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Annual Employee Art Exhibition

About the Exhibition
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of the 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. This year there were 198 entries by 124 artists, and 70 of those were first time artists! Ribbons are now on display with the winning pieces in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1 until October 7, 2014.

The host at the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony was Paul A. King, Executive Director, C. S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital. The exhibition juror was Natsu Oyobe, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Asian Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art. Mr. King announced winning artists chosen by Dr. Oyobe, and ribbons and prizes were given in the following categories:

Scott WettlauferPainting
Winner: Strength by Scott Wettlaufer, Internal Medicine
Honorable Mention: Walk Your Art Around by Lynn Hubrecht, Mott 12 West


Megan FoldenauerDrawing & Pastel
Winner: Michigan Roller Derby Portrait Perfect Upzette by Megan Foldenauer, Neurosurgery
Honorable Mention: Hidden Flowers by Hannah Behm, daughter of Rebecca Behm, Cardio/Thoracic Surgery
Honorable Mention: Wotai Stone by Mark Heisler, Cancer Center Infusion

Gayle MoyerCollage & Mixed Media
Winner: Paper Garden Tree by Gayle Moyer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Honorable Mention: Tree in Spring by Rebekah Johnson, Friends Gift Shop


Tom FranksBlack & White Photography
Winner: Nature's Embrace Entangled Clutch by Tom Franks, Pathology Histocompatability
Honorable Mention: Daughter, 2008 by Karen Lenz, Northville Health Center


Carolyn PoissantColor Photography
Winner: Sante Fe Window by Carolyn Poissant, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Occupational & Physical Therapy
Honorable Mention: Color Bleeds by Shannon Vandervennent, Central Staffing Resources


Margaret NowakFiber Arts
Winner: Fiber Forest by Margaret Nowak, Psychoncology Complementary Therapies
Honorable Mention: Breakfast Time by Angela Yee, 8D Intermediate Care


Denise RogersJewelry
Winner: Becky by Denise Rogers, Otolaryngology
Honorable Mention: Dreaming of Blue by Steve Brunger, Construction Services



Kelly ElliotCeramics & Glasswork
Winner: Grass in Spring by Kelly Elliot, MiChart Project Support Instructional Technology
Honorable Mention: Leaf Menagerie by Beth Howard, Home Care Services HomeMed

Lili FoxSculpture & Assemblage
Winner: Waiting Room Toy by Lili Fox, sister of Wendy Baker, Interventional Radiology
Honorable Mention: Kachiri's Perfect Pottery Diorama by Kachiri Hartwell, dautghter of Brenda Hartwell, Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care


N. Tulloch & L. WontorcikUpcycled/Repurposed
Winner: Watching & Waiting by N. Tulloch & L. Wontorcik, UM Orthotics & Prosthetics Center
Honorable Mention: Living Better Through Chemistry by Wendy Baker, Radiology


Steve BurdickDigital Art
Winner: Hay by Steve Burdick, MLearning
Honorable Mention: Kitts & Pups by Tia N. Bushong, daughter of Sharon Bushong, Post Anesthesia Care Unit



Steven Christian UptonBest in Show: Untitled by Steven Christian Upton, Adult Medical Observation Unit/Department of Emergency Medicine


Dori ShermanPeople's Choice: Blue Bird with Nest of Eggs by Dori Sherman, Adult Medical Observation Unit/Department of Emergency Medicine


The Gifts of Art Facebook page has photos of the winning artists with Paul A. King and their work.

The Employee Art Exhibition will be on display:
August 18-October 7, 2014
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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