OVERVIEW

EMERGE! is an art festival created by Hannan Center to highlight emerging artists 60 years and older. This year the EMERGE! Art Festival will be held on Friday, December 6, during Hannan’s grand reopening celebration. The EMERGE! festival will include art workshops, music, and intergenerational activities.

At EMERGE!, the first, second and third place winners of the art competition as selected by jurors will be announced as well as the People’s Choice award, selected by public vote.

The public vote was launched at this year’s Belle Isle Art Fair where over 2,100 votes were cast, but in case you missed out there is still time to vote online for your favorites! Online voting will be open until Friday, November 22 –  check out the gallery below and vote for your favorites once a day until then.

Questions

Please contact Richard Reeves, Director of Arts and Culture, at 313.833.1300 ext. 25 or rreeves@hannan.org

ELIGIBILITY

  • Entrants must be 60 years of age or older to be eligible for consideration
  • Must be an emerging artist. If any of the following characteristics apply to you, you may be an emerging artist.
    • Exploring a new art form or direction in your work
    • Have never had a solo exhibition
    • Are new to art as a career or an “encore career”
    • Are a lifelong hobbyist who has never/rarely exhibited
  • Tell us why you are an emerging artist in 150 words or less.

APPLICATION

  • Show us your best work – no more than two pieces
  • Submit high quality jpeg photos
  • Submission deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Tell us why you are an emerging artist in 150 words or less

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application submission deadline – Friday, June 14, 2019 by 11:59pm
  • Art intake days for Top 25 – July 22 to July 26, 2019
  • Public vote date – August 2 to September 6, 2019
  • General art intake of others asked to display work during festival – August 5 to August 8, 2019
  • Emerge! Art Festival – September 7, 2019

QUESTIONS

Please contact Richard Reeves, Director of Arts and Culture, at rreeves@hannan.org or 313.833.1300 ext. 25

EMERGE! People’s Choice Gallery

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Total votes for the Contest "Emerge Art Festival 2019" : 12592

Deborah Walters

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Alcohol Ink on Glass

63 Votes

Deniece Daniels

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Hydro stone and acrylic paint

Ida Hawkins

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Metal and a copper reposse

Armando Madrazo

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Oil on canvas

A boat centered on the canvas and a fishermen walking into the beach creates an ethereal composition that takes the viewer into a past time of a simpler life.

Christine Lagin..

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Ceramic Sculpture

Ira Russell

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Cold cast Bronze relief sculpture

Part of a multiple piece collection “Music Legends”.  A series of cold cast bronze relief sculptures commemorating legends of music across various genres.

Joan Britton

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Acrylic paint

“Tranquility of Nature” this landscape is from several photos that I photographed many years ago.  It depicts life in the bayous or the everglades where all creatures can live together in tranquility.

Joya Rush-Keli

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Acrylic paint

Three Musicians in white and their orange circular instruments.

Joyce Jeffrey

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Black and White acrylic paint on canvas

A black and white abstract painting of Black people who appear to be of Royal lineage.  This painting invites the viewers to come close and to have an intimate encounter with it, by studying the characters that I have emphasized, and finding new images as well. 

Judy Bowman

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Collage

This piece is number lll of an on going series. It too represents memories of the men in my family. It shows the love of the arts, music, and a certain swag that the men in my family have. This too is how I see the men in the Black community, strong, resilient, confident and stylish.

Michael Cohen

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Sugar Maple, Lacewood, Stainless Steel

This was an experimental piece and the first time I incorporated metal into a design.  I tried to make the piece represent how a table would look after it popped apart. The intent was to have people explore how it is held together.

Karen Klein

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Watercolor and color pencil

The first of ten images from a series called The Life of Birds and Insects.  Two water birds view what might be a black and white movie of birds and butterflies camouflaged in the night sky.

Linda McCoy

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Ink

It’s hard to find your way out of the Jungle

Margie Patchett

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Oil on board

“Lavender Fields” was painted in an impressionist style with archival materials, using oil paint, brushes, and  a Kemper tool.

Onorio Ccatenac..

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Photo

While in Malta, observed a “festa” where costumed were of all kinds and lasting several days – This one caught me as entirely “new” and fascinating.

Pat Duff

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Pastel

This pastel collage has religious connotations focusing on man and nature.

Patricia Banasz..

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Pastels

Make head and shoulders.

Priscilla Phife..

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

From the expression, “Stay in Your Own Pane #4” Each color splash is in its own row of panes.  A series. Mostly brushless.

Ralph Jones

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Photography

Digital inkjet photographic print

Rosemary Summer..

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Acrylics

Title:  My Heart Tricked Me

This young woman is upset and confused about a relationship she thinks she’s in. She met a guy just a week ago and he said he loved her. She believed every word and has been waiting on him to text her back for the past 3 days. She is still waiting.

Sheila Gaddie

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Woodcut Water Color

A South Korean ferry capsized in South Korean waters.  Over 300 people were killed, including 250 students who were on a school trip.  The woodcut is an impression of a few of the parents  allowed to go onto a bridge near the site where their loved ones were lost.

Steven Lees

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Acrylic on illustration bd.

A self portrait done in abstract style with an emphasis on pattern.

Walter Bailey

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: aCRYLON aRTs on Acrylic polymer panel

Hands Across the World ll, is the second in my Diversity Era works (1995 to 2005). This ground-breaking aCRYLON aRTs Mediums paintings (aRT on acrylic polymer panels), in Black and White motif, symbolizes eastern and western cultures coming together searching, reaching and vying for peace across our small planet.  This revolutionary series is called aRT Aint Flat No Mo (aRT with curvature) and

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Walter Milke

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta hand study.

Amy Ryberg

Category : Emerge Art Festival 2019

Medium: Pastel

A hand thrown pottery bowl, purchased at a local art fair, full of October harvested organically grown beets, of many colors.

FOUNDING SPONSOR

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

The mission of Hannan Center is to preserve the dignity and enhance the quality of life for seniors in Michigan. In 1925, Luella Hannan founded the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation to serve older adults in Detroit. Today, over 94 years later, Hannan continues to ensure that seniors are respected, valued, empowered to reach their potential and connected to a community of their choice. Through lifelong learning opportunities and care coordination, Hannan Center assists older adults with their social, educational, medical, financial and housing needs. For more information, visit www.hannan.org or call (313)833-1300.