ON VIEW: January 16 - February 14, 2021

Four images of Biennial artwork

Virtual Opening Reception: Sunday, January 17 at 1pm via Zoom

View installation images.


Our Biennial is one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions, offering artists an opportunity to have their work viewed by three talented curators: 

Alpha M. Bruton

Artist, Art Consultant & Curator, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network

Dan Devening

Director, Devening Projects

Adjunct Professor, Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kate Pollasch

Director, Corbett vs. Dempsey

Learn more about the jurors.


Alan Hobscheid, Alice Becker, Ann Blaas, Anne Farley Gaines, Anne Hayden Stevens, Annie Zirin, Ashley Bradley, Barbara Goldsmith, Ben Bates, Boruch Eugene Lev, Brian Divis, Bryan Northup, Catherine Forster, Christopher Cosnowski, Christine Forni, Cindy Bernhard, Darius Airo, Doug Haight, Ellen Holtzblatt, Gordon Wood, James Bowden, Jan Christopher-Berkson, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Jeni Emery, Jerry Monteith, John Hatlestad, John Terdich, Judith Roston Freilich, Juliane von Kunhardt, Kathy Weaver, Kenneth Avick, Lauren Sullivan, Marian Carow, Michele Thrane, Michelle Wasson, Nicholas Zepeda, Nikki Renee Anderson, Noah Kashiani, Pam Sloan, Sandra Ullmann, Sarah Barnhart Fields, Shelley Gilchrist, Stephen Murphy, Steve Turner, Tanner Woodford, Ted Glasoe, Tracy Ostmann Haschke, Veronica Clements, Victoria Fuller, Yvette Kaiser Smith and Zack Wirsum

Learn more about the artists.


Best in Show: 

Victoria Fuller and Annie Zirin


Juror's Choice Awards:

Veronica Clements, Anne Hayden Stevens, Lauren Sullivan


This exhibition will be held in the First and Second Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. 

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm


If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107.


Artwork shown (L to R, Clockwise): Christopher Cosnowski, Lava Honey, 2020; Ted Glasoe, Racing Tips, 2018; Yvette Kaiser Smith, Oddment Phantom Distinction, 2020; James Bowden, Take-A-Peek, 2019