Project onward Artists

Project Onward currently supports 50 artists, each with unique creative styles and facing diverse challenges, from autism to mental illness. All artists pass through a competitive selection process that evaluates their artistic talent, potential for creative growth and desire to advance as a professional artist before joining Project Onward.

Featured Artists

All Project Onward artists

Franklin Armstrong
Dana Baker
Alfred Banks Jr.
Elizabeth Barren
Dijon Barrett
Julius Bautista
John Behnke
Matthew Bianchi
Cherylle Booker
Ken Bortman
Ruby Bradford
Michael Bryant
Joseph Cobbs
Jackie Cousins
Kareem Davis
Tony Davis
Louis DeMarco
Stephon Doby
William Douglas
Andrew Hall
James Hall
Safiya Hameed
Jason Harris
David Hence
Adam Hines
David A. Holt
Michael Hopkins
Janno Juguilon
R. J. Juguilon
Coral Kappel
Shandrewick Key
Paul Kowalewski
Blake Lenoir
Keturah Lynn
Molly McGrath
Allen McNair
Jack Moore
Fernando Ramirez
Luke Shemroske
Michael Smith
Shiela Smith
Ryan Tepich
Bobby Tirelli
Ricky Willis
Sereno Wilson
Lucy Woodhouse
George Zuniga
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Project Onward believes we can inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities. We seek to improve the self-image of artists by emphasizing the social and economic value of their work.


You can directly contribute to this belief and help improve the lives of each Project Onward artist by purchasing their work. Our online shop is open 24/7, and half of the sale for each original piece goes directly to the artist.

Project Onward is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities.

©2021 by Project Onward

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 940-2992