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April 12 to May 12: College's 38th Annual Student Art Competition exhibit

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 28, 2019

A huge variety of artwork created by College of Lake County students will be on display April 12 through May 12 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake Campus. The 38th 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 on Friday, April 12, the gallery will award $1,200 in cash prizes and purchase awards, including three $100 awards of excellence, two $50 Photo of Danger Lake, the name of a 3D art exhibit by a CLC studentawards 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 two $500 scholarships from the Lake County Art League. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m.

Photo: “Danger Lake,” and its creator, student Juan Guzman, won the Emerging 3D Artist Award in the mixed-media entry at CLC’s 2018 Student Art Competition.

The reception is free, open to the public and will include refreshments and live music by Benjamin Clarke: Quarter Mile Thunder.

The juror for the show is Dan Ziembo, CLC art professor emeritus who taught courses including printmaking, drawing, design and computer art and painting from 1970 to 1999. Ziembo has exhibited for many years through Roy Boyd Gallery Chicago, and his work is included in many major art collections internationally.

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.

Registration is now open for Summer Session, which offers two start dates: May 21 and June 10; and for Fall Semester, which begins Aug. 19. To view course offerings and learn how to become a CLC student, visit or


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