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46th Annual Art Comp

March 10 - April 7

46th Annual Art Comp

Awards Reception Friday, March 10, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM
In Beverly Arts Center’s Simmerling Gallery

Artists selected for ART COMP 46 will be notified no later than Thursday, February 16 at 4PM.

The Beverly Arts Center proudly announces the open application period for ART COMP 46.  This annual juried gallery exhibition celebrates the talent and creativity to local and regional artists. Since 1976, ART COMP has supported artists with prize money and the opportunity to show their work in the BAC’s Jack Simmerling Gallery. 

In 1976, real estate developer Arthur Rubloff and local artists William and Judie Anderson, all original supporters of the Beverly Arts Center, decided to honor their good friends, Alice and Arthur Baer, by establishing  a juried art competition in their name. Each year, the Beverly Arts Center awards over $5000 in prize monies to local and regional artists whose works are selected for exhibition.

ART COMP 46 is made possible through the generous support of Beverly Bank and Trust.

Announcing our ART COMP 46 Jurors!


Yoonshin Park is a Chicago based multimedia artist, curator, and educator working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installations. Her interest in the comprehensive process of papermaking and bookbinding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She often uses her experience as a foreign transplant to question space and its implications in defining one’s identity as the inspiration behind her work.

Park has shown at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Bridgeport Art Center, and Art on Armitage in Chicago. She has also exhibited at Flex Space at the Riverside Art Center, Pablo Center and the AIR SPACE at Saint Kate Hotel in Wisconsin, Simyo Gallery in Seoul, Korea among other venues. Her curatorial projects were at Adds Donna, Blink Contemporary, and Woman Made Gallery.

She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in the June issue of Sculpture Magazine in 2019. She currently teaches at Hyde Park Art Center and Evanston Art Center.

Park was born in Seoul, Korea, and currently resides in Chicago, IL  • Instagram: @yoonshin_park

Jennifer Mannebach is a Chicago based artist who is interested in the borders and edges of where things collect, and how boundaries are created and represented. She exploits the potential of material relationships, playing with translucency and dynamic shifts in scale, with respect to malleability at the seams. Materials find a home with each other, but always with a looming tectonic shift.

She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she subsequently taught for 6 years. She is an adjunct professor at Concordia University, an artist/researcher with CAPE, and an advocate for many of her artist friends at Little City Foundation, where she was an art facilitator for 15 years. Awards include Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant • Instagram: @mannebach_art

Beverly Bank Best of Show: $1000 Alice and Arthur Baer Award $750

Bill and Jude Anderson Award –  $750
Honorable Mention 1 –  $350
Honorable Mention 2 –  $350
Honorable Mention 3 –  $350
Honorable Mention 4 –  $350
Honorable Mention 5 –  $350
Beverly Arts Center Purchase Award –  Up to $500

Shipped work will be mailed by Friday, April 7, 2023. All other work must be collected no later than Monday, April 10.  Work may only be picked-up during hours that the BAC Front Desk is staffed – Mondays – Thursdays, 12noon – 7pm, Fridays, 12noon – 5pm, and Saturdays, 9am – 2pm.  The BAC is not responsible for uncollected works.

The BAC does not insure artwork. Artists are responsible for demonstrating proof of insurance for their own work.

The BAC retains a 30% commission of any item sold based on the sale price determined by the Artist in advance of the Exhibition. All sales of pieces exhibited at ART COMP 46 for the duration of the show,  Friday, March 10, 2023 and Saturday, April 4, 2023 will be processed through the Beverly Arts Center’s point of sale system.  Artists whose work is purchased during this period will receive payment from the BAC no later than Friday, April 17, 2023.

The BAC reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works and to use those photographs for catalog and/ or publicity purposes.

The Beverly Arts Center is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We empower the creative vitality of every identity and encourage work from all communities, groups, and individuals



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