ASV Artists Do Final Edits Preparing For 2019 Photo Exhibition








ASV artists were hard at work yesterday, doing final edits on their photos with members of the volunteer ASV Photo Team. The essence of the photos is never changed. The edits are done simply to bring out the best in the photos that each artist took.

Once final edits are done, the photos will be printed and the Photo Team will spend hours carefully framing each photo for the artists before the Opening Night Gallery reception June 7th, at 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

The artists have much to be proud of! They look forward to meeting you and showing you all they have accomplished this year.


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Best “Friendraiser” Yet

A great time was had by all last evening, as ASV Photo Team members joined together to throw one heck of a kickoff party! Our warmest thanks to all who came in support of ASV and its artists. We are so thankful to the generous folks at Lagunitas who gave us use of their amazing “Tap Room” for this event. We are tremendously grateful to Robert Finnegan, Prime Food Catering for donating all of the delicious food for the evening. We so appreciate the benefactors who donated Raffle prizes and funds for other expenses. Thank you, as well to the Ryan Joseph Anderson band for  such an outstanding performance for the crowd. Finally, we sincerely thank everyone who came to join in the fun last night! Click the link below to enjoy the photos…and be sure to mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, June 7th, when the 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition opens to the public! It is a gallery experience like no other- see you there!

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“Singin’ In The Rain” – Join Us At Lagunitas Tonight!

“Rainy Days and Mondays” are not going to stop this party! Come help us kick-off the 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition with this special annual “friend-raiser” tonight, Monday April 29 from 5:30-8:30 at Lagunitas’ Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th Street in Chicago.

The band Ryan Joseph Anderson is “on tap” to perform…plenty of great food and drinks will be available…awesome RAFFLE PRIZES await some lucky winners…and, best of all, everyone there will be united in support of ASV and its artists.

Bring your colleagues and friends – every sip counts! See you TONIGHT!

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ASV Friend-Raiser Next Monday

Planning your week ahead? Don’t forget next MONDAY, APRIL 29, IS THE ASV FRIEND-RAISER AT LAGUNITAS’ TAP ROOM!

There’s no better place to support ASV artists and hear the inside story about this year’s ASV Photo Exhibition June 7-9.

The band Ryan Joseph Anderson will perform…and there will be fabulous food and drinks for all. Spring is here- every night of the week is a great night to be out! Join us!



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Ryan Joseph Anderson To Perform At ASV Friendraiser April 29

Lagunitas’ Tap Room will be rocking to the sounds of the Ryan Joseph Anderson band on April 29. Check out their website below to learn more:

Don’t miss this chance to see them LIVE! See you April 29!

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Fantastic Raffle Prizes Can Be YOURS At Lagunitas April 29

The ASV “Every Sip Counts” friendraiser April 29 is going to be a fabulous shindig, with great food, drinks, LIVE MUSIC and a chance to get the inside scoop on this year’s photos that the public will see for the first time at the ASV Photo Exhibition June 7-9!  On top of all of that, we also have amazing Raffle Prizes to bid on while you are having fun! Check out these items that can be easily be yours:

  • 100 Gift Certificate redeemable at Schubas, Lincoln Hall or Tied House
  • Two Tickets To West Side Story at the Lyric Opera
  • Two Tickets to watch the Cubs play the Braves June 25th – great seats!
  • A Wine-Tasting Party for six at Pops
  • Four Tickets to Chicago’s best comedy at iO Theater
  • A professional 8×10 portrait by InLight, valued at $350
  • Four tickets to a Cubs game at Murphy’s Rooftop, including drinks, food and a unique view of the game



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ASV Friend-Raiser At Lagunitas Tap: April 29 From 5:30-8:30PM

ASV cordially invites you to a fabulous evening of food, drinks and fantastic music all in support of the upcoming 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition! See the details below, then plan on bringing all of your friends and work colleagues to this important kickoff event. There are AWESOME raffle prizes just waiting to be won by some lucky attendee…and every sip helps ASV help the artists! We look forward to seeing you there!


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This stunning photo taken by Mike B. has been chosen as the featured photo on this year’s ASV Photo Exhibition invitation. Click on the link below to see all of the details. All of the artists have worked very hard since the program began last September. They are proud of their artwork, as they should be and they look forward to sharing their photographic prints with all who come to the photo show. Mark your calendars and join for this very special event!




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Thanks To All Who Came To The Flower & Garden Show

ASV is very grateful to everyone who stopped by Booth 226 last week during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. What a joyful scene it was, as large crowds strolled through the exhibits, throughout the five days, getting new ideas for gardening, lawn care, patio entertaining and appreciating the wide variety of products and services geared towards everyone who loves the outdoors.

Excitement was definitely in the air, as old and new ASV friends heard more about the upcoming Photo Exhibition June 7-9. Please plan to join us for this very special photo show that has become one of the most “go to” events on the summer calendar among Chicago art enthusiasts.

For now, thank you again to all who came and supported ASV artists last week with your kind purchases and donations. Happy Spring to one and all!

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show THIS WEEKEND: Don’t Miss It

Navy Pier’s Festival Hall has been turned into one, lovely celebration of the outdoors this week! You will find gorgeous plants and flowers, a wide range of gardening, lawn care, barbecue and entertaining products, plus skilled professionals eager to share tricks of their trades to help you enjoy your home and garden every minute this summer.

ASV is at BOOTH 226, in Festival Hall, decorated with a beautiful array of lovely floral photos taken by ASV artists over the years. We have fantastic note card sets available for purchase, at $11 each and matted 8×10 prints for purchase as well, at $55 each. Please remember that every purchase you make benefits the artists directly.  

We are delighted to share our booth with LOOM, another wonderful Catholic Charities program that provides support to women refugees in Chicago. The women gather twice a week, weaving stunning scarves, capes and shawls while they build friendships with one another. LOOM has a great selection of these items for sale, as well as a display of elegant earrings also  made by the ladies at LOOM.

If you use code CCCHICAGO when you buy your tickets to the show, Catholic Charities will receive a portion of the ticket price back. Go to www.chicagoflower to learn more. Please stop by to say hello and support ASV and LOOM! Everything is in bloom, at Navy Pier through Sunday!       

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