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Dates: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Saturday, January 10, 2015

November 22-January 10, 2015, 11TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This annual juried exhibition features recent work by contemporary artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Created to encourage new work by both established and emerging artists, the show has grown over the past decade to include over 200 submissions. A wide variety of media is accepted from traditional materials such as painting and sculpture to conceptual and new media techniques including video, interactive media, performance and installation art. This year’s exhibition was juried by Theresa Abel, the owner/director of the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Friday, November 13, 2015 - Saturday, January 23, 2016

November 13-January 23, 2016, 12TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This annual juried exhibition features recent work by contemporary artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Created to encourage contemporary art, the show has grown to include over 200 submissions in a wide variety of media. This year’s exhibition was juried by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director for Quad City Arts in Rock Island, Illinois. Opening reception on November 13, 5 pm to 8 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Friday, November 11, 2016 - Saturday, February 18, 2017

November 11-February 18, 2017, 13TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This annual juried exhibition features recent work by contemporary artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Created to encourage the creation of new work, the show includes over 400 submissions in a wide variety of media. This year’s exhibition was juried by Chicago based artist, curator and creative entrepreneur Sergio Gomez. Opening reception is on November 11, 5 pm to 8 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Saturday, April 4, 2015

March 7-April 4, ART TEACHERS ON DISPLAY. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Witness the talents of the area’s art educators whose students’ artwork is on display at the Aspiring Artists Exhibition. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014

April 12-May 17, ASPIRING ARTISTS 2014 EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Annual student exhibition featuring art work from grades K-12 from regional schools. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

March 21-April 18, ASPIRING ARTISTS 2015 EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Annual student exhibition featuring art work from young artists in grades K-12 from regional schools. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Children 12 and Under: $2. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Saturday, March 5, 2016

February 11-March 5, ASPIRING ARTISTS 2016 EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Annual student exhibition featuring art work from young artists in grades K-12 from regional schools. Opening Reception: February 11: 5 pm to 7 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - Saturday, January 14, 2017

August 2-January 14, 2017, BUILDING LAYERS EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This exhibition located in the Contemporary Gallery on the 2nd floor, is an exhibition of encaustic paintings by four regional artists: Maja Bosen, Carol Hamilton, Cindy Lesperance, and Amy Van Winkle. Encaustic is a wax paint that dates back to as early as the first century AD, when it was widely used to paint portraits that were attached to entombed mummy cases. Encaustics nearly disappeared after tempera paints became popular, but this medium is now making a comeback with contemporary artists. Opening Reception: August 19, 5 pm to 7 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014

August 22-November 8, CONSERVED EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. On display for the first time in the Ferguson Gallery are objects recently acquired from Sheldon and Barbara Kent donated in 2010 and from Gerry and Janet Hanes donated in 2011. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Children: $2. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Friday, August 19, 2016 - Saturday, October 29, 2016

August 19-October 29, CYBER SQUATTING WITH A HONEYPOT: WORKS BY DAVID WISCHER & JONATHAN MCFADDEN. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This exhibition is an installation, print and multi-media exhibition of work by Jonathan McFadden and David Wischer that presents a reaction to news and social media cycles by drawing attention to the fractured and often-sensationalized events and culture. Works are appropriated from multiple media outlets and social media sites, emphasizing the fractured narrative that news cycles create by pushing aside recent events for the most current story, creating a culture that blurs events and leaves the viewer entertained but unable to recall details. McFadden explains, “My work is a reaction to the globalization and frantic pace of media and information.” McFadden incorporates recognizable forms so that the viewer feels a sense of remembrance toward, but may not link to the original meaning. Thus the work created in reaction to these events begins to take on its own narrative about global society and how we digest information. Opening Reception: August 19, 5 pm to 7 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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