Artadia, the national not-for-profit supporting visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards, announced that its Chicago winners are both faculty members of the School.
Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015), program mentor of SAIC's Photography department, joins Professor Claire Pentecost in accepting $10,000 awards from Artadia, and other ongoing benefits.
Case in point: Brown and Pentecost's work will be featured in Artadia's booth at EXPO CHICAGO this weekend. Pentecost will present The Library of Tears, a large-scale sculpture that employs materials resulting from oil and gas extraction, and Brown will present a multimedia installation featuring photographs, video, and ephemera.
SAIC features prominently at EXPO; several current faculty, alumni, and honorary degree recipients are represented in various booths and performances.
EXPO CHICAGO runs from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17.