This year marks Northwestern’s 43rd annual juried art show. All students who have taken an art course at NW were invited to submit up to four pieces of original artwork between Tuesday, April 6 and Sunday, April 11. Randy Becker, professor of art from Buena Vista University, has been invited to jury the show and will announce the $200 Best of Show winner at the Opening Reception on Friday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the TePaske Gallery.
The show has a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media. More than 30 original pieces have been submitted by art students Kait Koerselman, Michelle McCullough, Brittany Corlew, Stephanie Parnell, Elizabeth Myers and Jordan Van Dyke.
Senior art major Michelle McCullough entered two abstract paintings made with acrylic paint, spray paint and asphalt on canvas.
“These are two of my most recent pieces that use different medium,” McCullough said. “I really enjoyed working with these medium, and I hope they will draw in the audience.”
Kait Koerselman, a junior art major, appreciates this show because it gives people of all skill levels the ability to show the community what they have been working on.
“I look forward to this show because it gives me the chance to show my latest pieces and it provides the space for my work to be recognized,” Koerselman said.
Sophomore art major Brittany Corlew entered two paintings and two prints. “I love painting, so I naturally wanted to enter some of my work using that medium,” Corlew said. “I am also taking a printmaking class and learning a new art form.”
Professor of Art Rein Vanderhill said each year looks different from the last and each show has something new to offer.
“I think some years the art seems stronger than others. There are many variables from one year to the next, so each show is like an experiment. The results of which are not seen until the art is on the wall or on pedestals.”
The show will close Friday, April 30.