Current Exhibitions

Arrowhead Room

The Arrowhead Room gallery, located at the Sugar Grove Campus on the first floor of Dickson Center, houses art exhibits of student, faculty and visiting artists. The Exhibition Committee, composed of Art Department faculty and staff, selects the shows for the Arrowhead Room.


Remote Connection, Sunday, June 5 – Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Performance: Saturday, June 25 at 4 p.m.

The Androne: or Semi-Autonomous Flying Hurdy-Gurdy (After Tatlin) by Andrew Barco, 2015, wood and musical instrument parts, 14” x 13’ x 6’

Featured Artists: Andrew Barco, Hannah Barco, Mahwish Chishty, MT Coast, and Tal Nisim.

Remote Connection asks us consider our mediated relationship with war and reality. We are inundated with media covering drone strikes, zones of conflict, and suicide bombers – yet we are typically very distanced from these everyday occurrences. The media’s messages are controlled, edited, and biased. How much fiction are we consuming? Our mediated relationship to war has been further elevated by the on screen relationship of the drone pilot to the characters they are aiming to strike with the push of a button from a comfortable distance.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday: Closed

Dickson Window Art Project Space

The Dickson Window Art Project Space, located at the Sugar Grove Campus on the first floor of Dickson Center, is a new exhibition space dedicated to Chicago area artists working in the medium of installation art. The Exhibition Committee selects the artists on an annual basis.  


Danielle DobiesPRIMP

Saturday, March 12 – Wednesday, June 29, 2016


POOF! by Danielle Dobies, 2015, steel, special occasion fabric, 1950's reproduction love seat, polyester batting (Instant Delight, Cotton Candy Swirl, Tutti Frutti), princess gems, puff balls, helmet, string lights, three chandeliers, rhinestones, bedazzled/slip-covered/dingle-balled air compressor, tubing, air guns, two gazing balls, and lots of glitter, Dimensions Variable

Bio: Danielle Dobies is a Fox Valley based artist. Her artwork has been focused on two distinct areas, one is on sculptural installations that use upholstery techniques, and the other is on glass and tile mosaics. The artwork is typically accessible to the audience either via wearable or interactive pieces within exhibition spaces, or through the nature of being a public mural.

In 2012, Dobies earned a BFA in Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, in addition to a BA in Philosophy from Elmhurst College. In 2015, she received her MFA in Sculpture from Northern Illinois University. Recently, she’s been an Art Instructor at the Fox Valley Jewish School, a Project Director for local public mural projects, and an Artist in Residence at Water Street Studios. Currently, she’s an Adjunct Professor of Sculpture at Elmhurst College. Dobies’ work has been exhibited at the Latitude 41 Gala Gallery in Beachwood, Ohio, and in the Chicagoland area, at venues such as the Chicago Artists Coalition, Woman Made Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, and the Peanut Gallery.

Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.,
Sunday: 8 a.m. -10 p.m.

Aurora Downtown Campus Café

In the fall of 2011, we teamed up with the Aurora Downtown Campus Café to provide our talented students with a new exhibition space. The Café is located on the first floor of the Aurora Downtown Campus. The exhibitions rotate approximately every four months and are selected by the Art Coordinator.

Michelle Conklin: Grit & Conviction
Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, July 10, 2016 


Hand Prep by Michelle Conklin, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 17 x 22 in.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Todd Library

Our second Sugar Grove campus exhibit outlet is the Todd Library located on the second floor of Collins Hall, which has been dedicated to student shows since the spring of 2010.

The next Student Art Exhibiton will occur in the Fall of 2016.

Spring Show Todd Library 2016

Pinky by Pierre Lucero, 2016, Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in. (image from Spring 2016 Student Exhibition)

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Von Ohlen Hall

At the end of each fall and spring semester the Art Department hosts the biannual Student Showcase on the second floor in Von Ohlen Hall. Faculty select the best work from their respective classes and install it throughout the hall. During each term faculty display class work on both the first and second floors.


The next Student Art Showcase will occur in the Fall of 2016.


Brandi by Kathryn Dralle, 2016, Chalk Pastel, 25 x 20 in. (image from Spring 2016 Student Showcase)

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

For more information about the art exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2964. 

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for this event please contact the Art Coordinator. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is requested.


Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall 209
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall 240
(630) 466-7900 ext. 5742