Art History, Arts Ministry, Drawing, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Artist / Personal Statement
Michael Aldag is a fine artist from Southern Illinois. He draws inspiration for his work from his environment, childhood, and faith. Art for him is not only a means of self-expression, but self-reflection. The media and subject matter vary, however one thing is consistent; a sense of sobriety. This tone is ever-present in the world and it pervades Michael Aldag’s art.
Accomplishments / CV
2020 "10th Anniversary Online Art Exhibition", Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (https://www.lightspacetime.art).
Awarded Special Recognition in Photography & Digital Category.
2020 "Oakton Foundation Visual Arts Competition". Awarded Third Place.
2019 "Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Juror: Doug Johnson, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center (Illinois). Awarded Best of Show.
2013 "Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit," Centralia Cultural Society, Centralia, Illinois. Juror: David Hammond, Photographer, David Hammond Photography. Awarded First Place in Artwork Division.
2011 "Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition," Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Jurors: Dona Bachman, Ph.D., Director of The University Museum and Museum Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director and Curator of the Sheldon Art Galleries, Saint Louis, Missouri; and Duane Reed, owner Duane Reed Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.
2010 "Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show," Peoria Heights Village Hall, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Juror: Scott Cavanah, Instructor, Department of Interactive Media, Bradley University. Awarded Best of Show.
2009 "The Ohio Show," Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio. Juror: Charlotte Gordon, Museum Curator, Springfield Museum of Art.