GALEX 51, March 3 - April 8, 2017

GALEX is a combination of the words “Galesburg” and “Exhibit.” What began as a regional competition in 1967, has grown into a national juried competition and exhibition, now in its 51st year. This year’s exhibition includes over 60 pieces of art, representing 49 artists from around the country, who were competing for $2,500 in prizes.

Thank you to our award sponsors: Blick Art Materials (Purchase Award and Kent Leasure Fine Print Award), Lonnie Eugene Stewart (Award of Excellence), Breslin’s Floor Covering and Stoerzbach Law Office (Co-sponsors of the Merit Award), McFall Monument Company (Medallion Award), and the Rob Reed Memorial Fund (Rob Reed Memorial Sculpture Award).

Juror

John Bakker - John Bakker is a Chicago-based artist and has shown extensively throughout the Midwest. His work is included in a variety of private and public collections including the city of Chicago's Public Art Collection. He is a member of the faculty at Trinity Christian College on the south suburban fringe of Chicago. His current socially based projects include the Galesburg Portrait Project in which he painted portraits of over 400 people.

When asked to jury exhibitions, Baker refers to the critic Arthur Danto's notion: for something to count as a work of art, it needs both embodiment and aboutness. Embodiment refers to the physicality of the object; aboutness alludes to the way it engages other discourses or cultural issues.

AnkeneyRichFoodTruck

Food Truck

Rich Ankeney

Galesburg, IL

Photography

babler_marcia-TheCloud

The Cloud

Marcia Babler

Libertyville, IL

Archival pigment print

Barbosa_FerminPapelerero

Papelerero

Fermin Barbosa

Kankakee, IL

Color pencil, acrylic, marker, gouache, ink, collage

Carson_Susan_1-SafeBurn

Safe Burn - Blick Art Materials Purchase Award

Susan Carson

Pekin, IL

Oil

crawford_cathie-Breaking

Breaking

Cathie Crawford

Peoria, IL
Color reduction woodcut

Davis_Larry MarketDay

Market Day

Larry Jon Davis

Knoxville, IL
Oil and wax

Davis_Larry 4-Shaman111

Shaman #111 - Merit Award

Larry Jon Davis

Knoxville, IL

Oil and wax

Davis_Larry Talisman

Talisman

Larry Jon Davis

Knoxville, IL

Oil and wax

Dokolasa_Chris4-Red Sun and Rocks Vase.jpg

Red Sun and Rocks Vase

Chris Dokolasa

Galesburg, IL

Stoneware

Doughman Patrick-CominginfromtheCold

Coming in from the Cold

Patrick Doughman

Cedarburg, WI

2 color linocut print

Doughman Patrick-SoupKitchen

Soup Kitchen

Patrick Doughman

Cedarburg, WI

Egg tempera

dralanddoyle_rebecca1-Meme.jpg

MEME

Rebecca Draland-Doyle

Princeville, IL

Wood

dralanddoyle_rebecca2-Relic.jpg

Relic

Rebecca Draland-Doyle

Princeville, IL

Mixed media

Drasites_Roy2StudioView

Studio View

Roy Drasites

Chapin, SC

Epson print

Drasites_Roy3StudioMoor

Studio Moor

Roy Drasites

Chapin, SC

Epson print

Ferrigno.Andrea_FesteringEmergence

Festering Emergence

Andrea Ferrigno

Galesburg, IL

Pastel on paper

Ferrigno_Andrea_TwistingofLight

Twisting of Light

Andrea Ferrigno

Galesburg, IL

Pastel on paper

foley_thomasDuffy's6203

Duffy's #6203 (8/29/16)

Thomas Foley

Galesburg, IL

Dye sublimation photograph infused to aluminum

Foltz_Trent-SnowySat

Snowy Saturday

Trent Foltz

Geneseo, IL

Photography

fowler_michaelCarmine's Calligraph

Carmine's Calligraph

Michael Fowler

North Augusta, SC

Oil on canvas

Gordon_Mark_3-Sphere

Sphere - Rob Reed Memorial Sculpture

Mark Gordon

Wilson, NC

Clay

gray_timothy-ConcreteWorkers

Concrete Workers

Timothy Gray

Galesburg, IL

Archival pigment print

gray_timothy-StateandVanBuren

State and Van Buren - Kent Leasure Fine Print Award

Timothy Gray

Galesburg, IL

Archival pigment print

Ham_YvonneChicagoSunset

Chicago Sunset

Yvonne Ham

Elmwood, IL

Watercolor

Ham_YvonneKarley

Karley

Yvonne Ham

Elmwood, IL

Watercolor

hartnett_niall-SpousalEclipse

Spousal Eclipse

Niall Hartnett

Macomb, IL

Digital Photography

hennings_tyler1ShittersinCahoots

Shitters in Cahoots

Tyler Hennings

Macomb, IL

Oil on canvas

hennings_tylerRedCrate

Red Crate

Tyler Hennings

Macomb, IL

Oil on canvas

Hentchel_Fred_The Tudors_13x15 withframe_MixedMedia-Paint,Ink,Pencil

The Tudors

Fred Hentchel

Chillicothe, IL

Mixed media

Hitchen_PaulQuicksilversLastHaulout

Quicksilver’s Last Haulout

Paul Hitchen
Somerset, MA

Acrylic on canvas

Hottois_Sean-The Alien...

The Alien You’ve Always Wanted

Sean Hottois

South Bend, IN

Resin, diodes, microcontroller, LiPoly, stell, aluminum, wire, silver

knight_sharon_-PrimaryColors

Primary Colors

Sharon Knight

Macomb, IL

Digital photography

Lacy_Jared -Madonna Spike

Madonna Spike

Jared Lacey

Knoxville, IL

Mixed media painting

Lee_William_Glory Days2

Glory Days

William Lee

Galesburg, IL

Photography

Christopher_Legel_flyover4

Flyover

Christopher Legel

Thomson, IL

Ink on paper (photography)

Lytle_Desert Breeze

Desert Breeze

B. Thomas Lytle

Knoxville, IL

Blown glass

Malveto_John_ThreeFriends

Three Friends

John Malveto

Walker, LA

Acrylic on canvas

markwart_carla 2-YellowDowntown

Yellow Downtown

Carla Markwart

Galesburg, IL

Acrylic on paper

Meirhaeghe_JoeJ&S208_sm

J&S 208

Joe Meirhaeghe & Steve Sinner

Orion, IL and Bettendorf, IA

Hickory

Meirhaeghe_JoeJ&S209_sm

J&S 209

Joe Meirhaeghe & Steve Sinner

Orion, IL and Bettendorf, IA

Cherry

Moulton_Robert -Passages

Passages

Robert B. Moulton

East Peoria, IL

Photography

Ohrn_Erik4-TheOccupant

The Occupant - Medallion Award

Erik Ohrn

 

Oil, graphite, charcoal on panel

Parlin_James2-Swoon

Swoon

James Parlin

Edinboro, PA

Aluminum, acrylic paint

Paulsen Brian 2jpg.Found Near Mardronna 2016 Dry Point Engravine 13 x 9

Found Near Madronna

Brian Paulsen

Grand Forks, ND

Print

Paulsen Brian 3jbg. Theater Furniture Dry Point Engraving 2016    9 x 13

Theater Furniture

Brian Paulsen

Grand Forks, ND
Print

Perrott_Michael1_Formida de Penna

Formida de Penna

Michael Perrott

Frankfort, IL
Iron, cotton canvas, wire

phelan_marySeclusion

Seclusion

Mary Phelan
Chicago, IL
Oil on linen

phelan_maryUrbanGridII

Urban Grid II

Mary Phelan
Chicago, IL
Oil on linen

Reed_LoriImaginationHasWings

Imagination Has Wings

Lori Reed
Bloomington, IL
Mixed media

Rexdale_Elaine_Mudhead-3

Mudhead

Elaine Rexdale
Rock Island, IL
Acrylic

rockwell_janiceTeachableMoment

Teachable Moment

Janice Rockwell
Macomb, IL
Oil on linen

rutzen_douglasWinterWoodsLight

Winter Woods Light

Douglas Rutzen
Blandinsville, IL
Acrylic on canvas

Shmunes_EdwardPersonsofInteret

Persons of Interest

Edward Shumnes
Columbia, SC
Photography

streeter_stephen-TheFoolontheHill

The Fool on the Hill

Stephen Streeter
Alpha, IL
Giclée photographic print

Van Dyke_WendyHousework

Housework

Wendy Van Dyke
Davenport, IA
Pencil and colored pencil

west_peggyFire

Fire

Peggy West
Peoria, IL
Hand watercolored drypoint, letterpress

west_peggyShameBleeds

Shame Bleeds

Peggy West
Peoria, IL
Hand watercolored drypoint, letterpress, antique book pages

White_Marti-EscenaVI

Escena VI

Marti White
Tucson, AZ
Collage

wilson_stephen2-FunksGrove

Funk’s Grove Church-Lonnie Eugene Stewart Award of Excellence

Stephen Wilson
Groveland, IL
Photography

Yeager_Sheryl-TheMischievous Pigs

The Mischievous Pigs

Sheryl Yeager
Pittsburgh, PA
Pastel on paper

Osterle_Dale1 Magnificent Tulips Magnificent Tulips
Dale Osterle
DeKalb, IL
Hand-painted etching