ArtWauk; December 2014 edition

Saturday December 20; 5-9PM
Karcher 405 Gallery; 405 Washington Street in Waukegan
FREE parking, food, booze, galleries and entertainment throughout the night in the downtown Waukegan Arts District!

This month marks one year that I’ve been setting up at Karcher for ArtWauk and I want to thank the residents, Artspace, adjacent galleries, the Arts Council and the people of Waukegan for inviting and welcoming me back each month to be part of a great city’s great comeback! I also want to thank everyone who has stopped by the booth, even just to browse and bullshit for a few minutes, as while it’s fun to research the places I’ve photographed, nothing beats hearing stories from those who actually lived and worked in and around them.

This and next month’s featured set will, to celebrate, revisit the Karcher Hotel building for a final time… there will be six framed works available:


Over the last year or so I’ve located four of the original Karcher Hotel postcards at an area flea market; which I’ve since digitally-restored. The one pictured is the original from the late-1920s; that one and a later one have been blown up to framed 12×18’s ($60), and the complete set of four, reprinted as 4×6’s, will be available framed and matted for $60.

The four views from across the corner of Washington and MLK; taken beginning in August 2011 when the building was still vacant, and retaken during construction in February, November 2012 and in its completed state in April 2013 will be available as 5×7’s in one framed work for $60.


Easily the most popular prints I’ve produced; these two 12×18’s are photographic copies of the murals in the Karcher’s basement, in what was originally a billiard hall, which depict a rooftop view of downtown Waukegan in the early 1930s. $60 each, or save and get both for $100!

In addition, we now have TWO refurbished Polaroid Land Cameras available in time for Christmas; a model 101 for $70, and a newer 240 for $75. Each has been personally inspected, tested, cleaned, and modified to shoot great pictures for another 50 years, and each comes with a FREE pack of color instant film from Fuji, which is far superior and more reliable in every way to Polaroid’s own stock.

This month I have had to raise prices on framed works due to changing printing services, however I will be introducing an Artists’ Discount for those living at 405 Washington Street, which is good for $10 off all framed works and will be available every month.


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