MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition and Online Gallery
81 Artists, 32 Michigan Cities
This biennial nine-week exhibition showcases the talent of 81 artists living and creating art in Michigan. Juror Timothy Norris’ selections of art for this exhibit are both diverse and inclusive. His focus is on the strength of an artist community that came forward to enter the competition and ultimately have art selected for the show during this extraordinary and unprecedented year. “I selected work from over 280 images from artists across the state. During this trying time, it is very important to support our Michigan artists,” said Norris.
Art is alive and well in Michigan and this ambitious exhibit demonstrates that fact. On Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm, Juror Timothy Norris will join Valerie Allen, curator of Studio 23 in the galleries to present on Facebook Live a virtual talk and tour of the exhibition. Curator Valerie Allen has organized and installed the art as a narrative for the audience. Themes include the power of color, Michigan’s roots in social practice, nature inspirations, and contemporary portraiture. Viewers of the event will have the opportunity to comment in real time with them both. “As we pivot to more online experiences for our audience, there will be a slide show style online gallery on this website that includes each piece of art in the exhibition on our website. Art collectors can browse the images at their convenience and contact us here at Studio 23 for more information,” states Allen.
This exhibition is made possible by the many 50 Art Advocates of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Thank you to this advocacy group that includes members of the community, artists, and businesses. Their support is very much appreciated and expands on our mission to keep the visual arts accessible and relevant to all.
Dates of the exhibition are September 12 – November 14, 2020. As part of Downtown Bay City’s Fall into Autumn Celebration the galleries will be open Sunday, September 13 from Noon – 3:00 pm. Regular hours for Studio 23 are Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00pm. Masks are required and attendance is limited to 10 people in the galleries.
Linda Allen, Gregg Barckholtz, Douglas Barron, Sharon Berkan-Dent, Mark Bleshenski, Bill Brinker, Nancy Brooks-Siebert, D J Carmody, Sara Clark, Julia Close, Margaret Colarelli, Alma Cooke, Olive Cupal, Ilene Curts-Thayer, Darrell DeRuiter, Kayleigh Doyen, Robert Fionda, Brian Goff, C Joanne Grabinski, Jason Graham, Stephen Grewe, Misty Grumbley, Phillip Hanson, Pamela Hart, Emmy Heger , Lori Henderson-Bayn, Erin Houghtaling, Saralee Howard, Jjenna Hupp Andrews, Michael Inman, Carol Irving, Karen Jonker, Rosemary Kavanagh, Cheryl Kelly, Bonnie Lalley, Debra LaRocque, Gail Leduc, Matt Lewis, Marti Liddle-Lameti, Bruce Lipsitt, Jamie Long, Heather Love, Alan Maciag, Douglas Malone, Jody McDonald Rider, Gabrielle Mier, Sheri Moore, Zi Moreira, Mike Mosher, Caroline Nijs, Allise Noble, Priscilla Olson, Andrea Ondish, Steven Parkhurst, Robert Perrish, Nancy Philo, Mark Piotrowski, Barbara Plezia, Amy Lynne Pobanz, Katrina Rae, Andrew Rieder, Sally Rose, Stacie Rose, D. Joanne Rummel, Paul Rytlewski, Frances Santoro, Marilyn Soules, Carol Speltz, Shelley Stevens, Jill Tatroe, Rich Tesner, Bruce Thayer, Sherrie Tiderington, Julie Tyslicky, Cornelis VanSpronsen, Nancy Ware, Janice Wegner, Carol Zahn, Rebecca Zeiss, Mike Zureich, Lori Zurvalec
Selections organized in reverse alphabetic order (Z-A). To inquire about purchasing an artwork or to inquire about size and frame please email Valerie Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition is sponsored by 50 Art Advocates of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Thank you to our current list of 50 Art Advocates of the Great Lakes Bay Region. We appreciate your support!
Valerie Allen & Armin Mersmann
Leeds and Margaret Bird
Dr. Rajesh and Sarah Dandamudi
N. J. Drummond
Marty & Marsha Gottesman
Ed & Kathy Langenburg
Karen M. MacArthur
John McCormick & Nancy Vader-McCormick
David and Ruth Ann Mikolajczak
Kit and Susan Moss
Steven and Connie Parkhurst
Nancy J. Philo
Bob and Jane Rogers
Tim and Jan Tobin
Lynn and Bruce Weaver
Janice Wegner and Rich Polena
Jett and Shelley Whitehead
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