Aril 16- May 3, 2013
Since 1974, the Student Annual has been known as the showcase for the most prominent art produced at Illinois State University. Visitors to the exhibit will be struck by the variety of media presented and the wide array of styles and techniques employed. A juried exhibition open to all Illinois State University students, the Student Annual offers many their first opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals from the contemporary art world.
This year’s studio juror is Tony Tasset, Professor of Studio Arts in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tasset works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, video, photography, film, and painting. He exhibits internationally and has gained renown for his Pop-inspired public works, most notably Eye, a 30-foot-tall, hyper-realistic sculpture of an eyeball temporarily installed in Chicago in 2010.
The 2013 Graphic Design juror is John Bonadies, principal and creative director of Bonadies Creative Inc., and co-founder and president of the newly formed mpressInteractive, LLC. With over twenty years of design and creative management experience, Bonadies has worked on accounts for Citicorp, Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Pfizer, General Electric, and MetLife.
The School of Art is honored to present the 2013 Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award to Megan Kathol Bersett. Kathol Bersett will be recognized for this achievement during the presentation of awards. To further honor her accomplishments, University Galleries has devoted an entire gallery wall to the presentation of her new paintings.
The 2013 Student Annual awards include ten Irving S. Tick Awards, the Nam Clark Drawing Award, the Josefina Ferrán Scholarship, and the Glen Lapekas Scholarship. Additional awards are presented by Randy Reid, Pete Guither, Arts Technology, Normal Editions Workshop, and the following areas within the School of Art: Ceramics, Glass, and Graphic Design.
The 2013 Student Annual reception is sponsored by Casey's Garden Shop and Florist, The Copy Shop, The Garlic Press, Jimmy John's, The College of Fine Arts, and the Friends of the Arts.