17th Annual North of the 45th


Jun 13 2024 - Jul 12 2024

North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. It highlights a diversity of artists working artists from rural and urban areas in this upper Midwest region.  A new juror examines hundreds of submissions each year to shape an exhibition. This year, there were two jurors.

Shawn Powell and Annie Wischmeyer, based in Kent, Ohio, are jurors for this year’s exhibition. Powell is an artist, associate professor, and graduate coordinator at Kent State University. Wischmeyer is a curator, writer, and curatorial consultant for Curated Storefront in Akron, Ohio. Together, they run the Gazebo Gallery, bringing artists from around the country to stage ephemeral outdoor exhibitions.

The artists include: MICHIGAN: Harvey – Tim Cleary; Houghton – Stefka Hristova; Iron River Dustin Johnson;  Marquette – David Berg, Meghan Bjork, Kreg Greer, Jeni Ihrke, Conway McLean, David Schmitt, Emily Weddle;  Paradise – Travis Rix; Republic – Stacy Vaughn Davis; Traverse City – Dorothy Anderson Grow, Alyssa Smith; Vulcan – Sara Westcott; MINNESOTA: Bovey Karlyn Atkinson Berg; Mendota Heights Amy Usdin; Minneapolis Marjorie Fedyszyn, Annie Hejny; St. Paul – Jacob Docksey; White Bear – Robert Patrick; WISCONSIN: Mosinee – Rachel Hausmann Schall; Sturgeon Bay Adam Fulwiler; Wausau Elaina Johann

Join us on Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. for a closing reception with talks by the jurors.

free & open to the public


View images of the exhibition here.