April 24, 2020

2020 Rickert-Ziebold nominees recognized for their work

by Jason Franchuk

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Nine senior finalists in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Art and Design will share the annual Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award.

The annual exhibition was set for this week with the winning entries announced April 20. The COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in classes moving to an online format in mid-March prompted the exhibition’s cancellation for this year. Rob Lopez, director of the art and design program and the Rickert-Ziebold committee decided to award each of the finalists $500 to advance their creative practice and continue the legacy of the award.

 “It is unfortunate to miss the opportunity to see a great show that they would have put up,” said Sun Kim, an associate professor in the School of Art and Design and event organizer. “And I hope we will be able to get back to normal for the next year cycle.”

The nominees for this year’s competition, listed by hometown and program, were:


  • Carmi: Hailey Winkleman, communication design.
  • Highland: Madelynn Shively, drawing.
  • Joliet: Jake Beltran, painting.
  • Marion: Matthew Szidik, general studio.


  • Denver: Hadley Bowles, metals and glass.


  • Louisville: Emma Vogelsberg, industrial and communication design.
  • Owensboro: Laura Carver, drawing.


  • Nolensville: Cole Dugan, communication design.



  • Catherines: Cain Hassim, industrial design. 

This award is possible through the generosity of the family of the late Joseph Rickert. A prominent lawyer and state senator from Waterloo, Illinois, Rickert enjoyed a personal interest in the arts. This award, established in 1974 in memory of the Rickert family, serves to support and encourage the tradition of excellence.

For more information, contact Sun Kim at sunkim@siu.edu or the Surplus Gallery at 618/453-7548 or sgallery@siu.edu