Pilsen Holiday Art Sale and Tianguis-12/11-12

Cobalt artists will be in the House!
Please join us for the Pilsen Holiday Art Sale and Tianguis (Market) featuring 30 + Independent,  local artists and crafters displaying and selling the best in arts, DIY handmade, and Latin American craft and paper arts.
This exciting two-day holiday Market located in the heart of Pilsen will take place on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12 from 12noon – 7pm at Casa Juan Diego, 2020 S. Blue Island Ave.  Admission is free! Select from original paintings, prints, unique clothing and fashion, ceramics, jewelry, DIY handmade crafts, cards, plush toys, screen printed t-shirts, zines, comics, free trade Latin American goods and handicraft.
In addition to the unique works of art and craft, the event will include live music by the group Jaro Chicanos, and singer, songwriter Sandra Antongiorgi. Traditional Mexican foods, delicious baked goods provided by Bella Nor pastries and Casa Girl Cupcakes, and a book and literature section by Contratiempo literary cultural magazine.


Some pics of work from 'On Specific'

Impromptu unspecific themed show of Pilsen and Bridgeport artists


London from Chicago from London

As part of SchemaTonic-Cobalt Artist Antonio Martinez collaborates with Helen Schoene in the UK, December 2nd. Tony will be participating a live performance piece via Skype and Video projection. See announcement below.

Cheers to Tony and Helen! We will be sure post any documentation of the interaction.


On specific-Reception Friday, 11/19

Here we go! We are diving in to an exhibit before the year is out. While there is no theme to this show, all the work is 2-D based, drawing and painting. These artists enjoy each others work and want to share it with you.


Coming in January 2011

We are currently piloting our front space for exhibitions with our first show planned for January 2011. Our hopes and plans for the space are to provide exceptional artists (some underexposed) with an opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery-like atmosphere minus the commercial pressures and hoopla.

While rooted in the community of local artists, we look to expand our network with the world by establishing a national and international exchange of artwork.

A key purpose of the exhibition use of our space is to allow artists to experiment with new work and gain feedback through showcasing their work with us without pressure of sales. 


Over 9 artists have been invited to produce a narrative using photo based media.  Exploring photography as a tool, in documentation and illusion, they will tell stories; moving between evidence and artifice.

To add a bit of fun all work must be produced in a 30 day period (11/7 - 12/6/10). Some will choose to use each day, while others will only work w/in these dates.

Show will be in January 2011
Stay tuned for more info.