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photographer/writer Dan Zamudio. Since 2002 they have lived in the Logan Square neighborhood
of Chicago. Their home and studio is inside the former Wold airbrush factory where they
have been curators of over 25 exhibitions in their “elegant gallery space” (Gaper’s Block). An
article about their studio/gallery titled "Alternative Spaces: turning your home into a gallery" was
published in Art Calendar Magazine. article pt1 / article pt2. They have two children.
Julie and Dan's work is primarily American Landscape painting and photography with a focus on
the Chicago/Illinois area. Along with the American Landscape paintings and photography they also
showcase drawings, watercolors and etchings in both figurative and landscape themes.
Julie Sulzen has been a professional artist for over 25 years. She graduated in 1991
from the American Academy of Art and then in 2017 earned a BA from Concordia
University Chicago graduating summa cum laude with an Art major and double minors in Sociology
and Women & Gender Studies. She also studied privately for several years under the late
portrait artist Grace Cole. Her work can be found in national and international private
collections as well as university and corporate collections including Concordia University Chicago,
Deloitte and Harris Bank. Her work has been displayed in many group exhibitions including the
National Museum of Women in the Arts Olympia Centre Atrium Exhibition inside Neiman Marcus
(Chicago) and "A Visual Dialogue" at the Palette and Chisel (Chicago). McFarland, a leading U.S.
publisher of scholarly, reference, academic and baseball books has used her paintings for book and
catalog covers. Julie was named Curators Choice for the Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival
in 2000. She is also a recipient of a 2006 Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) grant
issued by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
Dan Zamudio is a photographer and writer. He earned a Masters of Library and Information
Sciences degree from Dominican University and a BA from Columbia College in Chicago. His
photographic work focuses on traditional darkroom photographic techniques. His images have
been displayed throughout Chicago and the Midwest including a solo show titled
"Chicago and the Diana: Toy Camera Images" at the Chicago Cultural Center. He has been
featured in USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, WGN-TV
and Radio. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections including
Deloitte’s Corporate Headquarters in downtown Chicago Since 2013 Dan’s work
has been licensed to various national retail chains through Art in Motion the leading
Art Publisher in North America. He has sold cover 2,500 posters through various retail
outlets including Walmart, Sears, Better Home and Gardens, K Mart, Art.com and
Amazon.com. His images have also been licensed for the iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy 6S,
Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus cases. He is the author of three books,
"Chicago Neon Signs: Neighborhood and Downtown Landmarks through a Toy Camera",
“Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems", and "How to Sneak into the Movies”.