Please consider entering a piece of original 2D art into the Eric Show, a local high school show held at the Illini Union. To enter, please submit your art to me on or before Friday, 2/22. On the back of the piece, in pen, clearly write your name, University Lab. HS, media, title, sales price, or if not for sale, the insurance value. Yes, theoretically you can sell your art, but realistically it is rare, however, the show is very professional and does provide insurance. Most insurance values are in case the piece is lost or damaged, and vary between $50 to $200. The show organizers will matt your piece and it will look very nice.
Mr. Murphy, Fing and I will then select the 8 pieces to represent Uni, so , in order to be considered, we need to receive it on or before 2/22.
The dates for the show will be March 7th-29th with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7th from 4:30-7pm at the Illini Union Art Gallery.
The Eric Show, a local-area high school art competition, was established in 2010 with an endowment from Dale and Margaret Steffensen in memory of Dale’s son Eric (1951-1970). While driving home from a hockey game, Eric was killed by a drunk driver at the corner of Race and Michigan streets in Urbana. He had graduated from Urbana High School the previous spring and was preparing his portfolio in order to continue his education in art, which had begun at UHS. He was also working with Rob Fisher, who was then a sculptor on the University of Illinois faculty. The Steffensens hoped to honor Eric’s legacy while at the same time encouraging the amazing young artists of this community. 40 North (the Champaign County Arts Council) has coordinated the Eric Show since its inception.