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March 23, 2007

FINALISTS NAMED FOR 2007 ARTISTS COMPETITION

SPRINGFIELD – Fifty-one finalists have been selected to exhibit their works for the 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition.

Juror David Russick, Gallery Director and Curator at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University– Purdue University in Indianapolis, chose the finalists from among 279 student-artists who submitted 719 entries in the fourth annual competition sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the state’s community of colleges and universities.

Finalists will exhibit their artworks from May 5-June 21, 2007, at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art at 1600 E. Golf Road in Des Plaines .

An Awards Ceremony and Reception to honor finalists and winners in the competition will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 3-6 p.m. at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum.

Final judging and naming of winners of various artistic categories and winners of four $1,000 purchase awards will occur before the Awards Ceremony.

Major sponsors of the competition include the Illinois Community College Board, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, and Oakton Community College.

The list of finalists for the 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition follows:

  • Rebecca Aurich , Eastern Illinois University, “ Female Orb,” painting;
  • Rebecca Barton , Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, “ Ulmus Cuprous,” sculpture;
  • Jennifer Bozek , Dominican University, “ Pool,” painting;
  • Anna Bystrek , Dominican University, “ A,” photography;
  • Erika Cabrera , American Academy of Art, “ Louie's Tags,” painting;
  • Chris Caldwell , Western Illinois University, “ Future Vision,” printmaking;
  • Alexander Carlson , Joliet Junior College, “ Milligrams and Membrane,” ceramic;
  • Jay Carver , Triton College, “ Hydrangea In Water Glass,” drawing;
  • Tonya Crouch , Western Illinois University, “ Panorama,” ceramic;
  • Esteban del Valle , Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, “ Self-Reflection 13,” drawing;
  • Michelle Fernandez , Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg, “ Untitled 2,” drawing;
  • Lourdes Harper , Northeastern Illinois University, “ Wishing,” painting;
  • Mary Beth Hassan , Illinois Central College, “ Afghani Cake,” painting;
  • Grace Hasty , Western Illinois University, “ Composition with Starlings,” photo;
  • Hsuan-Hsiu Hung , School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “ Suitcase No. 2,” painting;
  • Salvador Jimenez , Robert Morris College, “ Huecos (Gaps),” painting;
  • Kristen Kasper , Eastern Illinois University, “ Leave a Message...,” painting;
  • Colleen Kawaters , Western Illinois University, “ Hidden Reliquary,” sculpture;
  • J. Anthony Kosar , American Academy of Art, “ Shades of Green,” painting;
  • Cheng-Yung Kuo , School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “ Reflections on Reality....#23,” photo;
  • Cynthia Lehman , College of DuPage, “ Illinois Farm,, photo;
  • Kathryn Lischwe , Dominican University, “ Suspended Color,” photo;
  • Scott McMeekan , Black Hawk College, “ Scurry,” photo;
  • Christopher Medellin , Joliet Junior College, “ Three Tons,” drawing;
  • Cynthia Merrill , Illinois Central College, “ Sperm Bank,” sculpture;
  • Tanya Milojkovic , Northeastern Illinois University, “ Untitled II,” painting;
  • Fidencio Montalvo , Morton College, “ World's Greatest Dad,” ceramic;
  • Grant Newman , Dominican University, “ 84-07.22.003 self portrait,” painting;
  • Samantha Oakley , Western Illinois University, “ Shadowman,” printmaking;
  • Jonah Ortiz , Illinois State University, “ Microscope,” glass;
  • John Powell , American Academy of Art, “ Fish Wrestler,” mixed-media;
  • Kalinda Preston , Chicago State University, “ The Waking Call,” painting;
  • Richard Raggi , Eastern Illinois University, “ Art?” printmaking;
  • Jeffrey Robinson , University of Illinois at Springfield, “ Scarabaeidae-JapSinophobia,” painting;
  • Julia Rogers , Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, “ Sherrie,” ceramic;
  • Kristin Sangiolo , Western Illinois University, “ Meet Tree,” printmaking
  • Matthew Schultz , University of Illinois at Springfield, “ Freedom Pass ,” printmaking;
  • Kellie Sendelbach , Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, “ Picnic,” photo;
  • Kristina Smith , American Academy of Art, “ Tequila Sunrise,” painting;
  • Jamie Snyder , Principia College, “ Mistake House,” painting;
  • Raymond Soto , Western Illinois University, “ Quarter View,” painting;
  • Elizabeth Thielemann , Western Illinois University, “ One Less Memory,” printmaking;
  • Edward Tonkin , Principia College, “ The "V" Tree,” painting;
  • Victor vanBramer , Illinois Institute of Art, “ Seth,” painting;
  • Patrick Vertino , American Academy of Art, “ Tools,” drawing;
  • Jason Vote , Joliet Junior College, “ Self Portrait: April - June 2006,” drawing;
  • Nicole Wilkin , Joliet Junior College, “ Hunters Club,” painting;
  • William Winter , Greenville College, “ Dani,” painting;
  • Nick Wood , Eastern Illinois University, “ Boil Out An Idea,” painting;
  • Jessica Wright , Shimer College, “ Linden ,” fiber.
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