Archive for December, 2016

Archive for December, 2016

Local Chicago Art Shines at The Showroom

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

The Showroom on Hubbard is proud to support Chicago’s thriving arts community by initiating The Local Artists Program! Through The Local Artists Program, we¬†feature two Chicago-area artists, allowing them to take over our walls and transform them with their beautiful pieces. The best part is that their work is all available¬†for sale directly through them!

For the inaugural run of the program, which will swap out art every six months, we feel very fortunate to feature Mike Anderson’s stunning photography printed on wood and Tracee Badway’s gorgeous paintings. Please scroll down to learn more about each of the artists and to see some of their featured pieces. Plus, stay tuned because we plan on hosting our first Gallery Night in March and would love to see you there! We’re thrilled to pay homage to Chicago’s talented artists and hope you’ll stop by to take a look at their work.

Mike Anderson


Mike Anderson, aka, “Ando” is a born and raised, pizza-consuming Chicago-an. He is a world traveler, couch surfer and will go to extremes to achieve the perfect shot. Last year, with a one-way ticket to Ireland and camera in hand, he headed out on his biggest adventure yet.

Mike returned to sweet home Chicago this summer and found himself being pulled in several unexpected directions. Weddings, engagements and family photos were soon added to his portfolio in just a few short months.

Subject matter aside, one thing is for sure – photography is Ando’s passion.

Learn more on his website, here.

Tracee Badway


As a small business owner and freelance visual artist, Tracee Badway is swiftly taking over Chicago’s art scene. Though she specializes in oil paintings, her yearning to create has her dabbling in all mediums of fine art. Her work has dazzled the walls of hotels, restaurants, and businesses all over the Chicagoland area. Tracee’s current artistic endeavor, beyond her commission-based business, is her Toilet Selfie Series. Each acrylic piece, towering at six-feet tall, is rendered from real selfie-photos she receives from friends and fans via social media. Tracee Badway’s art studio is aptly located in the Fine Arts Building, a Chicago Historical Landmark, on Michigan Avenue.

Learn more on her website, here.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of their work:


Grounding, 53″x10″, Oil on Canvas, Tracee Badway


Home, Chicago, Illinois 48″ x 48″ Mike Anderson


Vincent’s Final Vision, 36″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas


Chicagohenge, Chicago, Illinois, 24″ x 36″

Header Image:

Top Left, Till the Cows Come Home, Bilbao, Spain, 20″ x 30″, Mike Anderson

Bottom Left, Beaver State Backroads, Somewhere, Oregon, 24″ x 30″, Mike Anderson

Middle, Depth Unknown, 48″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, Tracee Badway

Top Right, Flowing Fog, Bilbao, Spain, 20″ x 30″, Mike Anderson

Bottom Right, Oceanside, Oceanside, Oregon, 20″ x 30″, Mike Anderson