Oct 28th 2010

Propeller Fund announces a public celebration in honor of the 15 winners of the initial Propeller Fund awards. Come celebrate the winners and the community with food, drink and music.

Winners include the Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators; Nicholas Bastis, David Fleishman, Brandon Pass and Beidler Elementary; ChicagoRICAN; Todd Diederich, Sara Fagala, Melissa Marinaro and Solomon Arnold; Dorchester Project; InCUBATE; The Lady Dissident Chicago Travel Auxiliary; Kirsten Leenaars and Lise Haller Baggesen; Erik Peterson, Benjamin Liu, Koobmeej Lee, Gary Kupczak, and Laura Thompson; Laurie Jo Reynolds, Stephen F. Eisenman, and Jeanine Oleso; Ben Russell and exhibiting artists; The Storefront; The Suburban and N55; Tamalli Space Charros Collective (Omar Ureña Ximénez, Tamatz Juanes, Irradiador, The Aztlán Cardinal, La Pocha Catalana, Luis Humberto Valadez, Saúl Aguirre, Armando Morales, and Luis Muñoz); and the yet to be named advisory group facilitated by Daniel Tucker.

The five jurists for the first round of awards, Hannah Feldman, Dan Peterman, Georgina Valverde, Cleo Wilson and Propeller Fund representatives, selected the 15 winners from over 140 applications. Launched in May 2010, Propeller Fund is administered jointly by Gallery 400, UIC and threewalls.

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