Meet the Judges

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Kelley has been teaching art for the Pontiac School District for 22 years! She loves bringing out children’s creativity and bringing art into their world. She is also the k-12 fine arts coordinator for the district. Her mediums of choice are painting and drawing. 

K-12 Fine Arts Coordinator and Art Teacher

Pontiac School District

Kelley Bowen

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Franklin is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from The Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Franklin's early work was primarily focused on photography and graphic design, yet he is continuously exploring new mediums of expression. As a three-time finalist of Canvas Pontiac and as a volunteer for last year's competition, Franklin is thrilled for the opportunity to judge this year's Canvas Pontiac entries.

Pursuing Bachelor of Arts

The Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan

Franklin Dobrusin

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Charlene is a Content Producer, Director, and Editor for Silverkey Productions (www.silverkeyproductions.com).  She is also an Adjunct Professor at College for Creative Studies, and a Projection Installation Artist in her spare time.  She is an experienced Creative Editor with a history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She has a strong arts and design professional background with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Radio and Television from Ball State University. 

Director at Silverkey Productions

Adjunct Professor at College for Creative Studies

Charlene Dwyer

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Antoine Dubeauclard is President of Media Genesis (www.mediaG.com), an agency specializing in managing clients’ digital presence from websites to online advertising and more. Mr. Dubeauclard also sits on the Board of Governors for Cranbrook Academy of Arts and Cranbrook Art Museum. Over the years, Mr. Dubeauclard worked for the United Nations as an IT expert and he currently manages the design studio at Media Genesis. Mr. Dubeauclard has also appeared and helped support reality shows at Time Warner Turner and HBO/Cinemax, working on environmental design, branding, websites, and marketing campaigns as well as on-screen performances. Mr. Dubeauclard judges multiple international design competitions annually for video, annual report, marketing campaigns, and websites. As an artist, Mr. Dubeauclard paints large format acrylics and oil paintings and also shoots and develops black and white photography using Twin Lens Reflex Cameras. He also experiments extensively using 3D printers and culinary ingredients.

President

Media Genesis

Antoine Dubeauclard

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Morgaine Tempest Fambrough is a working conceptual artist that predominately works in printmaking, watercolor, and 3D medias. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University with a concentration in printmaking and drawing, and a minor in art history. She is currently enrolled in the M.F.A. program for printmaking at EMU, and is a Graduate and Teaching Assistant for the School of Art and Design. Morgaine’s conceptual work has been featured in exhibitions all across Michigan, predominately in the southeastern area. She has also been a featured artist in the Knights Library Magazine, selected as Juror's Choice (2015), and received the Honorable Mention Award (2019) in the ACTion Art Exhibition. She has created many patron and business commissioned works over the years in her art career. Recently she has been making an entire new body of work concerning psychological landscapes and displaying them in diorama boxes using mixed media. Morgaine draws inspiration from the subtle aspects of the depressive experience of which she exhibits in almost all of her work. Upon completion of her Master's program, Morgaine hopes to teach printmaking and conceptual art at the university level after graduation.

Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student pursuing Master of Fine Arts

Eastern Michigan University School of Art and Design

Morgaine Fambrough

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Barbara Heller is currently the Director and Conservator of Special Projects and formerly the Chief Conservator at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). She lectures, publishes, and serves on the board of directors and in advisory positions for several professional regional, national, and international organizations.  Her volunteer activities in the cultural community include serving on the Birmingham Public Arts Board, the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Advisory Board, and the Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. She is a member of the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, Detroit Artists Market Circle of Art, Wayne State University Press, and volunteers for several non-for-profit organizations and at a variety of community events.  She has juried many art shows including both OUR TOWN and Student Art Town at The Community House in Birmingham, Concours d’Elegance at Meadow Brook Hall and Cranbrook, Milford’s Village Fine Arts Association PAN (Poetry & Art Night) Show, Art for God’s Sake at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Young Jewish Artist Showcase at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, From the Inside Out at the Plymouth Community Arts Council, and Canvas Pontiac among others.

Director & Conservator of Special Projects

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Barbara Heller

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Mike has served as the Chairman of the Pontiac Arts Commission and was one of the driving forces behind the 2018 and 2019 Pontiac Arts Crawls.  He serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and serves as a Trustee on the Pontiac School Board.  Mike is a graduate of Oakland University with strong roots in the Pontiac community.  

Executive Director

Oakland County Pioneer Historical Society

Michael McGuinness

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Marijayne is a Pontiac advocate and resident with a strong involvement with both Main Street Pontiac and the Pontiac Arts Commission.  She has been one of the lead volunteers for Canvas Pontiac for both 2018 and 2019.  She has a creative persona with an affinity for music, dance, and writing and a history of mentoring youth in art programs. One of her current community endeavors is establishing a skate park in Pontiac.  Marijayne is also busy raising her own young artist at home.

Community Outreach Coordinator
LocalHop and The Dobrusin Law Firm

Marijayne Renny

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Maria Smith Bohannon is a graphic designer and educator who strives to make good work for business and non-profits. In addition to client-drivenwork, her personal research includes typographic experimentation, laser etchings based on Euclidean geometry, and a collage series titled Discarded. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oakland University where her students keep her on her toes!

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design 

Oakland University

Maria Smith Bohannon

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