Back to All Events

Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2018


Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2018
Aug 17
- Dec 2, 2018

Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) is an annual juried exhibition of works by artists who are currently enrolled in graduate level study or are current-year graduates of an undergraduate program at one of Michigan’s academic institutions. MEGA is organized by the Kendall College of Art and Design graduate student association, the Masters Student Collective (MSC).


Opening Night Event

MEGA Opening Reception
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
5:30 - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

Celebrate MEGA with the Masters Student Collective on Friday, Aug 17. Meet and mingle with the artists, jurors, and student collective and get a first look at the works on view. 


2018 Selected Artists

Amber Bledsoe, Andrew Somoskey, Angelica Hay, Anna Schierbeek, Cody Norman, Egan Franks Holzhausen, Emily Somoskey, Huaming Wang, Jameson B Gower, Jordyn Fishman, Katie Toepp, Lyndsi Schuesler, True Harrigan 


2018 Jurors

Matthew Eaton

California-born (1974) and London, England raised, Artist Matthew Eaton is an abstract painter who explores themes of nostalgia, nature and place using methods and materials common to graffiti, graphic design and typography. Eaton’s work has been exhibited in galleries, auctions and
private collections around the globe. Eaton was a founding partner in art galleries Library Street Collective and Contra Projects in Detroit.

Currently, Eaton is the Director and Curator of Detroit based Red Bull House of Art and owner of Uncommon Editions. Eaton considers himself a full-time arts advocate working to highlight the importance of arts and culture in everyday life.

Shelley Stevens

Shelley N. Stevens graduated as valedictorian of Kendall College of Art and
Design in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree with highest honors in 2004.  Stevens also studied photography and art history at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art
and Design in London, England.  

Stevens figurative work has been seen in numerous solo exhibitions and has received awards at regional and national juried exhibitions and has taught both
advanced painting and drawing in the art department of Central Michigan
University and is the Director of Golden Apple Art Residency in Downeast Maine. 


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Later Event: September 8
Coming Home