Nov 1st, 2019
SAIC Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL

A celebration of the legacy of the Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, featuring the work and reflections of the awardees themselves. Featuring Screenings, an Exhibition, a Live Panel, and a reception with light refreshments. Registration recommended on Eventbrite or Facebook.

 The days’ events will include three screenings of awardee videos, music and performance documentation,  a small exhibition on the Ballroom Balcony, and a reception with awardee music and photos. In the afternoon, seven Edes Awardees will participate in a Live panel, “Life after the Edes Award: awardees speak to the impact of $30,000,” moderated by Zayd Dohrn, chair of the Northwestern Radio/TV/Film Department. In celebrating the conclusion of the award, the awardees hope to make their own experience useful to current students and artists who are looking to develop professional artistic practices and make their own impact.

The Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation was founded in 1986 with the broad mandate of supporting projects to benefit education and the arts, to alleviate poverty and unemployment, and to promote initiatives in the areas of human and civil rights, health and nutrition services, housing, and international peace and security.For eight years (2010-2017), the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists provided a significant annual cash award for a graduating senior, graduate student, or recent alumnus/a of each of four Chicago institutions– to be used by the awardee in any arts discipline in any way that enabled them to advance their professional career in the arts. The four participating Chicago institutions were the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. Each school received a substantial stipend to distribute to a single artist or artist team as they saw fit, based on a selection process tailored to the school’s own criteria and standards. Every year produced a class of four Edes Awardees, who used that year to further their artistic practice at a crucial stage of development.

After supporting the development of work of 32 artists across a variety of disciplines, the Foundation reached its maximum financial capacity and closed the project. This event is made to reflect on the overall impact of the project and the artists whose work it supported. It is a labor of gratitude and love from the artists who received the award, with sponsorship from the four schools that administered the award, as well as the Edes Foundation.

12:15- 7:30pm EXHIBITION

Shane Ward • Nada Shalaby • Norman Teague • Cameron Crawford


Introduced by Leighann Pahapill • Will Arbery • Shawn Jaeger • Angelo Madsen Minax • Francisco Castillo Trigueros


Moderated by Zayd Dohrn, Chair of the Northwestern Radio/TV/Film Department • Nadav Assor • Jack Lawrence Mayer • Aaron Hughes • Angelo Madsen Minax • Shane Ward •Karly Bergmann • Leighann Pahapill


Introduced by Jack Lawrence Mayer • Ryan Muncy • Karly Bergmann • Meghan Moe Beitiks • Dado Gyure • Spencer Elias • Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman • Aaron Hughes


featuring music by Matt Ulery, photos of work by Rachel Walshe, & light refreshments


Introduced by Nadav Assor • Adela Goldbard • Chet Catherine Pancake

Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

Additional info: mobeitiks@gmail.com
Trailer by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman.