February 26, 2018: Bridgeport Art Center (BAC), 1200 W. 35th St., will announce the winners of its sixth annual juried art competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to Chicago and vicinity artists, in an awards ceremony on Friday, March 16, 2018, 7-10PM. The show will continue until May 3.

From the many entries submitted, jurors Carole Harmel and Virginio Ferrari selected a show of 62 examples of contemporary art from the region, representing a great variety of styles and media. “This large exhibit presents a diverse and fascinating overview of the Chicago art world”, said Bridgeport Art Center Curator Lelde Kalmite. Artists accepted into this year’s show include:

Abboreno, Tony
Albright, Jane
Arceo, Rene
Baker Cruz, Rhie
Barnicle, Shawn
Barsanti, Joanne
Beard, Lisa
Bennish, Lollie
Beugen, Shel Howard
Bredendick, Joan
Brunet, Jaimie
Brzeszkiewicz, Mark
Butzlaff, Stephen
Camper, Fred
Cardenas, Mercedes
Carlson, Robin
Chait, Larry
Chavira, Javier
Coulson, Shar
Criner, David
Delgadillo, Vivian

Denault, Sherri
Eberhard, Barbara
Eftimov, Grigor
Egnater, Gabrielle
Fournier, Joe
Frein, Tracy
Gondek, Jessica
Hauptschein, David
Haynes, Lane
Henri, Clifton
Heredia, Betty
Howard, Jesse
Johnson, Hillary
Johnson, JD
Karatasli, Nihat
Kazwick, Carol
Krawczyk, Robert
LaJeunesse, Kristen
Lee, Cynthia
McKay, Mimi
McLaughlin, Megan

Pham, Kiet
Porterfield, Mary
Meyers, Carol L.
Miceli, Patrick
Mommer, Kerri
Nemanich, Katherine
Northup, Bryan
Roman, Kathy Blankley
Ruiz, Juan Pablo
Sepulveda, Juan
Stewart, Patricia
Svendsen, Marshall
Terdich, John
Toulon, Simone
Urbonas, Laimis
Uwakwe, Obi
Valentine, Kirsten
Walsh, Peter
Wang, Juliann
Winkelman, Matt
Wolfram, Rebecca