Art Now 2019: Painting | Ann Arbor Art CenterAnn Arbor Art Center

Art Now 2019: Painting






February 15 - March 16, 2019

Juror: Roula David


Friday, February 15 from 6-9pm


Each year, on a rotating basis, the Art Center presents a media-focused exhibition as part of our Art Now series. This year's fifth annual exhibit features innovative work in painting.

This exhibition will highlight artists that employ traditional painting techniques, as well as artists who move across disciplines and push the boundaries of what defines contemporary painting, including through the application of hybrid processes and use of mixed media.

Art Now: Painting is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. Since contemporary painting is often tightly integrated with other art forms, submissions are accepted in ANY medium.


Opening Party music by Michigan Electronic Music Collective DJs Emiliano RS + Mutual Combat

The 117 Gallery is generously supported by Vintage Financial Services LLC

Beverages for the Opening Party provided by O&W Inc.

SELECTED ARTISTS: Jean-Paul Aboudib, Yusser Al-Qazwini, Elliot Avis, Douglas Barron, Justin Bean, Jody Beighley, Judith Bemis, Josh Berliner, Laurén Brady, Beth Brown, Heather Brugger, Jordan Buschur, Jeanne Ciravolo, Taimur Cleary, Vanessa Compton, Ann Marie Curley, Grant Czuj, Tara Daly, Hector Del Campo, Jack Delaney, Rocco DePietro, Cecilia DiFranco, Deborah Eyde, Ani Garabedian, David Giordan, Eric Goldberg, Meg Goodman, Tatsuki Hakoyama, Kelly Hansen, Ryan Herberholz, Leanna Hicks, Douglas LaFerle, Maxwell Majoros, Barry Nelipowitz, Chadwick Noellert, Onzie Norman, Michael Pfleghaar, Christine Ritchie, Mike Ross, Claudia Selene, Peter Sparling, Krysti Spence, Nick Stamas, Taylor Stewart, Nathan Stromberg

Awards: $500 Best in Show, $200 Second Place, $100 Third Place

About the Juror: Roula David

Roula David is the Executive Director of Murals in the Market, the Eastern Market, Detroit-based street art festival that has produced more than 125 outdoor murals since 2014. She is also COO of leading publisher of art prints, 1xRun in Detroit, where she is head of the company’s Special Projects initiative, which pairs artists with projects across the region at the intersection of art, government, and business, including murals for Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Detroit city government's public art program, City Walls.

Juror Roula David's 2018 TED Talk...