Freeport Art Museum 121 North Harlem Freeport, IL 61032
Tues-Fri 10-5 pm / Sat 12-5 pm
Suggested Donation: Adult $3, Senior/Student $2, Family $10
November 22, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Opening Reception Friday November 21st, 5-8 PM
The Freeport Art Museum is currently accepting applications for the eleventh annual Regional Juried Exhibition. The mission of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity for contemporary artists with a venue to debut their latest work.
This show features art by emerging and established artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Regional Juried exhibition has been building momentum over the last decade and has grown to include over 160 submissions each year. A wide variety of media is accepted from traditional materials such as painting and sculpture to conceptual and new media techniques including video, interactive media, performance and installation art.
Theresa Abel is the owner of the Artisan Gallery in Paoli Wisconsin, where she previously served as Art Director for over six years. Abel received a BFA with an emphasis in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also studied painting and art restoration abroad at the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. Abel’s interest in theology and art history led her to stylistically reference medieval painting within her artwork. Over the years she has created her own visual vocabulary, painting works that seem ancient and contemporary. Some pieces pose a critique of contemporary Christianity, and others simply work on composition and portraiture. Abel’s elaborate patterns mesmerize the viewer and blur the line between modernism and medieval, forcing human models to become unimpassioned pattern.
The following artists will exhibit in the 11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.
Jessica Andersen, Ellen Bartels, Victoria Bein, Jess Beyler, Dan Brinkmeier, Sue Cibulka, Denise Crute, Ed Derwent, Simone Doing, Dan Edler, Susan Emmerson, Kurt Erickson, Charles Finch, Debra Gottschalk, Karen Halt, Elise Hanson, Michelle Hartney, Tony Kokes, Tom Linden, Bob Logsdon, Randall Manus, Nate Mathews, Brian McCormick, Tom Neiman, Paul Nitsche, Ann Orlowski, Paul Pinzarrone, Brian Reis, Sara Risley, Bob Rivoire, Jo Scheder, Steven Schroeder, Cindy Vondran, Dwight Walles, Kathleen F. Wilken