Opening Reception: April 12, 6-10pm

Show Runs: April 12 - June 29th.
Check out who won Best of Show and Gallery Directors Choice while viewing our Honorable Mention Artists.


6 Carbon - Life, Decay and Beyond

Through Carbon -  Life, Decay, and Beyond, artists bring Carbon's use, its impact and its future upfront. Carbon is the element that is the basis of all known life forms. The duality of carbon to the existence of everything living, and its eventual death and decay, offers the artist multiple venues for interpretation.


Best of Show announcement 7p in the main gallery. Out of the many artists who will submit for the show, the jury panel selected 6 Honorable Mention Artists and one Best of Show.

▪ Best of Show will be awarded $500
▪ Gallery Directors Choice artists will be awarded: Free two week Solo Show in Water Street Studios 2nd floor gallery.
▪ Honorable Mention artists are awarded: $100 to each Honorable Mention artist. Announcement on Water Street Studios website, submitted artwork images on Anniversary Postcards, and Honorable Mention Acknowledgment Name Tag in the gallery. Images of honorable mention work will also be used on the show announcement collateral.

Hospitality Partner, Gammon Coach House. Our friends from Gammon will be providing food and running the cash bar for future openings.

Guest Juror: Jess Mott Wickstrom

Water Street Studios is honored to have as guest juror for our CARBON themed show, Jess Mott Wickstrom, Gallery Director atLillstreet Art Center in Chicago.

Show will begin at 6pm (5pm for members) and Best of Show will be annoucned at 7pm in the main floor gallery.

A little about Jess

She received a BA in Interdisciplinary Art from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago. She began her career working on public art projects as assistant to curator Mary Jane Jacob while gaining gallery experience at Stephen Daiter Gallery, which specializes in vintage photography. Prior to joining Lillstreet in 2011, she worked as a program coordinator for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs where she assisted in the production of theater and performance art events at the Chicago Cultural Center and in Millennium Park. At Lillstreet, she curates an exhibition program which presents emerging and established artists working in ceramics, textiles, photography, painting, drawing, metalsmithing, and more.

¨ Best of Show will be awarded $500

¨ Gallery Director's Choice artists will be awarded: A Free two week Solo Show in our Kane County Chronicle Gallery located on the 2nd floor.