CAKE 2014 Exhibitor Application to Open Oct. 15

October 2, 2013

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The 2014 exhibitor application will open Tuesday, October 15 and close on December 15, 2013. Potential exhibitors need not rush to submit applications, as CAKE is a curated show. The application period lasts 8 weeks and we encourage you to take your time to put together a strong application.

Please direct any questions you may have to We will reply to all questions as quickly as possible.

CAKE takes place May 31 and June 1, 2014 at the Center on Halsted.

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Lale Westvind’s paintings

October 8, 2012

While mindlessly surfing the Internet, I am always pleased to come across familiar names and faces. My dreary Monday took a pleasant turn when I found myself looking at paintings by Lale Westvind, who debuted Hot Dog Beach #2 at CAKE this past June (and won Promising New Talent at SPX 2012 — congrats!).

There is a beautiful, murky earthiness to these paintings — a palpable sense of space and time. I especially liked this one:

I love Lale’s comics, and it was fascinating for me to see her paintings. Go here to see them for yourself, and then go check out Lale’s comics here.