91st Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition
2017 Amateur Exhibition Schedule March 2—April 21, 2017
ENTRIES RECEIVED AT MCAC Tuesday, February 20, Noon-7pm & Wednesday, February 21, Noon-5pm
REFUSED ENTRIES COLLECTED Wednesday, February 28, 11am-5pm
PUBLIC AWARDS CEREMONY Sunday, March 4, 2pm
LAST DAY OF SHOW Saturday, April 21
ACCEPTED ENTRIES COLLECTED Tuesday, April 24, Noon-7pm
NOTE: ENTRIES LEFT AT MCAC AFTER 5PM ON APRIL 25th BECOME PROPERTY OF MCAC.
Adults anyone older than high school age not currently enrolled in classes at a college or university.
University Students anyone older than high school age currently enrolled in classes at a college or university.
High School Students
MEDIA (for each of the categories):
Paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed)
Graphics (prints, drawings, collage)
Photography and New Media (black and white, color, digital, video, animation--must provide all equipment)
Sculpture (includes functional craft and fine art in metal, wood, stone, clay, glass, fiber, mixed)
NOTE TO ART TEACHERS: Please make an appointment with MCAC staff to deliver student work.
90th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition Award Winners Announced!
Jayda Jumper, a Senior at Bloomington High School was awarded the Merwin Medal for the most outstanding work of art in this year’s 90th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition. Her winning work, “Surface”, is oil painting on canvas.
Jeanna Campbell, of Normal, was awarded the Ashley C. Ritter Most Promising Art Award, an award given in honor of the life of Ashley C. Ritter by her family and friends. Her winning work, from the Adult Graphics Category is Hive Minds Honey Holes, is a mixed media painting on canvas.
The winners and additional selected works, submitted by amateur artists from McLean County and juried by Stephanie Roberts, will be on exhibition at McLean County Arts Center through April 21, 2017.
Merwin Medal – Best of Show – Jayda Jumper (pictured below)
Ashley Ritter Most Promising Art Award – Jeanna Campbell
HIGH SCHOOL 1st PLACE 2nd PLACE
Graphics Allison Ganther Cecilia Fosen
Painting Mia Harris Cecilia Fosen
Photography Connell Gapinski Anne Witte
Sculpture Ashley Spencer Spencer Ecton
UNIVERSITY 1st PLACE 2nd PLACE
Graphics Rebecca Kordas Alissa Palmer
Painting Hannah Songer Keri Leach
Photography Joe Koski Christopher Myers
Sculpture Hayley Gray Benjamin Bays
ADULT 1st PLACE 2nd PLACE
Graphics Pam Gates Nina Gordon
Painting Robert Faulkner Shirley Passmore
Photography Michael O'Brien Mark Swanson
Sculpture Ali Akyuz Jenny Clay
This exhibitions and awards are made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:
Alphagraphics, R. Charles & Laura Baue, The Copy Shop, Gay Dolan, Charlette & Roger Elm, Susan Emmerson, Francois Associates Architects, Dennis French, Linda Willis Fisher & Robert Fisher, Glodo's Original Kettle Korn, Alison & Brian Hatcher, Aaron Henkelman & Lori Baum, Jan & Ken Holder, Dave & Sandy Holt, Kristen & Doug Johnson, Alexis & Mike Kalish, KodaRoamers Camera Club of Bloomington-Normal, Lucca Grill, Susan & John Mendenhall, Reid & Cathy Richards, Ashley Ritter Memorial Fund, Jack & Linda Ritter, Diane & Ronald Skidmore, Specs Around Town, Robert & Connie Stefl, Sulaski & Webb CPAs, Barbara & Bill Taft, Mark & Deborah Thurston, Timothy Kent Gallery & Framing, Unique Designs, Steve & Deb Wannemacher, Lynn & Patsy Webber