Artadia is thrilled to be presenting the 2017 Chicago Artadia Awardees at EXPO CHICAGO. The Awardees were selected through Artadia’s rigorous, two-tier jury review process and each received $10,000 in unrestricted funds. The five Finalists included Alex Chitty, Cameron Clayborn, Rashayla Marie Brown, Faheem Majeed, and Claire Pentecost. This year's jury was composed of a distinguished group of leaders in the arts: Rashid Johnson, artist; Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Megha Ralapati, Residency and Special Projects Manager, Hyde Park Art Center; and Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Awardees join a prestigious group of more than 300 artists working in cities throughout the United States. Artadia currently holds annual Awards cycles in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.