NMC, high school art shows close at Dennos

TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Northwestern Michigan College Art Exhibition and companion area High School Student Art Exhibition will be held at the Dennos Museum Center from May 16 to May 27 with an artists' reception on May 18 at 5 p.m..

This is an exhibition of artwork made by NMC students and an additional exhibition of works by area high school juniors and seniors. Students may enter works in the following categories: painting, jewelry, ceramics/sculpture, photography/digital photo, drawing, printmaking, illustration, graphic design, animation/film and group projects.

The high school student show will be juried by NMC art faculty. The NMC student show will be juried by painter Angela Saxon, who has worked as a designer and fine artist for many years in the area and shows all over the country, and graphic design jurors Eric Campbell and Jacquie Auch from Proof Positive Brand Design in Traverse City.

NMC show winners:

  • Chelsea Dunham, best of show (printmaking)
  • Renee Martin, first place (ceramics)
  • Jettarin Issaravinich, second place (watercolor)
  • Karina Hissong, second place (drawing)
  • Rachel Esckelson, third place (animation/film)

Honorable mentions were awarded to Koree Bemiss, John Sheehan. Kajetan Morman, Davis Wodek Judi Babel, Dana Kjeldgaard, McKenzie Leishman, David Bedford, Ashley Poertner, Molly Eastman, Patty Prihoda, Brianna Olson-Bogart, Karina Hissong, Hannah Strong, Jitpanu Issaravanich, Hayden Comstock, Lynnae Christensen, Desiree Morgan, Rachel Esckelson, Hannah Krohn and James Burge.

High school show winners:

  • Jessica Solem, Benzie Central High School, best of show (ceramics/sculpture)
  • Marin Vander Leek, Suttons Bay High School, first place (illustration)
  • Stephanie Sheets, Kingsley Area High School, second place (drawing/printmaking)
  • Melanie Griffin, Traverse City West Senior High, third place (photography/digital photography)

Honorable mentions were awarded to Egan Fritts, Jade Ortiz, Alexis DiPonio and Naomi Lardie, Traverse City Central High School; Claire Brown, Northport Public School; Nicole Watson, Kingsley High School; Cassidy Kaufman and Zoe Meyering, Traverse City West Senior High; MacKewin Powell, Frankfort High School; and Madeline Prall and Tahlia Rhinelander, Traverse City High School.

Release date: May 11, 2018

For more information:

Mike Torre
NMC Art Department
(231) 392-9514


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