CHAMPAIGN- The Parkland Art Gallery proudly announces our annual Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, which is on display in the gallery through April 30.
This exhibition serves as an excellent visual record and each exhibiting artist has created artwork worth seeing. The exhibit also publicly acknowledges the accomplishments made by these talented, dedicated, and hard-working students. A reception honoring the participants was held on Thursday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery lounge.
During the celebration, a number of awards and three art scholarships were presented. They were awarded as follows:
The Don Lake Art Scholarship that was awarded to Eric Shine (Urbana), who also received a scholarship to attend a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee; and the Underwood-Alger Art Scholarship, which was awarded to Sergio Juan (Urbana).
Monetary awards included the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for a work of outstanding artistic achievement given to Sophie McMahan (Champaign); the Parkland President’s Award went to Yuli Lee (Champaign); the FAA Chair Award for Excellence went to Yumi Ra (Savoy); two Faculty Awards were given to Yun Ju Kim (Champaign) and Christopher Faller (Champaign); the Metals Award of Artistic Distinction went to Erin Rogers (Sadorus); and the Art Coop Award went to Amanda Mulcahy (Champaign).
Artwork Purchase Awards
There was also be several purchase awards for artwork to be included in the Parkland College’s Permanent Collection; these awards went to Jill Bullington (Urbana), Christy Camarca (Savoy), Dusten Jenkins (Champaign), Amanda Mulcahy (Champaign), J. Nesvacil (Rantoul), and Dimitri Polychronopoulos (Urbana). A Parkland College Library Purchase Award went to Liddia Stevens (Urbana).
Merit Awards were also given for excellent work. These awards included: Marilyn Blanzy (Champaign), Richard Burkhardt (Urbana), Kirbi Eckerty (Monticello), Hannah Eisenmann (Champaign), Christopher Faller (Champaign), Boston Fleener (Farmer City), Benji Frazzetto (Champaign), Kayla Haggart (Champaign), Sumi Han (Champaign), Hyojin Jang (Champaign), Anora Johnson (Urbana), Sergio Juan (Urbana), Tammala King (Tolono), Nathan Kinsella (Urbana), Yuli Lee (Champaign), Sean Mauney (Sadorus), Patricia Monigold (Champaign), Brittany Norman (Mahomet), Dimitri Polychronopoulos (Urbana), Laura Reiss (Champaign), Nichole Sexton (Champaign), Hyunju Shin (Champaign), Eric Shine (Urbana), Harold Tindle (Monticello), and Jennifer Tull (Urbana).
All events in the gallery are handicapped-accessible, events are free and opened to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12 – 2 p.m.