2010 Student Show Awards

Many thanks to our juror, Chris Matusek for providing insightful comments on her choices for prize winners. Congratulations to all the participating artists.

Best in Show:
Jonathan Casserilla
Second Place:
Abdullah Fadhli
Third Place:
Tor Dettwiler
Honorable Mentions:
Quentin Crockett, Erick Garcia, Tiffany Gholar, Sarah Ogren, Russ Laska and Becki Moffet-Moore.

2010 GSU Student Art Exhibition

Governors State University's 2010 Juried Student Exhibition runs from March 30, through April 7.

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 chosen by a juror, Chris Matusek, Gallery Director for the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College.

Opening reception and awards ceremony: April 7, 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 or artsgrad@govst.edu.

Illinois Community College Exhibition Results

The Visual Arts Gallery would like to thank everyone that helped to make this year's Illinois Community College Exhibition a success; Governor State University's President, Dr. Elaine Maimon; Dr. Eric V. Martin, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. James Howley, Division of Liberal Arts Chairperson; Student Life representative, Sheree Sanderson; and of course our distinguished juror, Kathleen Scarboro who was given the difficult task of choosing the following award recipients.

Merit Awards:
Tube Vase - Candice James
Ceramic - Kankakee Community College

Evidence of a Designer that Cares - Alea N. Shea
Oil on Canvas - Kankakee Community College

Found - Jeff Kolak
Technique Mixte Oil Painting - Elgin Community College

Chicago Flurries - Kathryn A. Budd
Oil - Morton College

Sundamage - Tamatha Francis
Paper and Chalk - Joliet Junior College

In the Floating Alley - Anna Dankova
Oil on Canvas - Joliet Junior College

The Oak Tree - Amy Yoder
Digital Photo - Prairie State College

Best in Show
Desert Flight - Andy Lechner
Ceramics - McHenry County College

Kankakee Community College - Terra Textures Cotta Conceptions

Research Gallery 12 is again hosting artwork from one of Governor State University's neighboring community College. This exhibition "Terra Textures Cotta Conceptions‏" features artwork from Kankakee Community College's current three-dimensional design students who were each tasked with creating a series of low relief ceramic tiles examining texture and transformation. This exhibition will be available for viewing in the University Library through Wednesday, March 31. For more information, please visit the Art on Campus Blog.

Summer Sol-a-Bration in the Park

Bring your family out to the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park to celebrate the summer solstice this June 19th for the Summer Sol-a-Bration 2010. There will be plenty of fun family activities like kite flying and sculpture building. Music will be provided by the Illinois Philharmonic’s Brass Quintet, the Prairie State College Jazz Band, and the South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society. Visit the Sculpture Park website for more information.

2010 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition

The 2010 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the creative work of emerging artists and to get a glimpse of the extraordinary talent in the region. Selected works by art students currently enrolled in Illinois community colleges will be on display in the GSU Visual Arts Gallery from March 4 through March 26.

Exhibiting artists include students from Black Hawk College, Elgin Community College, Harold Washington College, Harper College, Heartland Community College, John Wood Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Lincoln Land Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton Community College, Parkland Community College, Prairie State College, Richland Community College, South Suburban College, and Triton College.

A closing reception to celebrate the show and the artists and present merit awards is scheduled for Friday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Juror, Kathleen Scarboro, will announce the award winners at 2 p.m. This exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

2010 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition

March 4 - 26, 2010
Governors State University's Visual Arts Gallery is proud to host the 2010 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition.

There is no fee to enter 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 15, 2010.

Exhibition Dates:
March 4 through 26 with a closing reception on March 26, 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Award winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m.

Kathleen Scarboro

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

All accepted entries must be framed/wired/ready for hanging or installation. Artists are responsible for transit of work. Accepted work must be received during normal business hours, no later than March 2. Pick up of work can be made after the March 26 closing reception.

Download Prospectus and Entry Form
For more information:(708) 534-4021 or artsgrad@govst.edu

Call for Entries: 2010 GSU Student Art Exhibition

Open to all students enrolled in GSU art courses during the Spring/Summer 09, Fall 09, and Winter 10 trimesters. Artwork must have been created in any art course at GSU during those trimesters. Any artwork previously exhibited in the student show is not eligible.

-Maximum TWO entries per student
-COMPLETED entry forms are to be attached to the back of EACH work. Forms are availa ble from art faculty or from the gallery.
-All two-dimensional work MUST BE WIRED and ready to hang. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS. Work should be framed if the painting does not extend to the sides or if staples are visible on the sides.
-Photography, digital work, prints and drawings must be matted and framed, unless size does not permit and therefore appropriate hanging hardware should be installed.
-Sculpture – check with gallery assistant for available pedestals. If there are no suitable sizes, student must provide their own.
-Work not meeting the above criteria will not be exhibited.


Best of Show: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Honorable Mentions: $50 at Juror's discretion

March 22 - March 24: Accepting work in gallery during regular hours
April 7th: Opening Reception 6-9pm /Juror’s critique and awards at 7pm
April 12-13: Work pickup in gallery.

Littlest Prints

Starting February 16th The Visual Arts Gallery at GSU is presenting an exhibition of small prints culled from 2009's Littlest Print Exchange coordinated by Christopher Clark.

The Littlest Print Exchange is a juried trade of tiny art prints. Fifty printmakers and photographers from around the world were invited to submit an edition of prints. These editions were then collated into portfolios containing one print from each of the fifty artists and sent back out to all of the participants. The exchange was announced in February of 2009 and completed in November of the same year. This exhibit features all 50 prints from seven countries and 22 states and includescexamples of various printmaking techniques such as woodblock, linocut, etching, serigraphy, photography, cyanotype, collagraphy, letterpress, lithography, drypoint, and digital.

Participating Artists include Jennifer D. Anderson from California, Trina Baker from Kansas, Rakesh Bani from India, John Bergmeier from Michigan, Donald Booth from California, Marc Bosworth from Kansas, Brainstorm from New Jersey, Craig Burkhalter from Georgia, Katarzyna Cepek Idaho, Christopher Clark from Illinois, Bonnie Cook from Washington, Michael Costanza from Illinois, D. Wesley Davis from Kentucky, Patricia Delgado from Spain, Daryl DePry from Nevada, Karri A. Dieken from Washington, Erin Dollar from Oregon, Carolina Espinosa from Canada, Kari Garon from Wisconsin, Brett Grunig from California, Mary Hanson from Minnesota, Stephanie Harvey from Pennsylvania, Nancy Jo Haselbacher from California, Robert Howsare from Ohio, Ter├ęz Iacovino from New York, Ashley Kanaley from New York, Mari LaCure from Kansas, Adam Laughlin from China, Amos Leager from Missouri, Melody Knight Leary from Connecticut, Luke Leyden from New Jersey, Big John Lingenfelter from Arizona, B. Love from Idaho, Nichol Markowitz from Hawaii, Jill Marie Mason from Indiana, Casey Neumann from Hawaii, Carrie Ohm from Illinois, Matthew Pazzol from Indiana, Sage Perrott from West Virginia, Diana Phillips from the United Kingdom, Roxanne Phillips from Missouri, Joanne Price from Minnesota, Dennis Raines from Washington, Pete Rangel from Illinois, Lindsay Riley from Kentucky, David Spencer-Pierce from Missouri, Lee Turner from United Kingdom, Lorna Turner from California, Jessica Van Swol from Illinois, and Maggie White from California.

For more information on the exchange and each of the participating artists please visit The Littlest Print Blog.

Commencement Exhibition

To coincide with the Governors State 2010 commencement and annual honorary degree ceremonies, the Visual Arts Gallery has invited a selection of of current GSU students and recent alumni to showcase their artwork for a short term exhibit. This exhibition will be open for viewing from February 4th through 11th.

On Friday, February 5th at 3:30 in Engbretson Hall, the 2010 Honorary Degree recipient, Major League Baseball outfielder, author and businessman, Doug Glanille, will be talking about the unique blend of education, business, and baseball in his life.

Research Gallery 12 hosts PSC class artwork

The Art on Campus program and Research Gallery 12 in the Governors State University Library are pleased to present a selection of artwork by 3D Design students at Prairie State College. The assignment encouraged students to explore relief sculpture. Twelve of these sculptures will be available for viewing during library hours for the next few months. For more information, please visit the Art on Campus Blog.

Illinois Community College Preview

This year’s juror of the Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition, Kathleen Scarboro, was given the difficult task of surveying nearly 250 works of art from 18 colleges throughout Illinois to make her selections. Through their painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, 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. Images of all accepted artwork are available for viewing online. All accepted artists should download and carefully read the acceptance document which includes delivery and pickup requirements.

Black Hawk College
Tabitha DeFrieze - Tentacles U
Tabitha DeFrieze - Tentacles H
Tabitha DeFrieze - Tentacles V

Elgin Community College
Claudia Frost - Cold Pumpkins
Claudia Frost - Bits and Pieces
Claudia Frost - Autumn Gourds
Jeff Kolak - Found
Nick Morland - Deceive

Harold Washington College
Alex Cohen - In My Room

Harper College
Victoria Cacciatore-Claus - Core

Heartland Community College
Teandra M. Fleming - Virtue of Innocence

Joliet Junior College
Carrie B. Barrera - History
Carrie B. Barrera - First Time
Anna Dankova - I Shall Do More
Anna Dankova - In the Floating Alley
Robert Dennis - Bird on a Wire
Christina Donisch - Joy
Tamatha Francis - Helping Hand in Nature
Tamatha Francis - Sundamage
Sherri Kiefner – Epiphany
Vanessa Martinez - Flow
Rodrigo Montoya - While I Draw
Allison Stevens - Shrine Head

John Wood Community College
Amanda Rush - Me

Kankakee Community College
James Basham - Untitled
Christine Hallock - Undersea Dreaming
Lisa Hanley - Untitled
Candice James - Twisted Vase
Candice James - Electric Green Bowl
Candice James - Tube Vase
Bailey Maricle - Fossil
Alea N. Shea - Evidence of a Designer that Cares
Alea N. Shea - Girls Growing Up
Britni Ulrich - Faceted Flower

Kishwaukee College
Natalie Zographos - Cheers!
Natalie Zographos - Room for One More

Lincoln Land Community College
Hallie Hedinger - Nire no Ki
Tierra Reed - A Touch of Innocence

McHenry County College
Katia Chernyavskaya - Reflections in White
Maggie Hay - Disorder
Andy Lechner - Desert Flight
Andy Lechner - Green Dream
Andy Lechner - Black & White

Moraine Valley Community College
Eric Sterling - The Dream of Absolute Aloofness

Morton Community College
Kathryn A. Budd - Fall With Purple Ball
Kathryn A. Budd - Chicago Flurries

Parkland Community College
Rachel Rosenberger - Safety

Prairie State College
Michael Carr - Hinged
Michelle D. Cox - Chicago
Bruce Peerson - Balancing Act
Amy Yoder - The Oak Tree

Richland Community College
Sean Huskey - Joker

South Suburban College
Joe Walton - Eyes Glued to the Television

Triton College
Noel Marungo - Faceted Bottle