March 21, 2005

Rickert-Ziebold finalists announced

by Paula Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Twenty-one collegiate artists will vie for the $20,000 purse in the 2005 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 may go to a single winner or be split among several artists. Art school faculty annually select the winners, with the announcement set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, 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 free open houses from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3; 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 4; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.

Finalists include graphic and product designers, metal smiths, 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 innovative metal work, sculpture, blown glass, ceramics, paintings, graphic arts, multimedia pieces, 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 at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment,” a blueprint for the development of the University as it nears its 150th anniversary in 2019.


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

• Belleville: Rebecca Frolker, communication design, daughter of Donald J. and Margaret M. Frolker.

• Chester: Molly McAdams, metalsmith, Donald and JoBeth McAdams.

• Edelstein: Anthony Cotta, drawing, Michael and Patricia Cotta.

• Freeport: Marcela Angel, industrial design, Paul and Stella Kijowski.

• Hanover Park: John A. Litvinenko, glass, Lucy Litvinenko.

• Makanda: Shane Hassler, metalsmith, Melanie Schmeck.

• Moline: Matthew Carter, painting, Joel and Sue Carter.

• Mundelein: Tracy McEvilly, ceramics, Michael and Kathleen McEvilly.

• Naperville: Joseph A. Falzone, glass, Mike and Elaine Falzone

• Olney: Elzie Sexton, painting, Jack and Carolyn Sexton.

• Petersburg: Megan Sponsler, sculpture, Thomas and Christina Sponsler.

• Pinckneyville: Amy L. Peradotta, printmaking and painting, Sue Peradotta.

• Roanoke: Shelley Anne Rudin, glass, Randy and Diane Rudin.

• Sims: Skyler Taylor, communication design, Thomas and Verla Taylor.

• Springfield: Evan Burnette, glass, Judy Burnette.

• Waterloo: Brad Keim, drawing, Keith and Kathy Keim.


• Mount Dora: Kimberly M. Watters, glass, Vasco and June Watters.


• Boonville: Laura Hancock, metal smith, Avery and Jennifer Hancock.


• St. Louis: Margaret Marie Kramer, metal smith, James Kramer and Christine Tullman;

Elizabeth Ann Ellerman, ceramics, Mike and Robin Ellerman.


• Seoul: Jung-Am Park, studio art, Jong-cheon Park and Bu-Yeb Kim.