MFAC Exhibiting Artists

Congratulations to the following artists whose artwork (as listed) has been juried in to this year’s Michigan Fine Arts Competition.

Juried by Marina Pacini.

Marina Pacini retired as Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art in 2019 after 18 years at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Among the exhibitions she organized are Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper (2014), which travelled to El Museo del Barrio in New York, and was accompanied by a catalog co-published by Yale University Press; Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent (2016, with catalog); Photographs from the Memphis World, 1949-1964 (2008, with catalog); and The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art (2012). Before joining the Brooks, she was director of the Clough Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College, Memphis, for 7 years; taught at the University of Memphis; and for 7 years was project director for the Philadelphia Project, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, where she began developing her focus on women artists and artists of color. Additionally, she has served on the board of the Association of Art Museum Curators and was board president of the UrbanArt Commission, Memphis.

“I want to congratulate all the artists who applied for the 41st year of the Michigan Fine Arts Competition. My job was made difficult by the quality and breadth of the submissions. I appreciated the wide variety of media and styles and the depth of the talent and craftsmanship, which is reflected in the selected artists,” said Pacini. 

 

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Baker, Barbara – Attitude

$100 Blick Art Materials Award 

 

Bell, Jan – An Abandoned Life

 

Bemis, Judith – Cabbage

 

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Beras, Robert – Dream 45

$1,000 MFAC Award

 

Bergren, Deborah – The Road to Loch Maree

 

Best, Robbie – Affirmation

 

Bloomfield, Russell – Curlers

 

Brown, Alan – Dali Soft Clocks and Faces of War

 

Cheal, Pat – Cold Picnic

 

Christie, Ev – Butch I

 

Christie, Ev – Wet Specimen

 

Christopher, Colleen – Quiet Presence

 

Cohen, Julie – The Azorean Women in the Hood

 

Cross, Erika – Squiggle Zen

 

Doe, Paula – Solar System

 

Eisenbraun, Patty – The Clown

 

Ellsworth, Lori – I can see clearly

 

Filarski, Jan – Light and Airy

 

Furnaris, Anne – The Cycle of the Sun III

$250 MFAC Award

 

Gaber, Barbara Pinkster

 

Gelick, Jeffrey – landscape A

 

Graning, Ken – Marin County

 

Guetschow, Marcia – The Glade

$2,000 MFAC Award

 

Hamilton, Lawrence – Main Street

 

Hansen, Kelly – Life Cycle

$100 Blick Art Materials Award 

 

Hauptman, Steven – Wallace Roney

 

Haylett, Christina – The Shape Of Things

$250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Award

 

Hershman, Claudia – Alone Together (Contemplation)

 

Himburg, Chris – Modern Campeche Chair

 

Whitesides Host, Laura – Morroccan Medina

 

Houseman, Glenn – Foliage Tunnel with Street

 

Izard, Laurel – Knight of Cups

 

Jaques, Aleea – Harlequin Nights

 

Juncker, Paulette – Vessel

 

Kautz, Alexander – Critical

 

Keils, Lauren – Jinx in Mauve Stockings

 

Kelly, Heather – Bittersweet

 

Kroll, Jennifer – Jagged

 

LaFerle, Douglas – Wellington Radar

 

Lancour, Hiroko – Paper Sashiko#15

 

Lee, Rosemary – Hindsight

 

Lee, Rosemary – Where Birds Would Sit

 

Liddle-Lameti, Martha – As Above-So Below.

 

Linnemann, Rachel – Gratitude Pie

 

Lisuk, Daniel – Requiem Aeternam

 

Majewski, Sue – Grosse Pointe War Memorial

 

Malone, Douglas – Convocation 3

 

Mann, Valerie – The New Normal

 

Mann, Valerie – Lamentations

$250 BBAC President’s Award

 

Matchett, Ian – Jazz

 

Matlen, Terry – All I Wanted was a Pet Pony

 

Matlen, Terry – Sigmund’s Last Painting

$500 MFAC Award

 

McElroy, Douglas – via Miraleste – House of a Friend

 

Mersmann, Armin – Cross Roads

 

Michalowski, Mercedes – The Grand Hotel

 

Miller, John – The Back Door

 

Painter-Jones, Joan – colorful cart

 

Peterson, Bruce – ByCycle

 

Richard, Jesse – Into the Wild

 

Rosseau, Gwenn – Bour Pier

 

Ruehle, Philip – Phantom Limbs

 

Schahfer, Bill – Dog Tags of US Soldiers Killed in Viet Nam War

 

Schlesinger, Jaye – Valet Loading

$300 Blick Art Materials Award 

 

Scott, Darcy – Flight Fantasies

 

Seltzer, MJ – The Huntress

 

Shirrell, Matthew – Untitled (Rookery)

 

Steed, Sandra – Directions

 

Tapper, Steven – Reeds Reflecting

 

Tazian, Kegham – Majestic Woman

 

Wait, Virginia – White Oak

 

Ward, Scott – Washington Monument

 

Wedge, Kathryn – Thai and Indonesia

 

Wilkins, Anne – Outlet

 

Zausmer, Martha – The Time of the COVID

 

Zausmer, Martha – Don’t Shoot

 

Zdeb, Larry – ILLUSION

 

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Zeiss, Rebecca – Solace IV (from Seeking Solace)

 

Zilla, Jes – crepuscular