Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio juries Student Exhibition

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:36 -- univcomm
February 6, 2014

From February 22 through March 21, Jessie C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University will host the annual Juried Student Exhibition. The opening reception and award ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s juror, Chris Sickels, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. His work will be exhibited in conjunction with the student work selected for the exhibition.

The Juried Student Exhibition is a competition open to all Art+Design students, regardless of year or major. A juror selects the works for the show and gives awards for Best of Show as well as for specific areas of study. [Photo: Monsieur H.B. Deux, mixed media, 2012, 6”x3”x4”]

The exhibition offers gallery visitors the opportunity to see the variety of work being created by AU Art+Design students at all levels. A broad spectrum of media are typically represented, including: painting, drawing, design, sculpture, print media, and photography.

Since 2010, the Wilson Galleries have hosted a Juror’s Exhibition alongside the Student Juried Exhibition. Seeing the artwork and reading the statement of the guest juror give both students and gallery visitors a helpful context for the selection of work in the student show.

This exhibition’s juror is Chris Sickels, the creative force behind Red Nose Studio. Red Nose Studio’s illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers, packaging, character development and animation. His work has been honored by many award institutions and has been featured in HOW, Print, Creativity, Communication Arts and 3x3 Magazine. Sickels has twice been honored with the Carol Anthony Grand Prize award from the Society of Illustrators 3-D Salon.

Two of Sickels’ short films, The Red Thread Project and Innards, were selected to screen at the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Sickels has authored and illustrated The Look Book; he has also illustrated two children's books: Here Comes The Garbage Barge and The Beginner's Guide To Running Away From Home, which was released June 2013.

Sickels has a BFA in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Illustration from The Art Academy of Cincinnati (Ohio).

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries serve Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community.

For additional information contact Tai Lipan at talipan@anderson.edu or call (765) 641-4322. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.