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Future Exhibits: 2017-18


2017 State of the Art: Ceramics Invitational
curated by Bill Griffith

  • November 13, 2017 - February 3, 2018
  • Reception: Thursday, November 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., with live music
  • Gallery Talk: November 16, 6:30 p.m. by guest curator
    Bill Griffith
  • Gallery closed November 22 (5 p.m.) - November 26 for Thanksgiving
  • Gallery closed December 11 - January 15 for Winter Break

Curator Bill Griffith is a practicing ceramic artist who has worked at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for 29 years as the assistant director and program director.
Participating artists include: Jennifer Allen, Peter Beasecker, Andy Brayman, Rebecca Chappell, Sam Chung, T.J. Erdahl, Steven Godfrey, Giselle Hicks, Matt Kelleher, Beth Lo, Andrea Moon, Mark Pharis, Shoko Teruyama, Dryden Wells, Russell Wrankle, and Kensuke Yamada.

Giertz Gallery Fundraiser: Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert

Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Thursday, November 30, 4:00 – 6:30pm
  • Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, with advanced purchase recommended
  • Ticket includes a ceramic cup by Parkland College Ceramics faculty and students

Enjoy delicious desserts, tea and coffee, and live music. A silent auction rounds out the event’s festivities, with items perfect for holidays. Cups will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. For tickets, contact the Giertz Gallery office at 217/351-2485, visit our website at, or email us at Tickets are limited! Proceeds will support Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.

Illustration Invitational curated by Liza Wynette

  • Monday, February 12 – Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Reception: Thursday, February 15, 5:30 -7:30 pm
  • Gallery Talk at 6:30 p.m. by Liza Wynette
  • Closed: Thurs, Feb 22 for Professional Development Day; March 17 - 25 for Spring Holiday

Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition

  • Monday, April 9 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Awards Ceremony at 6:30

Graphic Design: Parkland College Student Juried Exhibition

  • Monday, May 14 – Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Reception: Wed, May 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Awards Ceremony at 6:30
  • Closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

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Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All events in the accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2337 or email


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