Artisans honored at reception

ESCANABA – Winners were announced at the Artists’ Reception for the Bonifas Arts Center’s Membership Show that took place on May 16.

“Our membership show continues the BAAA tradition of a Membership Show by showcasing artwork by Arts Center member artists in a non-juried annual exhibit,” said Pasqua Warstler, Gallery and Education Director for the Center. “It provides a forum for our member artists, both emerging and established, to display their artwork.”

One hundred twenty pieces by 52 artists are on display in the Powers Gallery through June 13, Warstler said. There is no charge to tour exhibits or visit the Center.

The winners are:

1st Place – $150 to Meegan Flannery for “Margie’s Hectic Day Ended With a Small Miracle,” oil;

2nd Place – $100 to Dave Amis for “King William,” photography;

3rd Place – $50 to Brian Burroughs for “I’m Aware I’m A Whale,” ink and watercolor;

4th Place – $25 to Mike Delke for “The Raven,” wood carving.

Honorable Mention winners were awarded a scholarship to an Arts Center workshop. They were: Dan Young for “Warped View,” photography; Sara Bagley for “Floating Forms,” water media; and Cathy Sjoquist for “Menage a Lot,” water media.

Center hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exhibits at the Arts Center are underwritten in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Betsy Addison Foundation.

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