6 05 2014

The year is coming to a close.  It has been wonderful to watch all of our students as they have grown in their artistic abilities. This year, the art department graduates over 20 students with degrees in studio art, community art, and art history.  Below are images from each senior exhibition hosted this year.

We want to wish all of our students the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.

A new gallery space on campus!

18 03 2014

The department is extremely excited to announce the addition of a new gallery space in the campus library.  We are so delighted about the opportunities, foot traffic, and possibilities that this new gallery will provide to our students as well as the campus.  To Christen the space, studio art major Megan Franseen installed her senior show “Creation Beloved”.

Franseen 1

We hope that you have the opportunity to visit the new library gallery.  Stay tuned as our senior show installations have just begun.  More art to come!

Nonword & Upward Reception and Awards

4 03 2014

Recently, the art department hosted the opening reception for the Nonword & Upward Student Juried Exhibition to celebrate the work of the students exhibited.  We were so pleased with the fantastic turn out and response that this show has garnered.

There were a number of awards presented on the night:

Best in Show:
Jeffrey Linton
Variations on a drawing by Ingrid

1st Place:Zach Erwin
A Death Mask

2nd Place:
Rachel Gross
Top of the Lake

Honorable Mention:Christopher Kim

Faculty Award:
Max Adams
Down There

Congratulations to all of our participants and award winners.  If you have a chance, come see all of the fantastic work our students have created.

Nonword & Upward Show

25 02 2014


Show Dates: February 18th – March 13th
Gallery Hours: 8:30 – 5:00

The Nonword & Upward show is installed and open.  This year we received work from nearly 70 undergraduates.  Our juror was so encouraged by the quality and quantity of work that she had to choose from that is was extremely difficult for her to select things. 

The show is comprised of 67 works by 50 different students, representing a wide variety of mediums and conceptual approaches.  The department thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to show off the creativity and abilities of Wheaton College’s students.  We hope that you have a chance to stop by the gallery and see everything.

Nonword & Upward Student Juried Show

4 02 2014

The annual Nonword & Upward student juried show is quickly approaching! Each year, the art department encourages all full-time Wheaton undergraduate students to enter work that they have made during the time that they have been enrolled at Wheaton.

We are excited to have Nnenna Okore as our juror for the show this year.  Nnenna is an Associate Professor of Art at North Park University, Chicago, where she teaches Sculpture. She earned her B.A degree in Painting from the University of Nigeria (First Class Honors) in 1999, and an M.A and M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2004 and 2005. She has received several national and international awards and been shown in numerous prestigious galleries and museums within and outside the United States. She was a 2012/13 recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, which resulted in a year spent in Nigeria teaching at the University of Lagos and producing new works.

For more information about submission procedures and deadlines, download the pdf pamphlet below:

Nonword & Upward Info Pamphlet

nonword_poster_11 copyWe can not wait to see the variety of work that all of the students submit.  Stay tuned for images of the show, reception, and announcements of the award winners.

Hansen Gallery Reception

17 01 2014

The spring semester has officially started!  After welcoming our students back from break, the art department started into a new semester of classes, and kicked off the week with an artist reception for our current gallery shows.

Show Reception 1

Show Web 2

Show Web 3

Our first professional show of the new year was a collection of work by three artists: Elizabeth R. Curtis, Cherith Lundin, and Emily Schroeder Willis.  We are so excited to have their work in our gallery.  The students have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the work and we had a great turn out last night for the reception.

For more images and information about our shows, head over to the department website.

Bee In Hand

20 11 2013

We are so excited to have a new show up in Adams Hall!  Bee in Hand is a collection of liturgical works by our graphic design professor Jeremy Botts.  All of the work was at one time installed at Jeremy’s church, and has been recreated in the gallery space for us to enjoy.

Jeremy Web 1

The central piece is an olive log which hangs from five miles of cotton thread that has been meticulously strung through both of the gallery spaces. The layering of string create fascinating shadows and depth.

Jeremy Web 2

We hope that you have a chance to experience, sit beneath, and interact with this installation.  The reception for Bee in Hand is Thursday, November 21st from 4:30 – 6:30 in the gallery.

Jeremy Web 3


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