A Clawson artist is in the running for the MI Great Artist competition that is now open to voters online.
Keven Carter is among 122 other artists who live, work, or go to school in the Economic Growth Alliance (EGA) region and submitted their creative work to the contest. You can vote for Carter by visiting MIGreatArtist.com.
"Detroit based Artisan working in many mediums," Carter's biography says. "Inspired by all things American Automotive and Detroit based. I’m a graduate of The Center for Creative Studies (now College of Creative Studies, CCS) in Detroit, Michigan. My focus is to display my visual arts of what has inspired me as a native Detroiter."
Voting at MIGreatArtist.com will continue through Aug. 17.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Park West Gallery Founder/CEO Albert Scaglione as another premier quality of life event for the region.
“Some great works of art were submitted to the MIGreatArtist website,” Patterson said. “We encourage the artists and their supporters to use their social media to encourage votes not just locally but from around the world.”
The top 20 artists will be posted at MIGreatArtist.com on Aug. 18. A five-member jury of arts professionals will select five semi-finalists from the top 20 artists. The five semi-finalists will be announced Aug. 24, and the winner will be determined by a combination of jury score and public vote.
The semi-finalists will be on display at Park West Gallery Sept. 4-28. The winner will be revealed Sept. 14 at an awards ceremony at Park West Gallery.
All submissions are original works of art that are 2-D, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, pastel, and collage, among others. Photography and digital artworks were excluded from the competition.