The 34th Biennial Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition opens

March 6, 2013

The 34th Biennial Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country, opens Saturday, March 9, at four locations in Peoria, Illinois.

The Bradley International features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe.  One hundred sixty works created by 105 artists from 34 states, Canada, Costa Rica and Thailand will be displayed through April 20 at the Heuser Art Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria and the Peoria Art Guild. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition website located at

The juror for the exhibition is Stephen Goddard, Senior Curator and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. He will give a lecture at Bradley on April 4 at 5 p.m. in the Horowitz Auditorium in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on the Bradley campus. 

A list of the opening receptions and gallery locations follows.

Bradley International Receptions: March 9

5-7 p.m. - Heuser Art Center, 1400 W. Bradley Avenue

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Prairie Center of the Arts, 1506 SW. Washington

6-8 p.m. - Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison Street

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water Street

Bradley is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.