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October 4th 5:00-7:00 P.M.  
Jake Early 
"The Chico Experience" Opening Event
Meet the Artist / Artwork unveiling

The Chico Experience opening reception is this Friday October 4th 2013! Jake and CSUC President Paul Zingg will be unveiling the fourth Chico Experience print with live music and dessert reception at 5:00 P.M. and we want you to come! Now is your chance to meet Chico's award-winning BEST* artist and see the latest Chico Experience. Jake will be in attendance to answer questions and meet fellow alumni fans.

It's that time of year again, time to take advantage of our semi annual custom framing SALE! Bring your projects in and save 20% on all of our mouldings, matting and glass! It only happens twice a year, so don't miss out!


October 5th 11:00 A.M.-12:00 PM
Jake Early 
Meet the Artist
Question and Answer on Jake's "Northern California Gold" series

Chico Paper Company is proud to host this opportunity for the general public to meet Jake in a casual environment.  Come and get to know the artist - you'll leave with a greater appreciation, both of him and his art form guaranteed!
Jake Early's graphic design work and printmaking have earned him much publicity and attention in the world.  A California native, Early's hand pulled serigraphs are created on a printing press that he built.  His simple illustrative style, bold color palette, and strong depiction of place all resonate with collectors.  Early's trademark is his use of metallic flakes incorporated into the clear ink base.  These inks capture and reflect natural light, shifting the mood of each print as the light changes throughout the day. 
Early is a graduate of the graphic design program at CSUC and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain.  Beyond working as a printmaker, Early is also an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator.  Early's original serigraph are available exclusively at the Chico Paper Company, located at 4th St. and Broadway, in downtown Chico (530) 891-0900.
Jake is also the artist who designed the Chico Palio logo.


October 12th 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Halina Domanski
Question / Answer Demonstration

The genesis of my art comes from my subconscious.  I am drawn to wheels, circles and the energy and power provoked from the contrast of depth and color.  I paint by building up thick layers of pigment with a palette knife.  I like to use paint straight from the tube, to achieve special color effects.  A raised surface is important in my paintings to convey feelings and contribute a three-dimensional effect to the overall piece.  My finished pieces contain meandering strokes, thick with color and texture.  I am a texture-freak.  My eye is always searching for a texture. Exclusively at Chico Paper Company.

October 19th 11:00-1:00 P.M.
Cynthia Schildhauer
Question / Answer 

When I paint, I attempt to understand this life, and to express in a personal way how beautiful, and sometimes confusing and complicated, our world can be.  My work is layered with color and many other odds and ends.  I believe that all things can be revealed to be more than just their appearance.  Thus, each piece I do is multi-layered, consistent in the idea that there are many surprises under the surface of things.  
Cynthia Scontriano Schildhauer resides in Northern California with her family, three cats and a very enthusiastic small dog.  Her work can be found in collections throughout the United States and several other countries, but exclusively at Chico Paper Company in the North State.  



October 26th 1:00-2:00 P.M.
Larry Leigh
Question / Answer Demonstration

Northern California photographer Larry Leigh will be in the Chico Paper Company gallery to discuss techniques from field to print.  Several of his large, limited edition metal prints will be on display during the month of October, where the viewer will be treated to natural, yet dramatic renditions of the area we call home. These high gloss images bring our picturesque surroundings to life. Exclusively at Chico Paper Company





...Are you ready for your Chico Experience? Be here Friday, October 5, 2012 for the Unveiling of the Third Chico Experience Print, by Jake Early. Dessert Reception to Follow, 345 Broadway, 5–7 p.m.


Coming Soon...Cycle City by Jake Early, release date 2/20/12. 


Cycle City T-shirts will also be available starting Friday 2/17/12. Mens Sizes: Small - XX Large, white $25.00 ea                  or black $29.00 ea.


Save Bidwell Mansion!
Join us and shop on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Chico Paper Company; we can all help save Bidwell Mansion. Chico Paper Company will donate 10% of it's total sales from Sunday to contribute to the "Save Bidwell Mansion" fund. Together we can make a difference! See you on Sunday 12-4 P.M. (Photograph by Larry Leigh)


  Jackie Greene - Musican/Songwriter/Artist

photo by Jay Blakesburg / Retna LTD.

Reception for the Artist October 29, 2011 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Known for his music, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene explores the visual arts with the same creative enthusiam.  Combining emotional honesty and humor with the ability to convey passion, his paintings and sketches give an insight into the mind of a highly talented artist who is continually expanding and open to new forms of expression.


The custom picture framing SALE you've been waiting for, October 1st - 31st, mention you saw this on our website and get sale prices now.

In October come by for The Chico Experience, 2011 Release Party, Friday October 7th from 5 - 7pm

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 visit downtown for the Annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale from 9am - 5pm. Coinciding with the Harvest Sale is Chico Paper Company's long awaited Janet Turner Event, a celebration of the artist's career in print making. For more information please contact Chico Paper Company at (530) 891-0900.

JL Doodles will be here on October 22, 2011 from 12 - 2pm, showing how she makes her hand-forged, hand-crafted artisan jewerly

And finally on Saturday October 29, 2011 local artist Ellen Heise will be painting live in the Gallery come by and meet Ellen from 2-4pm

This weekend kicks off the beginning of Artober Fest. Start your Saturday (9/10/11) downtown at Farmer's Market then head over to the Downtown City Plaza for Palio, a whole day scheduled with fun for all ages. Come back on Sunday (9/11/11) for A Taste of Chico.


Bear Hole Jake Early is print number two from the It's A Local Thing Series, come in and check it out today.

SALE!! This and Over 60 other original encaustic (beeswax) paintings by Cynthia Schildhauer are DEEPLY DISCOUNTED and selling fast! We are clearing the way for her new body of work due to arrive at the gallery in Sept. Hurry in for Great art at a Great price!

Lower Park Jake Early is here at Chico Paper Company. This series will contain 3 hand-pulled serigraphs with 12 to 24 colors each, and will be completed by the end of September, . The complete series is available for purchase today call if you have any questions or would like to purchase any of the pieces offered in this great new series.

Another "Great Art Giveaway" begins! You can win this "Chico Velo Wildflower Century," Jake Early Serigraph. To enter the Giveaway on Facebook you must do three things: 1) Like our page, 2) Leave a comment, 3) Tell a Freind. The contest ends on Friday April 29, 2011 at midnight PST. We will announce the winner on Saturday the 30th. The winner of this "Chico Velo Wildflower Century" signed and numbered serigraph by Jake Early can pick up the art at the release party on Saturday April 30th from 5-8 P.M. (or anytime thereafter) Good-Luck and we'll see you at the party!

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Hold onto your helmets!

The Chico Velo Cycling Club is celebrating it's Diamond Anniversary with a special "30th Anniversary Chico Wildflower Century" print. The release Party will take place at Chico Paper Company on Saturday, April 30th from 5-8 PM. An expected 4,000 Wildflower riders have been invited and you are too! Come view/purchase this special limited edition, hand-pulled serigraph by Jake Early. An additional "Chico Velo Club" print is also available. Call to get yours now at (530) 891-0900.


April 8th, 2011

What a great event! We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone that participated, Jake Early, KCHO Public Radio, Bacio Catering, Christine Lapado Trio, and a very special thanks to Paula Poundstone. Because of the overwhelming success of "Northern California" we were able donate over $4000.00 to KCHO/KFPR!


Ellen Heise new Series for Spring 2011. Come by and check out these alluring new works in the window now.


Thanks to all of you that entered the "Great Art Giveaway," stay tuned and join us on Facebook for more give away opportunities.

The "Great Art Giveaway" begins! You can win this "Northern California," Jake Early Serigraph. To enter the Giveaway on Facebook you must do three things: Tell a friend, Like our page, and Leave a comment. The contest ends on Thursday March 24th at midnight PST. We will announce the winner on Friday the 25th. Our winner of this "Northern California" signed and numbered serigraph by Jake Early can pick up the art at our release party on April 8th from 5-8 P.M. (or anytime thereafter) Good-Luck and we'll see you at the party!

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Hang onto your hats......This is a really big deal!
The moment we've been waiting for is quickly approaching! We would like to invite you to our fundraiser for KCHO North State Public Radio at Chico Paper Company. This exciting event takes place April 8th from 5-8 P.M. The artist Jake Early will be here to reveal this iconic serigraph and Paula Poundstone ("Wait, wait don't tell me") will make a guest appearance. Sales for this "Northern California" image will open at the event. We do expect these to go fast, so mark your calendar! The Christine Lapado Trio will entertain and Bacio catering will provide tasty treats.

Join us on Facebook today and stay tuned for your opportunity to win one of these fantastic hand-pulled prints!
See you on the 8th!

January 14, 15 and 16th Our biggest GALLERY CLEARANCE EVENT ever! 3 days only; you won't want to wait on this one. It's inventory time at Chico Paper Company and we don't want to count it, so were letting it go! Doors open at 9:30 am Friday, January 14th. See you then!!


Downtown Chico officially kicks off the season in a tradition of holiday hospitality Sunday, November 21st from 4-8pm— it's the much-anticipated Christmas Preview! Join us in kicking off the holiday season with refreshments from Mim's and The Cookie Shop, live music by Christine LaPado and the unveiling of Jake Early's #18 print in the Highway One series.

Chico Paper Company would like to thank CSUC's Sue Anderson and the Alumni Association for their hard work and seamless organization, President Paul Zingg for his remarks, and Jake Early for creating such a wonderful image for "The Chico Experience" at Chico Paper Company. We would also like to thank all the Chico Paper Company Alumni Artists who attended and contributed to the events success. An additional thank you to the Enterprise Record, The Orion, Channels 12 and 24, and Channel 7 Action News and everyone who waited so patiently in line to kick off "The Chico Experience".

Click the link below to see Jason Halley's short video about the excitement.

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Previous Events at Chico Paper Company


Chico Paper Company is happy to announce A New Chico Series by Jake Early.

The first of 5 images will be unveiled at the opening reception of "The Chico Experience" at Chico Paper Company on October 8th from 5-8 P.M.

The custom picture framing sale you've been waiting for, October 1st - 31st, mention you saw this on our website and get sale prices now.


Chico Paper Company is pleased to welcome John Peters' stunning Photographs of Bidwell Park. His 4 year 15,000 shot photographic study encompasses the beauty of our collective backyard, celebrating its wonders in every season. John hopes to inspire a renewed thoughtfulness regarding the parks future stewardship.


Cynthia Schildhauer

We are delighted to announce Cynthia Schildhauer's, "The Chico Alphabet Series." Cynthia Schildhauer's 100 pieces in 100 days created so much excitement, we have been asked again and again..... will she do another series? So, It's coming! This new series for Artoberfest will consist of 26 original mixed-media encaustic paintings, playing with the notion of the alphabet and life in Chico. Please come to celebrate with Cynthia and us at the opening event on October 2nd from 5-8pm.

"I am a daily painter who finds it necessary to escape the callings of common, every day life and retreat into the studio: my sanctuary, the casing for my internal life. Much of my motivation to make art stems from the peace and freedom I find in the studio where I attempt to express all the yearnings I experience that go far beyond the visible. Then, inevitably, it becomes time to return to the temporal world to pick up some groceries...... My intention with my work is to portray life's stunning contradictions in the most authentic and beautiful way I can."

Check our Facebook Site for upcoming auction information on this Alphabet Series.

Here is the auction information as seen on Facebook:

Wahoo! Cynthia Schildhauer's "Chico Alphabet" auction date has been set for Sept. 24th at 10:00 A.M. Please visit her collection often to view new pieces we will be adding until the auction begins. To bid (Facebook Only) just click Cynthia's photos and bid in the comment section under your desired image. Bidding starts at $225.00 per piece or you can buy it without bidding for $350.00 by making a phone call to the gallery. Artwork may be viewed in person at Chico Paper Company on Sept 24th. Bidding ends at 6 p.m. on Sept 27th. We will contact the winning bidders on Sept. 28 and 29th.

We hope you can join us and Cynthia at the opening reception on Oct. 2nd from 5-8 p.m. All remaining artworks will be available for sale at the reception. Purchased art work may be collected on Oct 3rd. Call if you have any questions and thanks for your participation. Good Luck! (530) 891-0900


Richard Whitehead

Chico Paper Company is pleased to present a new collection of work from local painter Richard Whitehead. In the past, Richard's bright and colorful abstract paintings have invoked a sense of youthfulness and fun, while addressing the ideas of balance, beauty, humanity and spirituality through a mix of paint, metal, and found objects.

In his latest series, you can see a progression from completely abstract, to almost impressionistic representational forms and objects. While still keeping true to his signature bright palette, painterly brush strokes, and thick pigment, these pieces have created a new visual experience you won't want to miss. Come into the shop to view them now or see them in the window this August!


The Great Art Upgrade is over. Thank you to all who took advantage of this special offer.


Michael Mauro, Michael Mauro's fine art giclee prints, shortly after graduating from college with a BS in Environmental Biology, Michael picked up his first professional camera and began to capture the natural world on film. Traveling from Alaska to Antarctica he spends many months every year documenting the natural world both on film and video.


(June / July)

Tundra Series: Snowy Owls, by: Janet Turner (1914-1988)

Janet Turner, born April 7, 1914 in Kansas City, Missouri, was a loved and respected member of our community from 1959, when she came to teach art education at Chico State College, until her death in 1988 at the age of 74. Within a few years after her arrival in Chico, she became a member of the newly formed department of fine arts where she planned, developed and coordinated courses in printmaking. She was internationally known as an artist, espically for her complex prints, which are in museums and private collections in many parts of the world. She was named Outstanding Professor of the California State University system in 1978 (Butte County Historical Society Diggin's, Winter 1989).



Carmel by the Sea, by Jake Early

Jake Early’s latest release, Carmel by the Sea will be available May 1, 2010. This numbered and signed series is limited to 160 pieces per image. Available at Chico Paper Company.

Jake Early’s design work and printmaking have earned him much notoriety. A California native, Early produces unique serigraphs on his hand-made printing screen-press, designed and built in his Chico studio. His simple illustrative style, bold color palette, and strong depiction of place all resonate with collectors. Early’s trademark is his use of metallic inks, created by mixing powdered metals into an ink base. These inks capture and reflect light, shifting the mood of each print as lighting conditions change. Creator of the “National Parks image - Whiskeytown,“ the “Seasons” series, “Chico Palio” his inaugural “Chico Landmark series,“ “Chico Street” series, the “Bidwell Park Centennial” series, “California Highway 1” series, and Early’s latest endeavor “Sideways" series. Early is a graduate of the graphic design program at California State University, Chico and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain.


Chelsea Gilmore, I've always been drawn to ambiguity in painting. It has been more interesting to spend time figuring out what I'm looking at than to have my images spoon-fed to me. Painting with ambiguity helps give me a sense of freedom since I'm not held down by symbolism I'm more active and engaged in what I am working on. This isn't to say that all formal elements are thrown away but they are instead used as a foundation and not as a blueprint. I find that working in abstraction captures the fleeting moments and constantly changing rhythm of life better than any other form of representation. This allows me to explore an array of themes and ideas in my work along with a larger range of scale and paint application.


Jana Olson's lighting obsession at Chico Paper Company.
These Chandeliers and table top lamps at first glance appear as lightening structures of days gone by...then the ah ha moment of clarity hits when you understand they are constructs of kitchen implements composed to create new forms. Lighting has been a fascination and profession for Jana Olson for the last 20 years. During most of that time, she owned and operated a store in the Bay Area called Omega Too. At Omega Too her motto was "everything you need to make your house look old". At that time she became quite skilled at restoration and repair of antique lights. She sold the business in 2006 to focus her attention on the repair and fabrication of lightening. Using all types of teapots, coffeepots, coffee cups, saucers and compatible parts. Because of her knowledge of lightning construction, she is able to create real functional art lights using unusual parts.