Cancellation of AAWA Events

Updated on 5.1.2020

Greetings Members~

In order to protect our AAWA community we are continuing to put our public events on hold.

Among the events that have been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic are the upcoming AAWA membership meeting on May 3 and the field trip which would have taken place next month.

The AAWA Spring Juried show was suspended because the of social distancing guidelines. You can now view the show with the juried results on this website.

All of our social events and classes have been temporarily suspended and we are busy working on some digital alternatives. Online critiques will be opening soon. Learn more Virtual Critiques Blog Post. Programs may also be available online if deemed necessary.

Please bear with us as we work through the rescheduling of our programs and events for the upcoming season. We are hoping to put out a tentative schedule for the fall of 2020. These events will of course be subject to the pandemic rules and guidelines as we go forward. We will keep you updated through the website and the AAWA email newsletters.

Please stay well and I look forward to gathering again for the purpose of Art when we can do so safely.

Patricia Davenport
AAWA President

2019 Fall Juried Exhibit Awards

The Fall Juried Exhibit

Oct 21 – Nov 29, 2019

Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Library Open Hours:
Monday: 10am – 9pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm

Juror: Kenneth Freed

Kenneth Freed was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Battle Creek, Michigan at the age of 14. He started painting at 15 and was the youngest artist to have a one-person show at the Battle Creek Art Center. Before undergraduate school, Freed had produced nearly a hundred paintings andseveral hundred pastels and drawings. He attended Davidson College and received a B.A. Degree as one of the first art majors in the history of the school. During graduate school, Freed won purchase awards in several national painting, print and drawing exhibitions as well as grants. He received a MA from SUNY Oswego and anMFA from Western Michigan University. As a professional artist, Freed has had exhibitions in many parts of the country and has won over thirty purchase and cash awards in competitions. He has several hundred paintings in private collections throughout the United States.

At present, Freed remains an active full-time painter who treasures his independence and chooses his content in painting to please only himself. He has selected commissions that are of interest and has actively sold his work over the years.

His work is representational with an emphasis on the observation of abstract properties of form and color within the naturalistic orientation. Much of recent work is portraiture, figure paintings and self-portraiture. New work includes egg tempera, casein/oil emulsion as well as oil paintings.