Oct 29, 2010

Art Loop Open Prizes Awarded

Art Loop Open Prizes Awarded
Chicago's Art Loop Open ended the first half of the show with awards given to the top three most popular pieces by public vote, and twelve additional prizes. 
In the next half of the show, the artworks are offered for sale. Sale prices will be listed by each work. All 190 pieces remain up in their respective venues through November 12th. 
Popular Vote: 
1st: John Dempsey: "The Great American Landscape" (Painting) $25,000
2nd: Daniel Lavitt: Till We Meet Again (Sculpture) $15,000
3rd: Joseph Ivacic: Staying Connected (Sculpture) $10,000
The additional awards are as follows:
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Representational Art
Presented and judged by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, this $5,000 cash prize is awarded to the artist with the best ‘representational work.’
Winner: Renee McGinnis: Park 60654 (Painting)
  • The WIT Prize
Presented and judged by theWit Hotel, this $5,000 cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work best reflects the concept of ‘WIT’- the power of thinking and reasoning, intellectual and perceptive, humor and intelligence.
Winner: Younghwan Choi: My Dear Friend (Installation)
  • 3Arts Prize
Awarded by 3Arts, this $2,000 cash prize reflects 3Arts’s mission of supporting women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities whose work evinces a fearless, distinctive artistic voice and embodies the dynamic, risk-taking qualities that make Chicago artists second to none.
Winner: Catherine Jacobi: Forgetting (Sculpture)
  • Art Chicago | NEXT Prize
The winning artist, selected by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), will have his/her artwork exhibited in the Chicago Artists’ Coalition booth at Art Chicago/NEXT April 28 - May 2, 2011.
Winner: Duncan Anderson: Amputee with First Day of School (Collage)
  • Artropolis Prize
The winning artist, selected by MMPI, will receive an extended exhibition within a public space at the Merchandise Mart from November 2010 through the duration of Artopolis in the spring of 2011.
Winner: Bernard Williams: Buffalo Chart (Installation)
  • One of A Kind Prize
The winning artist, selected by MMPI, will receive a booth at the 2010 One of A Kind Show, December 2 – 5, 2010.
Winner: Lynn Basa: Lotus Lake 4 (Painting)
  • Hard Rock Hotel Prize
The winning artist, selected by the Hard Rock Hotel, will exhibit a piece and/or collection of their work for one year in one of the hotel’s suites, along with an opening reception at the suite and a two-night stay. 
Winner: Kip Pasta: 'Cityscape' (Sculpture)
  • The CADA Choice (four awards)
The Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA) is an arts organization comprised of the city’s foremost visual arts dealers. One winning artist was chosen by each of four galleries – Catherine Edelman Gallery, Packer Schopf Gallery, Roy Boyd Gallery and Perimeter Gallery – for a one-month exhibit in their respective galleries during the next twelve months.
Catherine Edelman Gallery Winner:
Brad Pogatetz: Washburne Trade School (Photography)

Packer Schopf Gallery Winner:
Aaron Delehanty: Flock 'Visible City' (Painting)

Roy Boyd Gallery Winner:
Andrew Holmquist: The Formation of a Rainbow (Painting)

Perimeter Gallery Winner:
Roland Oria: REFUSE (Multi-Media)

  • The Palmer House Hotel Prize
The winning artist, selected by the Palmer House Hotel, will receive $1,500 and be invited to exhibit a piece and/or collection of their work for one year in one of the hotel’s suites, along with an opening reception at the suite and a two-night stay.
Winner: Jim Newberry: Momentum Mori Memorial Ghost Riders (Photography)

Congratulations to all the artists and the Chicago Loop Alliance and Chicago Artist's Coalition for the success of this first annual show, and to Chicago's public for their enthusiasm and support.

All Art will now be on Sale from  October 30 - November 12.
See full list of artwork for art locations and artist info: Artist List 
Prices will be affixed to each piece of art. 
First come first served! Please email sales@artloopopen.com to make your purchase.
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