October 18, 2018

Juried art exhibition at SIU is open for student and community entries

by Hannah Erickson

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Artists from across the region are invited to submit entries to the 12th annual C4 Juried Art Exhibition at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, hosted by the Critical Forum student organization.

The event features a variety of art styles and techniques, and is open to the public for both entries and viewing.

The art exhibition is set for Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, with pieces on display in the Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory. The closing reception and awards ceremony will be Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m., with awards announced at 6:45 p.m.

Juried competition with cash prizes

This year’s juror for the competition is Brian Jobe. With eleven years of teaching at colleges and universities and experience working at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Blue Star Contemporary in Texas, Jobe has spent his life around art.

In 2015 he, and his wife Carolyn Jobe, founded Locate Arts, an organization that connects and promotes contemporary visual art in Tennessee. Jobe currently acts as co-executive director of this organization while also teaching art courses at Lipscomb University.

Winning entries will be decided by Jobe, and $500 in total cash prizes and awards will be given to graduate, undergraduate and community categories.

Entry opens Oct. 24

All students and community members are welcomed to enter pieces into the competition. An entry fee of $20 covers three pieces, with additional entries accepted at $5 per submission (up to six entries total). All entries must be dropped off in person at the Glove Factory lobby, 432 S. Washington St, Carbondale.

Entries are accepted at the specified times:

  • 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 24.
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Oct. 25.
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 26.
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.

For more information contact William.sieber@siu.edu.