Past Exhibitions during Academic Years:

Academic Year 2019-20

Annual Photographer
of the Year and
Student Exhibition

Aug. 19 to Sept. 12, 2019

Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Featured works by Brenda Reilly, Photographer of the Year

PSC's annual fall student exhibition, also featuring Photographer of the Year Brenda Reilly. The photographer of the Year is chosen each year in a portfolio competition.

Postcard featuring Brenda Reilly, Blood Oranges, digital photograph

Gallery Guide




Art Reflects Science

Works by Elizabeth Busey, Hunter Cole, and Vera Scekic

Sept. 23-Oct. 24, 2019

Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Artists turn to many sources as inspiration for their work. Because artists spend so much time observing the world, their sources can come, really, from anywhere. Some artists rely on current events as an inspiration, while others look to history. Throughout the history of art, artists have looked to what is around them in their culture for ideas to investigate in their work. University education encourages cross pollination of ideas across disciplines, allowing artists greater freedom in their exploration.

For more information see Gallery Guide


Postcard featuring Hunter Cole, Angel Bride
Photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria


The Entomologist, potrait of Bob Hamilton - by Hunter Cole

Treasure of Great Price - by Elizabeth Busey

Cell with Fragments - by Vera Scekic

Beyond Pedagogy

Featuring artists Charles Gneich, Gretchen Jankowski, Jessica Larva, Joshua Lowe, Gilbert Rocha, Jordan Scott, Jon Seals, John Siblik, Rebecca Slagle, Philip Spangler, Jeff Stevenson, Sharon Swidler, Valerie Taglieri, and Mark Zlotkowski

Jan, 2 - 30, 2020

Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m..- 2 p.m.

The exhibition Beyond Pedagogy features works in a variety of media from assorted faculty at different Illinois colleges and universities. The impetus behind such an exhibition is for the Prairie State College community to experience works from teaching artists throughout the state. Most, if not all, art faculty produce their own work when not teaching; while available time is always a challenge, these artists continue their creative practice that enhances and enriches their teaching. In most cases, the pedagogy of their teaching practice comes from, in part, their own creative practice that produces insight and deeper understanding of the creative process.

For more information see Gallery Guide

Postcard Front: Gilbert Rocha, Hirundo Rustico

exhibit picture 

postcardFront: by David Anthony, Geary, mixed media




State of Consciousness
Annual High School Art Exhibit 

A yearly juried exhibition featuring the work of high school students from District 515 in a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, digital art and graphic design.

Mar. 19 to Apr. 9, 2020

On Campus viewing was cancelled and exhibit pieces were viewed online

Award Winners:



Katja by Maggie Bauer
By Maggie Bauer
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Awarded Best in Show

Imangination Determines Everything by Trinity RodriguezImagination Determines Everything
By Trinity Rodriguez
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Awarded Best Digital Media

Climate Strike by Anna Thompson
Climate Strike
By Anna Thompson 
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Awarded Best Drawing

Relaxing Spa by Alyssa FreemanRelaxing Spa
by Alyssa Freeman
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Awarded Best of Graphic Design

Constance by Jenna GrzadinskiConstance
by Jenna Grzadinski
Bloom Trail High School
Awarded Best of Mixed Media

Dad by Kayla Polk
By Kayla Polk
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Awarded Best Painting

Still Life of Limes byJayla Watkins
Still Life of Lime
By Jayla Watkins Jr.
Homewood-Flossmor High School
Awarded Best Photography

Evolution by Juanita Hatten
By Juanita Hatten
Bloom Trail High School
Awarded Best Sculpture


June 1 - July 15, 2020

Works from the Illinois State Museum
Collection, curated by Douglas Stapleton

Virtual Exhibition

Gallery Guide

Stillness Virtual Exhibition