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 current I.S.U. 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 Jim Lutes, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lutes's paintings have been included in such prestigious exhibitions as the 2010 Whitney Biennial and Documenta IX, as well as solo and group presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. His monograph, Jim Lutes: Paintings and Drawings: 1995-2008, was published by University Galleries of Illinois State University in conjunction with his 2008 solo exhibition.
The School of Art is honored to present the 2014 Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award to two current M.F.A. students—Brittany Culkowski and Gina Hunt. Both artists will be recognized for their achievements during the presentation of awards. To further honor their accomplishments, University Galleries has devoted extra gallery space to the presentation of new works by both artists.
The 2014 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 Bill Conger, Randy Reid, Pete Guither, Arts Technology, Normal Editions Workshop, and the following areas within the School of Art: Ceramics, Glass, and Graphic Design. The School of Art sponsors the "Best in Show" award.
The Awards Ceremony at 6pm will also include the presentation of many scholarships for School of Art students.
The 2014 Student Annual reception is sponsored by Casey's Garden Shop and Florist, Jimmy John's, the College of Fine Arts, and the Friends of the Arts.
Brittany Culkowski and Gina Hunt (left to right)
Tuesday April 8, 2014
9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Wednesday April 9, 2014
12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.