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Traces of Us at Epiphany Center for the Arts

Artist and Educator. Lives and works in Oak Park. IL

Education

BFA and MFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 

Exhibitions
 

Solo and Duo Shows
2023  TRACES of Us - Two Person Exhibit with Bryan Northup, Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
2018  Sum of Us, Duo show with Bryan Northup, Oak Park Public Library, Main Gallery, Oak Park, Il
2017  Garden Reveries and Red Letter Days, Duo show with Janet Talbot, West Suburban Medical Center Gallery, Oak Park, Il
2009  Fran Sampson Painting, There’s A place For Us, Chicago, IL 

Selected Group Shows

2023

      (forthcoming; Oct 5 - Nov 3, 2023) Don't Drag Me Down: Today's Battle for Liberation, Koehnline Museum of Art, DesPlaines, Il

      (forthcoming; Nov 11 - Dec 22, 2023) Small Works 2023: A National Juried Show, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY (juror Bradley Butler) 

      Terrian Biennial | Mycelium Connection, The Admiral on The Lake, Chicago, IL
      (forthcoming, Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2023) Terrian Biennial, Chicago, IL
      Abstracted Abstractions, Carriage House Gallery,Oak Park, IL

2022
      Small Works 2022: A National Juried Show, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY (juror Bradley Butler)

      Our Bodies, Our Health, Koehnline Museum of Art, DesPlaines, Il
      The Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2022, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL (juror, Frank Juarez)
      Art 101, Regional Juried Show, Carriage House Gallery 
      Abstraction II, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (David Reif Juror)
      Best of Women, Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (curated by CWC)
      Tangible Abstraction, Carriage House Gallery,Oak Park, IL ( Honorable Mention by Judge Caren Rudman)
2021
       Celebrate LGBTQ, Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
       Beyond 100: A National Juried Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Jurors: Gina Lee Robbins and Sergio Gomez)
      Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just World, Koehnline Museum of Art, DesPlaines, Il (Lindsey Hewitt, Kristen Haas jurors)
       SOS Planet Earth, Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
       Centennial Anniversary, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      99th Artist Member Spring Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2020
       Where Are We Now?: Activism of the Everyday, The Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL (virtual)
       Under the Influence, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Abstract Entanglement, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Voting Daughters, Jurors Choice Award, Foundry Art Center, St Charles, MO (Judith Mayer juror)
      Consciousness of Abstraction, Honorable Mention, ARC Gallery, Chicago IL (David Reif juror)
      Who’s Afraid of Red, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL (Erwin Owen juror)

2019
      Emerging Artist, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (Laura Cloud juror)
      Fashioning The Self: You Are What You Wear, The Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Com College, Des Plaines, IL
      Our Future’s Past, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Opalescence: Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Movement, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, 1st Place Cover Artist April 2019 Catalogue
      Accomplished Abstraction, 1st Place Award Judge Steve Conner, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2018
      Small Works Member Show, Women Made Gallery, Chicago IL
      Reinvention II, Arc Gallery, Chicago IL
      Through the Cracks The Light Gets In, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Doug Stapleton juror)
      Out of the Box, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity and Strength, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Com College,Des Plaines, IL
      Edge of Excess II, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
      Artifact: 33.3, National Exhibit of Album Cover Art, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Val Camilletti, Mike Goldstein, Jon Langford, jurors)
      The Sum Of Us, Duo show with Bryan Northrup, Oak Park Public Main Library Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Hidden Passages, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL, Honorable Mention

2017  
      Art for Social Change: Solidarity and Survivorship, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park,IL
      Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
      Intersection: Art + Word, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Three Women, Exhibition with Michele Silveti-Schmidt and Janet Talbot, Prairie Title , Oak Park, Il
      Reunion II, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
      Garden Reveries and Red Letter Days: Janet Talbot and Fran Sampson, Duo Exhibition, West Suburban Medical Center Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Fifth Annual Art Competition Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016
      95th Juried Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Contextual, First Place Winner Judge Mike Tewz, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL
      Curious Distortions, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL
      Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL
      Macro/Micro—Size Matters, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL
2015
      94th Juried Artist Member Show, Oak Park Art League, Peoples Choice Award, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Stone Soup, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL
      Rock, Paper, Scissors, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Artist Member Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2014
      93rd Juried Artist Member Exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Beginnings, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2013
      Literary Explorations, Juried Show, Main Gallery, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL
      92nd Juried Artist Member Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
      Riverside Art’s Center Members Show, Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL
      Four Women Artists, Group Exhibition, Prairie Title, Oak Park, IL

2011
      90th Carriage House Gallery National Juried Exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
      Real People, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2010
      Real People, Juried Group Show, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2009
      Fran Sampson: Paintings, Solo Exhibition, A Place for Us, Chicago, IL

2007
      Every-body Every-body, Invitational Group Exhibition, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2006
      Real People, Juried Group Show, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2004
      Resist, Juried Group Show, Acme Art Works, Chicago, IL

1982
      New Trends, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Chicago, IL

1981
      11 from Chicago, Restaurant 225, Chicago, IL Juried group show

1980
      Seventy-eighth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

 

 

Awards

2020 Jurors Choice Award, Voting Daughters, Juror Judith Mayer, Foundry Art Center St.Charles, IL
2019 First Place, Movement, Cover Design, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, Curated by E E Jacks
         First Place, Accomplished Abstraction, Juror Steve Conner, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2018 Honorable Mention, Hidden Passages, Carriage House Gallery
2016 First Place, ConTEXTual, Juror Mike Tewz, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2015 Peoples Choice Award, 94th Juried Annual Members Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

Publications

2020 Chicago Tribune- Oak Park Art League’s new exhibit is all about Entanglements, Feb 25 2020

       Landscape, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, August 2020, (curator E E Jacks)
2019 Warmth, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, July 2019 (curator E E Jacks)
       Movement, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, 1st Place Cover Artist April 2019 (curator E E Jacks)
2018 Voyage Chicago Interview , Feb. 19, 2019

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