Artist Nancy Holt creator of many land art sculptures through out the world has died.   Holt created the Annual Ring sculpture on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University (see below).  Read more about Nancy Holt and her artistic legacy here

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The President’s Photographer, Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office exhibition is now open.  Read more about this stunning historical exhibition: http://marshallfredericks.org/exhibitions and please visit the Museum to view the  50 photographs of rarely seen images of U.S. Presidents.  Exhibition runs through May 24.

 

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After a year of restoration the four Family and Justice Reliefs have been installed in the Sculptor’s Studio.

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In 1955, Marshall Fredericks was commissioned to design and cast five Family and Justice bronze reliefs for the probate court rooms in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC) in Detroit, where they remain today.

Four of the Family and Justice plaster reliefs were discovered in a storage area in the CAYMC in 2010 by a staff member of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority.  Offered to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum by the executive director and trustees of the Building Authority in March 2011, the Board accepted the gift into the Museum collection shortly thereafter.

A $12,000 grant from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations in Oct. 2012 for the restoration of the four reliefs made it possible to contract with Scott Slocum, Marshall Fredericks’s long time assistant, to restore them.

Thank you to everyone that made this project possible.


Call for Entries for the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum’s 2014 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition 

Download the Prospectus

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The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum invites artists working in sculpture who have completed their training or formal studies and residing within 200 miles of Saginaw Valley State University to submit work for the 2014 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition.

The exhibition will be at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum from June 7 to September 13, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Merit awards include a $2,500 1st place award; $1,250 2nd place award; $850 3rd place award; and $400 4th place award.

Exhibition juror will be E. Jane Connell, Director of Collection

s and Exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Connell earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to her current position she held curatorial positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, and was an independent curatorial consultant, editor, and writer. With special interests in 19th-century American and 17th-century Dutch art, she has organized numerous exhibitions of American and European art and contributed to many exhibition and permanent collections publications.

Most recently, much of Connell’s curatorial efforts have been focused on organizing exhibitions related to the Muskegon Museum of Art’s 100th Anniversary in 2012, including “Pictures of the Best Kind:” The First 100 Years; and New Art for the New Century: The Centennial Collection. She also oversaw the acquisition of more than130 new works of art in honor of the 100th Anniversary, including important sculptures by Betsy Potter Vonnoh, Helen Farnsworth Mears, Caroline Lee, and Kenneth Snelson.

Additionally, Connell was project director, editor, and contributing essayist to the 400-page history of the Museum, Pictures of the Best Kind: The First 100 Years of the Muskegon Museum of Art, published in June 2012.

“We are excited and honored to have Jane Connell as juror for this notable exhibition because she is a highly respected curator and brings a wealth of knowledge about sculpture to this process,

” said Marilyn Wheaton, Museum Director. “It’s important that the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum and Saginaw Valley State University support living artists, and hosting a biennial sculpture exhibition is an excellent way to accomplish that goal, she added.”

Sculpture must be entirely original and completed within the last 5 years. The work that is entered must be created by the person submitting it.

“This exhibition is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.”

For more information or to receive a prospectus by mail call Andrea Ondish at (989) 964-7096. To download an exhibition prospectus, visit the Museum’s website at:

http://marshallfredericks.org/rbjse.


In 1955, Marshall Fredericks was commissioned to design and cast five Family and Justice bronze reliefs for the probate court rooms in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC) in Detroit, where they remain today.

Four of the Family and Justice plaster reliefs were discovered in a storage area in the CAYMC in 2010 by a staff member of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority.  Offered to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum by the executive director and trustees of the Building Authority in March 2011, the Board accepted the gift into the Museum collection shortly thereafter.

A $12,000 grant from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations in Oct. 2012 for the restoration of the four reliefs made it possible to contract with Scott Slocum, Marshall Fredericks’s long time assistant, to restore them.  Restoration on the four reliefs is complete, and they will be installed in the Sculptor’s Studio.

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