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Galactic Deity by Christopher Wittich

Recent Works Virtual 2020

October 23 - November 17

Virtual Juried Art Exhibition

This 40th annual juried competition includes all fine art media, work created in the last two years, and is open to artists who live or work in Lake County, Illinois.

This year's juror, Diana Gabriel, was born in Bogota, Colombia and earned her B.F.A. from Northern Illinois University, and her M.F.A. from Illinois State University. She currently teaches at Harper College in Palatine, IL and the College of Lake County. Gabriel has exhibited in Chicago and nationally. Some venues include the Chicago Cultural Center, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago Artist Coalition, and Willis Tower. Her work has been published in New American Paintings, with reviews on Sixty Inches From Center and The Chicago Tribune. She has participated in the Connecting Communities Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan WI, is a 3Arts Award nominee, and was a Ragdale Resident for the summer of 2018. Download the Recent Works Virtual Exhibition catalog (PDF).


Awards

Chopalli_Elephant
  • Cristina Chopalli
  • The Elephant in Our Room
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 48 in
  • Price: $800.00

Award of Excellence $300

Bob Nonnemacher-Red Cloud
  • Bob Nonnemacher
  • Red Cloud
  • Acrylic
  • 20 x 16 in
  • Price: $1,000.00

Special Award of Merit $200

Amy Robillard - Night Walk
  • Amy Robillard
  • Night Walk
  • Conte on paper
  • 18 x 24 in
  • Price: $700.00

Award of Merit $150


Jessica Metropulos - Childlike Innocence
  • Jessica Metropulos
  • Childlike Innocence
  • Digital photograph
  • Not for sale

The Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art Award $100

Cristina Chopalli - Moksha: Release from Rebirth
  • Cristina Chopalli
  • Moksha: Release from Rebirth
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 36 x 48 in
  • Price: $1,000.00

    Honorable Mention $75

Bob Nonnemacher - The Colors Outside My Door
  • Bob Nonnemacher
  • The Colors Outside My Door
  • Acrylic
  • 30 x 40 in
  • Price: $2,200.00

Honorable Mention $75

Philip Schorn - Birch Forest
  • Philip Schorn
  • Birch Forest
  • Color pencil and ink
  • 28 x 20 in
  • Not for sale

Honorable Mention $75


Juried Entries


The Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art wishes to thank all who entered this year's competition.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the exhibition please email the gallery at com.clcgallery@clcillinois.edu, include the artist name and title in your inquiry.

Tom Asma  - Swimming with a Shark
  • Tom Asma
  • Swimming with a Shark
  • Acrylic
  • 18 x 24 in
  • Price: $225.00
Darlene Bock - Stovetop Still Life
  • Darlene Bock
  • Stovetop Still Life
  • Pastel
  • 13 x 12 in
  • Price: $450.00
Jim Brooksher - Lincoln Park Lagoon
  • Jim Brooksher
  • Lincoln Park Lagoon
  • Transparent watercolor
  • 22 x 16 in
  • Price: $365.00
Jeff Harold - Orbs-Metamorphosis
  • Jeff Harold
  • Orbs - Metamorphosis
  • Photograph
  • 10 x 16 in
  • Price: $125.00
Bill King - End of Day
  • Bill King
  • End of Day
  • Watercolor
  • 14 x 19 in
  • Price: $300.00
R. Scott McNeill - Oil & Water
  • R. Scott McNeill
  • Oil & Water
  • Photograph
  • 12 x 16 in
  • Price: $75.00

Oliver Merriam - Peonies
  • Oliver Merriam
  • Peonies
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 18 in
  • Price: $325.00
Bob Nonnemacher - The Colors of the Sierras
  • Bob Nonnemacher
  • The Colors of the Sierras
  • Acrylic
  • 30 x 40 in
  • Price: $2,200.00

Amy Robillard - Braid
  • Amy Robillard
  • Braid
  • Pencil on paper
  • 5.5 x 3.5 in
  • Price: $200.00
Philip Schorn - Very Vine
  • Philip Schorn
  • Very Vine
  • Color pencil and ink
  • 16 x 12 in
  • Not for sale
Howard Schwartz - Ethereal Grandparents
  • Howard Schwartz
  • Ethereal Grandparents
  • Mixed aqueous and oil media and collage on stretched canvas
  • 40 x 30 in
  • Price: $2,400.00
Marcia Babler - Obstacles
  • Marcia Babler
  • Obstacles
  • Archival pigment collage
  • 19 x 19 in
  • Price: $450.00
Jim Brooksher - Witches Moon
  • Jim Brooksher
  • Witches Moon
  • Transparent watercolor
  • 25.5 x 32 in
  • Price: $2,400.00
Cristina Chopalli - Momma Didn't Raise No Coward
  • Cristina Chopalli
  • Momma Didn't Raise No Coward
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40 x 30 in
  • Price: $800.00
Jeff Harold - Attic Flowers - The Promise
  • Jeff Harold
  • Attic Flowers - The Promise
  • Photograph
  • 16 x 10 in
  • Price: $125.00
Keller_Crouching-Frog
  • Charles Keller
  • First Nations - Crouching Frog
  • Ink painted on paper
  • 10 x 20 in
  • Price: $215.00
Bill King - Kettle Korn Kouple
  • Bill King
  • Kettle Korn Kouple
  • Watercolor
  • 12 x 20 in
  • Price: $450.00
Marshall Philyaw - Gateway Park
  • Marshall Philyaw
  • Gateway Park
  • Watercolor
  • 11 x 14 in
  • Price: $525.00
Jessica Metropulos - Morning Coffee & Conversation
  • Jessica Metropulos
  • Morning Coffee & Conversation
  • Digital photograph
  • Not for sale
Metropulos_Pair-of-Pears
  • Jessica Metropulos
  • Pair of Pears
  • Digital photograph
  • Not for sale
Amy Robillard - Firefall
  • Amy Robillard
  • Firefall
  • Acrylic on canvas panel
  • 20 x 20 in
  • Price: $700.00
Mary Lou Schwall-Komie - Firenze Sunset
  • Mary Lou Schwall-Komie
  • Firenze Sunset
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 30 x 40 in
  • Price: $1,000.00
Howard Schwartz - Girlfriends 1940's
  • Howard Schwartz
  • Girlfriends 1940's
  • Mixed aqueous and oil media and collage on stretched canvas
  • 48 x 36 in
  • Price: $4,400.00
Darlene Bock - Covid-Selfie
  • Darlene Bock
  • COVID Selfie
  • Pastel
  • 12 x 12 in
  • Price: $450.00
Valentine Brandner - Blue Heron  
  • Valentine Brandner
  • Blue Heron
  • Oil on canvas board
  • 30 x 15 in
  • Price: $200.00
Leisa Corbett - Gary & Tucker
  • Leisa Corbett
  • Gary & Tucker
  • Gouache on board
  • 22 x 28 in
  • Not for sale
Charles Keller - First Nations - Bentwood Cedar Box Design
  • Charles Keller
  • First Nations - Bentwood Cedar Box Design
  • Acrylic on canvas mat
  • 16 x 20 in
  • Price: $275.00
Larry Lemm - Beyond the Ridge
  • Larry Lemm
  • Beyond the Ridge
  • Acrylic gouache
  • 10 x 20 in
  • Price: $285.00
R. Scott McNeill - Coneflower
  • R. Scott McNeill
  • Coneflower
  • Photograph
  • 15 x 12.5 in
  • Price: $60.00

Mary Neely - Racine Lobby
  • Mary Neely
  • Racine Lobby
  • Black and white photograph
  • 20 x 16 in
  • Price: $265.00
Carol Niec - Sunflowers at the Hill on the Prairie
  • Carol Niec
  • Sunflowers at the Hill on the Prairie
  • Watercolor
  • 28.5 x 20.75 in
  • Not for sale

Mary Lou Schwall-Komie - Homage to Diebenkorn
  • Mary Lou Schwall-Komie
  • Homage to Diebenkorn
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 34 x 30 in
  • Not for sale
Howard Schwartz - Homage to Immigrants
  • Howard Schwartz
  • Homage to Immigrants
  • Mixed aqueous and oil media and collage on stretched canvas
  • 36 x 48 in
  • Price: $2,800.00
 Ernest Schweit - Red Daisy
  • Ernest Schweit
  • Red Daisy
  • Digital photography on aluminum
  • 12 x 8 in
  • Price: $125.00
Darlene Bock - Day is Done
  • Darlene Bock
  • Day is Done
  • Pastel
  • 12 x 18 in
  • Price: $550.00
Jim Brooksher - At Piney Creek Falls
  • Jim Brooksher
  • At Piney Creek Falls
  • Transparent watercolor
  • 27 x 22 in
  • Price: $435.00
Leisa Corbett - Eric Scott
  • Leisa Corbett
  • Eric Scott
  • Gouache on panel
  • 14 x 18 in
  • Price: $300.00
 Charles Keller - First Nations - Blue Jays
  • Charles Keller
  • First Nations - Blue Jays
  • Ink painted on paper
  • 14 x 18 in
  • Price: $240.00
Larry Lemm - Night Glow
  • Larry Lemm
  • Night Glow
  • Acrylic gouache
  • 9 x 12 in
  • Price: $200.00
R. Scott McNeill - Light as a Feather
  • R. Scott McNeill
  • Light as a Feather
  • Photograph
  • 10.7 x 16 in
  • Price: $70.00

Mary Neely - Factory Stairs
  • Mary Neely
  • Factory Stairs
  • Black and white photograph
  • 20 x 16 in
  • Price: $265.00
Paula Palmer - Leopard Dream
  • Paula Palmer
  • Leopard Dream
  • Altered photo, found materials, colored pencil
  • 11 x 14 in
  • Not for sale

Paula Palmer - Sounds Never Stop... They Keep Going...
  • Paula Palmer
  • Sounds Never Stop... They Keep Going...
  • Altered photo, found materials, colored pencil
  • 14 x 11 in
  • Not for sale
Marshall Philyaw - King of the Road
  • Marshall Philyaw
  • King of the Road
  • Oil on canvas
  • 19 x 36 in
  • Price: $525.00
Cynthia Trombino - Avian Menagere
  • Cynthia Trombino
  • Avian Menagere
  • Photograph
  • 8 x 10 in
  • Price: $120.00