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.

Sarah Rehmer: Remains of the day
Friday, February 24 – Saturday, April 1, 2017

Coded Stories #2 (all the chatter) by Sarah Rehmer, 2016, encaustic, paper, and oil on panel, 24 x 24 in.

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.  

Catherine Schwalbe: Everything has come to this Moment  
Friday, February 17 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
Everything has come to this Moment, by Catherine Schwalbe, 2015-17, Stoneware, porcelain, terra cotta, salt, found husking tools, found objects, discarded irrigation numbers, gold leaf, Dimensions variable 

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.

All Together Now…
Friday, January 27 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Featured Artists: Haley Dixon, Adrian Gutierrez, Patricia Janecek, Sam Larsen, Nathalie Martinez, Zach Schulz, and Hailee Tyner.

The group-show All Together Now… features painting, collage, drawing, and photography (digital prints and silver gelatin prints made in the darkroom) created by current Waubonsee Community College students.
Rays of Darkness by Sam Larsen, 2016, Paper Collage, 10 x 8 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