North of the 45th 2016


Jun 03 2016 - Aug 07 2016

The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the north pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being “up north.” This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas. Each year a different juror is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from an open call for entries.

This year’s juror was Michele Bosak, Curator of Exhibitions at Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University. Bosak received a MFA and Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University, where she was the recipient of a Distinguished University Fellowship. As an experienced artist herself, Bosak has great insight into the guidance and management of artists throughout the creative process. She currently manages programming for six ever-changing gallery spaces in the Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art & Design, which invite a deeper awareness of contemporary creation by offering provocative exhibitions and collaborating with regional, national, and international entities. Bosak has been curating independently and institutionally for the past ten years.

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  • Artists Included:: Peter Abrami, Traverse City, MI | Ezra Asohan, Marquette, MI | Nate Bauman, Menomonie, WI | Erica Belkholm, Mora, MN | Katelyn Beyett, Marquette, MI | Priscilla Briggs, Minneapolis, MN | Taimur Amin TR Cleary, Marquette, MI | Ethan Debelak, Marquette, MI | Cindy Engle, Marquette, MI | Dana Fear, Cedar, MI | Linda King Ferguson, Au Train, MI | Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN | Sam Goblirsch, Saint Paul, MN | Greg Green, Calumet, MI | Dorothy Anderson Grow, Traverse City, MI | Lindsy Halleckson, Robbinsdale, MN | Carol Irving, Escanaba, MI | Karen Jilbert, Marquette, MI | Brian Kakas, Marquette, MI | Lali Khalid, Marquette, MI | James Klueg, Duluth, MN | Nicholas Kovatch, Hudson, WI | Jim Krausman, Gwinn, MI | Kristi Kuder, Saint Paul, MN | Sarah Kusa, Saint Paul, MN | Tiffany Lange, Menomonie, WI | Deborrah Larson, Ortonville, MN | Barret Lee, Minneapolis, MN | Scott Leipski, Gladstone, MI | Michael Maguire, Hermantown, MN | Jon Mahnke, Minneapolis, MN | Charles Matson Lume, Saint Paul, MN | Laura Migliorino, Minneapolis, MN | Eric Mueller, Minneapolis, MN | Martin Nelson, Brainerd, MN | Steve Ozone, Minneapolis, MN | Russell Prather, Marquette, MI | Kyle Rambatt, Marquette, MI | Sarah Reynolds, Marquette, MI | Mark Rode, Minneapolis, MN | Paul Arno Rose, Garden, MI | Michal Sagar, Minneapolis, MN | Christopher Selleck, Minneapolis, MN | Dj Steinmetz, Saint Paul, MN | Lex Thompson, Minneapolis, MN | Anthony Viola, Iron Mountain, MI | Jeff Wetzig, Minneapolis, MN | Adam White, Saint Paul, MN | Jane Wunrow, Saint Paul, MN | Dustin Yager, Minneapolis, MN | Sarita Zaleha, Minneapolis, MN | Michael Zuhorski, Marquette, MI