93rd Annual All Media Exhibition 2015

93rd annual all media ann arbor art center 117 gallery

All Media winning pieces (left to right): Best in Show: “The Kiss”, Michael Reedy – 2nd place: “Receptor”, Catrhyn Amidei – 3rd place: “Carrier #10”, Jonathan Gibson

October 24 to November 29 – See location and hours of the 117 Gallery

See all the selected artwork in our Pinterest board



1. Michael Reedy
2. Cathryn Amidei
3. Jonathan Gibson.
Honorable mentions:
Trenton Baylor
Alison Stinely
John McLaughlin

Established in 1922, the Annual All Media Exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center has a long and rich history. Submissions are accepted in any media.

In an effort to showcase regional talent, this juried competition is open to all artists who live in the Great Lakes region. Artists living in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are invited to submit to All Media Exhibition 2015.


We received 550 submissions from around 200 artists. Cristen Velliky, our juror, picked 60 pieces from all medias.

“The number of thoughtful and inspired entries for this exhibition overwhelmed me!  From conceptual work, to realistic portraiture, to abstract landscapes, there was enough exciting artwork to easily fill three galleries.  My only regret is that I had to leave out many great pieces that should have also been included.  I thoroughly enjoyed the jurying process, and want to thank everyone for his/her submissions this year.”

Cristen Velliky, Juror of the 93rd Annual All Media Exhibition


93rd Annual All Media Exhibition Selected Artists

Alison Franco
Alison Stinely
Angela Lenhardt
Anne McCauley
Benjamin Madeska
Britta Urness
Brooks Stevens
Carine Lutz
Carol Hanna
Cathryn Amidei
Cathy Jacobs
Cheryl Dawdy
Clara DeGalan
Clara McClenon
David Larkins
Debra Buchanan
Denis Sivack
Doug Cannell
Evan Breithart
Felicia Macheske
Greg Stahly
Gregory Potter
Jacqueline Simon
Jan Bell
Janet Kelman
Jaye Schlesinger
Jeffrey Gelick
Jerrie Sasson
John McLaughlin
Jonathan Gibson
Karen Gallup
Karen Vigmostad
Kathy Hiner
Kenneth Hershenson
Kip Kowalski
Krista Reuter
Liz Frankland
Marcia Polenberg
Meghan Lee
Mg Shapiro
Mia Risberg
Michael McNeil
Michael Reedy
Naishn Hu
Nancy Mladenoff
Nick Azzaro
Peter Lichomski
Philip Painter
Rebecca Pugh
Robin Gibson
Rocco DePietro
Ruth Crowe
Steven Schroeder
Susan Vitali
Tammy Carullo
Taylor Stewart
Ted Ramsay
Trenton Baylor
Vinicius Rebello Lima
WanChuan Kesler
Wendy Wernet

List of selected pieces

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This year’s juror is Cristen Velliky, who is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Michigan-Flint campus.  She had studied Philosophy and English at the University of Michigan, as well as Law at the Detroit College of Law.  Cristen eventually had the opportunity to follow her passion for art, and left law school to study at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, focusing on mixed-material design.  She then attended and received her Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy in 1998.  Since that time, she has exhibited her multi-media, three-dimensional work in the United States as well as Europe.  Selected exhibitions (both solo and group) include SOFA-Chicago at the Navy Pier, SOFA at Miami, Habatat Gallery of Michigan, the Gallery Project of Ann Arbor, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, the Network Gallery at Cranbrook, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, The Aaron Faber Gallery in New York, SUNY-New Paltz University Gallery, the Institute Europeo di Design Gallery in Milan, Italy and the Colle Val d’elsa City Gallery in Colle, Italy.  Her methods for coldworked glass were also filmed by the Detroit Institute of Arts for the Robinson Collection exhibit.


Entries Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 27
Artists notified of jurying results: October 5
Drop-off Deadline: on or before Monday, October 19
Installation Period: October 19-23
Opening Reception (and announcement of winners): Saturday, October 24
Exhibition Closes: Sunday, November 29
Pick-up of Work: Monday-Tuesday, November 30-December 1


Best of Show – Award $500
Second Place – $200
Third Place – $100
Two Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 entitles each artist to enter up to three pieces of artwork for consideration. ONLY credit and debit card payments are accepted; no cash or check payments will be accepted.


Works must be original within the previous two years. Works submitted must not have been previously shown in any competition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.


All artwork must be professionally presented and ready for installation/hanging upon arrival at the Art Center. Any work that does not meet these standards may be excluded from the exhibition. Artists are responsible for providing all equipment necessary for the display of their work.


Works may be hand delivered or shipped. If shipping, the artist is responsible for complying with all regulations pertaining to works of art. An artist desiring return shipment of artwork must include return shipping label with work. Return shipment will be packaged using the same packing materials they were shipped in. Otherwise, works must be delivered and picked up by the artist on the dates specified in the calendar. Artists are responsible for all shipping and return shipping costs, including insurance or any prepaid return shipping that is no longer valid or sufficient.


Please contact the exhibitions department at exhibitions@annarborartcenter.org


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