Art Contest

“Visions of Mackinac”

For this special 10th anniversary exhibition we encourage artists working in all media to share with us their artistic visions of Mackinac Island. Subjects may be people, places, gardens, buildings, landscapes, water views, or whatever subject best captures the artist’s creative vision of Mackinac Island.

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum in June, 2019. Juror for the contest is Emily Lanctot. Lanctot’s work explores themes of identity, the archive, the collection, memory, and institutional politics. Lanctot’s work moves between media to examine cultural rituals and everyday practices. 

Lanctot received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Northern Michigan University in 2008, and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010.

Lanctot lives and works in Marquette, where she is the Curator of Collections and Outreach at NMU’s DeVos Art Museum, and teaches in the Foundations program at the School of Art and Design.

 “I am thrilled to be selected to jury Visions of Mackinac,” Lanctot said. “As someone who works at an Upper Peninsula art museum that collects local and regional art, I understand that the support and celebration of arts in our region are terrifically important. There is a rich legacy of arts in our region, and I look forward to seeing the range of artwork submitted. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for those near and far to appreciate and reflect on the beauty of Mackinac Island and the surrounding area.”

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2018 Juried Art Exhibition Winners

“Landscapes of Mackinac”

1st Lauren Brady – The Sighing Tides

2nd Bill Murcko – Sugarloaf

3rd  Jennifer Wohlenz – Mist over Blue Ice

HM –  Kevin Barton – Steps

HM – James Swanson – Winter Market Street

HM – Cherie Correll – The Arch