January - Ariya Siddiqui, Muslim ceramics coordinator and teacher at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) on Chicago’s South Side.
February - Iyomi Ho Ken, Black Fashion, Fibers and Photography Artist from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
March - Guy Conners, Landscape, Still Life and Pet Portrait Painter working for Chicago based Arts of Life, which supports artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities
April - Justin Cooper, Black artist and filmmaker and Genevieve Nutley, Latinx Painter. Both are Junior Artists in Residence at the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL) at Access Living Chicago. May – Linda Hyong, Asian Landscape Painter
June - Martin Sorrondeguy, visual, photographer and musician, who aims to disrupt and challenge the existing patterns of identity and address ssues facing such groups as queer people, Latino youth and people of color.
July - Rene Morrell, black artist combining art and astrology into portraits of black people from different cultures.
August - August Polak, transgender ftm artist and painter using surreal imagery, taking inspiration from retro science fiction novel covers.