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.

Krista Wortendyke: HEAT.XMP
Saturday, January 7 – Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bloodspot (death by gun) by Krista Wortendyke, 2016, Stack of 700 inkjet prints on newsprint each at 18 x 12 inches

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.  

Sarah Belknap and Joseph BelknapConstant, Continual, Boundless
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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Drawing for Constant, Continual, Boundless by Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, 2016, graphite drawing and collage, 18 x 24 in.

Sarah Belknap (b. 1983) and Joseph Belknap (b. 1979) are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working as a team since 2008, their art has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Columbus Museum of Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, and Western Exhibitions and Comfort Station, both galleries in Chicago, as well as in artist-run exhibition spaces in Brooklyn, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and the MCA. 

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.

The next  Student Exhibition will occur in April 2017.
Between Us by Lisa Bertram, 2016, Ink on Paper, 24 x 16 in. (image from the Fall 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: 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 Showcase will occur in April 2017.
Silhouette of a Girl by Rebekah Jocson, 2016, Gelatin Silver Print, 8 x 10 in. (image from the Fall 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