North of the 45th: Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition
August 24 - November 4, 2018
Juror’s talk: Friday, August 24, 6pm
Opening reception: Friday, August, 24, 7-9pm
The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the north pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north." This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas. Each year a different juror is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from an open call for entries.
The 2018 exhibition is generously supported by Travel Marquette.
FEATURING: Will Agar, Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Joseph Baker, Catherine Benda, Samuel Bjorgum, Ginnie Cappaert, Steven Carlson, Jaron Childs, Taimur Amin TR Cleary, Tomas Co, Kathleen Conover, Bonnie Cutts, Heather Faith, Linda King Ferguson, Raymond Gaynor, Larry Godfrey, Kristine Granger, Greg Green, J. Marc Himes, John Hubbard, Carol Irving, Karen Jilbert, Kathryn Lund Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Truman Jones, Andreaka Jump, Keith Kaziak, Mehreen Khalid, Keren Kroul, Ted Lakomowski, Dawn LaPointe, Debra Laurie, Yvonne LeMire, Christine Lenzen, Mary Lingen, Diana Magnuson, Shawn Malone, Carol Phillips, Russell Prather, Linda Prond, Jayson Randall, Paul Rose, Jason Schneider, Susan Strand-Penman, John Vasiliou, Cindy Wedig, Kevin Weeden, Michele Wilber, Caitlin Wright and Kaelyn Wright.
ABOUT THE 2018 JUROR: Cortney Lederer is a Chicago-based arts advocate, curator and project manager with fifteen years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. From 2011–14 she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), where she designed and managed its two residency programs: BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects. While at CAC, Cortney curated and managed special projects for businesses such as tech incubator 1871, Patron Tequila, TOMS Shoes, Groupon and Taste of Chicago (DCASE). She has curated and produced hundreds of solo and group exhibitions during her tenure at CAC. As a result of her efforts, her programs were cited as producing some of the most promising emerging practitioners in Chicago in the Chicago Tribune (2011) and voted “Best opportunity for emerging artists” by New City’s Best of Chicago (2013).
In 2014 Cortney launched CNL Projects (CNL), which provides project-based consulting to organizations with a specialization in curating, project management, program design and development. CNL has worked with notable organizations such as 3Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Lillstreet Art Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO Chicago, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, LinkedIn, Wilson Sporting Goods and Hyatt Hotels Corporate Office Chicago.
In addition, Cortney works closely with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where has curated three master of fine arts exhibitions. She also teaches two graduate-level courses in the Arts Administration and Policy department.
Cortney received her BA in Sociology from George Washington University (1999), a BFA from the University of Victoria (2002), and a dual Masters degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Currently, she serves on the board of Every House Has a Door (previously Goat Island) the Education Advisory Committee for the Chicago Artists Coalition, and Programming Advisory committee for Snow City Arts.