2018 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition is supported in part by Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and College of Arts and Letters. Supported by the Mariel Foundation. Additional support from Jack and Sue Davis and the Lansing Community College.

Learn more about the artists involved in the 2018 Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition by viewing the Exhibition Catalogue here.

March 1 – March 28, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony: March 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

Awards Include:
• $1000 Best of Show: Madeline Galer Taking That Which Isn’t Yours
• $500 First Place: Gregory Fricker Transmission Error
• $250 Second Place: Hector Acuna Teenage Merit
• $150 Third Place: Jordyn Fishman Love Dunks
• $100 Honorable Mention: Taylor Gavin Mother
• Lansing Community College Award: Bria ErbyBald Black Beauties

Charles A. Wright, Dean of Academic Affairs at Kendall College of Art and Design
Mr. Wright holds an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is currently Professor and Chair of Art at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., and previously served as the chair of the department of art at Coastal Carolina University. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in higher education to KCAD which, in addition to his classroom experience, includes curriculum and program development; accreditation evaluations and reporting; recruitment planning; facilities and equipment needs and safety; galleries and exhibitions; budget development and advancement; and human resources.

Mr. Wright also maintains committee service and leadership roles with national professional organizations including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), the College Art Association (CAA), and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD), where he currently serves on the newly formed Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

In addition to his extensive academic and advocacy work, Mr. Wright is also an accomplished sculptor, maintaining his studio practice and exhibiting regularly across the country. His work is held in the collections of Franklin Wallis and the Caldwell Arts Council of Lenoir, N.C.

Teresa Dunn, Associate Professor of Painting at Michigan State University
Teresa Dunn received her MFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. She is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship and received the Jacob K Javits Fellowship from the US Department of Education. Dunn is represented by First Street Gallery in NYC and Galerie l’Échaudé in Paris, France. Dunn has exhibited widely. Recent solo exhibitions include
M o t h e r l o a d at the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD in 2017; First Street Gallery in NYC and Miami University of Ohio in 2016, and Ebb and Ember at Hooks-Epstein Galleries in 2015. Dunn’s 2012 exhibition Strange realities/Étrange réalité at Galerie l’Échaudé was reviewed in French journals AZART and Miroir de l’Art. Dunn was a finalist in the 2000 William and Dorothy Yeck Miami University Young Painters Competition and won Best in Show at the 2008 Biennial of Contemporary Realism at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has been included in numerous publications including Studio Visits and Paint Pulse Magazine. Dunn attended the inaugural year of the Cuttyhunk Island Artist Residency with featured artist Alex Kanevsky in 2017. She has widely conducted visiting artist lectures including the most recent 2017 lecture and student critiques at the Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. Teresa Dunn is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Michigan State University in East Lansing where she has taught since 2006.

Steven Hughes, Associate Professor of Illustration at Northern Michigan University
Steven Hughes received his training at Kent State University, earning an MFA in Visual Communication Design with a concentration in illustration. He operates a freelance art studio, Primary Hughes Illustration, and serves as Associate Professor responsible for the Illustration program at Northern Michigan University. His work has been used by The New York Times, American Greetings, Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation, Paint & Draw magazine, Light Grey Art Lab, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Magazine, and been displayed in numerous gallery exhibitions around the US. Recently, one of his paintings was acquired by director Martin Scorcese. Hughes’ illustrations have won numerous awards, including a Silver and Bronze Awards from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Merit Awards from 3×3 Magazine’s Annual Show, Creative Quarterly 100 Best, Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist, and a Silver Medal in painting from The National Art Museum of Sport. His work has also been featured in publications that include, Illustration NOW! 5, AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting, Infected by Art, and Drawing Inspiration by Michael Fleishman.