Entries for KCC’s Annual Student Art Exhibition due April 13

Kids and an instructor view an image of the entrance to KCC's North Avenue campus in a stylized photo.

Kellogg Community College student artists have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, to submit their work for consideration for the College’s Annual Student Art Exhibition, showing April 18 through 29 on campus in Battle Creek.

All current academic year KCC students are eligible to submit up to five entries of works produced between May 2015 and April 2016 for display in the show, with submissions accepted from 8 a.m. Monday, April 11, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the office of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

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 photography/digital media, printmaking/alternative photography print processes, graphic design/digital illustration and animation/video.

Works exhibited will be judged by a professional juror for awards totaling $1,300. Cash prizes will be awarded to select artists announced during an Awards Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the in the Davidson Center auditorium.

Student Art Exhibition 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 Cynthia Eller, art professor at Olivet College. After earning a BFA from the University of Michigan with a concentration in figurative sculpture, Eller earned an MFA through the U of M’s Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Program in 1991. After working for several years as a freelance medical illustrator, Eller joined the faculty at Olivet, where she developed the Biological Illustration concentration. After years of independent work in clay modeling and ceramics, Eller took over teaching the ceramics classes at Olivet and currently teaches basic drawing, biological illustration and ceramics.

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:

More information is also available by contacting 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.

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