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Who We Aren't Prospectus



   

Who We Aren't   National Juried Exhibit

February 26-March 29 | 2014

Reception: Friday February 28 | 6-9pm


   


Self portraits do not have to be a true depiction of the self. In art we have the creative license to make ourselves into anyone we want to be. Who We Aren't is an exhibit of self portraits that explore alter egos, secret identities, fictional personas, and manifested stereotypes.
Identities depicted in this exhibit are opposite or far from that of the artists. Who We Aren't  includes 49 works of art by 42 artists from 18 different states.

Award Winners

1st place $500

Matthew Hoelscher

Kansas

Title: Taped Together

2nd place $350

Jessica Smit

Indiana

Title: Caught

3rd place $150

Julian Pahre

Illinois

Title: Study After Odin

Honorable Mention

James Arendt, South Carolina, Jim

Brian DiNicola, Massachusetts, Porcelain

Hali Linn, Illinois, Petite Magnitude

Lauren Amalia Redding, New York, Iluminada

Carlie Sherry, New York, Disguised Concern

Mike Stephens, Texas, Barefoot

Mark Zimmerman, Florida, Popping Self

 

Exhibit and Awards Sponsored by

Solvay/Rhodia, Chicago Heights, IL

Jurors

Paul Klein

Paul Klein teaches online courses to empower visual artists by demystifying the art world through online webinars with acknowledged art world experts. He had a cutting-edge gallery in Chicago for 25 years, writes for Huffington Post
and is a SupporTED Mentor of TED fellows.

www.artletter.com

kleinartistworks.com

Patrick Earl Hammie

Patrick Earl Hammie (b. in 1981, New Haven, Connecticut) is best known for his monumental portraits that use body language and narrative to reconfigure inherited conceptions of ideal beauty and heroic nudity. Hammie earned his BA from South Carolina’s Coker College, and his MFA from the University of Connecticut. In 2009 he was an artist in residence at Wellesley College, supported by the Alice C. Cole Fellowship in Studio Arts. In 2011 he was an artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, supported by an award from Alliance of Artists Communities. Hammie is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to exhibiting, he maintains an active speaking schedule as a public lecturer, visiting artist, panelist, and critic. He has received several awards and recognitions, including the Tanne Foundation award, Midwestern Voices and Visions award, Award of Excellence from the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, Arnold O. Beckman Research Award and a Dave Bown Projects Award. His work is featured in What the Body Says: Power and Vulnerability, (Poet/Artists Magazine, 2011), Figure, Face, Identity, (Sprocketbox Entertainment, 2011) and From Motion to Stillness, (Poets/Artist Magazine, 2013).

 

patrickearlhammie.com

twitter.com/patrickehammie

facebook.com/patrickearlhammieartist

 

Exhibiting Artists

Tom Acevedo

James Arendt

Sarah M. Bender

Chris Cicala

Keri Joy Colestock

Brian DiNicola

Jessica Edler

Donna Faranda

Colleen Fitzgerald

Stephen Garrison

Mark Geil

Matthew Groves

Matthew Hoelscher

Drew Hoffman

Shelly Hokanson

Hali Linn

Jessica Maria Manley

David Marion

Dennis K. McGinnis

Rhea O’Neill

Dami Onifade

John M. Orr

Julian Pahre

Cheryl Polcaro

J.A. Ramirez

Lauren Amalia Redding

Michael Reedy

Marika Robak

Nicholas Schleif

Tania Sen

Carlie Sherry

Alexander K. Silva

David Simcik

Jessica Smit

Geoffrey Stein

Mike Stephens

Jessica Summers

Nicole White

Derek Wilkinson

Christine Wuenschel

Erin Zerbe

Mark S. Zimmerman

 

Tom Acevedo

 

James Arendt

Honorable Mention

Sarah M. Bender

 

 

    

Chris Cicala

 

Keri Joy Colestock

 

    

Brian DiNicola

Honorable Mention

Jessica Edler

 

Donna Faranda

 

Colleen Fitzgerald

 

Stephen Garrison

 

Mark Geil

 

Matthew Groves

 

Matthew Hoelscher

First Place

 

Drew Hoffman

 

Shelly Hokanson

 

Hali Linn

Honorable Mention

 

Jessica Maria Manley

 

David Marion

 

Dennis K. McGinnis

 

Rhea O’Neill

 

Dami Onifade

 

     

John M. Orr

 

   

Julian Pahre

Third Place

 

    

Cheryl Polcaro

 

J.A. Ramirez

 

Lauren Amalia Redding

Honorable Mention

 

    

Michael Reedy

 

Marika Robak

 

Nicholas Schleif

 

Tania Sen

 

Carlie Sherry

Honorable Mention

 

Alexander K. Silva

 

David Simcik

 

Jessica Smit

Second Place

 

Geoffrey Stein

 

      

Mike Stephens

Honorable Mention

Jessica Summers

Nicole White

 

Derek Wilkinson

 

Christine Wuenschel

 

Erin Zerbe

Mark S. Zimmerman

Honorable Mention