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Music: Op. 1 No.4 Juried Exhibit

June 14 - July 20, 2024
Application deadline: May 17, 11:59pm


About the Exhibit

The Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen), Whitehall, Michigan, invites artists that live in the Lake Michigan region - MI, IN, IL, and WI - aged 18+ to submit artwork for our juried Music - Op. 1 No. 4 exhibition – June 14 – July 20, 2024. For this exhibition we are seeking artists who find inspiration from any form of sound, music, musicians, instruments, and express these ideas in their artwork. Acceptable formats include all 2D and 3D artwork in all mediums, and digital media. Inventive interactive instruments are also welcomed!  A $200 ACWL-Nuveen Concerto prize will be awarded for outstanding artwork.

For the past three years the ACWL-Nuveen has hosted a music-themed exhibit to highlight the rich creative intersection between music and visual art and to celebrate the vibrant summer music scene in the White Lake community. Music in the Whitehall/Montague area during the summer includes our longest running program - the Free Summer Concert Series - plus the Third Coast Trombone Retreat, White Lake Chamber Music Festival, music offerings at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the variety of musicians playing at local breweries and pubs. 

About the Juror: Chester Winowiecki


Chester Winowiecki is an artist and musician living in Whitehall, MI. He has been a studio potter making functional pottery for more than 25 years and his pottery has been sold around Michigan at galleries and art fairs. His artistic output also extends to visual art works which are focused on composition, texture, balance and tension. In these pieces he is exploring ways of beginning dialogue with the viewer rather than conveying an idea.


Chester’s musical experience began while at University where he formed an art rock band with a group of friends who remain a focus of his artistic life. Membership in this dynamic group of artists lead to an exposure to the “experimental” in rock, classical and other genres of music which instilled a desire to make similar music. The openness of this attitude included acceptance of all sounds and instrumentation, which became an invitation to build one’s own instruments. Chester has built numerous traditional and experimental instruments, both acoustic and electronic, and used them in the production of his “abstract” music. Like his visual art, this music is concerned with the qualities of sounds and how they interact rather than traditional ideas of harmony, melody and expression. He also plays the ukulele and washtub bass and used them while a member of group who played tin-pan alley songs and blues from the early 20th century.

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