Ten College of Lake County art students won awards at the 33rd Annual Student Art Competition on April 11. The show, which includes 67 artworks created by 55 student artists, features a variety of media, including painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry and digital art. The exhibit will be on display through May 17 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus.
About 200 people attended the opening reception on April 12, where approximately $1,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards were awarded. The Lake County Art League (LCAL) presented a $500 scholarship and two awards of merit, the CLC art faculty sponsored two emerging artist awards and the Steve Mendelson Memorial Award for $200 was presented to Ivan Vasquez. The exhibit's juror was Nina Weiss, adjunct professor at Columbia College, Chicago.
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The award winners, in alphabetical order: David M. Cervantes for "Inca Painter," a digital photograph ($125 Margaret Salem Purchase Award / $50 LCAL Award of Merit; Geovanni Gonzalez, "Alejandra," a conté crayon on drafting film ($500 LCAL Scholarship Award); Kenneth Greenberg, "Bleachers – Lake County, IL Fair," a digital photograph ($100 Award of Merit); Leah Pibolis, "Lyda in the Lake (triptych)," an oil on canvas ($50 Honorable Mention); Deven Posedel, "Grumpy Wumpy," a watercolor (Margaret Salem Purchase Award and $100 2-D Emerging Artist Award); Mary Russert, "Twerks II," an etched sterling silver ($100 3-D Emerging Artist Award); Judith Sweetwood, "Uglow Master Study," conté crayon on drafting film ($100 Award of Merit); Laura Tumminello, "Stan," porcelain wood fired ($100 Award of Merit); Ivan Vasquez, "Urban Landscape #1," conté on drafting film, $200 Mendelson Award; Amy Young won two awards: for "Nonsense," wood fired ceramics ($50 LCAL Award of Merit) and "Bound to Break," wood fired ceramics ($100 Award of Merit).
Patrons should enter through the C Wing and proceed toward the Library/Learning Resource Center. For further information about the gallery, call curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.