32nd Bradley International opens this FRIDAY

Join us for the grand opening of the 32nd Bradley International this Friday, March 6, 2009. The opening will begin at the Heuser and Hartmann Galleries from 6:00 – 8:00pm, next we will move to the Peoria Art Guild from 7:00 – 9;00pm and then finally we will end at the Contemporary Art Center from 8:00 – 10:00pm. At each location you’ll find exciting art, good food, and good people! We look forward to seeing you there…

The Awards are In


Juror Lynwood Kreneck has given nine awards to nine spectacular pieces in the bradley International. Even though he’s singled out these artworks Lynwood said he felt that all of the artwork in the Preview Show was worthy of an award. Here are the winners:


Under the LA Bridge by Yu Ji
Under the LA Bridge by Yu Ji; charcoal on paper; 42" x 52"; 2007






Sunny Day Over The Bay by Endi Poskovic
Sunny Day Over The Bay by Endi Poskovic; 5-block, 12-color woodcut; 52" x 37"; 2007



The Bat's Advice by Carrie Ann Parks
The Bat's Advice by Carrie Ann Parks; prismacolor, graphite, and alkyd, with inkjet print; 10" x 13"; 2006





Waiting for Godot by Diane Allire
Waiting for Godot by Diane Allire; multi-plate gravure with chine colle; 10" x 6.5"; 2005



The Contents of a Monument by Chul Beom Park
The Contents of a Monument by Chul Beom Park; mixed media; 31" x 21" x 2"; 2008



A Dream is the Shadow of Something Real by Judithe Hernandez
A Dream is the Shadow of Something Real by Judithe Hernandez; pastel on paper; 44" x 32"; 2007


Book Body SPine by Kimberly Wardenburg
Book Body SPine by Kimberly Wardenburg; sculptural book with wood, paper, intaglio, releif and polymer plate prints; 34" x 2" x 3"; 2008



The Association for Creative Zoology: Trichopiscedae by Beauvais Lyons
The Association for Creative Zoology: Trichopiscedae by Beauvais Lyons; lithograph; 34" x 29"; 2007


A Race to the End by Michael Barnes
A Race to the End by Michael Barnes; lithogrpah; 12" x 15"; 2007

BI32 Preview Show

If you weren’t able to make it to the Heuser Gallery last Thursday you missed more than just a good show…Lynwood Kreneck, the juror for the 32nd Bradley International was here to give out his awards and to talk about his own impressive career. Lynwood made nine awards, one for best in show, three for merit, and five honorable mentions. As he announced each winner, he explained his reasoning for selecting the work, and he also discussed his thoughts behind the entire jurying process. It was an informal yet informative talk, the evidence of which can be seen below. 

Though the talk and lecture have already passed, the preview show which opened last Thursday will be up until February 27th, so there’s still time to see it if you haven’t. 

Another Visiting Artist this Week!

Lynwood Kreneck, the Juror for the 32nd Bradley International will be at Bradley this week. While he’s here he will be giving a lecture, awarding prizes, and working with the printmaking students to make a print.




His lecture will be at 6:30 on Thursday, February 12th in the Horowitz Auditorium in the Caterpilar Global Communications Center.

The reception for the Preview show of the Bradley International will be from 4:00 – 6:00pm also on Thursday, February 12th, in the Heuser Gallery. The Juror’s awards will be handed out at this reception.

Former Visiting Artist on PBS: Carmon Colangelo

Carmon Colangelo, the 2008 Cradle Oak Visiting Artist, was recently interviewed on PBS in connection with his show at the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, “From Big Bang to Big Melt”. You can watch the video below and if you do, see if you can spot the other Bradley person who was part of the interview!


Updated Schedule: Mary Barringer

We have an updated schedule for Mary Barringer’s visit tomorrow and Friday, and here it is…

  9:30 am – 12:00 Workshop (rm 105 Heuser)
12:00 pm – 1:30   Lunch
  1:30 pm – 3:00   Afternoon Studio (rm 105 Heuser)
  4:00 pm – 6:00   Gallery Reception (Hartmann)
  6:30 pm – 7:30   Lecture (rm 126 in GCC)

  9:00 am – 12:00  Workshop (rm 105 Heuser)
12:00 pm – 1:30    Lunch
  1:30 pm – 3:00    Afternoon Studio (rm 105 Heuser)

This Week's Visiting Artist: Mary Barringer

















Mary Barringer has been  a studio artist for more than 30 years, and most recently she has been focusing on functional ceramic objects. Within her work there is a balance, “between form and function, texture and line, color and image, hard and soft, warm and cool.” This balance creates an amazingly refined feeling in objects which manage to retain their earthy feeling through richly textured surfaces. This work is must see, because photos do not do it justice! 

Mary will be with us  on February 5th and 6th. (Click to see her updated schedule.) There will be a reception in the Hartmann gallery with the artist on Thursday form 4:00 – 6:00pm. Her lecture will be on Thursday, February 5th at 6:30 pm in the David Horowitz Auditorium as per usual.

The Secret is Out

The Art Incognito reception was a big success, thanks to the efforts of the Spectrum Art Club–especially two of its leaders, Sarah Rebholz and Claire LaRose. With a big turnout and lots of energy, 19 of the 42 works in the show were sold. All profits will benefit the artists and Spectrum Art Club. 

2009 Bradley International


March 6th – April 17th, 2009

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 work by both established names in graphics and new and emerging talent. With thousands of dollars in prize money and purchase awards, it attracts entries from around the world. All accepted work is reproduced in a color catalogue and on the exhibition web site. The actual exhibition is mounted in four to five locations in the Peoria area during its month-long run.

Andrew Kozlowski
Andrew Kozlowski



From almost 600 artist who entered work, juror Lynwood Kreneck selected 126 artworks by 120 artists. These 120 artists are a combination of students and professionals from across the United States and Canada. Please join us on March 6th for the Opening of the 32nd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition.


Participating Artists include: 

Diane Alire, Tom Aprile, Richard Ash, Andrew Au, David Avery, Tom Baker, Michael Barnes,

MIchael Barnes
Michael Barnes

 Kim Bauer, Chul Beom Park, John Bergmeier, Karen Bondarchuk, Talia Bromstad, Tyanna Buie, Ryan Burkhart, Anne Catlin, Glen Cebulash, Jenny Chi, Tom Christison, Joanna Cleveland, Dale Clifford, Brett Colley, Michael Connors, Laura Corcoran, Briar  Craig, Andrew DeCaen, Robert Detamore, S.L.  Dickey, David DuBose, Rachael Eastman, Brett Eberhardt, Matthew Egan, Michael Ehlbeck, James Ehlers, Stacy Elko, Aline Feldman, Craig Fisher, Donald Furst, Brandon Gardner, Julie Gaskill, Dona Geib, Robert Glasgow, Jon Goebel, Karla Griffin, Karla Hackenmiller, John Hankiewicz, Carolyn Hartmann, Melissa Haviland, Judithe Hernandez, Kim Hindman, Yuji Hiratsuka, William Hosterman, Juliet Jaeger, Yu Ji, David Johnson, Jan Johnson, Soomin Jung, Kenneth Kaplowitz, April Katz, Heidi Keyes, Ariel Koller-Faloon, Andrew Kozlowski, Jim Lee, Katherine Liontas-Warren, Daniel Lubniewski, Ashton Ludden, Linda Lyke, Sean Lyman, Beauvais Lyons, Peter Mak, Arielle Marks, Andrew Martin, Michelle Martin, Timothy Massey, Daniel Maw, Kathryn Maxwell, Bruce McCombs, Kathy McGhee, Monika Meler, David Menard, Mitch Mitchell, Susan Moffett, John Mosher, Clare Murray Adams, Marilyn Nelson, Kelly Nelson, David Newman, Ryan O’Malley, Howard Paine, Teresa Pankratz, Carrie Anne Parks, Johntimothy Pizzuto, Ryan Place, Jeremy Plunkett, Marie Porterfield, Endi Poskovic, Matt Rebholz, Patti Roberts-Pizzuto, Lisa Beth Robinson, Doug Russell, Jane Ryder, Linda Seckinger, Yun-Jung Seo, Tennille Shuster,

Laurie Sloan
Laurie Sloan

Veronica Siehl, Jauneth Skinner, Laurie Sloan, Donna Stackhouse, Ryan Standfest, Timothy Swenson,Vince Torano, Christopher Troutman, Kimberly Wardenburg, Art Werger, Brad Widness, Derek Wilkinson, Shawn Williams, Tricia Wright, Ana Zanic, and Teresa Zepeda.   



JUROR: Lynwood Kreneck
Lynwood Kreneck is the founder and director of Colorprint USA, a national print exhibition established in 1969, and has been a visiting artist at over 80 colleges and universities. In 2006, Kreneck received the Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in teaching Printmaking award at the Southern Graphics Conference in Madison, WI.