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Envision 2023 Award Ceremony

Envision logo: stylized white letters spell out ENVISION on a black background

Thursday, June 29, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Reception / Open House
Open to the public
Free of charge

RSVP Requested

Join us for the award announcement and ceremony for Envi­sion: The Michi­gan Artist Ini­tia­tive 2023 at Stamps Gallery.

The exhibition features new work by the three Envision 2023 finalists, artists Bakpak Durden, Parisa Ghaderi, and Levon Kafafian, as selected by a prominent national panel of jurors: Neil A. Barclay, President and CEO of Charles Wright Museum of African American Art; Shannon Rae Stratton, Executive Director of Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency; and Nayda Collazo-Llorens, artist and winner of the inaugural Envision: Michigan Artist Initiative Award. After deliberations, the jury will select a winner, who will be announced at the event. The winning artist will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.

All the artists and jurors will be in attendance. Additional event speakers TBA. Following the award ceremony there will be a reception with light refreshments and live music. We look forward to seeing you there!

This is the second iteration of Envi­sion: The Michi­gan Artist Ini­tia­tive, an exhibition and awards pro­gram designed to sup­port the devel­op­ment of con­tem­po­rary artists liv­ing and work­ing in Michigan.

Envi­sion: The Michi­gan Artist Ini­tia­tive 2023 is on view at Stamps Gallery from June 1, 2023 — July 292023.