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Join us on Friday, July 16th from 7-10p for the opening of Ilie Vaduva’s exhibition titled “The Calendar”. “Symbols are ...
07/09/2021

Join us on Friday, July 16th from 7-10p for the opening of Ilie Vaduva’s exhibition titled “The Calendar”.

“Symbols are often used to create opposing tribal identities, producing entrenched conflict. One symbolic identity that can transcend these kind of fractures is the birth sign, which can re-organize people around a different, possibly more neutral, numeric, and universal principle. The Calendar is the first installment of the Partitions Series, which is a visual exploration/interpretation of the zodiac signs”.
-Ilie Vaduva

Join us on Friday, July 16th from 7-10p for the opening of Ilie Vaduva’s exhibition titled “The Calendar”.

“Symbols are often used to create opposing tribal identities, producing entrenched conflict. One symbolic identity that can transcend these kind of fractures is the birth sign, which can re-organize people around a different, possibly more neutral, numeric, and universal principle. The Calendar is the first installment of the Partitions Series, which is a visual exploration/interpretation of the zodiac signs”.
-Ilie Vaduva

Art educators from all across the Chicagoland area are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event, an exhibition...
05/28/2021

Art educators from all across the Chicagoland area are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event, an exhibition focused on celebrating the creative talents of art educator. The Illinois Art Educator Exhibition is a juried show up to $1,000 in awards, featuring over 100 works of art from city, suburban, public and private educators.

Art educators from all across the Chicagoland area are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event, an exhibition focused on celebrating the creative talents of art educator. The Illinois Art Educator Exhibition is a juried show up to $1,000 in awards, featuring over 100 works of art from city, suburban, public and private educators.

Thank you to all who joined us last week for the 9th Annual Art competition awards ceremony. Here are a few photos from ...
05/27/2021

Thank you to all who joined us last week for the 9th Annual Art competition awards ceremony. Here are a few photos from that night. The show runs through July 2nd!

The winners have been announced! We’d like to thank everyone who came out last night to support the amazing artists part...
05/22/2021

The winners have been announced! We’d like to thank everyone who came out last night to support the amazing artists participating in this years 9th annual competition.

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Join us during Open Studios Friday, May 21st from 7-10pm as we announce the winners of our 9th Annual Art Competition, a...
05/13/2021

Join us during Open Studios Friday, May 21st from 7-10pm as we announce the winners of our 9th Annual Art Competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to the participating artists in this years show. The show will be on display through July 2nd, 2021 in the 4th Floor Gallery. To see a list of participating artists, click the link in our bio

Join us during Open Studios Friday, May 21st from 7-10pm as we announce the winners of our 9th Annual Art Competition, awarding $3,000 in prizes to the participating artists in this years show. The show will be on display through July 2nd, 2021 in the 4th Floor Gallery. To see a list of participating artists, click the link in our bio

04/16/2021

From drawing to painting, collage, ceramics and other multi-media creations, the BAC Artists' Spring Show is bursting with color and creative energy. The show runs through May 29th, in the 3rd Floor Gallery.

List of participating Artists:
Uschi Bracken
Jens Brasch
Fred Camper
Michael Cannata
Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski
Ruth Esserman
Set Gozo
Karen Hirsch
Jennifer Hodges
Varmelle Jones
Lelde Kalmite
Nuri Madina
Christine Mitchell
Pamela Staker
Patricia Stewart
Jay Strommen
Ilie Vaduva
Steven Wierzbowski
Monika Wulfers

Looking forward to having our friends at the Chicago Maritime Museum reopen their doors at the Bridgeport Art Centerhttp...
04/09/2021
Maritime Museum Preps to Reopen Sometime This Summer

Looking forward to having our friends at the Chicago Maritime Museum reopen their doors at the Bridgeport Art Center
https://youtu.be/33DcA2zMRFI Check out this storry from WTTW!

The Chicago Maritime Museum is located in the basement of the Bridgeport Arts Center on 35th Street next to the infamous Bubbly Creek. We speak with curator ...

From drawing, to painting, collage, ceramics and other multi-media creations, the BAC Artists’ Spring Show is bursting w...
04/05/2021

From drawing, to painting, collage, ceramics and other multi-media creations, the BAC Artists’ Spring Show is bursting with color and creative energy. Join us for an opening reception during Open Studios this month and get inspired!

Thank you to all who joined us last week for Open Studios. Here are a few photos from the opening of the Jurors Exhibiti...
03/26/2021

Thank you to all who joined us last week for Open Studios. Here are a few photos from the opening of the Jurors Exhibition. The show runs through May 7th.

Looking for a unique space to create art, fashion, ceramics? Do you need a new home for your business that is not at you...
03/18/2021

Looking for a unique space to create art, fashion, ceramics?
Do you need a new home for your business that is not at your kitchen table? The Bridgeport Art Center has room for you! learn more about leasing opportunities of studios and offices. Send inquiries to [email protected] or visit https://bridgeportart.com/artist-studios-office-space-chicago/

Looking for a unique space to create art, fashion, ceramics?
Do you need a new home for your business that is not at your kitchen table? The Bridgeport Art Center has room for you! learn more about leasing opportunities of studios and offices. Send inquiries to [email protected] or visit https://bridgeportart.com/artist-studios-office-space-chicago/

Join us next Friday during Open Studios as we host the opening of the Juror’s Exhibition featuring works from Yaounde Ol...
03/12/2021

Join us next Friday during Open Studios as we host the opening of the Juror’s Exhibition featuring works from Yaounde Olu and Jeffrey Hirst; both selected as distinguished jurors for this years upcoming 9th Annual Art Competition in May.

We’re excited to announce the Bridgeport Art Center 9th Annual Art Competition, dates are set! The show will be on displ...
03/01/2021
Annual Art Competition – Bridgeport Art Center

We’re excited to announce the Bridgeport Art Center 9th Annual Art Competition, dates are set! The show will be on display from May 21 - July 2, 2021, in the 4th Floor Gallery.

Call for Entries is now open vía our website. Visit the link below. The deadline is April 15!
https://bridgeportart.com/annual-art-competition/

$3,000 in prizes will be awarded. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested!
#artcompetition #chicagoartist #callforartists #artistsoninstagram #chicago #artist

Bridgeport Art Center announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES to a juried art competition and exhibition that will take place in its 4th Floor Art Gallery from May 21 – July 2, 2021. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021.

Be sure to vote for our resident Chef Paula Zaav! Voting ends tonight!  He feeds so many of us at the Bridgeport Art Cen...
02/26/2021
Vote for Pauly Zaav

Be sure to vote for our resident Chef Paula Zaav! Voting ends tonight! He feeds so many of us at the Bridgeport Art Center let’s show hi some love!

to be featured inside Bon Appétit Magazine and take home $20,000!

02/19/2021
Multiplicity at Rockwell On The River

Monica Wulfers, an artist Bridgeport Art Center, introduces us to her latest work - Multiplicity. See this beautiful new piece installed at our sister property Rockwell On The River.

We are excited to welcome you back to our monthly 3rd Fridays | Open Studios program.  Join us as we feature two exhibit...
02/17/2021

We are excited to welcome you back to our monthly 3rd Fridays | Open Studios program. Join us as we feature two exhibitions in our 3rd and 4th-floor galleries along with our resident artist's studios where you can visit and interact all while socially distancing. The event is Free! Covid 19 protocols will be observed and we will be limiting the number of visitors to the galleries based on current State of Illinois guidelines.

Calling all artists!
02/08/2021
Annual Art Competition – Bridgeport Art Center

Calling all artists!

Bridgeport Art Center announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES to a juried art competition and exhibition that will take place in its 4th Floor Art Gallery from May 21 – July 2, 2021. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021.

We’re excited to announce our 9th Annual Art Competition dates are set! The show will be on display from May 21 - July 2...
02/05/2021
Annual Art Competition – Bridgeport Art Center

We’re excited to announce our 9th Annual Art Competition dates are set! The show will be on display from May 21 - July 2, 2021 in the 4th Floor Gallery.

Call for Entries is now open vía our website. Visit the link below. deadline is April 15!

https://bridgeportart.com/annual-art-competition/

$3,000 in prizes will be awarded. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested!
#artcompetition #chicagoartist #callforartists #artistsoninstagram #chicago #artist

Bridgeport Art Center announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES to a juried art competition and exhibition that will take place in its 4th Floor Art Gallery from May 21 – July 2, 2021. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021.

Over 130 artists from 3 different continents exhibit work they created in response to the global pandemic. Conceived by ...
01/29/2021

Over 130 artists from 3 different continents exhibit work they created in response to the global pandemic. Conceived by Chicago and BAC artists Helen Dannelly and Jeffrey Hirst, Viral Collaboration is comprised of 10” x 10” works on paper using one predominant color and incorporating a word, either visible or concealed, about how the artists feel regarding the global pandemic.

Over 130 artists from 3 different continents exhibit work they created in response to the global pandemic. Conceived by Chicago and BAC artists Helen Dannelly and Jeffrey Hirst, Viral Collaboration is comprised of 10” x 10” works on paper using one predominant color and incorporating a word, either visible or concealed, about how the artists feel regarding the global pandemic.

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Let’s make this day worth something nice as we invite you to see the 3D Art exhibition “Aesthetica “An Artistic Friendship . The show runs from March 13 - April 10 Please use the Web URL and the gallery app to view the virtual exhibition.
By now your decorations should all be up... last minute hangings and keeping away the pup... Oh go ahead, you know you want to... Make a face in that ball on the tree, yes, it's you... Sir Charlie Brown
Sir Charlie Brown
Grand ma's busy at the fireplace knitting sweaters for winter... Grandpa's in the dinning room checking out the cider... Paw's is counting the money for all the gifts. what a spinster. Ma ma's finishing up baking and wrapping gifts much tighter... Kids are playing and running in the fallen snow... While pet dogs bark and bark as the weather blows... Sir Charlie Brown
A buckboard Christmas. The chill upon the cheeks of red... laughter heard instead of mean ol' cursing instead... the horse drawn buckboard of rhythmical sounds... Clip clopping, of horses' hooves on snowy grounds... Tasting snowflakes as it fell from gray skies... barking dogs as we in our winter carb, drove by... We all knew that the holiday spirit was coming our way. All I can say is, "what a wonderful and happy day." Sir Charlie Brown
Christmas a time of good cheer, seems to come from our pets every day of the year. It's a pity us humans couldn't do the same not to give love from our hearts, we all are to blame. Sir Charlie Brown
Join us on October 22 for our virtual Chicago Maritime Museum Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ErKLAZFgc