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.


Ross Sawyers: Model Pictures

Saturday, January 9 – Sunday, February 21, 2016


Untitled by Ross Sawyers, 2011, Inkjet Print (Epson Ultrachrome), 24 x 36 in.

Glob Podge: Paul Nudd Unalikes

Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, April 3, 2016


Pudding Fink by Paul Nudd, 2014, Acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas, 22 x 28 in.

Bio: Paul Nudd was born in Harpenden, England in 1976. He received his MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. Nudd currently divides his time between Chicago and Cicero, and he teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Recent exhibitions include Bourouina Gallery in Berlin, Germany, Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn, Western Exhibitions and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Notably, Nudd was awarded the Illinois Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship in 2009. 


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.  


Matthew Paul Isaacson: Whereabouts Unknown

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – Thursday, March 3, 2016


A.G.N.E.: Stacked Deviation #1 by Matthew Paul Isaacson, 2015, Vitrified Porcelain, Bisque Porcelain, and Unfired Porcelain, Dimensions Variable  

Bio: Matthew Paul Isaacson was born in Northern Michigan and grew up working on a large-scale industrial fruit-manufacturing farm, a background that continues to inform and inspire his work. His current sculptural work focuses on complex installations of free-stacked ceramic and glass tiles in combination with wet clay, which often reference architectural cityscapes. Matthew received his BFA in Painting alongside a Minor in Music from Western Michigan University in 2004. He then received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007 and was awarded the Graduate Thesis Dissertation Scholarship.

Matthew now lives and works in Saint Louis as an Associate Professor and the Ceramics Coordinator at Saint Louis Community College at Forest Park. He has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Luminary Center for the Arts, a group show at SPACE Gallery in Pittsburgh, and recently participated in the Xin Jiang International Sculpture Exhibition in China. Past residencies include The Luminary Center of Arts, Ox-Bow, Pilchuck Glass School and Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts.  

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 Campus Café

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


ENERGY: How do you use it? is a group show of WCC student artworks that focus on the ways we use our energy (internally or externally).

Tuesday, January 12 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Light In The Dark by Allison Johnson, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 8 x 11 in.

Featured Artists:
Jeremiah Anthenat
Jordan Bednowicz
Ryan Delaney
Madeline Dunn
Allison Johnson
Sabryna Kusiak
Linsey Luangrath
Samantha Rivera
Ruth Trimarchi
Kelsie Wiseman

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.


Fall 2015 Student Exhibition

Saturday, November 7 - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fall Show Todd Library 2015

Falling Spoon by Michael Arnold, 2015, charcoal on paper, 24 x 18 in. (image from Fall 2015 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.


Fall 2015 Student Showcase

Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fall 2015 Von Ohlen Hall Student Showcase

Hallway by Kayla Littlebrant, 2015, Graphite, 24 x 18 in. (image from Fall 2015 Student Showcase)

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