“SHY RABBIT Print National”

A National Juried Exhibition

August 15 - September 26, 2009

Submission Deadline: June 17, 2009 (Postmarked)

                                    June 17, 2009 12:00pm, MDT(Online Submissions)

Juror: Michael D. Barnes

Michael Barnes is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Head of the Printmaking program at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he has taught since 1998. Barnes received his BFA from Alma College, Michigan, in 1991, and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1996, both with a focus on printmaking.

Barnes has presented over twenty solo exhibitions since 2000, including shows at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Street Level Gallery, Highwood, Illinois; the OIA - Gallery, New York City; Anchor Graphics, Chicago; and Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. 

His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago; Davidson Galleries, Seattle; Printworks, Chicago; Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles; and the International Print Center, New York.

Barnes has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and residencies, including an Illinois Arts Council Grant and residencies at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium; The Bemis Center of Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska; the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota; and Anchor Graphics at Columbia College in Chicago. 

Barnes’ work has also been exhibited internationally in over 100 competitive group exhibitions, including exhibitions in Great Britain, Ireland, Wales, Poland, Taiwan, Estonia, Japan, Romania, Finland, and the Republic of Macedonia.

His work is included in many collections, including the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium; the City of Vaasa, Finland; The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota; and many university and private collections.


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