With the generosity of those who support the Northern Exposure exhibit, selected artists benefit from the recognition they deserve. More than $3,000 in prizes were awarded at the exhibit reception.
The Bonifas Arts Center wishes to thank our gallery partners: Baybank; Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Saundra Robinette; and McDonald’s Of Harvey and Marquette, Jim & Sandy Wilson. Northern Exposure would not be possible without their generous support.
"Our community is very fortunate to the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and as a community bank, Baybank proudly supports our local artists. We receive many compliments on the artwork we have purchased from Northern Exposure that decorate our office walls.”
Quality Control / Marketing Officer
Escanaba Vet Clinic
"We are involved in the Northern Exposure to support the enhancement culture and enrichment of a creative environment in Upper Michigan."
Dr. Saundra Robinette
The ultimate recognition for an artist is for someone to purchase their artwork. Thanks to those who support of Northern Exposure with their purchase.
Schneider, Haapala, Larche & Co
"The artwork we purchase every year from the Bonifas Fine Arts Center is always a conversation piece for the next tax year. Our new artwork is always displayed in our front lobby, where our clients and staff can enjoy it!"
Bay de Noc Community College
"Bay de Noc Community College and the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center have shared a relationship since inception.
"Bay College, with the support of the Lawrence Hartwig endowment, is a purchase prize supporter for the Northern Exposure annual art show at the Bonifas.
"The Bay College Foundation is the fiduciary for a major gift from the John and Melissa Besse Foundation to benefit the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center over the next 10-20 years.
"Bay College and the Bonifas Art Center value the past and look forward to continuing a lifelong relationship of sharing and growing the arts in our local communities.”
Laura L. Coleman, Ph.D.
Ameriprise Financial Services
"The Bonifas Arts Center is a tremendous asset to our community. We're proud to support them as well as our talented local artists."
Delta Chamber of Commerce
"Art is important to our businesses because communities that are rich in the arts can realize increased tourism and other indirect economic activity, improved quality of life and community engagement which all lead to making it a great place to live, play and do business."
Robert & Darolyn Spannuth
"Everywhere we have lived (and we have lived all over the country), we have made a point of buying the work of local artists. The Bonifas has made it easy for us to find the best of the best, especially at the Northern Exposure Show. We believe that by supporting the arts, we improve the quality of life in our community--and we have collected some really beautiful and meaningful artwork."