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Our admissions panel is comprised of an impartial jury of established artists, critics and curators from Chicago and elsewhere in addition to a selection of ACRE alumni and staff members. Jury members are asked to evaluate work samples and the written portion of the application. Scoring is based on quality of work, potential for growth, and appropriateness based on the facilities and environment our program offers. Application review is non-blind and conducted online using an application system similar to SlideRoom developed by ACRE administrative staff as well as a final in-person round.

Notification of acceptance will be issued by mid-April. Applicants awarded a residency must notify ACRE of intent to attend by early-May, at which point artists on the wait list will be awarded open slots.

2017 Admissions Panel

Wassan Al-Khudhairi
Charles Adler
Alberto Aguilar
Lisa Barense
Stella Brown
Paola Cabal
Mairead Case
Dana Carter
Matt Coleman
Sarah Dodson
Hope Esser
William Estrada
Assaf Evron
Liz Ferrer
Brian Gallagher
Alan Guiterrez
Leslie Guy
Sabrina Greig
Deana Haggag
Ruth Hodgins
Regin Igloria
Samuel Levi Jones
Ross Jordan
Billy Joyce
Chris Kallmyer
Philip Kaufmann
Caroline Kent
Sam Korman
Young Joon Kwak
Ingrid LaFleur
Mia Lopez
Basim Magdy
Devin Malone
Lou Malozzi
Nathan Mason
Dominic Paul Miller
Felicia Mings
Feliz Molina
Allen Moore
Elsie Morales
Matt Morris
Jessica Moss
John Niekrasz
Christopher Ottinger
Jameson Paige
Josue Pellot
Claire Pentecost
Aay Preston-Myint
John Preus
Risa Puleo
Wendy Red Star
Josh Rios
Maybe Sadeghi
Teresa Silva
Min Song
J Soto
Nadia Sulayman
Brett Swinney
Matthew Evan Taylor
Keijaun Thomas
Selina Trepp
Gan Uyeda
Eric Williams
Mathew Zefeldt

Thank you to all our generous panelists who donate their time and expertise for these reviews!