Tuesday, January 29, 2013
She has produced her own line of printed clothing and fabrics, and spent 15 years in the men’s apparel industry as a senior designer, colorist and merchandiser creating the fabric for men’s neckwear.
As an avid gardener, many sources of natural inspiration continue to influence her work today. Her travels to many lands including Viet Nam, Indonesia, Ghana, Brazil and Cambodia and her textile background inform her work. Sadie’s works on paper include etchings, serigraphs and watercolors combined with pastel, charcoal and glazing techniques.
Working in a collage like manner, Sadie takes images apart and places them back together in ways that are playful and humorous but sometimes somber and with a macabre twist. This process lends a surreal quality to her work. Through the use of symbolism and printmaking methods she strives to create a narrative. that comments on states of transition and changes in course due to life altering events. Though not chosen, these become the mapping of one’s life.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
OX-Bow Benefit. Sadie will have a piece for the auction and we will be attending this fun event. It is a great event to pick up amazing artwork at
reasonable prices, have some great food and drink, and socialize and
network with a fun group of art lovers.
It is February 19th at the old Carson Pirie Scott building at 33 S. State St. on the 7th floor. Click link above for details.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
6900 N. Lincoln Ave. - Lincolnwood, IL
21 pieces on display and for sale.
Opening reception Thursday December 4th, 5-7 PM
Show runs through January 29th.
KATHY HALPER STUDIO & GALLERY
467 Roger Williams, Highland Park, IL (847) 542-9793
Group Show with Sadie contributing 15 pieces.
November 21 - January 3
EVANSTON ART CENTER'S WINTER ARTS EXPO
November 22-December 13 847.475.5300
2603 Sheridan Rd Evanston, IL
Monday, June 9, 2008
Artist Reception on June 27th
Bills' Blues Bar, 1029 Davis St., Evanston, from 4-8PM.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Sadie's "Coming Up On 40" was creating a stir as the bidding reached a feverish pitch for an archival reproduction of her award winning 4 Plate Copper Etching. All proceeds went to benefit the Ox-Bow Scholarship Fund.
ELMHUSRT ARTS GUILDS' NATIONAL ART PREMIERE-ELMHURST ART MUSEUM-FEBRUARY 22, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Thursday, December 6, 2007
"Running With The Cicadas" --Inside Cover of the first ever - School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Alumni Calendar - 2008
Friday, October 5, 2007
SAIC Alumna Sadie Gerbic will be having a month-long Solo Show of her works on paper at the Wilmette Library Gallery -1242 Wilmette Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 256-5025.
40 pieces will be on display. Opening night reception-Nov.2, 2007, 5PM-8:30 PM- Wine, hot appetizers, desserts.
Show runs Oct 29th - Nov. 28, 2007.
Free Parking onsite
Metra-Wilmette stop-1 block from Gallery
722 Green Bay Rd. Metra # - (847) 256-0400
BARE WALLS - OCTOBER 13th, 2007
School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago's Annual Benefit for student Scholarhip Fund
Sadie's piece raised $500 for the event.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
THE ENLIVENED CHAIR
SOLO SHOW-Wilmette Library Gallery
November 2- November 30, 2007
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (847)256-5025
"THE 5 SENSES" Northbrook Public Library Juried Show
September 28–October 29, 2007
HANDHARVESTED:"ARTISTS FOR A GREENER PLANET",
719 W. Wrightwood Chicago, Illinois
Opening Reception September 7, 7-11 PM, Wine, Hors D'oevres, Silent Auction, Raffle
September 7 - October 6, 2007
CONTEMPORARY SYMBOLISM SHOW-Prairie State College
Chicago Heights- opening October 12-November 11, 2007
"STACKED" THE MOTHERLODE GROUP and The Allen County Public Library
Juror : Rachel Perry , Fine Arts Curator, INDIANA STATE MUSEUM
October 5–November 10, 2007
Fort Wayne, Indiana
"ILLIANA ARTISTS" Juried Art Exhibition
The Chesterton Art Center, Juror: Karen DePirro
August 26th—Sepember 30th 2007
FALLING LIKE LITTLE JEWELS
AWARDS / HONORS
August 2007 - Artwork titled "Coming Up On 40" chosen to be in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's 2008 Alumni Calendar
August 2007- Honorable Mention-
August 2007- 1st Place- The Next Picture Show's "SHE EXHIBITION"-Dixon, Illinois
June 2007-1st Place- The North Shore Art League's "Art on the Plaza"
June 2007-1st Place-The Friends of the Wilmette Library's 26th annual juried show.
LINCOLN PARK CULTURAL CENTER ART FAIR September 15-16
Two of her etchings were accepted into Artlink’s 27th annual juried print exhibition in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was also awarded first place in her medium at the North Shore Art League’s ‘Art on the Plaza’ in Wilmette in June. She displayed two Etchings in the Evanston Art Center’s Faculty Exhibition in July and August. Six screenprint and mixed media figure works were included in ‘The Man Show’ at Mars Gallery, which opened August 18th. Her four-plate color etching, “Coming Up on 40” is part of Loyola University’s National Works on Paper Competition at Loyola’s Crown Center Gallery in Chicago from July 26th – September 7th. She will have a piece in the ‘5 Senses Show’ at the Northbrook Public Library running September 28th-October 29th. Two Etchings will be part of the ‘She‘ juried exhibition at The Next Picture Show in Dixon, Illinois from Friday August 17th through September 11th. Sadie also has a piece in The Motherlode Group’s juried exhibition ‘Stacked’, showing at the Allen County Public Library from October 5th – November 10th.
"FACULTY EXHIBITION 2007" Evanston Art Center
July 2 – August 26,2007
"LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER", Crown Center Gallery
Juror: Dan Addington, Director of Gwenda J. Addington Gallery, Chicago
July 26 – September 7 2007
THE NEXT PICTURE SHOW, "SHE" - Juried Exhibition
August 17th – September 11th 2007
"THE MAN SHOW"
Mars Gallery, curated by Phillip Bernal
August 18th – September 2nd 2007
Sadie Gerbic is an artist who grew up in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The region’s natural beauty has had a strong influence on her work. A printmaker, textile designer and avid garden designer, Ms. Gerbic often utilizes plant flora, insects and landscapes as sources of inspiration.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as an Art Education degree. There she studied a wide range of mediums but focused on serigraphy and textile design. She began producing hand printed fabrics and entered the men’s apparel industry, where she spent ten years as a senior Designer and merchandiser, designing, coloring and overseeing the production of fabric for men’s neckties. These collections were distributed nationally and internationally at fine department and specialty stores.
Ms. Gerbic is currently working with intaglio printing methods and mixed mediums on paper… combining printed techniques with watercolor and pastel. In addition to natural forms, she works with psychologically compelling imagery, reflecting in a narrative manner upon the human experience.