EAC Announces Artists to Exhibit in 22nd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial


May 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Danoff, pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org

(847) 475-5300, ext.206



Juried by Allison Peters Quinn and Sergio Gomez the 22nd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial on view from June 8th through July 20th will feature the work of thirty-five Illinois artists.


EXHIBITION:             22nd Evanston and Vicinity Biennial

DATES:                                   June 8 – July 20, 2014

OPENING:                               Sunday, June 8, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

GALLERY HOURS:                  10 AM – 9 PM, Monday – Thursday;

                                               10 AM – 4 PM, Friday & Saturday; 1 – 4 PM, Sunday


The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 22nd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions.  From a talented pool of over 500 Illinois artists, Biennial jurors, Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, and Sergio Gomez, Owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery and Curator/Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, have selected a talented group of thirty-five artists. On Sunday, June 8 from 1:00- 4:00 pm there will be an artists’ reception at the EAC, which is free and open to the public.

Juror Allison Peters Quinn is the Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, where she has curated notable exhibitions for both emerging and established artists since 2004. She has also taught graduate seminars at the School of the Art institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Graham School. A winner of the Ramapo college Curatorial prize, Peters Quinn has served as a juror for the Artadia Award, Efroymson Award, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Fellowship Awards, Community Arts Assistance Grant Program and the Ragdale Foundation. Peters Quinn received a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MA from the Center of Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Juror Sergio Gomez is the Owner and Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, Founder and Director of VisualArtToday.com, Co-Founder of 3C Wear LLC., Curator of the National Wet Paint Exhibition and Chicago’s Twelve, and a contributor to Italia Arte Magazine. An established Chicago artist himself, Gomez’s work has been featured across the United States as well as in Italy, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Mexico. Today his work can be found in several collections, including those of the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Brauer Museum of Art and Benedictine University. Gomez is a faculty member at South Suburban College and earned his MFA from Northern Illinois University.

The following Illinois-based artists were selected by the jurors to exhibit their work in EAC’s Biennial: Jason Ackman, Rushville; Noelle Allen, Oak Park; Aviva Alter, Chicago; Joanne Aono, Chicago; Jill Birschbach, Evanston; Blaine Bradford, Naperville; Gillion Carrara, Chicago; Margaret Carsello, Hindsdale; April Dauscha, Chicago; Robin Dluzen, Chicago; Sarah Faust, Chicago; Amanda Gentry, Chicago; Barbara Goldsmith, Morton Grove; Elizabeth Gomez, Chicago; Samantha Haring, DeKalb; Cameron Harvey, Chicago; Jesse Howard, Maywood; Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Maywood; James Kao, Chicago; Taehoon Kim, Chicago; Victor Lopez, Evanston; Jordan Martins, Chicago; Juan Molina Hernandez, Aurora; Dan Paz, Chicago; Robert Porazinski, Chicago; Allison Reimus, Chicago; Jeff Rhodes, Skokie; Dominic Sansone, St. Charles; Kathie Shaw, Chicago; Sanaz Sohrabi, Chicago; Megan Sterling, Chicago; Katherine Webb, Rockford; Burt Woodstrup, DeKalb; Jennifer Yorke, Chicago; Ana Zanic, Chicago.

The Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, 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, exhibition, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

The Evanston Art Center is located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL


Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours:  Mon. – Thurs. 10 am – 9 pm; Fri. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 1 – 4 pm. First floor galleries are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking is available.


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