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2017 WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO

The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The 15th annual Expo features original arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.

EVENTS CALENDAR

PREVIEW PARTY

November 17, 6-9pm

$35 in advance | $45 at the door

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS CURATED BY DORIT JORDAN DOTAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2017

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:

FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES

DATES: Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, October 1

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8, 6 – 8pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS CURATED BY DORIT JORDAN DOTAN

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY AMY CHAN, ALICE GEORGE AND AMY O. WOODBURY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2017

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:

AMY CHAN, ALICE GEORGE & AMY O. WOODBURY

DATES: Friday, September 8 – Monday, October 2

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8, 6 – 8pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY AMY CHAN, ALICE GEORGE AND AMY O. WOODBURY

Art Parties

Party space is available from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays for a maximum of 15 children. If a party goes beyond 15 children, we charge an additional $15 per child. Parties take place in one room only. To use additional rooms at the Art Center you must pay a $100 room rental fee.

The Art Center provides space, art supplies, a teahcer, and a teaching assistant. 

Time is divided between art making and celebrating a birthday. Parents supply cake, refreshments, forks, plates, and decorations. A table for these things is in the same room.

Hybrid’s Paradise

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 9

Our New Location: 1717 Central Street, Evanston

Curated by Sergio Gomez, Curator | Gallery Director, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Zhou B Art Center

Hybrid’s Paradise is comprised primarily of works by Chicago based artists and explores dualities, sequences, pairings, and other hybrid structures of organic, mechanical, social, political, spiritual and psychological natures.

ARTiculate

August 6, 2015

7-9 p.m.

$20 per person

21+ / Bring valid ID

 

 

The Evanston Art Center will be hosting its premier evening event for art discussion, growth, and fun. The first Thursday of each month will feature an art-oriented event - artist talks, films and small exhibitions - geared towards young professionals. We invite artists, scientists, students, adventurers, creatives of all kinds to join us!

 

TIME AND TIFFANY

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO TIME AND TIFFANY

WHEN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
6:30PM-8:30PM
COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
TOUR THE MUSEUM FOR A SPECIAL FIRST VIEW

WHERE
HALIM TIME & GLASS MUSEUM
1560 OAK AVENUE
EVANSTON, IL 60201

RSVP BY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE CALL 847-475-5300 TO PURCHASE TICKETS

TICKETS
$125

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY MATT BODETT, KANDI JAMIESON AND MEGAN STERLING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

April 2017 

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition: 

MONU / MENTAL 

DATES: Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 7 

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday May 7, 1 – 4pm 

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY MATT BODETT, KANDI JAMIESON AND MEGAN STERLING 

The Evanston Art Center is proud to launch the Spring Arts & Crafts Expo, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 20 selected artisans.

EXHIBITION: Spring Arts & Crafts Expo 

DATES: April 12th -April 16th, 2017 

OPENING EVENT: Wednesday, April 12th, 6pm to 8pm 

EXPO HOURS: Thursday -Sunday, 10am to 4pm 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Fuller, Development Associate, at afuller@evanstonartcenter.org 

(847) 475-5300, ext. 111 

Student Gallery Shop

Come visit our EAC Student Gallery Shop located in the lobby of the Art Center!

The Student Gallery Shop gives EAC students the opportunity to display and sell their work. It is located in the First Floor Gallery and includes works from all media displayed in a variety of ways. Six artists are featured in the shop each month with up to 10 pieces per student. This is a great opportunity for students to promote and present their work in a professional setting!

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ITS SIXTH SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCY FEATURING DAVID KHAN-GIORDANO FROM APRIL 1 - 28, 2017.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2017

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring David Giordano

DATES: April 1 – 28, 2017

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ITS SIXTH SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCY FEATURING DAVID KHAN-GIORDANO FROM APRIL 1 - 28, 2017.

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES FIFTH SOCIETY! RESIDENCY FEATURING ADRIANA KURI ALAMILLO FROM MARCH 5 – 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

February 2017 

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Adriana Kuri Alamillo 

DATES: March 5 – 26, 2017 

RECEPTION: 

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES FIFTH SOCIETY! RESIDENCY FEATURING ADRIANA KURI ALAMILLO FROM MARCH 5 – 26, 2017 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION CURATED BY YOUNSOO KIM FLYNN AND FEATURING WORKS BY NATHAN BRAUNFELD, JACK FLYNN, SAE JUN KIM, AND EVERYTHING IS COLLECTIVE (JASON LUKAS, ZACHARY NORMAN, AND AARON HEGERT)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2017

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:

NATURE VS. NURTURE

 

DATES: Friday, March 17 – Sunday, April 23, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6 – 8pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

Old Friends Make ‘New Work’ at the Evanston Art Center

Annette Turow and Linda Robinson Gordon have known each other for years and are even in the same Torah study group. But they are now connecting in a new way: through their art.

The exhibition “New Work,” featuring pieces by both Turow and Robinson Gordon, opens Sunday at the Evanston Art Center. It is the first ever joint exhibition between the two Chicago-area artists, whose collaboration, Turow said, was partly inspired by the fact that their recent works express similar attitudes toward the world.

SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMPS

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Summer Youth Art Camps are happening at Evanston Art Center!

Ensure your child has an exciting art-filled summer at the Evanston Art Center by signing them up for an art camp today! Your kids will have a lot of fun doing great art projects, making new friends, and viewing art in the galleries! They will be exposed to new ways to explore and cultivate creativity, new techniques and skills that enhance existing interests, access to new technologies, and much more!

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY ANNETTE TUROW AND LINDA ROBINSON GORDON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 2017

 

Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:

NEW WORK: ANNETTE TUROW AND LINDA ROBINSON GORDON

 

DATES: February 3 – March 4, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, February 5, 1-4PM

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY ANNETTE TUROW AND LINDA ROBINSON GORDON

 

EVANSTON MADE

Evanston Made is an annual celebration in June that focuses on showcasing Evanston creatives. Throughout the month of June, studios, galleries, museums, workshops and businesses open their doors to showcase works (artistic, artisanal, etc.) and host events by Evanston creatives.

Registration is open for Evanston Made 2017, sign up here.

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES A SERIES OF FREE LECTURES AND EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RESTORATION DIVISION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 2016

 

Evanston Art Center 2016-2017 Event Series:

Lecture and Event Series with Restoration Division

 

DATES: Thursday November 17, Sunday December 11, and Wednesday December 14, 2016, Saturday, January 7 and Wednesday January 11, 2017

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES a series of free lectures and events in partnership with Restoration Division

 

Shout Out: Judith Brotman, artist in residence at EAC

Sculptor and School of the Art Institute of Chicago instructor Judith Brotman, 58, will be in residence at the Evanston Art Center this month. While sculpting is her love, she also developed a passion for another art form she calls public projects. With her latest work as part of the residency, Brotman will incorporate language and text to help create meditations on the power of words and conversations. Her participation in residency is a revival of a program called a reading project that she founded when she injured her hand three years ago and couldn't sculpt.

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY CHUNBO ZHANG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2016

 

Evanston Art Center 2016 Exhibition:

 

Chunbo Zhang: Works on Paper, From China to America

 

DATES: November 25 – December 21, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, November 27th from 1 – 4pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY CHUNBO ZHANG FROM NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 21, 2016

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY YOONSHIN PARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2016

 

Evanston Art Center 2016 Exhibition:

 

Yoonshin Park: Tied and Remnants

 

DATES: November 25 – December 21, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, November 27th from 1 – 4pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY YOONSHIN PARK FROM NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 21, 2016

 

SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM FEATURING JUDITH BROTMAN

For Immediate release

October 2016

 

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Judith Brotman

 

DATES: November 6 - November 27

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES FOURTH SOCIETY! RESIDENCY FEATURING JUDITH BROTMAN FROM NOVEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 27, 2016

 

The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 14th annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 140 selected artisans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 7, 2016

The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 14th annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 140 selected artisans.

EXHIBITION: 14th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

DATES: November 19 – December 21, 2016

PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, November 18, 6:00-9:00pm

HOURS: 10am-9 pm, Monday – Thursday

10am – 4 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Thanksgiving)

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY CHICAGO ALLIANCE OF VISUAL ARTISTS (CAVA)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2016

 

Evanston Art Center 2016 Exhibition:

CAVA: Later Impressions

 

DATES: Sunday, October 16 – Wednesday, November 9, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 16 from 1 – 4pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY CHICAGO ALLIANCE OF VISUAL ARTISTS (CAVA)

 

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Kirsten Leenaars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20, 2016

 

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Kirsten Leenaars

 

DATES: October 2 - 30, 2016

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES Third SOCIETY! RESIDENCY FEATURING ARTIST Kirsten Leenaars from October 2 – 30, 2016

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY PEGGY MACNAMARA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2016

 

Evanston Art Center 2016 Exhibition:

Peggy Macnamara: Museum Perspectives

 

DATES: Friday, September 11 – Sunday, October 9, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 11, 1-4pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY PEGGY MACNAMARA

 

Artwork talks at Evanston + Vicinity Biennial exhibit

Stunning. Startling. Thought-provoking. Evanston Art Center's 23rd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial exhibit is all that and more.

More than 400 entries were judged by Lela Hersh, president of Museum and Fine Arts Consulting; Monique Meloche, owner of Monique Meloche Gallery; and Lorelei Stewart, director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"There was no particular criteria," Hersh said. "Certainly, innovation is always important. Is it something we've seen a lot? Does it seem like they're taking chances?"

Sixty-four pieces were selected.

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program

JOSEPH G. CRUZ
August 2 – September 11, 2016 

 

EAC’s artwork-in-residence program, curated by Jessica Cochran and featuring 6 artists in rotating residencies, will continue with research-based artist Joseph G. Cruz from August 2 – September 11, 2016. Cruz’s work focuses on the production and reception of information and how romanticized notions about the world come into fruition. Cruz experiments with vernaculars of representations to form visual vocabularies that comment on the relationship between science and history.

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Joseph G. Cruz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 1, 2016

 

Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring Joseph G. Cruz

DATES: August 2 – September 11, 2016

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES SECOND SOCIETY! RESIDENCY FEATURING RESEARCH DRIVEN ARTIST JOSEPH G. CRUZ FROM AUGUST 2 – SEPTEMBER 11

 

WINTER ATS & CRAFTS EXPO - CALL FOR ARTISTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 1, 2016

For use until September 28, 2016

Evanston Art Center Call for Artists:

Winter Arts & Crafts Expo 2016

 

The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 14th annual Winter Arts & Crafts

Expo. The Expo is a juried event featuring one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 100 selected artists. The application to apply for the Winter Expo is now open!

 

EVENT: 14th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

2016 EVANSTON + VICINITY BIENNIAL ARTISTS

June 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT IN THE 23rd EVANSTON + VICINITY BIENNIAL OPENING JULY 15th WITH ARTISTS RECEPTION FROM 6PM to 8PM

 

Juried by Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, and Lorelai Stewart, the 23rd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial on view from July 15th through August 28th will feature the work of thirty-nine Illinois artists.

 

EXHIBITION:                         23rd Evanston and Vicinity Biennial

UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2016

Evanston Art Center June 2016:

Upcoming Summer Events

 

DATES: June 25-26, 10am to 5pm; July 16, 11am to 3pm; July 17, 12pm to 7pm.

 

A SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA: EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS FOR THE COMMNUNITY

 

EVANSTON MADE

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 – THURSDAY, JUNE 30
OPENING RECEPTION June 3, 5-8 p.m

Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community. (and vice versa) CLICK HERE for more details and the latest event calendar for Evanston Made.

 

WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO

NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 21, 2016

The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The 14th annual Expo features original arts and crafts by over 100 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.

 

For more information, CLICK HERE

EVANSTON MADE

A month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community. (and vice versa)

 

GROUP SHOW & EXHIBIT
“Evanston Made”
Evanston Art Center
June 3-30 

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Evanston Art Center
June 3, 5-8 p.m.

 

ARTIST STUDIO TOURS
June 4, 12-5 p.m.
Maps online & at Evanston Art Center

 

EVANSTON MADE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 2016

Evanston Art Center June 2016:

Evanston Made Art Exhibit

 

DATES: Friday, June 3 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 3, 5-8pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY EVANSTON CREATIVES

 

Evanston Art Center showcases work of local artist collective

 

Jennifer Hepp/The Daily Northwestern

“Dimethylamine” by Melody Saraniti is one of the paintings on display as part of Evanston Art Center’s exhibit “Dialogue Chicago: 12.” The exhibit was organized as a celebration of the fifteenth year of Dialogue Chicago, a supportive community for local artists to practice. 

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

Dialogue Chicago will celebrate 15 years as a community for local artists to practice and grow their crafts with an exhibit at the Evanston Art Center that will run through April 17. The community began in 2002 as artist Sarah Krepp’s post-grad seminar out of her home studio for artists in the Chicago area.

The exhibit features 12 Dialogue Chicago alumni who present art from a variety of disciplines, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. The exhibit is titled “Dialogue Chicago: 12.” 

 

PANERA FUNDRAISING NIGHT

HELP SUPPORT THE EVANSTON ART CENTER AT PANERA

Thursday April 14, 2016, 4-8 pm

Panera Bread
1700 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

CLICK HERE to print out a flyer. Bring the flyer in when you dine at Panera and they'll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to the Evanston Art Center. It's a handcrafted delicious meal, all for a great cause!

CLICK HERE to Learn more about Fundraising Nights at Panera Bread.

 

ABBERANT ALTERATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2016

Evanston Art Center 2016 Exhibition:

Aberrant Alterations: Works by Jacqueline Moses and Kathy Weaver

 

DATES: Sunday, April 24 – Sunday, May 29, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 29, 5-8pm

GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY JACQUELINE MOSES AND KATHY WEAVER

 

Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Call for Artists

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 20! 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; Lela Hersh, President of Museum and Fine Arts Consulting and Lecturer in the Graduate Department of Arts Administration and Policy at School of the Art Institute of ChicagoMonique Meloche, Owner, Monique Meloche Gallery and Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago. Our Biennial will be promoted and viewed by hundreds of visitors, including gallerists, curators and collectors.

All mediums accepted. A non-refundable $30 entry fee is required from each artist. The fee must accompany your online form or CD submission. A complete entry includes: completed entry form, labeled CD, and fee. Make checks payable to the Evanston Art Center.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Online and Mail-in Artist Submission Deadline: all entries by midnight on May 20, 2016

By June 10                           Notification of acceptance

July 5-10                               Accepted artworks delivered to Evanston Art Center

July 11-14                             Installation

July 15, 6-8pm                     Opening and Artists’ Reception

August 28                            Biennial Exhibition closes

August 29-September 4    Deinstall and pick up artworks

 

AWARDS

Cash awards and gift cards will be awarded at the artists’ reception on Friday, July 15, 6-8pm. Jurors will award five artists from the 2016 E+V Biennial to have an exhibit in EAC's galleries in 2017. 

ELIGIBILITY

The 23rd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Illinois. All work must be original and completed within the last two years.

 

ACCEPTANCE

Notification of acceptance will be emailed by June 10. A valid email address is required.

Financial aid/scholarships and Payment Plans

The mission of the Art Center is dedicated to making arts accessible to everyone. During the year we provide many programs that are free and open to the public. Education is a key component to art making and we want to make that available to everyone. Need-based scholarships are available and can be applied to classes and workshops. 

 

Financial aid applications are available on our website and at the front desk. Please complete the application and return with your class registration. Payment plans are also available.

For more information, please CLICK HERE or call 847-475-5300.

Winter Arts & Crafts Expo returns to Evanston

Winter Arts & Crafts Expo returns to Evanston
photo: Skokie artist Judith Edelman still life painting, "Morning." (Judith Edelman)

by Myrna Petlicki
Pioneer Press

Holiday shopping will be a real treat at the Evanston Art Center's 13th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo, opening Nov. 21. Work by 110 juried artisans will be displayed in the Evanston Art Center's new Central Street location.

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY barak adé soleil the black | body : restaged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 23, 2015

Evanston Art Center 2015 Exhibition:

the black | body : re­staged

Thursday November 5 – Monday November 9, 2015

Opening Reception: Sunday November 8, 2015, 1-4 pm

MEDIA CONTACT: Keith Brown, wkbrown@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext. 102

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY barak adé soleil

SPRING BENEFIT ART PARTY & LIVE ART AUCTION 2016

A huge THANK YOU for everyone that came, bought tickets, donated, bid on the auctions, and celebrated with us this weekend. We had a great time, see you next year!

 

To view photos from The Art Party 2016, CLICK HERE.

 

Date: 

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 6:00pm

Experience…The Lives We Touch and the Art We Create

Join us for a night of silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, and wine!

Mark your calendar for our upcoming benefit – Saturday night, May 14 at 1717 Central Street! The Spring Benefit Art Party will consist of a live auction showcasing art donated by Chicago-area artists and an Experience Auction featuring special, one-of-a kind experiences. The Silent Auction will offer hotel stays, restaurant certificates, sporting game tickets, and more. Attendees will be able to bid on featured items or services while enjoying a sophisticated sit-down dinner.

 

Individual Tickets $200

CLICK HERE to purchase individual tickets to the Art Party.

 

Table Sponsorship available starting at $2500

To purchase Table Sponsorships, please contact the Art Center's Manger of External Affairs, Gabrielle Burrage, at (847) 475-5300 or gburrage@evanstonartcenter.org.

 

The proceeds from the benefit will help the Evanston Art Center to make arts more accessible to our community by providing scholarships for students in need of financial support, and funding our exhibitions and outreach programs.

Contribute to a Bigger Picture of Arts Engagement

The Evanston Art Center's new facility located at 1717 Central Street is currently being transformed into a hub for arts and culture.

Our Capital Campaign, SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE, which was launched in July has collected $1,811,596 in generous contributuions. With the addition of future pledges, we are now less than $500,000 shy of our overall goal of $2,500,000. Your tax-deductible constributions will enable us to complete the renovation, purchase studio equipment, and move to the new site in May 2015.

We're planning a dynamic mash-up of discipline-specific visual arts studios and mixed-use spaces in which digital fabrication, craft, design, music, movement, film, language, storytelling, social practice, song, and even the culinary arts will be offered. This new community of makers of all ages and backgrounds will be encouraged to take an active role in the life of the center.

WE NEED YOUR CAMPAIGN SUPPORT TODAY!

Please consider being part of this important community arts effort which will benefit many. Send a tax-deductible contribution today.

FOR A LIST OF OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS Click Here.

Register Now for Youth Summer Camps!

The Evanston Art Center is very excited to announce that it will be hosting its summer 2015 classes and Summer Youth Art Camps in its new location at 1717 Central Street. Children will enjoy a tidy new building, art classes in 3 beautifully designed youth studios, a new digital lab, and snack breaks out to nearby McCulloch Park. In addition to the camps seen here please check our website in May for more summer youth offerings that meet one-day a week for 5 and 10 weeks.

Thank You to our Faculty for a Wonderful Exhibition

The faculty of the Evanston Art Center comprises over 50 talented teaching artists working in a variety of disciplines. Every other year, the Art Center invites each of our faculty members to submit one work to our all-faculty exhibition.

This eclectic, well-attended exhibition gives our teaching artists an opportunity to invite curators, collectors, press, and friends to view their artworks. Many of the pieces will be for sale and proceeds benefit both the artists and the Art Center.

Register for Spring Classes

Registration for all of our spring session (March 23 through May 24) classes are open. You'll find new classes and workshops worth investigating in all of our departments. Take a Maker Bots family workshop. Join our photo critque group. Explore non-traditional techiques for artist bookmaking. The week of April 6, we will offer a Multi-Arts Spring Break Camp for ages 6 to 10.

 

CLICK HERE to register for classes.

 

CLICK HERE to view a PDF version of our Spring Catalog.

Support EAC at Koi Restaurant in November!

Thank you Koi Restaurant for selecting the Evanston Art Center as the nonprofit beneficiary of Table 23 for the month of November. We were thrilled to be part of this generous community outreach program!

All proceeds from Table 23 will contribute to the Art Center's educational programming that provides contemporary art activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in Art Center activities is encouraged to search our web site and discover the many ways you can become engaged.

 

EAC's Dialogic Communities Art Discussion Group Convenes at The Smart Museum

Join us at the Smart Museum of Art beginning second Fridays October-December, 2014. We will read and discuss Joshua Decter's new book Art is a Problem. The group will begin by discussing the

preface, introduction, and first 3 chapters of Decter's book. The Smart is located at the University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL. 60637

Meeting 1: Friday October 10, 1-3pm Discussing Preface, Introduction, and Chapter 1 "Institutional Critique and its Discontents"

Fall 2014 Classes Now Ready for Registration

Back to 'art' school time is right around the corner. If you are a current student of the Evanston Art Center you will be receiving your class catalog in the mail in a week. However, you can look through the PDF of the fall class and workshop offerings by clicking here!

The Art Center offers classes in many different disciplines for all ages and experience levels. Please ask us about financial aid and scholarships.

It's simple, find the class or classes you want and then go to our EDUCATION tab on our web site, find your class, and register through our web site. You can also call us at (847) 475-5300 or stop in and register in person at 2603 Sheridan Road. There will be several copies of the catalog at our front desk.

EVANSTON ART CENTER “PERMEATED SURFACES” EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 10, 2014

The Evanston Art Center’s “Permeated Surfaces” exhibition is a highly anticipated event of artistic musicality and fluidity. Alison Svoboda’s raw edges of torn paper, Cydney Lewis’s twisted bits of discarded plastic, and Sandra Perlow’s layering of printed and painted paper, creates movement permeated with notes of dissonance.

AA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image”, Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 PM, Evanston Art Center

AA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image” – a presentation and reflection on the relationship between his sculptures and musical compositions - his obsession to freeze the time and motion of music into static spatial constructions, which are now his welded steel sculptures.

EVANSTON ART CENTER “PERMEATED SURFACES” EXHIBTION OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

06/16/2014

CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

847-475-5300, ext 206

 

THE EVANSTON ART CENTER INVITES THE PUBLIC TO THE “PERMEATED SURFACES” OPENING RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1-4PM.

 

EXHIBITION: Permeated Surfaces

DATES: August 10 – September 21, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 10, 1 - 4pm

Evanston Art Center introduces new Board Member: John Jacobs

The Evanston Art Center’s newest Board member, who is an Evanston resident, will bring the Art Center valuable expertise in the architectural realm

“We’re thrilled to have John R. Jacobs as part of our dedicated team of Trustees, staff, donors, faculty, and volunteers as we look forward to identifying a new, state-of-the art facility for the Art Center’s future home.”

Panel Discussion on the Aesthetics of Contemporary Circus and Graffiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext.206

 

ON APRIL 15 THE EVANSTON ART CENTER HOSTS A PANEL DISCUSSION ON CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS & GRAFFITI ART

Join us for “Urban Acrobatics: Investigating Shared Histories and Aesthetics of Contemporary Circus and Graffiti” Panel Discussion and Reception

Howard Sandroff Presents a Multisensory Lecture, "The Obsessive Image"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext.206

 

Howard Sandroff’s “The Obsessive Image” Presents a Unique Relationship between Musical Compositions and Sculptural Objects

Join us on May 8 for an enlightening discussion about multisensory experiences and how the same aesthetic concerns can be applied to sound and steel

 

Howard Sandroff and “The Obsessive Image”

Call & Response Exhibits A Collaboration Between Visual Artists and Musicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

02/02/2014

CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

847-475-5300, ext 206

 

Call & Response EXHIBITS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN VISUAL ARTISTS AN MUSICIANS

 

EXHIBITION: Call & Response

DATES: March 9 – April 13, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 9th – Performances scheduled from 2pm to 4pm

The Evanston Art Center Launches Living Studio Residency with Artist Ben Whitehouse.

The Evanston Art Center is pleased to announce an energetic new program called the Living Studio Residency. The Living Studio Residency is a community-based artist-in-residence program that provides a meaningful platform for local and national artists to transparently make and share work. The residency focuses on artistic visibility and public engagement around contemporary artistic practices and processes. 

Evanson Art Center Student Exhibition Opening Reception January 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/17/2013

CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

847-475-5300, ext 206

 

THE EVANSTON ART CENTER INVITES THE PUBLIC TO THE EAC BIENNIAL STUDENT EXHIBITION FOR THE 2013 BIENNIAL STUDENT EXHIBITION ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1-4 PM.

 

EXHIBITION: EAC Biennial Student Exhibition

DATES: January 19 – February 16, 2014

New Artist-In-Residence Program

The Evanston Art Center is pleased to announce an energetic new program called The Living Studio. The Living Studio is a community-based artist-in-residence program that provides a meaningful platform for local and national artists to transparently make and share work. The residency focuses on artistic visibility and public engagement around contemporary artistic practices and processes. Click here for more information.

Dialogic Communities: Informal Art Education Discussion Group and Research Project

 

Dialogic Communities: Informal Art Education Discussion Group and Research Project

Evanston Art Center’s Director of Education Keith Brown discusses how his public art program Dialogic Communities inspires new ways of learning through engaging and thoughtful dialogue.

http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=20769

Evanston Art Center's 11th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org or

(847) 475-5300 ext. 206

The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 11th annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo.  Winter Expo features one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 110 selected artisans.

Winter Expo will be held from November 23 to December 22, 2013 at the EAC.

EXHIBITION:                11th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

"Sculptures on the Lawn" of the Evanston Art Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext.206

 

CALL FOR SCULPTORS: ARTIST PATRICK DOUGHERTY TO JURY SCULPTURE GARDEN FOR THE EVANSTON ART CENTER’S FRONT LAWN

EAC is accepting submissions for small-scale outdoor sculptural works through December 20, 2013 to be on view the spring – summer season of 2014

 

Evanston Art Center Continues Dialogic Communities Reading Group

Evanston Art Center’s discussion-based art group continues its exploration of contemporary art issues this fall, this time centering its conversations on the book Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective by Arthur C. Danto.

http://evanston.suntimes.com/things-to-do/arts/evanston_art_center_continues_dialogic_communities-EVA-08232013:article

Tell 'your story' Workshop with Kevin Coval

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

TELL ‘YOUR STORY’ WORKSHOP WITH KEVIN COVAL AT THE EVANSTON ART CENTER.

The Evanston Art Center is pleased to announce a special creative writing/spoken word workshop taught by Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival creator and Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors Kevin Coval.

Youth Art Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext.206

 

VIEW AN EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS FROM EVANSTON ART CENTER’S SUMMER YOUTH ARTS CAMPS

Evanston Art Center’s first-floor galleries will showcase artworks in various mediums from young artists from August 30 through September 8 with closing reception on Sunday, September 8 from 1 to 4pm

Retrospective Series Features Works by Linda Kramer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, (email Paula)

(847) 475-5300, ext.206

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER RETROSPECTIVE SERIES CONTINUES WITH A SURVEY OF ARTWORKS BY LINDA KRAMER

 

On Sunday June 2, EAC opens “Unstable Variations 2013,” an exhibition of Chicago artist Linda Kramer’s paintings, drawings, and installations

 

EXHIBITION: Evanston Art Center Retrospective Series: “Unstable Variations 2013”

3 Artists - 3 Solo Shows: Selected Artists from the Evanston + Vicinity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, email Paula or
(847) 475-5300, ext. 206

 

THREE ARTISTS – THREE SOLO SHOWS: SELECTED ARTSTS FROM EVANSTON + VICINITY BIENNIAL ON VIEW IN EVANSTON ART CENTER GALLERIES

On Sunday, February 24 EAC opens an exhibition of Biennial artists selected by juror Shannon Stratton:  Scott Carter, Stephen Cartwright and Emily Hermant.

EXHIBITION: Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Solos

Winter Expo 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paula Danoff, by email or

(847) 475-5300 ext. 206

The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 10th annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo.  Winter Expo features one-of-a-kind pieces of work by over 110 selected artisans.

 

Winter Expo will be held from November 16 to December 19, 2012 at the EAC.

EXHIBITION:               10th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

Breeze Keeper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff,
email Paula or
(847) 475-5300, ext. 206

BREEZE KEEPER: LOCAL ARTIST INSTALLS WIND-ACTIVATED SCULPTURE AT EVANSTON ART CENTER

Official opening Sunday, August 12, 2012: Artist talk at 3 pm.

Night Sky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff,
email Paula or (847) 475-5300, ext. 206

ART FINDING ROOTS OF INSPIRATION IN THE TIMELESS STARS OF THE SKY: NIGHT SKY

EXHIBITION TO OPEN JUNE 3 FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Evanston Art Center Hires New Director of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 30, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, email Paula or (847) 475-5300, ext. 206

 

EVANSTON ART CENTER HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION: W KEITH BROWN

Keith Brown is a Chicago-based art educator, researcher, and writer, whose practices center on contemporary art education, visual studies, and postmodern art history, theory, and criticism

Collective experiences and social justice are important to Brown. He interested in creating some art

Five EAC Members Juried Into Prestigious ArtPrize Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVENT: EAC Artists Exhibit at ArtPrize 2011

DATES: September 21 – October 9, 2011

OPENING: September 21, 2011, 6 PM-10 PM

LOCATION: Venues throughout Grand Rapids, MI

HOURS: Monday-Thursday 5 PM-8 PM, Friday & Saturday 12-10 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM

The Evanston Art Center is proud to announce the five EAC members who have been juried into the third annual ArtPrize competition, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan: Jill King, Lindsay Obermeyer, Matthew Runfola, Dominic Sansone, and Victor Nelson. 

Winter Arts & Crafts Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Preview Party: Friday, November 18, 6:00-9:00 pm

Expo Dates: to the public from November 19 through December 18, 2011

Hours: 10 am-4 pm, Mondays – Saturdays (closed Thanksgiving), 12 pm-4 pm, Sundays

Media Contact: Paula Danoff, (847) 475-5300 or email Paula

THE EVANSTON ART CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 9TH ANNUAL WINTER

ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO