Spotlight: Fine & Craft Art of the 2021 Auction

Spotlight: Fine & Craft Art of the 2021 Auction

The virtual Auction for Lincoln Park highlights the work of local artists and makers who have generously donated their work in support of Chicago’s largest and most visited Park. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the locally and nationally renowned artists who have generously contributed to the 2021 Auction:

  • Rosetta, sculptor of the bronze group “Siblings” (1997) in front of the Matthew Laflin Memorial Building. Rosetta has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, has completed corporate, public and private commissions and has received numerous awards for her work.
  • Darrell Davis, sculptor of the bronze group “The Lesson,” comprised of a mother bear teaching two cubs to fish, which graces the West Gate entrance of the Lincoln Park Zoo.  Davis’s works have been exhibited in museums across the country
  • Legendary Chicago sculptor Terrence Karpowicz, whose monumental works—often joining organic materials to machine-tooled steel shapes–can be seen throughout the city.
  • Barbara Crane, forerunner in experimental photography whose works often depict abstracted images of people and the urban landscape. Crane taught for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for more than 28 years. Her work is held by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.
  • Joseph Friebert, the Wisconsin-born painter whose work is represented in over 35 museums nationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, many university art galleries, and nearly every art museum in Wisconsin.
  • Félicien Rops, prolific Belgian artist of the 19th century. Rops was a master and innovative etcher whose popular etchings were included in publications of many of the progressive writers, poets, and publishers of late 19th-century literature.
  • Sandra Ullmann, photographer and psychoanalyst who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist says of her work: “Although my subject matter has evolved, there is almost always a layering of patterning, of depth, and/or of meaning. This invites my viewers to see into or see through and thus to imagine that there is more going on than they may first believe.”
  • Steve Slaske, well-known local artist whose popular drawings and watercolors reflect the urban environment, including Lincoln Park’s historic Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. The artist has collectors worldwide and his works can be found at galleries in Chicago and cities throughout the United States.

Rosetta’s pewter miniature of “Siblings”

In addition to one-of-a-kind fine art pieces, the Conservancy is thrilled to feature the work of local craft artists and makers, including:

  • Tania Rodamilans, a Chicago multimedia artist and designer
  • Makers and designers of Union Handmade, a woman-owned boutique and consortium featuring clothing, jewelry, textiles and accessories from: Lara Hubka Millinery, Soothe Our Souls PJs, Erin Rossi Designs, clothing designer Leigh Deleonardo, weaver Laura Foster Nicholson, Kara Hetz Jewelry, silk weaver Nancy Metz
  • Gillian Carrara, curator, lecturer, and founding director of the SAIC Fashion Resource Center, internationally recognized for her work in metals, glass, and textiles
  • Rohner Press, Chicago’s premiere print production service, offering engraving, embossing, letterpress, foil stamping, and more.
  • Rach B Jewelry, a casual luxe” jewelry line handmade in Bucktown, incorporating natural materials
  • rubbernecks jewelry – one-of-a-kind, handmade statement jewelry featuring beads, stones and pendants crafted with, you guessed it, rubber-bands!

Gillion Carrara’s handblown tumblers

These exciting contributions are just a few examples of the unique artistic offerings in the 2021 Auction for Lincoln Park. To view our growing list of in-kind donors of all types, including artisanal food and beverage purveyors, local fitness studios, top-of-the-line pet care and more, click here. Be sure to check out their websites and get ready to bid on their fabulous items during the Auction!  Register to participate here.

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