Awards of Excellence Jacoby Arts Center

Regional Art Exhibitions feature works done by Sarah Gillespie, formerly of Newton and presently a member of the Effingham Art Guild, during the winter of 2013.

ALTON, IL – December 26, 2012 – Jacoby Arts Center will host its Awards of Excellence exhibition in its Main Gallery from January 11 through February 23. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, January 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will feature the work of five artists selected by juror Laura Strand, Associate Professor, head of Textile Arts at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the annual JAC Juried Exhibition held in July 2012.

Exhibiting artists include Lillian Bates, wearable art; Rebecca Eilering, drawing & painting; Kristin Powers Nowlin; Sarah Gillespie, painting; and collaborative work by Nick Martin and Michael Wartgow.

Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., late on Thursdays until 8 p.m., and closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, visit www.jacobyartscenter.org or call 618-462-5222.

Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the artistic development and economic success of artists, and to expand accessibility to the arts through programs that promote education, participation and exploration.

Seven paintings by Sarah Gillespie, native of Newton and member of the Effingham Art Guild, appear in this exhibition.

CONTACT:
Joshua Laughlin, Visual Arts Coordinator
618.462.5222; 618.541.0632

Photo Op
St. Louis Artists' Guild

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 18, 2013; 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Exhibition Dates:
January 18 – March 17, 2013

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents Photo Op, a juried group exhibition of photography (digital or analog) and artwork incorporating photographic imagery. Juror Daniel Farnum (Professor of Photography, University of Missouri at Columbia) selected 65 pieces by 42 different artists. The work in Photo Op covers a wide range of styles and content, including staged or constructed tableaus, digitally manipulated imagery, and straightforward photography.

Sarah Gillespie's Spring Vibrations, a digitally manipulated image, is included in the show.

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is located at Two Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105 Gallery: 314-727-6266.

2013 Annual Graduate Art Exhibition
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, IL

SIUE presents the 2013 Annual Graduate Exhibition at the Art Gallery in the Morris University Center opening January 8th through January 31st. The exhibition features 2-D and 3-D art works by graduate students. The exhibit includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, pottery and glass. Sarah Gillespie's Formation Series, a fiber art piece, and The Woods, a mixed media art piece, are included in the exhibition.