50 Artists 2019

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2019

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region is a biennial exhibition held at Studio 23 and is open to all visual artists living or working in the counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac.

Every two years this exhibition is selected by four jurors selected for their expertise in the visual and design sector of our region.

This year the selections were made by Donna Branch, owner and director, Gingerblue Gallery, Guy Greve, community supporter of the arts, Paul A. Haselhuhn, principal with WTA Architects, and Kim Kleinhardt, owner and art educator, 515 Gallery. This year the 50 artists will also have an image printed as a weatherized metal plate and displayed on the Riverwalk of Bay City and in the downtown region of Bay City.

The public reception will be on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The award winners of the best of show and two runners-up will be announced that evening.

There will also be a closing tea on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The peoples choice award for Art Around the City will be announced that evening along with the two runners-up. $3000 in total for cash prizes will be awarded for this exhibition.

Here is the link for voting for peoples choice. Maps are available at Studio 23 of the artwork locations.


The exhibition dates are October 1 – November 23, 2019.