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Mike Han
Mike Han is influenced by Korean calligraphy, graffiti, modern design, and cartoons. Han is Cheongju Han (a royal Korean clan known as House of Han) whose lineage dates back over 1,000 years. Born in Ann Arbor he is the first child born in America within his family.
 
Han has exhibited work in Seoul, South Korea, Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, and has created work for clients in Chicago and Osaka, Japan. Han has been commissioned as well to paint murals for Google for Startups, LinkedIn, vitaminwater, Patrick Thompson Design, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Bamboo Royal Oak, Batch Brewing Co., HOMES Campus, and more.
 
Han has paintings in the permanent collections of Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Huntington Bank, Henry Ford Health Systems, Shinola Hotel, and The Daxton Hotel. Han has been commissioned to create paintings for numerous private residences including well known figures like Dan Gilbert. In addition Han has won the Art Prize Equity Grant.
 
 
Tom Madden
Tom Madden is the head of Metalsmithing and Jewelry design at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Madden's work is shown internationally and is represented in the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy; the Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan; the William Ford Family Collection in Detroit; and the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee where he was awarded the title of “Master Metalsmith in 2007.

Madden is a featured presenter for a “damascene” demonstration video created in
collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the
“Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co” exhibition. He is also planning to travel to Beijing Union University, Beijing China in April where he will present his current work and conduct a four-day workshop titled “Pewter, the Other White Metal.”
 
 
Candace Compton Pappas
Candace Compton Pappas is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes painting, performance, installation, and assembled constructions. She has shown nationally, with work purchased by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Video Data Bank at the Chicago Art Institute. 
 
Born and raised in California she attended the San Francisco Art Institute and subsequently was an active member, creator, and teacher at the Woman’s Building and Feminist Art Program in Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in rural Michigan on a densely wooded property. Her work is deeply affected by her environmental concerns. She is looking forward to a show at CultureVerse in Ann Arbor in December of this year, and to opening her local, wooded installations for public viewing in September. 
 

 Winter Invitation Jurors

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. 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. 
  
2022 JURY ADVISORY BOARD
The Jury Advisory Board is a year-round Advisory Council to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair staff.  They provide rules and standards review during the art fair.  They also meet in a final composition session to review the invitations from the jury panels and establish a wait list.
 
Suzanne Boissy is a native Ypsilantian and has lived in the area for most of her life. She received an MFA in Fibers from Eastern Michigan University, where she has been a part-time lecturer for 7 years.  Additionally, she’s taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Interlochen Arts Academy, where she is also an alumnus. Her current work involves embroidery and three-dimensional embroidery on non-traditional surfaces like petri dishes and tampons to explore themes related to societal and intellectual infection, and issues relating to feminism and misogyny. Her work has been exhibited locally and throughout the Midwest.
 
Lynda Cole Lynda Cole paints in encaustic and oil paint and cold wax and also creates large scale 3 dimensional geometric pieces. She has exhibited widely and won awards for her work, including Art Prize 2011 where she won third prize for her work titled ‘Rain’. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Textile and Clothing Design. She continued her education at the University of Michigan where she studied Botany. From 1976 - 1990 she ran her landscape design company - Wildwood Flower.
 
Maxwell Davis designs and constructs custom home furnishings and figurative glass sculptures, as well as acts as a concept and design consultant. He’s exhibited in over 130 national and international exhibitions and competitions and has been privately collected by dozens of furniture and fine art collectors. His work is in collections at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and he’s been a featured artist on HGTV High Noon Productions, “Modern Masters,” and “Look What I Did”. From 1973 to 2018, Maxwell taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout his 44-year tenure, he provided instruction in the areas of ceramics, glass, industrial design, and for nearly twenty years he served as head of the furniture area. Maxwell holds a BFA from Southern Illinois University, and a MFA from the University of Michigan.
 
Nicholas Dowgwillow joined the Stamps School of Art and Architecture in 2014 as 2D Media Coordinator.  He provides organizational, technical, and logistical support for the printmaking, painting, and drawing studios.  His expertise spans the range of 2-dimensional media with emphasis in traditional print. Dowgwillo is a practicing printmaker and has exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions, participated in multiple artist residencies, and worked as printer and partner on a variety of collaborative projects.  He received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2007 and his MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University in 2011.
 
John Leyland teaches ceramics classes at the College for Creative studies in Detroit and for local pottery guilds in Ann Arbor. As an artist with a thriving creative practice, Leyland exhibits his sculpture work and continues to produce pots and large hand-built sculptural forms based on neolithic artifacts and minimalist geometry. Prior to his working as a ceramicist, he was involved in the jewelry industry for 15 years as a gemologist, designer, and stone setter in Western Pennsylvania.

Adam Shirley is an artist, designer and educator living and working in Detroit, Michigan.  Adam began his career working as an apprentice for a master jeweler, learning the traditional techniques and processes of metalsmithing.  Shirley received his BFA in jewelry and metals from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI and his MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Mi.  His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and he is represented by Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI.
 
GUEST JURORS

Panel One – Printmaking, Photography, Digital
Brian Spolans is a Printmaker, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University, curator of numerous exhibitions, and an active artist whose work can be seen regionally and nationally.  His work has been exhibited at 500X Gallery in Dallas, Gallery Aferro in New Jersey, Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Arts Gallery in New Orleans, International Print Center of New York, and Published in New American Paintings.  Spolans is currently a collaborator at Gallery Project and continues to explore multiple materials in his creation of images ranging from painting, printmaking, and new media. 

Lynn Whitney is an Associate Professor, emerita, School of Art, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.  She earned a BA in American Culture Studies, Boston University, a BFA, Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Among her awards, are commissions from the Toledo Museum of Art and the George Gund Foundation in Cleveland and an Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Her work is in the collections of The Toledo Museum of Art, the George Gund Foundation, Columbia College’s Midwest Photographer’s Project, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Humanities Council, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, and Yale University.
 
Panel Two – Metal, Jewelry, Fiber
Lois Bryant is a fiber and mixed media artist living in Ann Arbor, MI.  She teaches 2D Design at Eastern Michigan University, as well as 2D Design and Fibers/Textiles at Adrian College.  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.

Christine Bossler is an independent metalsmith and jeweler living and working in Detroit, MI.  She has maintained her private studio practice consisting of work that travels between objects for every day to fanciful works of fiction for exhibition, runway, and the public environment. Christine has completed private and public commissions, exhibited nationally and internationally, her work can be found in print and television.   Christine holds a BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, with a Fine Arts concentration in Metals/Jewelry and a minor in Art History where she has also served as Adjunct Faculty. Additional previous experience, include working for the Detroit Artist Market and serving for 14 years in various positions for the Michigan Silversmiths Guild; ten years as the guild’s President.  ChristineBossler.com

Susan Hoge is a self-taught bead worker and an overly educated metalsmith with degrees from University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Susan began her career by making and selling beaded jewelry at Grateful Dead concerts in the early 1980s. Concurrently while in Ann Arbor, through her work with Patricia Woodbury at the original Bead Gallery, she had the opportunity to repair and recreate ancient and indigenous beaded pieces from around the world. This gave her a solid technical foundation. She has run her own studio for the last 38 years and shown her work at galleries in the USA and Europe.
 
Her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, In Style, American Craft, and Metalsmith magazines. It has been purchased and worn by Janet Jackson at the Grammys and by actresses on the red carpet at the Oscars. Her work is in the jewelry collection of the Museum of Art and Design in NYC.
 
She began teaching metalsmithing/jewelry at City College of San Francisco, and is now a Lecturer II teaching metals/jewelry and art at the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.

Panel Three – Drawing, Painting, 2-D Mixed Media
Dustin London’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely and featured in several publications, such as New American Paintings and The New York Times. He has attended many artist residency programs including Yaddo, Millay Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He received a BFA from Michigan State University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently lives and works in Ann Arbor and is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University. 

Nick Reszeter is a Foundation Studies professor at Savanah College of Art and Design.  As an artist he works primarily in drawing, painting, and photography, and has experience with digital work and installation.  Much of his current work focuses on drawing the figure, where he questions psychology, identity and interdependence.  Nick has an extensive exhibition record and has received awards in regional, national and international juried shows around the country.  Selected venues include 2014 ArtPrize, Chicago’s Union Street Gallery, The Lexington Art League in Kentucky, University of Indianapolis, University of North Carolina, New York’s Brooklyn Artist’s Gym and Limner Gallery, The Atlanta Fine Arts League, Fontbonne University in Missouri, and The Santa Cruz Art League.  His work is also held in several private collections.  He splits his time between Savannah, Georgia during the school season and Ann Arbor, MI where he works in his studio during the summer.

Jaye Schlesinger is a full-time artist, specializing in oil and gouache paintings. Her work has been described as “contemplative pop art meets a meticulous photorealism.” She has also worked as a medical illustrator, professor, graphic artist, museum exhibit designer, and furniture maker. She has an MFA in painting from the University of Michigan as well as an MFA in medical illustration, also from the University of Michigan. She exhibits extensively and has won numerous awards, including a Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant in 2007, and was elected as a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America in 2008.   Her work appears in many national publications, she has gallery representation across the country, and she regularly attends artist-in-residency programs.

Panel Four – Wood, Furniture, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture, 3-D Mixed Media
Mark Chatterley creates larger-than-life ceramic figures with lava-like glazes.  Chatterley even built a kiln just to accommodate his seven-foot tall, one-piece, free-standing figures. Earning a BFA and MFA from Michigan State University, Mark has continued on the path as a full-time artist.  A published and award-winning sculptor, Chatterley is also included in several collections such as: McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing,  MI, National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, Opishne, Ukraine, Uttarayan Art Foundation, Vadodara, India, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy, Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, JINRO, Seoul, Korea, Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology and Education, Big Rapids, MI, Christel DeHaan’s Linden Sculpture Park, Indianapolis, IN,  Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ,  Williamston Community Schools, Williamston, MI,  Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, IL,  and Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO.  In recent years, he has cast several of his large works in bronze.

Mark Krecic is an established craftsman and artisan, with many private commissions as well as his own studio practice.  Krecic worked in a variety of art, construction, and mechanical crafts and trades before coming to the University of Michigan School of Art & Design in 1976. Krecic began his career as a lab demonstrator in the woodshop (shared with the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning) and was promoted to Studio Coordinator soon after.  In his 45-year position as Studio Coordinator, Krecic coordinates and demonstrates a wide variety of wood, metal, and plastic skills and technologies as well as model making and furniture construction.  Mark’s primary art work currently is woodturning.  He is the vice president of the Huron Valley Woodturners and has participated in several statewide museum exhibits. 

Joshua Wojick is currently the Crafts program manager at The Henry Ford Museum as well as a former faculty member at the College for Creative Studies. Earning his B.F.A in Crafts from CCS and a M.F.A in Sculpture from Eastern Michigan University, Joshua has worked professionally in the arts since 1998. He is represented nationally and his works are held in private collections internationally.