Steve Sherrell

Professor of Art - Joliet Jr. College

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January 2010 Winter Show
Guest Juror: Steve Sherrell

Water Street Studios had the honor of having Chicago artist Steve Sherrell as our Guest Juror for the upcoming 2010 Winter Show.

Out of the many artists who submitted for the show, the jury panel selected six Honorable Mentions and one Best of Show.

James Jenkins' Monkey Mind by was announced as Best of Show during the January 15th, 2010 Opening.


Honorable Mention: Fawn Clarke-Peterson
Honorable Mention: Scott Hoffman
Honorable Mention: Anna Kenar
Honorable Mention: Joe Kraft
Honorable Mention: Laura Lein-Svencner
Honorable Mention: Leah Mitchell

Photos from the opening night can be viewed here.
More information about the artists who won Best of Show can be found here.
Video of Steve Sherrel's anouncement here.

We are also pleased to announce that audio brographies are available for free download as well as two players in the gallery for visitors to incorporate into their visit.
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full sensory experience: click here.


A Little about Steve Sherrell.

By trade I am a painter although through the years I have added computer artist to my skills. I was born in Muncie Indiana and started college at Ball State University. I transferred and was trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Painting and Drawing, graduating with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1977 and my Master of Fine Arts in 1978. I studied with many fine teachers but my main influences were Ray Yoshida and Whitney Halsted.

When I try to label myself I generally describe myself as an Artist who teaches, I am a Professor of Art at Joliet Junior College in Joliet. I take care of the computer lab, teaching graphic design and computer art and I teach life drawing. In the years I have taught many other subjects including painting. Some of my students have gone on to do great things, and I am very proud of their achievements.

My art is in various collections and I have shown very extensively in the Chicago area, nationally and internationally. I consider myself a Chicago artist although I am based in Oswego, Illinois, where I have my studio at my home. I am married with two grown children.