Evanston Made is committed to elevating and celebrating BIPOC (Black, Indiginous, People of Color) artists. We believe that purchasing art by people of color is a great way to do good AND collect phenomenal art. Below is a list of our BIPOC members, with links to engage – scroll down the page for a slide show of works. 

BIPOC (Black, Indiginous, People of Color) Artists with Evanston Made, alphabetized by first name:


Angela Williams

Website: angelawilliamsartdesign.com

Instagram: @awadiworld



Barbara Ruiz

Website: retrofitlife.com

Instagram: @retrofit_evanston


Baz Cumberbatch

EM Portfolio Page

Website: https://www.bazmauiart.com

Instagram: @bazmauiart


Ben Blount

Website: http://benblount.com

Instagram: @blountben


Bryana Bibbs

EM Portfolio Page

Website: https://www.bryanabibbs.com

Instagram: @bryanabibbs


Bryanna Christian Renee

Website: christianrenee.com

Instagram: @xo.christianrenee


Cherie Lockett

Website: https://cherielockett.com/


Daniel Aquino

EM Portfolio Page



David Niari

Website: ttp://www.davidniari.com


Destiny Wesley

Website: https://thereadygeneration.org


Fran Joy

Website: http://www.franjoy.com

Instagram: @fjoy5


Ila Allen

EM Portfolio Page

Website: ilaallendesigns.com

Instagram: @ilaallendesigns



Indira Johnson

Website: indirajohnson.com

Instagram: @indirafjohnson


Jevoid Simmons

Website: sugarcreekfolkart.com

Book: upfromdownhome.com


John Wangendo

EM Portfolio Page


Levern Dahlman

Website: ldahlmanfineart.com

Instagram: @LevernDahlman

EM Portfolio Page


Liz Brent

EM Portfolio Page

Website: lizbrentart.com

Instagram: @lizbrentart



Melissa Blount

Instagram: @beingblount


Melissa Raman Molitor 

EM Portfolio Page

Website: melissaramanmolitor.com/portfolio

Instagram: @mprmolitor


Rose Cannon

Website: cannonfineartgallery.com

Instagram: @cannonfineartgallery


Sarita Kamat

EM Portfolio Page


Instagram: @saritakamatdesigns


Seth Simmons

Website: freshprintsofevanston.com

Instagram @freshprintsofevanston


Sharon Davis

Website: urbanthreadquilts.com

Instagram: @urbanthreadquilts


Shruti Vijay

Email: shrutivijay1987@gmail.com  

Instagram: @shrutivijay


Socorro Mucino

EM Portfolio Page


Instagram: @socorro_mucino



Stephan Collins

EM Portfolio Page

Website: Sccj.art

Instagram: @stephancollins123


Susan Cua

EM Portfolio Page
Website:  susancua.com

Instagram: @su_san5721


Verzell James

Website: awe-sauce.com/verzell-james

Instagram: @verzellj



Yancey Hughes

EM Portfolio Page

Website: yanceyhughesphotography.com

Instagram: @yanceyfoto


Reach out to us at info@evanstonmade.org if you don’t find what you are looking for here. 

A Statement of Solidarity Against Racism from Evanston Made

As a young nonprofit, we are still defining how Evanston Made will be a social and racial justice advocate in our community, but we want to make it clear: We stand against racism. We stand with our nonprofit partners and grassroots community activators who work directly in causes that are at the epicenter of the fight against racial injustice, and we are committed to working within our sphere of influence toward equity-centered solutions.  Together, we can alter the actions and attitudes that have allowed injustice to continue, and work to create the systemic and cultural change we need to move into a safer, healthier, more equitable world. 

We believe that artists are social-change communicators.They have the tools to promote conversations about race and racism in ways that help people understand, act, and support solutions that advance equity. Artists help us to imagine a world that is more just and inclusive while learning from our past — and present — mistakes and failures. Evanston Made is committed to elevating the voices in our community that speak out against racism and to promoting the work that advances social and racial justice. 


We believe that Evanston Made should meet and exceed The 15 Percent Pledge to have 15% of our members be Black, Brown, Indigenous People of Color. Currently we have 310 members, 5% are BIPOC. We have work to do. 

As we aim to address racial equity in all aspects of our organization we also pledge not to burden our current BIPOC members to do the heavy lifting of outreach and recruitment. Our board will actively connect with individuals and partner with community organizations to raise equity awareness and grow our BIPOC artist membership.

In addition, we will not employ “bandaid” solutions to equity and inclusion, but instead will look into how we can break down social and economic barriers and not perpetuate systemic racism in our organization.