92nd Michigan Contemporary Exhibition Awards Announced

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The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition opened Thursday, September 23, 2021, with a public reception and awards program. The 92nd Michigan Contemporary Exhibition runs through November 10, 2021.

The Michigan Contemporary continues the museum’s well-established legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals in the longest running juried show of its kind in Michigan. According to Art Martin, MMA Director of Collections and Exhibitions/Senior Curator, “The exhibition presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists. The artwork is meant to engage, challenge, and inspire conversation.”

92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition Catalogue

Awards

Best of Show
Bryan Hoffman, Saugatuck
Kellie Looks Left
Painting, 2019

2nd Place
David Feingold, Freeland
Under Siege
Digital composition, 2020

3rd Place
Hal Gould, Pinckney
Squatters Camp Mexico
Photography, 2020

Honorable Mention
Henry Droski, Grand Rapids
Ebb and Flow
Photography, 2019

Honorable Mention
Ralph “Nunzi” Annunziata, Grand Rapids
silenceINsojourn
Painting, 2021

Director’s Choice
Peter Blackburn, Whitehall
Dream Lake Sunset
Photography, 2021

Curator’s Choice
Lee Ann Frame, Fruitport
The Waters Began at Home
Intaglio print, 2021

Friends of Art Award
Carolyn Sowa, Caledonia
Rain After Dark
Painting, 2021

Robert and Veronica Youngman Memorial Award for Graphic Arts
Nobuko Yamasaki, Grosse Pointe Shores
Big Catch
Woodblock print, 2019

Docent’s Choice Award
Nathan Margoni, Benton Harbor
Desperate Times
Painting, 2020

West Michigan Potters Guild Eleanore Smith Memorial Ceramics Award | $150 Jamey Limbers, Lowell Untitled #2 Ceramics, 2021

Phil Chmura Memorial Award | $200
Helen Hierta, Greenbush
Meditation
Ceramics, 2019

Best of Show | $1,500
Bryan Hoffman, Saugatuck
Kellie Looks Left
Painting, 2019

2nd Place | $1,000
David Feingold, Freeland
Under Siege
Digital composition, 2020

3rd Place | $750
Hal Gould, Pinckney
Squatters Camp Mexico
Photography, 2020

Honorable Mention | $150
Ralph “Nunzi” Annunziata, Grand Rapids
silenceINsojourn
Painting, 2021

Honorable Mention | $150
Henry Droski, Grand Rapids
Ebb and Flow
Photography, 2019

Director’s Choice | $500
Peter Blackburn, Whitehall
Dream Lake Sunset
Photography, 2021

Curator’s Choice | $500
Lee Ann Frame, Fruitport
The Waters Began at Home
Intaglio print, 2021

Friends of Art Award | $250
Carolyn Sowa, Caledonia
Rain After Dark
Painting, 2021

Phil Chmura Memorial Award | $200
Helen Hierta, Greenbush
Meditation
Ceramics, 2019

West Michigan Potters Guild Eleanore Smith Memorial Ceramics Award | $150
Jamey Limbers, Lowell
Untitled #2
Ceramics, 2021

Robert and Veronica Youngman Memorial Award for Graphic Arts | $150
Nobuko Yamasaki, Grosse Pointe Shores
Big Catch
Woodblock print, 2019

Docent’s Choice Award | $100
Nathan Margoni, Benton Harbor
Desperate Times
Painting, 2020

Award Winner Images
High-resolution images available at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/media-room/images/92nd-michigan-contemporary-art-exhibition-winners/


About the Juror

Karen Hampton

Juror Karen Hampton selected the works in the exhibition. Karen Hampton is an internationally recognized conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of colorism and kinship within the African American community. She is a weaver, dyer, painter, embroiderer, storyteller, and teacher whose work exhibits nationally and internationally. Hampton taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 2007-2011 and in 2017 was an assistant professor and Critical Race Issues Resident Artist at Michigan State University. Learn more at https://www.kdhampton.com/.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon at 296 W. Webster Ave. Visitor information is available at www.muskegonartmuseum.org or by calling 231-720-2570. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and closed Mondays.

The 92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition is underwritten by Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP.

Additional programming support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Humanities Council with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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