57th Street Art Fair helping art students this year

Staff Writer

Art students Seth Carlson, Sofia Hardy, Antonia-McMan McCline and Hannah Murray-King won the 57th Street Art Fair’s 2014 student competition.

The art work of jewelry designer Carlson, a student from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, sketch artist Murray-King and photographers Hardy and McMan McCline, students from the American Academy of Art, was chosen by the same panel that chooses all participating artists in the fair. The winners received $250 each and will share a tent to present their art among more than 250 other acclaimed artists chosen for the fair on June 7 to June 8.

In 2009 the fair debuted its art buyers Boot Camp to teach young and new art buyers the best way to acquire art pieces. This year the fair launched its first student competition to give young artists the experience of what it’s like to vie for a spot in a juried art fair and also to allow them to sell their work to the public.

“Our event is a wonderful way to help young artists get started in their careers,” said Leon Greenberg, member of the art fair’s board of directors. “We are proud to help launch a new generation of talent.”

This 67th annual event is Chicago’s oldest juried art fair. Along with the four honored students, the fair features a range of glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics and fiber art from artists around the country.

For more information, visit 57thsteetartfair.com.