March 16, 2004

Rickert-Ziebold art competition features 20 finalists

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Twenty collegiate artists will vie for the $20,000 purse in the 2004 Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award competition, open only to selected seniors in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Art and Design.

Perhaps the most profitable contest of its kind, its purse can go to a single winner or be split among several winning artists. Art school faculty annually select the winners, with the announcement set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, a collection of studios and galleries kept by the University (408 S. Washington St.), at the corner of Washington and College streets.

The public may see the works at a free open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 28. The finalists include designers, glass blowers, sculptors and studio artists.

The competition memorializes the Joseph Rickert family of Waterloo. Friends of several early SIUC presidents, the family established the award to encourage excellence in the arts.

On display will be large screen prints, sculpture, blown glass, ceramics, paintings, graphic arts, multimedia piece, prototypes of new products designed by students and more.

Creators represent the finest artists in their graduating class.

Promoting excellence in undergraduate academics is one of the goals of Southern@150, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it reaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.

A list of finalists, by hometown, their chosen media and parents names, where available:

Anna: Rosalia C. Murillo, printmaking, mixed media screen prints, daughter of Salvador Murillo of Cobden and Katherine Murillo of Anna.

Centralia: Steven D. Foutch Jr., printmaking, large-scale woodcuts printed over screen prints, son of Steven Foutch of Centralia and Peggy Smith of Richview.

Chebanse: Andrew Peters, painting.

Chicago: Jonathan Sangster, communication design, son of Denise Sangster.

Du Quoin: Christopher B. Davis, sculpture, wood with cast metal and rope, son of Bryant and Lorie Davis.

Eureka: Margaret S.L. Goodman, sculpture, fabricated metal and wood, daughter of Kenneth and Linda Goodman.

Geneseo: Kathleen A. Altermatt, oil paintings, paintings and multimedia collages and dioramas, daughter of Thomas H. and Linda S. Altermatt.

Granite City: Charles S. Enzwiler; visual communication; print ads, packaging design and Web sites; son of Charles R. and Donna M. Enzwiler.

Lake Villa: James C. Tierney, painting, pen with watercolors, son of John and Vera Tierney of Burlington, Wis.

Lawrenceville: Jacob E. Harrison, industrial design, product designs.

Oak Lawn: Josh Dorta, painting, son of Carmen Dorta.

Rochester: Jason A. Warren, sculpture, son of Thomas and Paemla Warren.

St. Charles: Scott L. Gamble, glass and ceramics, vessels, son of Dane and Sheila Gamble.

Wilmington: James R. Gorman, communication design, combines photography with illustration and typography, son of James J. and Theresa L. Gorman.

Woodlawn: Elizabeth Duncan, communication design, daughter of Gary Duncan of Woodlawn.


Prospect: Emily V. Hillerich, industrial deisgn, product designs, daughter of Gary and Vicki Hillerich. New Jersey

Fair Haven: Ernest G. Menocal, industrial design, 3-D models and photographs of designs, son of Serafin and Margarita C. Menocal.

New York

Jamestown: Nathan A. Sandberg, ceramics and glass, clay and glass art pieces, son of Steven A. and Patricia R. Sandberg.

North Carolina

Greensboro: Ross J. Kostelnik, glass, son of Bob and June Kostelnik.


Salt Lake City: Amy Winkel, metalsmithing, daughter of Richard and Karen Winkel.