Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce the 2023 Chicago Artadia Awards Finalists:
The Finalists will each hold virtual studio visits with second-round jurors, who will ultimately select three artists to receive $15,000 in unrestricted funds. The 2023 Chicago Artadia Awards application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who have been living and working within Cook County for a minimum of two years.
This year’s Round 1 jurors were Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Block Museum, Northwestern University; Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College; and Ellen Tani, Independent Curator and Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Round 2 jurors will be Janet Dees joined by René Morales, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, MCA Chicago.
Juror Craig Hadley remarked on Artadia’s jurying process, “It was a pleasure to review such a strong pool of submissions alongside co-jurors who treated the process with the utmost thoughtfulness.”
“The review process revealed how artists’ creativity has endured amidst the most difficult conditions of the pandemic era, and how they continue to open up new ways of thinking about the way we experience this world,” shared fellow juror Ellen Tani.