Over 350 people gathered to celebrate the inaugural Art for Life Chicago benefit. The event, which raised over $75,000, is a juried art exhibition and live and silent auction whose raised funds benefit those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The auction included work from famous professional artists to new and emerging artists, and was selected by a jury of renowned art experts, including New York Magazine’s Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz.


  • Media Sponsor – Chicago Magazine
  • Gold Sponsors – Leopardo Companies, Fulton Market Gallery & Venue One Chicago
  • Silver Sponsor – Northwestern Medicine
  • Bronze Sponsor – Herman Miller
  • Beer Sponsor – Miller Coors
  • Spirits Sponsor – New Star Vodka
  • Printing Sponsor – Cushing Printing
  • “Believer” Friends of DIFFA/Chicago – Charlie Greene Studio & Independent Spirits
  • Artist Prize Underwriter – Cole Dannewitz


  • Best of Show – Patty Carroll – “Lily”
  • Best Emerging Artist – Haley Schuberth – Untitled Origami Sculpture