57th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

On exhibit SEP 22 – NOV 4, 2017

The 57th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition is one of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan. Organized by Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art at Midland Center for the Arts, this exhibition provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists. The gallery spaces at Midland Center for the Arts provide a dramatic stage for the display of contemporary work and are especially suited for the exhibition of large-scale works.

Each year we bring to Midland reputable arts professionals from around the country to serve as jurors for the exhibition. From leading artists to curators, to directors of galleries and museums, our jurors bring their experience and knowledge about the contemporary art scene into the curatorial selection and awards designations. Cash awards and exhibition awards underscore the formal and expressive accomplishments of the artists included in the exhibit.

Special thanks to this year’s juror, Deborah Rockman.
Professor of Art in the BFA and MFA Drawing programs at Kendall College of Art and Design. DeborahRockman.com

Exhibition Award Winners

Some images are details of artist’s work

BEST OF SHOW

Rebecca Zeiss, Midland

“Ricera
Digital Photography

FIRST PRIZE

Larry Butcher, Midland

“Dry Bones Monument”
Drawing

SECOND PRIZE

David Bartlett, Farmington Hills

The White Deer II
Digital Photography

A.B. Dow Museum Solo Exhibition Award

Rebecca Zeiss, Midland

Gaurda
Digital Photography

THIRD PRIZE

Karen Gallup, Ann Arbor

Afloat”
Mixed Media

DELTA COLLEGE ARTIST AWARD

Michael Nashef, Portage

“too high for me”  
Concrete, Aluminum, Glass, Brass

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY ARTIST AWARD

Deborah La Roche, Bay City

“Nest Series #32″ 
Graphite

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY ARTIST AWARD

Phillip Ruehle, Owosso

“Sand Castles (Pillars of Society)”
Oil and Sand

JUROR AWARD OF MERIT

Julie Tyslicky, Coleman

“The Find”
Graphite

JUROR AWARD OF MERIT

Zizelda Moreira, Midland

“Timeline”
Oil on Canvas

JUROR AWARD OF MERIT

Paula Doe, Ypsilanti

“Not Ready to Wear: 1951”
Mixed Media

Exhibiting Artists

Valerie Allen

Melissa Jones

Lisa Ambrose

Justin Kellner

Tracy Anderson

Bowen Kline

Ragnar Avery

Kip Kowalski

Richard Avram

Viki LaCourt

Batoul Ballout

Douglas LaFerle

David Bartlett

Debra LaRocque

Karen Bartlett

Louis Marinaro

Mark Beltchenko

Tad McKillop

Sharon Berkan-Dent

Zizelda Moreira

Jerry Bowman

Michael Nashef

Lauren Brady

Timothy Norris

Larry Butcher

Patricia Opel

Beth Bynum

Chris Ozminski

Beibei Chen

Joan Painter-Jones

Winnie Chrzanowski

Stone Peng

Margaret Colarelli

Russell Prather

Cheryl Correll

Theodore Ramsay

Donald Cronkhite

Andrew Rieder

Margaret Davis

Christine Ritchie

Thomas Detwyler

Paul Rose

Jeanne Dodd

Philip Ruehle

Paula Doe

D. Joanne Rummel

Sherry Erskine

Robert Scudder

Marilyn Feather

Kyle Sharkey

Daniel Feldhauser

Donita Simpson

Jan Filarski

Thomas Terry

Hank Fleischer

Bruce Thayer

Anthony Frudakis

Ilene Thayer

K.F. Fujiwara

Sherrie Tiderington

Karen Gallup

Julie Tyslicky

Bruce Giffin

Carol Vick

Jason Graham

Pamela Wilburn

Sue Hale

Annamarie Williams

Sandra Hansen

Larry Zdeb

Pamela Hart

Rebecca Zeiss

Garin Horner

Mike Zureich

Melodee Jackson

 

Also on Exhibit

SOLO AWARD WINNER / 56th GMAE
Ruth Howell & Sara Clark
OCT 13 – JAN 6

Artists were awarded solo exhibitions based on their work’s creative excellence in the 56th annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

Reception: DEC 1 / 7 – 9 PM

STUDIO SCHOOL
Student & Faculty Exhibition
NOV 17 / JAN 6

Reception: DEC 1 / 7 – 9 PM