CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., hosts Who We Aren't, the first of its national juried exhibits for 2014.
The exhibit will run from Feb. 26 through March 29 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28. The exhibit features 44 artists from 19 states exhibiting art that explores egos, secret identities, stereotypes and fictional personas. The exhibit was juried by Paul Klein, art critic and consultant from Chicago, and Patrick Earl Hammie, a professional artist best known for his monumental portraits. A total of 111 artists from 27 states submitted 247 entries for the show and 51 pieces were selected by the jurors.
The works on display represent painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art, mixed media and sculpture.
Artists may win three cash rewards, $500 for first place, $350 for second place and $150 for third place. Award winners will be chosen Feb. 28 and awarded that night at the reception.
The exhibit is free and open to the public as well as to school groups. It is sponsored by Solvay/Rhodia chemical group based in Chicago Heights.
Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information call (708) 754-2601 or visit www.unionstreetgallery.org.