34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
March 9 – April 20, 2013

Heuser Art Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria,The Peoria Art Guild

Reception: March 9th
5-7pm – Heuser Art Center
5:30-7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6-8pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30-8:30 Contemporary Art Center

Lecture: Stephen Goddard, 34th BI Juror
April 4th, 5:00pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center

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. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition website.

The 34th Bradley International features the work of 108 artists from across the globe. This years juror is Stephen Goddard, Senior Curator and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.

Killed by one man
Josh Winkler
South Bend, Indiana
etching with chine collé

34th Bradley International Awards

1st Place :
A Portrait of Five Women, Kingston, Jamaica
Shoshanna Weinberger – Newark, New Jersey

2nd Place :
Ericka Walker – Halifax, Nova Scotia

3rd Place :
Advent Understanding
Raleigh Chesney – Willamson, Georgia

Honorable Mention:

Night Call
Joshua McNolty – Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Crossed Paths, Arrangement #2
Victoria Star Varner – Georgetown, Texas

It Just Don’t Stick
Gordon Sherman – Hays, Kansas

Lecture Thursday: League of Imaginary Scientists

Lucy Griesbach and Jeremy Schwartz from The League of Imaginary Scientists will be lecturing in the Horowitz Auditorium in room 126 at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 14th.

The League of Imaginary Scientists concocts interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists, technologists, and artists engaged in many media. In playful interdisciplinary leaps, the League creates everyday mythologies based on scientific information.  As evidenced by the League’s many experiments, imaginary scientists balance scientific inquiry with a healthful dose of fun.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Friday, April 29th MFA candidates Darren Jackson, Joshua Bindewald, Mary Beth Koszut, and Anastasia Samoylova will exhibit their thesis work. The shows will be open through May 13th.

Hartmann Gallery 4 pm – 6 pm
Darren Jackson
It’s now: Reel Affect \ Real Affection
A video performance installation focusing on the relationship between narrative media and audience empathy.

Heuser Gallery 5 pm – 8 pm
Joshua Bindewald
With an emphasis on physical and emotional geography, Bindewald documents personal memories and his contemporary hopes and fears. Utilizing traditional and contemporary techniques of drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and stitching, he achieves active compositions that are richly layered with content and color and demonstrate a range of physical and spatial depth.

Heuser Gallery 5 pm – 8 pm
Mary Beth Koszut
Koszut’s work discusses the struggle for spiritual wholeness using metaphorical forms inspired by nature.  Her abstract oil paintings depict this effort for balance in liminal environments, neither earthly or heavenly, but meeting somewhere in between.

Prairie Center for the Arts 6 pm – 8 pm
Anastasia Samoylova

BFA Exhibitions

Starting March 28th through April 22 the Hartmann Center Art Gallery will be featuring the solo exhibition of one of our four graduating BFA students. Show dates are as follows:

Sam Parker March 25-29

Opening Reception March 25, 5-7 pm. Parker’s exhibition will include works in installation and painting.

Pam Gargiulo April 1-5

Opening Reception April 2, 3-5 pm. Gargiulo will be receiving her BFA in sculpture.

Melanie Guenther April 8-12

Opening Reception April 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Guenther will be receiving her BFA in photography.

Natalie Kuehn April 15-19

Opening Reception April 16th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Kuehn will be receiving her BFA in painting.

33rd Bradley International Award Winners

We would like to announce the 33rd Bradley International award winners for 2011, chosen by juror Robert E Marx.

Best in Show:

Keegan Adams

Buffalo Woman                                   Wanagi Tacaku: Spirit Path
Intaglio                                              Intaglio Artist’s Book
24″ x 18″                                          7″ x .5″ x 36″

Self-Portrait                                   Iraq
Intaglio                                          Intaglio
18″ x 12″                                      24″ x 18″

Merit Awards:

Anna Kenar

Let the Power Surge                          Undone
Intaglio                                             Intaglio
24″ x 18 ”                                        36″ x 24″

Donny Gettinger

Dust Faces
30″ x 23″

Nicole Hand

Untimely Divergence
9″ x 12″

Honorable Mention:

Carmen Schaefer

Woman with Cocktail
32″ x 24″

Chris Holbrook

Drypoint, Relief
11″ x 14″

Purchase Awards:

Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean’s Purchase Award, selected by Dr. Jeffrey Huberman for the Bradley University Permanent Collection and Educational Archive:

Heather Brammeier & Jerry Phillips

The Meeting of Two Aquatic Minds
watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and pencil on Rives BFK
28″ x 36″

Bradley University Provost’s Purchase Award, selected by Dr. David Glassman for the Bradley University Permanent Collection and Educational Archive:

Janet Ballweg

What Lies Beneath
4-color polymer plate intaglio
18″ x 13″

Lakeview Museum Purchase Award, selected for the Lakeview Museum Permanent Collection:

David Avery

Post- Traumatic History Lesson
7″x 5″

Thursday: LECTURE by Robert Marx

The Juror for the 33rd bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is visiting Bradley this week and will give a lecture on Thursday, March 10, at 5:00pm in the Horowitz Auditorium (room 126 in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center).

Robert Ernst Marx is a German-American painter and printmaker with an impressive record. During his epic career he has had over 80 solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries and institutions including, The Ohio State University, Bel Air Galleries in Toronto, Bard College, and Fronta Gallery in Prague, to name a few. His artwork is in many important collections of art, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University, and the National Gallery of Art. Beyond his resume, Marx is  a talented and experienced artist and he has judged a stellar show of prints, drawings, and books.

33rd Bradley International

The 33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, juried by Robert Marx, will show beginning March 5 and conclude April 15. Works will be shown at Heuser Art Center Gallery, the Contemporary Art Center, and the Peoria Art Guild. The reception will be held on March 5 with a staggered reception at the following locations and times: Heuser Gallery 5-7 pm, PAG 6-8 pm, CAC 7-9 pm.

A lecture will be held by the juror, Robert Marx, on March 10, from 5-6 pm in the Horowitz Auditorium.

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. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition’s website.

Robert Marx’s long and illustrious career includes recognition as a master printmaker, an illustrator of more than a dozen books, a distinguished professor of art, and a Fulbright Scholar. He has had over 40 solo exhibitions of his prints, sculptures, and paintings around the world. His work is included in the permanent collections of numerous public and private institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Dallas Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Philadelphia Museum, Whitney Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum.

Irena Knezevic, Bunn Lecture Series

Irena Knezevic- Infinity, the Answer to All Questions

Come see her show in the Horowitz Auditorium, exhibiting now.

Irena Knezevic is a Serbian artist based in Chicago. She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007.

Her work occurs in various program-making media, physical objects and moving images. Current areas of research are: secrets, involuntary movement, dream-wreck, liquidity, topical and tropical disasters, downward spirals, bright lights, vibratory inscription, record making, dude art, double dude art, forensic exhibition models, Germany’s infatuation with minimalism and shit.

The artist has recently shown work and given performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, White Columns in New York, Harvard University, Cambridge, and Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin.

2nd Annual WHAT’S NEXT

The 2nd Annual WHAT’S NEXT undergraduate juried exhibition is currently on view in the Hartmann Gallery through February 4th. This show features work from accomplished undergrads from around the country. Schools represented include: Carnegie Mellon University, Millikin University, Maryville College, Bradley University, University of Illinois, Missouri State University, University of Missouri, Bowling Green State University, Boise State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. A total of 23 young artists have work on view in this exhibition, and a portion of what is on view in the show can be seen below.

The works in this exhibition were chosen by Liz Nielsen, artist and founder of Swimming Pool Projects in Chicago. Nielsen will be visiting Bradley to give a lecture on February 3rd at 5:00pm. A closing reception will be held in the Hartmann Center immediately following the lecture at 6:00pm. Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet some of the artists and the juror.