Mackinac State Historic Parks will host the grand opening and awards reception for Mackinac Rocks!, the 2024 juried art exhibition at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.


Mackinac Rocks! is the 15th annual juried art exhibition at the art museum. From looking in wonder at the natural curiosity that is Arch Rock to skipping rocks at Windermere Point, to maybe enjoying some ‘rock’ at a local establishment, or the fact that Mackinac Island itself is a large rock, it is safe to say that Mackinac Rocks! Mackinac State Historic Parks encouraged artists in all media to share their visions of what Mackinac Rocks! means to them. 


The juror for the show is Kristine Granger, Art Faculty and Fine Arts Coordinator for Bay College in Escanaba. Granger earned her Master of Fine Arts and Women’s Studies Certificate from Stony Brook University in New York. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, focusing in photography, from the University of Oregon-Eugene School of Architecture and Allied Arts. She also received a Certificate of Completion from The Paris Fashion Institute, and an Associate of Science in Fashion Design from Plaza Three Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. 


94 pieces were submitted for consideration, and Granger chose 20 pieces for the show. From those 20 pieces, Granger will select Best of Show, second and third place, and three honorable mention pieces. Each winner will receive a cash prize. The Best of Show winner will also receive The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum Gold Medal and their name on the list of annual Gold Medal winners, displayed at the museum. All prizes are donated by the Mackinac Arts Council and Mackinac Associates.


Mackinac Rocks! will remain on display through Oct. 6, 2024. More information can be found at A downloadable version of this release can be found here.