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Buckley and Johnson founded the Chicago Artists' Collective in early 2000. CHARCOLL began with David Moskow, Jojo Baby, Sarah Beckstrom, Karen Gagich and other Flat Iron artists. Buckley found spaces and produced shows, while her partner Chris Johnson created this website to get their work online and promote the events. Buckley and Johnson ran it themselves until a large space opened up in the Chicago arts neighborhood, Pilsen.
2004 CHARCOLL ran back to back shows
in the donated Pilsen warehouse space
on Halsted's gallery stretch. CHARCOLL became a close collaboration led
by Buckley and her husband, Chris Johnson with directors Zsofia
Otvos, Clara Batton Smith
and Melissa Kolbusz. These
core artists produced shows that exhibited up to thirty artists and performers
at a time, and they continued to work together through 2007. In 2007,
Buckley moved to Brooklyn and handed CHARCOLL operations in Chicago to
Zsofia Otvos while she organizes the fall exhibition for the group in
the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.