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Lori Kendall, Marina City I & II
nickel, plastic, and found objects, 4.5" x .5" x 4.5", 2013



Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition 2014

  • April 14 - May 3, 2014
  • Boneyard Arts Festival Sneak Preview, April 12, 12-2 p.m.
  • Reception: April 17, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge,
    live music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble
  • Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.


This event is one that students and faculty look forward to each spring.  “What I enjoy most is seeing the variety of artwork that our students produce. As a faculty we each only see a microcosm of what our students can do, and this exhibit shows their diversity and professionalism.” comments Craig McMonical, who teaches Photography, Art Appreciation and History of Photography, “I love the fact that we get to show off to the community our talented students.”

Thursday, April 17 will be the opening reception and awards ceremony.  Jordan Kay and the Parkland Guitar Ensemble will provide music for the event that will take place in the Parkland Art Gallery Lounge from 6 to 8 p.m.  An awards ceremony at 7:00 will recognize students whose artwork shows remarkable distinction.  Merit Awards, Purchase Awards, The Parkland President Award, The David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award, The Metals Award for Jewelry/Metalsmith, The Fine and Applied Arts Chair Award, the Parkland Art and Design Faculty Award, The Blair Kling Memorial Art Award, and an Art Coop supplies award are among the gifts made possible by the generosity of private individuals who have donated funds.  Each year scholarships are also announced. This year there are three to be announced and include The Don Lake Art Scholarship, the Underwood-Alger Scholarship, and the Robert Ralph Ford Memorial Art Scholarship. Also announced will be the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts scholarship announcement. Merit awardees, scholarship recipients, and certificate winners retain possession of their work. Purchase awards become part of the Parkland College Permanent Collection.

Students win Parkland Art and Design exhibition awards, scholarships
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Parkland Art Gallery proudly announces the scholarship and award winners of its 2014 Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, on display in the gallery through May 3.
Description: accomplishments made by these talented, dedicated, and hardworking students are evident by the works included in the exhibit. A reception honoring the participants was held on Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the celebration, students received a number of awards and art scholarships.

Scholarship recipients included Leila Ghasempor of Champaign, who won the Underwood-Alger Art Scholarship; Jared Hobson of Farmer City, who received the Don Lake Art Scholarship; Elizabeth Anderson of Urbana, who won the Robert Ralph Ford Memorial Art Scholarship; and Elizabeth Neathery of Deland, winner of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship.

Monetary awards included the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for work of outstanding artistic achievement, given to Caitlin Sims, (Urbana); the Parkland President's Award, given to Claire Daly, (Champaign); the Blair Kling Award, given to Joseph Talavera, (Champaign); the Fine & Applied Arts Chair Award for Excellence, given to Abigail Boyer, (Tuscola); the Art & Design Faculty Award, given to Divina Fourman, (Champaign); the Metals Award of Artistic Distinction, given to Haley Cox (Champaign); and the Art Coop Award, given to Kristin Marshall (Champaign).

Purchase awards for artwork to be included in the Parkland College Permanent Collection went to: Arwen Sabas (Champaign), Jared Hobson, (Farmer City), Julio Gaytan, (Onarga), and Makenzie Hryhorysak, (Champaign). Kelly Acton (Danville), Dillon Knapp (White Heath), Melissa Voss (Rantoul), and Catherine Yao (Urbana) received Parkland College Library Purchase Awards.

Merit Awards for outstanding work went to the following students: Ellen Frazier (Champaign), Claire Margiotta (Champaign), Benji Frazzetto (Champaign), Abigail Eichstedt (Mahomet), Molly Murray (Milford), Al Tindle (Monticello), Erin Rogers (Sadorus), Bill Campo (Urbana), Zoe Mann (Urbana), Lori Kendall (Urbana), Saeree Kim (Urbana). 

The following is a full list of students with art in the juried exhibition, listed by hometown:

Arcola: Brandon Cherry and Spencer Sage
Bondville: Kortney Sutherland
Champaign: Ray Arseneau, Angela Barajas, Anna Barnes, Tristan Belleville, Brittany Bengtson, Eva Blackburn, Jon Bonjean, Yazmine Carbajal, Kam Yan Chan, Haley Cox, Claire Daly, Janet Eke, Victor Feldman, Divina Fourman, Ellen Frazier, Benji Frazzetto,Colleen Freund, Joan Gary, Leila Ghasempor, Alexa Harmon, Makenzie Hryhorysak, Waleed Jassim, Rashmi Kapoor, Joanna Krueger, Theresa Laumann, Clare Margiotta,Karissa Marshall, Kristin Marshall, Aaron McQuillin, Brianna Musgrove, Brittani Musgrove, Duong Nguyen, Eunsook Park, Samantha Pomrenke, Ruta Rauber, Samuel Rice, Arwen Sabas, Emily Sha, Joseph Talavera, Taylor Tatro, Jim Wahl, Jessica Wankel, Vicky Warf, Linda Weiner, Jessica Welland, Scott Wells, Marilyn Wendler, Eric Wildehagen, Maxwell Young,
Colfax: Kiersten Cedeno
Danville: Kelly Acton
DeLand: Elizabeth Neathery
Fairbury: Tami Steffen
Farmer City: Deanna Hasler and Jared Hobson
Fisher: Jordan Bidner
Mahomet: Tammy Cranston, Abigail Eichstedt, Chelsea Gerber, Cassandra Goethe, Bibiana Schell, Shania Sears, and June Volkening
Mansfield: Faith Taylor
Milford: Molly Murray
Monticello: Al Tindle
Oakwood: Chad Myler
Onarga: Julio Gaytan
Paxton: Shannon Tavenner
Pesotum: Mara LaPayne
Rantoul: Todd Banbury, Jamie Hedrick, and Melissa Voss
Sadorus: Erin Rogers
Saint Joseph: Sylvia Eaton, Emily Pawlicki
Savoy: Margarita Dmitrieva, Hiroko Ito, Leah Keim, Katrina Reed, and Madelyn Witruk
Saybrook: Taylor Braasch
Sheldon: Elizabeth Rice
Sidney: Briana Lehmann
Tinley Park: Elisabeth Tricou
Tuscola: Abigail Boyer and Rebecca Stebbins
Urbana: Elizabeth Andersen, Chang Bao, Morgan Broadstone, Bill Campo, Brian Foote, Peter Garrett, Justin Griest, Patricia Guthrie, Lori Kendall, Saeree Kim, Kaylee Kuenstler, Zoe Mann, Caitlin Sims, Liddia Stevens, and Catherine Yao
Viola: Allyson Carlson
White Heath: Dillon Knapp

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10a.m.-3p.m., and Saturday, 12 noon-2 p.m.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M parking lots. Enter through any door and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area. This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, A state agency. For more information, call Lisa Costello, gallery director, at 217/351-2485 or visit the gallery website at


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