Propeller IMPACT Fund Wrap-up

December 22, 2020

Anticipating the financial hardships that artists and creators would be facing in the coming months, Propeller Fund adapted for the year into the Propeller IMPACT Fund (PIF). In order to reach as many people as possible, the team decided to adapt their funding model to distribute $500 grants to Chicagoland artists.


Portal: online screenings | Fall Schedule

October 1, 2020

Here’s a list of our upcoming Portal: online screenings for the rest of the Fall semester.


Welcome back!

August 24, 2020

A message from our director, Lorelei Stewart, as the Fall 2020 semester begins.


Interview with Li-Ming Hu

July 22, 2020

We would like to introduce our Community Engagement and Public Programs Manager, Li-Ming Hu. Li-Ming is originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand and came to Chicago to undertake an MFA in Studio (Performance) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an extensive background in communications and public programs, most recently at the NZ Human Rights Commission and the Museum of Transport & Technology (Auckland, NZ).


Our Duty to Fight

June 10, 2020

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”


Anti-racist Resources

June 10, 2020

Anti-racism resources from organizations and individuals within Gallery 400’s network.


Propeller IMPACT Fund 2020

April 21, 2020

For 2020, Propeller Fund is adapting its annual project-based re-granting program to now focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to artists in the *Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications.


A Message from Our Director

March 18, 2020

In accordance with UIC guidelines and city and state orders, Gallery 400 and its staff offices are temporarily closed until further notice. No exhibitions are on view and staff are working remotely. Our homepage and social media have details on programs Gallery 400 is presenting digitally in the meantime.


Confessions of the Found Object

An Experimental Printmaking Workshop with Tamara Becerra Valdez

On February 16, 2019 Spring 2019 Curatorial Intern Wyatt Fiore attended Tamara Becerra Valdez’s printmaking workshop presented in conjunction with All have the same breath. Wyatt recounts their experience participating in the workshop and experiencing Valdez’ practice firsthand.


Studio Visit with Tamara Becerra Valdez

March 14, 2019

Tamara Becerra Valdez is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago and a current MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the second in a series of two blog posts focused on her practice, Tamara met with Curatorial Intern Wyatt Fiore in her studio for a 40-minute interview leading up to her exhibition in the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Now & There.