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November 17, 2017 - February 10, 2018
Opening Reception Friday November 17th, 5-8 PM
The 14th annual Regional Juried Exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum features work by artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Created to encourage contemporary art, this show provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. The Regional Juried Exhibition continues to build momentum each year. A wide variety of media is accepted from traditional materials such as painting and sculpture to conceptual and new techniques including video, interactive media, performance and installation art.
FAM has gained the distinguished reputation of displaying a wide range of contemporary art, allowing this exhibition to become a favorite among visitors. Each year, FAM invites a new juror, who selects approximately 50 artworks for inclusion into the exhibition, as well as the artworks to be awarded first, second and third place. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception.
Exhibiting Artists: To Be Announced in October 2017.
Dan Addington has lived and worked in Chicago since 1992 after receiving his MFA in painting from Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal. He 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. Currently, Dan is the owner and director of Addington Gallery in Chicago.
Dan’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the US, including solo exhibitions at The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Aliya|Linstrum Gallery in Atlanta, Malton Gallery in Cincinnati, McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, and Oglvie/Pertl in Chicago. In Chicago, Dan's work has been shown at Gwenda Jay Gallery, Struve Gallery, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Lineage Gallery, Evan Glasman Gallery, 33 Contemporary, The Contemporary Art Workshop, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Beverly Art Center, The Greenview Art Center, The Arlington Heights Art Center, The Riverside Art Center, The Highland Park Art Center, The Evanston Art Center, The Tall Grass Park Forest Art Association Gallery, the Loyola Medical Center, and Artchicago.
Addington Gallery was originally founded in 1988 as Gwenda Jay Gallery. In 1981 founder Gwenda Jay moved to Chicago and became one of River North’s pioneers as co-owner of Klein Gallery before opening her own space on Superior Street in 1988. Dan Addington’s earliest association with the gallery began in 1993 as a represented artist. In addition to exhibiting his own art nationally, he worked as curator, assistant director, and director of various galleries in Chicago. In 1996, Dan became the Director of Gwenda Jay Gallery, and the gallery moved to it's present location on Wells St. In 1999 Addington became co-owner of the gallery, and in 2007, he became sole owner and it's name officially changed to Addington Gallery. Dan exhibits his work around the country in numerous one person and group exhibitions, teaches workshops, juries competitions, and frequently speaks to groups and classes about his experiences as both artist and gallery owner.
This exhibition is sponsored by Furst McNess Co.