About Us

Sara Holwerda and Angela Lopez are artists, curators and mothers living and working in Chicago. They began this project in the summer of 2016 when their sons - six weeks apart in age - were infants. In 2017 they were awarded the DCASE Individual Artist Project grant for their work. Together, they have been working with other artists, creative platforms, and networks of artist parents to continue the conversation of accessibility in the art world, and implement change in the lives of artist parents. Working with toddlers in tow, during naps, at night, and in glorious daylight hours with the help of their respective spouses and parents, Holwerda and Lopez continue to work together to build - and extend! - this project with plans for additional events and exhibitions locally and nationally.

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Extended Practice is an artist-led curatorial project focusing on creating family accessible events, exhibitions and screenings that support and make visible the work and needs of artists who are also mothers.

About Us