Bridges
Aug
3
to Sep 30

Bridges

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E*, formerly e-artgroup, is presenting Bridge*s, a themed all media art exhibition in conjunction with the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL.
Bridge*s showcases six Chicagoland artists working in paint, photography, and mixed media. Participating artists include; Lisa Beard, Bert Leveille, Nancy Merkling, Caren Helene Rudman, Nan Seidler and Victoria Senn. The subject matter — Bridge*s, is as varied as the mediums each artist uses in their art practice. Bridge*s offers art enthusiasts an opportunity to explore innovative art, and multiple interpretations of Bridge*s — literally, socially, morally, psychologically...

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Featured Artist at The Old Courthouse Arts Center
Mar
9
to Apr 30

Featured Artist at The Old Courthouse Arts Center

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I am a featured artist at The Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL for March and April 2019 which coincides with the 32nd annual Women’s Works art exhibition, an international juried event. This year’s exhibition includes 110 pieces from female artists from all over the world, and I am grateful to have 8 pieces from my newest body of work, Phantom Limb, on display. Image shown: “telescoping”

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Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces
Dec
7
to Jan 7

Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces

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From the Praxis Photographic Arts Center website:

Juror | Carl Corey

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. 

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"UnOccupied"
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

"UnOccupied"

As an artist who is drawn to exploration and storytelling, many of the places I’ve visited have been messy and oftentimes cluttered. Although sifting through it can be interesting and reveal much, it can also be quite overwhelming and results in a sort of visual flooding. Unoccupied is a body of work that explores places left behind, and the spaces shown were photographed exactly as found. The minimalist style allows the essence of what once was to fuse with each viewer’s experience in order to form an individualized story, and it also provides a nice break from the visual saturation we constantly face. In a complicated world, it’s nice to know that much is revealed through simplicity.

These images and the stories behind them will be included in Abandoned Illinois, which will be published in December of 2018.

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"Home"
Jun
1
to Jun 29

"Home"

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“Cops + Robbers” was juried into “Home” by Aline Smithson.

To see the images included in this exhibition, visit the link to it on the SE Center for Photography’s website: http://www.sec4p.com/home-ss/

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"CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present"
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

"CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present"

As taken from http://bucktowngallery.com/call-artists-counterculture-hidden-stories-chicago-past-present:

This exhibition will give people the opportunity to to "ponder the erasure of people, places, and ideas that were once synonymous with Chicago culture and identity … as Chicago’s landscape continues its transformation and grows increasingly homogenous." 

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"Domesticity"
Apr
27
to May 11

"Domesticity"

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Three pieces from The Yellow Glove Series are included in this show at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, KS: "The Dishwasher," "Touch Ups," and "Steamed."

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31st Women's Works Exhibition
Mar
10
to Apr 14

31st Women's Works Exhibition

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Two of my pieces, an 18x24 print of "MLK Day Chicago, 2018" and an editioned 20x16 print of "This Must Be the Place" from The Yellow Glove Series were juried into this National show. The opening will be on March 10th and the show will run through April 14th.

"MLK Day Chicago, 2018"

"MLK Day Chicago, 2018"

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January 4th Fridays Open Studio w/ Lisa Davids, Peggy Gannon, + Lisa Beard
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

January 4th Fridays Open Studio w/ Lisa Davids, Peggy Gannon, + Lisa Beard

Our studio, 204D, will be open and have new and old work on display and for sale during the restart of the 4th Fridays art event at Starline in Harvard, IL. Doors open at 6. Check out the latest blog to see some of what will be featured! 

"Salvation" by Peggy Gannon

"Nothing is Real" by Lisa Beard

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Conception Arts Chicago Show
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Conception Arts Chicago Show

A variety of my work was shown at this high energy and creatively run show at Dovetail Brewery in Chicago, IL. Approximately 30 artists of varying genres and ages were able to show their work at this pop up show to a large crowd of art enthusiasts, gallery owners, and curators. 

About the show: At each of the quarterly exhibits, a panel of industry experts, including gallery curators and owners, vote to award one artist with our prestigious ‘Award for Excellence’ by considering the following: Originality, Craftsmanship and Presentation. There are also two Honorable Mentions awarded. I am proud to say my exhibit was awarded one of the two Honorable Mentions. 

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Websites of interest:

Conception Arts Homepage: https://www.conceptionarts.com/

My Conception Arts Artist Page: https://www.conceptionarts.com/dashboard

Press about Conception Arts:

Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-nadel/rachel-wilkins-arts-crusa_b_14350350.html

New York Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2016/03/04/rachel-wilkins-blum-conception-events-influence.html

Epicure & Culture: https://epicureandculture.com/pop-ups-around-world/

The Source: http://thesource.com/2015/11/25/art-basel-to-showcase-first-exclusively-female-run-fair/

Artdaily.org: http://artdaily.com/news/83291/First-woman-owned-art-fair-debuts-with-big-names#.WfChvYGPLrf

Queens Tribune: http://queenstribune.com/lic-gallery-celebrates-women-through-art/

L'Etage Magazine: http://www.letagemagazine.com/conception-contemporary-art-fair-nyc/

The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/art-in-queenswho-knew-1417478872

Liverpool Echo: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/conception-events-albert-dock-liverpool-8098096

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"Orange is the New Black" National Show at the Ashton Gallery in Art on 30th
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

"Orange is the New Black" National Show at the Ashton Gallery in Art on 30th

This show was held at the Ashton Gallery in Art on 30th in San Diego, CA. The show was juried by Jessa S. Jacobs, CUratorial Manager at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California. "Walk Away", 24x18 editioned (1/15) piece, was on display, won honorable mention, and sold on opening night, along with another print after the show, piece 2/15.

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Website for Ashton Gallery:  https://www.ashtonartgallery.com/current.html

Website for Art on 30th: https://www.arton30th.com/

"Orange is the New Black" the book: https://issuu.com/kristenide/docs/orangeisthenewblack

Facebook Page for Art on 30th: https://www.facebook.com/Ashton-Gallery-at-Art-On-30th-1534539343505635/

 

 

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