The Chicago Art Scene


Tim Ade

Ade was Director of the Fine Arts Department Gallery and Adjunct Professor in Fine Arts at Loyola University of Chicago for 12 years before joining the Mitchell Museum in 1997 as the Exhibits Coordinator. Before that, he was Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Printmaking Department at Northwestern University. He has also taught printmaking, and advanced drawing and painting at six other colleges and universities, numerous art leagues and art centers, and 8th to 12th grade at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka.

Ade has been very active professionally. He was the Panel Member of three programs of the Illinois Arts Council, Advisory Committee Member of D'Arcy Museum of Renaissance Art at Loyola University, a member of the Board of Directors at the Chicago Artists' Coalition, and many more.

He has acted as juror for many regional, national and international art shows, such as the 5th International Colored Pencil Society Exhibition, 9th Midwest Pastels '95 National Exhibition, and the 11th Midwest Print Show.

Grace Cole

Cole is an artist who works in oils, pastel, carbon and charcoal. She is a Board Member of Friends of the Chicago Cultural Center and an Executive Board Member of the Illinois Chapter of National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has taught drawing and oil painting at the Old Town Triangle Association, Prairie State College, Suburban Fine Arts Center and at her studio. She is represented by Portraits, Inc. in New York and Byron Roche Gallery in Chicago.

Cole has acted as juror for a number of art fairs, including the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago and the Homeward Flossmore Art Fair in Homeward, Illinois.

Marta Pappert

From 1972 until 1986, Pappert was Director of the Art Rental and Sales Gallery for the Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago, which rented and sold original works of art juried from contemporary Chicago area artists. In 1986, she started her own business as a corporate art consultant. She is President of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Academy of the Arts, a high school for the visual and performing arts, and an Advisory Member of the Board of the Chicago Artists' Coalition. She has served on many juries and has organized somewhere between fifty and seventy-five of them. In 1990, she curated an eight-artist exhibition at the State of Illinois Art Gallery entitled 'Death' in which two artists in this book, Jacqueline Moses and James Mesplé, were featured.

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