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.

Art Incognito: An Anonymous Art Exhibition


The Spectrum Art Club was invited by Bradley University to curate a show in the Heuser Center, and this is their response. It is a show including approximately 40 works of art by both students and professionals, where the identity of the artist is kept secret. Who did what will only be reveal once a work is sold, and all work will be sold for $20. 

Join us Friday, January 30th for the Incognito Art Sale, where all anonymous artwork by professionals and students alike will be sold for $20. First come, first serve.

January 16 – February 6

 Heuser Art Gallery
Bradley University
1400 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625

time and materials: New Work by Mary Barringer


Mary Barringer’s work is visually tactile and handbuilt. Her process of applying multiple slips and glazes to her stoneware pieces is evident in the final product, where the layered surfaces register her efforts. Like the title of the show, her work refers to construction and ceramics’ humble, earthy roots, however her plates, vases, and bowls contain a refined and minimal aesthetic.  

Mary Barringer received a BA in art from Bennington College, apprenticed with Michael Frimkess, and has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at AKAR (Iowa City), the Signature Shop (Atlanta), and at the World Ceramics Expo in Korea. She has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Ohio University, the Boston Museum School, and Penland School of Crafts. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on ceramic history, and was named editor of Studio Potter journal in 2003. She lives in Shelburne Falls, MA.

Click here to view Mary’s visit schedule for February 5th and 6th.


January 22 to February 27
Hartmann Center Gallery
1423 W. St. James St.
Peoria, IL 61625

On February 5th there will be a reception from 4:00 – 6:00pm in the Hartmann Gallery and immediately following, there will be a lecture by the artist at 6:30pm in the David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.



January 4 – 29, 2010

To kick off the New Year, we will be showing the artwork of the artists of tomorrow. This juried show includes the work of 24 undergraduate students from 20 different institutions of high learning covering the following states: New York, Texas, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Tenneessee, Georgia, and Minnesota.

This group of talented students was selected from over 200 entries by Richard Holland, a Chicago-based artist
and critic known for his role in founding and hosting the Bad at Sports podcast. Mr. Holland will be joining us on January 28th to announce the show’s award winners and give a lecture.

Reception with Awards: Jan. 28, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Lecture by Richard Holland: Jan. 28, 4:00 – 5:00pm 

The exhibition and reception will take place in the Heuser Art Center on Bradley’s campus.
Heuser Art Center Gallery
1400 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
For more information or questions please contact the Gallery Director at (309) 677-2989

Above Image: Sarah-Marie Land, Saint Louis Community College at Meramec, Lilley, Photograph, 16” x 20”

Check out some images from the show below.

Our newest MFA: Eli Davis!

After successfully passing her oral defense on December 10th, Eli Davis became Bradley’s most recent MFA in Graphic Design. Eli installed her thesis show in the Heuser Art Gallery, and in consisted of all five projects she worked on during her tenure at Bradley. Part of her thesis was the overall exhibit design which gave unity to the five different projects and gave the show cohesion. From everyone at Bradley, Congratulations Eli!