Exhibited in Chicago at the Art Institute’s annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity from February 1 to March 4, 1917. Exhibited on the second floor in room 251 or in the New Wing, Carnival Evening c1916 was reproduced along with other reproductions such as paintings by:
Joseph P. Birren (Cherries), Harry L. Engle (Woodbridge Grange), Frederick M. Grant (Early Work, Alfred Jansson (Winter Day), Albert H. Krehbiel (Road to the Indian Wood), Hermon More (Cloudy Day in the Dunes), Paul T. Sargent (The Hay Stacking), Flora I. Schoenfeld (Ruth Frank), F. De Forrest Schook (The Blue Garden-Seat), Norman Tolson (On Guard), Frank A. Werner (Jeannette), Charles A. Wilimovsky (Lake Taneycomo, Ozarks).
Others exhibiting that were affiliated with Grell’s time in Europe or who also lived at one time or another at the Tree Studios artists colony include: Walter C. Brownson (Tree Studios resident), Edgar S. & Marie G. Cameron (Tree Studios), Virginia Keep Clark (Tree Studios), Ethel L. Coe (Tree Studios), Gerald A. Frank (Tree Studios), Oliver Dennett Grover (Tree Studios), Lucie Hartrath (Tree Studios), E. Martin Hennings (Munich & Tree Studios-4 E. Ohio St), W. Victor Higgins (Munich), Frank Hoffman (Tree Studios), Anna Lynch (Tree Studios), O. Irwin Myers (Tree Studios), Arvid Nyholm (Tree Studios), Pauline Palmer (Tree Studios), Edgar A. Payne (Tree Studios), Wellington J. Reynolds (Tree Studios), George J. Seideneck (Tree Studios), Anna L. & John F. Stacey (Tree Studios), Antonin Sterba (Tree Studios), J. Allen St. John (Tree Studios), Allan L. Swisher (Tree Studios), Walter Ufer (Munich), Maximillian Hoffmann (Tree Studios-sculptor), Albin Polasek (Tree Studios-sculptor) and possibly the Torrey’s.
Grell also exhibited a sculpture piece titled Drinking Figure during this exhibit.
Jury of Selection and Hanging Committee Elected by the Artists, 1917 included:
PAINTERS-Jessie Arms Botke, Charles Francis Browne, Karl Albert Buehr, Edgar S. Cameron, Ralph Clarkson, Ethel L. Coe, Frederick F. Fursman, Oliver Dennett Grover, Lucie Hartrath, W. Victor Higgins, Wilson Irvine, Alfred Jansson, Albert H. Krehbiel, Arvid Nyholn, Pauline Palmer, Edgar Payne, Frank C. Peyraud, Grace Ravlin, Wellington J. Reynolds, Walter Ufer, Frank A. Werner.
SCULPTORS-Leonard Crunelle, George E. Ganiere, Lorado Taft, Nellie V. Walker, Emil R. Zettler.
oil on canvas, 25″ x 30″ Grell was living with Hennings at 4 E. Ohio St.