Evanston + Vicinity Biennial
Date and Time:
Aug 27 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central St., 
Evanston, IL 60201
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Evanston + Vicinity Biennial

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Evanston + Vicinity Biennial
EXHIBITION DATES: August 26 – October 1, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 27, 1-4 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is proud to present the Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, featuring works by Illinois artists.This is one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions. From a talented pool of over 300 Illinois artists the jury selected a group of fifty-five to join the exhibition. This year’s jurors were Chantal Healey, executive director of Chicago Public Art Group; Denny Mwaura, assistant director of Gallery 400, UIC; and Erica Warren, PhD, art historian, curator, and editor, Craft Quarterly.

The following artists were selected by the jurors to exhibit their work in EAC’s Biennial: Alice Rebechini, Ann Blaas, Audrey Barcio, Beth Herman Adler, Brian Petrone, Carolyn Hughes, CoCo Ree, Delaina Doshi, Emma Rose Gudewicz, Erika Mulvenna, Gretchen Jankowski, Indira Johnson, Italav Langmar, Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, Jeanne Reilly, Jennifer Bock Nelson, Jerry Bleem, Jihyun Ra, Juliann Wang, Julie Mars, June Ahleman, Karen Perl, Katheran Lampert, Kevin Lyle, Kim Laurel, Liang He, Lorraine Peltz, Malika Jackson, Marco Bendin, Mariko Ventura, Mary Fedorowski, Mia Capodilupo, Michael Winchester, Nelson Armour, Nikki Anderson, Peter Mudd, Ramin Takloo-Bighash, Raul Ortiz, Riva Lehrer, Robert Frankel, Robert Tanner, Ruth Lantz, Ruth Poor, Sarah Kaiser , Shelley Brucar, Steven Turner, Susan Bennett, Susan Marx, Tim Lowly, Vanessa Filley, Vivian Visser, William Weidner, Yiwei Wang, and Yvette Kaiser Smith

The Evanston + Vicinity Biennial will be on display in the EAC First Floor Gallery from August 26 – October 1, 2023. The opening reception will take place on Sunday, August 27th, from 1-4pm. The exhibition and accompanying events are free and open to the public.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Monday– Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–4 pm. First and second-floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.