55th Annual MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Awards

Purpose of the Exhibit
The Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) announce their annual purchase exhibit to acquire artwork to enhance the MEA headquarters in East Lansing and MEA regional and UniServ offices throughout the state. This exhibit provides an opportunity to showcase the artwork of our members.

Eligibility
Any member in good standing of MEA, MAEA or MEA-Retired is eligible to submit artwork (this includes ESP and student members in good standing and MEA-Retired members with life membership dues paid in full). Proof of membership is necessary. No entry fee required.

Paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, metal work, enamels, mosaics, wood, fibers, stained glass, photographs, experimental media and sculptures are all eligible. All artwork submitted must be original work. Artwork deemed not original by the juror will not be accepted. Each artist may submit up to two works. Works not for sale will not be accepted.

View the artwork accepted in the 55th annual exhibition—co-sponsored by MEA and the Michigan Art Education Association below:

2019 MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Awards Entries and Awards List

Jeanine Ackerman Smith, Burton, Sunset on Lake Michigan, Fused Glass $250

Jeanine Ackerman Smith, Burton, Fall Leaves, Felted Wool/Cast Glass $300

Janet Almstadt-Davison, Oakland, Vase of Flowers, Acrylic on Paper $600

Janet Almstadt-Davison, Oakland, Playing Music, Water Media $600

Jim Banas, Okemos, Wait for Breakfast, Acrylic $450

Jim Banas, Okemos, Relax and Reflect, Acrylic $225

Natalie Barmore, Harper Woods, A Cry for Help, Photography $150

Natalie Barmore, Harper Woods, On the Streets of Bahia, Photography $150

Christy Berry, Quincy, Blue Iris, Watercolor$750

Christy Berry, Quincy, Pink Flower, Watercolor $750

William Boyer, Detroit, Antietam Sunrise, Apple Digital $350

Pamela Brown, Jeddo, Psychedelic Milkweed Pods, Watercolor, Ink & Pen $150

Deborah Brown-Cage, Detroit, Untitled, Acrylic Pouring on Canvas $125

Cheryl Campbell, Waterford, Family, Acrylic/Canvas Board $150

Janine Campbell, Dorr, Constructing a World I, Latex & Cut Paper $75

Janine Campbell, Dorr, Constructing a World II, Latex & Cut Paper $75

Jacqueline Carroll, East Lansing, The Swan King, 35mm Photography $250

Helene Cassidy, Canton, Leaves on Water, Photography $125

Helene Cassidy, Canton, Rain Delay, Photography $125

Deborah Conner, Newport, Getting Hairy, Graphite/Color Pencil $400

Elizabeth Costello, West Bloomfield, Twirl, Photography $150

Francie Dittrich, Haslett, Rust in Peace, Watercolor $250

Jacqueline Edwards Lane, Detroit, This Tree, Original Photo w/Mixed Media $250

Joel Ellis, Haslett, Ageless Dawn, Oil on Linen $375

Joel Ellis, Haslett, Superior Outlook, Oil on Linen $375

Colleen Ford, Swartz Creek, Skylar’s Choice, Watercolor $200

Laura Gajewski, Portland, 301 Lyon (Flint), Mixed Media Charcoal Drawing – SOLD

Laura Gajewski, Portland, Carriage Town (Flint), Mixed Media Charcoal Drawing – SOLD

Miriam Garcia, Lansing, Splendor of Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ, Photography, Metal Print $500

Sally Giroux, Saginaw, Daily Intention: Manitou, Fiber $200

Joshua Gove, St. Johns, Reliquia, Intaglio Print – SOLD

Sigrid Grace, Rochester Hills, First Violets of Spring, Acrylic $200

Lynn Gregg, South Lyon, Prisoners in Paradise, Photography $650

Lynn Gregg, South Lyon, Haitian Cyclist, Photography $550

Emmanuel Haratsaris, Royal Oak, Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse, Photography $115

Catherine Hetherington, Howell, Rubies for Jennabelle, Alla Prima Oil $400

Annie Howard, Adrian, Neutral Movement, Paper, Watercolor, Vintage Paper – SOLD

Annie Howard, Adrian, Eye of the Ocean, Wood, Vintage, Paper, Paper, Acrylic $275

Victoria Hussey, Clinton Twp., Intertwined No. 1, Ink & Thread $225

Victoria Hussey, Clinton Twp., Intertwined No. 2, Ink & Thread $225

Mary Clare Johnson, Kent City, Dancing Duo, Acrylic $200

Mary Clare Johnson, Kent City, Moon Dance, Acrylic $200

Terry Junger, Chelsea, Roots and Rocks, Collage/Mixed $300

Jennifer Kay-Rivera, Warren, Peacock, Woodblock Print $60

Carrie Keeley, Midland, Change in Blue, Reduction Linocut $700

Carrie Keeley, Midland, Iris and Cabbage Butterflies, Reduction Linocut – SOLD

Susan Kruszynski, Muskegon, A Touch of Teal on the Lakeshore, Fabric Landscape Art – SOLD

Susan Kruszynski, Muskegon, Kauai, The Island Paradise, Fabric Landscape Art $300

Pat Miller Coy, Paw Paw, Crusin the Keys, Oil $300

Pat Miller Coy, Paw, Wait for Me, Acrylic $400

Tammy Noirot, Colon, Alphabetically Speaking, Photography $125

Tammy Noirot, Colon, The Wright Mood, Photography $100

Andrea Novak, Novi, Warmth and Protection, Acrylic Assemblage $385

Andrea Novak, Novi, Peacock, Graphite on Vellum $280

Carol Patrick, Lansing, Learning from the Master, Photography $300

Carol Patrick, Lansing, Beacon of Freedom, Photography $300

Keith Rayner, St. Clair Shores, Love in Slipper, Cyanotype Photography $75

Jennifer Rynkowski, Macomb, A Drop of Beauty, Photography $99

Jennifer Rynkowski, Macomb, Droplets of Rain, Photography $99

Kristen Schultz, Sterling Heights, Ascending to the Heavens, Acrylic Papers $350

Katherine Schuur, Farmington Hills, The Beeloved Beauty, Printmaking $200

Katherine Schuur, Farmington Hills, The Beloved Honey, Printmaking $150

Kate Sezniak, Royal Oak, Bee Visits Camellia, Photography $50

Sharada Sharp, Shelby Twp., Amsterdam, Photography $200

Rhonda Sherwin, Williamston, Neurotransmission, Mixed Media $500

Tony Shopinski, Detroit, Red Wing, Oil on Canvas $25

Randy Simmons, Croswell, Morning Thunder, Ink/Watercolor – SOLD

Henrietta Spiris, Haslett, Michigan Butterflies, Photography $375

Henrietta Spiris, Haslett, Barn with History, Photography $250

Carolyn Steenland, Newaygo, Caledon, Fused Glass $150

Carolyn Steenland, Newaygo, Copperwood, Fused Glass – SOLD

Thomas Thiery, Adrian, Street Artists, Watercolor – SOLD

Gail Trapp Bohner, Osseo, November Leaves at Sunset, Monoprint/Color Pencil $145

Carol Trojanowski, Haslett, Winter Wonderland, Fiber Art (Art Quilt) $300

Carol Trojanowski, Haslett, 4 Seasons, Fiber Art (Mini Art Quilt) $195

Adam VanHouten, Traverse City, An Apple A Day, Watercolor on Paper $450

Adam VanHouten, Traverse City, Summer Light, Watercolor on Paper $600

Pat Vartanian, Novi, Lepidoptera Study #1, Mixed Media Paper Weaving $200

Danna Walke Bowersox, Northville, Birches in November Wood, Multi-Patina, Multi-Metal & Wood $300

Beverly Watson, Redford, Robert (Rob or Robbie no Bob or Bobby), Pastel $500

Susan Williams, Lansing, Birches, Oil $1,000

Emily Wolfe, Clinton Twp., Florence, Photography $450

Judy Wood Thurston, Clare, Cherries on Crystal & Silk, Watercolor $750

Judy Wood Thurston, Clare, Chinese Lanterns, Watercolor $725

Joshua Gove, St. Johns, Reliquia, Intaglio Print – SOLD

Laura Gajewski, Portland, 301 Lyon (Flint), Mixed Media Charcoal Drawing – SOLD

Laura Gajewski, Portland, Carriage Town (Flint), Mixed Media Charcoal Drawing – SOLD

Sally Giroux, Saginaw, Daily Intention: Manitou, Fiber $200

Susan Kruszynski, Muskegon, A Touch of Teal on the Lakeshore, Fabric Landscape Art $600

Andrea Novak, Novi, Warmth and Protection, Acrylic Assemblage $385

Carol Patrick, Lansing, Beacon of Freedom, Photography $300

Thomas Thiery, Adrian, Street Artists, Watercolor – SOLD

Carol Trojanowski, Haslett, 4 Seasons, Fiber Art (Mini Art Quilt) $195

Susan Williams, Lansing, Birches, Oil $1,000

Jeanine Ackerman Smith, Burton, Sunset on Lake Michigan, Fused $250

Janet Almstadt-Davison, Oakland, Playing Music, Water Media $600

Natalie Barmore, Harper Woods, On the Streets of Bahia, Photography $150

William Boyer, Detroit, Antietam Sunrise, Apple Digital $350

Sigrid Grace, Rochester Hills, First Violets of Spring, Acrylic $200

Lynn Gregg, South Lyon, Haitian Cyclist, Photography $550

Catherine Hetherington, Howell, Rubies for Jennabelle, Alla Prima Oil $400

Keith Rayner, St. Clair Shores, Love in Slipper, Cyanotype Photography $75

Katherine Schuur, Farmington Hills, The Beeloved Beauty, Printmaking $200

IN HONOR OF ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR  – Adrienne DeMilner of Belmont

Laura Gajewski, Portland, 301 Lyon and Carriage Town (Flint), Mixed Media Charcoal Drawing – SOLD

Joshua Gove, St. Johns, Reliquia, Intaglio Print – SOLD

Annie Howard, Adrian, Neutral Movement, Paper, Watercolor, Vintage Paper – SOLD

Carrie Keeley, Midland, Iris and Cabbage Butterflies, Reduction Linocut – SOLD

Susan Kruszynski, Muskegon, A Touch of Teal on the Lakeshore, Fabric Landscape Art – SOLD

Randy Simmons, Croswell, Morning Thunder, Ink/Watercolor – SOLD

Carolyn Steenland, Newaygo, Copperwood, Fused Glass – SOLD

Thomas Thiery, Adrian, Street Artists, Watercolor – SOLD