To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
The entries are in! Our Third Anniversary Exhibit entries are currently being juried. Artists will be notified August 2, 2013. We thought this would be an opportune time to introduce our guest juror and judge, Mr. Jerry Stefl. We are grateful to Mr. Stefl for his assistance in selecting the very best work for our Third Anniversary Exhibit. Be sure to come to Lemont Center for the Arts to check out the art – the show runs September 8 until October 27th. Even better – meet the artists! – come to the Opening Reception, Sunday, September 8 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Lemont Center for the Arts.
And now, without further delay…Mr. Jerry Stefl!
Jerry Stefl has been teaching for the past 43 years. He divided his teaching time between Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 33 years and is now at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an Adjunct Associate Professor/Placement Coordinator in the Department of Art Education. Jerry also conducts workshops for C.A.P.E. (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education). He is the Past President of the Illinois Art Education Association, a past member of the AP Studio Art Development Committee, Western Region Secondary Chair for the National Art Education Association, lead consultant of the AP Studio Art Vertical Guide (2003) and developed the Pre-AP Vertical Team in Studio Art workshop packets (2003 and 2013). He has also been a reader, table leader and exam leader for AP Studio Art and the chair of the Visual Art team reviewing teacher training curricula for the Illinois State Board of Education. Jerry has received The Marie Walsh Sharpe Artist/Educator Fellowship, National Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Illinois Art Educator of the Year, The International Kohl Award for Exemplary Teaching, Teacher of the Year/District #230, and Teacher of the Year for Carl Sandburg High School and is a Distinguished Member of IAEA. He has conducted beginning, experienced and pre-AP workshops internationally and is the past Content Advisor for Studio Art at AP Central. Jerry is also on the Executive Board and Chair of the Education Committee at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.
Jerry’s most recent work evolves in the form of books.