MFA Candidate CJ Niehaus has had her cup "Terrapin Tellus"accepted into "Mug Shots" at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, NE, juried by Eddie Dominguez. The show is on display from April 5-May 25 with an opening reception April 5, 5-8pm.
Laurie Marshall, MFA Candidate, Dan Wang, BFA Candidate, Lucas Sears, BFA Candidate were juried into the 10th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by The Enamelist Society. The exhibition will be held at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky from July 15 to August 23, 2013, with an opening reception held Friday evening, August 3, 2013.
Benjamin Dory, MFA Candidate, Metals has had his piece juried into Confluence, the 2013 annual juried student exhibition organized by the Society of North American Gold Smiths. Out of 519 entries, jurors Cheryl Fraser and Robert Longyear chose 23 pieces for the show, which will be exhibited as photographs at the conference in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Toronto Room).
MFA candidates Miles Warner, Dena Thomas and Benjamin Dory will be having an exhibition entitled "High-Gloss Culture" at the Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois. The show runs from April 12 to May 2, 2013, with an opening reception on April 12th from 6 to 9pm.
Robert Boryk, MFA candidate in Ceramics. His piece Tower is on display at America's ClayFest, at Blue Line Arts in Roseville California.
MFA Candidate CJ Niehaus has had her work accepted into two shows. CJ had two cups accepted into the Kent State University 12th Annual Juried Cup Show, juried by Kirk Mangus. The show opens March 13th and runs until April 20th.
CJ also had a teapot accepted into The Houberbocken 24th Annual Teapot Show, "On The Road Again" at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago Illinois. The show is curated by Joan Houlehen. The show opens April 7th through May 19th.
Jesse Berlin, MFA candidate in sculpture, was accepted into the Mad World national juried exhibit at Union Street Gallery, Chicago, March 6-April 6, 2013. There will be an opening reception Friday, March 8, 6-9pm.
Ben Dory, MFA Candidate in Metals, had his piece Scaled Ovoid selected for a juror award in the Materials: Hard & Soft exhibition.
Dan Brown, BFA Candidate in Ceramics, is a finalist in the Photographers Forum's 33rd Annual College Student Photography Contest. His photograph will be published in their book Best of College & High School Photography 2013.
MFA Candidate CJ Niehaus was accepted into "Drink This! The Workhouse International Cup Show" juried by Linda Arbuckle and received an Honorable Mention Award. The exhibition is on display from January 9 through February 10, 2013 in Lorton, Virginia.
MFA Candidate Chintia Kirana's work is included in the juried exhibition Misperception at Art St. Louis. The show runs from January 14 - February 21, with an opening reception January 19 from 6 to 8pm.
MFA candidates Robin Gordon and Ben Dory have been awarded Windgate Foundation Scholarships.
The Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP) exhibition "Obscure Stages" is on display from October 29 to December 14, 2012, at The Gallery Space at the Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey. The reception is Saturday, November 10, 6-8pm. Gallery hours are M-F, 9-5pm.
Robert Boryk, MFA candidate in Ceramics, had his work accepted into the juried exhibition "The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas" showing from 9/15/2012-10/4/2012 at Bingham Gallery at University of Missouri.
Josh Goss, MFA candidate in Metals, has been selected for the juried exhibition "Refresh" at the Brooklyn Metal Works. The exibition is on display in October 2012. The opening reception is Saturday evening, October 6th.
CJ Niehaus, MFA candidate in Ceramics (top image) and Noel Bailey, MFA '12, Ceramics (bottom image), and, were both selected for The Perfect Plate, the 5th annual Lillstreet International juried exhibition. The show is juried by Sandy Simon and is on display from August 17 - September 14 2012. On Friday, August 17, there will be a talk by the juror at 5:30, followed by an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition is at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.
Eunsoon Seo, MFA candidate in Painting. Her painting "The Stone" has been selected by Jurors Joe Chesla and Jo Stealey for "[CONTEXT]Texture " in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. The show runs August 13-October 4, 2012 in the Art Saint Louis Main Gallery. A free public reception will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Grace Gaynor, MFA candidate in Metals and Sun Kyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Metalsboth had their work selected for inclusion in the book Showcase 500 Rings, which was juried by Bruce Metcalf.
Rachel Sonenblum, MFA candidate in Ceramics, and post baccalaureate student Anne Wendland have been juried into the exhibition Unstable Systems. The exhibition runs April 14-19 at Art Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The opening reception is April 14th, 5-7pm.
Eunsoon Seo, MFA candidate in Painting, had work accepted into the 14th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition. The exhibition will debut on March 1, 2012 at www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com. In addition, her pieces Outside of the Window and Waiting for Superman were selected by the jurors for Art Saint Louis' Blur exhibition. Blur runs June 11-July 26, 2012 in the Art Saint Louis Main Gallery. A free public reception will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Connie Farhang, BFA Candidate in Painting, has been accepted in a juried show called "Memory" at Art St. Louis. The show runs from January 16-Febuary 23, 2012 and there will be a reception on Jan.21 from 6pm-8pm.
MFA Candidate Brenda Suromi-Araujo was accepted into the juried show "Wet Paint" which runs from January 20 to March 10, 2012 at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
The Windgate Charitable Foundation Research Grant Committee is pleased to announce the following graduate student winners: Laurie Marshall, Jered Sloan, and Benjamin Dory. Congratulations!
Industrial Design Students won the Fusion Exhibition Bragging Rights Cup in St. Louis! The annual event was held December 2 & 3 at Art Dimensions on Cherokee Street, just south of downtown Saint Louis. This event is a showcase of IDSA St. Louis member’s design work from their respective companies and/or clients. This year's exhibition included work from the local AIA (www.aia-stlouis.org) and AIGA (www.stlouis.aiga.org) chapters, as well as student work from four regional affiliate universities including the U of I Urbana-Champaign. This event is a great opportunity to build connections with the business, media and art/design communities within St Louis.
BFA student Jason Wonnell exhibits his works in "College Town Boy," on Sept. 28-Nov. 14 at Longbranch Coffeehouse in Carbondale. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 30, 7-9 pm.
Eunsoon Seo, MFA candidate in painting, had work accepted into two exhibitions. Three pieces were selected for the 11th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition which will debut worldwide August 1, 2011, at www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com and will be on view through July 31, 2012. Two of her works were also accepted into 64ARTS, a national juried exhibition housed at Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL. The show opens Sept. 9 and runs until Oct. 22, 2011. A reception will be held September 9 from 5-7 pm.
Jessi Moore, MFA candidate in glass, received a Windgate Research Grant for study at the studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. She also received a William Morris Scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School to attend Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz's workshop, "Think Big...Work Small" as well as a Tommie Rush and Richard Jolley Scholarship to Penland School of Craft to attend Susan Glasgow's "Text and Imagery on Glass," and she was also invited as a TA at Pilchuck Glass School for Prof. Charlie Cohan's "Printing the Glass Matrix."
At Honor's Day on April 17, the following awards were presented:
Art History Scholarship - Joshua Maxwell and Rachael McIndoo
Celine A. Chu Memorial Scholarship - Bonita Schmidt
Tony Fehm Memorial Art History Scholastic Achievement Award - Natalie Rambeau
John R. & Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation Scholarship - Emily Elliott, Aaron Myers, Hattie Phillips, Pakaphon Viriratana, Holly Wolters and Andrea York
School of Art and Design Talent Scholarship - Tiffany Collins, Emily Elliott, Jamie Kidd, Hattie Phillips, Lucas Sears, Donnyell Thomas, Zachary Valent, Pakaphon Viriratana, and Holly Wolters
Windgate Charitable Foundation Talent Scholarship - Tiffany Collins, Emily Elliott, Jamie Kidd, Aaron Myers, Makenzie Prather, Donnyell Thomas, Zachary Valent, Pakaphon Viriratana, Holly Wolters and Andrea York.
Windgate Charitable Foundation Educational Opportunity Scholarship - Lucas E. Sears and Wesley Valdez
Windgate Charitable Foundation Educational Enrichment Scholarship - Dylan McDowell
Windgate Charitable Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant - Madeline Steimle and Wesley Valdez
Jing Li, MFA candidate in glass, received scholarships to Pittsburgh Glass Center (half-tuition), Penland School of Crafts (full scholarship) and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (partial scholarship).
Congratulations to Phillip Carrier (Sculpture) and Wesley Valdez (Glass) winners of the 2011 Rickert Ziebold Trust Award. The winners and finalists will be honored at the annual reception held at the Surplus Gallery on Friday, April 15 from 5:30-8:00 pm.
Sarah Renshaw, Shabnam Bahmanian and Grace Gaynor, MFA candidates in Metals, were selected to exhibit their work in the SNAG State of Flux Exhibition at the SNAG Conference in Seattle, May 26-29, 2011. Work is pictured below.
Wes Valdez, senior, BFA candidate in Glass, received the Windgate Fellowship. Ten 2011 Windgate Fellows were selected from 94 applicants from 73 universities across the country. Since 2006, the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design has awarded the Windgate Fellowship to 60 graduating seniors working in craft representing over 35 colleges and universities. Each recipient receives $15,000 to complete a proposal supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. Wes was also selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011) at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. New Glass Review is a worldwide competition to select 100 images of new works in glass. A committee of designers, artists, curators, and critics makes the selection.
Justin Mckenney, MFA candidate in glass, was selected for New Glass Review 32. He also was selected for the Urban Glass, Fete de Verre: FUTUR exhibition/auction in New York City on April 16. This event is a festive evening of fabulous glass, fine cuisine, futuristic fantasy and fundraising.
Kat Mannel is a junior from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and a Presidential Scholarship Recipient in the School of Art and Design. Kat is currently working simultaneously on her Bachelor of Arts in Art History (with a minor in Native American Studies) as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major of Drawing and Painting and is completing her senior thesis research paper and thesis portfolio. She is the Art Editor for the Undergraduate Literary and Arts Magazine Grassroots, a member of Alpha Lamda Delta and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies, and an avid explorer of southern Illinois' beautiful parks and lakes. In the future, Kat hopes to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree and go on to start a program for children and teens in the Juvenile Detention System seeking to further their artistic training.
Graduate students Hee-Hun Cho, Sculpture (work pictured below right), and Erich Neitzke, Printmaking (work pictured left), were selected to represent SIUC and the School of Art and Design in the 15th Annual Art St. Louis "Varsity Art" exhibition on view March 11-31 at the Art Saint Louis Gallery. A reception will be held on Friday, March 11, from 6-8 pm.
Wes York, Senior majoring in Industrial Design and Communication Design, received first place in the International Houseware Association's Student Design Competition for his design of a lit outlet cover that would direct people out of a building during a fire. Photo (left) provided by the Daily Egyptian. The project was also featured on the front page of Core 77, one of the top Design sites.
Rachael McIndoo (Oakbrook Terrace) and Rebecca Rea (Freeburg) received Art History Endowment Scholarships to support their undergraduate study of art history.
Steven Hagan, MFA Candidate in Glass, received a 2011 Niche Student Award in the Functional Glass category. Steven's work is pictured right.
The interactive performance of Summer Hills-Bonczyk, MFA Candidate in Ceramics, came to life on Friday, February 11, at Morris Library. Interpretor, a large scale art piece and a interactive art event, was crafted with wood, ceramic and cardboard and installed in the Library's atrium. Press release.
(Photo by University Communications)
Katie Kuntz, MFA Candidate in 2D, was accepted into the 2011 Kentucky National Juried Exhibition, (Juror Matthew Strauss) held at Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University. The opening reception will be Friday, February 18, 6-8pm in the Main Gallery.
The University of West Georgia is hosting an exchange exhibition with the members of SIUC's Critical Forum. The Exhibition is located at the University of West Georgia's Humanities Building 2nd floor gallery and 3rd floor Atrium. The show will run from January 31 - February 18, concluding with artist lectures and a panel discussion followed by the closing reception on Friday, February 18 @ 11am. The students from both campuses would like to invite everyone to check out the show!
ID/Comm design major Wes York won 1st place in the International Housewares Student Design Competition . Wes created his winning entry under the guidance of Assistant Professor Aaron Scott in AD423 last semester. Wes and Aaron will attend the IHA show in Chicago in early March. This is a major accomplishment for Wes and Aaron.
Tanya Gadbaw, MFA candidate in 2D, received honorable mention in the juried contest by MyArtContest.com. Her work, "Flight," (pictured, right) will receive a 1/4 feature in the first Artist Portfolio Magazine.
Additionally, her work, "The Corner," (left) was accepted for both the gallery and the online exhibitions of the National Wet Paint Exhibition 2011. The gallery exhibition will be held at the Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, January 21-March 12, 2011, with an opening reception on Friday, January 21, 7-10 pm. The exhibition was curated and organized by Sergio Gomez, MFA.
Ian Steele, senior in communication design, from Marissa, IL, won the CIL-FM logo contest (sponsored by Ron Ward Chevrolet in Herrin, IL). Out of 127 entries, Ian received the grand prize, an Apple iPad and a one-week externship at Silkworm. The new logo represents a change for the radio station which had used the same logo for the past 12-years. Ian is pictured, right, at the unveiling of his winning logo, and the winning logo is pictured below.
The Windgate Committee would like to thank all undergraduate and graduate students who submitted proposals for this inaugural round of awards.
The graduate student winners this year for the Windgate Charitable Foundation Graduate Student Research Grants are: Jessi Moore (Glass), Summer Hills-Bonczyk (Ceramics), and Joshua Goss (Metals).
The undergraduate recipients are:
Windgate Charitable Foundation Undergraduate Research Grants - Wesley Valdez and Madeline Steimle
Windgate Charitable Foundation Educational Opportunity Scholarships - Wesley Valdez and Lucas Sears
Windgate Charitable Foundation Educational Enrichment Scholarship - Dylan McDowell
The Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP) are pleased to announce that they are showing an exhibition at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, IL. This exhibit will be up from November 22, 2010 through February 7th, 2011. Gallery hours are weekdays from 8:30am-4:30pm in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Gallery. Students participating in this exhibition are Mike Nguyen, Erich Neitzke, Katie Kuntz, Efrain Martinez, Eunsoon Seo, Reece Farness, Brenda Suromi-Araujo, Nathan Marshall, Tanya Gadbaw, Jamie Lejsek, Sang Eun Lee, Carlee East, and Lucas Dickerson!
Congratulations to the winners of the Undergraduate Art Show. First Place winner was Emily Elliott, Second Place went to Andrea York, and Honorable Mentions were received by Hana Hong, Shana Loconsole and Raven King. Click here to see a complete list of all entries from this year's show.
The C4 Iron Pour had over 26 participants for the September 25 event, including 5 visitors from West Georgia University who was at the Foundry for the majority of the week making molds and helping prep for the pour, and students in intermediate sculpture, advanced sculpture, and graduate students. Roughly 1,500 lbs. of metal was poured. The day began at 9:00 with set up, pouring began at 1pm and finished clean up by 4pm that afternoon.
Pictured above is the casting crew from the event, and right are participants pouring ceramic shell.
Michelle Rinard, undergraduate in Art History, was selected by SIAM (Southern Illinois Association of Museums) as one of two winners of the Promising Future Museum Professionals Award. Michelle has served two years as the President of the Museum Student Group and as Vice President of the Art History Association. She has been active in organizing film series, field trips and the Museum's Tour d'Art event.
At this year's Glass Art Society Conference in Louisville, KY, Jing Li, graduate student in glass, received honorable mention for the work pictured right.
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