SHRODE FINE ART & CRAFT COMPETITION EXHIBIT
February 28 – May 2, 2021
Exhibit Sponsor: Crossroads Community Hospital
Members’ Preview Reception: Saturday, February 27 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Preview Reception Admission: $5.00 | Cedarhurst Members – free
Awards Announcement | Saturday, February 27 – 6:00 pm | Mitchell Museum Performance Hall
Fine Art & Craft Art Chat | Sunday, May 2 – 3:00 pm | Shrode Art Center | Moderated by Carrie Gibbs – Director of Shrode Art Center
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
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 4 Merit Certificates. This year 143 works of art were submitted for judging and 40 works were chosen for the exhibit by Peter Olson, our guest judge.
Peter Olson, is the Assistant Director at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb and has 28 years of experience in the museum field. He has curated and installed over 100 exhibitions and also manages the permanent collection at the museum, which has nearly doubled in size during his tenure. Olson holds an MFA in printmaking and continues to create and exhibit his own work. Olson thoughtfully and carefully deliberated over each individual entry and we thank him for his time and expertise.