Posts in category "painting"

Chicago Art Digest on CAB (8/16)

Continuing from last week, I’m trying to aggregate all the Chicago art writing.  BUILT was the talk of the town last week, it seems.  Again, I’m sure I’m missing pieces, so please post them in the comments. 60 Inches from Center “Art on the Ave: A Recap of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival” - Short... Read more »

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012
2012 is going to be an interesting year for Chicago’s art fairs. With the announcement of newcomer exposition Chicago slated for September 20-23 and the second year of the grassroots MDW Fair, many in the Chicago art community were wondering about the status of Art Chicago. Private speculation about Art Chicago’s fate first started after... Read more »

exposition Chicago to bring new Art Fair in 2012

By now it’s not exactly news, but last week the Chicago art world was taken by surprise when a new art fair was announced.  Exposition Chicago will launch at Navy Pier on September 19-23 of 2012. A few significant facts can be gleaned from the press release sent out by exposition Chicago (yes, lower case... Read more »
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Art Chicago, NEXT Wrap Up

Well it has been a couple of weeks since the Art Chicago weekend extravaganza and the results are in, as one might say. • My take on Art Chicago is posted on ArtSlant. • Joel Kuennen finds some highlights in the British galleries presenting artwork. • Steve Ruiz spots the trends at the fair. • I... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT

Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year.  The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night.  There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie’s “Rapture” along with vintage hip-hop.  I was able... Read more »

MDW Fair Preview

This weekend the MDW Art Fair lands at 3636 South Iron Street on Saturday (1-10 pm) and Sunday (1-5 pm).  I’ll be speaking on a panel at 4 pm, and I was lucky enough to get a preview of the fair as installation was in full swing.  The building itself is fantastic, high ceilings and... Read more »
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Halloween Art Monster: Reader Suggestions

Earlier in the month I created a blog post that featured the scariest monsters and scenes from art.  The post proved to be very popular, being picked up by the Chicago Tribune website and eventually was featured on the frontpage of the Huffington Post.  I asked readers to contribute their favorite Halloween-related artwork and I... Read more »

Art Loop Open Reinstates Bernard Williams

The same day that I published my article detailing the controversy surround the disqualification of Bernard Williams from the final round of voting in the Art Loop Open (ALO), Mr. Williams was reinstated in the competition.  Unfortunately, Mr. Williams has missed several crucial days of voting, weekend days moreover, which puts him at a disadvantage. ... Read more »

Controversy Surrounds Art Loop Open

**As of about 1:30 CST, 10/26/10, Mr. Williams was reinstated into the Art Loop Open final 10** It’s always great to see the artistic community come together for a common cause, a fundraiser or a community project.  But it’s unfortunate that the artistic community had to band together to protest the disqualification of one of... Read more »
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Art Loop Open This Friday

This Friday, the Loop will host 191 works of art for the Art Loop Open and you can vote for the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.  Below are some of the works that will be on view. This competition is Chicago’s response to ArtPrize and annual competition in Grand Rapids, MI.  An important difference... Read more »