I work hard to be surprised by what I do.

About the art: I began exploring text and image while pursuing her MFA in Writing from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago (2001).  Since then, I  have been making artist books and painting. I am so lucky to share a studio in Evanston’s West Village with Beth Adler. Please contact me if you want to visit my studio.  Adler George Studio is working to make our neighborhood a more visible arts destination via First Friday events.

About the consulting: I specialize in hands-on imaginative help for Chicago-area nonprofit organizations.  I’m proud to have helped more than 20 organizations thrive and innovate in the past decades. Services focus on fundraising (foundation and government proposal development), annual fund programs, prospect research, strategic planning and organizational development.

About the brewery: My husband Shawn Decker and I co-founded Sketchbook Brewing Company in 2014.  A street-front Tap Room will open in March 2016. Interesting things will abound.

About the writing: My work appears in eight anthologies and her first collection of poetry was published in 2008  (This Must Be The Place Mayapple Press). I was an editor of Rhino magazine for ten years.alice newest headshot

About the teaching: As a teaching artist, after years of working independently, I am now primarily working via College Chicago’s Project AIM, focusing on long-term text-image residencies in middle-school classrooms. I’ve published an article about this work in Teaching Artist Journal in 2012 and co-presented a paper at the Midwest Educational Research Association Conference.  Extensive student work and exercises can be found on my older teaching site.

I teach creative writing, journal publishing and grant writing (via DePaul’s Continuing Studies). I also teach poetry workshops out of my Evanston studio.