Art Contest

“The Seasons of Mackinac.”

The theme for the 2021 juried art exhibition is “The Seasons of Mackinac.” While Mackinac has always been known as a “summer gathering place,” its beauty is unparalleled in all seasons. We encourage artists working in all media to share with us their artistic visions of Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac through the seasons. Subjects may be historic buildings, dramatic limestone formations, tranquil vistas, forested trails, water views, or whatev­er subject best captures the artist’s vision of Mackinac.

Juror for the contest is Bill Murcko. Submissions are closed for the 2021 contest.

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 Wohlenz – 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

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”