“4th Fridays” Art Event at Starline Factory – 2017 June 23

“4th Fridays” Art Event Experience at Starline Factory  June 23 2017 | Event Blog

Grab Your Calendar + Mark Remaining 2017 Dates : Only 3 left : Jul 28, Aug 25 + our Grand Finale Oct 27

“4th Fridays” was born in an idea notebook decades ago out of a desire to trail-blaze the traditional art reception blueprint.  Our crazy successful art event experience is the manifestation of that notebook, constructed & delivered by a committed team of creatives who believe in connecting artists with their surrounding community and their art buyers within it.

“4th Fridays” delivers a heightened art experience full of the details that keep our art-bar high while consistently delivering a fresh + fun art experience like no other.  Attend once… and we know you’ll mark your calendar for all the dates to follow [see above].

June 23rd’s accepted artists were chosen by fresh jurors [we do this each month] from outside the region and are listed below with links to their websites.

Connect with “4th Fridays” for questions or more info : nancy@nancymerkling.com or Nancy at 815.347.8535.

 

Before we dive into the two main juried exhibits [art – main floor and photo – 2nd floor], let’s recognize the rest of the juried + invited contributing artists :

FEATURED ARTIST Solo Show Main Floor
This Month : Claire Anderson

The featured artist solo show is a revered spot during our art event.  The only way to land here is through a BEST OF SHOW ribbon in a previous “4th Fridays” Art Event at Starline Factory.

At 16 years old, Claire’s solo exhibit of 12 hyperrealistic colored pencil drawings left viewers in awe.  Congratulations, Claire!

 

 

 

 

Nancy Merkling’s STUDIO WALL | Invited  | 2nd Floor
JANET KAY, Lead Photographer for NM Productions-  “What Does Your Headshot Say About You?” Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Area Exhibitors

 

Lisa Matras – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McKenzie – Art on Magnets [Saving Kids in Ethiopian Orphanages]

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Hansel – Cartoonist

 

 

 

 

Performance Art – Musicians, Poets & Dancers

 

Main Stage – Corner Boys

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Floor Loft – Emma Cowley

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Area – Dave Dalton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest Area/Nancy Merkling’s Studio –  Lara Bell

 

 

 

 

 

Atrocious Poets

 

 

 

 

Avante Garde Dancers

 

 

 

 

Event Night SALES from “4th Fridays” Exhibits

Claire Anderson’s “Hopeful”, Kristen Childs’ “Joy Ride”, Ethan Hahn’s “Lost”, Debby Henning‘s “Teal Circles”, Lindsay Klix‘s “Blame It On The Rain”, Lindsay Klix‘s “Folded”

 

 

Art Exhibit | Juried | Main Floor | 2017 0623
ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS IN June 23rd’s ART EXHIBIT :

Lisa Beard, Mark Child, Kristin Childs, Lisa Davids, David Dietrich,  Mario Duarte, Lynn Garwood, Kaelin Gill, Brian Hartmann, Debby Henning, Jamie Jorndt, Lindsay Klix, Laura LaRuePam Magnuson,  Steve McKenzie, Tracey Paulson, Paul Pinzarrone,   Sharon Swing, and  Paul Turnbaugh.

 

AWARDS IN ART EXHIBIT:

 

Art Exhibit – BEST OF SHOW [chosen by guest jurors]

Laura LaRue, “Mm Hmm”

Outside of the honor itself, Laura also received a BOS ribbon, $100 in cash and a solo show in the revered spot of Featured Artist during the January 2018 “4th Fridays” event.

Congratulations, Laura!

 

 

 

Art Exhibit – NANCY MERKLING CHOICE AWARD [chosen by NM]

Kristin Childs, “Joy Ride”

Outside of the honor itself,  Kristen also received a NMA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Kristen!

 

 

Art Exhibit – ‘4TH FRIDAYS’ CORE TEAM CHOICE AWARD [chosen by our team]

Mario Duarte, “Splash” 

Outside of the honor itself, Mario received a 4CTA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Mario!

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibit – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD [people’s vote event night]

Lynn Garwood, “Old Rearview Alley”        

Outside of the honor itself, Lynn received a PCA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Lynn!

 


Art Exhibit – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 
[chosen by guest jurors]

Tracey Paulson, “Emacity”

Outside of the honor itself, Tracey received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Tracey!

 

 

 

Art Exhibit – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [chosen by guest jurors]

Brian Hartmann, “Dinner at Neli’s”

Outside of the honor itself, Brian received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Brian!

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibit – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [chosen by guest jurors]

David Dietrich, “Disconnected

Outside of the honor itself, David received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, David!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest Exhibit | Juried | 2nd Floor | 2017 0623
ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS IN June 23rd’s PHOTO CONTEST : 

John Bader, Kirsten Barry, Lisa Beard, Gregg Borchat, Rick Copper, Dawn Dominguez, Lindsey Draves, Brenden Fleming, Diana Floress, Marlene Frisbie, Ethan Hahn, Robert Jordan, Debby Kolanda, Pam Magnuson,  Tracey Paulson, Jonathan Salmi, Adam Smith,  Kim Suedbeck, Sharmila Taylor, Sharon Thomas, Jamie Lynn Wedoff, Bonnie Wemken, William Wiedenhoeft and Kim Wilson.

 

AWARDS IN PHOTO CONTEST :

Photo Contest – NANCY MERKLING CHOICE AWARD 

Adam Smith, “Mick’s Room

Outside of the honor itself, Adam received a NMA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary seat in a Simply Learn Photography Workshop.

Congratulations, Adam!

 

 

 

Photo Contest – ‘4th FRIDAYS’ CORE TEAM CHOICE AWARD

Tracey Paulson, “Elysian”

Outside of the honor itself, Tracey received a 4FCTA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays” at The Starline Factory.

Congratulations, Tracey!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest – KIM HOLZ MEMORIAL AWARD [chosen by Nancy Merkling]

Jonathan Salmi “Fog Above Chicago”

Outside of the honor itself, Jonathan received a KHA ribbon and a $50 gift certificate to Camera Craft in Rockford.

Congratulations, Jonathan!

 

 

Photo Contest – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD [chosen by people’s vote event night]

Kim Wilson, “Super Moon”

Outside of the honor itself, Kim received a PCA ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Kim!

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest – DOWNTOWN PRO PHOTO AWARD [by guest jurors]

John Bader, “Infinity”

Outside of the honor itself, John received a DPPA ribbon and a complimentary framed 16×20 print from Downtown Pro Photo.

Congratulations, John!

 

 

 

Photo Contest – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [by guest jurors]

Ethan Hahn, “Lost

Outside of the honor itself, Ethan received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Ethan!

 

 

Photo Contest – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [chosen by guest jurors]

Kim Wilson , “Spacious Skies”

Outside of the honor itself, Kim received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Kim!

 

 

Photo Contest – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [chosen by guest jurors]

Bonnie Wemken, “Scoping Out the Competition”

Outside of the honor itself, Bonnie received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Bonnie!

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [by guest jurors]

Diana Floress, “Shadow Paint”

Outside of the honor itself, Diana received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Diana!

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest – HONORABLE MENTION AWARD [by guest jurors]

Lisa Beard, “Muffled”

Outside of the honor itself, Lisa received an HM ribbon, $50 in cash and a complimentary submission to a future “4th Fridays”.

Congratulations, Lisa!

 

About the Author:
Fine-art photographer and photography instructor. Art event producer. Lover of beautiful light. Staying smack dab in the center of my God-given blueprint is my happy place.

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