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Alumni Painting Exhibition

January 6 - February 18, 2012

From January 6 to February 18, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents the "Alumni Painting Exhibition." The gallery features alumni exhibitions biennially, and this year the exhibition showcases the medium of painting with work by 19 artists utilizing a variety of painting techniques and approaches.

The artists include: Wayne Adams ’96, Sara Bakker ’08, Adam Bock ’09, Helen Campbell ’80, Stephen Clark ’10, Jon Denhartigh ’98, Meredith Donnelly ’11, Jonathan Eiten ’92, Elaine Tolsma Harlow ’92, Sarah Taylor Ko ’94, Machelle Knochenhauer ’80, Cassandra Swierenga ’79, Julie Quinn ’80, Jonathan Quist ’96, Sean Vanden Brink ’11, Cheryl Wassenaar ’93, Tia Wierenga ’11, Virginia Wieringa ’70, Rachelle Wunderink ’10 (click on an artist to view more of their artwork).

Image credit: Tia Wierenga, Manifest Rediscovered, acrylic, pen, found objects

Awards & Gallery

View the award winners in the image gallery.

Best of Show
Stephen Clark ‘10
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Beulah Land, 2011
oil on canvas

Honorable Mention
Meredith Donnelly ‘11
Grand Rapids, Michigan
this is what it feels like without you, 2011
latex paint on paper

NEW! People's Choice Award
Sponsored by the Calvin Alumni Association
Elaine Tolsma Harlow ‘92
Plainwell, Michigan
Tree of Life, 2010
oil and paper on MDF board

Runner Up People's Choice Award
Sponsored by the Calvin Alumni Association
Jonathan Eiten ‘92
Gorham, Maine
Eggcrate with Cabinet Doors, 2011
oil on panel


Reception and Awards Announcement

Friday, February 10- 7:30pm (West Lobby & Center Art Gallery)
Refreshments Served.
Calvin Alumni Association uKnight Week (February 4-11, 2012)