June 18-August 9

Artwork due at the museum

June 3, 5:00 pm EST

Juror Talk with Steven L. Bridges

August 9, 6 pm EST


August 9, 7-9 pm EST

North of the 45th Parallel Catalog

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North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the north pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being “up north.” The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.


Ben Bohnsack
Maddy Bradley
Ginnie Cappaert
Taimur Amin TR Cleary
Vincent DeZutti
Christopher Faust
Paddy Foersterling
Raymond Gaynor
Larry Godfrey
Niikah Hatfield
Lindsey Heiden
Julie Highlen
Matt Hirvonen
Steven Hughes
KathryLund Johnson
Ashley Kolka-Lee
Carie Koscielny
Ted Lakomowski
Christine Lenzen
Michael Letts
Shawn Malone
Bill Murcko
Nick Preneta
Paul Rose
Bill Savage
Erin Scott
JoAnn Shelby
April South-Olson
Corrie Steckelberg
Cindy Wedig
Cameron Wilcox
Kaelyn Wright


A Juror’s Choice award will be selected by the juror, with a prize of $500. The Juror’s Choice recipient will also receive a one-on-one portfolio review with the juror.
An Audience Choice award in the amount of $250 will be given at the close of the exhibition, based on votes by visitors to the exhibition.
A Permanent Collection Acquisition Award
(This award is dependent upon approval by museum committee.)


Steven L. Bridges is Associate Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Most recently, Bridges curated the major exhibition Oscar Tuazon: Water School, and co-curated the exhibitions Michel Parmentier and Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Other notable projects include Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint, a residency and exhibition for which artist Jan Tichy was invited to respond to the Flint water crisis. Previously, Bridges was the Curatorial Assistant at the MCA Chicago where he curated solo exhibitions of the work of artists Faheem Majeed and Jason Lazarus. He also assisted the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Doris Salcedo, which traveled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. From 2011–15, Bridges co-curated the annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago. His essays and articles have been published in numerous journals and in exhibition catalogs and other online and print media. In 2017, he was named a curatorial fellow at the FACE Foundation.


Accepted artists will be required to submit images and artist statements for the exhibition publication.


View this talk highlighting the evolving curation process by the Asssociate Curator of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs. THANK YOU!