Proximity Magazine Names BaS “Best Website for Local Arts Coverage”

January 8, 2010 · Print This Article

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Proximity Magazine Names BaS “Best Website for Local Arts Coverage” and says some very kind words:

Bad at Sports should have received a a grant from the XYZ foundation last year to help them make their art podcast website a real day job. But the powers that be often sleep on what is engaging, innovative and important in favor of the familiar, lame and business as usual. Bad At Sports was our top local art resource of the year. Thank you guys.

No thank you Ed, Rachael & everyone at Proximity and the Public Media Institute. We really apriciate the kind words and look forward to 2010 and what Proximity Magazine has in the works.

Also we have taken your advice and hired a few free interns to track down this XYZ foundation and get that grant asap. I can only assume that the Xavier Young Ziebold award is biennial so maybe next year :)




Bad at Sports: One Thousand Posts Strong & Still Going

January 4, 2010 · Print This Article

It’s been over four years, over 200 episodes, over 210 hours of audio, over 300 bottles of beer & now it’s over 1,000 posts on Art & Culture for Bad at Sports. Not only that but we’re just getting warmed up. More posts, more news, more reviews, more humor & more insight into this world of Art that we love by everyone from staff to guest writers and from art celebs to letters to the editor written by everyone that reads BaS.

There is more to come and you have more voice then ever to help direct the energy.

  • Want to have your voice heard? Write mail@badatsports.com and let us know what you think.
  • Don’t like to write or are illiterate like myself? We have a phone number you can call and speak your piece 312-772-2780.
  • You don’t write, speak or really get out of the house? Email us a illustration expressing your opinion on the current pedagogical discourse in the new millennium and it’s relation or lack there of to the larger commercial Art market both domestic and international and we will post your drawing on our white as a fridge website, Simon.

Basically at this point there is no reason not to contact us and help make this site better for you, the art world as a whole and even people who are just getting into & interested in the Arts since let’s get real we have all “slept together” enough and need to widen the scope a bit and enlarge the party some.

Happy New Year and lets take this recovering art economy out for a spin and build it better then before.

Thanks for reading Bad at Sports and as long as your here we will be as well.




Artadia and AIA Chicago Awards

November 9, 2008 · Print This Article

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Recently Artadia announced their 2008 Chicago Awardees. This year’s awardees are: Melika Bass, Juan Angel Chávez, Jim Duignan, Theaster Gates, Kelly Kaczynski, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, and Kim Piotrowski.

via Artadia
“Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is very pleased to announce the Artadia Awardees 2008 Chicago. As part of Artadia’s unique two-tiered review process, a second panel of three internationally prominent jurors, Allison Peters Quinn (Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago), Kristin Poole (Artistic Director of the Sun Valley Arts Center, Sun Valley, ID), and Tumelo Mosaka (former Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, NY), conducted studio visits with 15 short-listed artists for three consecutive days (October 23-25) in Chicago to evaluate the artists’ work.” Read the rest on Artadia’s website.

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While we are on the subject of awards, AIA has announce their Chicago winners. None of which I am familiar with…

via Apartment Therapy
“Downtown Chicago has a reputation for being an open-air “museum” of great architecture, but we also have some incredible houses and apartments tucked away on neighborhood side streets. The AIA tries to bring all Chicago’s great buildings (big and small) to our attention through their annual awards. This year, many of the awards went to innovative homes and green buildings. We saw some familiar spaces among the submissions…” Check out the rest of this article and photos of the nominees here.

Congrats to all the winners.




Chicago Mag Names BaS Best Podcast of 2008

August 2, 2008 · Print This Article

Chicago magazine names Bad at Sports best Podcast of 2008

Chicago Magazine has doubled down on a bad bet they made in February by not only backing the statement they made that Bad at Sports was one of the best Chicago art sites but now has named it the Best Podcast of 2008. Everyone here wants to say thank you for the award and for putting us in a position where we now have to perform to expectations.

We have a lot of growth and new projects in the works. So with the Art season starting up very soon keep checking in to see the interviews, articles, news & video that is coming down the pike. We hope to make the next year better then any before.

Quoted from the Article:

“Founded in 2005 by two friends over a drink, Bad at Sports (badatsports.com) is a podcast that manages to educate and entertain on a subject that causes the brains of most people to fog over and disengage: contemporary art. Originally a fun side project, the weekly interview show invites guests-from emerging talent to bona fide heavies like Kerry James Marshall to discuss art exhibitions, trends and news events such as the recent death of Robert Rauschenberg. With it’s loose, finding-it’s-way vibe, the show yields discussions so illuminating you begin to wonder whether the hosts-Duncan MacKenzie, a 31 year old artist and lecturer, and Richard Holland, a 36 year old artist and lawyer-are nursing dreams about becoming broadcasting professionals. WBEZ, are you listening?”




Driehaus Foundation Unveils Winners of 2008 Artist Awards

May 30, 2008 · Print This Article

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So in an art world filled with talent the Driehaus Foundation has announced this years Chicago award winners.

Rumor has it this year was extra tough and all nominees and winners should be proud.

The answers as to who they are after the jump.

Driehaus Foundation Unveils Winners of 2008 Artist Awards

Driehaus Individual Artist Awards are the only unrestricted, annual awards for Chicago artists

CHICAGO – The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s winners of the Individual Artist Awards: Jason Lazarus, Anne Wilson and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.

“This year’s entries proved that Chicago artists are always innovating. I am extremely proud of the thriving artists’ community we have in the Chicago area,” said Sunny Fischer, executive director of the Foundation. “The Foundation supports local working artists, allowing their work to continue to enrich our communities.”

The awards are given in recognition of the artists’ past works, talent, commitment to the field and promise. This year the Foundation increased the amount of the cash awards. Each artist will receive $15,000 to use as they see fit. There are no restrictions on how the artists can use their cash awards.

Here is a brief introduction to the winning artists:
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