The ninth annual College Invitational will open at the Figge Art Museum on November 5 in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. The exhibition will feature about 60 works of art by college students from eight area colleges and universities, including Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, Western Illinois University and The University of Iowa. A variety of techniques are used in the artworks, from ink, collage, stoneware clay and etching to digital illustration, watercolor, silkscreen and found materials. Art professors from each of the participating colleges were tasked with making a selection of the top works from their school to provide the framework for this year’s College Invitational.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 10th beginning at 5 pm with remarks and awards at 6 pm.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Barbara Leidenfrost in loving memory of her husband, Oscar, the Figge will award cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of local artists.
This exhibition will be on view November 5, 2016-January 7, 2017.