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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. The morning after arriving in Chicago, on a particularly lovely and sunny Spring day, Naumovs took his paints and easel and a sizeable canvas to a spot near the Planetarium to paint a view of Chicago’s harbor and skyline, with Lake Michigan waters an unusual shade of turquoise. Later in the week Aleksejs set up his easel by the Chicago River and then at North Avenue Beach by the lakefront. Seeking to also depict some of the less affluent and more industrial areas in this region, Aleksejs found an intriguing spot near the East Side and Skyway for his last work before returning home. At each setting, the artist was engaged in conversations with people passing by. Although traditionally plein-air painting is executed on small or moderate-size canvases, Naumovs enjoys working in a more contemporary larger format. He describes…
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March 18, 2019

7th Annual Bridgeport Art Center Competition Winners Announced

Click to read the list of winners from the art competition.
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March 8, 2019

7th Annual Bridgeport Art Center Competition Artists

Bridgeport Art Center (BAC) will announce the winners of our 7th Annual Art Competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to artists in the Chicagoland area, during an awards ceremony on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 7-10PM. The show will continue until May 3rd, 2019 in the 4th Floor Gallery. From the many entries submitted, jurors Stano Grezdo and Joyce Owens selected a show of 60 examples of contemporary art from the region, representing a great variety of styles and media. Artists accepted into this year’s show include: Adler, Beth Adorno, Giovanni Anderson, Robert Armendariz, Tony Avanessian, Andre Baker, Heather Balousek, Zachary Balza, Israel Barcal, Peter Bernhard, Cindy Botello, Maritza Bowden, James Eli Bozif, Curtis Anthony Brown, Robert Brucar, Shelley Brucar, Wayne Bult, Lea Buvala, Randy Cantada, Nelson Cashmere, NickCazacu, Jasmina Chmieleskwi, Kenny Cramer, Erin Criner, David Criner, Margie DeWitt, Doug Eaton, Kathleen Elner, Dyl Finston, Lya Frazier, Anitra Frein, Tracy Gaines, Anne Farley Galvan Orozco, Sara Gamez, Daniel Gozo, Set Gregory, Erin Hauptschein, David Hendrickson, Kate Henri, Clifton Hensen, KellyHolt, Nicolina Jackson, Jen Jankoswski, Gretchen Johnson, Eugenie Kazwick, Carol Kulla, Roland LaJeunesse, Kristen Maltz, Richard Misewicz, Jennifer Mossman, Scott Novelli, Geoffrey Powell, Phyllis Reese, Terrence Robbins, Renee Russell, Paul Shelton, Edwin…
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February 7, 2019

Curators Curate

Click here to read bios and interviews from artists in the latest exhibition on the 4th Floor Gallery running January 18 -March 1, 2019.
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November 5, 2018

Ilie Vaduva at Bridgeport Art Center

Notes from Lelde Kalmite, BAC Curator on 3rd Floor Exhibition running through November 19th
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October 6, 2018

Patterns of Nature

Click here to read bios and interviews from artists in the latest exhibition on the 4th Floor Gallery running September 21-November 2, 2018.
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March 19, 2018

Winners Announced for 6th Annual Art Competition

In an awards ceremony on Friday evening, March 16, 2018, winners of nine cash prizes, chosen by jurors Carole Harmel and Virginio Ferrari, were announced. Click here to see a list of the winners. Show is on display until May 3, 2018
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December 19, 2017

Lelde Kalmite Interview on CGN

Each week Chicago Gallery News interviews a local art world professional to discuss the ins and outs of running a gallery in the city of Chicago. Bridgeport Art Center's curator Lelde Kalmite was featured in the December 5, 2017 issue.
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January 10, 2017

Bridgeport Art Center’s 5th Annual Juried Art Competition

January 20, 2017: Bridgeport Art Center (BAC), 1200 W. 35th St., will announce the winners of its fifth annual juried art competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to Chicago and vicinity artists in an awards ceremony on Friday, January 20 7PM-10PM.
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March 25, 2016

The Artist Behind the Education: 2nd Annual Art Educator Show and The Senior Portfolio Show

Bridgeport Art Center, The Illinois Art Education Association & The Illinois High School Art Exhibition Present a Celebration of Art Education in Illinois with Two Simultaneous Exhibitions.
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