February 18, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Members Preview | Saturday, February 17 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Awards Announcement | Saturday, February 17 | Mitchell Museum | 7:00 pm
Gallery Admission – Free

Exhibit Sponsor: Cynthia Jones – Financial Advisor

The Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition and Exhibition is an annual exhibit open to all artists 18 years of age and older living in southern Illinois, south of Interstate 70, including Charleston, IL. Artists may enter a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, fiber, mixed media, wood, fine jewelry, metal, and sculpture. There are five prestigious awards: Best of Show ($400), Best of 2-Dimensional ($250), Best of 3-Dimensional ($250), 2 Honorable Mention ($175 each), and 3 Merit Certificates. This year 161 works of art were submitted for judging. 51 works were chosen for this year’s exhibition by Maggie Sasso, our guest judge.

Maggie received her BFA in woodworking and metalsmithing from Murray State University in 2006. In 2010 she received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she made many bodies of work, including the Mobile Museum of Material Culture, a collaborative grant funded project featured in the documentary “Blink Again”. In Fall 2010 she taught at the Oregon College of Art and Craft for one semester in the woodworking department, and exhibited the work she made as a visiting artist.

She now lives in Milwaukee, WI and has worked in the city as a Curatorial Protégée for the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, curating nine exhibits in the course of a year, and at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she is the Sewing Lab Technician and teaches adjunct in the foundations, new studio practice and industrial design departments. In 2015 she was the recipient of a Mary L. Nohl Fellowship in the Emerging Artist Category. This coming year, she will be exhibiting at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI and at the James Watrous Gallery in Madison, WI.