2023 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Exhibition

On view: August 26 – October 1, 2023

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The Biennial Jury chooses six artists to receive awards, the Best in Show and Runner ups receive a cash prize and the Curators Choice winners are given an exhibition in the following two years, each juror gets to choose one artist for the Curators Choice awards. 

Biennial Prize Winners:

Best in Show: Delania Doshi

Runner up: Jennifer Bock-Nelson

Runner up: Liang He


Curators Choice:

Tim Lowly, chosen by Chantal Healey

Karen Perl, chosen by Denny Mwaura

Ruth Poor, chosen by Erica Warren

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:

Chantal Healey, Executive Director, Chicago Public Art Group

Denny Mwaura, Assistant Director, Gallery 400, UIC

Erica Warren, PhD, Art Historian, Curator, Editor, Craft Quarterly


The following artists were selected by the jurors to exhibit their work in EAC’s Biennial: Alice Rebechini, Ann Blaas,

Audrey Barcio, Beth Herman Adler, Brian Petrone, Carolyn Cronin Hughes, CoCo Ree, Delaina Doshi, Emma Rose Gudewicz,

Erika Mulvenna, Gretchen Jankowski, Indira Johnson, Italav Langmar, Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, Jeanne Reilly, Jennifer

Bock Nelson, Jerry Bleem, Jihyun Ra, Juliann Wang, Julie Mars, June Ahleman, Karen Perl, Katheran Lampert, Kevin

Lyle, Kim Laurel, Liang He, Lorraine Peltz, Malika Jackson, Marco Bendin, Mariko Ventura, Mary Fedorowski, Mia

Capodilupo, Michael Gallagher, Nelson Armour, Nikki Anderson, Peter Mudd, Ramin Takloo-Bighash, Raul Ortiz,

Riva Lehrer, Robert Frankel, Robert Tanner, Ruth Lantz, Ruth Poor, Sarah Kaiser , Shelley Brucar, Steven Turner,

Susan Bennett, Susan Marx, Tim Lowly, Vanessa Filley, Vivian Visser, William Weidner, Yiwei Wang, and Yvette

Kaiser Smith



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This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–6pm

Friday: 9am–5pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Emma Rose Gudewicz, Director of Development and Exhibition Manager, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 102.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and EAC's general membership.