Explore the work of mixed-media abstract artist Armando Pedroso at his 1,100 sq. ft personal art studio, located on the second floor in Suite 221. He’ll be holding an open house for the Ravenswood Art Walk. Art, snacks and drink served.
I love big bold colors–how they blend and interact. Painting is my playground, it’s my fun, and I hope you enjoy my work. I will be donating all the proceeds from any sales to non-profit organizations (I haven’t decided yet, but I expect to choose one charitable group and an electoral candidate). I hope to see you at the show.
I create jewelry based on precious stones and nature. It is inspired by the middle east, bodies of water and history.
In addition, I am showing some ocean paintings, so I can give the viewer a calm and beautiful environment to take home.
We are two Chicago-based artists who are excited to share our fun and funky collection of real and imaginary animal-themed art. Liana is a printmaker who specializes in screen printing and relief printing processes. Sarah creates prints of original wildlife watercolor paintings. We can’t wait to meet you at RAW to show you our fresh and modern prints!
“Cranky Pickle Art” consists of colorful, fun and quirky original illustrations inside bottle caps that are then repurposed into jewelry, magnets and pinback buttons. She also includes acrylic paintings that feature whimsical monsters and unique animals. These painting are made on recycled discarded media devices, vinyl records, VHS tapes, floppy disks, cassettes, and CD’s.
Alice’s Cat’s current line began with a doodle, drawn by my 2 year old daughter. Together we created a collection of charming animal characters ready to liven up any quiet spot in your home. Available to buy as original paintings, prints and greeting cards.
Maike’s Marvels offers one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and home adornments. Steel wire is hand-bent into organic and abstract shapes, and embellished with waxed paper, beads or other meaningful items. Maike’s art is an expression of the joy and gratitude she finds in everyday living, with an aim to share that tranquility with others. In addition to jewelry, you will find garden stakes and ornaments at Maike’s booth.
My journey to making jewelry began in 2001 with beadwork, which I still incorporate in some of the metal work. The pieces I currently create started with metals classes at Lill Street Arts Center & continue at NEIU. Between having degrees in Sculpture, Photography & Interior Design & living in Chicago, Milan & NYC, I have a rich background from which to pull creative ideas. My work is both designed and fabricated totally by myself & it is my goal to make original, appealing beautiful work.
Abstract or representational, paintings or mixed media, I try to tell a story that relates to the viewer. The colors and forms capture moments in time. I do not aim to reproduce the world. My goal is not to have the viewers interpret the paintings exactly how I intended, but to view the forms and colors and have an emotional response to them. Our interpretations depend of our own experiences. My goal is to have each viewer interpret the images in front of them according to their own understanding of the world. This way the creation stop being solely mine and become theirs too.
Madame Annie et Fils is an independent greeting card and jewelry company based in Chicago, Illinois. By combining modern line and color with vintage images and patterns, our cards evoke a classic, timeless style that is at the same time fresh and new. Our jewelry combines both new and vintage components for pieces that are special and memorable as well as every day wear.
Laura Matzen has a focus on small and large scale oil paintings often in diptychs. Her series, “Against the Sky” features colorful images of sky with contrasted silhouetted trees, birds and buildings. Often these scenes are painted from Photographs she has taken around Chicago. Her collection includes unique Photo jewelry and travel photos as well.
RAW VENUE #2 – This historic industrial building was once the home of Manz printing company and has been beautifully restored by our partners at Hayes Properties. Shop from a dozen local artists in the first floor atrium and keep an eye out as you enter for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Garden Sprite, a replica of one of the statues designed by Wright in 1913 for Chicago’s Midway Gardens.