Winners Announced in the JWCC 10th Annual Student Show & Sell

JWCC main campus building
April 12, 2022

Winners Announced in the JWCC 10th Annual Student Show & Sell

John Wood Community College’s tenth annual Student “Show and Sell” Spring Exhibit in the Heath Center Art Gallery is now through May 13, 2022. The artist reception & awards ceremony was held on April 6. Dr. Steven Soebbing, JWCC Chair of Fine Arts, judged this year’s art show that features numerous pieces of artwork by JWCC students.

The top winners include: Madison Beck (Best in Show, “Urban Building 2”); Eve Olivas (First Place, “Beautifully Rusted”); Riley Frankenhoff (Second Place, “The Female Peer”); and Luke Mittermeyer (Third Place, “Leaden Docks”). The winners received a certificate and cash prize sponsored by the John Wood Community College Foundation Office.

Honorable mentions include Nichola Carter, “Night in a City;” Morgan Frankenhoff, “Girl with a Pearl Earring;” McCartney Lewis, “In Ecstasy;” and Benjamin Bland, “Portrait of the Duke of Urbino.” Ethan Schemerhorn also participated in the art show.

Some pieces will be for sale and students keep the majority of the proceeds to jump start their art and design careers. The college does retain a portion of each sale to enhance the arts education program at JWCC through the Foundation Office.

Prize awards are made possible by generous contributions to the Visual Arts Fund with the JWCC Foundation. The Visual Arts Fund provides support to the JWCC visual arts program and students. For more information or to make a gift, contact Barbara Holthaus at 217-641-4104 or email  New this year is a silent auction of artwork by former JWCC students. Bids are being accepted through Friday, May 6.

The exhibit is open through Friday, May 13 during regular business hours. For more information about the exhibit, contact Jenna Seaborn, Heath Center Art Gallery Curator, at or 217-653-3246.

The Heath Center Art Gallery is located on the lower-level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts Center on JWCC’s Quincy campus and is open during normal college hours Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

JWCC Madison Beck Best In Show

Picture: Madison Beck, Best in Show Winner

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.