1st Annual ESAS Art Exhibition & Art Fair (2015)

Final results of the first annual ESAS Art Exhibition

1st Place

Jacklyn Brickman, "Domestic Landscape"

2nd Place

Jack Nixon, "Study of Light and Form: The South Side Spires"

3rd Place

Daniel Melendez, "Out at Nine" 


Honorable Mention (non-monetary)

Christer Berg, "Chef Benjamin"

James Kwiatkowski, "Green Piece"

Shirley Hathaway, "My Blue Heaven"

Thomas Pyrzewski, "Dally"

Vicki Kindl, "In Utero"

Kathleen Arkles, "Untitled"

Kurt Klein, "The Angel and the Demon"

East Side Art Show 2015

Exhibition Jurors


James F.G. Brown, Ph.D.

James F.G. Brown, Ph.D. is the Coordinator of Visual Arts Education, for the College of Education, at Wayne State University. He has designed and taught courses covering Painting, Mixed-Media, Arts of Indigenous Cultures, Applied Design, Theory and Practice in Visual Arts Education, and Master’s Level Essay writing, as well as developed curriculum to meet changing standards in Certification. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education, a Psy.S. in Psychology, a C.A.G.S. in Education, an M.A.T. in Fine Arts, and a B.F.A. in Painting and Furniture Design. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in Boston, MA, Worcester, MA, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Lansing, MI, and Metro-Detroit. Dr. Brown taught children for 10 years, has over 25 years teaching experience at the college level, and has been active with many community-oriented projects both in Michigan and Massachusetts, focusing on the Arts and people with disabilities, community art projects, and theater productions. His other interests include architectural renovation, the effects of racism on the Arts, and the pursuit of meaning in everyday life.

Nancy Coumoundouros

Nancy Coumoundouros served as the Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Farmington Hills until her retirement in 2014. In that role, she created and developed the Cities’ Cultural Arts Division, beginning with writing the first Cultural Master Plan for the two cities, and was responsible for the Division’s programs, including classes and workshops in art, music and theater; Art on the Grand, the annual fine arts fair in downtown Farmington; the annual “Festival of the Arts”; the cable show “Cultural Connection”; two annual concert series; the Farmington Hills Public Art Program; the Farmington Hills Youth Theater; a cable television program; and managed the Stables Art Studio and City Gallery, along with various exhibits and special events. Prior to taking this position, Coumoundouros was the executive director of the Waterford Cultural Council. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and currently serves as a juror and lecturer.

Kylie Lockwood

Kylie Lockwood was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Lockwood has a strong exhibition record over the last 10 years, having shown in the United States and Europe, including at PS 1 MOMA and Interstate projects in New York City, Popps Packing in Detroit and The Artist’s Project Space at the Royal College of Art in London. She has participated in in a number of residencies including the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia (2015); the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine; the Contemporary Artists Center in New York and the AICAD New York Studio Residency Program. Lockwood’s work has been written about locally in the Metro Times and Infinite Mile and nationally in the New York Times. She is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor in the Fine Art Department at the College for Creative Studies and a Co-Director of the exhibition space Cave at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit.

Joe Zajac 

Joe Zajac, professor of art, received his MFA from Eastern Michigan University. Joe has taught and mentored both undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State University since 1975 while maintaining an active studio practice and exhibition history. Over the years he presented lectures, panel discussions and workshops, and exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. Zajac is best known for his contributions to American raku and for his landscape specific masonry vessels. His recent directions include: road work, barrier, and symbol and signage themes with Trompe l’eoil references. His current Earthenware wall works are painterly compositions with some being inspired by the American quilt.

5th Juror 

Preferred to stay anonymous.