2013-11-28 / Lifestyles

Area woman takes home art prize


Submitted photo Martha Fieber of Manistique won the first place prize in Northern Exposure XX for her fabric landscapes. She is shown above with juror Richard Kooyman. Submitted photo Martha Fieber of Manistique won the first place prize in Northern Exposure XX for her fabric landscapes. She is shown above with juror Richard Kooyman. MANISTIQUE – A Manistique woman has taken top honors in “Northern Exposure XX” on display in the Powers Gallery of Escanaba’s Bonifas Arts Center through Dec. 31. The $600 prize went to Martha Fieber for her fabric piece “Forest Floor – Moss, Pines and Stones”.

Paul Rose and Sara Bagley of Garden also won awards in the prestigious annual show, for photography and watercolor, respectively.

In addition to cash prizes of $600, $400, and $250, for first, second and third places, artists are selected for a Chamber of Commerce Award, Arts Network awards, media awards, featured artist awards, and purchase prizes.

“Many of our award sponsors are artists, too,” said Pasqua Warstler, gallery and education director for the Center.

2013 winners are:

1st place - $600: Martha Fieber of Manistique for “Forest Floor - Moss, Pines and Stones”; fiber

2nd place - $400: Tracy Wascom of Marquette for “Torch Lake”, graphite

3rd place - $250: Michael Letts of Negaunee for “Ancient Coast 5”, acrylic

Purchase Prizes:

Paul Rose of Garden for “Honoring Detroit Truth or Consequences New Mexico”, photography

Michael Friend of Marquette for “The Jukebox”, acrylic; and Pasqua Warstler of Escanaba for “Leaving”, mixed media

Ginnie Cappaert of Stephenson for “Wings”, encaustic

Robert and Darolyn Spannuth: Paul Rose of Garden for “General Store Under the Stars Fayette”, photography

Steven Hughes of Marquette for “The Navigator’s Gift”, acrylic and collage

Teresa Ross of Escanaba for “Looking Back”, fiber; and Diana Grenier of Hessel for “CC at the Show”, oil

Chamber of Commerce Award - $100: Sandra Norris Palmore of Hancock for “The Wave”, pastel

Featured Artist Awards:

Ginnie Cappaert of Stephenson for “Wings”, encaustic; and Pasqua Warstler of Escanaba for “Leaving”, mixed media

Brian Kakas of Marquette for “Chain Vessel”, white stoneware

Renee L. Michaud of Ishpeming for “Blossom”, mixed media

Brian Burroughs of Escanaba for “Until the Summer Ends”, mixed

Jason Limberg of Skandia for “Emanate No 3”, pen and ink

Arts Network Awards:

Ted Ross of Marquette for “Prostheses Twenty”, wood and fiberglass

Brianna Cousins of Marquette for “Turmoil”, spray paint

Carolyn K. Snyder of Marquette for “Kitchi-ti-kipi II”, oil

Media Awards:

Steven Hughes of Marquette for “Her Name Is Alice”, charcoal

Jim McAnallen of Cornell for “Window Frost”, photography

Brian Kakas of Marquette for “Chain Vessel”, white stoneware

Nina Lehto of Marquette for “Acorn Jar”, clay

Ginnie Cappaert of Stephenson for “Mesa”, encaustic

Brook Powell of Marquette for “Storm Over The Lake”, watercolor

Steven Hughes of Marquette for “The Navigator’s Gift”, acrylic and collage

Christine Groleau of Rapid River for “Remembrance”, oil; and Sara Bagley of Garden for “Fishing Frenzy”, watercolor; and Barbara Summersett of L’Anse for “March Ice Banks”, mixed media

Jim McAnallen of Cornell for “Window Frost”, photography

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