Troy DeShano at Northwest Michigan Regional

Denno’s Museum Center NW Michigan Exhibit

Troy DeShano at Northwest Michigan Regional

I’m lucky to be one of only five artists to have multiple pieces included in the Denno’s Museum Center regional artist showcase.

It was interesting to see the diverse styles represented in the show and wonderful to be among so many talented individuals who call northern Michigan “home” at the opening this past weekend.

Troy DeShano at Northwest Michigan Regional

Around 100 artists are represented in the 100-or-so works on display (selected from over 450 submissions) at the museum center through March. Prizes were awarded this weekend at the artist reception in a “best-in-show” kind of fashion and it was no surprise that (as seems to be the typical verdict in juried shows like this) the larger sized your artwork, the more likely it’ll be selected as a “winner.”

EAT by Troy DeShano

Ann by Dan OberschultePersonally my favorite piece in the exhibit (by far) is this understated and modest portrait titled Ann by Dan Oberschulte. (Sorry for the blurry photo) Among the smaller pieces in the show it wasn’t selected as a winning piece or even an honorable mention, but I agreed with several other artists who attended the opening that this portrait stood out from the pack.

My illustrated prints EAT and Smoking the Gun are included in the exhibit. Both are hanging in custom hand-made frames built from reclaimed lumber and are a part of my ongoing Across the U.P. illustration series (that I’m committing to finish this winter).

Each of these prints are priced to sell in my shop, contact me if you’re interested in framing.

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