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5 actions artists can take to gain traction

5 Actions Artists Can Take To Gain Traction

February 22nd, 2018 Posted by Art, Tips for Artists No Comment yet

The more traction that you have as an artist, the bigger fan base you can build. See our top 5 tips for how to gain more traction in our latest post!

More Than A Keg In The Kitchen: A 7 Step Guide On Building Great Company Culture

February 19th, 2018 Posted by Art No Comment yet

Popular strategies to creating company culture include providing workers with game rooms, free massages, and limitless vacation days. Perks rarely work. A great culture rather requires a shared vision, values, and behaviors.

8 Chicago Neighborhood Murals You Must Go See

January 29th, 2018 Posted by Art, Featured, Street Art No Comment yet

Splayed on Chicago’s bridges, in its stairwells, and dancing across brick walls underneath its freeways are painted murals that tell the story of the city itself.

Interview: Luis Martin’s Visual Feng Shui Takes Form Via Collage Art

January 25th, 2018 Posted by Art, Featured, Interviews No Comment yet

First world problems mesh with inanimates, classicism, and shape in a way that honor our own intersection with the work. Collage art FTW, again!

Best Free Spots To Get Your Art Fix in Chicago

January 22nd, 2018 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

If you’re an art lover on a budget, Chicago is the perfect town for you.  The best free galleries in the city, much less the world, are all readily accessible.

Supporting Divested Communities Through Art Projects

January 11th, 2018 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Cultural institutions like museums used to be seen exclusively as luxuries for the wealthy, but community art projects have become a great way to revive neighborhoods through creativity.

Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer - Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Mini Feature: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer

December 7th, 2017 Posted by Abstract, Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Screenprints No Comment yet
Featured Image: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer – Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Nick and Nadine of Sonnenzimmer are talked about glowingly within working artist circles, and IPaintMyMind has been honored to connect with them more in the past 18 months by adding their work to our growing collection, which we curate into businesses and community spaces all over Chicago as part of Shared Walls.
Our model is all about supporting the artists we believe in through purchasing bundles of their work for our collection, then rotating them as part of a service that sustainably funds art access in all communities.

When we connected with ZS Associates last year as part of a Shared Walls rotating art exhibition in their new downtown Evanston offices at the Rotary Building, we knew Sonnenzimmer would be a great fit. The space is modern, clean, and has lots of great light, lending itself to the abstract components & design elements that are so notable in Nick and Nadine’s work.

We ended up curating 3 oversized art prints for the ZS Lounge and 8 more 18×24 in. art prints for the main wall in the adjacent workspace.

Since then, we’ve acquired another batch of prints from Sonnenzimmer, bringing us to over 40 art prints and gigposters of theirs in our collection. Those went up at Adidas’ Originals new Bucktown store, and will be rotated into community spaces like schools, libraries, and youth centers in 2018!

Sonnenzimmer are constantly pushing the realms of their own knowledge to make more involved, intricate, and genre bending work. They’re inherently looking for new ways to make stuff, and we admire that.

They’re super intentional about who they work with, and have been really encouraging as far as IPaintMyMind’s work and development. We’re excited to feature them, because working with them has been a lot of fun, and a great example of how IPMM supports artists through purchases, then mobilizes that art to make it accessible to everyone.

Below we’ve included some beautiful work by Sonnenzimmer that we recently acquired for our Shared Walls Program.
Go ahead and check out their art prints or gigposters to grab a couple pieces of your own or view the works we’ve posted below!
The Arts Club of Chicago: Founding 
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 8-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp
Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
 


The Arts Club of Chicago: Establishment
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 10-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp

Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Vector Sculpture 3
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Media: Six-color screen print
Date: 2015
Size: 26 x 40 inches
Edition: 15, signed and numbered
Occassion: Exhibit

Exhibit history: Texas State University, San Marcos; Elastic Arts, Chicago​

8 Local Chicago Art Galleries to Add to Your Bucket List

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Art, Featured, Tips for Artists No Comment yet

Chicago art galleries, non-profits, and universities located throughout the city are showing inspiring works by up-and-coming and established artists.

Interview: Alexander Grahovsky & Bubble Gum Paintings As Art Prints

October 17th, 2017 Posted by Art, Featured, Interviews No Comment yet

Alexander Grahovsky is precisely the type of creative mind we love. His bubble gum paintings & prints are rad, and it’s been awesome to pick this brain.

IPaintMyMind x Adidas Originals: Local Art Services That Give Back

October 5th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

The art exhibition in the Adidas Originals Bucktown store will help IPaintMyMind fund, curate, and install 3 FREE art exhibitions in local public schools!