Winners announced for Northern Exposure exhibit

November 12, 2020  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

The Bonifas would like to announce the following winners of Northern Exposure XXVII and congratulate all of those who were chosen for this exhibit: 

The Media Awards go to the following: Marquette Mining Journal - Untitled (No. 12) by Dakota Gutierrez; Escanaba Daily Press - Safe Haven by Tracy Anderson; Iron Mountain Daily News - St. Helena by Caroline Carlson; Munising News - Red Canoe and Social Distancing by Paul Rose.

The Featured Artists Awards go to the following: St. Helena by Caroline Carlson and Pike Lake by Bernie Park were chosen by Alberta House Arts Center. New Cloth Bound by Christina Kionka of Iron Mountain was chosen by Cappaert Contemporary Gallery. Three Dark-Eyed Juncos by Tracy Anderson and Awakening by Kristine Granger of Marquette were chosen by the Erickson Center for the Arts. Finally, Untitled (No. 12) by Dakota Gutierrez and Awakening by Kristine Granger were chosen by Gallery on 5th.

The Bonifas Residency Award was presented to John Hubbard for his piece Deadfall.

The Artist Network Awards were awarded to Bernie Park for his work Pike Lake, Paul Rose for his work Winter Dance, and Brian Burroughs for his piece Our Imperiled Incubator (Part 3) The Bonifas would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring this award: Alberta House Arts Center, Borderland Arts Center, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Christine’s Gallery, Cooper Office Supply, Erickson Center for the Arts, Genesis Graphics, Gallery on 5th, Frame Farm, Heynssens & Selins, Lake Effect Community Arts Center, Sviland Paint & Wallcoverings, The Village Artisans & The Garden Gallery.

Purchase Prizes went to the following: Bay College chose Mashkawizii by Bill Savage, Safe Haven by Tracy Anderson, and Night Vision by Cameron Wilcox. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce chose First Light by Dan Young, and Red Canoe and Social Distancing by Paul Rose was picked by Schneider, Larche, Haapala, & Co. Thrivent Financial chose a painting, Floral Blanket by Liz Evensen of Crystal Falls, a 3D mixed media, Spirited Fairy by Diane Kribs-Mays of Rock, and a photograph, Lakeside Explorerby Cameron Wilcox of Marquette.

Finally, the Bonifas would like to announce their Placement awards which are sponsored by Crawford Funeral Home, East Ludington Gallery, and The Bonifas Arts Center.

3rd place goes to Banish Misfortune II by Carol Irving

2nd place goes to Safe Haven by Tracy Anderson

1st place goes to The White Pantsuit Project by Deborah Abramson

The Bonifas would like to thank Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Tackman Capital Management, and Thrivent Financial for being our Gallery Partners. They would also like to extend a thank you to the artists who applied for Northern Exposure this year--they have inspired us all to remember that in times of hardship, hope and creativity can still shine through.

Northern Exposure XXVII will run through February 4th in the Alice Powers Gallery. The public is invited to stop in and check out the amazing work on display. For more information, call the Bonifas at 906-786-3833.

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