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The 90th Exhibition of Visual Artist Members

Installation view, The 90th Exhibition of Visual Artist Members, 2022. Photo: Michael Tropea.The Arts Club of Chicago west gallery.
Installation view The 90th Exhibition of Visual Artist Members. Photo: Michael Tropea.

Past exhibition

The 90th Exhibition of Visual Artist Members

About the Exhibition

The Arts Club’s Exhibition of Visual Artist Members is a beloved tradition that brings great pride and prestige to the institution and its membership. Following an inaugural exhibition of paintings by John Singer Sargent, the second exhibition ever mounted at The Arts Club was of work by our members in the year of our founding, 1916. Although its structure has changed over the past 106 years, the goal of the Artist Exhibition remains the same: to celebrate and showcase the artistic efforts of our artist members across a range of media, styles, genres, and forms.

In an effort to keep the exhibition a current and dynamic representation of our members’ practices, participants were asked to submit work that was completed since February of 2020. All of the art in this exhibition was made, consequently, during the COVID-19 pandemic — an event that continues to test the perseverance of working artists. It is a remarkable accomplishment of the institution and its communities to have reached the 90th Artist Exhibition. We celebrate most sincerely our artist members’ capacity to thrive and to make new and exciting work in this challenging environment.