4TH FLOOR GALLERY
CREATIVE FURNISHINGS 2
November 17 – January 5, 2018
CREATIVE FURNISHINGS: A Collection from Chicago Designers + Makers is an exhibition brought to you by the CREATIVE FURNITURE DESIGNERS ASSOCIATION and the BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER.
Highlighting the unique perspective of individual designers and their take on furniture and decorative arts for your home and living spaces, this exhibition offer the finest works from the Chicago region. Awards will be presented during the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, November 17th.
BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER RESIDENT ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE
September 15- November 3, 2017
Opening Reception: September 15 | 7 – 10 PM
In recent years, the number of Bridgeport Art Center resident artists has grown to over 150 people. Opening on September 15, a large exhibition of residents’ work will be on view in the 4th floor Bridgeport Art Center Gallery. This is a terrific opportunity for the general public to enjoy an exciting overview of contemporary art in Chicago, free of charge, in addition to a number of demonstrations in the Gallery during two upcoming Open Studios (3rd Friday of each month).
Photo Credit: Richard J. Maltz | Home Page Credit: Josh Sears
David A. Holt
ENCAUSTIC 2017: Rebirth of an Ancient Medium
July 21 – September 8, 2017
Encaustic painting is one of the oldest painting techniques, dating back to the ancient Greeks, who used it to caulk ships and paint funerary portraits on sarcophagi. In Greek, the word “encaustic” means “to heat or burn in”. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and damar resin (crystallized tree sap). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and resin to fusing the layers of wax.
The artists included in this exhibition embrace the use of wax, not as just another option in a wide range of available art media, but as a dynamic, organic, almost living medium that manifests the seductive qualities of tactility, translucency, and mystery through their work in a singular way.
Photo Credit: Helen Dannelly
VA de Pintor
May 19- July 7, 2017
Curators Create presents work by artists who currently serve (or have served in the past) as curators at a major art center, gallery, museum, college, university or other exhibition venue. The process of selecting the artist/curators for the exhibit has shown that there are many other artist/curators in this region who could be part of such a show in addition to the ten whose work is represented in this exhibit.
Mary Ellen Croteau
Betty Ann Mocek
Photo Credit: Stano Grezdo
TWO- AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL
WORKS EXPLORING THE MEDIUM OF PAPER
March 17- May 5, 2017
Artists explore the seductive versatility and sculptural potential of the medium by cutting, folding, tearing, creasing, binding together, weaving, or otherwise transforming one of the oldest art materials, paper, to express ideas and emotions.
Carole Harmel & Lialia Kuchma
Photo Credit: Katherine Nemanich – “The Woods So Wild”
5th Annual Art Competition
January 20 – March 3, 2017
Awards Ceremony: January 20 | 7 – 10 PM
This is the 5th year for the juried art competition and exhibition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to Chicago and vicinity artists in an awards ceremony. The Annual Art Competition was created to showcase the exceptional talents and abilities of Bridgeport and Chicago area artists.
The competition is open to all artists, aged 18 and over, who live or have studios within a 150-mile radius of Chicago. Work must have been created within the last three years. The competition accepts a broad spectrum of art media and styles.