2020 PICPic Finalists

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Grand Valley is celebrating 50 years of global exchange and study abroad in the year 2020. As part of the celebration, the Padnos International Center (PIC) and the GVSU Art Gallery have collected images captured by Lakers studying abroad around the world for the 2020 PIC Pics Study Abroad Photo Contest. The winners were selected by popular vote with honorable mentions selected by GVSU Art Gallery Staff. These photographs will become a part of the GVSU permanent art collection.

Colored photograph of red floating paper lanterns over water at night

3rd place photograph by Lauren LaSage, Japan, from "Celebration and Tradition" category

profile of nude man, painted in white, sitting crosslegged on front of canoe

Selected honorable mention photograph by Elle Bowman, India, from "Celebration and Traditions" category

ruins of fort on edge of cliffside field, overlooking ocean in background

1st place photograph by Kristina Katilius, Ireland, from "Getting Lost" category

adult and child in boat on river

Selected honorable mention photograph by Meghan Couture, Vietnam, from "People" category


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For more information about GVSU's study abroad program, visit the Padnos International Center in 130 Lake Ontario Hall. Walk-in study abroad advising is available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad

Doorsign for Padnos International Center


March 12 - June 18, 2021
E.V. Eberhard Center Gallery
301 Fulton St W 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Gallery viewing is based on building hours

Previous Location(s):
November 9 - December 11, 2020
Lake Ontario Hall Wall Gallery
130 Lake Ontario Hall 
Allendale, Michigan 49401 


For special accommodation, please call:
(616) 331-2563

For exhibition details and media inquires, please email:
Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions

For learning and engagement opportunities, please email: