Chicago, Illinois • April 8 & 9, 2017 • Saturday & Sunday 10a – 5p
Save the date for 2017! Amdur Productions is proud to announce the launch of The 2017 Chicago Art & Design Show, a new indoor art show at famous Navy Pier. The spectacular high ceiling-ed Exhibit Hall will be the location of this 100 artist show.
The Steven Amdur Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award will be bestowed to VAL MAZZENGA. Val Mazzenga’s career is one of the most storied in American photojournalism. His photographs have won more than 200 awards, including 5 Beck Awards — The Chicago Tribune’s highest accolade. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize 6 times and was inducted into the International Press Club Hall of Fame in June 2008. 1pm presentation Saturday. Talk to follow.
Michael Imes, nationally renowned ceramic artist will be “artist in residence” throughout the weekend creating large hand built sculptures.
Show highlights include:
Latina artist Karina Llergo will debut new paintings in her “Immerse” series, figurative paintings where the human figure appears to be underwater.
The first 100 attendees to the show on Saturday will receive a free festival poster featuring artist, Jacob Sieg. He will be available to sign his poster all day. Click here to see the poster.
The first 100 attendees to the show on Sunday will receive a free festival poster featuring artist, Karina Llergo. She will be available to sign her poster all day. Click here to see the poster.
Photo surrealist Sondra Wampler will show new work and have boxed copies of her book “Still Life” available for purchase.
Food, beer, wine and beverages will be available for purchase.
We are so pleased to announce that Bright Pink is the charity chosen for the Green Ribbon Project for this festival. Participating artists put the green ribbon on a piece of their choice in their booth and IF the piece is sold the artist agrees to give 10% of the proceeds to Bright Pink.
The Chicago Art & Design Show at Navy Pier will offer extraordinary artwork of all mediums, including ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography and wood. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats.
We are so thrilled that Bottle and Bottega will be having a space and hosting painting classes! Here is a list of their schedule and times! Click below to register and reserve your spot at the table!
2017 Show Artists
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|Booth No.||Last||First||Media||Sub Category|
|719||ALLEN||CHESTER||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Metals|
|304||BABB||TODD||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|410||BARKER||SALEM||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Wood|
|513A||BARRENECHE/SCHEMEL||JUAN/DANIEL||3D FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|718||BOZ||BARBARA||JEWELRY DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|710||BROWNING||WARREN||PHOTOGRAPHY||Photo-Black and White|
|219||CHASE||SARACHANA||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|314A||CHEN||HELEN||JEWELRY MAKER||Mixed Media|
|420||CLAYTON||DEANNA||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|615||CONVERY||KEVIN||PHOTOGRAPHY||Photo-BW and Color|
|211||DAHLSTROM||DICK||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|205||DERIY||INNA & ALEX||2D||Mixed Media|
|721||DRISCOLL||JESSIE & DAN||JEWELRY DESIGNER||Metals|
|107A||FIREMAN||ANNMARIE||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Metals|
|213A||FLICK||ANN||JEWELRY||Gold and Silver|
|412||FLORIANO||LYNN M.||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Metals|
|712||FURUSETH/NGUYEN||AARON /ANH||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Paper|
|504/506||GARCIA||JULIO C.||2D||Mixed Media|
|110||HALLMAN||KEVIN & SUZETTE||3D FUNCTIONAL||Fiber|
|124/125||HARO||MAYOLO NINO||3D FUNCTIONAL||WOOD|
|119/121||HORSCH||ROBERT||Photography||BW and Color|
|419||HOSKINS||KERRI ANN||PAINTING||Mixed Media|
|212||HUANG||VIVIAN||JEWELRY DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|313/315||IMES||MICHAEL||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Ceramics|
|519||JOHNSON||DEVIN||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|215||JOHNSON||LANCE T||2D||Mixed Media|
|713||KHODADAD||FRED||3D FUNCTIONAL||Home Decor|
|512||KIRK||BETTY B||3D FUNCTIONAL||Fiber|
|513B||LEINER||AMY||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|612A||MATHIE||JANE||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|520||MCBRIDE||ED||3D FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|306||MIHAYLOVA||OLGA||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Glass|
|610||MURTAUGH||MICHELE A||PAINTING||Oil Paint|
|606||NEHRING||ROBERT||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Metals|
|505/507||NIEMI||BRUCE||3D Non Functional||Metal|
|711||NOVAKOVICH||DANA & DAN||3D FUNCTIONAL||Leather|
|618/620||PARRISH||BRADLEY J||PAINTING||Oil Paint|
|414||POWELL||JIN & JOHN||2D||Mixed Media|
|218A||RAUBA/FUJITA||STACY/YUTAKA||3D FUNCTIONAL||Mixed Media|
|411||ROSENGARD||SUE||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Metal|
|204/206||RUJUWA||PETER||3D Non Functional||Stone|
|621||SCARBOROUGH||MATTHEW||3D NON FUNCTIONAL||Metals|
|515||SCHAFER||JOHN PAUL||PAINTING||Oil Paint|
|111||SELIGA||PATRICIA||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Gold and Silver|
|607||SIEG||JACOB||PHOTOGRAPHY||Photo-BW and Color|
|321||SNYDER||JULIE||JEWERLY DESIGNER||Silver & Semi Precious Stones|
|314B||SOFFER||ANN||JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
|220||VITALE||CAITLIN V||PHOTOGRAPHY||Photo-BW and Color|
|305/307||WAMPLER||SONDRA||Photography||Photo-BW and Color|
|118/120||WE ARE LIONS|
|706||WEILER||JAMES R||3D FUNCTIONAL||Glass|
|404||WIDMAN||DIANA||JEWELRY DESIGNER||Gold and Silver|
|221||ZIMMERMAN||MARA M||JEWELRY DESIGNER||Mixed Media|
For Immediate Release
Conatct: Alisa Bay, Winger Marketing
Amdur Productions Proudly Launches the Chicago Art & Design Show at Navy Pier
Saturday April 8th and Sunday, April 9th
This spring, a brand new juried art show will take place in Chicago. Proudly presented by the award-winning Amdur Productions, the Chicago Art & Design Show at Navy Pier is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Featuring original art of all mediums including glass, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, sculpture, wearable art, and photography, as well as extraordinary work from local furniture designers, graphic designers, interior designers, photographers and much more, the Chicago Art & Design Show is sure to generate interest from the city’s art lovers and beyond!
“We are thrilled to debut a new show this year,” said Amy Amdur, president and CEO of Amdur Productions, whose Highland Park, Illinois-based company will be producing 26 additional shows throughout the Chicagoland area starting in April and continuing through November. “Our production at Navy Pier presents an exciting opportunity for artists, designers and the public to showcase and experience art in a unique and popular destination,” she continues. “We love producing shows in the heart of downtown Chicago, because they are easily accessible for public viewership and they allow us to feature a host of extremely talented local artists and designers,” she adds.
The Chicago Art & Design Show will display the work of 100 juried artists and designers and will be located within the spectacular exposition hall of the world-renowned Navy Pier. This beautiful space will feature a section dedicated to artists and their large sculptures, and is the perfect spot for exhibiting the high-caliber art that Amdur Productions’ shows and fairs have become known for. Navy Pier is conveniently located and is accessible by several bus lines as well as the “L” train. Indoor parking is also available for those who choose to drive. Admission to the show is free.
“The response to this show from artists and designers near and far has been amazing,” says Amdur, whose company produces several other Chicago-based art shows including the Gold Coast Art Fair, the Millennium Art Festival Chicago, Southport Art Festival, Artfest Michigan Avenue, the West Loop Art Fest, ArtOberfest, and Friday Art Markets at Daley Plaza. “What sets our art shows apart from most others is that every piece is made by the artists themselves,” says Amdur. “The artists are on-hand throughout all of our shows to discuss their work and share their vision and motivation behind each piece.”
“Navy Pier is a major tourist attraction drawing millions of visitors each year,” she adds. “Artists and designers recognize its tremendous appeal for people of all ages, not only in Chicago, but throughout the entire country,” she continues. “They are excited to show their work in a truly iconic space and to share their art and design pieces with an even greater audience. I’m sure that this will be a very well attended show.”
Want to be an artist in this show? Click on the Application below!
|WHAT:||The Chicago Art and Design Show at Navy Pier|
|WHERE:||Exhibit Hall A
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
|WHEN:||April 8-9, 2017
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Festival visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats.|
Need more information? Call the office 847-926-4300 or email email@example.com with any additional questions or requests.
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The festival is located in Exhibit Hall A at Navy Pier in dowtown Chicago, Illinois.