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Thank you for attending  & helping us to raise over $130,000 to support our  year-round exhibitions, residencies, and resources for artists!  we hope you had a great night!

WORK IN PROGRESS 2018 (Check out photos from the night HERE and HERE)

JUNE 7, 2018
2130 W. Fulton "CAC's Future Home"

WORK IN PROGRESS (WIP) is Chicago Artists Coalition's largest fundraising event of the year. All of the proceeds directly support CAC's artist and curatorial residencies, education and professional development workshops, ground-breaking exhibitions, and the online platform CAR (Chicago Artists Resource). At WORK IN PROGRESS we will announce the recipients of the 2018 MAKER Grants. Grants are sponsored by the Coney Family Fund and Other Peoples Pixels.

2018 Honoree: Rhona Hoffman

We are thrilled, this year, to honor Rhona Hoffman, for her over 40 years of incredible support for Chicago's artists and arts community.

VIP Reception Honoring Rhona Hoffman
Featuring our Benefit Silent Auction and the MAKER Grant Awards 
Online bidding for the Silent Auction will open May 24 at Noon CST

The Party

Food, and Drinks all Night!

Artist Interventions by Judith Brotman, Industry of the Ordinary, Erik Peterson, and Stacia Yeapanis

Our new space is still a work in progress, so we invite you to wear "CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION" attire.
For Inspiration View the Lookbook HERE

VIP tickets $250 / $300 after May 10 
VIP ticket includes an invitation to the Auction Preview at Christie's on May 24
Party tickets $60 / $75 after May 10

Tickets will be sold at the door ($300 VIP / $75 The Party)

Donate in celebration of Rhona

Karim Ahamed and Tony Karman

(in formation)
Rashayla Marie Brown
Suzette Bross Bulley
Gwen Callans and Biff Ruttenberg
Macol Stewart Cerda and Jose Cerda III

Karen and Tuey Connell
Dirk Denison and David Salkin
Marilyn and Larry Fields

Robin Gallardi
Ashley Galloway
Jefferson Godard
Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper
Ann Goldstein

Jessica Gracey
Dedrea and Paul Gray
Sandra and Jack Guthman
Alice Hargrave
Brooke Hummer and Grove Mower
Claudine Ise
Deone Jackman

Karen Jones
Sondra Karman
Dietrich Klevorn
Carrie Lannon
Maggie and Mike Meiners
Monique Meloche
Herbert and Paula Molner
Huong Ngo

Shawna and Jay Owen
Caroline Picard
Erik Peterson
Lauren Peterson
Pooja Pittie and Zulfiqar Ramzan
Kate Pollasch and Bryan McVey
Meg Prendergast
Andrew Rafacz
Larry Serota
Jeffrey and Maggie Shapack
Irving Stenn, Jr.

Hunt Tackbary and Mackenzie Madsen
Anastasia Tinari
Allan Weinberger

Rebecca Woan

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors 

If you are interested in sponsoring WORK IN PROGRESS 2018, contact Mary DeYoe, Director of Development & External Relations:

See Past Benefits
Work in Progress 2017
Starving Artist 2016 (watch the video!)
Starving Artist 2015
Starving Artist 2014
Starving Artist 2013
Starving Artist 2012