Monday, February 24, 2014

2nd Annual Bridgeport Art Competition

Charles Gniech, "Grounded" 2012, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 40"

Save the Date: Saturday, March 8th 7-10pm

Please join me on the evening of March 8th for the opening reception and award ceremony of the 2nd Annual Bridgeport Art Competition. My painting, "Grounded" 2012, was selected for inclusion. The exhibition—housed in the forth floor gallery—will present the works of seventy-four area artists.

“This large exhibit presents a diverse and fascinating overview of contemporary art in Chicago.” said Lelde Kalmite, Curator at the Bridgeport Art Center.

The Bridgeport Art Center is located at 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609. The exhibition continues through April 18, 2014. Additional information can be found at:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

To Summon Spring @ ZIA Gallery

Had enough of Chicago's winter weather? 

Opening this Saturday, at ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, is an exhibition of color-saturated, vibrant works of art, by eleven of the gallery artists. The exhibition includes painting, photography, mixed media and sculptural works. The show titled "To Summon Spring" was conceived by Anne Hughes and includes work by: Ted Preuss, Mary Burk, Melissa Jay Craig, Michael Cutlip, Kathy Weaver, Karina Hean, Fumiko Toda, Jonathan Ricca, John Vlahakis, Anne Hughes and myself. If your life is lacking a bit of color, this is the perfect solution.

The Opening Reception of "To Summon Spring" is Saturday, February 22 from 5-7pm.  ZIA Gallery is located at 548 Chestnut in Winnetka, Illinois... 17 miles north of Chicago. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am–5:00pm. Stop by and check it out.

Above Image:
Top Row: Ted Preuss, Mary Burke, Melissa Jay Craig and Michael Cutlip
Middle Row: Kathy Weaver, Karina Hean, Charles Gniech, and Fumiko Toda
Bottom Row: Jonathan Ricci, John Vlahakis, and Anne Hughes