Chicago Printmaker's Collaborative Director Deborah Maris Lader:
-Deborah Maris Lader
Deborah Maris Lader (Artist, Musician, Performer, Administrator) is the Founder/Director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative since 1989, and member of the touring folk band, Sons of the Never Wrong. Deborah exhibits her prints, drawings, photography, and mixed media artwork internationally, and her work appears in many permanent collections, including the Chicago History Museum, the New York Public Library, and the City of Palo Alto. Awards for her service to the artistic community include "The 2007 Arts Advocate Award" from ArtWalk Ravenswood, "The 1999 Paul Berger Arts Entrepreneurship Award" given by Columbia College, Chicago, and "Cultural Contributor of the Year", presented to her by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce in 2003. She is a current (and former Board) member of the Mid America Print Council, the Chicago Artists Coalition and the American Print Alliance. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications, and most recently has been exhibited at Artropolis 2007, Tall Grass Arts Association, the Chicago Cultural Center, the NOVA Art Fair, and the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Upcoming shows are scheduled at Carthage Collage, Saginaw State University and Western Kentucky University, among others. Deborah also plays guitar, mandolin, and banjo and writes songs and sings with her band, which is now celebrating its 15-yr anniversary!