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Congratulations to Matt Boonstra on being awarded the IllinoisArts Council Fellowship Award in Sculpture:


Art + Design is pleased to announce:

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David Richardson's recent film-poem, "Sinkhole," (about his Dad's descent into Alzheimer's) was awarded Co-Best Poetry Film at the Newlyn International Film Festival 2020, in the U.K., which will now be held in 2021 due to Covid-19.


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David Richardson's film-poem "Cathedral" was selected for final screening at REELpoetry/Houston TX, an international poetry film festival on January 24-26, 2020.

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November, 2019:

 Samantha Osborne recently wrapped up graphic design efforts for the new travelling exhibition Victoria the T. Rex. Massive backlit graphics and text panels set the mood and tone for visitors to learn all about the 66 million year-old specimen. Victoria the T. Rex is a 10,000 square-foot immersive exhibition that features the second largest in-tact T. rex skeleton in the world. The world premier opened on November 18th at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ and will travel to various locations for several years.

Osborne T Rex Display


Congratulations to Ann Coddington: her work was been selected by juror, Beth McLaughlin of the Fuller Craft Museum, to be included in the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. There were 1,032 entries received from over 400 artists. Only 72 pieces were selected for exhibition in this year’s show. The show will be held from February 7 - May 9, 2020 at the Greater Denton Arts Council, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Coddington work


Congratulations to Stephen Eskilson for the recent publication of the 3rd Edtion of his book, Graphic Design: A New History published with Yale University Press.
“A classic and indispensable account of graphic design history from the Industrial Revolution to the present”
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Matthew Boonstra sculpture was awarded the Julie & Jim Stuart Award of Recognition during he 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum by juror David Bulter, Executive Director of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Boonstra's sculpture was one of 57 works exhibited from 470 entries submitted.
Matthew Boonstra
Nowhere VI, 2018, bronze & steel
Boonstra Sculpture


IAEA Press release:  The Illinois Art Education Association recognizes Patricia Belleville as a 2019 Distinguished Member.  The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) is the premier professional development provider for art, design, and media educators in Illinois. The organization serves thousands of teachers statewide through a wide range of programs and services. Annually, the IAEA recognizes members for their ongoing service to the IAEA and art education in Illinois. Past IAEA Distinguished Members found Patricia Belleville’s professional performance, service, and leadership to the field to be exemplary in every regard and selected her for this recognition.

Dr. Belleville

October 2019 News:  Dave Richardson's film-poem "Cathedral" was selected for final screening, among 31 shortlisted poetry-films from 10 countries, at the 7th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Bompetition in Cork, Ireland, on October 13, 2019.

Cathedral Richardson




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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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