ICC Art Program Hosts 2016 Portfolio Day Event for Area High School Juniors and Seniors January 29

Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to showcase their original works of art in a juried show for a chance to win prizes in the 2016 Illinois Central College Art Portfolio Day, sponsored by the ICC Arts and Communication Department Art Program.

Students are invited to enter up to five pieces of original artwork that have been completed within the past two years. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be accepted. Two-dimensional artwork should be matted and must have proper wire or hooks for hanging; no taping of wire or string to the back of the work will be accepted.

The Portfolio Day event takes place January 29, from 3 to 5 pm in Gallery 131D of the Academic Building on the East Peoria Campus. Students will be matched up with an ICC art faculty member, who will review and provide feedback on students’ portfolios. One piece from each student will be chosen to be displayed in Gallery 131D.

All artwork chosen on January 29, will be displayed in the gallery from February 8 through March 4. A public opening reception will be held on February 9, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Awards will be distributed for outstanding work from the exhibit. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will be able to learn more about the ICC art program, including tours of others classrooms and other galleries on campus.

Artwork in the student portfolio show will be displayed for the duration of the show and cannot be removed before the show is taken down by the ICC Art Program. All students (or teachers) are responsible for picking up students’ artwork on March 4, between 3:30 and 4 pm.

Information about the event recently was mailed to area high school art teachers. Students interested in participating should contact their art teachers to obtain an entry form.

For more information, contact ICC art gallery specialist Stephanie Van Doren at (309) 694-5528 or email [email protected]. Information, including copies of the brochure and entry forms mailed to area high schools, is also available online at