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Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University Chicago Hosts 1st Loyola National Works on Paper Competition
CHICAGO, July 19, 2007 – The Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University Chicago will host the first Loyola National Works on Paper Competition from July 26 to September 7. The competition will feature over 60 works of art by 61 artists from every corner of America. Photography, printmaking, drawing, and mixed media pieces of the traditional, surreal, and abstract will be on display.
The competition’s featured artists were carefully chosen out of more than 230 entrants and 800 submitted works. Chicago artist and gallery owner Dan Addington of the Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery personally reviewed all of the entries and selected the finalists and their 63 works of art for the show. Prior to the show’s opening, Addington will judge the competition and select the final award winners.
“Seeing and experiencing other artists’ work really is one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career,” says Addington. “Reviewing these entries and hand-selecting each for the competition was such an honor, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to select the overall winners of the competition.”
The exhibit will be open to the public, free of charge. A preview reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 5-9 p.m. The exhibit and reception will be located on the second floor of the Crown Center for Humanities building, located at 1001 W. Loyola Ave., on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. Award recipients will be announced at the reception.
About Loyola University Chicago’s Crown Center Gallery
The Crown Center Gallery of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) is an arena where fine arts students actively engage with art and ideas, as well as display the results of their creative process while learning the practical aspects of their field. The Crown Center Gallery, along with the expert guidance of our faculty, provides Loyola students with an in-depth study of art and gives them an opportunity to participate in contemporary art as both creators and informed audience.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.