Sierra Shaw

The Source

resin, acrylic, dried plant matter, sand, and gravel, 8 hours.

Bread and Roses

Resin, dried wheat stalk, rose petals, gold leaf, linked and mounted on lumber 7’x 6′; many hours.

Color-Changer Batman Lives On

Polymer clay, resin, moss, and gravel within a glass vessel; 4 hours.

Oceans of Ordinary Love

Resin, acrylic, moss, dried eucalyptus leaves; 4 hours.

“I am a mixed media artist with special interests in botanical materials and epoxy resins. I combine these elements to reflect the physical and spiritual qualities of water, intergenerational connection, and the human desire to control time.”

Chris Marin

Pillow Talk

(2020) 64″x64″x20″ Acrylic on canvas, fabric, snap buttons Duration over months.

Jaliscos Combo Meal Loose Leaves

(2021) 72”x72” Acrylic on canvas Duration over months.

Boogie Man

(2019) 84”x96” Acrylic and fabric on canvas Duration over 2 weeks.

Falling Out the Sky

(2020) 72”x72” Acrylic on canvas Duration over 1 week.


(2019) 69”x60” Acrylic on satin and curtain rod Duration over 6 hours.

“My name is Chris Marin, and I am a Mexican-American Artist born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Currently, I am a Professor of Practice, Artist-in-Residence, and I am a practicing artist rooted in depicting people and telling narratives. Visually, I am playing with and expanding the definition of painting and portrait painting, specifically. As an artist, I am embracing destiny, in layering imagery, and literal layers of work to create one project. Ranging in painting, drawing, soft sculpture to hard sculpture, my works are use the 2D image with the presence of an installed set-up of the work, for the audience to work around. The subject matter ranges, yet truly surround the questioning and complexities I once experienced or continue to unveil: family, race, violence, poverty, love, relationships, and death.”

William Hohe

Barbie’s Birthday Exorcism

(2021); Medium- Digital Photography; Time needed to complete – 2 hours (total, shooting and editing).

Into the Dysphoric Bliss

(2021); Medium- Charcoal on Bristol; Time needed to complete – 6 hours.

In The Field Wearing Designer, Duh

(2021); Medium- Digital Photography; Time needed to complete – 2 hours (total, shooting and editing).

Tinfoil Girl In A Polyester World: Denim Never Goes Out of Style

(2021); Medium- Digital Photography; Time needed to complete – 3 hours (total, shooting and editing).

Clusterfuck, Cunt Caren

(2022); Medium- Found objects, foam, duct tape, blood, sweater, tears; Time needed to complete – 10 hours.

William Hohe is a multimedia artist, photographer, and creative originally from the suburbs of Chicago who is in his first year studying Photography and Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. William’s work and concentration is in the photographic arts, mainly portraiture and art photography, but blends into the realms of sculpture and multimedia works as well. Some of his major inspirations include Keith Haring, Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman, among others. In the coming years, William aspires to work for a major magazine or fashion label as their creative director, while still pursuing fine art endeavors simultaneously.You can find William online at @williamslenses on most social media accounts and at


Sebastian Holt

Tiger Head

Procreate; 1 hr 34min


Procreate; 3 hrs 23 min

Snake tongue

procreate; 45 min

“My Name is Sebastian Holt. I’m an artist from Brookfield, Illinois. My work consists of digital illustrations, usually of original character designs with storytelling elements. My goals as an artist is to try to diversify my style and focus on more identity-themed pieces. I also would like to dive into more narrative works, while combining Typography elements into the environment.”


Sarah Marjanovic

Natural Community

mixed media on paper, 60 hours


mixed media with handmade garlic mustard paper, 12 hours

Shifting Ground

mixed media on paper, 40 hours


mixed media on paper, 60 hours

Green Mountain

mixed media on paper, 10 hours

Sarah Marjanovic is a multifaceted visual artist and holds a MFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (2014) and a BFA from Eastern Illinois University (2011). Recognized for both representational and abstract artworks, Sarah has exhibited in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Texas. Her art was most recently featured in “Abstracted Abstraction” (a juried art exhibition) at the St Louis Artists’ Guild in St Louis, Missouri, and in “Living Hosts: Culturing Collaboration” (two person exhibition) at the Illini Union Art Gallery at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

She formerly worked as an educator at Olney Central College, Parkland College, and Eastern Illinois University. Recently she served as an exhibition coordinator at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, and currently she is a graphic designer and illustrator for Living with Wildlife Illinois and other organizations.

Sarah is devoted to the conservation of our natural resources, and much of her inspiration is drawn from the experiences of working in land stewardship, especially working in restoration of natural communities.

Veronica Kozak


watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in, 20+ hours


watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, 10 + hours

Of you and Me

watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, 12 + hours

Among it all

watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, 12 + hours


watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, 7 + hours

“Hello! My name is Veronica and I am a freshman majoring in psychology. I have loved creating art for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I mainly worked with pencils and pens. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I started experimenting with different mediums and fell in love with watercolors. Not only have they become my favorite medium to work with, but I have found them to be the perfect medium in creating the emotions I want to express through my paintings.”

Heather Sandy

For the ‘gram

Digital drawing hand colored with alcohol markers on Bristol board and acrylic on board with painted frame; 8 – 10 hours. While my images differ from one another, they all utilize the technique of poured acrylic paint to unify the portfolio.

Sea holly, Matrimony

Acrylic and decorative papers on paper; Once acrylic paint is dried, roughly 6 hours to create the collage (for the event, I could bring pieces of dry paint to work with). While my images differ from one another, they all utilize the technique of poured acrylic paint to unify the portfolio.

Dragon Fire

Peacock Feather, Alligator Skin; Acrylic on Paper; 12 hours once paint was dry (this piece is 3’ x 5’ so it took longer)

Love in the Time of Covid

Digital drawing hand colored with alcohol markers on Bristol board and acrylic on board with painted frame; 30 hours.

Short-Wave Radiations Within the Light of the Sun

Acrylic on Paper; 8 hours.

Heather Sandy is a visual artist and designer who grew up in Dayton, Ohio and relocated to Illinois for graduate school. Sandy holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Illinois (2015) and earned a BFA and minor in art history from the University of Dayton in Ohio (2011). As an artist, Heather has shown work throughout the Midwest, including Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri. Recent accomplishments include: first place in the 2021 Art for Health and Unity Competition sponsored by Unity in Action Magazine in Champaign, IL; selection in the 29th annual Cedarhurst Biennial juried show in Mt. Vernon, IL; selection in the 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit of the Thyen- Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, Indiana; the Zhou B. Spirit Award in the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial in Chicago, IL; and third place in the St. Charles Plein Air Event 2020 at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. Currently she is an art instructor and head of the art department at Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois. Her current body of work utilizes a combination of digital and traditional processes to bring her surreal mixed media visions to life.