More than 130 5×7 canvases donated by Michigan and Ontario artists – with some pieces from as far away as California and Tennessee – were displayed in Lake Superior State University’s K.J. Shouldice Library gallery through the end of June. The works were entered in the fourth annual 5×7 Art Show, a juried competition cosponsored by LSSU Arts Center Gallery and Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club. This year’s theme was, Through a Window.
Sault, Mich., artist and Lake Superior State University adjunct art professor William Morrison poses with, Ethereal – Temporal, a work he created with chiseled metal, photography, and acrylic paint. His submission landed first-place honors at the 2017 5×7 Art Show, a juried competition cosponsored by LSSU and Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club. (LSSU/John Shibley)
Taking first-place honors and receiving $300 was William Morrison, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for Ethereal – Temporal; second place with a prize of $200 went to Sandra Sikkila, Reed City, Mich., for her work in oil, Through aPorthole; third place with a prize of $100 was given to April South-Olson,Escanaba, Mich., for her Encaustic, View from the Passenger’s Side.
Second place winner Sandra Sikkila’s ‘Through a Porthole’
Sandra Sikkila also took honorable mention for the oil, MuMu Night’s Visitor, as did Phil Dansdill, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for his photograph, High Rise. Lisa Sommers, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., rounded out honorable mentions with Hungry Hummingbird in stained glass.
Sales benefited LSSU Arts Center gallery exhibition programming and Rotary’s earmarked designation in support of the Diane Peppler Resource Center of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.