and Book Signing
1:00 PM13:00

Ka-Man Tse at Filter Photo: Artist Talk and Book Signing

  • Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel (map)
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Ka-Man Tse describes her image-making as beginning from that tension between longing and belonging, place and placelessness. In her book narrow distances, published by Candor Arts, she is asking questions of home, identity, community, and subject-hood. What does it mean to look, who has the right to look, what does it mean to be seen? Tse’s photographs address a desire to negotiate multiple and diasporic identities and are made within the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and LGBTQ communities and made through a queer lens.

The photographs aim to establish a sense of possibility in the context of a contingent, post-colonial, pre-2047 Hong Kong in constant flux and transition. The book opens with images from the decommissioned airport, Kai Tak, and from those pictures, emerge the portraits.  Possibilities start with small gestures, clear or coded.   The project places the protagonists within and against the landscape. The portraits center those who are often marginalized and invisibilized, taking care of Hong Kong, each other and their own communities they have built, occupying and queering space, time, and gesture. In the contested and contingent spaces in the home, in the public realm, occupying a space and a conversation is an act.

Tse will be signing copies of narrow distances after the talk.  Books will be available for sale.

Ka-Man Tse (b. Kowloon, Hong Kong) is a photographer, video artist, and educator.  She received an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Bard College.  She has exhibited her work at the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong, China; Para Site in Hong Kong, the 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Film Festival, and Videotage’s Both Sides Now III – Final Frontiers in Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, and the U.K.   U.S. shows include the Museum of Chinese in America in New York, NY, the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cornell University, Capricious Gallery, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles.  She has mounted solo shows at Lumenvisum in Hong Kong, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA, and the New York Public Library, Mulberry Street Branch. She was a SPARC Artist-in-Residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of Arts.   She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellowship and a 2017-2018 Research Award from Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies.    Her photographs have appeared in Monocole, Papersafe Magazine, Newspaper, GR-09022017 published by Skreid in Oslo, Norway, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Capricious Magazine, O Magazine, Performa 07: Everywhere and All at Once, Salon, Huffington Post, Slate, Hyphen Magazine, Time Out New York, Time Out Hong Kong, and Ming Pao.  Tse is the winner of the 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize. She currently teaches at Yale University and at Parsons School of Design.

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EXPO Chicago
to Sep 30

EXPO Chicago

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EXPO Editions + Books showcases a cross-section of established and emerging artists. From limited editions to publications, the exhibitors offer a diverse array of print media and object-based practices that span across photography, sculpture, and monographs, and other multiples.

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AMFM's FEAST in Douglas Park
1:00 PM13:00

AMFM's FEAST in Douglas Park

AMFM Presents FEAST - A festival in three courses for a cause.

Join us at Douglas Park for Feast, the third and final installament of this summer series festival!

Feast, an art, music and food festival will be the largest of the three! 


Performances by

Solo Sam
Matt Muse
Chai Tulani
Shawnee Dez
Bonita Appleblunt_
Tamarie T. and The Elektra Kumpany
Lester Rey
Ryan Alexander Foster
Laura Burke


Selective Few Clothing
Candor Arts
Elementos Jewellery
Just One Vintage
All Original by Aisha Oxley
2:AM Label
Jane Georges
Reformed School - Chicago
Nomadic Breed
Briana Janee' Arts

Fashion show by: Sal So Groovy & Elly Jimenez

This event is sponsored by the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks and is free and open to the public.

Sound by Free Write Sound & Vision

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2:00 PM14:00


We are excited to share the work made over the past two years of collaborations and welcome you to spend time with them, us, and celebrate a little bit.

Candor Arts is indeed growing older and a little bigger, as we have recently moved into a new studio! We will continue to provide our same publishing and production services at our new storefront address: 3306 W North Avenue.

Additionally, we are now able to offer regular open hours for you to come hang out with all of our past projects, as well as our inspiration library every Saturday between 12 PM and 4 PM.

Join us for our anniversary and housewarming party!

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

2 PM to 8 PM


There will be snacks, drinks, and books. 

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Up like a sun, down like a pancake.
to Aug 5

Up like a sun, down like a pancake.


Up like a sun, down like a pancake.

JULY 7 – AUGUST 5, 2018


Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 7-9pm

Open Hours: Fridays, 6-8pm, Saturdays, 12-4pm

In Up like a sun, down like a pancake. Kelly Lloyd presents new work and new collaborations. Up like a sun, down like a pancake seeks to examine the humor and hypocrisy in inevitable physical decay, and presents an alternative to intellectual decay. This part-exhibition part-reading room will expand on Lloyd's interests in generosity, spaces constructed for social engagement, and literature as objects.

Featutring work by:

Emma Kathryn Akins
A\M (Elisabeth Smith + Michael Milano)
Gwyneth Anderson
Kayla Anderson
Warren Andrews
Mary Anne Arntzen
Kateryna Babkina
Lise Haller Baggesen
Dana Bassett
Peter Miles Bergman
Jessica Campbell
Justin Chance
Kittisak Wa Chontong
Kelly Christian
Matthew A. Coleman
Delinda Collier
Angela Conant
Allison Crowley
Markele Cullins
Sharmyn Cruz Rivera
Angharad Davies
Rodolphe Delaunay
Eilidh Duffy
Fionn Duffy
Arièle Dionne Krosnick
Dave Eassa
Nick Ferreira
Fernway Gallery
Fuzzy Muzzle Design
Skye Gilkerson
Suzanne Gold
Allison Gulick

Kara Gut
Peter Haselmayer / Walter Ego
Maximilian Hines
Phaan Howng
Amelia + Dan Jacobs
Lou Joseph
Stevie Hanley
Amelia Hruby
Seth Hunter
Thomas Huston
Jaclyn Jacunski
Dejan Kaludjerović
Yalie Kamara
Terri Kapsalis
Christopher Kardambikis
Em Kettner
Attila Kiss
Davielle Lakind
Eric Lebofsky
Birgit Lettmann
Tony Lewis
Heather Link-Bergman
Mark Lloyd
Laura Mackin
Sophie Mak-Schram
Jesse Malmed
Ryan Mandell
Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Mhor Farr
Ray Ray Mitrano
Didier Morelli
The MorphoTransverse Method ®
Matt Morris
Jessica Gaynelle Moss
Raven Falquez Munsell
Gulsah Mursaloglu
Danny Orendorff
Sabina Ott
Ceylan Öztrük
Giulia Ratti
Daphne Politi
Anne Posten
Aay Preston-Myint
Tom Puschautz
Erika Råberg
Carly Ries
Carrie Rennolds
Pat Reynolds
Margaret Rogers
Greg Ruffing + Brandon Alvendia
Sam Sax
Kyle Schlie
Katie Shlon
Michal Lynn Shumate
A.D. Smith
Sprechgesang Institute
Yuri Stone
Antoinette Suiter + Gregory Fitzsimmons
Danielle Susi
Daniel Tam-Claiborne
Michell Thar
Third Object
Finn Thomson
Triumph Gallery
Trunk Show
David Ubias
Blas Ulibarri
Addie Ulrey
Ulrike Ulrich
Merve Ünsal
Tony Venne
Julia Vogl
Robin Waart
Aaron Walker
Hamza Walker
Erin Washington
Demelza B. Watts
Latham Zearfoss

Kelly Lloyd

Kelly Lloyd is a transdisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production, and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. Lloyd received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2008. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery, “Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect” for the Museum of Vernacular Art in Chicago, Zürich and Vienna, and inclusion in "Habeas Corpus" at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Lloyd performed with Jesse Malmed and ACRE TV at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016, and her essay "Katie Sokoler Your Construction Paper Tears Can't Hide Your Yayoi Kusama Neurotic Underbelly" is included in The Retro-Futurism of Cuteness (punctum press, October 2017). Lloyd was named one of NEWCITY'S "Breakout Artists of 2015,” was a 2017 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist and attended an artist residency with KulturKontakt Austria this Spring. Lloyd will attend an artist residency in Aarhus, Denmark hosted by the Aarhus Center for Visual Art during the Fall of 2018, and in Chicago hosted by ADDS DONNA during the Winter of 2018/19.

Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore,

Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Up like a sun, down like a pancake. is the twenty-fifth exhibition by ICA Baltimore since 2011.

Up like a sun, down like a pancake. is made possible in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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'A Lick and a Promise' at UnBound7!
to Jul 28

'A Lick and a Promise' at UnBound7!


Candela Gallery is excited to announce UnBound7!, Candela’s annual juried & invitational exhibition. UnBound! features a wide array of photographic techniques from both emerging and established artists, both locally and abroad. We are very proud to bring you a compelling selection of photographic work for the seventh year in a row!


Michael Abramson

Pascal Amoyel

Addison Brown


Susan Burnstine

Kimberly Chiaris

Christopher Colville

Cynthia Connolly

Brian Culbertson

John Cyr

Catherine Day

Jon Feinstein

Gabriel Garcia Roman

Torrance Hall

Frank Hamrick

Rachael Jablo

Michael Jackson

Mark Kelner

Tarrah KrajnaK

Pablo Lerma

Andy Mattern

Noelle Mason

Ruben Natal-San Miguel

David Pace + Stephen Wirtz

Lydia Panas

Rachael Phillips

Diane Pierce

Lissa Rivera

Shane Rocheleau

Wendi Schneider

Jennifer Shaw

Carla Shapiro

Heather Evans Smith

Krista Svalbonas

Rob Tarbell

Athena Tasiopoulos

JP Terlizzi

Martin Wannam

Emily White

Sara J. Winston

Lloyd Wolf

Woody Woodroof

FROM 7 – 11 PM

Candela Gallery will celebrate the summer exhibition by hosting our annual fundraising gala. The proceeds raised will be used to purchase select photographic works from the UnBound7! exhibition. The event allows us to continually build the Candela Collection and generate unique opportunities and exposure for participating artists. Candela’s promise is to eventually donate the collection to a notable art institution.


Event tickets ($50 per person or $90 per couple) are being sold in advance online and at the gallery. Visit our website, stop by the gallery, or call 804 225 5527 for your ticket!
Raffle tickets ($10) will also be available in advance and at the event.

We are always thrilled by the support and overall enthusiasm for the event. This years’ gala will offer libations, eats, and entertainment; including live music from The Sweet Potatoes, mouthwatering back alley fried chicken, adult snow cones, custom ice cream flavor courtesy of Charm School and any other action packed surprise we can come up with before then. Our annual summer party has earned its reputation as a legendary good time. Be there!

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Toronto Art Book Fair
to Jul 8

Toronto Art Book Fair

The Toronto Art Book Fair | TOABF is a free public festival that celebrates and explores artists' books and printed matter. Taking place from July 5-8 at Chinatown Centre Mall (222 Spadina Avenue), TOABF 2018 will feature curated exhibitions, installations, Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops.

The Toronto Art Book Fair is dedicated to increasing the visibility, dissemination, appreciation, and understanding of the artists' book and its contemporary manifestations within the visual arts field in Toronto and abroad. Independent artistic print culture has a rich narrative in Canadian art history, and is an often overlooked aspect of Canadian cultural identity. The goal of TOABF is to highlight these personal and collective stories, and elevate the artistic integrity of artists’ books by presenting artists’ books, multiples, and printed matter to a wide audience. The ongoing vision for TOABF is to represent the diversity of cultural production and creative expression. 

Fair Hours

Thursday, July 5 6-8pm

Friday, July 6 12-8pm

Saturday, July 7 12-8pm

Sunday, July 8 12-6pm

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Maren Celest - Book Release + Concert
to Jul 1

Maren Celest - Book Release + Concert

Candor Arts is very excited to announce the publication and vinyl LP of I Saw the Sun by Maren Celest.


I Saw the Sun is an invitation to explore a sure-footedness that is paradoxically rooted in the recognition of the precariousness of life. It looks to distill empathy, awe, urgency and gratitude from the wild desires, fears, and limited time we share together.

This book and album are meant to perform publicly a private confrontation and catharsis of fear, sometimes powerfully, sometimes on its hands and knees—in hope of seeing seductive mystery in the unknown, and to turn fear into a tool.

The words offered have been carefully shaped like knives—sharpened by humor and tempered by the urgency of mortality, with the sharpest ones brought to you in a soft melodic sheath… tools not for violence, but to cut away disillusionment and the unnecessary.

On days one needs to cut loose, it hopes to be a book of pocket knives. And, in a more substantial moment,  “A long curved blade in the hand of a sweetheart”.

...Or, at least, a good swift kick in the butt from a friend that wants to see you be true.


Maren Celest, direct result of a moment of passion on February 2nd, 1987. Born October 29, night 'fore devil's night. That may or may not mean a thing. She is a storyteller that employs a broad skill set; vocal work, musical composition, all kinds of visual design, and writing. She has shown her photography and short films internationally, and collaborates with many amazing musicians in Chicago to create visuals on their behalf. She performs live digital foley (sound effects), vocals, narration and some instrumentation for Manual Cinema, a performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company that combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. She created and runs Law of Ice, a vintage shop focused on gender-neutral clothing. She has previously released two albums and an EP with the band PhotographersI Saw the Sun will be her first official LP and vinyl record as a solo songwriter/composer, though her tracks have had lovely collaboration added by some of her favorite musicians.

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Philadelphia Art Book Fair
to Jun 3

Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event, which showcases a wide range of exhibitors, from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international.

Entrance to the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is free, open to the public and fully accessible.

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Book Release - falling is the one thing i by Korde Arrington Tuttle
6:00 PM18:00

Book Release - falling is the one thing i by Korde Arrington Tuttle

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Candor Arts is thrilled to announce the publication falling is the one thing i by multidisciplinary artist Korde Arrington Tuttle.

Please join us for a private gathering to celebrate the author and his release of this beautiful book. 

To RSVP and receive additional event details, please send the following:

  1. E-mail with "falling is the one thing i" in the subject
  2. Let us know how many people will be joining you. 
  3. If you'd like to reserve your copy of the book and pick it up at the event, please purchase through our shop or click the product link below and select pick up at book release event in the shipping options. 


Placing haiku and photography in conversation with one another, falling is the one thing i is a cumulative, seventeen-syllable exercise in surrender; an active practice of yielding to physical, emotional, and psychological environments. Spanning 2015-2017, it is comprised of poems and images, ranging in subject from the follies of institutional oppression to love in the afterlife, through a black, queer intersectional lens. This collection is an intimate inquiry into the body, dreamscapes, and the aesthetic force of sidewalk stains.


Korde Arrington Tuttle is a multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Charlotte, NC. With a primary focus in theatre and performance, his work has been developed and seen at the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, The 24-Hour Plays: Nationals, the Obie Award-winning Harlem 9’s 48 Hours… in Harlem at The National Black Theatre, HomeBase Theatre Collective, The Movement Theater Company, Active Culture at JACK, The Each-Other Project, OnQ Productions, The New School’s 2015 AfroFuturism Conference, and The Tenth Magazine, in collaboration with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Korde is a proud recipient of the Steinberg Playwriting Fellowship, and was selected a finalist for both the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest and City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. In 2016, his play clarity won the 41st Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, and will appear in Samuel French’s successive anthology. Korde’s plays + poetry have also been published by Harlem 9’s 48 Hours… in Harlem, The Fire This Time Festival, and The Tenth Magazine. Korde is a Middle Voice Theatre Company member at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater and received his MFA in Playwriting at The New School.

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'Anthology 2014-2016' Chicago Reception
7:00 PM19:00

'Anthology 2014-2016' Chicago Reception

Please join us for a cocktail reception on April 13, 2018 to celebrate the release of Anthology 2014-2016 by Tony Lewis. 

Anthology 2014-2016 is a collection of thirty-four poems written by Tony Lewis between 2014 and 2016, and was produced on the occasion of an exhibition Anthology 2014-2016, a corresponding group of thirty-four collages at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in the Spring of 2018. It also marks the conceptual completion of the collages that are themselves a collection of smaller text drawings culled from the pages of Calvin and Hobbes, a comic strip by Bill Watterson. Each collage was part of the writing process, and represents a tangible commitment to the words that make each poem. The publication is the liberation of original writing, and a personal commitment to understanding the relationship between drawing, collage, and writing.


Tony Lewis (1986, L.A.), currently lives and works in Chicago. Solo exhibitions of his work have been recently held at the Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Massimo de Carlo, London; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Museo Marino Marini, Florence; and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. He has participated in recent group exhibitions at Boston University Art Galleries; Aspen Art Museum; HOME Manchester, UK; LAXART, Los Angeles; Studio Museum Harlem, New York, and Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine. He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, where his work is on view in a site-specific project through June 2018, and his work is currently on view in the solo exhibition Anthology 2014-2016 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

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Black Portraiture[s]: Cecil McDonald, Jr. — Representing the Photograph
10:45 AM10:45

Black Portraiture[s]: Cecil McDonald, Jr. — Representing the Photograph

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Black Portraitures IV: The Color of Silence will take place fifteen years after we convened an initial colloquium at Harvard on African American art. Then, we were interested in formalizing a discipline. Now, that discipline is thriving, and that first colloquium has grown over the years into the international conference series, Black Portraitures, attracting hundreds of scholars, artists, and activists from around the world. We look forward to reconvening in Cambridge to continue the conversation.

Please note: Registration is free and open to the public, but seating at each event will be on a first come/first served basis. A detailed schedule of events will be made available soon.
Click here to register to attend Black Portraiture[s] IV in Cambridge!


Moderator: MAKEDA BEST, Harvard University, Harvard Art Museum

Portrait Photography Beyond Representation

Co-presentation: ELLIOTT JEROME BROWN, (photographer) & KEARRA AMAYA GOPEE, (photographer)

Black Bodies and Documentary Portraiture Authorship: “Hoodied Up!


In the Company of Black

CECIL MCDONALD, JR., Columbia College Chicago

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'Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite' Book Release and Panel Discussion
2:00 PM14:00

'Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite' Book Release and Panel Discussion

On the occasion of the exhibition Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite the museum is publishing the first monograph on the artist’s work. Designed by Candor Arts, it features texts by art historian Rebecca Zorach, Tate Modern Curator of International Art Zoé Whitley, and artist Faheem Majeed. DPAM will host a panel discussion and book release with catalogue contributors, who will address facets of Jones-Hogu’s work from their distinct perspectives as scholars, art historians, curators, and artists.

Free and open to everyone. Register

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Process: what it was when it wasn’t
6:00 PM18:00

Process: what it was when it wasn’t


What does a practice of process look like? Does it look like your google search history? The most recent sentence underlined in the book you’re currently reading? Are your screenshots a part of this practice? Navigating process as an act created by the desire to understand and investigate, this exhibition attempts to expand on these questions. Taking a look at the process of creating through experimental reflections and studio visits, artists selected for the exhibition Process: what it was when it wasn’t will expose the conversations between the work they create and the process or research that brings that work to life.  


Works by_

Yesenia Bello

Jessica Bingham

Candor Arts

Amanda Cervantes

Michael Curtis Asbill

Rachel E. Foster

Tracie Hayes

Marlo Koch

Justin Nalley

Barbara Polster

Sarah H. Reynolds

John Steck Jr.


Curated by_

Alexis Brocchi


On view Feb 3-24  //  Opening Feb 3, 6-9pm

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Book Release: 'Five Fifths' by Growing Concerns Poetry Collective
to Jan 27

Book Release: 'Five Fifths' by Growing Concerns Poetry Collective

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Growing Concerns Poetry Collective celebrates the release of its first book, a collection of the poetry of McKenzie Chinn and Mykele Deville, published by Candor Arts. The show features readings of new work by Chinn and Deville, performances by special guest artists, and a concert by Growing Concerns Poetry Collective. The book will be available for purchase at a one-time special discount, as well as limited-run vinyl pressings of the collective's inaugural album WE HERE: Thank You For Noticing.

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Chicago Art Book Fair
to Nov 19

Chicago Art Book Fair

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The first Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will showcase emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair will feature an international group of approximately 100 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers. The CABF will connect artists and publishers with each other and to a public audience, through programming, workshops, and of course through the temporary book market that serves as the fair's focal point and main gathering space. CABF will be free and open to the public.



November 16-19, 2017
preview night: Thursday Nov. 16
fair hours: Friday Nov.17 - Sunday Nov. 19


Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

The main vendor space(s) are the Stagg Court and "The Tank" at the Chicago Athletic Association, a former athletic club restored as a hotel and event space, centrally located in downtown Chicago. The two halls were originally the club's basketball court and pool...we think it's pretty cute. Additional programming and satellite events will occur at Chicago galleries and printshops, linking visitors to local print culture. 

Who's putting this on? 

The CABF is organized primarily by No Coast - since you're already on our website, you probably know already, but....we are a collaborative project focused on introducing emerging and mid-career artists to a contemporary audience via alternative publishing, printmaking, and the creation of affordable artists’ multiples. No Coast is run by visual artists Aay Preston-Myint and Alexander Valentine.

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Paris Photo 2017
to Nov 12

Paris Photo 2017

In the Company of Black by Cecil McDonald, Jr. has been shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation 2017 PhotoBook Awards!

The selection of the 35 pre-selected works will be exhibited at Paris Photo and presented in issue 13 of The PhotoBook Review (magazine published by Aperture Foundation) together with the comments of the jury members. The magazine will be distributed during the fair. The winners will be announced Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1 pm in Paris Photo. 

The shortlist selection was made by Gregory Halpern, whose ZZYZX won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award in 2016; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Kathy Ryan, longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine; Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York; and Christoph Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo.

Established in 2012, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, Photography Catalogue of the Year, and PhotoBook of the Year.

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2017 Silver Eye Book Fair
to Nov 4

2017 Silver Eye Book Fair

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Join us for the 2017 Silver Eye Book Fair on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4! The event includes a curated selection of innovative publishers and artists who are making beautiful, strange, and utterly unique books. This year's fair includes a number of local and national photo book publishers, makers, and artists. 

Bo Books
Candor Arts
Gratuitous Type
My Idea of Fun
Nomadic Bookshelf
Oranbeg Press
Spaces Corners
University of Pittsburgh, Library Special Collections

Friday, November 3, 4:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 4, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

With the pace of self-published and small press, photography books, it can be difficult to sift through all of the titles. Silver Eye has made it easier for you by curating a selection of presses, booksellers, and artists for a two-day immersion into photographic printed matter. Silver Eye will also offer up a selection of books from our collection, as well as signed and limited edition prints from Silver Eye Editions.

On Saturday, November 4, join artists and publishers Dan Boardman, founder of Bo Books, and Melissa Catanese, founder of Spaces Corners, for a conversation with David Oresick on the current ecology of and market for photo books. Registration for this event opens soon.

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2 / edition Art Book Fair
to Oct 30

2 / edition Art Book Fair

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2 ⁄ edition is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms, and building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one.

The 2 ⁄ edition Art Book Fair runs from Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 30, 2017 in conjunction with Art Toronto, Canada’s international art fair.

Last year, over 8,000 art and book enthusiasts visited 2 ⁄ edition, and perused a wide range of artist’s books, publications, editions and ephemera presented by local and international exhibitors.

New and return visitors to 2 ⁄ edition will find an expanded roster of vendors, and continue to have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art. A stimulating and engaging series of talks, panels and special exhibitions will also be presented throughout the weekend in conjunction with the fair’s programming partners.

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Sara J. Winston Artist Talk at Filter Festival
3:00 PM15:00

Sara J. Winston Artist Talk at Filter Festival

Sara J. Winston will discuss her practice and 2017 book project published with Candor ArtsA Lick and a Promise, in which family portraits, landscapes, photographs of objects, and writing by the author and her father outline the impact of chronic inter-generational illness within her family. Book signing to follow.

Sara J. Winston uses the language of photography and photobooks to explore the cycles of illness and wellness caused by chronic autoimmunity. She earned her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. Winston’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and The Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Her publications are included in the collection of The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Image: A Lick and a Promise (Monroe 013), 2016

Presented by: Sara J. Winston
Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 1:00 pm –2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

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In/Situ: EXPO CHICAGO 2017
to Sep 17

In/Situ: EXPO CHICAGO 2017

Curated by Florence Derieux, the 2017 IN/SITU program explores the idea of time in various ways. Evoking terms such as immediacy, instantaneity, simultaneity, ubiquity, imminence, permanence, impermanence, chance, probability, memory, remembrance, these artists’ works question the temporal conditions, or episodes, that disturb our traditionally linear understanding of time and progress. In doing so, they allow us to experiment, evaluate, imagine, and reimagine our own relation to the real.

Written by the Rev. Samuel F. Smith in 1831, 'My Country ’Tis of Thee' (also known as 'America') debuted on July 4, 1831 by a children’s choir at the Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Long before Smith’s lyrics were sung aloud, the tune for 'America' served as the national anthem for at least six other countries, including the United Kingdom’s 'God Save the Queen.' And since Smith’s writing, the lyrics of 'My Country ’Tis of Thee' have been re-titled and re-written at least one hundred times.

Each re-writing was in support of a passionately held cause—from temperance and suffrage to abolition and even the Confederacy— each song articulating a particular version of what it means to be American. In 1839, the familiar lines of “My country ‘tis of thee / Sweet land of liberty,” morphed into the mournful verse:

My country! ’tis of thee,
Stronghold of Slavery,
Of thee I sing:
Land where my fathers died,
Where men man’s rights deride,
From every mountainside,
Thy deeds shall ring.

Saturday, September 16th, 12:00–1:00pm: Bethany Collins (Artist, PATRON, Chicago), Lavar Munroe (Artist, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco), and Dan Peterman (Artist, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago). Moderated by Florence Derieux (2017 IN/SITU Curator).

BETHANY COLLINS (b. 1984 Montgomery, AL) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Collins received an MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia, a BFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL and attended the Glasgow School of Art, Capstone International in Glasgow, Scotland. Recent solo exhibitions includeAnother Country, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI;Gray Matters: Art en grisaille, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio;Eye of the Beholder , Tarble Arts Center, Charleston IL;Beyond Boundaries, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia;Excerpt, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY;In Evidence, Van Every/ Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; The problem we all live with, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; with the exception of the sky, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia, and Inquiry’s End, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her work is included in the public collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; High Museum of Art, Atlanta , GA; Montgomery Museum of Arts, Montgomery, AL; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Zuckerman Museum of Art at the Kennesaw Stats University, Kennesaw, GA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; and the Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

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Toronto Art Book Fair
to Jun 18

Toronto Art Book Fair

We will be participating in the Toronto Art Book Fair this year, featuring Moonwork by A-lan Holt and How to Make A Hood by La Keisha Leek. 





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Philadelphia Art Book Fair
to May 6

Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Co-presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and The Print Center, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2017 is a two-day event, which showcases a wide range of exhibitors, from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international.

Entrance to the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is free, open to the public and fully accessible.

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Photographing Black Life — Cecil McDonald, Jr. & Dawoud Bey
2:00 PM14:00

Photographing Black Life — Cecil McDonald, Jr. & Dawoud Bey

  • Ferguson Hall — Art Institute of Chicago (map)
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  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Cecil McDonald, Jr. is trying to right what he sees as a representational wrong: depictions of black people as either victims or heroes. His award-winning photographs focus on capturing the “extraordinarily ordinary” contours of black life. His debut monograph In the Company of Black, depicts artists, business owners, and teachers conducting their lives in the spaces they have created for themselves. McDonald is joined by famed photographer Dawoud Bey for a probing presentation of the way photography can diminish or enhance our experience of others.

A book signing will follow this program.

The annual Richard Gray Visual Art Series recognizes a significant gift from founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray. This program is presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago.


Cecil McDonald Jr. uses photography, video, and text to explore masculinity, familial relations, and the artistic pursuits of Black culture. McDonald received his MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago, where he is an adjunct professor. He has works in the permanent collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, Chicago Bank of America LaSalle Collection, and the Harris Bank Collection. He’s received the Joyce Foundation Midwest Voices & Visions Award, the Artadia Award, and the 3Arts Teaching Artist Award. In the Company of Black, his debut monograph, is due for spring 2017.

Dawoud Bey began his photography career in 1975 in Harlem, New York. His debut exhibition, "Harlem, USA" opened at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. His photographs have been displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A twenty-year survey of his photographs was organized by the Walker Art Center in 1995, which toured museums throughout the United States and Great Britain through 1998. He is represented by galleries in Chicago, New York, and Stockholm, Sweden.

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'In the Company of Black' by Cecil McDonald, Jr. — Book Release at Filter Photo
8:00 PM20:00

'In the Company of Black' by Cecil McDonald, Jr. — Book Release at Filter Photo

In the Company of Black is a book of photographs by multi-disciplinary artist Cecil McDonald Jr. For the past seven years, McDonald has developed a body of work focused on what he describes as “extraordinarily ordinary” people: educators, artists, administrators, business owners, teachers, and students, “I’m bringing together images of Black people who represent everyday folks.” Complemented with an essay by Tempestt Hazel and poems by avery r. young, McDonald’s In the Company of Black addresses and responds to the vast inaccuracies of Black humanity depicted within American society.

“When it comes to Black people, America is fascinated with extreme poles: either showing victims of violence, pain, and poverty (Black misery) or famous athletes and entertainers, and icons of popular culture (Black exceptionalism). This false dichotomy denies Black people the individuality and full spectrum of humanity that is so readily offered to the white population in this country. The photographs that I’ve been making ask the question: where are the people who make up the space in between? Here they are, they are important, they must be seen!” — Cecil McDonald, Jr. on In the Company of Black. 

Published by Candor Arts in a handmade artist book edition of 100 copies, In the Company of Black will be released on April 28th at Filter Photo; a larger softcover edition is scheduled to release in the Fall of 2017. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Artist will share a few words on the project and there will be a reading of some texts from the book.


Cecil McDonald Jr. uses photography, video, and text to explore the intersections of masculinity, familial relations, and the artistic and intellectual pursuits of Black culture. McDonald studied fashion, house music, and dance club culture before receiving an MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor and a teaching artist at the Center for Community Arts Partnerships. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, with works in the permanent collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, Chicago Bank of America LaSalle Collection, and the Harris Bank Collection. He was awarded the: Joyce Foundation Midwest Voices & Visions Award, the Artadia Award, The Swiss Benevolent Society, Lucerne, Switzerland, Residency and the 3Arts Teaching Artist Award. McDonald participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program in July 2013. Most recently, McDonald completed the DCASE residency where he began work on his most recent body of work Cuts and Beats, a project that montages performance photography from the floors of dance festivals and nightclubs with late 19th-century imagery from stage and theater advertisements, sheet music covers, and celebrity portraiture.

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