DeVos Art Museum opens “North of the 45th” exhibit

MARQUETTE — The DeVos Art Museum, located on Northern Michigan University’s campus, opened its 12th annual “North of the 45th” exhibit earlier this week.

The installation displays the work of artists living north of the 45th Parallel, and this year the event will feature 52 pieces by 32 artists from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

“This year there is a lot of photo, painting, sculpture, and printmaking,” said Director and Curator Emily Lanctot. “There is a wide variety of work on display. Lots of ceramic sculpture, different variations of that, wood sculpture, and mixed media sculpture. So it’s a wide variety of work that is on display.”

Artists submit photographs of their work online for consideration, and winners are chosen through a Blind Jury Selection. The exhibit will culminate in a closing reception on August 9th, where one lucky artist will receive the Juror’s choice award, as well as a $500 prize.

The Devos Art Museum is open  from 10am-5pm on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, from 12pm-8pm on Thursdays/Fridays, and from 12pm-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.