2013 West Michigan Area Show

June 8 - August 31, 2013

West Michigan is home to a talented community of visual artists, and some of their finest recent work will be on display at the KIA in the annual West Michigan Area Show. Since the 1960s, this juried exhibition has drawn hundreds of entries from a 14-county region of Michigan. This year's juror was Graham W. J. Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who selected the works and will award over $4,000 in cash prizes.


WMAS Grand Prize winner (top right): Heidi Heystek, Rainy Day in Paris, inkjet print


Graham Beal photoWMAS 2013 Juror Graham W. J. Beal has been the Director, President, and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts since 1999. The DIA has undergone a major renovation and expansion under Beal's leadership, in addition to a reinstallation of their world-renowned collection. Beal has published several books, exhibition catalogs, and articles including an exhibition catalogue on DIA's American paintings. Prior to his arrival in Detroit, he served as director at numerous institutions, including the L.A. County Museum of Art, the Joslyn Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Beal is a native of Great Britain, born in Stratford-on-Avon. He has degrees in English and Art History from the University of Manchester and the Courtauld Institute of Art.


Sponsors

Chemical Bank   Miller Canfield
HEIDI HEYSTEK,  Rainy Day in Paris, inkjet print
HEIDI HEYSTEK,  Rainy Day in Paris, inkjet print
DAVID CURL, Oak in Corn Stubble, digital inkjet print
CATHERINE MAIZE, Studio Chair, oil on panel
CAROLINE DUNLAP, Delaunay Revisited: First Flight Across the  English Channel,  Latch-hook rug, 100% acrylic fiber

LINDA RZOSKA, Aged, mixed media: dry point etching & digital media
JUNE BELITZ, Autumn Colors, Hand spun yarns; hand knitted, original pattern
HILDEGARDE MONTGOMERY, The Piano Lesson; Design in fabrics
JOAN F. ROBERTSON, Sea Nest, fiber and mixed media.

CYNTHIA FIELDING, Winter Trees, kiln-formed glass
HONORE LEE, Wishes, handmade book: photo transfer, text.
SALLY PRITKO, Glass Threads, fused and draped glass stringers
CYNTHIA KRILL, Ode to Crazy Horse, ceramic, horse hair,  earthenware, feathers

HARRY AHN, Ken Agy, oil on canvas.
DAVE JONES, Arlington Row, palladium/platinum/gold leaf on vellum
STACEY KORYCKI, Handstand, gum bichromate and cyanotype print
MARY WHALEN, Kalamazoo River 2013, wet plate collodion, tintype

ROB CHAMBERLIN, Jewelry Box, cherry, insects, walnut

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