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2014 Student Annual to open April 15 with reception

2014 student biennial

Two students, M.F.A. ceramicist Brittany Culkowski and M.F.A. painter Gina Hunt, received this year’s Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award, the School of Art’s top student prize: (left) Culkowski’s Chance Encounters, rope and tar, 2014; and (right) Gina Hunt’s Looming, Towering, Stooping, Sinking (#5), acrylic on canvas, 2014.

The 2014 Student Annual will open April 15 and run until May 11 at University Galleries. The opening reception is scheduled for 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

This exhibition, juried by Jim Lutes, provides Illinois State University students the opportunity to submit work for review by professional artists, designers, critics, and curators. Jurors also award cash prizes sponsored by individuals, organizations, and foundations.

The 2014 Student Annual awards include the Irving S. Tick Award, 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 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.

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