Apr 10th 2019

2019 Student Annual

@ University Galleries of Illinois State University

11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, Normal, IL 61761

Opening Wednesday, April 10th, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Sunday, May 12th

University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to
present the 2019 Student Annual from April 10–May 12, 2019. Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 pm.

Since 1974, the Student Annual has showcased new artwork produced by students at Illinois State University. The juried exhibition, which features work in a variety of mediums and styles, offers many students the first opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals outside the University.

The School of Art is pleased to present the 2019 Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award to MFA student Molly Markow (right) and BFA student Camila Pasquel (left). Both artists will be recognized for their achievements during the presentation of awards. To further honor their accomplishments, University Galleries will devote additional exhibition space to the presentation of new works by both artists.

Awards presented as scholarships range from $50 to the Best in Show award of $300. The awards ceremony at 6pm will include the presentation of scholarships for School of Art students.

This year’s studio juror is Claudine Isé, owner and director of Goldfinch in Chicago, and Director of the Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden at the Riverside Arts Center in Riverside, Illinois. Isé also teaches in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and is a Lecturer in the Graduate Painting and Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Isé is a writer, curator, and educator who has worked in the field of contemporary visual art for the past two decades. She previously held the positions of assistant curator at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and associate curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The design juror is Zach Kaiser, a designer, music producer, and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. He earned his MFA from the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Kaiser is also a co-founder of Skeptic, a Boston-based research and design collective whose work ranges from large-scale interactive installations to service design, and from brand identity design to mobile application design and development. The work of Skeptic has been featured at several design conferences, including UX Fest 2013 and Design Exchange Boston. Kaiser has exhibited nationally and internationally and has presented his research at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit and Relating Systems Thinking and Design in Oslo, Norway, among others.

All exhibitions and events at University Galleries are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7pm
Opening reception and awards ceremony

April 11 through May 10
Curator-led tours and artmaking workshops are available for all ages by appointment. Field trip stipends are available for schools and community organizations to offset the costs of bussing. Contact gallery@ilstu.edu to schedule.

Saturday, April 20 at 1pm
Exhibition tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum. Participants (ages 7-10) will meet at the CDM, come to University Galleries for an exhibition tour, and return to the CDM for an exhibition-related artmaking activity. Registration is required for this free program at childrensdiscoverymuseum.net. This program is made possible by an Illinois Prairie Community Foundation—Mirza Arts and Culture grant awarded to the CDM.

Saturday, May 11 at 1pm
Exhibition tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum (same info as above)

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