Michigan Fine Arts Competition

June 23-August 25, 2017

Gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 9a-5p

2017 Michigan Fine Arts Competition

91 ARTISTS & 102 WORKS OF ART

(Artist’s name listed above each artwork below)

 

Akers, Fay……….Look far and near, I am in here; acrylic on canvas, 1475 magazine dots, mod podge gloss seal; 36″x24″

 

Alexander, Shelby……….One Day (Zigzag); graphite on paper, secondhand textiles, thread; 32″ x 36″

 

Alfery, Christine……….Eagles Nest; watercolor, acrylic, graphite; 40″ x 30″

 

Alfery, Christine……….The End Of The Day; watercolor, acrylic, graphite; 40″ x 30″

 

Allen, Linda……….Cityscape 2; acrylic; 36″ x 48″

 

Antebi-Lerman, Eva……….Curling Shadows; oil on canvas; 30″ x 20″

 

Antebi-Lerman, Eva……….Immersion Submersion; oil on canvas; 36″ x 24″

 

Atkins, Laura……….Ariadne’s Thread; oil on panel; 24″ x 24″

 

Ault, Jill……….Yaquina Point: Ocean;  quilt; 40″ x 46″

 

Baker, Brandy……….Tulips Disrupted; photography; 24″ x 16″

 

Bannow, Jeff……….Woman & Che, Havana, Cuba; photography; 24″ x 16″

 

Bannow, Jeff……….Man & Bandanna, Concepcion del Sur, Cuba;  photography; 11″ x 14″

 

Bartlett, David……….Bison; digital photography, inkjet print; 20″ x 30″

 

Beras, Robert……….Dream 28; digital photography; 29″ x 38″

 

Beyer, Laura……….Umbrella Tree; trace monotype, stenciling, graphite drawing; 24″ x 18″

 

Bhuiyan, Taufique……….Forgotten City Detroit; acrylic on canvas; 24″ x 30″

 

Boettcher, Kathleen……….I See You Clearly

 

Boyer, Jacqueline……….subdued

 

$250 Award:

Brandt, Elizabeth……….Slipstream

 

$1,000 Award:

Brantley, Austen……….Cocoon wraps of social etiquette

 

Bronkema, Randy……….winter barn

 

$300 Blick Art Materials Award:

Bronkema, Randy……….waiting at the station

 

$2,000 Award:

Brown, Alan……….Blossom among Dragons

 

Cé, Cristina……….The Cage

 

Cancelosi, Jeff……….Planned Obsolescence 39

 

Carlson, John……….Uncorked Melody

 

Chiaravalli, Alicia……….Discovering Wonder

 

Chiaravalli, Alicia……….Hair in the Drain

 

Chrzanowski, Winnie……….Ice Cream Tulip

 

Constantine, Jay……….Heretical History: The Cathar Massacre

 

Cronkhite, Donald……….Cloudscape Twilight of Grandeur

 

Dalton, Kaylee……….Half-Hardy

 

Dean, Chris……….Blasted

 

$500 Kantgias Award:

Dean, Chris……….Tongues and Gold Teeth

 

$750 Award:

Doe, Paula……….Not Ready-to-wear: 1951 McCall’s Junior Dress

 

Dudek, Mary……….A Stone’s Throw

 

Edington, John Michael……….Melting Jungle

 

Elliott, Larry……….State of the States

 

Elliott, Larry……….Rusty Teapot

 

Eyde, Deborah……….Spring Series

 

Farris, Lisa……….Garden Totem: Featherhead

 

Feeley, Hank……….BEHOLD

 

Filarski, Jan……….Man in Blue Hat

 

Ford, Sylvia……….Curved Steel

 

Frank, Thomas……….#926

 

Fujiwara, Kim……….“It’s Tea Time!”

 

Fujiwara, Kim……….The Resistance

 

Galbreath, Lynn……….Light Aspects Vallarta

 

Gaustad, Martha……….Shutterpencilbrush III

 

Gendernalik, Rosita……….Plum Blossoms

 

$100 Blick Art Materials Award:

Glass, Susan……….Model

 

Graning, Ken……….A day at the beach

 

Hall Stroud, Claudia……….Third and Stewart

 

Hamrick, Janet……….Echo

 

Hecht, Deborah……….Lunch is Served

 

$500 Award:

Hecht, Deborah……….Lemonade Diptych

 

Hendrix, Mike……….Old Chopper

 

Herzberg, Todd……….Steven

 

Inchaustegui, Mario……….Land’s End

 

Jacobs, Cathy……….Aqua Song

 

$100 Blick Art Materials Award:

King, Mary……….Beautiful Industry. Plant In Winter

 

Kollisas, Ted……….Super Moon

 

Kowalski, Sheri……….Hen Hideout

 

Laginess, Christine……….Making the Best of a Bad Situation 1

 

Law, Candace……….Lost Tribes II

 

Lloyd, Donald……….American Lycthos

 

Locke, Laura……….Red Hands

 

Malone, Douglas……….Exile

 

McDermott, Margret……….The Glass Blower

 

McLamore, Patricia……….A Shy Peek

 

Mersmann, Armin……….Fractured Patterns

 

Michael, Julia……….Habits of Home

Millikin, Eric……….Street Portraits: Philando Castile, Jordan Edwards, and Aiyana Jones

 

Mitchell, Jerald……….Homage to Peggy IV

 

Moore, Gerald……….Blue Field

 

Morris, Robert……….Offset Pitcher

 

Noonan, Jeremy……….Drawing Various Objects

 

Nunez, Diane……….Strata

 

O’Connor, Susan……….Wheeling West Virginia

 

Painter-Jones, Joan……….old toy

 

Painter-Jones, Joan……….night music

 

Paskiet, Matthew……….Pinwheel Banded Basket

 

Peng, Stone……….Boat

 

Polenberg, Marcia……….Child From Aleppo

 

Richards, Sherry……….Heartland

 

Ruth, R. Jean……….Letter from Outer Space 2

 

Rye, Calvin……….Splash

 

$250 Award:

Sampson, Tom……….Feather Bowl

 

$250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Award:

Schwieger, Robert……….Piglet’s Defense

 

Scott, Darcy……….Musician #5

 

Seikaly, Fran……….Yve & Amy

 

Sharp, Ronald……….The Providers

 

Shipp, April……….Ma Rainey

 

Shipp, April……….Ethel Waters 

 

$250 BBAC President’s Award:

Socks-Parker, Carol……….Love Memories

 

Squires, Margaret……….Threads

 

Swanson-Flores, Lonora……….Hydrangeas #6

 

Tazian, Kegham……….Interlocking Shapes

 

Teachworth, Ron Scott……….Two Houses & a Pool

 

Trefethen, Gwyned……….Pansy Abstraction

 

Wang, Yu Huan……….Spirits Away

 

$250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Award:

Zheng, Lulu……….Flying in Water

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) 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 work of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

Timeline

  • Intake of Accepted Artwork — Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 10am–4pm + Sat., June 17, Noon-4pm
  • Award Notification (by email) — Thurs., Jun. 22 (by the end of the day)
  • Exhibition Opens — Fri., Jun. 23; Reception & Awards Presentation 6-8pm
  • Exhibition Closes — Fri., Aug. 25, 5pm
  • Exhibition Outtake  — Sat., Aug. 26, 10am–4pm & Mon-Tues, Aug. 28-29, 10am-4pm

LOGISTICS

  • All artwork displayed at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) shall be the original work of the artist.
  • Each accepted work must be identified with the following information: Artist Name, Address, Phone #, Email Address; Title; Media; and Price/NFS. (If the work is NFS – not for sale – an insurance value must be stipulated or the work will not be accepted for the exhibit.)
  • The BBAC will accept responsibility for the works of art during the exhibition, but will not be responsible for any works delivered in damaged condition. Artists wishing to otherwise insure their work should contact their insurance agents directly.
  • The BBAC is not responsible for work damaged if it is not picked up by August 29. Artists whose work is not picked up by that time will incur late charges.
  • Condition reports will be made for each work upon arrival. Artists must note the number of parts or pieces per entry if more than one part or piece.
  • Work MAY NOT, for any reason, be removed from the exhibit prior to the end of the exhibit.
  • Maximum height of any artwork is 9′ (ceilings: 10′). Weight restrictions will be dealt with on a case basis.

AGREEMENT

  • Submission of a work for jurying shall constitute an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The BBAC and juror reserve the right to a final selection of accepted works. Decisions made by the BBAC and juror are final.
  • The juror and/or BBAC may exercise the right to reject any work not accurately represented by image; work that fails to meet eligibility requirements; work that exceeds gallery size limitations; or work that is not shipped properly or does not arrive on time.
  • All accepted work will remain as placed by the installation team and may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibit.
  • If a piece is of a delicate nature or easily damaged, please work with the exhibitions coordinator during intake for placement and installation.

SALES

  • Artists are strongly encouraged to submit art that will be for sale.
  • Work available for sale will be sold at the price indicated on the entry form only. No price changes permitted after acceptance into the exhibit.
  • A 45% commission is retained by the BBAC on all sales made during the exhibition, to support the competition and the BBAC’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs.

Rights & Reproductions

The BBAC reserves the right to photograph exhibited work and use either these photographs or the artist’s entry images in both print and electronic materials for publicity, promotion, education, and grant proposals.

BBAC Gallery Summer Hours

Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm

 

About the Juror – Noel W. Anderson is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Art and Art Professions Department in Print Media. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in Sculpture. Anderson was recently included in the Studio Museum of Harlem’s exhibition Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet, and Contemporary Art, which included an internationally published book. His exhibition Blak Origin Moment at the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati OH), marks Anderson’s first solo museum show, and is receiving strong reviews. He held an appointment as a Visiting Lecturer at Vanderbilt University, and was also a recent Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France.

For more about his work –

Tilton Gallery: http://www.jacktiltongallery.com/exhibitions/past/anderson-mascuminity/

Miller Gallery: http://millergallery.com/noel-anderson/

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. 

 

 


2016: 5 states  /  61 cities  /  99 artists  /  104 works of art

CLICK HERE to see the work by the 2016 artists!

2016 Awards:

Shapefifter – Elzabeth Brandt – $2,000 – cotton fabric, polyester thread, batting – 85″ x 89″

Desecration of Self – Renata Palubinskas – $1,000 – oil on canvas – 50″ x 128″

Eastern State Penientiary I – David Bartlett – $500 – photograph – 30″ x 20″

A Silent Surrender – Ashley Bryant – $500 – oil – 14″ x 16″

Nature’s Box – Sam Rimi – $500 – cut paper shadow boxes – 5″ x 7″ each

Oisin – Alan Larkin – $500 – etching – 5″ x 3″

Bamboozled – Gary Eleinko – $300 – oil on wood – 96″ x 122″

Juliette – Sandy Rice – $250 – acrylic paint & varnish on wood (16 separate pieces) – 28.5″ x 24.25″

Of What Sappho Sings  – Martine MacDonald – $250 – mixed media – 11″ x 6″ x 9″


Questions? 248.644.0866 or Info@BBArtCenter.org

MFAC HISTORY

BBAC Robinson Gallery 1 for FB cover photo

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 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. Many winners have gone on to national prominence as a result of this competition. Each year, the MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current work of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

MFAC Jurors

1982 Grace Hartigan
1983 Philip Pearlstein
1984 Miriam Schapiro
1985 Richard Anuskiewicz
1986 Romare Bearden
1987 Judy Pfaff
1988 Alice Aycock
1989 Patterson Sims
1990 Gracie Mansion
1991 Alvin Loving
1992 Gladys Nilsson
1993 Laura Trippi
1994 Ellen Phelan
1995 James DelGrosso
1996 Jane Hammond
1997 John Walker
1998 Larry Rivers
1999 Nancy Mitchnick
2000 Howardena Pindell
2001 Brenda Goodman
2002 Nick Cave
2003 Richard Nonas
2004 Al Hinton & Sei Saito
2005 Susan Wilczak
2006 Jerry Berger
2007 Gerry Craig, Rebecca Hart, Janet Teunis & Susan VanArendonk
2008 Brian Rutenberg
2009 Tony DeBlasi
2010 Sondra Freckleton
2011 John Palmer
2012 Mi-Kyoung Lee
2013 Brad Durham
2014 DJ Hellerman
2015 Joseph Winterhalter
2016 Terence Hammonds