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Fall Events Announced for Collectors Circle Series

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chicago, IL—The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), a 40 year-old non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives, presents a special event series for members of the Chartwell Collectors Circle, a group dedicated to cultivating art collectors in Chicago. Founded in 2012, Chartwell Collectors Circle is one of CAC’s core programs aimed to bridge the gap between artists and the communities in which they live and work.

Sponsored by Chartwell Insurance Services and Chubb Personal Insurance, Collectors Circle offers an exclusive calendar of educational and social events throughout the year which broaden members’ knowledge about contemporary arts and culture. Open to new and existing members, the roster of annual events includes studio tours with artists, behind the scenes home tours with major collectors and invitations to special talks and exhibition previews.

Chartwell Collectors Circle members will have access to special perks throughout the year,  including an upcoming  VIP champagne breakfast preview of CAC’s second annual art fair, EDITION Chicago, September 19, held in CAC’s West Loop gallery space (217 N. Carpenter Street.) EDITION Chicago showcases cutting edge galleries and non-profit institutions from around the world in an intimate, invitation-only art fair context. during EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, Sept. 19-21, 2014.

Other events include a talk with artist Jordan Martins at the Room and Board showroom, Thursday, October 16, from 6-8pm and a private studio tour with artist Dan Gunn, represented by monique meloche gallery, on Thursday, November 13, from 6-8pm.

 “The CAC Chartwell Collectors Circle has been an excellent forum for educating emerging collectors in a relaxing social setting where they can meet others that share their passion for art,” said Founder and CEO of Chartwell Insurance Services Rebecca Woan. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with CAC through this premiere collecting association as it builds momentum through the dynamic calendar of events planned for this year.”

This year’s Collectors Circle 2014 roster of events has included private collection tours of Gensler principal Carlos Martinez’s residence as well as Jack and Sandra Guthman’s residence, an open studio night at Mana Contemporary and a studio tour of Henbane Artists Collective that included remarks from artists Jenny Kendler, Stacia Yeapanis, Meg Leary and Brent Fogt.

The cost of an annual membership to Chartwell Collectors Circle is $150 per year for an individual or $225 per year for a household. Register here, or contact Alexis Nido-Russo, Community Partnerships Manager, for more information at  or 312-491-8888.

About Chicago Artists Coalition

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) strives to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. As pioneers in advocacy and professional development, CAC capitalizes on the intersection of art and enterprise by activating collaborative partnerships and developing innovative resources. CAC is committed to cultivating groundbreaking exhibitions and educational opportunities, and to building a diverse community of artistic leaders, that defines the place of art and artists in our culture and economy.

About Chartwell Insurance Services

Chartwell Insurance Services arranges personal property and liability insurance, provides risk management solutions and other consultative services for high net worth individuals and their families. In addition to our insurance programs for residences, automobiles, aircraft, boats and yachts, Chartwell has considerable and respected expertise in insuring collections of fine art, antiques, jewelry and collector automobiles. Chartwell understands that the asset-preservation needs of its clients are typically complex, and therefore require more than simple insurance transactions. To all of our client relationships we bring experience, knowledge, insight and discretion.