Win, Lose or Chicago

Artadia Awards 2008 Chicago Finalists

Melika Bass

bass
Songs from the Shed, 2007
Filmstill, 16mm to DVD, 22min.

Marie Krane Bergman/Cream Co.

bergman
O-Tan-V, OK, M, J (3), 2008
Acrylic and pencil on linen, 94" x 22.25"

Juan Angel Chavez

chavez
Speaker Project, 2007
Found materials, 16′ x 10′ x 25′

Jim Duignan

duignan
suitcase archive (for Michael Piazza), 2007
Suitcase, books, and memorabilia, 24" x 18" x 8"

Jeanne Dunning

dunning
Untitled, 2008
Archival inkjet print and frame, 30" x 45"

Theaster Gates

gates
Forest for Tea, 2008
Sculpture/performance, 102" x 86" x 94"

Amanda Gutierrez

guiterrez
En memoria, 2007
Media performance

Michael Hernandez de Luna

hernandez
Bill’s Little Black Book, 2008
Digital perforated print, 16" x 20"

Kelly Kaczynski

kaczynski
Olympus Manager, Scene II (detail), 2008
Mixed media, dimensions variable

David Leggett

leggett
Hollwoo, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 11"

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger

millershellabarger
Cameo (conjoined silhouette), 2008
Shell and silver, 2′ x 1.25′

Kim Piotrowski

piotrowski
Carrot Top, 2008
Mixed media on synthetic paper 26" x 20"

Deb Sokolow

sokolow
Someone tell Mayor Daley the pirates are coming (detail), 2005
Mixed media on paper, 4.5′ x 48′ (54" x 57")

Deborah Stratman

stratman
Traincrash (from the Deathworld series), 2007
C-print, 16" x 20"

Tony Tasset

tasset
Capuchin Chandelier, 2006
Painted plastic, electric, 60" x 52" x 52"

 

 

 

and then here’s Houston’s winners earlier this year

 

 

 

Artadia Awards 2008 Houston

Delilah Montoya

montoya
Jackie Chavez, 2006
Ultra chrome on Hahnemuhle, 35” x 26”


Katrina Moorhead

moorhead
Draumalandid, RedGreenBluePeony, 2007
Mixed media, 30” x 60” x 60”


Floyd Newsum, Jr.

newsum
Fracture Landscape in Red, 2005
Acrylic and oil stick, 78” x 120”

 

Awards of $1,500

Mequitta Ahuja

ahuja
Off The Edge, 2008
Oil on canvas, 96” x 72”


Dawolu Jabari Anderson

anderson
The Evangelist, 2005
Latex, acrylic, ink on paper, 72” x 48”


Katy Heinlein

heinlein
Untitled, 2006
Cloth and wood, 28” x 40” x 60”

 


Lauren Kelley

kelley
Big Gurl
Still from stop motion animation,
duration: 6:88 min

 


El Franco Lee II

lee
Lil Flip vs. TI, 2006
Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”

 


Lynne McCabe

mccabe
Caledonian
Institute for the Study of Interpersonal Relationships presents, a
series of intimate exchanges hosted by Lynne McCabe
, 2002
People, video, ephemera

 


Stephanie Toppin

toppin
Reach, 2007
Collage on paper, 12” x 10”

 

now, that is comparing semis from Chitown to winners from Screwston, but still…

 

 

so what do you think?

 

 

 

Number of applications:

Houston

210

 

Chicago

654

 

We’re sunk.

 

 

Good thing the Cubs still suck.

 

also by Sean Carroll

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5 responses to “Win, Lose or Chicago”

  1. Population? number of MFA programs? PhD programs in art history? # of non-profits for visual arts?

  2. Population; Chicago: 2,836,658 Houston: 2,208,180

    MFA Art Programs
    Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago (1/2 point, 1 year program)
    Houston: University of Houston

    Not: Northwestern, Texas Southern, Rice, International Academy of Design (CHI), American Academy of Art (CHI), Art Institute of Houston, Westwood College (CHI HOU), Roosevelt College (CHI), St. Thomas (HOU), DePaul (CHI), Loyola (CHI), Argosy (CHI), Northeastern Illinois, Chicago State, Houston Baptist

    Art History PhDs
    Chicago: University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Houston: Rice (1/2 point, begins Fall 2009)

    Non-Profits
    Chicago: 100
    Houston: 100

    Really, yer just not asking the right questions.
    Metro area: Chicago: 9,524,673 Houston: 5,628,101

    Founded in the year: Chicago: 1770 Houston: 1835

    see, they’re not so big- they’re just old.

  3. You forgot U of Illinois Chicago, an institution a number of the above finalists are associated with. Also, U of Chicago.

  4. cool. so it’s Chicago 2 1/2, Houston 1 on that.

  5. Chi 3 1/2, Hou 1

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