March 29, 2006

Student artists compete for Rickert-Ziebold award

by Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An elite group of senior student artists at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is vying for the 2006 Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award, one of the largest such awards available to student artists in the country.

The SIUC School of Art and Design will announce the winner or winners of the award at 3:30 p.m. April 3 at the Surplus Gallery. The gallery is in the old Glove Factory, 408 S. Washington St., which houses a series of studios and galleries for SIUC artists.

The purse is $20,000. Judges may award the prize to one artist or split it among several.

Visitors can view the nominated artworks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of the announcement. The gallery also will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 5. The exhibition also will run at the University Museum April 9-30, with a closing reception set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28.

The award is in memory of the Joseph Rickert family, who established it to encourage young artists. Finalists typically represent the finest members of that year's graduating class.

A complete list of this year's finalists, their medium, hometown and parents follows:

• Catie Cusack, sculpture, 9600 S. Seeley, Chicago. Patricia and Sean Cusack.

• Robert J. De Villez, painting, 215 Starks Road, Harrisburg. Bob DeVillez, Sharon Jakobsen.

• Lucas A. Dickerson, drawing and painting, 2025 Marland St., Springfield. Robert and Robin Dickerson.

• Susan Dielman, ceramics, 2134 N. Shady Rest, Monticello. Bill and Mary Jo Dielman.

• Allison Duncan, glass, 100 Lakewood Drive, Millstadt. Daniel and Patricia Duncan.

• Ryan Ayende Ford, industrial design, 6 Jason Drive, Glen Carbon. Georgella Ford.

• Sara Fleischhacker, painting, 211 Woodland Way, Bloomingdale. Fran and Mike Fleischhacker.

• Joshua W. Gates, metals and glass, 826 N. Prairieview Drive, Kankakee. Timothy and Elizabeth Gates.

• Justin C. Gerard, industrial design, P.O. Box 70, Alexis. Judy Nally and Philip Gerard.

• Wendy Gochenaur, metals, 5139 Fairmount, Downers Grove. Jan and Dave Gochenaur.

• Jeremy H. Griffith, glass, 107 S. Hewitt St., Carbondale. Marilyn Haworth.

• Effrosini Karayiannis, industrial design, 601 S. James St., Carbondale. Anastasios and Patricia Karayiannis.

• Paula McAteer, drawing and painting, 101 E. High St., Freeburg. Pam and Mark McAteer.

• Kelly Miller, metals, 4217 Brookhaven Ave., Louisville, Ky. Donald and Rima Robinson.

• Theodore Robinson, glass and metals, 8133 S. Prairie, Chicago. Syliva Currie.

• Adrienne Ryan, ceramics, 1632 Heidorn St., Westchester. Karen Ryan and Tom Ryan.

• Katy Setchell, sculpture, 616 E. Van Buren St., Ottawa. Tom and Jane Setchell.

• Charlene Wahl, ceramics, 115 W. Mazon Ave., Dwight. James and Pamela Wahl.

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