2011 Illinois Community College Juried Exhibition

February 4, 2011 – February 26, 2011
Juror: Douglas Morris Stapleton (Associate Curator, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery) will be selecting this year’s artwork and awarding the prizes.

50 Illinois Community and Junior Colleges have been invited to participate. Student artists currently enrolled in an Illinois Community or Junior College and their artwork that was completed from August 2009 to present are eligible to participate.

Winning artists will be announced at the closing reception and awards ceremony on Saturday February 26, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm with juror’s remarks at 3pm. The Art Department at GSU will also host an Open House during this time that will include portfolio reviews for any art student, not just the ones in the exhibit.

GSU Art Department Open House- Showcasing programs in film, Digital Imaging, Photography, Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics, Art History, and the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

Portfolio Reviews- for any art student (not just those in the exhibition) Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment with the faculty in your area of interest. Contact with Questions or to schedule your portfolio review 708-534-4021

We congratulate the award winners:

Juror's Choice Award / Best in Show $300

Jeff Kolak - Elgin Community College

Masks of Mortality
Oil Paint
36 x 36

2011 Merit Awards 7 Merit Awards, $100 each:

Alissa Baker - Kankakee Community College - "Mirror" painting

Jessica Chadwick - Joliet Junior College - "Lion Pot" ceramics

Claudia Frost - Elgin Community College - "Aged" photography

Zach Howerton - Heartland Community College - "Open Doors"

Jason McDowell - Joliet Junior College - "Marshland"

Rachel Long & Rodrigo Montoya - Joliet Junior College - "The Scouts" (Collaboration)

Timothy Schad - Joliet Junior College - "Mind Control" work on paper

2011 People's Choice Awards

1st: Jeff Kolak - Elgin Community College - "Masks of Mortality" painting

Daniel Stetzinger - no school listed - "Dragon"

2nd: Nick Morland - Elgin Community College - "In The Valley of Dreams" painting

Timothy Schad - Joliet Junior College - "Joliet Junior College" work on paper

3rd: Jacee Coelho - Illinois Central College - "Like a Bird from Prison" mixed media

Jenny Darby - Joliet Junior College - "Horse Hair Pot" - ceramics

Special Thanks to Juror:

Douglas Morris Stapleton, Associate Curator, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery.

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