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Chomick+Meder

Chomick+Meder FIGURATIVE ART & AUTOMATA www.chomickmeder.com
Our design process starts with an attitude. We find The husband and wife team of Peter Meder and Chris Chomick have been working together for over thirty years.

They met in 1978, while working as clerks in an art supply store in the Chicago loop and discovered their mutual fascination with puppets, stop-motion films, and mechanical toys. They immediately began collaborating on various projects; one of the first being a stop-motion animated puppet of the Dutch Boy for Sherwin Williams Paints, this began a career creating special effects for national televi

They met in 1978, while working as clerks in an art supply store in the Chicago loop and discovered their mutual fascination with puppets, stop-motion films, and mechanical toys. They immediately began collaborating on various projects; one of the first being a stop-motion animated puppet of the Dutch Boy for Sherwin Williams Paints, this began a career creating special effects for national televi

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The "Doctor" will see you @ the Dalí Museum - St. Petersburg, Florida
11/12/2021
SPECIAL EVENT @ the Dalí Museum

The "Doctor" will see you @ the Dalí Museum - St. Petersburg, Florida

Special Holiday Event: The Dalí Dozen 2021 December 1, 2021 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm You are cordially invited to an exclusive one-night holiday event, featuring 12 up-and-coming local artists selected by the Zodiac Membership Committee. This intimate event will feature local artists & artisans highligh...

05/24/2021

ART SPEAKS: The Language of Dolls
2021 NIADA Virtual Conference – August 19-22
We are excited about this year’s event and want to give you a taste of what’s to come. One of the programs is "Artists in a different light" and shows you surprising facts on NIADA artists. We hope you enjoy this series of special features as we lead up to the conference!
For more information visit: https://niada.org

04/09/2021

Leading up to the NIADA 2021 Virtual Conference NIADA artists will be showcasing our Favorite or most Challenging dolls.
www.niada.org

04/07/2021

"Prinz Bobo" - hand-crank automaton
15″H x 7.5″W x 6″D – Base size: 5.5″W x 4″D

Come see us for Valentwe'en 2020 at ArtLofts Gallery downtown St. Petersburg, FLA... Dr. Paul Bearer is the judge and MC...
01/25/2020
It's baaaack!

Come see us for Valentwe'en 2020 at ArtLofts Gallery downtown St. Petersburg, FLA... Dr. Paul Bearer is the judge and MC for the event! We'll be Lurking For You!

...again for a second year -- Valentwe'en 2020: Jeepers, Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers? "Immortal Beloved" Mixed media, 3D printed ABS9"h x 6" diameter base; head 4"h x 3"w x 3.75"d The theme, inspired by both the song and this year's iconic date of

NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School and Conference August 10th – August 16th, 2020 NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School Monday, August ...
07/27/2019
NIADA 2020 Conference, TN

NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School and Conference August 10th – August 16th, 2020 NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School Monday, August 10th – Wednesday, Aug 12th NIADA 2020 Conference Thursday, August 13th – Sunday, August 16th Location: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 All are welcome! Membership not required to attend. Visit niada.org and sign-up for updates [ 356 more words ]
https://chomickmeder.com/niada-2020-con/

NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School and Conference August 10th – August 16th, 2020 NIADA 2020 Dollmaking School Monday, August 10th – Wednesday, Aug 12th NIADA 2020 Conference Thursday, August 13th – Sunday, August 16th Location: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 All

Read the full article - Go to Automata Magazine and Subscribe If you’re not a subscriber yet, have a look at the first t...
05/01/2019
Automata Magazine

Read the full article - Go to Automata Magazine and Subscribe If you’re not a subscriber yet, have a look at the first two issues of Automata Magazine free. Just add either or both of the covers to your cart (they’re both free) and be transported into the amazing, diverse, and wonderful world of automata. Once you’ve seen what you’re missing, you can subscribe… [ 182 more words ]
https://chomickmeder.com/automata-magazine/

Read the full article - Go to Automata Magazine and Subscribe If you’re not a subscriber yet, have a look at the first two issues of Automata Magazine free. Just add either or both of the covers to your cart (they’re both free) and be transported into the amazing, diverse, and wonderful

We attended the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2018 Opening exhibit last night. It was a fabulous event (more like a part...
11/09/2018

We attended the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2018 Opening exhibit last night. It was a fabulous event (more like a party!) with a variety of arts represented - Dance performance by Helen French, poetry reading by Gloria Muñoz, a rock opera by Tom Sivak and inspiring artwork from local artists. The exhibit goes until November 18th so please check it out. Many thanks to Creative Pinellas Danny Olda (curator) and Jessica McCormick for making this a memorable event!

Too many to choose from but here are 2 of my favorites Mark Aeling and Steven Kenny (and Peter Meder with our exhibit):

We are participating in an exhibition at the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2018 Opening on Thursday, November 8th. See y...
10/24/2018
Arts Annual 2018

We are participating in an exhibition at the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2018 Opening on Thursday, November 8th. See you there! PURCHASE TICKETS: www.artsannual.org

You like what Creative Pinellas is doing. You believe in our mission and vision. Now is your chance to support Creative Pinellas at the 2018 Arts Annual, our first-ever fundraiser. This ground-breaking event brings together many of the most accomplished and well-recognized artists in Pinellas County...

The link to the Max Oscar Arnold award video was lost to the cybersphere but I was able to find it again. In case you mi...
10/15/2018
Puppen als Kunstwerk

The link to the Max Oscar Arnold award video was lost to the cybersphere but I was able to find it again. In case you missed it -- here it is!

Im Rahmen des Internationalen Puppenfestivals in Neustadt und Sonneberg wird der

New online article about yours truly published by VoyageChicago -- Check it out!
07/25/2018
Meet Peter Meder and Chris Chomick - Voyage Chicago | Chicago City Guide

New online article about yours truly published by VoyageChicago -- Check it out!

Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Meder and Chris Chomick. Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours? The husband and wife team of Peter Meder and Chris Chomick have been working together for forty years. They met in 1978, while employed as clerks in an art sup...

We were awarded Third Place in the Florida CraftArt exhibit "Dolls - and Where They Live" for our submission "Prinz Bobo...
06/09/2018

We were awarded Third Place in the Florida CraftArt exhibit "Dolls - and Where They Live" for our submission "Prinz Bobo", a hand-crank monkey automaton. It was a wonderful event, the artworks are inspiring. Please come see this show through July 28th!

ArtLofts artist Jeannne Hascall sponsored the exhibition.Chommick + Meder were awarded third place and Loretta Nardone.

Come see "Pretty Polly" at the Florida CraftArt Exhibition "DOLLS : and Where they Live". Special themed environments wi...
06/02/2018

Come see "Pretty Polly" at the Florida CraftArt Exhibition "DOLLS : and Where they Live". Special themed environments will be created suggestive of where the dolls might live. This will sure to be a most unusual show!

Following the Max Oscar Arnold Award ceremony, we were interviewed by Neustadt b.Coburg local news station NECTV. Go to ...
05/23/2018
Mediathek

Following the Max Oscar Arnold Award ceremony, we were interviewed by Neustadt b.Coburg local news station NECTV. Go to time 25:00 - 28:23

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Here are the figures (current and early work) we brought to display at the Max Oscar Arnold exhibition.
05/14/2018

Here are the figures (current and early work) we brought to display at the Max Oscar Arnold exhibition.

Last December we were contacted by the cultural senate of the city of Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany informing that the ci...
05/14/2018
24. MAX-OSCAR-ARNOLD-AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY ART DOLLS OF THE BAVARIAN DOLLS CITY NEUSTADT BEI COBURG 2017 - Max-Oscar-Arnold Kunstpreis

Last December we were contacted by the cultural senate of the city of Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany informing that the city had nominated us to receive the Max Oscar Arnold award in "Category 13: the best overall work of an established artist."

We were invited to come to Germany to exhibit our works during the Max Oscar Arnold Exhibition, to attend the Max Oscar Arnold Award Ceremony and receive the award presented by the Mayor -- this was the reason for our trip to Germany. Award winners were announced during the ceremony which is why we could not make a public announcement.

We wish to thank the city of Neustadt bei Coburg. This was truly an honour, we not be more pleased to receive this prestigious award.

Max-Oscar-Arnold Kunstpreis

Interested in Automata? If you are going to be in the Morristown, NJ area in May -- come to AutomataCon 2018 at the Morr...
03/29/2018

Interested in Automata? If you are going to be in the Morristown, NJ area in May -- come to AutomataCon 2018 at the Morris Museum! We are going to be there, hope to see you, too! Register here: http://www.automatacon.org/

We are pleased to announce we were among a group local artists published in the ARTS section of Gulf to Bay magazine (Fe...
02/05/2018

We are pleased to announce we were among a group local artists published in the ARTS section of Gulf to Bay magazine (Feb edition) published by Tampa Bay Times. Many thanks to Visit St.Pete/Clearwater!

Read the full magazine online promoting our wonderful St. Pete/Clearwater area (made me want to visit!!) - https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/online-guide

3D Sculpt : Discovering ZBrushCoreMy recent adventures in 3D Sculpting using ZBrushCore and discovering the benefits of ...
02/01/2018
3D Sculpt : ZBrushCore

3D Sculpt : Discovering ZBrushCore
My recent adventures in 3D Sculpting using ZBrushCore and discovering the benefits of working in virtual clay.....more to come!
http://www.chomickmeder.com/blg-3dsculpt-zbcore/

Shiny and New In 2016, I got a brand-new computer for Christmas (love that new computer smell). My retired 5 year-old desktop OS was an upgrade to WIN10 so older programs and devices still worked well, but the downside of a pristine OS is some older legacy devices could no longer play well with the....

3D Prints : SmoothingNew post about smoothing the layer ridges from ABS plastic comparing two methods : Acetone Cold Vap...
11/04/2017
3D Prints : Smoothing

3D Prints : Smoothing
New post about smoothing the layer ridges from ABS plastic comparing two methods : Acetone Cold Vapor Bath and XTC-3D Liquid Epoxy Resin
http://www.chomickmeder.com/blg-3d-prints-smooth/

ABS printed Hands 3D desktop printers for the home consumer have become affordable and the quality of prints are very impressive. But unless you have one that can print with resin, and even with the highest Quality and smallest Layer Thickness setting the model will show

Our new blog post is the continuing exploration of 3D Printing : Lessons Learned and Discoveries made along the way....m...
10/21/2017
3D Print : Discoveries

Our new blog post is the continuing exploration of 3D Printing : Lessons Learned and Discoveries made along the way....more to come!

Acetone cold vapor bath My predominate art medium has been polymer or resin based -- as a sculpting material (epoxy clay) and casting liquid resin in silicone molds. Have been doing this for years so have my generally, trouble-free routine: sculpt – mold -- resin cast

UPDATE: Today we were informed by Florida CraftArt Executive Director, Katie Deits that our one-of-a-kind figure “Avine ...
07/03/2017
Opening Reception

UPDATE: Today we were informed by Florida CraftArt Executive Director, Katie Deits that our one-of-a-kind figure “Avine Degas” had been awarded with an Honorable Mention in the exhibition, but was accidentally omitted during the opening night presentation. Such a wonderful surprise! We are very pleased and wish to thank the judge Michael Killoren for this award.

Our one-of-a-kind figure "Avine Degas" was accepted in the Florida CraftArt “Creatures: Wild & Wooly” juried exhibition. On Friday, June 30th, we attended the opening and awards reception of at Florida CraftArt Gallery, showcasing original artwork by more than 35 artist created creatures -- wild, ex...

Come see the "Creatures" show at Florida CraftArt Gallery -- it looks wild indeed!
06/22/2017

Come see the "Creatures" show at Florida CraftArt Gallery -- it looks wild indeed!

06/09/2017

C+M NEWS: We are pleased to announce we have been accepted in the 2017 Florida CraftArt Exhibition "Creatures: Wild and Wooly"

Show dates: June 30 – August 12
Opening and Awards Reception:
Friday, June 30 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The exhibition submission was open to all works creature related so this will be an exciting show! More to come...

Those wondering how to scan models for 3D printing might be interested in reading our News-Blog 3D Printing article "3D ...
03/20/2017

Those wondering how to scan models for 3D printing might be interested in reading our News-Blog 3D Printing article "3D Capture: Digital Photogrammetry" published in the 'A for Artistic E-magazine Spring 2017 issue' -- available now -- Thanks Adele!
LINK TO E-PUBLICATION: http://tinyurl.com/kx75aw5

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What medium do you use? I’m interested in taking a class. Thank you,Rosie Rojas
I adore your works!
We were awarded Third Place in the Florida CraftArt exhibit "Dolls - and Where They Live" for our submission "Prinz Bobo", a hand-crank monkey automaton. It was a wonderful event, the artworks are inspiring. Please come see this show through July 28th!
Wonderful collection of characters. No doubting who created them.
I enjoyed all your wonderful creations ...Great works of art ! (Y) :)