Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has been providing “art for all” since 1957 and is a regional non-profit art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences. Each year more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages preschool to senior citizens. Throughout the year, nearly 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events,  and exhibitions that are free and open to the public (with an additional 75,000 impacted by Art Birmingham, the BBAC’s annual fine art fair). The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit, and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square foot facility, with nine classroom studios, five exhibition galleries, and a retail Gallery Shop. The BBAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information: BBArtCenter.org or 248.644.0866.

Every year, more than 500 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin enter the Michigan Fine Arts Competition. The MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current works of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

Featured works are a sample of the 91 works of art avaiable to view in our virtual exhibition at https://bbartcenter.org/michigan-fine-arts-competition/

Ruth Koelewyn
Can Serrat Skyshapes, 2019
Available: $500
Rose Ellis
THE MAC, 2019
Available: $3,600
Deborah Bowen
Paused, 2020
Available: $2,800
David Bartlett
Penguinarium, Michigan, 2020
Available: $650
Steve Miller
Water Tower, 2020
Available: $630
Barbara Baker
Expecting, 2019
Available: $650
Russell Orlando
L733, 2019
Available: $2,800
Christine Ritchie
Ochre Pass, 2020
Available: $1,800