University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to present the 2020 Student Annual as an online exhibition, beginning May 5.
Since 1974, the Student Annual has showcased new artwork produced by students at Illinois State University. This juried exhibition has offered many students the first opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals outside the University. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and University Galleries’ resulting temporary closure, this year’s exhibition is online. Additionally, instead of a juried exhibition, this year’s exhibition was an inclusive open-call. All current Illinois State University students were eligible to submit up to two artworks, and all submitted works have been included. All works submitted by eligible students were considered by the external judges for annual awards.
This year’s Student Annual awards are sponsored by the Wonsook Kim School of Art, Program in Creative Technologies, Normal Editions, Silica Ceramics Club, University Galleries, Barry Blinderman (in memory of Karolee Johnson), Kelsey and Jonathan DeGreef (in honor of Richard D. Finch), Therese and Bob Franklin (in memory of Jen Franklin), Randy Reid, Irving S. Tick Memorial, and the glass and graphic design areas within the Wonsook Kim School of Art.
The Wonsook Kim School of Art is pleased to present the 2020 Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award to B.F.A. student Arianna Garcia. This award honors outstanding students in the visual arts who demonstrate exceptional artistic talent, dedicated studio practice, and academic excellence. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this prestigious award, which was established by the Pitcher family in memory of painting student Marshall Pitcher. In previous years, University Galleries has dedicated exhibition space within the Student Annual to winners of the Marshall Dulaney Pitcher Award. Additional works by Garcia are available in the online exhibition.
University Galleries is a unit in the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts. You can find University Galleries on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and sign up to receive email updates through the newsletter. Please contact gallery@IllinoisState.edu or call (309) 438-5487 if you need to arrange an accommodation to experience this exhibition.