40th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Exhibition

Juried by David Lusk.

Through August 19, 2021

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Aaron-Taylor, Susan (Pleasant Ridge); Endangered: African Wild Painted Dog; Wooden armature, handmade felt, cabochons; 10 x 29 x 17; $4,500

 

Aaron-Taylor, Susan (Pleasant Ridge); Endangered: Black Footed Ferret; Wood armature, handmade felt covering, turquoise cabochons; 10 x 27 x 17; $4,500

$250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Award

 

Agababian, Bruce (Wixom); Lake Drive; Acrylic paint on canvas; 24 x 36; $1,000

 

Anderson, Libby (St. Clair Shores); Frank Ocean; Acrylic; 36 x 24; NFS

 

Aquino, Angelo (Lathrup Village); Deer Women; Acrylic paint on canvas; 36 x 24; $1,850

 

Ashraf, Nina (Bloomfield Hills); Sundays at home; Conté crayon on Mylar; 27 x 19; NFS

 

Ault, Jill (Ann Arbor); Windblown; Fiber; 62 x 60; $4,900

 

Bemis, Judith (Ann Arbor); Rations Day Sanzule Refugee Camp Ghana; Oil on canvas with textile frame; 60 x 48; $1,200

 

Bennett, Christopher (Dearborn); Every Day I am Closer to the Light From Which I Came; Calotype & archival pigment print; 30 x 72; $1,600

 

Bennett, Michelle (Detroit); Cheryl; Oil on paper; 20 x 14; $2,500

$300 Blick Art Materials Award

 

Bennett, Michelle (Detroit); The End of 4698; Oil on paper; 16 x 12; $2,000

 

Bobier, Karen (Clarkston); Ingrained; Photography; 7 x 10; $400

 

Borowski, Gail (Rochester Hills); Fortunate; Ceramic; 14 x 10 x 4; $300

 

2020 Awardee   Bowen, Deborah (Spring Lake); Paused; Oil, Acrylic Collage Underpainting on Wood; $2,800

 

Bowen, Deborah (Spring Lake); Mapping It Out; Oil/cold wax/acrylic underpainting/oil pastel/graphite; 36 x 36; $2,950

 

Brady, Lauren (Charlotte); Collisions; Oil, pastel & charcoal on paper on panel; 48 x 48; $2,600

 

2020 Awardee   Brown, Alan (Lake Orion); Ferma and the Raven; Marble, Bronze;  NFS

 

Campbell, Bruce (Royal Oak); Fading mask; Acrylic skins on board; 24 x 18; $500

 

Cannell, Doug (West Bloomfield); Path of Least Resistance; Wood, steel, paint; 36 x 14 x 6; $1,850

 

Carman Vian, Susan L. (Royal Oak); Parachute -Party Dress Petticoat; Graphite pencil; 36 x 50; $2,000

 

Carson, Barbara Melnik (Ann Arbor); Exhale; Clay sculpture; 24 x 6 x 6; $500

 

Carvajal, Marta (Lincoln Park); Psyche; Mixed media on canvas; 23 x 29 x 5; $800

 

Carvajal, Marta (Lincoln Park); The 3 graces; Acrylic on canvas; 29 x 23 x 4; $1,200

 

Chandler, Noa (West Bloomfield); Harbor House; Archival pigment print; 8 x 8; $350

 

Chrzanowski, Winnie (Royal Oak); Rainy Day Dahlia; Photography; 12 x 12; $225

 

Cole, Lynda (Ann Arbor); Pink and Silver Leaf Relaxing on Indigo; Oil paint, cold wax, silver leaf on cradled Gessobord panel; 48 x 36 x 3; $4,000

 

Constantine, Jay (Grand Rapids); The Quakers of New Rochelle Refuse the Body of Thomas Paine; Oil on shaped panel; 42 x 54 x 2; NFS

$500 MFAC Award

 

Cox, Elizabeth (Livonia); Street Scene; Digital photography; 10 x 10; $260

 

Cronkhite, Donald (Allen Park); Blue Crescendo; Oil on linen; 53 x 74.5; $8,600

 

Czisny, Debbie (Holland); The Koi Pond; Cut paper on canvas; 30 x 40; $1,200

 

Dhyne, Bux (Grand Rapids); Lazy Boy; Acrylic & oil on canvas; 64 x 34; $5,500

 

Donnelly, Patrice (Davisburg); Master’s Study; Oil; 36 x 24; $4,000

 

Doroh, Peter (Richmond); Elegance; Oil on panel; 14 x 11; $2,500

 

Doroh, Peter (Richmond); Uninterested and Not Buying it; Charcoal on paper; 13 x 18; $2,500

$500 MFAC Award

 

Dykehouse, Douglas (Kalamazoo); Two Spirits; Oil on panel; 29 x 18.5; $800

 

Eisenbraun, Patty (Bloomfield Hills); Pear Chair; Oil on canvas; 40 x 30; $2,100

$100 Blick Art Materials Award

 

Eyde, Deborah (Ann Arbor); Guilty Pleasure; Encaustic; 8 x 8 x 2; $450

 

Eyde, Deborah (Ann Arbor); The Embrace; Oil paint on canvas/raised panel; 36 x 24; $2,300

 

Farris, Lisa (Bloomfield Hills); Leaf Totem with Petals; Ceramic with metal base; 76 x 12 x 6.5; $1,500

 

Feldhauser, Daniel (Grayling); The Legend; Oil; 48 x 72; $5,800

 

Flanagan, Nancy (Ypsilanti); HURON RIVER DRIVE; Oil on canvas; 22 x 40; $2,100

 

Fody, Shannon (Royal Oak); Rocky; Charcoal; 20 x 16; $1,500

 

Frankland, Liz (Berkley); Portrait in violet; Oil on canvas paper; 20 x 16; $300

 

Friedman, Deborah (Waterford); Fall leaf; Color pencil; 26 x 34; $1,200

 

Friedman, Deborah (Waterford); Green Envy; Color pencil, Arches paper; 26 x 34; $1,200

 

Gordon, Dennis (Ann Arbor); Winter Oak Leaves; Woodcut; 16 x 22; $585

 

Graydon, Heather (Bloomfield Hills); Seasons; Acrylic paint & resin on cradled wooden panels; 48 x 72 x 2; $24,000

 

Grieve, Candice (Oak Park); The Artist; Pastel; 32 x 16; $2,000

$2,000 MFAC Award

 

Grieve, Candice (Oak Park); The Narrator; Pastel; 22 x 26; $1,500

 

Hamlin, Rebecca (Skokie IL); Ruffles and Bows 6; Oil on canvas; 30 x 30; $1,200

 

Hendrix, Mike (Clarkston); Frederick; Acrylic; 24 x 18; $650

 

Host, Laura Whitesides (Birmingham); Spring is Around the Corner; Mixed water media with collage; 30 x 30; $700

 

Hungerman, Elizabeth (Bloomfield Township); greenhouse windows; Woodblock prints; 18 x 72; NFS

 

Irving, Carol (Escanaba); Sunset During Isolation; Fiber; 60 x 36; $1,500

 

Jackson, Meighen (Pleasant Ridge); Bacchus; Ink & various kozo & vellum papers on canvas; 40 x 54; $4,600

 

Kendrick, Amanda (Lafayette IN); Second Skin; 200 baseball skins & thread; 36 x 72; $2,000

 

Kuchar, Seneca (Chesaning); GM cyl. 151 cu in. engine with electronic fuel injections; Oil paint on mylar; 40 x 60; $1,200

 

LaFerle, Douglas (Royal Oak); Curiouser and Curiouser; Oil on canvas; 40 x 40; $5,000

 

Lewis, Matthew (Detroit); Elaborate Edges; Pastel; 27 x 19; NFS

 

Mann, Valerie (Saline); Safety Net; Reclaimed netting, tulle & wire; 39 x 44 x 6; $3,200

 

Matlen, Mackenzie (Birmingham); Statue of Liberty 2; Mixed media: beads, shells, wood, cloth, paper, bubblewrap; 47 x 15 x 7.5; $300

 

Matlen, Terry (Birmingham); Fez on Fire; Oil on canvas; 8 x 8; $550

 

Matlen, Terry (Birmingham); First Documented Case of PTSD; Oil on canvas; 8 x 8; $550

 

Mazer, Taylor (Grand Rapids); More Construction?; Pen & ink on paper; 3.5 x 3; NFS

$100 Blick Art Materials Award

 

McGrath, Meghan (Shorewood WI); Drifting Back; Acrylic, oil pastel & pen on canvas; 24 x 18; $600

 

McGuire, Gail Borgman (Royal Oak); San Francisco Bay Marina; Colored pencil; 13 x 9; NFS

 

Moore, Elise (Southfield); Remorse; Oil on canvas panel; 10 x 8; $350

 

Morisseau, Carole (Detroit); Baber; Charcoal, soil from Brazil; 50 x 45; $3,800

 

Moroski, BeeAnn Reid & Dave (Harrison Township); Out of the Flames (The Firebird Dress); Mulberry paper, acrylic, linocut prints, glass beads; 61 x 24 x 14; $2,500

 

Moss, Alice (Birmingham); Ice Flow; Acrylic; 6ft x 50in; $2,225

 

2020 Awardee   Mulnix, Gary (Owosso); Palm; Bronze; $1,850

 

Nelson, Brian (Livonia); Cloud with downburst microcell (her breath for Delores); Welded & fabricated aluminum; 84 x 35 x 27; $5,750

 

Okoro, Cary (Grand Rapids); At The Art Museum, Member; Acrylic on gallery profile canvas; 18 x 24; NFS

 

Pearson, Jim (Lawrenceville IL); Forgotten Garden: Thistle; Digital print, hand drawn with a few added photo elements; 10.2 x 34; $500

 

Quinn, Boyd (Grand Rapids); Situation; Oil; 85 x 75; NFS

$250 BBAC President’s Award

 

Rae, Katrina (Frankenmuth); Man of the Kickapoo; Pastel on Insulation Board; 16″ x 12″ x 1″; $975 

 

Rainer, Joshua (Detroit); Home Good No. 1; Oil on canvas; 36 x 48; $6,300

$1,000 MFAC Award

 

2020 Awardee Ritchie, James (Plymouth); Manhattan Big Foot Ed. Of 5; Photograph on Aluminum; $1,500

 

Russell, Brenda (Shelby Township); Exchange; Etching; 18 x 12; $500

 

Schlesinger, Jaye (Ann Arbor); 2020; Gouache on paper; 30 x 22; $1,200

 

Schumack, Mark (Detroit); The Mayor; Pencil on paper; 16 x 12; $400

 

Schuman, Mary (Ann Arbor); Nebula; Alcohol ink on Yupo; 18 x 18; $450

 

Sekulich, Lawrence (Livonia); A Distant Mirror; Oil paint with gold leaf; 75 x 17 x 7; $1,400

 

Sharbaugh, Charles (Holly); ROADSCAPE; Solid teak wood & various domestic & imported veneers; 72 x 47.25 x 22.25; $54,500

 

Sharkey, Kyle (Wyandotte); Altar I; Charcoal on canvas; 5ft x 7ft; NFS

 

Sievert, William (Manistee); Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Michigan anymore; Oil on canvas; 36 x 36; $2,000

 

Sukenic, Deborah (Birmingham); Twist; Oil on canvas; 30 x 40; $1,200

 

Timlin, Lynette (Farmington); Reflections of Color; Acrylic; 30 x 40; $3,000

 

Whiteley, Peggy (Washington); Peony Passion; Oil on gallery wrapped canvas; 24 x 36; $1,250

 

2020 Awardee   Whiteley, Peggy Ann (Washington); Sonata in White and Green; Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas;  $2,000

 

2020 Awardee  Wolok, Fran (Bloomfield); Time and Space (Saturn V J2 engine); Acrylic;  $2,000

 

Youngman, Sara (Grand Rapids); Don’t y’all just love the weekends?; Hard & soft ground etching; 8.7 x 12; $150

 

Zachara, Justine (Ferndale); Alki; Acrylic on canvas; 24 x 48; $600

$250 MFAC Award

 

Zeeuw, Diane (Grand Rapids); The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; Oil on canvas; 80 x 80; NFS