Aug 28 - Sep 12, 2021
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3rd Annual Art Explosion

93 artists from 15 states will display over 100 artworks in downtown Grayling for a chance at $10,500 in prizes.
The public will vote to determine the grand prize winner and 2nd place winner.
A juror will determine three additional award winners.
93 Artists
$10,500 in Prizes
Grayling, MI

The Awards

Connie & Jim Sutika
Grand Prize
$5,000
Kirtland Community College 2nd Prize
Kirtland logo
$2,000
Best of Show Juror Award
$1,500
Paddle Hard Brewing Juror Award
$1,000
Weyerhaeuser
Juror Award
$1,000
Valerie Allen

2021 Juror: Valerie Allen

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Valerie Allen is a curator, juror and professional artist living in Michigan. She is curator of Studio 23 in Bay City, MI and a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors of New Berlin, New York. She has lectured regionally and exhibited her work nationally.

Valerie’s recent juried exhibits include Anton Art Center’s Michigan Annual XLVIII, Ann Arbor Women Artists Summer Show, Brighton With Art 2021, Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition by Indiana’s Southside Art League, and Midland Center for the Arts Summer Art Fair.