Freeport Art Museum Opens 14th Annual Juried Show

FREEPORT, Illinois – The 14th annual Regional Juried Exhibition opened at the Freeport Art Museum on November 17th featuring contemporary art by artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This exhibition is organized to encourage the creation of new work and provides a venue for emerging and established artists to debut their latest endeavors. Guest juror: Dan Addington, Addington Gallery, Chicago

A wide variety of media is accepted from traditional materials to conceptual and new media techniques.

A highly competitive show, the museum received nearly 400 submissions from over 100 artists this year. Guest juror, Dan Addington of Addington Gallery in Chicago selected 55 pieces from the 400 for inclusion and chose five artists for recognition including:

First Place awarded to Yoonshin Park (Chicago) for Ridges, Tied series;

Second Place to Ari Norris (DeKalb) for Allegro Con Fuoco;

Third Place to Xiaoqing Zhu (Chicago) for Mutual Measurement (video);

Honorable Mention to Aaron Laux (Madison, WI) for Water’s Pathway;

Honorable Mention to Doug DeWitt (Mundelein, IL) for …wait…fade.

The exhibition will remain on display in the museum’s main galleries through the Wine Tasting event on Friday, February 2nd and will close on Saturday, February 10th. Many of the exhibiting artists also have items for sale in the museum store for the duration of the exhibition.

About this year’s Juror:

Dan Addington received a BA with a double major in art and theater from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, and a Masters in Art and Art History from Arkansas State University. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 1992 after receiving his MFA in painting from Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal. Dan’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the US. In addition to exhibiting his own art nationally, he has worked as curator, assistant director, and director of various galleries in Chicago.

Dan is the owner and director of Addington Gallery in Chicago, which was originally founded in 1988 as the Gwenda Jay Gallery. Dan’s earliest association with the gallery began in 1993 as a represented artist. He became the Gallery Director in 1996 when it moved to its present location on Wells Street. Soon after, Dan became a co-owner of the gallery in 1999, and then sole owner in 2007 when the gallery was officially renamed Addington Gallery.

Artists with work in the exhibition:

Lynn Anderson – Naperville, IL; Dan Brinkmeier – Mount Carroll, IL; Bradley Cahill – Sycamore, IL; CathyJean Clark – Neillsville, WI; Michael Coakes – Chicago, IL; Cesar Conde – Chicago, IL; Robert Craig – Des Moines, IA; Charlotte Cziperle – Burr Ridge, IL; Doug DeWitt – Mundelein, IL; Mark Dierker – Dubuque, IA; Laura Frazier – Chicago, IL; Maureen Fritchen – Racine, WI; Ann Haag – Forreston, IL; Karen Halt – Mukwonago, WI; Eric Hazeltine – Orfordville, WI; Leslie Hirshfield – Evanston, IL; Yu ling Huang – Chicago, IL; Sue Jachimiec – Dodgeville, WI; Mary Jones – Indianola, IA; Moritz Kellerman – Elk Grove Village, IL; Jenny Knavel – Delavan, WI; Anke Korioth – West Chicago, IL; Aaron Laux – Madison, WI; Cynthia Lee – La Grange Park, IL; Cindy Lesperance – Lakemoor, IL; John Linquist – Machesney Park, IL; Jeanne Ludeke – Rockford, IL; Benjamin Madeska – Chicago, IL; Carol Mantey – Galena, IL; Dennis Markley – Delavan, WI; Janice Meister – Crete, IL; Scott A. Mossman – Chicago, IL; Ari Norris – DeKalb, IL; Raul Ortiz – Chicago, IL; Yoonshin Park – Chicago, IL; Sandra Peterson – Mineral Point, WI; Paul Pinzarrone – Machesney Park, IL; Joyce Polance – Chicago, IL; Andrew Rauhauser – Wilmette, IL; Kathy Blankley Roman – Chicago, IL; Eric Rosell – Grayslake, IL; Antonia Ruppert – Berwyn, IL; Jeffrey Sevener – Crystal Lake, IL; Rick Sindt – Chicago, IL; Jolanta Soares – Clarendon Hills, IL; Kathleen Sullivan Isacson – Crystal Lake, IL; Sam Tucibat – Baileyville, IL; Katherine Weber – Woodstock, IL; Molly Wood – Des Moines, IA; David Zahn – Moline, IL; Xiaoqing Zhu – Chicago, IL

This exhibition is sponsored by Premium Presenting Member: Furst McNess Company

About the Freeport Art Museum

Established in 1975, the Freeport Art Museum shares the visual and performing arts with the people of northwest Illinois. FAM’s mission is to promote an understanding of art and culture through our collections, exhibitions and education. The museum’s collection contains nearly 4,000 artifacts from all continents and all time periods including ethnographic objects from Egypt, Southeast Asia, and Papua New Guinea; Pre-Columbian and Native American baskets and pottery; excellent 15th to 19th century European painting, prints and sculpture; and a significant collection of contemporary American prints, paintings, and sculpture. The Freeport Art Museum is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 North Harlem Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5:00 pm., and Saturday from 12:00- 5:00. Tours may be scheduled by calling 815-235-9755. Admission to the Museum is FREE however, donations are gratefully appreciated.

For more information, call the museum at 815-235-9755.

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