Northern Exposure awarded
ESCANABA – Over $3,000 in prizes and certificates was recently awarded at the opening of the juried Northern Exposure XIX exhibit in the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba. This year’s juror was Lisa Ambrose, an artist and instructor for Kendall School of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.
Ginnie Cappaert of the Art and Garden Gallery in Stephenson won the $600 first prize, for her encaustic titled “Winter Birches”.
Second prize of $400 went to Mary Penet of Gladstone for her 3-dimensional mixed-media piece “Journey from the Sacred Beginning to the Sacred End”.
Michael Olson of Escanaba won the first of three “Arts Network Awards” for his photographic composite “Boaz, Protector of Ruth”; Marc Himes of Negaunee won the second award for “Celestial Collision Yellow Birch Burl”, wood and dyes; and Pam Beal and Wayne Walma of Mass City won the third award for a mixed-media piece: “Buxtehude’s Delight”.
The “Chamber of Commerce Award” went to Dennis Staffne of Marquette, “Number 3” – photography.
Featured Artist Awards place artists from Northern Exposure in galleries around the U.P.:
City of Marquette Arts and Cultural: Russell Prather, Marquette, “Pink Pod”, acrylic on duralar.
Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis: Susan E. Roubal, Marquette, “Rustic Sitting”, pastel.
Zyiad and Co Gallery, Calumet: Barry Bernstein, Marquette, Teapot with Coil Handle, ceramic.
Purchase Prizes are purchases of exhibited pieces by area residents and businesses for their permanent collections include:
Delta Area Chamber of Commerce: Dan Young, Escanaba, “A Good Day’s Work”, photography.
Gladstone Eye Care: Dennis Staffne, Marquette, “Snow Blower”, photography.
Law Offices Michael J. Manning: Michael Olson, Escanaba, “Connected”, photography on canvas.
Schneider, Larche, Haapala and Co. Escanaba: Paul A. Rose, Garden, “Old Fishing Hull”, photography.
Robert and Darolyn Spannuth: Meegan Flannery, Marquette, “Sound Asleep Beneath a Dancing Sky”, oil.
Northern Exposure XIX is on display at no charge in the Powers Gallery through Dec. 20. Gallery hours run Tuesday through Friday.