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Employee Art Exhibition

About the Employee Art Exhibition
Each September, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork made by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, learners, volunteers, and their family members to showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our extensive (~30,000) healthcare community. Artist-juried ribbon awards and prizes are given for Best in Category, Best in Show and People's Choice, determined by online voting. See the winners in 2021.

To submit artwork, please review the Gifts of Art selection criteria, and fill out the Art Entry Form. Instructions are included. Up to two art pieces total (2D or 3D) will be accepted for the exhibition by faculty, staff, learners, and volunteers, one of which may be from a family member. The art drop-off is the third week of August.

Art drop-off, for submissions with completed Art Entry Forms
Mon, August 15-Wed, August 17, 2022
10:00-3:00 pm*
Gifts of Art Exhibit Workroom
UH South, F1629, Floor 1
734.936.0954 (staffed only during drop-off times)

*To make special arrangements for shift workers, email Kathi Talley.

The Employee Art Exhibition will be on display
September 6-December 2, 2022
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, F1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

View current exhibits on display in Gifts of Art galleries.

Michigan Medicine Employee Art Exhibition winners for 2021:

Pam Householder
Teamwork: Strength in Numbers by Pam Householder, Acrylic on canvas, Taubman General Medicine Clinic
Dawn Kleindorfer Honorable Mention:
Untitled by Dawn Kleindorfer, Acrylic on canvas, Neurology
Drawing & Pastel
Afternoon on an Island by Miwa Kitahata, Wife of Jean-Marc Fontaine, Soft pastel on paper, Biological Chemistry
Miwa Kitahata

Honorable Mention:
The Protector by Caleah Vella, Granddaughter of April Malis, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charcoal on paper, Frankel Cardiovascular Center
Caleah Vella
Merideth Sauvé Collage & Mixed Media
Art is Therapy, Merideth Sauvé, Mixed media, Nursing Clerical Services
Black & White Photography
Burton Memorial Tower, Thomas Rode, Black & white photograph on metal, School of Kinesiology
Thomas Rode
Sandra Hess Color Photography
Blue Heron over My Shoulder, Sandra Hess, Color photograph, Quality Analytics
Cathy Enochs
Honorable Mention:
Sandbox, Cathy Enochs, Color photograph, Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic
Fiber Arts
Pandemic, Nan Weber, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Counted cross-stitch sampler, 3rd Floor Clinic
Nan Weber
Honorable Mention:
The Village, Karen L. Scanlon, Fiber, School of Nursing
Karen L. Scanlon
Megan E. B. Foldenauer Watercolor Painting
Turning 40, Megan E. B. Foldenauer, Watercolor, Department of Neurosurgery
Paul Farr Honorable Mention:
Sunset over Malta, Paul Farr, father of Will Farr, Watercolor, Ambulatory Rehabilitation & Speech Language Pathology
Ceramics & Glasswork
Deco Vases, Julianne Walsh, Medical School Facilities, Ceramic, Space Information
Julianne Walsh
Honorable Mention:
Sisters (Proud, Melancholy & Fearless), Jean-Marc Fontaine, Ceramic, Biological Chemistry
Jean-Marc Fontaine
Tamara Havermahl Sculpture & Assemblage
Jurassic Park Mailbox, Tamara Havermahl, Found objects & mixed media, Cell & Developmental Biology
Jane F. Riebe-Rodgers Honorable Mention:
University of Michigan Nutcracker, Jane F. Riebe-Rodgers, Machine embroidery & mixed media, Pediatric Trauma
People's Choice – voted on by viewers:
Michigan Medicine Frontline Heroes, Cecile Hollinshead, Color photograph on glass, Emergency Department
Cecile Hollinshead
Cecile Hollinshead Best in Show – juried award:
Michigan Medicine Frontline Heroes, Cecile Hollinshead, Color photograph on glass, Emergency Department


Gifts of Art Facebook has photos from the 2019 Michigan Medicine Employee Artist Award Ceremony & Reception.

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