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42nd Annual Recent Works exhibit runs from Sept. 30 to Nov. 3

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 27, 2022

View and enjoy award-winning art created by local artists during College of Lake County’s (CLC) 42nd annual Recent Works Juried Competition. The exhibit runs from Sept. 30 to Nov. 3 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art.

Corbet Leisa's Kaimea Canyon, TooThe opening reception is 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Awards will be announced at approximately 7 p.m.

The competition features fine art media created in the last two years. For the first time, the competition has expanded and is open to artists who live in Cook and McHenry counties along with Lake County.

“Including Cook and McHenry counties in the show this year broadens creative diversity,” said Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art Curator Ann Rintz. “Based on the large number of entries for the show, it seems creative communities are taking notice of CLC's stunning destination. The Robert T. Wright Gallery is the largest and most beautiful art gallery among local community colleges.”

This year’s juror is Lee Stanton, an artist and art history instructor currently living in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Stanton holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Education in Human Resource Education: e-Learning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is vice president at the Artists, Resident, Chicago Gallery.

The art gallery is in the Library at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. For more information, call the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040 or visit 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.