Art Contest

“Mackinac Journeys”

The theme for the 2022 juried art exhibition is “Mackinac Journeys.” Every Mackinac journey is unique. From lifelong residents to the novice first-timer, the journey to, around, and from Mackinac is always memorable. We encourage artists working in all media to share with us their artistic visions of what a Mackinac journey means to them.

Juror for the show will be announced soon. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and to enter a piece. 

2021 Gold Medal Winner “Promenade” by Trish Morgan

2021 Juried Art Exhibition Winners

“The Seasons of Mackinac”

1st Trish Morgan – Promenade
2nd Mary Bea McWatters – Early Late
3rd Gail Chirco – A Haunting at the Grand Hotel
HM Diane Neyer – Christmas Season
HM Robert McGreevy – Covid-19 Spring on Main Street
HM Shannon Westblade – Catch Your Breath at the Top

2020 Gold Medal Winner Ghost Ships off Truscott Street, by Gail Chirco.

2020 Juried Art Exhibition Winners

“A Day in the Park”

1st Gail Chirco – Ghost Ships off Truscott Street
2nd Kristy Avery – Sugar Loaf Rock Fox
3rd Jennifer Wohletz – Shadow in the Water
HM Trish Morgan – Marquette Park
HM Beth Bynum – Arch Rock View
HM Natalia Wohletz – Arch Rock in Winter


2019 Juried Art Exhibition Winners

Winners of the 2019 art exhibition “Visions of Mackinac.” L-R Peter Pellerito, Mackinac Associates Board President; Kris Falk, Mackinac Arts Council; Jennifer Wohletz, accepting on behalf of Natalia Wohletz; Philip Rice; Beth Bynum; John Demers; Mary Bea McWatters; Phil Porter, Mackinac State Historic Parks Director

“Visions of Mackinac”

1st Natalia Wohletz – Trail Lookout
2nd Mary Bea McWatters – West Bluff
3rd  John Demers – Morning After the Storm
HM –  Beth Bynum – A Grand View
HM – Jeremy Thornton – Almost There
HM – Philip Rice – Mackinac Raree

2018 Juried Art Exhibition Winners

“Landscapes of Mackinac”

1st Lauren Brady – The Sighing Tides
2nd Bill Murcko – Sugarloaf
3rd  Jennifer Wohletz – Mist over Blue Ice
HM –  Kevin Barton – Steps
HM – James Swanson – Winter Market Street
HM – Cherie Correll – The Arch

All juried exhibitions at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum:

2022 – “Mackinac Journeys”
2021 – “The Seasons of Mackinac”
2020 – “A Day in the Park”
2019 – “Visions of Mackinac”
2018 – “Landscapes of Mackinac”
2017 – “Mackinac in Motion”
2016 – “Waters of Mackinac”
2015 – “Peaceful Mackinac”
2014 – “Places of Mackinac”
2013 – “People of Mackinac”
2012 – “Mackinac’s Grand Hotel”
2011 – “Mackinac Island”
2010 – “Mackinac Island”