October 2017 | Official press release
Unpresidented: Chicago Edition

Unpresidented: Chicago Edition
A pop-up benefit exhibition
October 27th-29th
Gallery hours: October 27th, 6-9pm, October 28th-29th, 12-5pm
Opening: October 27th, 6-9pm
Panel discussion: October 29th, 2-3pm

Hubbard Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard Studio
Chicago, IL 60622

Art in Common Cause is proud to present Unpresidented: Chicago Edition, a benefit pop-up exhibition enabling artists to present and sell their work in order to support each artist’s chosen institution.

In light of the current political climate, with many important government agencies in danger of being severely cut back or defunded and nonprofit organizations facing a host of new challenges, artists are eager to find ways to give back and support the causes that are important to them. For Unpresidented, the majority of the sales of each donated piece will be given to each artists’ selected charity or organization. With over 30 participating artists from the Chicagoland area, showing a broad range of aesthetic styles, and supporting local, national, and international causes, Unpresidented gives artists the agency to use their creations to directly affect positive change.

Art in Common Cause hosted the first Unpresidented exhibition at the SPACE 900 gallery in Evanston, IL, in March of 2017. Sales from the show generated over $4,000 in donations for nine causes and created a sense of optimism that is hard to measure.

The Hubbard Street Lofts is a large complex housing artist’s studios and exhibition spaces. It is located in Chicago’s burgeoning West Town neighborhood. (westhubbardlofts.squarespace.com)

The participating artists: Ken Avick, Jane Barthès, Barbara Blacharczyk, Rory Coyne, James Deeb, Clark Ellithorpe, Sam Farchione, Tanya Gill, Lisa Goesling, Ellen Greene, Susan Hall, Karen Hirsch, Deanna Krueger, Gunjan Kumar, Lauren Levato Coyne, Bert Leveille, Bert Menco, Brenda Moore, Yoonshin Park, Karen Perl, Joyce Polance, Mary Porterfield, Linda Rivera, Nancy Rosen, Judith Roston Freilich, Dominic Sansone, Kunal Sen, Diane Thodos, Joseph Turner, Candace Wark & Shirley Nannini, Tamara Wasserman, Fotios Zemenides, and Marzena Ziejka.

Artists determine the allocation of the proceeds from the sale of their piece. Terms are defined as:
All Proceeds: beneficiary receives 100% of sale price.
Net Proceeds: beneficiary receives 75% of sale price, remainder supports the artist and is subject to sales tax.

Direct donations to Art in Common Cause are used to offset exhibition costs and administration fees. Net proceeds are then split among the beneficiaries list from the exhibition who did not receive support through sales. In the happy event that donations exceed sales support, all beneficiaries are donated to equally. Click to donate here.