The Contemporary Arts Council (CAC) is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by a group of art enthusiasts devoted to supporting Chicago-area contemporary art and artists, and expanding members’ appreciation of the diversity of Chicago’s arts scene. The CAC’s mission is to support, learn about and enjoy the Chicago-area art scene with an interesting group of like-minded art enthusiasts including artists, collectors and business and professional people of all types.

Yearly CAC dues ($300) fund a professionally-curated annual exhibition and catalog, featuring contemporary and emerging Chicago-area artists.

If you interested in becoming a member please contact the CAC.

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Lynn Maddox,

Claudia Luebbers Carolynn Desch,

Lawrence Hanson,

Jane Chapman, Beth Hart,

Tim Flood


Contemporary Arts Council 2012 Exhibition Committee

Claudia Luebbers and Carolynn Desch, C0-Chairs
William Padnos
Jane Chapman
Mary O’Shaughnessy
Timothy Flood
Larry Hanson
Beth Hart
Lynn Maddox
Robert Sills
Eric Steel

Nancy Herman

Charlie VanGilder

Contemporary Arts Council Members

R. Kirkwood Brodie
Mary Jane Brodie
Jane Chapman
John Chapman
J. Laurence Costin
Susan Costin
Carolynn Desch
Herb Desch
Kitty Egan
Timothy Flood
Suzette Flood
Lawrence Hanson
Camille Hanson
Beth Hart
David Hart
Linda Searl
Bill Hood
Vicki Hood
Jeffrey Jahns
Jill Metcoff-Jahns
Claudia Luebbers
Connie Lyman
Joe Valerio
John Lyman
Lynn Maddox
Eva Maddox
Randall Mattheis
Nancy Herman
Susan Michod
Chuck Michod
Jean Nerenberg
John Henderson
Mary O’Shaughnessy
Charlie Van Gilder
William Padnos
Charles Price
Bobbi Price
Robert Sills
Janie Sills
Eric Steele
Tammy Steele
Anne Taft
Margaret Herbert

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