December, 7 2022
School of Art & Art History Weekly Digest
News & Announcements

Recipients of Fall 2022 Awards

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of three autumnal competitions: the Award for Graduate Research, the Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award, and the Provost's Graduate Research Award. Congratulations to all the recipients in the School of Art & Art History!

Award for Graduate Research
» Ashley Dequilla
» Angela Kepler
» Leeann Ream

Provost's Graduate Research Award
» Marina Alvarez
» Sarah Whyte
» Leslie Wooden
Congratulations to MA graduate Emily Olek who won the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Graduate College with her thesis titled So-Called “Outsiders”: A Case Against the Moniker. (Art History, May 2022) - Advisor: Lisa Yun Lee. A summary of her thesis can be read on the SAAH website »
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Chicago Art Department Holiday Market

Join the Chicago Art Department this Friday, December 9 from 6–10pm for their annual Holiday Market! CAD resident artists, small businesses, and community makers will be selling goodies and treats you don’t want to miss. Support Chicago creatives while snagging one-of-a-kind gifts for yourself or a loved one. Holiday themed drinks along with exciting raffle prizes will also offered. Learn more »

Apply for an Internship at Gallery 400

Gallery 400 has two internship opportunities open for the spring semester: the Archives, and Community Engagement and Public Programs positions. Learn more »

2023 marks the Gallery’s 40th anniversary and we seek an intern interested in exploring and organizing the Gallery’s history in our physical and digital archive. With the physical archive, the intern will conduct research on the foundation of the Gallery in the early 80s and develop a cataloging checklist system. With the digital archive, the intern will recover and make public documentation lost in 2017 using the Wayback Machine. 

The Community Engagement and Public Programs Intern will provide support for our upcoming exhibitions, public programs, and community outreach across Chicago. The intern will also conduct tours, and invite potential and current partners to collaborate with the Gallery. 

These internships require a commitment of 7–15 hours per week and are only open to UIC undergraduate students. They are funded by the UIC Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award and to be eligible, UIC students must have Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid award. 

TO APPLY: Send a résumé and cover letter to Denny Mwaura ( with the name of the position and the semester + year in the subject line (ex: Community Engagement and Public Programs Internship Spring 2023). Deadline: December 17, 2022, 11:59 PM CT.

Call for Submissions – Fwd: Museums Journal 2023 - [Redacted]

Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, artwork, essays, exhibition/book reviews, creative writing, interviews, poetry, love letters, and other experimental forms to analyze, critique, and make space for new thinking about museums and exhibitions. The theme for 2023 is [Redacted].

All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement. Read the full Call for Submissions » Deadline: Jan. 5, 2023

Call for Submissions – ENCOUNTER

Artist Jason Lazarus invites current and former Chicagoland artists to participate in a public art project at the Chicago Cultural Center they are organizing titled ENCOUNTER, running through January 15, 2023.

"The exhibition seeks to feature small handmade ‘drawings’ by current or former Chicago artist-residents visualizing a TRANSFORMATIVE encounter with a single artwork they had somewhere in Chicago while living in the city. This is a chance to acknowledge a work (and its maker) who helped us see what is possible, urgent, relevant, and liberating."
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For Each Other

September 9–December 17, 2022

UIC Gallery 400
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Laleh Motlagh (MFA '21) Solo Exhibition at Chicago Artist Coalition

November 18–January 13, 2023

Chicago Artists Coalition
2130 W. Fulton St., Unit B
Chicago, IL 60612

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November 4, 2022–January 13, 2023

Alan Koppel Gallery
806 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

Artist conversation with Dianna Frid and John Neff:
Friday, Dec 2, 6:00–8:00pm

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