Michigan Fine Arts Competition

The BBAC was proud to present the 39th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition during the summer of 2020.

BBAC exhibitions are supported by Bank of Ann Arbor/Birmingham

You may view the slideshow, above, or scroll down to see the artwork in alphabetical order by artist.

Kevin Grogan, Juror (see bio @ bottom of page)

Due to the coronavirus, this year’s MFAC exhibition is entirely online. If you are considering purchasing one of these pieces, please contact Annie VanGelderen, BBAC President & CEO: 248.644.0866 x 108 / AnnieVanGelderen@BBArtCenter.org.

Click on each image for a larger view.

 

Jean-Paul Aboudib (Canton)

Blue Lungs

Oil on Canvas; 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

$2,500

 

Sandra Ackerman (West Bloomfield)

Moon Shadow

Oil on Wood Panel; 16″ x 16″ x 1″

NFS

 

Barbara Baker (West Bloomfield)

Expecting

Watercolor & Graphite; 38″ x 30″ x 1″

$650

 

David Bartlett (Farmington Hills)

Penguinarium, Michigan

Digital Photograph/Inkjet Print; 25″ x 20″

$650

 

K.W. Bell (Haslett)

Mother Hen

Clay Sculpture Glazed & Fired, Acrylic Paint; 28″ x 14″ x 14″

$1,800

 

Arnold Berkman (Okemos)

Grade 6B Sihanooukville, Cambodia

Photography; 19″ x 13″

$450

 

Arnold Berkman (Okemos)

Study in Blue

Photography; 17″ x 22″

$500

 

Ben Bohnsack (Marquette)

Flowers

Woodcut (Woodblock Print); 15″ x 11″

$295

 

Deborah Bowen (Spring Lake)

Paused – $250 BBAC President’s Award

Oil & Acrylic Collage Under-Painting on Wood; 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″

$2,800

 

Alan Brown (Lake Orion) 

Ferma and the Raven – $2,000 BBAC Award

Marble & Bronze; 36″ x 30″ x 24″

NFS

 

Marléne Burk (Farmington Hills)

Bliss

Acrylic on Canvas; 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$1,150

 

Noa Chandler (West Bloomfiled)

Power

Archival Pigment Print; 20″ x 24″ x 2″

$800

 

Alisa Clark (South Lyon)

Hello, Hope

Acrylic, Cold Wax, Collage, Polymer Clay, Enamel; 20″ x 16″ x .75″

$950

 

Barbara Clay (Clinton Township)

Conjoined

Mixed Media: acrylic & glass bead on linen canvas; 24″ x 24″ x 1″

$500

 

Barbara Clay (Clinton Township)

Eastern Shore

Acrylic on Wood; 36″ x 36″ x 2″

$1,300

 

Donald Cronkhite (Allen Park)

Black Veil Over Lake Erie

Oil Painting on Linen; 45.5″ x 60.5″ x 2″

$6,500

 

Darcy Dangremond (Grand Haven)

The Other Side of the Arch

Photography; 15″ x 10″

$525

 

Pamela Day (Wixom)

Giverny lll

Acrylic Gouache; 37.5″ x 51.5″ x 3″

NFS

 

Robert deJonge (Spring Lake)

Islands

Archival Ink on Paper; 17.5″ x 40″

$1,400

 

Paula Doe (Ypsilanti)

Africa

Found Objects, Acrylic; 14.87″ x 11.37″ x 1.25″

$235  SOLD

 

Barbara Dorchen (Farmington Hills)

Burning Planet

Oil on Canvas; 48″ x 36″ x 2″

$2,500

 

Anthony Duce (Birmingham)

Day Moon

Ink & Watercolor; 24″ x 12″

$500

 

Patty Eisenbraun (Bloomfield Hills)

Winter Chair

Oil on Canvas; 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″

NFS

 

Rose Ellis (Grand Rapids)

THE MAC – $1,000 BBAC Award

Oil on Canvas; 30″ x 72″ x 1.5″

$3,600

 

Susan Emerling (Keego Harbor)

View from my walk on a Summer’s Day

Watercolor & Acrylic on Paper, Adhered to Canvas, UV Varnish; 24″ x 48″ x 1″

$1,400

 

Jan Filarski (Ray)

Pescados Alrededor – $300 Blick Art Materials Award  

Mixed Media: Collaged Magazine Papers & Acrylic Paint; 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$2,000  SOLD

 

Kenneth Freed (Kalamazoo)

Portrait of Gregory Gillespie with Red Shirt

Oil on Panel; 40″ x 27″ 2.5″

$7,000

 

Deborah Friedman (Waterford)

nurse jamie dyed her hair

Acrylic on Paper; 30″ x 24″ x 2″

$900

 

Susan Friedman (Huntington Woods)

Mill

Acrylic on Canvas; 40″ x 30″ x 2″

$2,400

 

Debra Gash (Rochester Hills)

Sea Song

Mixed Media Fiber; 8.25″ x 9.25″ x 2″

NFS

 

Kate Hanley (Pleasant Ridge)

Oko

Mixed Media Sculptural Mosaic; 41″ x 25.5″ x 8.5″

$2,000

 

Susan Wolocko Hassenrik (Northville)

Succulent

Watercolor on Paper; 24″ x 34″ x 1″

$600

 

Claudia Hershman (Huntington Woods)

TRIBE 4, 3 views

Mixed Media on Cardboard: Acrylic, Collage, Pencil, Marker; 57″ x 36″ x 11″

$1,500

 

Helen Hierta (Greenbush)

Well Tempered Group View

Clay; 71″ x 55″ x 25″

$14,400

 

 

 

Sungwon Hong (Ann Arbor)

Phase I

Oil on Canvas; 60″ x 72″ x 1.5″

$3,500

 

Jessica Hosmer (Berkley)

Drenched

Oil Painting; 24″ x 18″ .5″

NFS

 

Laura  Whitesides Host (Birmingham)

Outside the Box

Mixed Watermedia; 38″ x 30″ x 1″

$800

 

Melissa Jones (Franklin)

Automaton

Clay, Antique Box, Antique Cigar Box, Glass Mushrooms; 19″ x 12″ x 8″

$2,000

 

Melissa Jones (Franklin)

Transition

Ceramic; 17″ x 22″ x 25″

$4,000

 

Robert Jones (Ypsilanti)

Geppetto

Wood, 3D Printed Plastic, Steel, Aluminum; 72″ x 18″ x 18″

$8,000

 

Ray Katz (Pontiac)

Single Spiral

Brushed Aluminum; 23″ x 23″ x 19″

$18,000

 

Ruth Koelewyn (Detroit)

Can Serrat Skyshape #4

Acrylic on Polypropelene; 7″ x 5″ x 1″

$1,600

 

Ruth Koelewyn (Detroit)

Can Serrat Skyshapes

Ink on Mulberry Paper; 36″ x 25″

$500 (Unframed)

 

Lesley Kutinsky (Farmington Hills)

Gaia-The Big Mother

Mixed Media; 54″ x 28″ x 24″

$1,000

 

Angela Larson (Plymouth)

Coronapocolypse

Reclaimed Welded Steel, Raku, Rust; 17″ x 17″ x 8″

$950

 

Isiah Lattimore (Flint)

Madonna and Child

Oil on Canvas; 4′ x 5.5′ x 4″

$4,500

 

Rosemary Lee (Howell)

Sequences

Mixed Print Media; 32″ x 28″

$700

 

Jane Linn (West Bloomfield)

Machinations

Collage/Mixed Media; 11″ x 14″

$400

 

Terry Longtin (Sterling Heights)

Glacier Meltdown

Acrylic; 60″ x 48″ x 1.5″

$2,000

 

Terry Matlen (Birmingham)

Due East

Assemblage: Wood; 7″ x 8″ x 5″

NFS

 

Jody McDonald Rider (Midland)

Waverly

Charcoal & Acrylic on Cardboard; 35″ x 31″ x 1″

NFS

 

Jody McDonald Rider (Midland)

Daydreamer

Pastel with Acrylic Metallic Textures on Cardboard; 35″ x 31″ x 1″

$1,200

 

Christine B. Miller (Whitewater WI)

Not, Not Our Last Tea Party….Fix Now!!

Graphite; 20″ x 38″ x 2″

$2,900

 

Steve Miller (Royal Oak)

Privacy Settings

Acrylic on Canvas; 12.25″ x 12.25″ x 1.5″

$800

 

Steve Miller (Royal Oak)

Water Tower

Acrylic on Canvas; 18″ x 14″ x 1.5″

$630

 

Ron Moffitt (West Bloomfield)

Red Twig 2

Oil; 20″ x 16″ x 1.5″

NFS

 

Gary Mulnix (Owosso)

Palm – $250 BBAC Award

Bronze; 14″ x 11″ x 1″

$1,850

 

Cary Okoro (Grand Rapids)

This Is How We Say Goodnight

Acrylic on Canvas; 12″ x 9″ x 1.5″

$400

 

John O’Neill (Cedar)

Cloudscape

Oil on Canvas; 36″ x 24″ x 1″

$725

 

John O’Neill (Cedar)

Cat’s Paws at Shalda Creek

Oil on Canvas; 24″ x 36″ x 1″

$875

 

Russell Orlando (Franklin)

L733

Acrylic on Wood; 28.5″ x 24″ x 3″

$2800

 

Lucinda Parsons (Oakland)

Home of the Brave

Acrylic; 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$550

 

Jim Pearson (Lawrenceville IL)

Landscape, Memory and Bone: Numbered

Hand-Drawn Digital Print with Photo Elements; 9″ x 34″

$400

 

Megan Pecchia (Plymouth)

Ragnar

Charcoal on Books; 31.5″ x 29″ x 2″

$7,500

 

Stone Peng (Grand Rapids)

It’s spring time

Original Fine Art Photography; 22″ x 28″ x 2″

$600

 

Stone Peng (Grand Rapids)

Sailing alone

Original Fine Art Photography; 22″ x 28″ x 2″

$600

 

Mark Piotrowski (Bay City)

Circus Flow

Enamel on Shaped Aluminum; 41″ x 43″ x 1″

$1,750

 

Margaret Reese (Bloomfield Hills)

Respite

Oil; 24″ x 62″ x 1″

$2,000

 

Christine Ritchie (Harrison Township)

Cadmium Slide

Oil on Canvas; 30″ x 24″

$1,800

 

Christine Ritchie (Harrison Township)

Ochre Pass

Oil on Canvas; 30″ x 24″

$1,800

 

James Ritchie (Plymouth)

Manhattan Big Foot Ed. Of 5 – $250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Award

Photograph on Aluminum; 24″ x 30″ x 1″

$2,500

 

James Ritchie (Plymouth)

Radio City Music Hall Ed of 5

Photograph on Aluminum; 36″ x 24″ x 1″

$2,500

 

Gwenn Rosseau (Birmingham)

Pharmacy

Fine Art Photographic Print; 20.5″ x 28.5″ x 1.5″

$350

 

Gwenn Rosseau (Birmingham)

Market

Fine Art Photographic Print; 20.5″ x 28.5″ x 1.5″

$350

 

Bill Schahfer (Royal Oak)

Boardwalk at Kensington Metropark

Digital Photography; 16″ x 22″ x 1″

$300

 

Matthew Schellenberg (Farmington Hills)

Her Beauty Gained Her Everything She had ever Dreamt of. . .

Cherry, Black Walnut, Ash, Cyprus, Goncalvo Alves, Steel; 85″ x 31″ x 58″

$50,000

 

Anatoliy Shapiro (Farmington Hills)

Siberian river. First ice.

Oil on Canvas; 24″ x 30″ x 2″

$2,700

 

William Sievert (Manistee)

Lake Michigan spring

Oil on Canvas; 48″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$3,000

 

Nancy Slutsky (West Bloomfield)

14 Mile

Oil on Canvas; 24″ x 30″ x 1″

$650

 

Tricia Soderberg (Farmington Hills)

Night and Day

Monotype Print Collage on Paper with Hand Coloring; 15″ x 35″ x .5″

$800

 

Jean Steed (Birmingham)

What if…

Pen & Ink; 11″ x 9″

$300

 

Karyn Stetz (Ypsilanti)

Nocturne Irie

Painting / Mixed-Media; 30″ x 24″ x 1″

$3,500

 

Anita Stromberg (Farmington Hills)

A Poppy

Mixed Media; 36″ x 36″ x 2″

$2,000

 

Carolyn Swift (Traverse City)

And Then It Started Raining

Mixed Media Relief & Collage; 38″ x 55″ x .25″

$1,900

 

Patti Tapper (Orchard Lake)

I’ll Have the Burger

Mixed Media; 8″ x 5″ x 5″

$750

 

Karen Thornton (Clarkston)

Morning Stroll

Acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord; 12″ x 12″ x 1″

NFS

 

Kathryn Wedge (Neenah WI)

Waving – $100 Blick Art Materials Award

Acrylic on Canvas; 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

$900

 

Peggy Whiteley (Washington)

Sonata in White and Green – $500 BBAC Award

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas; 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″

$2,000

 

Peggy Whiteley (Washington)

Central Park Tailor

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas; 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″

$600

 

Fran Wolok (Bloomfield)

Time and Space (Saturn V J2 Engine) – $100 Blick Art Materials Award

Acrylic; 48″ x 36″ x 2″

$2,000

 

Larry Zdeb (Troy)

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Mixed Media assemblage; 12″ x 12.5″ x 3″

$2,500

 

Kevin Grogan has directed the Morris Museum of Art since April 2002. Between 1980 and 2002, he held directorships at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Fisk University, and the Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood (now the Cheekwood Museum of Art). From 1971 until 1980, he served on the staff of The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., filling a variety of curatorial and administrative roles. In addition to his association with hundreds of exhibitions over the length of his nearly 49-year long career, he has authored, edited, or contributed to dozens of publications, including The Morris at 25, The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island—Paintings by Philip Juras, Soldier Artist: Conrad Wise Chapman; First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson and Her Circle;, Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell; Golden Afternoon: English Watercolors from the Elsley Collection; Georgia Masterpieces, Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: The Paintings of John Baeder; Nashville Portraits: Photographs by Jim McGuire; Red Grooms: In Pursuit of Serious Fun;The New Georgia Encyclopedia; The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture; and The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History. He has lectured widely on a variety of art and culture-related topics, and he has held adjunct faculty positions at Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities. He is active in numerous professional organizations, including the American Alliance of Museums, the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Forum, and the Southeastern Museums Conference. He has served on the boards of numerous local and national organizations, including the Folk Art Society of America and the Art Museum Partnership. A native of Washington, D.C., he was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, the American University, and Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Kate, an educator, are the parents of two grown children.