Juried exhibition to feature student artwork

Artwork by Northwestern College students will be on display in the college’s Te Paske Gallery April 15 through May 2 in the final show of the academic year. An opening reception is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

Northwestern’s 41st Juried Student Art Exhibition gives the college’s art students the opportunity to competitively test their work with each other and to have the results of that competition exhibited. The show will feature paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and photographs, as well as mixed media and graphic design projects.

While student artists do not have to be art majors, all entries must be work created as part of a Northwestern College art course.

Serving as the juror for the show is Peter Sheesley, an instructor of art at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Sheesley is a graduate of Wheaton College who earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in figurative painting from the New York Academy of Art. He has worked as an ice sculptor, art handler, and scientific illustrator, and his work has been displayed in New York City and Chicago, as well as Oneonta, N.Y.; Wheaton, Ill.; Springfield, Mass.; and Balleroy, France. After judging the entries, Sheesley will give a gallery talk during the opening reception on April 15.

The Te Paske Gallery is located in the Thea G. Korver Visual Arts Center, on Highway 10 at 214 8th St. S.W. in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday.