Local artists named winners of Michigan Fine Arts Competition, exhibition until August 19
(BBAC, July 11, 2021)
Birmingham, Michigan – Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), a regional nonprofit art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences for all, has announced the winners of its 2021 Michigan Fine Arts Competition (MFAC). The Art Competition regional annual with jury, which celebrates its 40e year, is open to artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The free MFAC exhibition is now open at BBAC until August 19, 2021. The entire exhibition is also available for virtual viewing on BBArtCenter.org.
The exhibition includes all of the winning pieces, as part of a total of 88 works by 79 artists. Those exhibited were selected to participate in the exhibition from over 450 nominations in the five states. Since last year’s show was only virtual, six winners of the MFAC 2020 are also included in this year’s show.
Jury by David Lusk from David Lusk Gallery In Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., the 2021 MFAC awarded ten winning submissions with cash and art supplies prizes totaling $ 5,250.
This year’s MFAC laureates are:
Candice Grieve (Oak Park); The artist; MFAC award of $ 2,000
Jay Constantine (Grand Rapids); The Quakers of New Rochelle refuse the body of Thomas Paine; MFAC price of $ 500
Peter Doroh (Richmond); Indifferent and do not buy it; MFAC price of $ 500
Michelle Bennett (Detroit); Cheryl; $ 300 Blick Art Materials Prize
Susan Aaron-Taylor (Pleasant Ridge); Endangered: blacklegged ferret; $ 250 Corinne Maillard Robinson Prize
Boyd Quinn (Grand Rapids); Situation; $ 250 BBAC President’s Award
Justine Zachara (Ferndale); Alki; $ 250 MFAC Price
Patty Eisenbraun (Bloomfield Hills); Pear chair; $ 100 Blick Art Materials Prize
Additional details on the winning works, as well as thumbnail images of all the art, are available HERE.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome art lovers in person again to this year’s MFAC exhibition, following last year’s virtual exhibition,” said Annie VanGelderen, President and CEO of BBAC . “Now in his 40se The Michigan Fine Arts Competition never disappoints in the variety and quality of contemporary art. It’s an amazing opportunity to see fine art in a variety of mediums that have been created since the start of 2020. ”
BBAC exhibitions are free and open to the public. Located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Road. in Birmingham, the BBAC galleries are open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available at BBArtCenter.org.
Eyde, Deborah (Ann Arbor); The embrace; Oil painting on canvas / relief panel
Eisenbraun, Patty (Bloomfield Hills); Pear chair; Oil on canvas
McGuire, Gail Borgman (Royal Oak); San Francisco Bay Marina;
Grieve, Candice (Oak Park); The artist; Pastel; 32×16