MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition 2020 and Online Gallery

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.

Participating artists:

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

Online Gallery

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 curator.studio23@gmail.com.


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

Katharine Atkinson

Cynthia Bancroft

Leeds and Margaret Bird

Larry Butcher

Alma Cooke

Olive Cupal

Dr. Rajesh and Sarah Dandamudi

Mitzi Dimitroff

N. J. Drummond

Wanda Dziwura

Laura Ebel

Carol Fowler

Delores Furland

Marty & Marsha Gottesman

Joanne Grabinski

Guy Greve

Elli Hennesy

Jen Idalski

Rosemary Kavanagh

Ed & Kathy Langenburg

Debra LaRocque

Ray Lore

LeBourdais Orthodontics

Anthony Macioce

Karen M. MacArthur

Keith & Barbara Markstrom

John McCormick & Nancy Vader-McCormick

Jean McCue

Susan Meade

David and Ruth Ann Mikolajczak

Sheri Moore

Christopher and Susan Moss

Guy and Stephanie Moulthrop

Jennifer Paradise

Steven and Connie Parkhurst

Nancy J. Philo

Paul Revard and Fran Santoro

Bob and Jane Rogers

Dennis Rosenblum

Paul Rowley

Shelia Stamiris

Tim and Jan Tobin

Tommy Trudell

Julie Tyslicky

Silas Warren

Lynn Weaver  and Bruce Weiss

Janice Wegner and Rich Polena

Tara Welch

Jett and Shelley Whitehead

Shaye Wilcox

Amy Wurdock

Lois Zurvalec

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