April 17, 2008

Media Advisory

The School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale announces the winner or winners of the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award at 3:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Surplus Gallery in the Glove Factory, 432 S. Washington Ave. in Carbondale. Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to cover the event.

The annual juried competition is open to senior art students at SIUC. The award is approximately $20,000. The jury may select a single winner or several winners from the finalists. This year, 14 finalists participated in the award competition.

The award commemorates Joseph Rickert, a prominent lawyer and former state senator from Waterloo, who loved the arts. His family established the award in his honor in 1974.

The exhibit showcasing all 14 finalists' work opens at 11 a.m. on April 21 and runs through April 26. The exhibit includes examples of painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, sculpture, communication design and glass.