Evanston + Vicinity Biennial
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, email@example.com or (847) 475-5300, ext. 206
EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT IN THE 21ST EVANSTON + VICINITY BIENNIAL OPENING AUGUST 12th WITH ARTISTS RECEPTION FROM 1PM to 4PM
Juried by Shannon Stratton, the 21st Evanston + Vicinity Biennial on view from August 12 through September 9 will feature the work of forty-seven Illinois artists
EXHIBITION: 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial
DATES: August 12 – September 9, 2012
OPENING: Sunday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: 10 AM – 10 PM, Monday – Thursday;
10 AM – 4 PM, Friday & Saturday; 1 – 4 PM, Sunday
The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 21st Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions. From a talented pool of over 500 local artists, Biennial juror, Shannon Stratton, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Creative Director of Chicago’s threewalls gallery selected a talented group of forty-seven artists. On Sunday, August 12 from 1:00- 4:00 pm there will be an artists’ reception at the EAC, which is free and open to the public.
This year’s juror, Shannon Stratton, co-founded the not-for-profit residency and exhibition space threewalls in 2003, and in the past eight years the space has grown into a vital arts organization that provides solo exhibitions for regional artists, residencies, artists’ grants, publications, conferences, and commissions. Stratton received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She then went on to receive both her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies and MAAH in Art History Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she now teaches in the Art History, Theory & Criticism and Fiber & Material Studies departments. In 2010, NewCity named her one of the top five most vital people in the visual arts in Chicago. In 2011 she was a fellow of the NAMAC Visual Arts Leadership Institute, and she was one of nine leaders in the arts featured in the Chicago Tribune 2011 Chicagoans of the Year.
The following artists were selected by the jurors to exhibit their work in EAC’s Biennial: Mark Adkins, Oak Park; Alberto Aguilar, Chicago; Jane Alt, Evanston; Marissa Benedict, Chicago; Daniel Bruttig, Chicago; Robert Burnier, Chicago; Tom Burtonwood, Oak Park; Scott Carter, Chicago; Stephen Cartwright, Urbana; Andrew Copper Smith, Oak Park; Margaret Crowley, Chicago; Matt Davis, Chicago; Michael Dinges, Oak Park; Diana Gabriel, Hoffman Estates; David Giordano, Chicago; Emily Hermant, Chicago; Alexander Herzog, Chicago; Matt Irie, Elk Grove Village; Stacee Kalmanovsky, Buffalo Grove; Julia Klein, Chicago; Barbara Koenen, Chicago; Morgan Krehbiel, Evanston; Katie Loomis, Chicago; Ivan Lozano, Chicago; Jorge Lucero, Champaign; Bobbi Meier, River Forest; Jackie Melissas, Evanston; Holly Murkerson, Chicago; Julie Oh, Chicago; Joel Parsons, Chicago; Karen Perl, Evanston; Cole Pierce, Chicago; Melissa Ann Pinney, Evanston; Wolfie Rawk, Chicago; Todd Reed, Bolingbrook; Patricia Rieger, Oak Park; Nicole Seisler, Chicago; Lindsay Sherman, Chicago; Soo Shin, Chicago; Geoffry Smalley, Chicago; Alex Tam, Schaumburg; Xavier Toubes, Oak Park; Rafael E. Vera, Chicago; Barbara Wakefield, Evanston; Sarah Williams, Chicago; Robin Woodsome, Glenview; and Kaylee Wyant, Chicago.
A non-profit organization, the Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.
The Evanston Art Center is located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. Limited, free parking is available.
For more information please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Paula Danoff, Director of Communications, at 847-475-5300 ext. 206.
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