2019 – 2020 Exhibition Jurors

Meet the Jurors!

Amy Brown | Visual Artist & Museum Preparator
Amy received her BFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 2002 and her MFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University in 2011. She also holds a certificate in Museum Studies. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She taught university courses in Drawing, Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Design for several years. Amy has been an Exhibition Preparator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University since 2014.

Hector Acuna | Visual Artist & Instructor
Hector Acuna received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is currently pursuing his candidacy for a Master of Fine Arts from Michigan State University. Hector’s artwork explores the concept of identity shaped by paternal incarceration, divorce, masculinity, and multi-ethnicity in rural America. Personal narratives and imagery possessed within Hector’s family inform his perspective of the individual, family, and home. Familial imagery inspires direct representations of relatives and invented characters to evoke moments of curiosity, uncertainty, discontent, and empathy.

Madison Nicole May | Visual Artist & Gallerist
Madison Nicole May is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who received a BFA in Printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). Themes in her work vary, though often include those of domesticity, intimacy, constructed comfort, and the impact these constructs have on individuals and their relationships.

Notable accomplishments include receiving the distinction of a Jurors Choice Award for the Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists Juried Exhibition (MEGA) 2016 at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has been a visiting artist at the Lamont Gallery in Exeter, NH and recently completed her first residency at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. In the summer of 2017 she opened Bend Gallery, a small contemporary art gallery on the Avenue for the Arts which also houses her home and studio.