February 05, 2009

Surplus Gallery hosts C4 Juried Show, other events

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Third Annual C4 Juried Show returns to the Surplus Gallery at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month, featuring Robert Sill, assistant director of art at the Illinois State Museum, as juror.

This juried show is open to University students and the area community. If the opportunity to put artwork in front of a discerning audience isn’t enough of a lure for University and community artists, then perhaps the $500 in awards in three categories will be.

To enter, download a form at http://tinyurl.com/C4entryform, or pick up a form at the School of Art and Design offices in the Allyn Building on campus. The art drop-off is at the Surplus Gallery from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 22, and artists may enter at that time, as well. Entry is $20 for up to three entries, $5 per entry for each entry after that. The show is open to all media.

The C4 Show runs Feb. 25-27, with a closing reception at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27.

The C4 Juried Show is just one of a full season of events happening at the Surplus Gallery. Other highlights include the Love at the Glove event, the annual Rickert Ziebold competitive scholarship show, and a variety of master and bachelor of fine arts shows.

Here is the complete schedule for the Spring 2009 semester:

Feb. 9-14 -- Love at the Glove

Feb. 16-20 -- First Year MFA Review -- The Pupae Project

Feb. 25-27 -- C4 Juried Exhibition

March 2-6 -- Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP) Exchange Show

March 18-20 -- BFA Review

March 23-27 -- BFA Thesis Review

March 30-April 3 -- Second Year MFA Review

April 6-10 -- Sachiyo Yoshida and Mark Ponder -- Collective MFA Thesis Show

April 17-25 -- Rickert Ziebold Trust Award Competition show

April 27-May 1 -- Ben Cohan and Lucas Greco -- Collective MFA Thesis Show

May 4-8 -- Senior Thesis exhibition

May 11-15 -- Jake Wells and Thomas Peters -- Collective MFA Thesis Show

The Surplus Gallery is in the Glove Factory at 408 S. Washington in Carbondale. Hours vary by show, but gallery access is generally available the mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information about any of the shows or the gallery, email sgallery@siu.edu.