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Each month we select a new local artist to feature in our Cafe and Parlor. Artists will have the opportunity to host open galleries and sell their artwork to the greater Rogers Park community. Artist could feature their work such as painting, sculpture, drawings, or photography. For more information or to become our Artist in Residency, please fill out the form above and/or email us at


August 2018 Artist in Residency:

Jim Spizzo


July 29th 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

Born in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and raised in the scrappy town of Cicero, Jim Spizzo now resides in the city. He has called the Chicago area home for much of his life.

Jim has been shooting photos since he was 8 or 9 years old. He has used a variety of cameras including, early-on, the ubiquitous Kodak Instamatic; then a variety of 35mm film cameras, and currently the Nikon D810 [digital] camera.

 Jim processes his own images, and does his printing on high quality, museum grade paper. All images are serendipitous. Significantly, Jim’s photos are neither staged nor otherwise artificially manipulated.

Jim is a graduate of Illinois College and the University of Iowa. Photography is his “2nd career.” He has taken photography-related courses over the years at several institutions including, e.g., the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and online courses taught by seasoned pro photographers.

Jim seeks to examine places, people and objects differently, and to record images which tweak our consciousness by offering insights into the context and subject of a photo. Most of all Jim loves shooting in urban areas, especially Chicago. 

Over the past 18 months Jim has participated in 4 juried photo exhibitions in the city. Jim is delighted and honored to participate in the Charmers Café/Greenview Gallery Art Exhibit series.

Follow Jim on Facebook and/or Instagram: search “Jim Spizzo.”  Website is forthcoming!

Past Artists In Residency At Charmers

2018 Artists in Residency

March 2018 Artist in Residency:

Jill Andrada- Black Abstracts


April 2018 Artist in Residency:

David Kopka


May 2018 Artist in Residency:

Arturo Barrera


June 2018 Artist in Residency:

Michael R Nuccio

2017 Artists in Residency

November 2017 Artist in Residency:

Michael R. Nuccio

Annette M O’Donnell

October 2017 Artist in Residency:

Annette M. O’Donnell


September 2017 Artist in Residency:

John Bambino


August 2017 Artist in Residency:

Nick and Jess Podraza


July 2017 Artist in Residency:

Michael Magada


June 2017 Artist in Residency:

Patty Peixoto


May 2017 Artist in Residency:

Michael Nuccio


April 2017 Artist in Residency:

Ivan Trava


February 2017 Artist in Residency:

Joan Game