Award sponsors announced for Northern Exposure XXIII exhibit

September 1, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center


Northern Exposure is a regional art competition that encourages artists throughout the Upper Peninsula to create new artworks and to showcase a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the U.P. It is supported by a wide range of sponsors who provide prizes during the show. These prizes will be awarded during the exhibit reception on November 10.

1st Place - $700

  • Crawford Funeral Home, Escanaba
  • Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery
  • Bonifas Fine Arts Center

2nd Place - $400

  • Frame Crafters, Escanaba
  • East Ludington Gallery, Escanaba

3rd Place - $250

  • Manistique Art Club Carol Stoll Award

These are gallery purchases by business or institutions that desire to increase a collection of regional art, support U.P. artists and the Northern Exposure competition.

  • Bay Bank, Escanaba
  • Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba
  • Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, Escanaba
  • Schneider, Larche, Haapala & Co., Escanaba
  • Darolyn & Robert Spannuth
  • Thrivent Financial - Dan Young & Brain Pahnke Associates of the Escanaba Branch

Sponsoring Venues host a show for recipients of Featured Artist Awards. Please indicate on the entry form if you wish to be considered for this award.

  • Alberta House Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
  • Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
  • Finlandia University’s Reflection Gallery, Hancock
  • Lake Superior Arts Association, Marquette
  • Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie
  • Paige Wiard Gallery, Calumet

These 3 network awards have been funded by the following:

  • Alberta House Arts Center, Sault Ste Marie
  • Art U.P. Style Gallery, Marquette
  • Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI
  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
  • Christine’s Gallery, Nahma
  • Cooper Office Equipment, Escanaba
  • Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
  • Frame Farm, Gladstone
  • Genesis Graphics, Escanaba
  • Heynssens & Selin’s, Escanaba Lake Effect Arts Center, Manistique
  • Les Cheneaux Islands Art Gallery, Hessel
  • Mackinaw Trail Winery, Manistique
  • UP Scale Art Gallery in Munising
  • Sviland Paint & Wallcoverings, Escanaba
  • The Village Artistans and Garden Gallery
  • Borderland Arts, Iron Mountain

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, provides lodging and studio space for one artist. Dates to be scheduled with Mission Point between November 2016 and March 2017.

Award sponsors feature recipients of Media Awards in an article. Arrangements are made directly between sponsor and artist. Please indicate on the entry form if you wish to be considered for this award.

  • Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton
  • Daily Press, Escanaba
  • Iron Mountain Daily Press
  • Manistique Pioneer Tribune
  • Marquette Mining Journal
  • Munising News
  • Upper Peninsula Second Wave, Little Lake


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