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27th Anniversary Show

November 1 - January 4
Opening reception: Friday,
November 1, 5-8 pm


Please join us at Vale Craft Gallery on Fri, Nov 1 from 5 to 8 pm for a reception with artists celebrating the gallery's 27th Anniversary.  Discover an eclectic collection of ceramics, glass, jewelry, and mixed media sculpture primarily by Chicago and Midwestern artists.  Look for new work by Lindy Ihrman, Gina Szulkowski, Dennis Robert, Stephen Palmer, Irene Newman, and many others.  Our current exhibition Color and Texture featuring ceramics by Randy O'Brien and fiber art by Boisali Biswas remains on view through Nov 3.  



Ending Show:
Color and Texture: 
Randy O'Brien Ceramics &
Boisali Biswas Fiber/ Mixed Media

September 6 through November 3
Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 5-9 pm


Please join us at Vale Craft Gallery on Friday, September 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception of our show Color and Texture featuring fiber art by Boisali Biswas and ceramics by Randy O'Brien.  Using bold color and innovative textures, both Randy O'Brien and Boisali Biswas create distinctive work in their respective mediums.  
The exhibition continues through November 3.

Randy O'Brien's ceramic vessels and wall pieces feature a vivid three-dimensional glaze surface inspired by the mineral formations, mudflats and lichens of southern Arizona.  It took over 15 years for the artist to develop this unique "crawl" glaze.  

The fiber assemblages by Boisali Biswas include mixed media weavings incorporating strips of textured wallpaper painted by the artist, as well as a new installation of hanging pieces.  Originally from India, Boisali combines the rich colors of her cultural heritage with contemporary forms, techniques, and materials in her work.

Peter's recent interview in

Chicago Gallery News.


For additional information or images, please contact:
Vale Craft Gallery at 312-337-3525 or

Archive of Past Events

Vale Craft Gallery

230 West Superior Street - Chicago, IL. 60654

Phone: 312.337.3525 - Fax: 312.337.3530


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Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00 pm

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About Vale Craft Gallery:
Located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North gallery district, Vale Craft Gallery exhibits and sells contemporary American fine craft
and sculpture including works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and mixed media. Since 1992, gallery owner Peter Vale has shown an
eclectic and affordable collection of decorative, functional, and sculptural artwork by both local and national artists. Vale Craft Gallery
features colorful textiles, beautiful glass objects, handcrafted furniture, innovative ceramics, whimsical sculpture, and unique jewelry.