Nonword & Upward Student Juried Show Reception

2 03 2015

This past Thursday, the art department hosted the reception for the Nonword & Upward student juried show.  We were fortunate to have a great turnout, with participating artists and the juror on hand to discuss the selected works and hand out awards.  This year, we were able to award nine different awards, listed below. In addition, the President’s Art Commission will be awarding three additional purchase prizes in the coming weeks.  Thank you to our students for their passionate art making, we look forward to seeing what you make next.

Best of Show: Jeff Peltz – Rink 3
1st Place: Lauren Wilhite – Still Life
2nd Place: Chloe Cucinotta – Lost Boys Triptych #2
3rd Place: Justin Dillenback – The Sixth Day

Juror’s Honorable Mention:

Hannah Zeller – Death at Victoria
Haley Hansen – Treasure ChestGreta Swanson – Lani
Sheldon Campbell – The Artist’s Mother Napping
Kara Shim – Cirrus

Nonword & Upward Student Juried Show

23 02 2015

The Art Department is so excited to introduce the Nonword & Upward Student Juried Exhibition. We collected over 100 pieces from students all across campus and left our Juror, Bill Scarlato with the difficult process of pairing down the work in the show.  He selected 54 pieces for inclusion, composed of a wide range of media.  The show opened last Tuesday, and has seen heavy traffic from students, faculty, and visitors admiring the work.

Nonword 3We are so proud of this well rounded work and the time our students spent making and preparing it.  The reception is this Thursday, February 26th.  There will be twelve different purchase prizes awarded to participants as well as a brief talk by the Juror.

Nonword 1The show will remain up and open for viewing through March 12th.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 4:30. We hope that you have the chance to visit the gallery and see the work that our students are doing.

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The Nonword & Upward Student Juried Exhibition

9 02 2015

The Art Department is excited for our upcoming Nonword & Upward juried art exhibition.  Open to all full-time undergraduate students, we look forward to seeing the variety of work that will be submitted.  Work is due this Friday by 4:30, and our juror will be here this Saturday to select the accepted works.  More specific information can be found below.

Stay tuned for images of the installed show next week.

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A new semester, and with it new gallery shows

13 01 2015

With the new year, comes a new semester.  Our students have returned from break and this weeks marks the beginning of the new semester.  There is a buzz of excitement as we welcome new and returning faces back into Adams Hall. This semester promises to be exciting and busy.  With numerous gallery shows, department events, and creative projects around each corner.  Please be sure to check back with us regularly for updates on everything going on in the Art Department.

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Our first show of the semester is “THE HOUSE WE __” by Will Carpenter. Will is a professor of art at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion Indiana.  His large scale drawings examine the suburban neighborhoods he finds himself. The show, located in the Walford Galleries of Adams Hall, will be up until February 12th.  We hope that you have the chance to spend some time with the show.

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Fall Senior Shows

10 12 2014

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, this past week saw the installation of our December graduates senior shows.  This fall the art department is graduating three students, Mason Duling, Kristen Brown, and Lance Russ.  We are so excited to show you their work.

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Mason Duling’s show, “Desk Jobs and Night Missions” is a melding of graphic design and street art.  Mason examines the similarities and differences between these two art forms as he overlaps styles of work with paint, vinyl, and wheat paste.

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Lance Russ’s show, “Tesselate” is a collection of eight photographs that have been selectively pixelated, highlighting the digital and transient aspects of his subjects.

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Kristen Brown’s show is a recap of her community art project dealing with the loss of her home last fall due to a tornado.  Brown built a mobile wall from the rubble of the tornado and worked with the community to process the loss and reconstruction of the city.

We are so proud of our graduating seniors and wish them all the best as they head out from Wheaton.  We hope that you have the opportunity to spend some time with each artists work.  Each show will be up through the 19th of the December.

Artist Reception

24 11 2014

This past Friday was the artist reception for the gallery shows of Professor Greg Schreck and  Professor Joel Sheesley.  The art department was honored by the turnout of students, friends, and family to celebrate the work of two of our own.

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If you had a chance to join us, we hope you enjoyed the artist talk and reception.  If you haven’t seen the work of both our professors yet, please swing by the galleries between 8:30 and 5:00 Monday through Friday from now until December 18th.

A New Gallery Show

17 11 2014

The Art Department is excited to host the work of two of our own, Professor Greg Schreck and Professor Joel Sheesley.  These bodies of work were created during the professor’s sabbaticals last spring, and both artists were asked to participate in the creation series currently happening at Wheaton College.

Greg Halvorsen’s show is a collection of images reflecting his travels during his sabbatical and summer. The images are from a trip to India at the end of the summer, with the majority taken during a train ride one morning.

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Joel Sheesley’s Show is a collection of plein air painting from the past year.  The eight works represent the four seasons and the changing landscape of the Lincoln Marsh near Sheesley’s Home.


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We hope that you have the opportunity to spend some time in the Walford Galleries with both of these artists work.


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