Glenn Hansen, Professor of Photography at College of DuPage (COD), has agreed to jury the 2017 Community Banner Art Exhibit in West Chicago.
The exhibit, sponsored by the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, is open to emerging as well as professional artists in any media, as long as the subject matter depicts interpretations of the chosen theme, Rails & Trails. The deadline for artwork is February 1, 2017. If chosen, the artist’s design will be reproduced and featured on a (h) 60” x (w) 30” vinyl street banner and hang on Main Street from May until September. An online submission form found on the City’s website, www.westchicago.org or by clicking here, makes the process easy for artists to submit their work.
“The Commission is thrilled to have a photographer as accomplished as Hansen, whose own work has been frequently exhibited and is represented in numerous collections, involved in our project,” said Rosemary Mackey, City of West Chicago Marketing and Communications Coordinator and Cultural Arts Commission Staff Liaison.
Hansen received formal training at the Institute of Design and went on to enjoy a successful career in documentary photography and teaching. His experience working with the renowned American photographer David Plowden as his darkroom assistant, digital photographic consultant, and archivist from 1979 to the present, influenced his own work with large format black and white images documenting America’s changing landscape. Hansen founded the ongoing West Chicago Documentary Project in the summer of 2006.
Additionally, he is frequently invited, along with 20 other teaching professionals, to the Adobe Educator Summit to receive insight and provide feedback on the company’s latest imaging software. His biography lists him as a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).
For more information about the work of Glenn Hansen, visit his website at http://www.glennhansen.com/home-p_1.html. For more details West Chicago’s 2017 Community Banner Art Exhibit, or to view past artwork included in exhibits, please visit www.westchicago.org, or contact Rosemary Mackey at (630) 293-2200 x139.