JWCC to Host 9th Annual Student Show & Sell Art Show and Reception on April 21

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April 29, 2021

April 20, 2021

JWCC to Host 9th Annual Student Show & Sell Art Show and Reception on April 21

John Wood Community College’s Heath Center Art Gallery will feature artwork by JWCC students during the 9th annual Student Show and Sell. The exhibit is running now to May 14. Visitors will see who won the art show competition and will have the opportunity to purchase artwork.

The gallery is open during regular college hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon, and is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the JWCC Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison.

An artists’ reception, sponsored by the JWCC Foundation Office and the Fine Arts Department, will be held for the students on Wednesday, April 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Visitors are required to wear face coverings and social distancing will be maintained.

Christine Wiewel, JWCC chair of fine arts, judged this year’s art show that features artwork by JWCC students.  “The work in this show represents the best pieces created by our visual arts students this school year,” Wiewel said.

The top winners include Morgan Frankenhoff for Best in Show, ‘Colorless,’ graphite pencil drawing; Andrew Myers, First Place, ‘Distortion,’ oil painting; Riley Frankenhoff, Second Place, ‘Semblance,’ acrylic painting; and Alaina Voss Third Place, ‘The Way I See You,’ acrylic and pen. The winners will receive a certificate and cash prize sponsored by the John Wood Community College Foundation Office.

The exhibit includes a variety of mediums and subject matter created by students. Most pieces will be for sale, with students keep the majority of the proceeds to jump-start their art and design careers.  The gallery retains a portion of each sale to fund future receptions and gallery projects to enhance art education programming.

“JWCC offers many opportunities for students to be involved in the fine arts including, music concerts and art exhibitions. We offer students a great place to begin their journey in the arts, whether they choose to make it a career or a hobby,” Wiewel said. “Scholarships are available to visual art students as well as musicians for the fall 2021 academic year.” Learn more on how to apply at jwcc.edu/admissions.

The gallery is open during regular college hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon, and is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the JWCC Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison.

To purchase artwork or for more information about the Heath Center Art Gallery, contact Jenna Seaborn at 217-653-3246 or email artgallery@jwcc.edu.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.