The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. Traditional and non-traditional graphic media, including printmaking, drawing, book arts, and experimental techniques are represented in the show. This year’s BI features 134 works of art by 109 artists from across the globe and will be held at seven prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery. The 37th Bradley International was juried by Janet Ballweg.
Ballweg received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently a Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and the head of the Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio, where she has taught since 1990. Her ongoing research focuses on the integration of digital and traditional printmaking technologies. Exhibited in over 400 exhibitions across the U.S. and abroad, Ballweg’s work has received numerous awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award as well as awarded residencies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Florence, Italy, and Guanlan, China.
Ballweg will present a visual voices lecture March 7th at 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center. Three substantial awards will be selected by the juror.
Schedule of Events:
The 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 9th – April 12th, 2019
Juror Lecture: March 7th, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Progressive Opening Receptions: March 9th
4:00 – 5:30pm – ICC, Performing Arts Center
4:30 – 6:30pm – Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery
5:00 – 8:00pm – Studios on Sheridan
5:30 – 7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6:00 – 8:00pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30 – 8:30pm – Contemporary Art Center