GALEX 53 NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION

March 8 - April 6, 2019

GALEX is comprised of the words "Galesburg" and "Exhibit" What began as a regional competition has grown into a national juried competition and exhibition, now in its 53rd year. This year's exhibition includes over 75 pieces of art, representing 74 artists from around the country.

This year's Juror, Harlow B. Blum, awarded over $2,500 in cash prizes. Blum received his BFA (Painting) from the University of Illinois (1956), MA (Painting) Michigan State University (1959), and MFA, (Printmaking) Syracuse University (1966). He taught art at Monmouth College (1959-1999). He has continued to create collage paintings from his studio in Monmouth.

“My selections for GALEX 53 are based on the aesthetic characteristics of each work, as well as its originality, use of materials, and its structure. The quality of the 866 entries to GALEX was most impressive. In my initial review, I found that the number of worthy works was enough to fill the gallery several times over, so I commend all the artists for their participation. The task of jurying this show was truly challenging.” — Harlow Blum


BRIAN ADAMS - Santa Clara, CA

Half Life

spray paint, paint marker, $911

EMMETT BARNACLE - Providence, RI

Slice of Home

cast glass and wood, $2,000

KATE BLAKE - Nashville, TN

Profile of a Woman

charcoal, $163

CARLEY BLANCHARD - York, PA

105 Rupert Rd

dry point on plexiglass, $85

KENT BROADBENT - Annawan, IL

Rock

oil and cold wax, SOLD

BETH BYNUM - Kingsley, MI

Loon’s Call-Peace

collage on canvas, $425

ANNE CARMAN-HENDEL - Galesburg, IL

Cocky

mixed media, $150

HILDA CHAMPION - Naples, FL

Up and Up

print, $450

MICHAEL AND SARA CHANEY - White River Junction, NY

Almanac #7 Tree

mixed media, $1,500

STEPHEN DELANEY -Middleton, MA

Gateway

photography, SOLD

CATHYJEAN CLARK - Nellsville, WI

Aura III

etching, litho, chine colle, $875

E. VALENTINE DeWALD - Redmond, WA

London

mezzotint print, $350

THOMAS CLARK - Lake Oswego, OR

Harbingers

photography, SOLD

MARK DIERKER - Dubuque, IA

Unsettled Skies

photography, $350

JASON CONNELL - Galesburg, IL

Needing to Roam

wood and metal, SOLD

CHRIS DOKOLASA - Galesburg, IL

Feminine Form with Red Lines

ceramic stoneware, SOLD

PATRICK DOUGHMAN - Cedarburg, WI

The Regulars

egg tempera, $750

TRENT FOLTZ - Geneseo, IL

Seeing Orange

photography, $300

JACOB GUZAN - Peoria, IL

Nightlight 3

colored pencil, white charcoal, acrylic, SOLD

PAUL HITCHEN - Somerset, MA

The Way We Were

acrylic on canvas, $1,500

JINHEE KIM - Northbrook, IL

Brilliant Camouflage

thread, yarn, rhinestones on linen, $3,000

EVIN LEEK - Wilmington, NC

Luisa

oil on canvas, $2,800

DEBORAH LUTZ - Good Hope, IL

Heaven’s Spiral Reach

digital fractal image giclee on silver paper, $325

BARBARA MARSHALL -Chesterfield, MO

Serene Sunset in Tar

photography, $160

PAUL MURRAY - Jamestown, RI

Morning Trek to Water

color photography, $695

ALEXIS ORTIZ - Windsor, CO

Reflection

acrylic on canvas, $1,000

JANICE ROCKWELL - Macomb, IL

Holy Cow

oil/mixed media collage, $750

SUSAN SCHIN - Portland, OR

Abstract 2

soapstone, $600

ROBERT SLOTTERBACK - Cedar Rapids, IA

Won’t you please

wood-holly, blood wood and ebony, $3,000

BILL WOHLFORD - Bettendorf, IA

Inspiration Library

carved wood with acrylics, $695

GARY ZUERCHER - San Clemente, CA

Desert Raven

photography, $400

LAUREN DOUGLAS - South Milwaukee, WI

The Spell of Silence And Forever

acrylics, photograph, paper, book cover, SOLD

SANDY FRIEDMAN - Colorado Springs, CO

Blow Your Skirt Up

high fire salt, $265

JAMES R. HARNEY - Normal, IL

Everything Has Already Been Said Before

wood, acrylic paint, $1,500

BOB HOLMES - Millington, IL

Spring Day

watercolor, $330

SHARON KNIGHT - Macomb, IL

Vermont Lodge No. 116

35mm photography, $600

L. JEAN LEWIS - Glenwood, IL

Make a Joyful Noise!

pastel, $750

ROB REED MEMORIAL SCULPTURE AWARD

LEE MALERICH - Neeses, SC

Dreamgirl

wood and fasteners, $600

LORI MILLER - Eldridge, IA

Traffic Flow

mixed media, $650

ONZIE NORMAN - Wixom, MI

Darker the Roots

mixed media on wood, $5,500

JOHN PUFFER - Vincennes, IN

wall frescos (House of the Small Fountain, 2017: Pompeii, Italy)

archival inkjet print, $375

BRIAN ROW - San Marcos, TX

The Last Drop

mixed media, $500

EDWARD SHMUNES - Columbia, SC

Out To Dry

archival pigment print on somerset velvet paper, $300

GREG THATCHER - Fairfield, IA

Yew Tree Quadriptych

hand colored giclee print, $2,250

JANIS MARS WUNDERLICH - Monmouth, IL

On The Rapids

ceramic, $3,000

FRANK ZUREY - Golden, CO

Sunbeam on Hoodoos

photography, $970

JULIE ENGLAND - Dallas, TX

Mountain Stream I

monotype, $500

JOANN GOETZINGER - Bloomington, IL

Whirl

oil and acrylic on wood, $450

DEREK HIBBS - Madison, WI

Swallow It Dog

etching, aquatint, letterpress, $200

JOHN HOWLAND - Ruston, WA

Matriarch Bar

photography, $180

RON KOEHLER - Cleveland, MS

Grammy Always Told me that I can play with my food

wood, paint, $650

MISTY LONG - Peoria, IL

Bill

glass, satin, and poly-fill beads, $900

KATHLEEN MANNING - West Chicago, IL

Friends

watercolor, $400

SAMANTHA MODDER- Boston, MA

Breakfast Warrior

digital collage, ball point pen, $40

MERIT AWARD

CARLY NORRIS - Niles, MI

Without our Past

found objects, paper, ink, wax, paint, horse hair, nails, $400

HOLLY REEDER - Frisco, TX

Migration of the Monarch

acrylic, $250

DOUGLAS RUTZEN - Blandinsville, IL

Pocket Pond

acrylic on canvas, $1,000

MARTIN SIEGEL - Silver Lake, OH

Red Macaw

drawing - gel pen, $800

BLICK PURCHASE AWARD

ROBERTO TORRES - Madison, WI

Tejana

collagraph, $1,300

PEGGY WYMAN - Macomb, MO

Starshine

fiber (pine needle), $495

FRANK ZUREY  - Golden, CO   Anchor & Ogive Glaciers   photography, $970

FRANK ZUREY - Golden, CO

Anchor & Ogive Glaciers

photography, $970

THOMAS FOLEY - Galesburg, IL

Duffy’s 1183

photography, $150

RICHARD GREENE - Los Angeles, CA

Bushwick #1

archival pigment print, $350

KENT LEASURE FINE PRINT AWARD

DEREK HIBBS - Madison, WI

You Can Have It All

color reduction woodcut, $400

MEDALLION AWARD

DAVE HUPKE - Pekin, IL

Hemlock Covered Bridge-Reflection

photography, $350

SASSOON KOSIAN - Cranford, NJ

Belief System

steel, $2,500

LONNIE EUGENE STEWART AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

SHANNON LUNDEEN - Macomb, IL

Randi

serigraphy, $800

CARLA MARKWART - Galesburg, IL

Thursday

acrylic on canvas, $2,000

SCOTT MOSSMAN - Chicago, IL

One Rose

oil on linen, $4,500

EMILY OLSON- Arvada, CO

Harvest Treasure

pastel on board, $750

MELINDA RETTKE - Peoria, IL

Skagway River, Alaska

oil on canvas, NFS

CARMEN SCHAEFER - Rochester, NY

The Dancer

graphite and charcoal, $1,000

MIKE SKIBA - Westminster, CO

Earth Dragon Egg

walnut and redwood, $400

MICHAEL VOSS - Waukegan, IL

Girl V World

oil on canvas, $2,000

JANE ZICH - Fairfax, CA

A Child’s Companions

colored pencil, acrylic, oil, and pastel on paper, $1,200