Monday Night Program:  Author & Historian

Suzanne Bilek, Author

Monday October 15, 2018 , 7 PM.

Suzanne Bilek is an author, lecturer and art historian. She has held the positions of artist’s agent, marketing manager and craftswoman. Ms. Bilek conducts extensive research on the art history of urban Detroit, especially as it relates to painting.

Her lectures on local culture and aesthetics cover a wide range of topics, from Detroit’s first art collectors, when the city was still part of New France, to the impact of public art on civic pride in the twenty-first century.

Ms. Bilek, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, studying the people and history of Canada and Central America. She is an art collector and a curatorial assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum. She and her husband are both native of Detroit.

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

This speaker was originally scheduled for Feb 2019, but our October speaker,
Joe Mazzola, had to cancel.

Members! Please join us at 6pm for the New AAWA Website
Presentation happening prior to our evening speaker.


Call to Members:  Enter the 2018 Fall Juried Exhibit

How and Where to Enter this Exhibit

  • Click ‘Log In To Your AAWA Member Dashboard’ at upper right of website.
  • Upon login, you’ll be taken to your Personal Dashboard.
  • In the left column of your Dashboard, click ‘Member Guides
  • Near the top of the Member Guides page you will be directed to the new Entry page
  • It is vital that you follow all the instructions for this entry. Read the PDFs.

Thank you for your attention to the change in location for the Entry Process.



Right Hand by Nancy Warner

1st Place


Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday
3-8 pm
Through July 27, 2018


JOSEPH T. MARKS is an artist, curator, consultant, designer, and juror. He was on the faculty at The University of Michigan, Dearborn for 37 years, where he retired as the Curator Emeritus of Collections and Exhibitions.

Joe served on the Board of Directors of the Water Color Society, the Advisory Board of the Dearborn Community Arts Council, and the Advisory Committee for the Padzieski Gallery. He also has served on the Board of Trustees of the Creative Glass Center of America. In 2008, he received the “Bravo Award” at the Mayor’s Art Awards in Dearborn, Michigan.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts from Wayne State University. His paintings have been accepted into exhibitions throughout Michigan and several other states in group shows, two person, and solo exhibits. Joe has served as a juror for a dozen art organizations throughout the state of Michigan.

Awards presented during the reception by the juror:

  • Nancy Warner
    Nancy Warner for My Right Hand | 1st Place


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