2nd Annual East Side Art Show (2016)

Congratulations to our exhibition winners!

1st Place - $3,000.00

Isaac Smith "Florentine Violinist"


2nd Place - $1,000.00

C.J. Brell  "Conduct Becoming: Survey 24"


3rd Place - $500.00

 Liz Frankland  "Vacation"


Honorable Mention - Application fees waved for ESAS 2017


Lindsey Dezmen  "Practical Exercise IV"

Mark Bleshenski  "Plumbum"

Deanna Clyne  "Untitled"

East Side Art Show Art Fair (2016)

East Side Art Show

Exhibition Jurors for 2016

Thank you to our following jurors:

Juror: Thomas Pyrzewski

Thomas Pyrzewski was born in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit; and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit.  He is a sculptor and performance artist, and the Director of Galleries and Special Programming at WSU.   


Discarded objects with curves and diagonals are collected – natural deadfall and human-made.  Bend, cut and assemble - the armature is constructed.  Muscle is applied, similar to a body.  Cloth that has been soaked in paint is placed onto the structure, providing durability, skin and color. Resonance from the objects influence application and determine the overall composition, often described as visceral.  The sculpture is organic in form but contains mostly industrial materials within.  This attribute implies an interconnection between humanity and nature, aiming to reverse memes associated with function. The form isn’t specific in content, yet tangible enough to provoke a response from the viewer, whose experiential reaction plays an integral role in completing the sculpture.  Along with the viewer’s interpretation, connotations embedded in the materials are combined with the working process and a collaborative formulation is conceived.

Juror: Jacklyn Brickman

Jacklyn Brickman is a visual artist whose work aims to explore the effects of competitive survivorship within natural and cultural ecosystems and the dynamic interrelationship between people and their habitats.  Brickman’s work spans installation, sculpture, drawing and video with special interest in collaboration and social engagement.  Born in Mt. Clemens, a suburb north of Detroit, MI USA (1981).  Graduated with honors from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI with a BFA in Fine Arts and a Minor in Photography (2005).  Studied at Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico during a semester abroad followed by a month of traveling via bus and hammock through southern Mexico (2003).  Awarded a Fellowship and Residency at Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming (2007).  Co-curated exhibitions and shared studio space at Butter Projects in Royal Oak MI (2010-2013).  Brickman has entertained a number of odd jobs, all of which have colored her professional artmaking; notably becoming a Licensed Realtor (2007), Volunteer Frog and Toad Surveyor (2010), Certified Babywearing Educator (2013-16), Certified Bra Fitter (2013-16) and most markedly, a Mother (2008-ongoing).  She has exhibited domestically, in Canada and Slovenia.

Juror: Kate LaPier

Kate LaPier is an artist living and working in Metro Detroit. She received a B.S from SUNY Brockport and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Juror: Hubert Massey

Hubert Massey is a Michigan artist who works in a variety of media to create large public art installations. Massey is noted for collaborating with communities to create art that tell their stories. His installations can be seen in Detroit at the Museum of African American History, Paradise Valley Park and Campus Martius. Massey is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has studied at the University of London, Slade Institute of Fine Arts. He studied with Stephen Dimitroff and Lucienne Bloch, apprentices to muralist Diego Rivera, and is one of few African American artists painting in the true Buon Fresco style.

The 5th juror wished to remain anonymous