Hundreds of enthusiastic friends and relatives celebrated on Friday evening, April 15, along with artist/educators at the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 2nd Annual Art Educators Exhibition at Bridgeport Art Center.  The exhibition was presented in collaboration with the Illinois Art Education Association. Selecting the winning art works was noted artist and teacher Professor Turtel Onli, BFA, MAAT, Doctor of Arts/Art Education.

  • Best of Show: Steve Jones, “Yellowstone 1989”, sculpture in wood
  • First Prize: Holly Lukasiewicz, “Nancy and Dale”, oil painting
  • Second Prize: Mike Bale, “Trainscape # 5”, watercolor
  • Third Prize: Eleni Sianis, “Alphabet & Goddess”, digital photograph
  • Honorable Mention: Gina Szulkowski, “Untitled Bowl”
  • Honorable Mention: Mark Nelson, “Predator”, oil painting

Congratulations to all of the contributing artists in this dynamic gallery!