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 TEACHERSPlease 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

Graphics  Allison Ganther  Cecilia Fosen 
Painting  Mia Harris  Cecilia Fosen
Photography  Connell Gapinski  Anne Witte
Sculpture  Ashley Spencer  Spencer Ecton

Graphics  Rebecca Kordas  Alissa Palmer
Painting  Hannah Songer  Keri Leach
Photography  Joe Koski  Christopher Myers
Sculpture  Hayley Gray  Benjamin Bays

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

Jayda Jumper

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