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May 6, 2021

9th Annual Art Competition Artists Announced

Bridgeport Art Center (BAC) will announce the winners of our 9th Annual Art Competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to artists in the Chicagoland area, during an awards ceremony on Friday, May 21st, 2021 from 7-10PM. The show will continue until July 2nd, 2021 in the 4th Floor Gallery. From the many entries submitted, jurors Yaounde Olu and Jeff Hirst selected a show of 72 examples of contemporary art from the region, representing a great variety of styles and media. Artists accepted into this year’s show include: Mark Adams Rene Arceo Carlos Barberena De La Rocha Denise Bellezzo Rose Blouin James Eli Bowden David Bower Jens Brasch Robert H. Brown Zachary Burgart Bria Corranda Helen Dannelly Carla Dvorak T.C. English-DuMont Rachel Fosler Joan Geary Shelley Gilchrist Victoria Goite Set Gozo Felicia Grant Preston Peter N. Gray Karen Gubitz Carol HammermanAnne F. Hanley Sally Havlis Lane Haynes Jeanine Hill-Soldner Laurel Izard Karl Johnson Yvette Kaiser Smith Marissa Kendrick Ginny Krueger Samuel Leopold Cindy Lesperance David Linneweh Richard J. Maltz Angela McElwain Lisa McGavock Jane Michalski Khleo Morris Therese Mulgrew Daniel Nelson Dan Oliver Turtel Onli Raul Ortiz Gregory PadgettDanielle Piloto Karen Remsen Lori Roderick Kathy Blankley Roman Juan Pablo Ruiz Laura Schueren…
Building News
November 19, 2019

Project Onward featured in WTTW

The artists of Project Onward bring real skills and distinctive visions to the uncommon artwork they make. The studio gallery in the Bridgeport Art Center is a sanctuary for adult artists with developmental disabilities and mental disorders.
Building News
August 26, 2019

Transcendent Earthiness: A Review of “The Border Crossed Us”

"Mostly you’ll see that intensity of craftsmanship evident when lines have been carved rather than brushed or rubbed. You can feel the pressure and focus every time a sharp knife touched a soft linoleum block. Some of the content feels too personal to be social commentary or propaganda, but even these pieces feel like political cartoons " - Review by Chris Miller, New City Art Read Full Article
Building News
May 18, 2019

Global Vistas Exhibition

Bridgeport Art Center exhibits renowned European landscape painter’s work in an international landscape show of scenes from around the world. European plein-air painter Aleksejs Naumovs, invited to be part of Bridgeport Art Center Gallery’s Global Vistas exhibit which opened last Friday, May 17, spent a week capturing the sights of Chicago and environs in several large acrylic canvases painted on site.