Join us Nov. 11 for a teatime with the artists of “Artists Among Us”

The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Padzieski Art Gallery invite you to join their next “Teatime with the Artists” – a friendly and informal talk with artists currently seen in the exhibit “Artists Among Us."

The regular monthly Gallery Talk program is coming up Wednesday, November 11 from 2-3 p.m. and will feature artists, including top prize winner Timothy Elden, whose work is currently on display in the Padzieski Art Gallery. Closing on Friday, November 13, the exhibition “Artists Among Us” is a region wide juried show of various artists and media curated by the Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities.

This informal and engaging art talk with refreshments includes coffee, tea and sweets and is FREE to the public without registration. Come and learn what inspires and motivates these fine local artists. The artists describe themselves and their work and entertain questions regarding their artistic process.

Congratulations to our Artists Among Us winners!

The Artists Among Us show opened in the Padzieski Gallery Oct. 21 and remains open through Nov. 13.

Here are the winners of the juried exhibition. See them all and buy your favorite at the gallery, located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

First Place
"Rusty" by Tim Elden

Second Place
"Innocence" by Ryan Uncapher

Third Place
"Carla #6" by Janet Kondziela

Honorable Mention
"Thinking Out Loud" by Barbara Eko

Juror's Choice
"Horsepower" by John Angus
"Warm Winter Morning" by Marilynn Beaver
"Thinking Out Loud" by Barbara Eko
"The MacArthur Bridge" by Michael Ramey
"Sunset at Indian Head" by Lance Rosol
"MI Central Station Grand Hall" by Lance Rosol
"Water Marks" by Linda Allen
"Innocence" by Ryan Uncapher
"Chicken Dance" Trio" by Kathy O'Connell
"Ballet Folklorico" by Lisa Luevanos

Artists Among Us Opens Oct. 21

“Artists Among Us,” an all-media juried art competition and exhibition, returns to the Padzieski Gallery Oct. 21-Nov. 13.

The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

Hosted by the Wayne County Council for the Arts, History and Humanities, with support from the Dearborn Community Arts Council, the annual show features works of all mediums. Artworks are submitted for consideration, and accepted for inclusion in the show by a panel of jurors from the WCCAHH Exhibition Committee.

The community is invited to come and see the accepted works, including the winners chosen by the committee!

About the WCCAHH: The purpose of the Council is to act in cooperation with Wayne County arts and humanities organizations, federal, state and local governments to increase knowledge, understanding, appreciation and support of arts and humanities programs. The goal is to enhance the quality of life throughout Wayne County while simultaneously fostering and preserving an appreciation of the diverse culture, history and art of Wayne County.

The Council is governed by a volunteer, geographically diverse board of arts and cultural professionals. The council coordinates two on-going major projects to meet its purpose. Artists Among Us is an exhibition opportunity for artists throughout Wayne County, 18 years and older. The Annual Recognition Awards program honors artists, performers, educators, patrons and organizations for their efforts & contributions to enriching the cultural life of Wayne County.