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.

Presenter’s Exhibition, part of the International Wood Fire Conference
Monday, September 26 – Sunday, October 30, 2016
Opening Reception: October 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Splined Gear 4 by Trevor Dunn, 2015, Reduction cooled iron rich clay

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.  


Edra Soto: It’s Been a Very Good Year

Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, October 23, 2016


It’s Been a Very Good Year by Edra Soto, 2016, acrylic paint and adhesive on archival paper, dimensions variable 

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. Her education includes a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), the Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011), and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida though a 3Arts Fellowship (2013). Soto’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently Soto is a Lecturer at the School of the Art institute of Chicago and co-director of THE FRANKLIN.

THE FRANKLIN is an outdoor project space that Soto and her husband Dan Sullivan designed, fabricated, and direct together. THE FRANKLIN has received support from various institutions, including the Propeller Fund. Recently Soto, and artist Josue Pellot, co-curated the exhibition PRESENT STANDARD at the Chicago Cultural Center. Soto’s GRAFT project will be featured at the Western Avenue stop on the blue line ‘El’ train, that transports passengers to the O'Hare Airport. This project will be produced thanks to the support of a commission from the Chicago Transit Authority.

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.

Honing in on a Feeling
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – Wednesday, January 25, 2017 

Featured Artists: Megan Kirkwood, Taylor Moeller, Matt Milaushus, Jacob Walter, A. Izzy Sanjuan, Gonzalo Salgado, Samuel Henry, Jacob Dauksha, Cody Bilmar, and Jonathan M. Kramer.

The group-show Honing in on a Feeling features select artworks from Danielle Barton’s Design I classes during the fall of 2016. The pieces are quilt inspired collages created by current Waubonsee Community College students.


Untitled by Matt Milaushus, 2016, Collage, 11 x 14 in.

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

Todd Library

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

Invitational Exhibition, part of the International Wood Fire Conference
Monday, September 26 – Sunday, October 30, 2016


Bird jar by Kyle Carpenter, 2016, Hand painted salt glazed stoneware

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: Closed

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: Closed

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