2013 Detroit Biennial To Bring Together Scores Of Local Artists

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Steve’s Place by Lucille Nawara

Brace yourself for a gathering of contemporary Detroit art that won’t be seen again for quite a while.

This September Whitdel Arts and detroit contemporary are sponsoring the 2013 Actual Size Biennial, an art extravaganza that will feature over a 100 local and nationally-based artists. Everyone involved has been selected based on a connection to Motown’s art scene. The event runs from Sept. 14 to October 19.

“This is an important exhibition for Detroit in that it provides a broad array of our vibrant and talented visual art community here,” Aaron Timlin, curator of the exhibition said in a release.

Maurice Greenia, Jr., Toby Millman (former Critical Moment featured artist) and Gualbert Orozco are just a few of the many talented individuals participating in the biennial. (SEE COMPLETE LIST BELOW). Work featured there will come in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photo, video and assemblage, but the rules require at least two of dimensions of each of the works be postcard size (4 ¼” x 5 ½”), letter size (8 ½” x 11”) or legal size (8 ½” x 14”).

The event kicks off with free receptions at the Whitdel (1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1, Detroit) and detroit contemporary (5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit) on September 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. Hope to see you there!


Linda Allen

Suzanne Andersen

Kathy Arckles

Spread Art

Alana Bartol

Kristin Beaver

Douglas Bedard

Jennifer Belair

Thomas Bell

Laura Beyer

Jeanne Bieri

Robert Bielat

Michael Bogdan

Thom Bohnert

Rachel Bourgault

Jeffrey Bowman

Jennifer Mercedes Boyak

Sandra Cardew

Sue Carman-Vian

Sydney Conaway

Elizabeth Crank

Robert Brian Cronin

Joe Culver

Joseph DeAngelis

Clara DeGalan

Darcel Deneau

Christina deRoos

Barbara Dorchen


Andrea Eis

M. Esse

Greg Fadell

Joseph Ferraro

Clare Fox

Marcia Freedman

Deborah Friedman

Lynn Galbreath

JenClare B. Gawaran

Bruce Giffin

Charles M. Green

Maurice Joseph Greenia, Jr.

Dennis Guastella

Matthew Hanna

Michelle A. Hegyi

Stephanie Henderson

Ayaka Hibino

Jim Hittinger

Anne Harrington Hughes

Scott Hullinger

Robert Quentin Hyde

Meighen Jackson

Bill Jackson

Tina Rene Johnson

Dennis Michael Jones

Melissa Jones

Gwen Joy

Deborah Kashdan

Ray Katz

Dawnice Kerchaert

Jay Knapp

Matt Lachowski

Hiroko Lancour

Sarah Lapinski

Jane Larson

Yiu-Keung Lee

Shannon Lee

Jay Oscar Lee

Melissa Leeper

Joe Levickas

John Linardos

Julia Maiuri

Donald Mendelson

Linda Mendelson

Toby Millman

Todd Mitchell

Jim Nawara

Lucille Nawara

Brigette Neal

Brian L. Nelson

Jill Nienhuis

Craig Paul Nowak

Gualbert Orozco

Oscar B. Oscar

David Edward Paeker

Frank Pahl

Shirley A. Parish

Nancy Patek

Valerie Pearson

Catherine Peet

Timothy Pewe

Tom Phardel

Jon Pickell

Jo Powers

Thomas Pyrzewski

Victor Pytko

PD Rearick

Michael Allan Reid

Rachel Reynolds

Mel Rosas

Steven Rost

Helena Sadowski

Terri Sarris

Lauren Satlowski

Matthew Scarlett

Marilyn Schechter

Robert B Schefman

Donita Simpson

Jack O. Summers

Ron Teachworth

Russell Thayer

Nancy Thayer

Rachel Timlin

Angela Topacio

Wayne Joseph Tousignant

Robert Tucker

Cody VanderKaay

Joan Verla

Rebecca Vogel-McGowan

Margi Weir

Jean Wilson

Tommy Wilson

Phreddy Wischusen

S. Kay Young

Robert Zahorsky

Joe Zajac

Paula Zammit

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