Art in Common Cause is proud to present Unpresidented: Chicago Edition, a benefit pop-up exhibition enabling artists to present and sell their work in order to support each artist’s chosen institution.
In light of the current political climate, with many important government agencies in danger of being severely cut back or defunded and nonprofit organizations facing a host of new challenges, artists are eager to find ways to give back and support the causes that are important to them. For Unpresidented, the majority of the sales of each donated piece will be given to each artist’s selected charity or organization. With over 30 participating artists from the Chicagoland area, showing a broad range of aesthetic styles, and supporting local, national, and international causes, Unpresidented gives artists the agency to use their creations to directly affect positive change.
The participating artists: Ken Avick, Jane Barthès, Barbara Blacharczyk, Rory Coyne, James Deeb, Clark Ellithorpe, Sam Farchione, Tanya Gill, Lisa Goesling, Ellen Greene, Susan Hall, Karen I. Hirsch, Deanna Krueger, Gunjan Kumar, Lauren Levato Coyne, Bert Leveille, Bert Menco, Brenda Moore, Yoonshin Park, Karen Perl, Joyce Polance, Mary Porterfield, Linda Rivera, Nancy Rosen, Judith Roston Freilich, Dominic Sansone, Kunal Sen, Diane Thodos, Joseph Turner, Candace Wark & Shirley Nannini, Tamara Wasserman, Fotios Zemenides, and Marzena Ziejka.
Gallery hours: October 27th, 6-9pm; October 28th, 12-3pm; October 29th, 12-5pm
Opening reception: October 27th, 6-9pm
Panel discussion: October 29th, 2-3pm