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2012 Events

2012 Art Faculty Exhibition


September 21 - December 2, 2012
Main Galleries, Tarble Arts Center


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Atrium

Recent artwork created by current and emeritus EIU Art Department faculty members, including painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, metals/wood, ceramics, fibers and mixed media in a variety of styles and approaches.

2012 Graduate Art Exhibition

March 31 - April 22, 2012
Main Galleries & eGallery
Tarble Arts Center - Eastern Illinois University

Annual group thesis exhibition presents works in variety of media and styles created by current students in the MA Art Studio program: Kate Ball, Allison Cicero, Adam Dupuis, Kevin Errek, Benjamin Hughes, Jan Kappes, Bruce Kitts, Jaclyn Mednicov, Laure Panella, Jeremy Shiply, Brandow Schawel, Daniel Stumeier, and Gillian Tobin. This exhibition is co-sponsored with the Tarble Arts Center.

Graduate Art Exhibition Reception: Sunday, April 3, 2-4pm, Atrium

Celebrate the exhibition and meet the artists. 

2012 Undergraduate All-Student Art Show

March 3 - 25, 2012
Tarble Arts Center - Eastern Illinois University

A competitive exhibition in all art media open to EIU undergraduates as selected by a panel of jurors made up of area college and university Art faculty and art professionals. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Tarble Arts Center and the EIU Art Department.

All Student Show Reception & Art Department Awards Ceremony

March 4, 2012, 2-4 PM
Atrium, Tarble Arts Center - Eastern Illinois University

The recipients of exhibition and departmental awards will be announced and recognized. The awards program starts at 2:30pm.


     Best of Show: Reflecting by Hannah Freeman, oil on panel

2012 All-Student Art Show Award Winners

The following awards were selected by the jurors for artworks on display in the exhibition:

Best of Show Award: Hannah Freeman
Chairman's Award (selected by faculty): Samantha Mancini
Sarah Wozencraft Cox Award: Kathleen Garrison
Heyduck Ceramics Award: Andrew Koester
Knoop Sculpture Studio Award: Sandra Baumgartner
Bill Hubschmitt Digital Art Award: Katelyn Kimble
Merit Awards  
Ceramics: Brett Bennett
Design (2D, 3D Foundations): Jamie Olson
Digital Art: Katelyn Kimble
Drawing: Breanna Loebach
Fibers: Rachel Angus
Graphic Design-Animation/Motion Graphics: Haley Snow
Graphic Design-Print Media: Curtis Cox
Jewelry/Metals: Melissa Camerano
Painting: Katie Keck
Printmaking: Nick Walk
Sculpture: Kathleen Garrison
Honorable Mentions: Hannah Brinson
  Danielle Wiberg

For a list of all exhibitors, click here.

2011-2012 Departmental Award Winners

Outstanding Senior Awards--selected by faculty  
Art Education: Andrew Hancock
Art History: Melissa Camerano
Graphic Design: Haley Snow
  Danielle Wiberg
2-D Studio: Nick Walk
3-D Studio: Melissa Camerano
Paul Rand Award: Samantha Mancini
  Mackenzie Rollins
Graphic Design Recognition Award: Adam Limanowski
  Matthew Page
Susan Stephens Memorial Award: John Durkin
  Jessica Parmenter
 Mark "Atwood" Evans Scholarship: Matthew Page
  Haley Snow
Paul Sargent Award: Melissa Camerano
  Haley Snow
Irene Couchman Buzzard Scholarship: Melissa Camerano
  James Campian
  Kathleen Garrison
  Teala Irons
  Erin Potter
 Miranda Rice Weiss Art History Scholarship: Teala Irons
June Krutza Art Scholarship: Melissa Camerano


longviews: Recent Paintings & Drawings by Naomi Sugino Lear

January 3, 2012 - February 26, 2012
eGallery, Tarble Arts Center

longview I by Naomi Sugino Lear, charcoal on paper, 2010

An EIU alumna, Naomi Sugino Lear is on the Art faculty of Columbia College in Colombia, Missouri: "I explore the idea of how our physical surroundings are an integral part of an artist's diary. These subject matters are the places where I have lived and worked, where I have had both private and shared moments."

This is a New & Emerging Artists Series program presented by the Tarble and the Art Department.

Naomi Sugino Lear: Artist's Lecture and Closing Reception

Monday, February 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
Atrium, Tarble Arts Center 


Subversive Visual Communication

God Save the Queen, Sex Pistols, Virgin Records, promotional poster designed by Jamie Reid, 39'' x 27", 1977

November 12, 2011 - February 26, 2012
Main Galleries, Tarble Arts Center

Détournement literally means “to deflect or redirect.” Originally a mid-20th century French political tactic, the term is recognized today as a strategy of turning known ideas or images into something new and different with the intent to communicate subversive ideas in a familiar guise. Included in the exhibition are comics, posters, commercial design, and other graphics and materials. Curated for the Tarble by EIU Art professors Robert Petersen and Stephen Eskilson. 

Détournement Film Night

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7:30 PM
Atrium, Tarble Arts Center


Rat by Banksy, spray paint & stencil (2002); 
still from Exit through the Gift Shop (2010) by Paranoid Pictures

This free showing presents

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Détournement with commentary by the exhibition curators, Stephen Eskilson and Robert Petersen.