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Help us open Chicago's first open-door (six days a week, 8 hours a day) gallery dedicated to Gig posters, Art prints and street art.
Help us open Chicago's first open-door (six days a week, 8 hours a day) gallery dedicated to Gig posters, Art prints and street art.
133 backers pledged $15,895 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR MISSION

Opening July 2012, Galerie F presents itself to the city of Chicago as the first open-door gallery space. Fully functional six days of the week, all day long, with no appointments required. We seek to contextualize printmaking and street art in the contemporary art scene while promoting local and international artists. Our community, and our city, are essential to our mission.

Come in, browse through our print archives, check out our latest exhibitions, or sign up for screen printing classes. Offering an extensive and affordable collection of gig posters, art posters, and other collectibles for your browsing pleasure. 

Galerie F will stem from the currently operating FugScreens Studios. FugScreens is a premiere silkscreen studio located in Wicker Park that specializes in gig posters for local and national bands, as well as fine art prints and festival posters. The gallery will take from Fugscreens an emphasis on printmaking, supporting local artists, and providing a service to our community. We hope to provide affordable and accessible art classes to the public once we open our doors.

WHO WE ARE

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff is the founder and owner of FugScreens Studios, partner and initiating company behind Galerie F. Operating a fully functional commercial printmaking studio and having been raised in Paris and London, Zissou seeks to further join a Chicago art community with the international art world. He sees Galerie F as a unique opportunity to present accessible, exciting and varied work to both a local and international audience.

Billy Craven is an active practicing artist living in Chicago and working out of FugScreens Studios. Craven has long interacted with the world of street art and graffiti through his photography. With Craven as co-owner, contemporary street art will play a vital role at Galerie F. Hosting a wide range of national and international street artists in solo and group shows, Craven wishes to blur the lines of fine and street art with Galerie F as the vehicle.

Chicago native and art historian Allie Whalen rounds out Galerie F’s team as managing director. As a street art enthusiast, Whalen has studied and written articles on the growth and development of street and outsider art. Whalen’s keen organizational skills and tech savvy will be put to use expanding and managing Galerie F’s physical space and international online presence.



WHERE YOU COME IN

The funds you donate will directly support the space’s opening and each dollar will go to the construction and preparation of our Logan Square location. 

UPDATE: We have found our space, but there are some major obstacles in our way before opening. Your donation will fund the repairs and reinstallation of a water-damaged roof and floor, gutting the space, and tearing down walls to make for a more open and accessible floorplan. Please visit us at 2381 N Milwaukee Avenue!

We hope to be able to share the final product with you all in July 2012.  By supporting Galerie F, you are helping to create a dynamic, accessible gallery retail space in the heart of Chicago. We thank you in advance for your interest and support.

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YOUR REWARDS

All of the rewards we are offering to our campaign supporters are exclusive to this event. Each and every item is only available through our Kickstarter. Once the campaign ends, these limited edition rewards will never be printed or produced again.

Hope you enjoy what we have to offer thank you all so much.

THE REWARDS

THE STICKERS:

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THE BUTTONS:

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THE FUGSCREENS PATCH:

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THE T SHIRTS:

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THE APRONS:

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THE TEST PRINTS PACKS:

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HANDMADE SKETCHBOOKS BY NICOLETTE ROSS:

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FUGSCREENS STUDIOS SUBSCRIPTION:

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THE PRINT COLLABORATIONS:

Collaboration with artist Erin Page Armstrong

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Collaboration with artist Don't Fret

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Collaboration with artist Dan MacAdam

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Collaboration with artist Ryan Duggan

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FRIENDS AND SPONSORS

Landland

John Vogl

Casey Burns

Brock Brake

Cole's Bar

Nicolette Caldwell, PR

Busy Beaver Button Co.

Nicolette Ross

Cafe Mustache 

Left Handed Wave

Justin Santora

Michael Lauritano

Sass Dragons, featured on our video with their song "Good Home Chicago"

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. 

PS. JOIN THE FUGGIN' REVOLUTION!!

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    You'll receive a permanent thank you on the gallery website and an advance e-vite to the gallery's opening this summer.

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    You'll get the advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery website, as well as a limited edition sticker pack exclusive to this campaign.

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    You'll get the advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery website, as well as a limited edition button pack exclusive to this campaign provided by Busy Beaver Buttons. Including a limited edition button from Chicago's own Left Handed wave.

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    You'll get the advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery website, as well as BOTH the limited edition button pack and sticker pack exclusive to this campaign.

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    You'll get the advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery website, a sticker pack, and a limited edition FugScreens Studios hand embroidered patch by Chicago Embroidery

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    You'll get the advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery website, and your choice of one of the four shirt designs by our featured artists.

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    You will receive one of Nicolette Ross's handmade books - these books are hand bound sketchbooks of French Speckletone paper, with cut test prints peppered in. Each book is completely unique, only limited amount available!

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    You'll get an exclusive FugScreens apron and t-shirt of the design of your choice.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    You'll get a pack of three test prints out of FugScreens Studios and an exclusive button pack provided by Busy Beaver Buttons.

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    Exclusive limited edition collaboration print featuring Zissou and Chicago printmaker Dan MacAdam of Crosshair Studio, signed and numbered just for you.

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    Exclusive limited edition collaboration print featuring Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago's own graffiti artist, don't fret. Signed and numbered just for you!

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    Exclusive limited edition collaboration print featuring Zissou and Chicago printmaker Erin Page Armstrong of Kill Hatsumomo. Signed and numbered just for you!

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    Exclusive limited edition collaboration print featuring Zissou and Chicago printmaker Ryan Duggan of Drug Factory Press. Signed and numbered just for you!

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    You'll receive one handmade sketchbook by Nicolette Ross, a unique handmade bookmark, and one random collaboration print of the four listed above.

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    A year's subscription to the print work coming out of FugScreens Studios. You'll receive at least 30 gig posters, all of the fine art prints for 2012, and an exclusive membership print over the 365 days following your purchase. We'll toss some shirts, buttons, and stickers in there as well. Plus You also will receive one random collaboration print of the four exclusive artists for this campaign.

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    Your name will be engraved on a permanently fixed in-store plaque. A permanent prominent thank you on the gallery website, and exclusive invites to gallery events. Plus a subscription, described at $425.

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    GALERIE F GRAB BAG!!! You'll get an advance e-vite, a public thank you on the gallery site, a sticker pack, a button pack, two embroidered patches, one handmade bookmark, one of each shirt design, one apron, one handmade bound book, one of each collaboration print, a FugScreens Studios subscription, and your name inscribed on the gallery plaque. Total savings of $500!!!

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