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57th Street Art Fair, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 2019(Awarded)


Fountain Square Art Fair, Evanston, IL 2018

57th Street Art Fair Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 2018

Wells Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2018

Glenn Ellyn Art Festival, Glenn Ellyn, IL 2018(Awarded)

World Dumplings Festival Chicago, IL 2018

Festival of the Arts Lake Forest, IL 2018

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Naperville, IL 2018

West End Arts Festival La Grange, IL 2018 (Awarded)


Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Evanston, IL 2017

St. Charles Art Festival, St. Charles, IL 2017

Inherit Chicago Intercultural Festival, Chicago, IL 2017

Cantigny Art Festival, Wheaton, IL 2017

Lake Forest Festival of the Arts, Lake Forest, IL 2017

Glenn Ellyn Art Festival, Glenn Ellyn, 2017

RAW, Riverside, IL 2017


Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Evanston, IL 2016

Turkish Festival at Daley Plaza, Chicago, 2016

Golden Coast Art Fair, Downtown, Chicago 2016

Wells Street Art Fair, Chicago, 2016

Riverside Arts Weekend, Riverside, IL 2016 (Awarded)

Deerfield Fine Art Festival, Deerfield, IL 2016

Fountain Square art Festival, Evanston, IL 2016

Dayton International Festival, Dayton, OH, 2011

Houston Turkish Festival, Houston, TX, 2010

Atlanta Turkish Festival, Atlanta, GA, 2010

Chicago Turkish Festival, Chicago, IL, 2009 and 2010

New York Turkish Festival, Manhattan, NY, 2009

North Carolina Turkish Festival, Raleigh, NC, 2009

Anatolian Culture Festival, Orange County, CA, 2009

Festival of Nations, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Central West End Juried Art Fair, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Mosaics Festival for the Arts, St. Charles, MO, 2008 

Highland Art Festival, Highland, IL, 2008

Taste of St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO, 2008

Historic Shaw Art Fair, St. Louis, MO, 2008


Chicago History Museum Exhibition Featured Artist/ Guest Speaker, Chicago, IL, 2019

The University of Chicago Islamic Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL 2019

MIMIC Modern Marbled Objects at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2019 

"Blooming Colors on Water" Solo Exhibition Lakeside Arts Park-Dole Mansion, Cyrstal Lake, IL 2019

Muslim Women Alliance Expo, Oak Park, IL 2019

"Coming Together" Niles-Maine Township Exhibition, Niles, IL 2018

Niles Public Library Solo Exhibition, Skokie, IL 2018

Turkish Cultural Reception Exhibition at Illinois State Mansion, Springfield, IL, 2012

Macy's Secret Garden Flower Show,  Featured Artist / Guest Speaker Chicago, IL, 2013



Adjunct Faculty at American Islamic College Art 101- Ebru Art 2014-2018

Ebru Art Instructor Performing Art Center, Chicago, IL Community Art Classes 2017-2019

Ebru Art Instructor Turkish American Society of Chicago Ebru Classes 2010-2019

Ebru Art Instructor Science Academy of Chicago Ebru Classes 2010-2019

Wilmette Public Library Workshop, Wilmette, IL 2019

Indian-Trails Library Workshop and Demonstration, Wheeling, IL 2018

Niles Public Library Workshop and Demonstration, Niles IL 2018

Niles North High School, Skokie, IL 2018

Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL 2017

Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village, IL 2017

Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL 2017

Wheaton Public Library Workshop, Wheaton, IL, 2015

Maine West High School Workshop, Des Plaines, IL, 2015

Milwaukee Turkish Cultural Center Workshop, Milwaukee, WI, 2015

Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago, Northbrook, IL, 2015

Muslim Women Alliance Annual Dinner Featured Artist, Oak Park, IL 2014


SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago Guest Lecture/Studio Chicago, IL 2019

Alverno College, Guest Lecture/Studio Visual Arts Department, Milwaukee, 2018 

Loyola University, 2018

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL 2017

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 2017

Loyola University, Chicago, IL 2017

Northwestern University, Chicago IL, 2014 

Northeastern University, Chicago IL, 2015

DePaul University, Chicago IL, 2013

Loyola University, Chicago IL, 2011 and 2012

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL, 2009

Webster University, St. Louis MO, 2009



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Ebru: Finding the Right Balance of Art and Life Student Voices, Loyola University 

My Journey into the Unknown: From Endpapers to Ebru, the Turkish Art of Paper Marbling

Featured Artist, Post - Dispatch St. Louis, 2009


West End Arts Festival La Grange, IL 2018 (Second Place Award)

Glenn Ellyn Art Festival, Glenn Ellyn, IL 2017 (Outstanding Artist Award)

Riverside Arts Weekend, Riverside, IL 2016 (Award of Excellence)

Mosaics, Missouri Festival for the Arts, St. Charles, MO, 2008  (Award of Recognition)


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Sevim Surucu Ebru Artist
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