Art Gallery


Illustrators 55: Society of Illustrators

April 3 - May 5, 2014

Illustrators 55 2014

The Society of Illustrators “Illustrators 55” opened in the John Brown University Art Gallery April 3, with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibit is a collection of 40 works selected from the Society of Illustrators’ Annual Exhibition representing the best illustrations executed last year. 

“The Annual Exhibition has been offered to colleges for the past 32 years and we are thrilled to again host this amazing exhibit of the best of the best in the field of illustration” said Charles Peer, director of the JBU Department of Visual Arts Gallery. “It encompasses a wide variety of styles and techniques, exploring the endless possibilities for illustrative work.”

The works, selected from the thousands of entries submitted worldwide, represent the best in the annual competition’s seven categories: Sequential/Series, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional, Uncommissioned and Moving Image. All 40 works were featured in the juried Illustrators 55 Annual Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in New York in 2013. Some of the featured artists are Anna & Elena Balbusso, Marc Burckhardt, Jonathan Burton, Harry Campbell, Joseph Ciardiello and Kali Ciesemier.

The gallery is located in the Windgate Visual Arts West building on the John Brown University campus in Siloam Springs.

The exhibit will run April 4 through May 5 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday or by special arrangement. For further information, or to make arrangements for a group visit, contact Jeannie Abbott at (479) 238-8561.

Gallery Opening:






Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm


The ground floor of the Windgate Visual Arts West building houses a generous gallery room, capable of hosting a variety of shows. The lighting is perfect and the open space creates a great environment for receptions held at the opening of all new galleries (always including great food!). John Brown University has a wide variety of amazing artists in the upcoming gallery shows, and has hosted prominent shows such as Tim Ernst, the St. John's Bible, and Makoto Fujimura. The gallery also hosts many of John Brown University's finest local artists, faculty, and students. We also have added a Student Gallery in our second building: Windgate Visual Arts East (right next door). This will feature the work of JBU students in solo and collaborative shows.