April 01, 2004

Winners' works to be on display at museum

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Four gifted art seniors at Southern Illinois University Carbondale won coveted 2004 Rickert-Ziebold Awards and will split its $20,000 purse, contest organizers announced Monday, March 29.

This year's finalists included 20 talented young creators who are painters, sculptors, graphic designers, potters, metalsmiths, product designers and the like.The annual juried competition is open only to undergraduate art majors who are in their senior year at SIUC.

Top honors went to: cartoonist Jim Tierney of Lake Villa, metalsmith and jewelry maker Amy Winkel of Salt Lake City, sculptor Chris Davis of Du Quoin and printmaker Steven Foutch Jr. of Centralia.


Art school faculty chose the winners after viewing individual displays of their work.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.

The winners' works will be on display Sunday, April 4 through Sunday, April 25 in the University Museum on campus. A special reception honoring the young artists is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 and is free and open to all.

The museum, in the north wing of Faner Hall, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays through Mondays. Admission is free.

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 celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.