The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair’s jury process is unique in that applicants are juried by one of four panels that are category specific. The 2014 jury panels are:
Jewelry & Metalwork
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 2-D Mixed Media, Photography, & Digital Art
Wood, Furniture, & Clay
Sculpture, 3-D Mixed Media, Fiber, & Glass
Guest jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a range of related media. A variety of backgrounds and skills are sought, including artists, educators, and museum curators. Panelists join Jury Advisory Board members to ensure both new and experienced jurors serve together.
2014 GUEST JURORS
Corrie Baldauf, Artist & Professor at Eastern Michigan University, Lawrence Technological University & Oakland University
Robert Bielat, Scupltor & Professor of Sculpture and Ceramics at Schoolcraft in Livonia, MI
Randy Bolton, Printmaker & Head of the Print Media Department and Artist in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Mark Chatterley, Artist/Ceramic Sculpture
Lynda Cole, Artist & President of the WSG Gallery
Laith Karmo, Artist, Kresge Fellowship Award Winner, & teaches ceramics at Oakland Community College and College for Creative Studies
Diana Pancioli, Ceramic Artist & Professor of Ceramics at Eastern Michigan University
Sherri Smith, Fiber Artist & Professor at the U of M Art & Design School
Cary Stefani, Jewelry/Metal Artist & Owner of Stefani & Co Metalworks Studio as well as joint owner of Hex Detroit with his son, Jesse
James Viste, Nationally known blacksmith, demonstrator & exhibitor
JURY ADVISORY BOARD
The Jury Advisory Group meets in a final composition session to review the invitations from the jury panels and establish a wait list.
Lois Bryant is a fiber and mixed media artist living in Ann Arbor, MI. She teaches 2-dimensional design and color at Eastern Michigan University. Bryant received an MFA from Eastern Michigan University, an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Brown University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Mott Children’s Hospital collection, National Museum of Design/Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as well as corporate and residential collections nationwide. Her portfolio can be seen at www.loisbryantstudio.com
Julia is a painter (small gouache paintings) and works at Washtenaw Community College. She started at WCC teaching courses on the Adobe Creative Suite and advanced Graphic Design, and now manages the large work area which students from all disciplines (Photo, Graphic Design, Animation, Video and Internet Professional) use when working on their school projects. She also was in the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in 1985-86. Julia still paints and does the occasional show of her own work. Her paintings are representational of interesting buildings in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.
Karen is married with three children and has lived in Ann Arbor for 35 years. She has a BA in Art History from the University of Michigan and a MFA in Painting from Eastern Michigan University. She ran her studio/gallery, The Detroit Street Gallery (across the street from Zingerman’s), from 1996-2004. Karen continues to work in painting, collage and digital photography and teaches collage workshops at Hollander’s in Ann Arbor. Karen has exhibited widely in the midwest and her work is published in a series of Art Books by Press Lorentz and in another series by Little Beast Publishing.
Thomas Madden works primarily in holloware, pewter, copper and silver and has been doing research into bi-metal surface embellishment, keum boo - damascene, Higo Zogan, and electroforming. He has presented at many workshops nation-wide and had taught at Colorado Mountain College, Mississippi State University, Eastern Michigan University, and University of Michigan before teaching at CCS.
Raymond Wetzel has a broad experience as an artist, working as a set designer for dance companies and individual artists, an exhibition designer, a cabinet maker, and a furniture maker. In addition, Ray runs his own exhibition design and manufacturing business. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Allegheny College, and has worked with students from the Rudolf Steiner School in Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Public Schools. Wetzel works as a cabinet/furniture maker in his community and is an artist in residence. He also has taught at the College for Creative Studies for the past 12 years.
Joshua has worked with glass since 1998 and received his B.F.A from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. He is currently a production glassblower at The Henry Ford Museum, creating early American historical reproductions. In addition, he works as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching glassblowing at the College for Creative Studies. His work is based in traditional Murano style furnace methods—a dichotomy of technique-driven craft and mixed media sculpture which includes both man-made and natural materials. He has worked and demonstrated in various studios with some of the top artists throughout the country.