The Oak Park Art League's Annual Artist Member Juried Exhibition highlights the best work of our talented artist members.
Work in all media was considered for this exhibition. Artist Members were encouraged to submit work that best represents their practice and commitment to their chosen media.
1st: Larry Kolden, "My First Cigarette 1945" from the Autobiography "Hang'n With the Big Boys"
2nd: Amalia Kouvalis, Librium
3rd: Richard Laurent, Zahra's Garden
Honorable Mention: Janet Talbot, Another Garden
Honorable Mention: Shelley Timm-Thompson, Michigan Fruit Stand
Congratulations to everyone who is a part of this exhibition. There are a wide range of technical and stylistic visions which have helped make it a pleasure to jury. I selected works that showed the artist’s creativity and inventiveness as well as works that showed a technical mastery and clarity of vision/composition. It was important to me to select works that were well-executed and well-crafted. In all, the pieces selected for the exhibition express the artist’s love for their subject and I hope everyone will enjoy seeing the work.
About the Juror:
Teresa J. Parker earned her M.F.A from Illinois State University in Normal Illinois. Parker has gained recognition as an artist, curator, educator; exhibiting her work throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment of Humanities, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Art Council. Parker has earned acclaim through her curatorial experiences with Curtis Allen Turner Fine Arts, of Chicago, Curator/Interim Director for Elmhurst Art Museum, Director/Curator of the Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University Chicago, and currently is Director/Curator of the Komechak Art Gallery and University Art Collections at Benedictine University. She was also the Founding Director of Parker Press. In addition to curating over two hundred exhibitions of contemporary art, Parker has curated several international exhibitions and has worked with the Consulate Generals of India, Slovakia, South Africa and Switzerland.Parker’s continuing interest in the rights of women and children compelled her to work as Art Consultant for AKTSinc., and she was Founding Director of the Coral Rose Foundation, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the social and artistic preservation of indigenous cultures.Parker teaches at College of DuPage and Benedictine University, is Director of Ochosi Editions, a networking resource for printmakers, and is Director/Writer for That’s Inked Up, a blog on contemporary printmaking worldwide.