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83rd Regional Exhibition


BEST OF SHOW: Thimgan Hayden,Cedric and Chickadee

 


 

2nd Place: Nat Rosales, Stop Whispering in My Ear

 



3rd Place: Donna St. John, If Only I Had No Guilt

 


 

Curator’s Choice: Paul Van Heest, Shell Games

 


 

Director’s Choice: Justin Kellner, Interruption: Cycle


 

 





  

Walker Galleries A & B

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 83rd Regional Exhibition, the longest-standing regional art exhibition in Michigan, opens for public viewing Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to an opening reception that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Reception admission is free. The Regional Exhibition will run through August 3, 2011.

The annual juried exhibition provides an opportunity to recognize both amateur and professional artists in the region and is a cultural tradition known for its competitive nature and for its professional presentation. Much of the artwork in the exhibition is available for sale.

Entry was open to West- to mid-Michigan area artists. During registration days earlier this month, 332 artists submitted a total of 542 works for juried competition. From these, guest juror Susan Visser, Executive Director of the South Bend Museum of Art, selected 193 works by 153 artists for the exhibition. Both amateur and professional artists are represented in the MMA Regional. The show comprises artwork in many mediums, themes, and styles.

Presenting sponsor for the 83rd Regional Exhibition is the DTE Energy Foundation. The show is co-sponsored by Shape Corporation with additional support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Blue Lake Public Radio, and The Muskegon Chronicle.

RELATED EVENTS

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 26, 5:30-8:00 pm
Celebrate the opening the MMA’s 83rd Regional Exhibition. Awards will be announced at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public.

Meet the Artists
Thursday, June 23, 5:00-7:00 pm
Meet Regional Exhibition award winners during a casual gallery “walk-and-talk” with the prize-winning artists. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event.

Open Tours
Thursdays, June and July, 1:00-3:00 pm
Drop in for free guided tours of the Regional Exhibition, led by MMA docents. Reservations are not required.

AWARDS

Best of Show—$1,000

Thimgan Hayden
Plainwell
Cedric and Chickadee
Oil on linen

2nd Place—$750
Nat Rosales
Manistee
Stop Whispering In My Ear
Sculpture, mixed media

3rd Place—$500
Donna St. John
Marne
If Only I Had No Guilt
Assemblage

Director’s Choice—$250
Justin Kellner
Grand Rapids
Interruption: Cycle
Acrylic

Curator’s Choice—$250
Paul Van Heest
Holland
Shell Games
Color pencil
 
Friends of Art—$250
Sy Ellens
Kalamazoo
Great Lake
Acrylic on canvas board

West Michigan Potters Guild–Eleanore Smith Memorial Award—$250
Brad Patterson
Grand Haven
Textured Bottle
Stoneware

Robert & Veronica Youngman Memorial Award for Graphic Arts—$150
Robert Packingham
Muskegon
Cassidy
Egg tempera

William L. “Bill” Rogers Best Photography Award—$150
Victoria Veenstra
Spring Lake
Marilyn–Icons Seldom Fade
Pinhole image chromogenic photograph

Docents’ Choice—$100
Susan Boehme
Twin Lake
River’s Edge
Cast glass, steel

Honorable Mentions—$100

Lee S. Brown
Muskegon
Dervish Cabinet
Cedar, enamel, acrylic

David Gianfredi
Grand Rapids
Alex
Oil

David Huang
Sand Lake
Luminous Relic #898
Copper, sterling silver, 23-karat gold leaf

Juror’s Merit Recognition

Tommy de Yampert
Grand Rapids
Tender Psychosis
Oil

Amanda E. Stark
Rockford
Solar Magnetic Oscillation Detector
Copper, sterling silver,
Nu-Gold, nickel, silver, fiber optics

People’s Choice Award—$100
Visitors vote for their favorite artwork. Winner will be announced at a later date.

Purchase Awards

American Grease Stick Company

Irene Wordhouse
Grand Rapids
Sunrise in the City II
Pastel

Dr. Mark Clark

David Huang
Sand Lake
Luminous Relic #898
Copper, sterling silver, 23-karat gold leaf

Community Foundation for Muskegon County

John J. Andersen
Holland
Returning Home
Oil

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
(2 awards)

Nick Antonakis
Rockford
Tour Bus to Athens 2009, #226
Oil

Rebecca Mott
Scottville
Origins
Terra cotta clay

Huntington National Bank

Nancy Liszewski
Sparta
The Milkweed Pods
Pastel

John Kadelsik, Jr.

Bette Rowley
Spring Lake
Hopscotch
Mixed collage

RNW Investment Company

Melissa Morrow
Whitehall
Adrift
Acrylic

Rolar Products, Inc.

David Huang
Sand Lake
Luminous Relic #905
Copper, sterling silver, 23-karat gold leaf

Patrick J. O’Leary (9 awards)

Richard Aardsma
Grandville
The Walking Man
Archival inkjet print

Ted Bergin
Lowell
Goodbye?
Photography

Gerald Lafferty, Jr.
Muskegon
Coming Home
Photography

Lisa Medendorp
Muskegon
The Yellow Room
Digital photograph

Sara Pearson
Sparta
DeVos Place
Photography

Henk Ottens
Grand Haven
L’euphoire des Sages
Color Photo (digital)

Henk Ottens
Grand Haven
Needle Tower
Color Photo

Patti Sevensma
Rockford
I See You
Photographic montage

Dee Versluis
Grand Rapids
Camel Boy
Digital photograph


Presenting sponsor is DTE Energy Foundation. Co-Sponsored by Shape Corporation. Media sponsors: Blue Lake Public Radio and The Muskegon Chronicle.

 

 

 
 
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