KCAD ArtPrize Participants

KCAD is all over ArtPrize!

KCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff are participating in ArtPrize all around the city! In addition to displaying art, KCAD participants can be seen curating, demonstrating, educating and writing. Scroll down for details.

Want to be on the list? Send your name, KCAD affiliation, title of artwork, venue, link to artprize.org artist page and a small image of your work here to be included! If you're not showing artwork but are participating in some other way, we'd love to hear about that, too!


Alphabetical by last name


Char Anderson
Alumna ('88, Illustration)
Bagger Dave's

Ralph Annunziata
Continuing Studies Instructor
DeVos Place Convention Center

Jilly Barnes
Alumna ('89, Illustration)
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Dianne Carroll Burdick
Continuing Studies Instructor
Lily Pads
Women's City Club

Stephanie Chisholm
Alumna ('13, Drawing)
Unfinished Business
Propaganda Doughnuts

Aj Cooke
Alumna ('15, MFA Painting)
Spiral Gallery

Pat Cooper
Alumna ('70, Fine Art)
1937 Buffalo Nickel on a Drum Head
The B.O.B.

Molly Alicki Corriveau
Afternoon Incident
DeVos Place Convention Center

Rosanne Coty
Alumna (’90, Graphic Design)/Continuing Studies Instructor
Reconciling with Self
Grand Rapids Police Department

Joseph DeCommer
Current Student (Painting)
Remember Me
Two Beards Deli

Susan Dennison
Alumna ('11, Painting)
Grand Rapids Drive Downtown Office

Margaret Farrell
Current Student (Illustration)
One Trick Pony

Karla Galvin
Continuing Studies Instructor
Boardwalk GR Condominiums

Tatsuki Hakoyama
Alumnus (’14, MFA Painting)/Continuing Studies Instructor
If I Could Fly
DeVos Place Convention Center

Scott Hoyle
Alumnus (’74, Illustration)
Blue Ribbon
Grand Rapids Art Museum

Hallie LeBlanc
Alumna (’14, MFA Painting)/Continuing Studies Instructor
The Signature of All Things
Crossroads Bible Church

MJ McCabe
Alumna (’05, Art History)
Familiar Stranger
Cathedral Square

Lori McElrath Eslick
Alumna (’81, Illustration)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Jacob Meert
Current Student (Illustration)
Meanwhile Back on Earth
Vertigo Music

Forrest Miller
Alumnus (’13, Illustration)
Nebulae of Deep Space
The B.O.B.

Kelly Muschiana
Alumna (’05, Illustration)/Adjunct Professor
The Sirens
Gina's Boutique

Anthony Neal
Alumnus ('10, Digital Media/Illustration)
Above the Clouds
The B.O.B

Tim Nielsen
Continuing Studies Instructor
Look Closely
Fifth Third Bank/Warner Norcross & Judd

Taylor Overbey
Alumnus (’12, Digital Media; ’15, MFA Painting)/Continuing Studies Instructor
The Government/Media Complex
Fountain Street Church

Katie Rellinger
Current Student (Drawing)
Story Time
Bar Divani

Nichole Riley
Current Student (MFA Drawing)
Blue Bridge

Joshua Risner
Alumnus (’14, MFA Painting)/Continuing Studies Instructor/Adjunct Professor
The Tempest
DeVos Place Convention Center

Deborah Rockman
Glenn (from the series Men Who Hurt Too Much)
Fountain Street Church
Matthew Schenk
The Victorian
Women's City Club

Craig Simpson
Alumnus ('92, Illustration)
Palatte Art & Coffee

Brenda Sipe
Director of Continuing Studies
Caged: A Tribute to Maya Angelou
Cathedral Square

Miriel Smith
Alumua (’02, Illustration)
Nursing in Nature: A Breastfeeding Support Project

Margaret Vega
Perpetual Order: Tides
DeVos Place Convention Center

Other participants

MFA Drawing student Brianna Baurichter is curating Grand Rapids' iconic Blue Bridge for ArtPrize 2015.

Art History professor Tamara Fox is an assistant juror to 2-D juror Justine Ludwig, director of exhibitions and senior curator of Dallas Contemporary. Fox also coordinated volunteer performers for artist Kate Gilmore’s “Higher Ground,” featured in SiTE:LAB’s Rumsey Street Project.

Alumnus Steven Vinson (’11, MFA Painting) is curating an exhibition titled “Painting inFORMed” at Spiral Gallery (44 S. Division).

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