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Through May 5: 37th Annual Student Art Competition exhibit

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 16, 2018

A huge variety of artwork created by College of Lake County students will be on display through May 5 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake Campus. The 37th Annual CLC Student Art Competition is a juried exhibit featuring painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture.

At the 6-8 p.m. opening reception April 6, the gallery will award $1,200 in cash prizes and purchase awards, including three $100 awards of excellence, two $50 awards of merit and a $100 3-D emerging artist award. Other prizes include a $100 2-D emerging artist award, a $100 ceramics award, two purchase awards for the CLC permanent collection and a $500 scholarship from the Lake County Art League. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Photo: Diverse works of art were on display at CLC's 2017 Student Art Competition.Photo of student art from 2017 competition

The reception is free, open to the public and will include refreshments and live music by the Anderson Nordmark Guitar Duo.

Works included in the exhibit were selected by Norbert Marszalek, a Chicago-based artist, writer and co-founder of “Neoteric Art,” an online art magazine. He has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles; the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque; the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Ind.; and the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake Campus is located at 19351 W. Washington St. For the closest access, please park in Lot 1 on the north side of campus and enter through the Technology Building entrance (T1). The gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays. For more information, call the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040.