As many of you know this Friday will be busy.
If the regular handful of events and openings was not enough, then you will be excited to add the SAIC MFA showÂ (of which I was involved as a guess curator)Â and then round out your night with a little bit of Ox-BowÂ benefiting. Many of the Bad at Sports family have participated in Ox-Bow and I am very fortunateÂ to be teaching there this summer. If you have to pick one or the other here is a hint: the MFA show will be there Saturday, the opportunity to be in Bill Padnos’s home and collection will not be.
Here is their info.
After more than a decade of inviting you to the Chicago Winter Benefit, we are taking a break in 2013 to introduce:Â The Ox-Bow Drive Series. An amazing roster of Ox-Bow friends will open their homes to host small events in order to raise funds for Ox-Bow.
You are invited to the 2nd party in our series at the Ukrainian Village home of Bill Padnos, former Ox-Bow Managing Director, a long-time supporter and, collector of Ox-Bow art.Â
Featuring Mexican food by Ox-Bow Chef Eric May (http://www.ericchristophmay.
$25 per person.
2018 W. Thomas Street, two blocks south of Division
Damen Bus north to Thomas Street
Street parking available
We are super excited about a couple of things…
In the beginning of December, Caroline Picard began acting as the Managing Editor for the Bad at Sports blog. As you know she has been writing for B@S for about two years now and we are super excited to have her taking on this roll. The blog has made tremendous strides since Meg Onli jump started it in 2008. In the coming months â€” particularly in the month of January â€” new contributors will begin to emerge as we start to see her carve out a new monthly rhythm. She will tell you more about it as she gets rolling.
And while we are looking back to those magic days with Meg we must note that her Black Visual Archive (http://blackvisualarchive.com/) picked up a Warhol Grant. Hell Yes! Meg, we could not be more proud. More from her site hereâ€¦ http://blackvisualarchive.com/bva-awarded-arts-writers-grant/Â (sorry it took us so long to post something.)
Duncan and Richard.
The holidays are here again and that means it’s time for all of us to throw down on behalf of ourÂ favorite arts organizations.
Two that a few of us are involved in have eventsÂ THIS WEEKEND!!!
Friday November 30th ACREÂ benefitÂ at Heaven Gallery!
Saturday December 1st Industry of the Ordinary vs. Bad at Sports in a Keg Race (aka. a serious piss up) at Autotelic Gallery.
COME GET DRUNK WITH US. (I mean support good causes and good art.) You have TWO chances.
So. Â Lots has been happening around Chicago and we’ve hardly had time to keep up both textually and physically. But there is a lot of important news that we have not had a chance to post – some of it involving us. So, here it is, in all its glory, a winners post for many of the big midwestern fall-ish awards; Artadia, Art Prize, Propeller Grants, and New City’s “Best of the Year.” I should note before we go any further that we, your friends at Bad at Sports, were delighted to have received a propeller grant and a mention on New City’s list.
Congratulations to everyone from your friends at Bad at Sports.
The two recipients ofÂ ArtadiaÂ Awards 2012Â ChicagoÂ at the $15,000 levelÂ are:Â Tirtza EvenÂ andÂ Deb Sokolow.Â The five recipients of the $3,000 awards are:Â Samantha Bittman, David Hartt, Lisa Lindvay, Heather Mekkelson, andÂ Ian Weaver. (See attachment for images and descriptions of the awardeesâ€™ work.)
The top winners included Adonne Khare from Burbank, Calif. for her large-scale graphite on paper drawing,Â Elephants,Â which took the $200,000, publicly decidedÂ ArtPrizeÂ Award, and Design 99 from Detroit, Mich., forÂ Displacement (13208 Klinger St), a found artifacts installation, which was awarded the first-ever, $100,000 Juried GrandÂ Prize. Other winners include…Â Alois Kronschlaeger, ABCD 83,Â Complex Movements,Â Dale Rogers,Â Paul Amenta, andÂ Ann Morton. Popular vote winners…Â Richard Morse, Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson, Dan Heffron, Kumi Yamashita,Â Dennis Harris, Sandra Bryant, andÂ Chris LaPorte.
Prop Grant (a list we are honored to be on)
America/n,Â Area Chicagoâ€™sÂ Issue #13,Â Art Patch Project (APP),Â Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE),Â The Chicago Television Project,Comfort Station,Â A Day Without Public Art in Pilsen,Â Extinct Entities,Â Â The Franklin,Â GLI.TC/H,Â Bad at Sports,Â Prison-Neighborhood Arts Project,Â Rooting: Regional Networks, Global Concerns,Â Â Splitbeam, andÂ Southside Hub of Production (SHoP)
New City Best of ChicagoÂ (another list we are honored to be on for the full break down check out Dan Tucker’s list here.)
Best international showing of Chicago artists
Documenta13 in Kassel, Germany
Best dinner party with Fascists, Anarchists and Feminists
Feast at the Smart Museum
Best marching band documentary by the best Chicago artist that is not a Chicago artist
Cauleen Smith at the MCA
Best art museum that is not an art museum
The Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Best conceptually complicated exhibition to be mounted in what is essentially an office
â€œPROGRAM / SUFFER / ABSTAIN / DEPROGRAMâ€ Presidents Gallery at Harold Washington College
Best art interview LP
Bad at Sports
Best political art performance reenactment
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Best shout out to the Black Power poet Amiri Baraka at EXPO Chicago
Anthony Romero and Jillian Soto reading
Best art reading
â€œMOREâ€ curated by Laurie Palmer at Threewalls.
Best critical art project in Chicago this year
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials project
Full Best of here.
So there you go folks! Next time we will be faster about the posting.
Chicago? Do you remember the folks at Artadia? They are the people that made the kick ass book we spent last summer with. (pictures included here.) They are also the organization that supports the heck out of some really great local and national artists and work to foster support for and awareness of artists outside of NYC and LA.
Their application cycle has once again come back to Chicago! You should apply. We are going to. The info is below.
ARTADIAÂ AWARDS 2012 CHICAGO
CLOSE AUGUST 20. APPLY NOW!
2012 ChicagoÂ from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and
collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 throughÂ Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This isÂ Artadia’s
sixth awards cycle in Chicago.
Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST). ArtadiaÂ will be hosting special programs in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO.
For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit
Artadia’s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the
United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards
and a national network of support. Founded in 1997,Â ArtadiaÂ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization.Â ArtadiaÂ Awards are determined through a jury process that employs nationally
prominent curators, artists, and arts professionals. Since its founding,Â ArtadiaÂ has awarded
over $2 million to more than 225 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San
Francisco Bay Area. In 2009,Â ArtadiaÂ launched a New York residency program forÂ Artadia
Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently,
ArtadiaÂ inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering
Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.
Lead funding for the ChicagoÂ ArtadiaÂ Awards is generously provided by Larry and Marilyn Fields.
Additional support provided by Sally and Jon Kovler,Â Artadiaâ€™s National Council members Barbara
Fosco, Jack and Sandra Guthman, and Anne Van Wart and Mike Keable; as well donations by Karen
and Steve Berkowitz, Eszter Borvendeg and Mark Wight, Curt Conklin, Dirk Denison, Brian Herbstritt,
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis, Pamela and Art Sanders, and Linda Warren.Â