Student Art Show Awards

Many thanks to our juror, Mark Zlotkowski, for generously giving us his time, and to our Art Forum Co-Presidents, Patty McWilliams and Margie Glass-Sula, for putting so much effort into bringing this show together. Congratulations to all the participating artists, especially to the award winners. This exhibit continues until May 14 and is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 11:00am-4:00pm.

Best in Show: Park Barbecue - Michael Costanza
Second Place: It's a Burl - Jim Tadsen
Third Place: Autumn's Moth - Margie Glass-Sula
Honorable Mentions:
Demeter - Patty McWilliams
Honorable Mentions: Mantis - Kristina Schmitt
Honorable Mentions: Honesty is Never a Lie - Diane McGarel

2009 GSU Student Art Exhibition

Governors State University's Visual Arts Gallery's 2009 Juried Student Exhibition runs from Wednesday, April 8, through Thursday, May 14.

The exhibit displays the work of GSU graduate and undergraduate art students. Works chosen for the exhibit will include paintings, drawings, photography, digital imagery, sculpture, and printmaking.

Best of Show, second and third place cash awards will be juried by Mark Zlotkowski of DePaul University.

Opening reception and awards ceremony: April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend the exhibit. For more information, contact the Visual Arts Gallery at (708) 534-4021.

Illinois Community College Exhibition Awards

Best in Show:
1, 4, 9, 2
- Steven Stoll
Collage on Canvas
John Wood Community College

Awards of Merit:
Lone Ranger - Brian Sullivan
Oil on Canvas
Parkland College

Snarkey 1.1 - Richard Neubauer
Oil/Mixed Media
McHenry County College

Pot Belly - Andy Lechner
McHenry County College

Baby-Be-Gone - Ashley Dedin
Ceramic/Mixed Media
Joliet Junior College

You Can Call It a Cookie Cutter - Charles Rohrer
Acrylic & Spray Paint
Prairie State College

Widowmaker - Laura Meador
Heartland Community College

Illuminate My Soul -
Michelle D. Cox
Silver Gelatin Print
Prairie State College

Honorable Mentions:
Untitled - Chasity Logan
Silver Gelatin Print
Heartland Community College

Iceland - Bruce Peerson
Digital Photography
Prairie State College

Surgeon General’s Warning - Brandon Swartz & Mercedes Wagner
Mixed Media
Joliet Junior College

Fishbone - Alena Yakimkova
Wood & Metal
Parkland College

Our sincere thanks to everyone whom helped to make this year's Illinois Community College Exhibition a success; Governor State University's President, Dr. Elaine Maimon; our Provost, Jane Rhoades Hudak, Ph.D; Dr. Eric V. Martin, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. James Howley, Division of Liberal Arts Chairperson; Director of Communications, Sheree Sanderson; our great exhibition juror, Jeremy Biles; and many others.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the incredible artists who graciously submitted their work. Thanks to you. We're looking forward to seeing more great work from you in the future.

Puzzled Together - Graduate Exhibition

Governors State University celebrates the visual arts in a series of exhibitions and artist lectures throughout the month of April. Exhibitions placed throughout the University showcase the diversity of the Graduate Art Program at Governors State through a range of media such as collage, drawing, mosaics, painting, and photography. Artists and curators will discuss their works on the first three Mondays in April, from 7:30 to 10:20 p.m. in room F1622. Exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public.

Participants include Peter Bosy, Michael Costanza, Monique Doyle, Liz Farnesi, Margie Glass-Sula, Patty McWilliams, Silvia Melby with James Crews, Traci Ores, Sarah Ogren, Rachel Prendergast with KLeo, and Joyce Speechley.

More information on the locations of exhibits and presentations can be found at