Current Exhibitions

2015 High School Student Show & Congressional Competition

March 26 – April 9

The Schmidt Art Center's annual exhibition of work from area high school students and Congressman Mike Bost’s Congressional Competition.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. with awards ceremony at 7 p.m. 


Participating High Schools

Althoff Catholic High School
Belleville Township High School East
Belleville Township High School West
Carbondale Community High School
Carterville High School
Cobden High School
Collinsville High School
Columbia High School
Dongola Unit School
Gibault Catholic High School


Highland High School
Lebanon High School
Marion High School
Marissa High School
Mascoutah High School
O'Fallon Township High School
Steeleville High School
Triad High School
Valmeyer High School

2015 Life Experienced: A Senior Art Competition

March 26 - April 9, 2015

Artists 60 and older who reside in the SWIC district or are members of the Gateway East Artists Guild showcase their artistic abilities. 106 works of art are featured in this exhibition, on display at the Liberal Arts Complex of Southwestern Illinois College.

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