Local Artists Named Michigan Fine Arts Competition Winners, Exhibit through Aug 19 • Oakland County Times



Local artists named Michigan Fine Arts Competition winners, exhibited through August 19

Local artists named Michigan Fine Arts Competition winners, exhibited through August 19

(BBAC, July 11, 2021)

Birmingham, MI – The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), a regional non-profit arts center dedicated to promoting visual arts experiences for all, has announced the winners of the Michigan Fine Arts Competition (MFAC) 2021. The annual judged regional art competition celebrates its 40th birthdaythe Year is open to artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The free MFAC exhibition is open from now until August 19, 2021 at the BBAC. The entire exhibition is also available for a virtual tour at BBArtCenter.org.

The show includes all of the winning pieces as part of a total of 88 works by 79 artists. The exhibitors were selected for the jury from more than 450 submissions in the five states. Since last year’s exhibition was only virtual, six 2020 MFAC award winners are also included in this year’s exhibition.

Juror by David Lusk of the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, the MFAC awarded ten winning entries in 2021, with cash and art material prizes totaling US $ 5,250.

This year’s MFAC award winners are:

Candice Grieve (Oak Park); The artist; $ 2,000 MFAC Award

Joshua Rainer (Detroit); Handyman No. 1; $ 1,000 MFAC Award,

Jay Constantine (Grand Rapids); The Quakers of New Rochelle reject the body of Thomas Paine; $ 500 MFAC award

Peter Doroh (Richmond); Disinterested and not buying; $ 500 MFAC award

Michelle Bennett (Detroit); Cheryl; $ 300 Blick Art Materials Award

Susan Aaron-Taylor (Pleasant Ridge); Endangered: black-footed ferrets; $ 250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Prize

Boyd Quinn (Grand Rapids); Situation; $ 250 BBAC presidential award

Justine Zachara (Ferndale); Alki; $ 250 MFAC award

Patty Iron Brown (Bloomfield Hills); Pear chair; $ 100 Blick Art Materials Award

Taylor Mazer (Grand Rapids); More construction ?; $ 100 Blick Art Materials Award

Further details on the winning works as well as thumbnails of all works of art are available HERE.

“After last year’s virtual exhibition, we are delighted to be able to personally welcome art lovers to this year’s MFAC exhibition again,” said Annie VanGelderen, President and CEO of BBAC. “Now in his 40the Year, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition never disappoints in the variety and quality of contemporary art. This is an exceptional opportunity to see visual art in various media that has been created since early 2020. “

BBAC exhibitions are free and open to the public. Located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Road in Birmingham, the BBAC Galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm. For more information, see BBArtCenter.org.

Pictured works of art:

Eyde, Deborah (Ann Arbor); The hug; Oil paint on canvas / raised panel

Iron Brown, Patty (Bloomfield Hills); Pear chair; Oil on canvas

McGuire, Gail Borgman (Royal Oak); San Francisco Bay Marina;

Grief, Candice (Oak Park); The artist; Pastel; 32 x 16



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