Evanston Made Group Shows

February 18, 2022

Evanston Made Launches Exhibition Series Across Evanston 

Press Release - 

Evanston Made’s Annual Members Group Show is a celebration of the diversity and talent of its members. Since becoming a nonprofit arts organization in 2019, Evanston Made has experienced explosive growth with membership growing to almost 400 artists and artisans. 

In 2021, Evanston Made’s Annual All Members Group Show at the Evanston Art Center exhibited 179 works of contemporary art, a curatorial and blocking feat, but a tremendous amount of art to exhibit in one space. 

“Evanston Made has outgrown the “All Member’s Group Show” at the Evanston Art Center, this is a wonderful problem to have. This year we’re taking the “shows” on the road and plan to host exhibits across Evanston,” says Lisa Degliantoni, Evanston Made’s Founder and Executive Director. 

With the help of an Advisory Council, Evanston Made plans to host an exhibit series in support of its members, curated by affinity groups such as 2D, BIPOC, fiber, etc. The series will invite members to display work at one show.

Kicking off exhibit series June 1, is the BIPOC Members Exhibit at Evanston Art Center, featuring contemporary art works across several mediums. Curated by Artist and Community Activist Fran Joy, Evanston Made and Evanston Art Center will donate their portion of sales proceeds, paying artists 100% of art sales. The exhibit will be on display thru June 30, and will host public programming throughout the month. Click here to see call for art.

 “Supporting and promoting BIPOC artists and curators is a priority of mine and I am honored to collaborate with Evanston Made in the beautiful Evanston Art Center,” Fran Joy, artist and curator.

“The Evanston Art Center is honored and thrilled to be partnering with Evanston Made again this June. This partnership is incredibly meaningful to us, as it provides artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork to friends, family, fellow artists, curators and art enthusiasts. There is an abundance of compelling and thought-provoking artwork made by our talented Evanston art community, and we look forward to sharing it!” Paula Danoff, President & CEO, Evanston Art Center.

This exhibition series will continue through October at various locations throughout Evanston, with exhibits for all of our members to participate in; 2D, Mixed Media/Fiber/3D, Emerging Artists. Standby for calls for art.

Evanston Made’s mission is to connect Evanston creatives to a growing community of arts patrons and fans.