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.


Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Saturday, November 14 – Sunday, December 13, 2015


Lost In The Low Factory Sun by Joseph Wellington Turner, 2014, oil on panel, 24 x 36 in.

Featured Artists:
Sarah Baranski
Danielle Barton
Greg Binder
Wade Duerkes
John Fu
Anni Holm
Doug Jeppesen
Daniel Merkel
John Steck Jr.
Martine Stuckey
Joseph Wellington Turner
Jonathan Underwood
Julie Weber
David Willett


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 – Sunday, February 28, 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.


Vincent Dhan: Levitation Photography

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – Sunday, January 10, 2016


Muse by Vincent Dhan, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 21 ½ x 14 ¾ 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.


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.


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