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WIN FREE Tickets to FOUNTAIN Art Fair Chicago!  
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9/15/13 Posted 9/15/13

Fountain Art Fair is coming to Chicago in just one week, and we've got 10 extra tickets to give away! Each ticket is good for you plus one for the entire fair September 20-22. To be entered for a chance at free tickets like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll post a photo from Fountain on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 & 17. Retweet, favorite, like, and comment on our post and we'll randomly select 10 winners! Good luck! More about Fountain Art Fair: Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Joh... [more]

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE FOR /DIALOGUES 2013  
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9/12/13 Posted 9/12/13

(Excerpt from 'EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE FOR /DIALOGUES 2013' posted on expo chicago. Found here http://www.expochicago.com/sites/default/files/2013%20EXPOCHGO%20%20Dialogues%20Release%20%281%29_0.pdf) Expo Chicago recognizes the importance of both established and emerging galleries and is a fantastic opportunity for emerging galleries to gain critical visibility and for visitors to discover new talent. EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art,... [more]

Berlin Art Week Starts the Season: Sign Up to Sponsor Our Special Edition  
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8/30/13 Posted 8/30/13

Berlin Art Week - one of the most fun and interesting art experiences is set to take over Berlin September 17-22. With events and openings all over the city coalescing into one aesthetic week, Berlin Art Week is the wider art world's chance to get a glimpse at the emerging art world in the continental capital of European contemporary art. Make your work seen at this year's Berlin Art Week through sponsoring our Special Edition! **** Contact: Sunny Tyrrell... [more]

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR LAUNCHES FOUNTAIN CHICAGO (Sept. 20-22, 2013) (via Art Nerd CHI)  
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8/30/13 Posted 8/30/13

Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd. We are thrilled our friends at Fountain Art Fair and Johalla Projects are bringing back another edition of the spunky satellite fair, Fountain Chicago! After a 5 year break, Fountain’s fun energy, emerging aesthetics and great parties will liven up the Mana Contemporary space in Chicago. Stay tuned for more news about the fair and a potential Art Nerd Chicago happening or two during Chicago’s art fair weekend!!! xoxo Lauren and Lori Fountain Art F... [more]

REN BEN 2013: The Renaissance Society’s annual art auction (Sept. 7, 2013)  
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8/21/13 Posted 8/21/13

(Excerpt from 'The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago' posted on e-flux. Found here www.e-flux.com/announcements/ren-ben-2013) The Renaissance Society is one of the finest resources for contemporary art and a place to experience the art history of generations to come. The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce REN BEN 2013, this year’s gala and art auction, welcoming the Society’s new Executive Director and Chief Curator, Solveig Øvstebø. This year’s auction of over 70 works features a sele... [more]

20130616132804-02__61513 Cellar Door  
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Matt Nichols at Corbett vs. Dempsey June 28th, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Posted 7/8/13

Matt Nichols - Cellar Door With artists like the Yes Men, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer and Alfredo Jaar leading the charge, social practices rooted in political activism, investigative journalism and documentarian strategies have taken center stage. The effects have been palpable with contemporary art criticism focusing on notions of use value, “educational efficacy”, and quotients of truth rather than art’s capacity to “invite us to confront the more complicated considerations... [more]

20130616132804-02__61513 Cellar Door  
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Matt Nichols at Corbett vs. Dempsey June 28th, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Posted 7/8/13

Matt Nichols - Cellar Door With artists like the Yes Men, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer and Alfredo Jaar leading the charge, social practices rooted in political activism, investigative journalism and documentarian strategies have taken center stage. The effects have been palpable with contemporary art criticism focusing on notions of use value, “educational efficacy”, and quotients of truth rather than art’s capacity to “invite us to confront the more complicated considerations... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Zac Franzoni  
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7/7/13 Posted 7/7/13

(Image: Zac Franzoni, A Cut Above, 2012, Acrylic, 36 x 36 x 2 inches; © Zac Franzoni) Zac Franzoni (b. 1982, Canton, IL) "I like to listen to The Rolling Stones when I paint. I move and sing along with the music, my nervous system responds accordingly and by the time I come out of my trance, there is a painting lying on the floor in front of me. Art isn't something that I like to pretend to know what it means, or where it comes from. It comes out of me and ends up on the canvas; it's... [more]

20130704023024-digitalmindsetii_anon_zen-bechtoln-wb hey. art music movement snacks summer  
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David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Walter Fydryck, Brian Garay, Stefania Harangus, Adam Helman, Ken Hirte, Kat Van Horn, Moira Hyatt, Frank Mascenic, Ciddy Nowosad, Kirk Rohrbaugh, John Tyszko, James Vellner at Lost Artists Chicago July 13th, 2013 - July 13th, 2013
Posted 7/4/13

this is too good to be true...but it is~ come and see for yourself, just once in your lifetime. very different! [more]

20130702215630-blue_sky_-_eiffel_tower Lily Kostrzewa Solo Exhibition at Old Town Art Center  
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Lily Kostrzewa at Old Town Art Center July 20th, 2013 - September 4th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

“For any artist, the most critical strokes upon the canvas are the introductory ones, which shape and define the skeletal structure that the details of refinement are hung upon, often determining the success, strength, or weakness of one's artistic vision… The artwork of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan based artist Lily (Lihting Li) Kostrzewa is as compelling and confrontational thematically as it is soothing and spiritual visually. Lily's technique is one that employs a vivid use of color delicately mutat... [more]

CTA Selects Deedee Morrison for the Public Artwork Project in the Lawrence Transit Station  
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6/29/13 Posted 6/29/13

Source: Email   DeeDee Morrison is a nationally-recognized sculptor who has worked as a public artist for 12 years, producing large-scale sculpture installations throughout the United States and in Russia. Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool today announced that the CTA awarded contracts to artists to create public artwork for the Red Line North Rail Stations. President Claypool unveiled renderings of artwork that will be permanently installed and disp... [more]

"Rotelli Light Installation at Chicago Field Museum" (via Art Nerd Chicago)  
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6/21/13 Posted 6/21/13

Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd.   Chicago Art Nerds, mark your calendars for Monday, June 24 at 9:30 pm for the unveiling of Marco Nereo Rotelli‘s awesome new Light Installation on the Chicago Field Museum! During the luminous event, the massive projection on the north and west façade of the Field Museum will be visible from nearby streets, buildings, parks and passersby. Free and Open to the Public, the Light and Sound Installation will Transform the Façade of the Field Museum into the Poetic World of Dante’s “Divine Comed... [more]

Two New Prizes Recognizing Emerging Artists Awarded @EXPO CHICAGO  
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6/21/13 Posted 6/21/13

(Source: email) EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art announces two unique prizes in support of Chicago’s art community.  Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue will award one Chicago-based artist with a monetary prize in support and encouragement of their work with the Artadia/EXPO CHICAGO Award. Additionally, the Andree Stone Emerging Artist Prize will fund the purchase of an artwork by an emerging artist to be gifted to the Museum of Contemporary... [more]

JUNE 15: threewalls' 10th anniversary gala @Salvage One  
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5/31/13 Posted 5/31/13

(Excerpt from 'The Power of Ten' posted on threewalls. Found here www.three-walls.org/support/fundraisers)   Threewalls, the progressive gallery whose mission is “dedicated to increasing Chicago’s cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse,” is turning 10 this year! 6:30 PM to midnight. Salvage One: 1840 W Hubbard St  Chicago, IL 60622 Regular Admission: $50 VIP Tickets: $150 This is it! We are excited to celebrate our 10th birthday with all of our friends at this birthday bash at Salvage One. Come at 6:30 and enjoy a carniva... [more]

20130529111646-abandon Watchlist Artist: Barron Storey  
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Barron Storey at Bert Green Fine Art 5/29/13 Posted 5/29/13

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our third solo show by San Francisco-based artist Barron Storey. Barron Storey, widely known and admired around the world for his contributions to illustration and the graphic novel tradition, has been creating illustrated journals for many years, from which a pair of books have been published, and which are the source material for many gallery and museum art exhibitions. In this show Factum 1 and Factum 2, Storey is referencing a project by Robert R... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Marcus Sterling Alleyne  
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5/29/13 Posted 5/29/13

(Image: Marcus Sterling Alleyne, Astrological Goddess -- Taurus, 2013, digitally colored pencil drawing; © MSA ART 2013)   Marcus Sterling Alleyne (b. 1976, Chicago) Artists & Art enthusiasts around the globe have admired the drive and determination of this youthful artist...vibrant colors and a whimsy unlike any other, Marcus' art has been displayed, honored, and collected by the influential as well as first timers who have just recently been exposed to the magical transformation his art b... [more]


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