Lisa Sanders, 2011 Box Artist in Residence


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Artist Residency

Each fall the Box hosts an annual ten-week artist in residence, who produces and exhibits a body of work. Resident artists also mentor advanced students and interact with the Galesburg community. During the fall of 2012 an artist in residence will be working with students to create an eighty-foot long mural in downtown Galesburg.

Knox in New York

Knox in New York

Knox in New York is bi-annual course culminating in a two week visit to New York city for an intensive exposure to New York’s art culture. In addition to their immersion in museums and galleries, students take an intensive drawing course through the New York Studio School, visit artist’s studios and attend lectures.

Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

Each year the Dean of the College awards fellowships to one or two seniors to spend a fifth year developing their work toward graduate school applications. Post-bac fellows also spend half their time as teaching and administrative assistants in the Art Department.  

Senior Show


There is no substitute for experiencing art in person, so each year the art department hosts exhibits and lectures by four visiting artists. We believe it is important to represent the breadth of contemporary art, and make art accessible to the Knox and Galesburg communities. Visiting artist frequently participate in critiques with advanced students.

2012 Al Young Student Art Exhibit

Al Young Exhibit of Student Art

The ‘Al Young Exhibit’ is an annual survey show of student work. Awards are made by a visiting juror who is well known within contemporary art. Awards in each of ten categories are funded by endowed gifts, and winners are designated by a highly regarded visiting juror.

Trip to Chicago


Each term, students in art classes take a day-trip to Chicago or St Louis to visit galleries and museums.

Chataqua Institute

Summer Opportunities

Each year, the art department helps place students in summer arts programs to expand and deepen their art education. Among the programs students regularly attend are the Chautauqua Institution, Yale Norfolk Summer arts program, and Oxbow in Michigan.

Nina Litoff at the Karlskirche, studying abroad in Vienna, Austria

International Study

Knox runs or has affiliations with international programs in London, Florence, Scotland, Athens, Rome, and Barcelona. Each of these offer courses towards an art major. A wide assortment of other international programs are available as part of a Knox education.