Old Courthouse Art Center displays McHenry County College art students’ work

Donna Bieschke of Crystal Lake, Janet Devereaux of Harvard had work accepted in the international, juried fine arts exhibit

Pieces by two McHenry County College art students will be displayed as part of the 2021 Women’s Works exhibit, an annual, international juried fine arts exhibit set to run through June 27 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock.

The two students who had their work accepted are Donna Bieschke of Crystal Lake and Janet Devereaux of Harvard, according to a news release.

Bieschke will exhibit her self-portrait photograph titled “Invisible Woman,” and Deveraux will exhibit “Le Thé.” The show includes 85 pieces, chosen from 550 pieces of various media submitted.

An artists’ reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St. in Woodstock, according to a news release. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

The Women’s Works exhibit is presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council, and Chicago-based artist Audra Jacot will be featured as this year’s judge, according to the release.

2021 marks the 34th anniversary of the show, which was originally started in 1988 by local artists Lynn Carlson, Nan Seidler, Alice White, Doris Gallagher and Jeanine Hill-Soldner to honor women in the arts.