Autumn Brilliance
Fernwood Botanical Garden
13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI
Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2021
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
The gallery is open to the public for viewing and the reception at no charge. 

Juror Amanda Ward announced the following prize winners:
Avon Waters – “Morning Haze”
Kendra Nafziger – “Into the Light”
Shandelle Henson – “River Birches on Juday Creek
Karen Jacob – “Cloud Nine”
Bridget D. Marcus – “European Bee-Eater”
Click here to read the juror’s statement.
Reception with awards will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Sculptures by Susan Ward will be featured as well.
The pastel show features 35 works by 20 artists. Landscapes, portraits, florals, still life paintings and abstracts are on view. The autumn theme represents the time of year the exhibit takes place in Fernwood’s colorful environment as well as the autumn views depicted in some of the artwork.
Here are some of the works on exhibit:



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Prizes were awarded to Hilarie Couture, Barb Gentner Stephenson, Rosie Mireles and Mona Witt.

Prize judge: Painter Bob Nowalk has been a Culver Academies curator and art instructor since 1996 and is a member of the Marshal County Arts and Culture Subcommittee. He did his bachelor’s degree exhibit in pastel at University of Dayton. He received his master’s from Michigan State University.

Read the Judge’s Statement here.

Hilarie Couture, Through the Veils

Barb Gentner Stephenson, Flame Thrower

Mona Witt, Still Standing

Rosie Mireles, Solitude

Here are some of the 21 paintings by 14 artists included in the exhibition: