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Annual Employee Art Exhibition

About the Exhibition
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork made by University of Michigan Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their family members. It is our pleasure to display the artistic accomplishments and showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our extensive (~26,000) UMHS community. Ribbons are now on display with the winning pieces in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1 until December 6, 2015.

The host of the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony was Margaret M. Calarco, Senior Associate Director of Patient Care and Chief of Nursing Services. The exhibition juror was Marie Klopf, Director of the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Ribbons and prizes were given in the following categories:

Melinda Hallenbeck-KosteckyPainting
Winner: Art Therapy, My Beloved Profession, My Destiny - Edith Kramer by Melinda Hallenbeck-Kostecky, Cancer Center Art Therapy
Honorable Mention: Study of Picasso's Le Reve by Lona Mody, Internal Medicine and Priscilla by Paddy Scott, mother of Katie Scott, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Megan FoldenauerDrawing & Pastel
Winner: Ann Arbor Roller Derby Portraits: Michelle O'BombYa by Megan Foldenauer, Department of Neurosurgery
Honorable Mention: She Has Her Tent in Eternity by Mark Heisler, Cancer Center Adult Infusion

Eileen MollenCollage & Mixed Media
Winner: Butterfly Music by Eileen Mollen, Pediatrics – Child Behavioral Health
Honorable Mention: Sun & Stars by Scott Wettlaufer, Internal Medicine


Steven Christian UptonBlack & White Photography
Winner: Nicaraguan Sun by Steven Christian Upton, Internal Medicine
Honorable Mention: Mimameiõr by Thomas Rode, School of Kinesiology


April MalisColor Photography
Winner: Peony Pop! by April Malis, Urology
Honorable Mention: Lake Huron by Debby Kayner, Department of Surgery


Lynette DziedzicFiber Arts
Winner: You Gotta Have Heart by Lynette Dziedzic, mother of Jenna Dziedzic, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Honorable Mention: Cream Summer Dream by Sue Kelch, Department of Otolaryngology, Kresge Hearing Research Institute


Debra OmansJewelry
Winner: Seeing Double Brooch & Bracelet by Debra Omans, Adult Medical Observations Unit/Surgical Short Stay Unit
Honorable Mention: Fireworks Necklace by Kathy Sodt, MiChart Reporting


Angela LiangCeramics & Glasswork
Winner: Untitled II by Angela Liang, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Honorable Mention: Leaves by Susan McDowell, Medical School Information Services

Sally Woodward-VolzSculpture & Assemblage
Winner: Dissolution by Sally Woodward-Volz, Anesthesiology
Honorable Mention: Large Walnut Nesting Table by Timothy Sarver, Security Services


Vanessa RhoadsUpcycled/Repurposed
Winner: Rustic Nebraska by Vanessa Rhoads, Emergency Medicine
Honorable Mention: Cube Series by Amy Maier, wife of Bill Maier, MiChart Interface Services


Megan FoldenauerAlternative Medium
Winner: Creation of Rob by Megan Foldenauer, Department of Neurosurgery
Honorable Mention: Lakeside & Tide: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life Now by Jimmy Tomczak, son of Judy Tomczak, Vascular Access Service Team


Christine AddyBest in Show: Rocco by Christine Addy, Internal Medicine – Medical Genetics, Cancer Genetics & Breast Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program


Mark HeislerPeople's Choice: She Has Her Tent in Eternity by Mark Heisler, Cancer Center Adult Infusion


Gifts of Art Facebook has photos of the winning artists with Margaret M. Calarco and their work.

The Employee Art Exhibition will be on display:
September 1-December 6, 2015
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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