Propeller Fund announces a public celebration in honor of the 15 winners of the initial Propeller Fund awards.First Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 28, 6 pm
The Great Space
Art + Design Hall, 5th Floor
University of Illinois at Chicago
400 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607Come celebrate the winners and the community with food, drink and music.
Propeller Fund was initiated in 2010 to build the small, self-organized operations that constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world. Support is provided to visual arts projects that are: independent, informal, and self-organized.
The five jurists for the first round of awards, Hannah Feldman, Dan Peterman, Georgina Valverde, Cleo Wilson and Propeller Fund representatives, selected the 15 winners from over 140 applications.
Propeller Fund awards are given at two levels:
The winners and their summaries of the projects:
The Storefront ($2,000)
The Lady Dissident Chicago Travel Auxiliary ($2,000)
Nicholas Bastis, David Fleishman, and Brandon Pass ($2,000)
Todd Diederich and Sara Fagala ($6,000)
Dorchester Project ($6,000)
The Suburban and N55 ($2,000)
Kirsten Leenaars and Lise Haller Baggesen: Mutualism ($2,000)
The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators (Jason Dunda and Teena McClelland, representatives)($6,000) Five funerals scheduled to occur in April 2011 at a funeral home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Each funeral is dedicated to the contemplation of one notional death and hosted by a select Chicago cultural producer.
Erik Peterson, Benjamin Liu, Koobmeej Lee, Gary Kupczak, and Laura Thompson ($2,000)
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Stephen F. Eisenman, and Jeanine Oleson ($2,000)
Ben Russell and exhibiting artists ($2,000)
Yet to be named advisory group facilitated by Daniel Tucker ($6,000)
Tamalli Space Charros Collective: Omar Ureña Ximénez, Tamatz Juanes, Irradiador, The Aztlán Cardinal, La Pocha Catalana, Luis Humberto Valadez, Saúl Aguirre, Armando Morales, and Luis Muñoz ($6,000)
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Launched in May 2010, Propeller Fund is administered jointly by Gallery 400, UIC and threewalls. Initial support for the program is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts as part of its initiative to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities across the United States.