2024 MFAC

43rd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition

June 14 – August 15, 2024

CONGRATULATIONS to the 81 artists whose work was juried in to this year’s MFAC! Click here for the list of exhibiting artists. 

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), a nonprofit community art center serving the Detroit region, has hosted the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC. Every year, more than 500 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin enter the competition. The MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current works of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

About the Juror: Danette Dufilho

Danette Dufilho is Director and Project Room curator at Conduit Gallery in the Dallas Design District. She began working at Conduit Gallery in 2000 while studying Art and Art History at the University of North Texas in Denton. She took over the role as Project Room curator in 2003 and in that role, works with emerging and unrepresented artists, some of whom are exhibiting their artwork for the first time.  


  • Juror Results — Tuesday, May 21 — All accepted artists will be posted on BBAC website by 5 pm, BBArtCenter.org.  Accepted & declined artists will be sent an email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
  • Intake of Accepted Artwork — Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7, 10 am – 4pm
  • Award Notification (by email) — Thursday, June 13 (by the end of the day)
  • Exhibition Opens — Friday, June 14, 5 – 7 PM
  • Exhibition Closes — Thursday, August 15, 4pm
  • Exhibition Outtake  — Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, 10am–4pm


BBAC Gallery Summer Hours

Monday – Saturday, 9am-4pm

About the BBAC

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has been providing “art for all” since 1957 and is a regional non-profit art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences.  Each year more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages preschool to senior citizens.  Throughout the year, nearly 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events,  and exhibitions that are free and open to the public (with an additional 75,000 impacted by Art Birmingham, the BBAC’s annual fine art fair).   The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit, and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square foot facility, with nine classroom studios, five exhibition galleries, and a retail Gallery Shop.  

The BBAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information: BBArtCenter.org or 248.644.0866.