Drawing selected for Art Loop Open 2010

My drawing, Daybreak, will be in Chicago's first Art Loop Open! Out of almost 800 entries, nearly 200 were accepted to exhibit in various venues around the Chicago Loop as part of Chicago's Artists Month. The Art Loop Open will kick off with an Art Crawl on Friday, October 15 and will be up through November 12. The Jury included: Susan Aurinko, Former Director of Flatfile Galleries and Independent Curator; Theaster Gates, Director of Arts Development, University of Chicago; Mary Jane Jacob, School of the Art Institute, Author and Curator; and Tricia Van Eck, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Arts.

Voting will take place by all visitors in two rounds. Round one will be from October 15-22 and on October 22, the top 10 vote getters will be announced. Round two will then take place from October 22-29. Voters will vote for their favorite piece from the top 10 and the top 3 will then win $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 respectively. Other awards will also be announced on October 29 including 4 solo exhibitions to be selected by loop galleries!

Visit the Art Loop Open's site or detailed information on voting, to see the participating artists, and to see my profile page. My drawing will be on view at the Merchandise Mart.