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Regional Arts Exhibition Jurors Announced

The jurors for the annual Regional Arts Exhibit are as follows. The Regional Arts Exhibit will be held May 31st through July 15, 2017 at the Kendall College, Woodbridge Building.

The Regional Arts Exhibit is graciously sponsored by Kendall College of Art and Design and the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation.


Diane Zeeuw will be the juror for Painting and drawing.

Diane Zeeuw is Chair of the MA in Visual and Critical Studies and the MFA/BFA Painting program at KCAD.  Her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences including the Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland; the Conference on the Image, Freie Universität, Berlin; and most recently at the Third International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of South Africa, Pretoria.  Additionally, Professor Zeeuw’s studio work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Meilidao International Art Institution, China; the New Arts Project in Pennsylvania; Gallery 33 Contemporary, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago; and most recently in a one-person exhibition hosted by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.  Her studio work may also be found in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Art; the Steelcase Corporation; the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute; the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences of Grand Valley State University, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  Professor Zeeuw’s scholarly research has also been published in numerous peer review journals including most recently “Schizophrenia: A Journey Through Higher Education,” Thought and Action, The National Education Association Higher Education Journal, Volume 31, No. 2. (2016); and a “Case Study: The Development and Evolution of the Creative Arts Practice-led Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts,” Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01407 (2017).


Tim Priest will be the juror for Photography

Tim began his professional photography career in 1982 at the age of twenty-three. Starting as a commercial photographer he is now a nationally known fashion shooter and has been for the past 24 years working out of Chicago and Grand Rapids photographing many International Models. In 1987 he was named Michigan Photographer of the Year, and in 1989 at the age of 29, he was the youngest photographer in Michigan’s history to receive PPA’s Master of Photography Degree which he did with his commercial work. He then received the Photographic Craftsman Degree one year later. His work has been awarded numerous National and International titles. Tim’s images have also traveled around the world on display in the “International Study Committee Exhibit” and the “World Congress of Professional Photography Exhibit.” Tim has also had his book “Amazing Women of West Michigan” published by a National publisher and has written articles for the Professional Photographers of America Magazine, as well as finishing a 15 month project as photographer for an art book published by Yale University Press, of the Chicago Botanic Garden prestigious Bonsai collection. He is an International speaker and is currently on a national speaking tour. Tim is sponsored by Allied Imaging Lab, Photo Evo Pro and Aurora Lite Bank.


Lindsay Isenhart will be the Juror for 3-Dimensional and Multi Media works.

A West Michigan native, Lindsay got her start in the arts at an early age and pursued both fine arts and visual communications through High School, Kendall College of Art & Design, Academi de Bella Arti, Peitro Vanucci, Perugia, Italy, and through mentor-ships with artists including Ray Jansma. Lindsay has worked as curator and program coordinator for Newaygo County Council for the Arts-Artsplace, in Fremont, Michigan for the last 15 years. Working with a variety of artists working in 2D and 3D , she has curated over 250 exhibitions in every discipline imaginable. 

Specifically related to three dimensional art, Lindsay has experience working in or teaching pottery, metalsmithing, woodworking, stained glass, blacksmithing, fused glass, blown glass, casting, mixed media, and stone sculpture. 

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