University of Southern Indiana
Gallery with various art pieces by students on display

Exhibitions

USI 49th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 1 - 28, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is a presentation of selected student artworks from the past academic year, held at the McCutchan Art Center / Pace Galleries in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. The works are chosen by an expert in the field of art, invited by the Art and Design faculty for his/her expertise and understanding of undergraduate art works. This independent juror is brought in to assure an objective selection of artworks and awards, and to provide an educational experience for students in preparation for professional careers in art.  Juried exhibitions are standard procedure in group art exhibitions at universities, museums, and art associations. This year’s exhibition features 159 artworks from over 350 entered. 

This year’s Juror is Shannon K. Corrigan.  She is a proud alumnus of the University of Southern Indiana’s art department (’91). After moving to Denver, she attended the University of Denver for Museum Studies (’96-98). She is currently the Curatorial Assistant for the Modern and Contemporary Department at the Denver Art Museum, working on exhibitions featuring such artists as Jordan Casteel, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Erika Harrsch, and Matthew Barney.  Corrigan recently helped launch a new teaching gallery, Chairs Lady, a creative space focusing on design classes for all ages. She is also a publications consultant for the Eames Office LLC, and is currently working on a series of six lectures by Charles Eames. Corrigan is the former Director/Curator of Denver’s Emmanuel Gallery (2005-2014). Under her leadership the gallery received numerous awards including ‘Art Space of the Year’ and the ‘Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence.’ Corrigan has served on many boards including the Mayor’s Public Art Committee for the City of Denver.Jim May, Executive Director of the Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana. The juror will give a public lecture, and will be asked to include comments on the exhibition at that time.

 

Shot of gallery showing paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture

View of gallery showing paintings, ceramics, photography, sculptures

Picture of paintings, drawing hanging on wall on display in gallery

Shot of gallery showing paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography

Shot of gallery showing paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, on display

49th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards - April 7, 2019

Best of Show   (Amount: $750)      

Donald MacLean-Kennedy                    

Brother Triptych

Gift of: Tim Mahoney

 

Ceramics Merit Award    (Amount: $150) 

Shelby Hathaway

Addiction

Gift of: Paul Benshoof & Al Holen, Jennifer Porter-Kieffer ’06

 

Drawing Merit Award    (Amount: $150)                                                                       

Donald MacLean-Kennedy

Acquiring The State of Mind that Everything is Gonna be Alright 

Gift of: Joseph & Connie McConaughy

                                                                       

Graphic Design Merit Award   (Amount: $150)                                                             

Allie Boyd

Emperor Design

Gift of: Shaobai Gao & Xinran Hu, J. Shea Stanley ’94

                                                                                   

Illustration Merit Award   (Amount: $150)                                                                    

Allie Boyd

Kittens Øje       

Gift of: Jack & Suzanne Schriber, Stephen Pflingston ’75 & Linda Westfall 

                                                                       

Publication Design Merit Award    (Amount: $150)                                                       

Meleah Brock                                                                                      

Home in Homeless

Gift of: Alex ’13 & Kristina ’13 Arwood

 

Branding Design Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                          

Anna Zenker

Keys to the House

Gift of: Janet Mills, Laurel Vaughn

 

Poster Design/Informational Graphics Merit Award   (Amount: $150)                           

Anna Zenker

Design Culture Now      

Gift of: Larry & Hazel Hutchison, Sarah Huber

                                                                                   

3D Printing Merit Award    (Amount: $150)                                                                  

ReOnna Smith

Of Cabbages and Kings 

Gift of: John & Kathie '80 McNaughton, Ed & June Frederking    

                                                                       

Interactive Media Merit Award      (Amount: $150)                                                  

Megan Hunt

Portfolio Website         

Gift of: Min Pak, David ’99 & Sherry Jones

                                                                                   

Jewelry Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                       

Lauren Martin

Tin Necklace    

Gift of: David & Jane '89 Vickers, USI Writers Union/Matthew Graham

                                                                                   

Painting Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                      

Cristine Pyle

How Scandinavian of Me!

Gift of: Matthew Graham & Katie Waters

                                                                                               

Photography Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                               

Megan Baggett

Surrender

Gift of: Rob Dickes, Matthew Graham & Katie Waters

                                                                                               

Darkroom Photography Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                               

Jonathan Hamilton

Take a Seat      

Gift of: Joseph & Connie McConaughy, Tom & Lynda Wilhelmus 

                                                           

Printmaking Merit Award      (Amount: $150)                                                               

Olivia Supper

Mind Games    

Gift of: Joseph & Connie McConaughy, Brett & Erika Anderson

                                                                                   

Sculpture Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                    

Elizabeth Sinning

Why?                                                                           

Gift of: David Huebner & Lesley Drury ’04

 

Woodworking Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                             

Gabriel Mayer

Mantis Task Stool

Gift of: John & Kathie '80 McNaughton

                                                                                   

Freshman Scholarship in Memory of Jim Parrent    (Amount: $500)                              

Caleb Johnson

Into the Unknown

Gift of: Robert Alvis & Andrea Hoelscher, Janice Rae Greene, Roberta Schweizer

                       

Virginia Thomas Memorial Merit Award for a student worker/artist   (Amount $300)

Olivia Supper

Body of Work

Gift of: USI Art & Design Faculty Members, and Chris Walker  

                                                                        

Sophomore Scholarship     (Amount: $500)                                                                    

Alexis Haag

Our Bloody History

Gift of: Jenna Rueger Citrus ’15, Donald & Karen Stansberry

                                                                                   

Junior Scholarship    (Amount: $500)                                                                            

Jonathan Hamilton

Awakening      

Gift of: Phyllis Eckels, Alan & Susan Shovers

                                                                       

Sophomore/Junior Scholarship     (Amount: $500)                                                       

Kameron Nosko

Wildflowers     

Gift of: Michael Dixon & Josephina Kiteou '02 M'04, John & Mary Ann Bernard

                                                                       

Virginia Thomas Memorial Design Scholarship    (Amount: $500)                                  

Marci Bilskie                                                                            

American Typewriter Typeface Book

Gift of: Merritt & Joan Kempf DeJong, Mike Finklestein ’03

 

Sophomore/Junior Ceramics Scholarship    (Amount: $500)                                          

Blake Gamblin

Body of Work                                                                           

Gift of: Linda Willis, Randall & Suzan Williams, Joseph & Joy Uduehi

 

Degreed Student Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                         

Kyleigh Shearin

Cryptid Cards   

Gift of: Jason & Erin Galligan-Baldwin, Jennifer Niswonger ’14

                                                                       

Senior Merit Award      (Amount: $150)                                                                        

Kelsey Garrett

Color of Masculinity     

Gift of: David & Betty Rice, J. Wayne & Bonitta ’94 M’95 Rinks

 

Senior Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                         

Christina Pyle

Body of Work   

Gift of: Mike Finkelstein ’03 

                                                                       

Junior Merit Award      (Amount: $150)                                                                         

Kiersten Slocum

Body of Work   

Gift of: D. Alan & Stephanie Clark, Corliss Chastain ’78 

                                                                       

Sophomore Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                 

Kristin Lasher

Juvenile           

Gift of: Patricia Beagle M’05, Rebecca Lutton, Ronald Weatherford                   

 

Freshman Merit Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                

Shelby Hathaway

Looking for Lunch on Afternoon Tea      

Gift of: Charlie Barber & Carolyn Roth

                                                                       

Stephen Herron ’81 Memorial Award       (Amount: $200)                                             

Madison Genet

When You Walk on Me 

Gift of: Stephen & Linda L. M. Bennett

                                                           

Dee Millard Memorial Award in Woodworking    (Amount: $250)                                  

Austin Delano

Mating Dance  

Gift of: Rob Millard-Mendez & Nancy Raen-Mendez, Jef & Neal Franklin

                                                                       

Art Club Member Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                  

Sarah Feagan

When You Were My Age                                                                                   

Gift of: USI Art Club

 

Art Club Member Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                  

Brian Simpson

Bridge Under Troubled Water   

Gift of: USI Art Club

                                                                       

Art Club Member Award       (Amount: $150)                                                              

Amanda Goodman

Patina Party     

Gift of: USI Art Club

                                                                       

Art Club Member Award      (Amount: $150)                                                                 

Kameron Nosko

Buggin’            

Gift of: USI Art Club

                                                           

Art Club Member Award     (Amount: $150)                                                                 

Jenna Sharp

Duality                                                                        

Gift of: USI Art Club

 

Merit Awards   (Amount: $100)

Walter Gonzalez Baez                                                                            

Geometric Forms and Dragon on Table

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer                                                                              

 

Jalen Dowell                                                                                         

Fallen Angel                                                                                         

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

  

Megan Thorne                                                                                     

Abandoned

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

                                                           

Cristine Pyle                                            

Congratulations! It’s a Boy!

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Jenna Bowman                       

Sticks & Stones

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Grace Wagner                     

Character Sheet No.2                                                                           

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Madison Genet              

From the Ocean to my Bowl                                                                              

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Kameron Nosko         

Awakening                                                                  

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Mariel Elliot                    

Japanese Inspired Playing Cards                                                                        

Gift of: Alex ’13 & Kristina ’13 Arwood, Eric & Hilary Braysmith

 

McKenna Deem Blaylock              

Overthinker

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

                                                                       

Anna Kauk       

Midnight Moon

Gift of: Daniel & Susan M’16 Sauls, Mark ’88 & Sondra Schoenbaum 

 

Faith Long                  

Twisted Truth                                                                                                                           

Gift of: Jon Michael Siau, Elaine Thompson, Virginia Poston

                                   

Hannah Jones                 

Over Drive

Gift of: Shannon Pritchard

 

Emma Goodrich     

Colorful Chaos

Gift of: Daniel Mason ’95 & John Nordgauer

 

Purchase Awards    

Tabatha Chinn                                                                                       

If I'm Bacon Your Heart, It's Because I'm Fried                                                                                                                

Gift of: Michael Aakhus in honor of Katie Waters  (Amount: $550)

                                   

Wade McNabb                                                                                     

Kentucky Shui                                                                                                              

Gift of: Michael Aakhus in honor of Katie Waters  (Amount: $300)

 

Faith Long                                                                                             

Reliability                                                                                                         

Gift of: Michael Aakhus in honor of Katie Waters, Mary S. & David A. Bower, Mike Finkelstein ’03 (Amount: $500) 

 

Re Onna Smith                                                                                     

Of Cabbage and Kings                                                                                                              

Gift of: Gregory '78 & Ann Folz  (Amount: $70)

Re Lauren Martin                                                                                  

Tin Necklace                                                                                                                

Gift of: Gregory '78 & Ann Folz  (Amount: $60)

 

Juror’s Statement

 

To all the students who entered the 2019 Student Art Show this year, you made my job very difficult. As an Alum, I remember well how important these shows were to me and my peers.  We would try feverously to figure out why one object was chosen over another.  Impossible.  As I said in my lecture, if you have not yet been rejected from an exhibition or gallery, you have not tried to show your work enough.

As your juror, I approached the show first, with an overall walk through.  I did not make a single cut for the first hour.  I focused on getting a sense of the department and the work.  At first glance, I could tell that USI is truly challenging you artistically and pushing you to take chances. It was wonderful to see.  Once I started choosing work for the show, I focused on a number of factors:

  • Aesthetics/Design
  • Authenticity
  • Craftsmanship
  • Creativity

With some 400 entries, the gallery could only hold over a quarter; the last cuts were very difficult. My highest praise to the quality of work I witnessed.  Truly exceptional. Each of you should be proud of what you have accomplished.  Stay true to your creative practice and most importantly, keep making art! 

I am honored that you invited me back to jury this year’s show.  Thank you.

Shannon K. Corrigan is a proud alum of the University of Southern Indiana’s art department (’91). After moving to Denver, she attended the University of Denver for Museum Studies (’96-98). She is currently the Curatorial Assistant for the Modern and Contemporary Department at the Denver Art Museum, working on exhibitions featuring such artists as Jordan Casteel, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Erika Harrsch, and Matthew Barney. Corrigan recently helped launch a new teaching gallery, Chairs Lady, a creative space focusing on design classes for all ages. She is also a publications consultant for the Eames Office LLC, and is currently working on a series of six lectures by Charles Eames. Corrigan is the former Director/Curator of Denver’s Emmanuel Gallery (2005-2014). Under her leadership the gallery received numerous awards including ‘Art Space of the Year’ and the ‘Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence.’ Corrigan has served on many boards including the Mayor’s Public Art Committee for the City of Denver.       

Contact Brett Anderson

×

Send Email to

×