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Art from the HeARTland

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

Congratulations Art from the HeARTland artists!

Honorable Mention

Name: Nikki Ponce’s acrylic on canvas

Title: “Herd”

Name: Lisa Morrow’s oil & cold wax

Title: “Rhythms in the Sky”

Name: Emily Nyquist’s stained-glass mosaic

Title: “Leopard”

Photography Award

Name: Mark Dierker

Title: “Bone Man”


Name: Chris Dokolasa

Title: “Mishima Lidded Vase”

Painting Award

Name: Julie Nelson

Title: “Gerbera Daisy & Sticks”

Mixed Media Award

Name: Anne Carman-Hendel

Title: “Spring Planting”

Sculpture Award

Name: Jerry Hendel

Title: “Southwest Arrow”

Works on Paper (includes watercolors) Award

Name: Carine Brown

Title: “Happy Dancers”


Name: John Nelson’s acrylic on linen

Title: “Cathedral”

Join us in the BCA Gallery 5-7pm Friday, July 21, 2023 as we celebrate the artwork of local and regional artists for the 20th-annual Art from the HeARTland exhibition. The reception is sponsored by LMP Agency and Arnie & Judi Minor. The exhibit is sponsored by Blick Art Materials and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. The evening will include live music, libations, and hors d'oeuvres. Awards will be presented at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. See you in the gallery!

Deadline for entry and delivery of work is Saturday, July 8, 2023. Art from the HeARTland features artwork of all mediums from local and regional artists as part of our ongoing mission to offer creative and diverse artistic experiences.

This year's juror is Susan Czechowski. Artists may submit up to three original pieces, produced within the last two years. Artwork previously exhibited in the BCA will not be accepted. Entry fees: $5 per artwork for BCA members and $8 for non-members. To find out more information about requirements and the submission process, click on the attached prospectus below.

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