Entries for KCC’s Annual Student Art Exhibition due April 15

Exhibit goers look at a painting at the KCC Faculty Biennial Art Exhibition in February at the Art Center of Battle Creek.

Kellogg Community College student artists have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, to submit their work for consideration for the College’s Annual Student Art Exhibition, showing April 20 through May 1 at the Art Center of Battle Creek.

All current academic year KCC students are eligible to submit up to five entries of works produced between May 2014 and April 2015 for display in the show, with submissions accepted from 8 a.m. Monday, April 13, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at two locations:

  • The KCC English Office on the fourth floor of the C Classroom Building on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.
  • The Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E. Emmett St., Battle Creek, where several KCC art classes are being held this semester while the College’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center is being renovated.

The Annual Student Art Exhibition showcases the works of current KCC visual arts students and includes 10 media categories including ceramics, drawing, painting, 2D mixed media, sculpture and 3D mixed media, black and white photography, digital media, printmaking/alternative photography print processes, graphic design/digital illustration and animation/video.

Submitted works will be screened by a committee of KCC faculty, who will select qualified works for the exhibition to be judged a professional juror for awards totaling $1,300. Cash prizes will be awarded to select artists announced during an Awards Reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Art Center of Battle Creek. Honors include:

  • A single Best of Show award ($250)
  • A Best of Media award in each category ($75 each)
  • An Honorable Mention award in each category ($25 each)
  • A single Instructor Recognition Award ($50)
  • Several KCC Art League awards and door prizes

This year’s professional juror for the exhibition is Linda Holderbaum, executive director of the Art Center of Battle Creek. Holderbaum has worked with the Art Center of Battle Creek for more than two decades, serving as curator of exhibits and collections for 12 years and working as executive director for the last decade. A former public school art teacher in the Battle Creek and Lakeview school districts, Holderbaum holds a degree in art education from Western Michigan University with a concentration in painting and has completed graduate work in art history and museum studies. Her work is part of the permanent collection at Central Michigan University.

For more information about KCC’s Annual Student Art Exhibit, including important dates, guidelines and requirements, forms and entry tags, view and/or download the official exhibit documents from KCC’s website at:

For more information about KCC’s Annual Student Art Show, contact KCC Photography and Multimedia Program Coordinator and Gallery Director Ryan Flathau at 269-965-3931 ext. 2559 or flathaur@kellogg.edu. For more information about art studies and opportunities at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/art.

Pictured in the above photo, shot by KCC student and photographer Sarah Huling, exhibit goers discuss a painting displayed as part of the KCC Faculty Biennial Art Exhibition in February.

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