One of the hot Art moments in Bronzeville this month!
The Chicago Finale of the nationwide art contest
"The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series"
The two winners will be selected by a Celebrity Jury Panel including:
Octavia Hooks, Manager, Community Affairs at Museum of Science and Industry. She directs the Black Creativity Annual Juried exhibit, advocate for the visual arts and avid fine art collector.
Curtis Jones, Founder of Cajual Records AKA " Green Velvet " legendary house recording artist and Master Collector with over 200 masterpieces in his collection. Avid supporter of the arts.
Daniel Texidor Parker, Professor, Author, Master Collector. It has taken Daniel Texidor Parker over 30 years to acquire the 450 plus masterpieces in his collection. Using his home as an example, Parker wrote African Art: the Diaspora and Beyond to induce the reader to experience at least an iota of the joy, passion and celebration that he experiences when in the presence of extraordinary works of art.
Barbara Koenen, Director of Chicago Artists Resource (CAR),Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Graduate School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on policy and programs that support individual artists, including the Chicago Artists Resource ,Creative Chicago Expo, and Artists At Work Forums. An artist as well, she has exhibited her work in Germany, Slovenia, Texas, New York and Idaho, but mostly in Chicago.
Frances Guichard, Ms. Guichard is gallerist, co-owner and business manager of Gallery Guichard. She is an advocate for the visual arts and an avid fine art collector with over 150 masterpieces in thier collection. Frances has traveled to many places around the world in search of the best fine art the world has to offer.