Illinois Community College Preview

This year’s juror of the Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition, Jeremy Biles, surveyed nearly 300 works of art from 17 colleges throughout Illinois to make his selections. Through their painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital media these artists represent the future of art in Illinois. The following artists have works accepted into the exhibition at Governors State University’s Visual Arts Gallery. Accepted artists should download the acceptance document for details on delivery and retrieval of artwork.

Heartland Community College
Chasity Logan - Untitled
Laura Meador - Widowmaker

Illinois Central College
Zak Harvey - Study for a Reflection of Hunter Gatherer
Danielle Brown - Seaside Landscape

John A. Logan College
Pakaphon Viriratana - Ordained

John Wood Community College
Steven Stoll - 1, 4, 9, 2

Joliet Junior College
Heather Cochrane - Dancers
Heather Cochrane - Tree Rings
Maureen Catterson - From Beneath
Anna Dankova – Untouchable
Anna Dankova - Oh, The Sweetest Thing!
Anna Dankova – Incarnation
Anastasiya Dankova - Window Pane
Anastasiya Dankova – Gost
Anastasiya Dankova - Posledstvie
Ashley Dedin - Baby-Be-Gone
Sam King - Working Towards the Dead
Sam King – The Surface
Sam King - Hip to Be Sad
Marianne Nelson - Lizard Movement
Marianne Nelson - Pauline 1910
Eric M. Rektorski - President Smokes
Steve Sainsbury - Too Early to Evolve
Brandon Swartz – Soluna
Brandon Swartz – Spark
Brandon Swartz & Mercedes Wagner - Surgeon General’s Warning
Amanda Watson - Flight

Kankakee Community College
Patricia Paris Cheffer - Curtis the Artist
Annalea Hooper - My Comfort
Helen Kupferer - McGregor Homestead
Peggy Miller – Iris
Greg Roling – American
Greg Roling - New Millennium
Alea Shea - Mauled by Wolves
Christopher Sheets - Untitled (Game Piece)
Emily Snider - Vintage Love
Emily Snider – Concentration
Mary Weeks - Little Dora & Henry Moore’s Sheep
Shane Wells - Washed Ashore
Erin E. Williams - Devere’s Gears

Kishwaukee College
Peggy S. Klus - Man and a Half
Zaneta Taylor - Nadzieja (Hope)

Lewis & Clark Community College
Sean Williams - Blackout
Sean Williams - Mr. Magoo

Lincoln Land Community College
Jeff Miller – Cthulu
David Murray - Strained Work #1

McHenry County College
Robert Jordan - Utah Winter
Robert Jordan - Railroad Sunrise
Andy Lechner - Pot Belly
Andy Lechner – Shalamar
Richard Neubauer - Snarkey 1.1
Richard Neubauer - Verbatim

Morton Community College
Gini Lange - No Parents to Care
Kathryn A. Budd – Othello

Oakton Community College
Jude Kitts - Cinderella Café
Jude Kitts - Deep Freeze
Andy Harris - Levels of Consciousness
Andy Harris - Reticulation

Parkland College
Anora Johnson - Factory Candelabra
Judy Selen - Jamaican
Siti Mariah Sullivan - Horseshoe Crab
Brian Sullivan - Lone Ranger
Alena Yakimkova - Fishbone

Prairie State College
Kristin Borst - Great Wide Open
Michelle D. Cox - Guide My Footsteps
Michelle D. Cox - Illuminate My Soul
Irene Ganas - A Church Door Welcome
Irene Ganas - Copse of Trees
Diana Gudowski - Consequential Reality
Leonard Ferris - Untitled
Stephanie Specht - Untitled
Lisa Marie Stevens - Untitled
Bruce Peerson - Iceland
Charles Rohrer - You Can Call It a Cookie Cutter
Zachary Sala - Window of the World
Stephanie Specht - Untitled
Kevin Stewart - Bear on Stilts
Margaret Werling - Forest With Small Tree

South Suburban College
Maria Carrillo - I’m Still Here Dreaming
Alix Metcalfe - Anubis Neti Pot
Alix Metcalfe - Slipper Neti Pot

Triton College
Nicole M. Reichel - Typography Individuality

Waubonsee Community College
Emily Joy - Untitled

2009 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition

March 11 - April 3, 2009
Governor State University's Visual Arts Gallery is proud to host the 2009 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition.

There is no entry fee for this exhibition. Artists may submit up to three original works in any medium. Entry is open to any student currently enrolled in an Illinois community or junior college. Works must have been completed during the last two academic years. Works previously entered into this exhibition are ineligible. Deadline for Entries: February 23, 2009.

Exhibition Dates:
March 11 through April 3 with a closing reception on April 3, 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Award winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. by Juror, Jeremy Biles of the Chicago Artists Coalition.

Up to $1000 in awards including $300 for Best of Show.

All accepted entries must be framed/wired/ready for hanging or installation. For framed work, please use plexiglas rather than glass. Artists are responsible for transit of work. Accepted work must be received during normal business hours (11:00a.m to 4:00p.m. Monday through Thursday) no later than March 9. Pick up of work can be made after the April 3 closing reception. Works may not be withdrawn prior to the close of exhibition.

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