IWU to Host Student Art Exhibition

February 8, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will host the 19th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition starting Tuesday, Feb. 14 and ending March 2.  A reception will be held Tuesday Feb. 14 from 4-6 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the art building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will showcase the work of IWU art majors and minors.  All areas of studio art will be presented including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, photography, ceramics, sculpture and kiln-fused glass.

The juror for this year's art exhibition will be Julie Nelson, executive director and curator for the Quincy Art Center in Quincy, Ill.

Awards to be presented include the President's Award, winner to be chosen by President Richard F. Wilson and the Director's Award, winner to be chosen by Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art, Miles Bair.  The Career Center Purchase Award will be given to one student whose winning piece of artwork will then be added to the permanent collection in the Career Center.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lapham, director of the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at (309) 556-3391.

Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181