Opening Reception: April 13th, 5PM – 7PM
Exhibition Dates: April 6th – May 19th
The Best-In-Show exhibit features three award winners from our All Area Exhibition in 2016. This past exhibit was juried by artist, Armin Mersmann and featured artists from all over Michigan. We asked these three artists what their reactions were to receiving their awards.
Zi Moreira: “When I found out that I got the first place in the 2D category, I was very happy and excited. It’s such a honor to participate in this exhibit and such a joy to have been chosen as first place for 2D.”
Jim Matherne:“When I walked into Studio 23, I was met by the curator who motioned for me to come over to my painting. My first thought was oh what did I do now? I had made several mistakes during the entry process and thought that this was another one. He pointed to my painting and the tag next to it that said “Best of Show.” I never came down that evening. “Thanks to my drink and doodle buddies for making my night.”
Jeff Bennett: “I was so surprised that I drove back to the gallery the day after the awards to check to make sure that I actually received the runner-up award! I am still amazed by the whole thing and sincerely appreciate this honor!