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Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus 2020

Passionate Focus artwork on display during the opening reception in 2017

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all we accomplished over the past year.  This year’s event is virtual, from June 15-17, 2020.  Friends of Second Sense will gather online to support the clients we serve.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art exhibit and auction.

Artists with vision loss from across the country submit over 100 pieces each year.  A jury of professionals in the art world select the works to be included in the exhibit.  They make their choices based solely on artistic merit and know nothing about the artists’ visual impairment.

The artwork draws you in.  You find yourself focusing on the artistic vision, not the artist’s visual impairment. All the artists share a passion to express themselves through their art; sharing with the world their reality.

The event is not only a fantastic evening to celebrate the exhibit; it is a way for Second Sense to further our mission. Guests are amazed at the range of work and the talent of the artists. They see that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, practice the law or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in:

You can also learn more about the artists — they each have a unique story to tell.

We thank all our 2020 sponsors for making this event possible! If you are interested in joining our family of sponsors for Passionate Focus 2020, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.


Principal Sponsors:

Major Sponsors:

ABS Investment Management Logo
Intercontinental Real Estate Corporate Logo Mesirow Financial Logo

Patron Sponsors:

Aberdeen Standard Investments Logo BNY Mellon Logo
Illinois College of Optometry Logo Illinois Eye Institute Logo
National Investment Services logo Parametric Logo
HarbourVest Partners Logo Investco Logo
Sigular Guff Logo Nuveen Logo
Fort Washington Logo Neuberger Berman Logo


Chicago Equity Partners Logo DLA Piper Logo
First Eagle Bank logo JP Morgan Asset Management Logo
Segall Bryant & Hamill Logo Bill and Sue McErlean
BMO Global Asset Management Logo


Chepov & Scott Logo Fraida-Cameron Foundation
Genentech Logo
Judy Krecker Switchfast Technologies