In 2021, the commercial rental rate for 1224 W Loyola Ave is $19 per square foot. If you have the means to do so, please sponsor a square foot of Roman Susan's storefront space for the next year. Whether it is $19 or 19¢ any amount will let us know you believe in what we do. Online donation options include Facebook, Patreon, and PayPal – or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for offline options.
While COVID-19 has shifted day-to-day life for everyone, we have been very grateful for all the support we have received to continue sharing our dedicated space at 1224 W Loyola Ave with the artists in our midst. Our projects are adapting, and we will be here next year. Given the circumstances everyone is facing, the number of community members actively supporting Roman Susan is much more important to us than the amount of money we raise. You can support us and help the organization grow without money by giving us your honest feedback via romansusan.org/our-ongoing-work. Thank you!
Roman Susan has been organized and run with significant help from family, friends, neighborhood volunteers, and participating artists. In our first eight years, together we have completed 134 art projects, showcasing the work of 930 artists. We are greatly appreciative of all the encouragement and support we receive with each new artist project.
In 2016, Roman Susan incorporated as a nonprofit organization, receiving 501(c)3 tax-exempt status as a public charity. Roman Susan Art Foundation NFP will continue to operate as an artist-run organization, drawing our Board of Directors exclusively from individuals who have previously completed projects at the art space. The directors for the organization in 2021 will be Joanna Furnans, Ruth Hodgins, Siobhan Leonard, Joelle Mercedes, Juan Molina Hernández, José Santiago Pérez, and Tracy Taylor. Kristin Abhalter is the founder and the Executive Director of Roman Susan. Nathan Smith is the Managing Director.
1224 W Loyola Ave is open through sponsorship and support by Chrystal + Bob Abhalter, Kristin + Nathan Abhalter Smith, Ivy + Ali Abid, Alejandro Acierto, Randy Alexander + Susan Wexler, Joni Kat Anderson, Oscar Arriola, Adam Baker, Cynthia Bargar, Lynn Basa, Rebecca Beachy, Michael Blissett, Dan Boyd + Makiko Yamauchi, Judith Brotman, Salome Chasnoff, Laura Christman, Deirdre Colgan Jones, Paté Conway, Meg Duguid, Taylor Ervin, Chad Eschman, Paul Escriva, Esther Espino + Ben Hodous, Carolina Fernandez Del Dago, Noah Firestone, Peter Fleps, Joanna Furnans + Christine Wallers, Jason House, Samantha Garcia, Amber Ginsburg, Ronen Goldstein, Becky Grajeda, Yhelena + Michael Hall, Erin Hayden + Jeff Robinson, Lorna + Curtis Henderson, Ruth Hodgins + Kit Rosenberg, Michelle Hooper, Josh Ippel, Kevin Kaempf, Colleen Keihm, Mel Keiser + Matt Martin, Millicent Kennedy, Joshua Kent + Andrew Bearnot, Vanessa Joy King, Brian Kirkbride, Thomas Kong, Mie Kongo, John-Michael Korpal, Davi Lakind, Siobhan Leonard, Leah Levine, Emily Lindskoog, Angela Lopez, Alma + Marion Lucius, Kera MacKenzie + Andrew Mausert Mooney, Susan Maller, John Marks + Crystal Myslajek, Yvette Mayorga, Barbara McDaniel, Lise McKean, Joelle Mercedes, Yunhee Min, Ruxandra Mitache, Nora Moore Lloyd, Sheree Moratto, Kalina Morrigan, Craig Neeson, Lara Oppenheimer, Melissa Oresky, Colleen Plumb, Diane Ponder, John Preus, Adam Rogers, Nancy Lu Rosenheim, Amina Ross, Emma Rozanski, Vida Sacic, Jose Santiago Perez, Julie Schauer, Roberta Schmatz, Levi Sherman, Madhuri Shukla, Jean + Vic Smith, Elena Solomon, Natalie + Nate Solomon, Lauren Sudbrink, Ruby T, Maryam Taghavi, Savneet Talwar, Tracy Marie Taylor, Chanel Chiffon Thomas, Ryan Thompson, Will Thompson, Karen Townsend, A.P. Vague, Tricia Van Eck, Betsy + Bill Vandercook, Zachary Vanes, Kaitlin Very, Lisa Vinebaum, Jenyu Wang, Liz Weinstein, Leila Wilson, Emily Wood, Yaloo, Andrew Yang + Christa Donner, Polly Yates, Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson, Mary Zerkel, and other supporters.
Roman Susan Art Foundation NFP is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity supported in part by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, a Gen Ops Plus Grant from The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, 6018North, AD3 Innovation Bootcamp, An Sylvia Exhibitions, Foundation Source, Lucky Pierre, Story Luck, and in-kind support from Cargo Collective, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and Sloane Communications.