2024-2025 Solo & Group Exhibitions Jury Panel


Asmaa Walton

Independent Curator and Founder of the 'Black Art Library'

Detroit, MI

Asmaa Walton is a Detroit native and arts educator. Walton completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Michigan State University in 2017 and a Master of Arts in Art Politics from New York University Tisch School of the Arts the following year. Walton has held fellowship positions at the Toledo Museum of Art and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

In February 2020 Walton established Black Art Library which is a collection of publications, exhibition catalogues and theoretical texts about Black art and visual culture intended to become a public archive in a permanent space in Detroit but it currently acts as a traveling library. The library has been exhibited in Detroit, Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, and Charlotte.

Photo credit: Eat Pomegranate Photography
Photo credit: Eat Pomegranate Photography


Rachel Winter

Assistant Curator, MSU Broad Art Museum

Lansing, MI

Rachel Winter is the Assistant Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and an art historian of modern and contemporary West Asia and North Africa. Winter recently curated the major exhibition Blind Spot: Stephanie Syjuco, which was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Prior to that, she was part of the curatorial team that realized LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint Is Family In Three Acts (2022), a collaborative, multi-site exhibition that brought the three acts of Frazier’s photographic series about the Flint water crisis to Michigan for the first time, and Zaha Hadid Design: Untold (2022), the largest retrospective of work by Zaha Hadid Design to date. She is now co-editing Samia Halaby: Centers of Energy with Elliot Josephine Leila Reichert, which will be published in spring 2024. Her future curatorial projects include Samia Halaby: Eye Witness (2024), and exhibitions featuring weaver Kayla Mattes (2024), and painter Nabil Kanso (2025); for her project focusing on Nabil Kanso, Winter was awarded the inaugural Salwa Mikdadi Research Award from the Association for Modern + Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran + Turkey.

CMGR 2022


Zachary Trebellas

Director, Avenue for the Arts

Grand Rapids, MI

Zachary Trebellas is an artist, art professor, and arts worker originally from Chicagoland. In his career he endeavours to make art accessible and meaningful to a wider audience. He first did this after graduating Columbia College in Chicago working at the art center Marwen and writing as a co-founding journalist for the publication Sixty Inches From Center. He then spent two years in rural Japan organizing public art projects while teaching English via the JET Program.

Since 2015, he has been in Grand Rapids, embracing the collaborative nature of the city's art scene. As an artist he has focused his work on the shared culture of the city. In 2017 he received a grant through the Japanese government to complete an international project between Ushibuka, Japan and Grand Rapids, focusing on pride in the face of economic decline. Most recently he and a collective-mate received a grant from ArtPrize to memorialize a soon-to-be-demolished 1920s school building.

As director of the Avenue for the Arts, he has organized the annual conference Break It Down | Make It Better, revived Grand Rapids' downtown arts walk, and launched a micro exhibitions program known as Artposts.