Midland Daily News Publication Thursday, April 18, 2019

Big WinnersExcellence1st NewsThe show includes painting, sculpture, photo, fiber, and mixed media pieces.

Philip Hanson, lecturer of art at Saginaw Valley State University, served as jurist and announced the winners during the opening reception.

Jody McDonald Rider won Best of Show and the Member’s Choice Award for her pastel, Behold; Carol Buller received first place for her photography, Cactus (Tuscon, Arizona) and Jazminka Blazina earned second place for her stoneware piece, Triangle.

Three pieces received the Award of Excellence: Leonardo’s Rock by Margaret Colaselli; In Deed Roses by Heather Deogracia and Autumn Unfolding by Jan Weber.

Three artists received Awards of Merit: Storm Coming by Pat Smith; Harden Lake by Jean Matheen and Building a Mystery by Carol Nutter.

The show will be on exhibit through May 12. Visitors can submit their vote for the People’s Choice Award that will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

Founded in 1981, the Midland Artists Guild is an active organization of more than 100 members from the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Membership in the guild is open to anyone who participates or has an interest in the visual arts. MAG members have diverse backgrounds, as well as broad levels of experience working in a range of media.

More information, www.midlandartistsguild.com.

More information, www.becreative360.org.

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