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Chicago Artists Coalition and Terrain Exhibitions Announce Public Art Residency

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) and Terrain Exhibitions (Terrain) are pleased to announce the inaugural Terrain-HATCH Public Art Residency, which gives graduates of CAC’s HATCH Projects an opportunity to curate four exhibitions at Terrain. The exhibitions will run for five weeks each and will take place from February – July 2017.

“CAC is excited to partner with Terrain Exhibitions on this program,” said Caroline Older, CAC’s Executive Director. “The Public Art Residency provides HATCH Projects alumni a valuable opportunity to exercise and build upon the curatorial skills developed while a CAC resident.”

Terrain Exhibitions founder, Sabina Ott says the Public Art Residency allows emerging Chicago curators to find site-specific work that challenges the space between public and private, decoration and function, figure and ground. “I am grateful to CAC for sharing my vision for a public art residency that supports emerging and established artists and celebrates curatorial vision.”

About CAC:
The mission of the Chicago Artists Coalition is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. HATCH Projects is a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. HATCH fosters shared experimentation, exchange, and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.

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About Terrain Exhibitions:
Terrain Exhibitions, located in Oak Park, IL, was started by artist Sabina Ott in 2011. Terrain is dedicated to featuring interventions by emerging and established artists in the conventional landscape of a front yard. Artworks exhibited at Terrain are accessible and visible 24 hours a day, year round to a wide and diverse audience, exposing visitors, neighbors, school children, teachers, and parents to challenging and exciting contemporary art. Terrain Exhibitions has also produced two biennial exhibitions exhibiting a total of 77 artists in 60 sites. The next Biennial will take place in September 2017.

Terrain-HATCH Public Art Residency Announcement Dates:

July 2016: New CAC & Terrain partnership and residency program
October 2016: Curators selected for 2017
January 2017: Exhibiting artist(s) for first exhibition
February 2017: Exhibiting artist(s) for second exhibition
April 2017:  Exhibiting artist(s) for third exhibition
May 2017: Exhibiting artist(s) for fourth exhibition

Sabina Ott, Founder and Director, Terrain Exhibitions 

Caroline Older, Executive Director, Chicago Artists Coalition