Saginaw Township Annual State of the Arts Exhibition

May 7, 2017

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This annual event is hosted by the Saginaw Township Art In Public Places Committee.  This is a juried exhibition with cash prizes totaling approximately $4,000 underwritten by a variety of local, regional and statewide sponsors.  Registration was open to all Michigan artists, 18 years or older, working in all media, except photography and digital imagery.  The Art Exhibit opened with a reception on Sunday, May 7th from 2 - 5 p.m. and will run through June 2nd.

The juror for this year’s Art in Public Places Annual Art Show is Diane Zeeuw, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.  Diane is Chair of the MA in Visual and Critical Studies and the MFA/BFA Painting program at KCAD.  Her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences including the Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland; the Conference on the Image, Freie Universität, Berlin; and most recently at the Third International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of South Africa, Pretoria.  Additionally, Professor Zeeuw’s studio work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Meilidao International Art Institution, China; the New Arts Project in Pennsylvania; Gallery 33Contemporary, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago; and most recently in a one-person exhibition hosted by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.  Her studio work may also be found in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Art; the Steelcase Corporation; The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute; The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences of Grand Valley State University, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  Professor Zeeuw’s scholarly research has also been published in numerous peer review journals including most recently “Schizophrenia: A Journey Through Higher Education,” Thought and Action, The National Education Association Higher Education Journal, Volume 31, No. 2. (2016); and a “Case Study:The Development and Evolution of the Creative Arts Practice-led Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts,” Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01407 (2017).

2017 Award Winners