Mallory Holzhauer of Nashville, a communication design specialist, was one of 11 finalists in The School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s coveted Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award competition for 2015.
The competition is open to senior art students. A faculty jury chooses the finalists based on a slide presentation of a body of the students’ work. From now until April 12 the finalists will assemble a display of their work in the Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory art facility, 432 S. Washington Ave., Carbondale. Students may create new works for the competition, or use already completed pieces in their exhibits.
There may be one or several award winners. School of Art and Design faculty examine the exhibits and will announce the winner(s) at 3:30 p.m. on April 13 at the Surplus Gallery. The gallery will open that morning for public viewing at 11 a.m. The amount of the award varies each year based on earnings from the trust, but it is a substantial award designed to help students transition to the next phase of their careers.
The award commemorates Joseph Rickert, a prominent lawyer and former state senator from Waterloo, who loved the arts. His friendship with Delyte W. Morris and Henry W. Shyrock led him to appreciate the vital place of SIU in the artistic culture of Southern Illinois. His family established the award in 1974 in his memory.
The exhibit runs from April 13 to April 18, with an exhibition reception at 5:30 p.m. on April 17.