119th Street Artists is excited to announce , a national juried art show for June/July 2015! This is an opportunity for participating artists to win cash prizes for Best in Show as well as First Place in each category: Photography, Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media. Over twenty artists have been accepted and we are looking forward to awarding the prizes at the reception.
Thank you to all of our artists and guests for participating in this show! Every participating artist sold art, and that is what we LOVE to see!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Under 18 Art Show! We are proud to have displayed the art of over 100 participants representing more than five different schools. We have been sponsoring this children's show for over 10 years, and we take pride not only in giving young artists a chance to display their work in a professional setting, but also the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the works of these students.
As a group, 119th Street Artists was created to showcase local artistic talent from all age groups. With your help, we enjoy continued success.
Having painted, printed, and pressed clay together for a number of years, the Studio 4 artists are inspired by their classes and camaraderie to present their first group show in a salon style exhibit. The art will include carefully rendered portraits in oil by
Gloria Carrig, dynamic screenprints by Lisa Jenschke, intricate ceramics on a micro scale by writer/artist Bo Brown, and large-scale artwork by Ted Micheletti. Studio 4 unites an interesting group of artists from a variety of disciplines: Architect and artist
Leon Sarantos, social activist Carolyn Pereira, and blogger and fabric artist Heather LaRiviere. Several Studio 4 artists have long roots in the Chicago art scene: Donna Terry was a high school student when she attended the first Hairy Who exhibit at the Art
Center in the 1960s, while Jean Hester's brother was one of the founding members of AfriCOBRA. The show also includes work by teaching artist Randall Miller, who trained at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Art by renowned Chicago artist Darrell Roberts will be featured as a companion solo show. Roberts has served
as mentor and teacher to many of the Studio 4 artists. His thickly textured, painted surfaces are inspired by the metropolis: the landscape, architecture, and construction of Chicago. Roberts has displayed his art extensively in both national and international
exhibits. His recent residency and exhibitions in India provide him with a new metropolis and palette to inspire his work. He
attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and received a BFA and a Masters in Fine Art. Roberts
is represented by McCormick Gallery in downtown Chicago. As Gallery Director, Thomas McCormick, says, "This guy just gets me with his lush brushwork real cake-frosting surfaces in a size you can hold in the palm of your hands."
David Anthony Geary is a talented, teaching artist at Hyde Park Art Center. His art is also in a companion solo show. His lively and colorful art leaps off the canvas to engage the viewer. He has guided and influenced many Studio 4 artists. The community of Evanston
and the greater Chicagoland area serve as a great source of inspiration to add to his palette. His work includes painting, printmaking, and photography. His visual training took place in New Orleans, LA at Xavier University.
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