march, 2021


Event Details

he Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition is an unthemed, all-media show, juried by Tylonn Sawyer. The exhibition, formerly called the Silver Medal Exhibition, was renamed in 2015 to honor the memory of Gilda Snowden, one of Detroit’s most loved artists and educators.

Tylonn J. Sawyer is a Detroit-based figurative artist and educator whose work centers around themes of individual and collective identity, race, history, and pop culture. His drawings and paintings have been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Sawyer holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art: Graduate School of Figurative Art. He is the recipient of a 2019 Kresge Fellowship.

Bruce Agababian, Jide Aje, Charles Alexander, Gretchen Altenberger, Rachel Barker, Robert Beras, Boisali Biswas, Jan Brown, Grant Brownlow, Mary Jo Caruana, Jon DeBoer, John Diephouse, Barbara Dorchen, Pat Duff, Mark Esse, Lisa Farris, Liz Frankland, Karen Gallup, Javier Gonzalez, Steven Hauptman, Eugenia Hoag, Gregory Johnson, Dawnice Kerchaert, Eno Laget, Candace Law, Rosemary Lee, Valerie Mann, Patrick Mech, Carol Morisseau, Christopher Newman, Tia Nichols, Jerome Patryjak, Marcia Polenberg, Josephine Primeau, Joshua Rainer, Christine Ritchie, Madison Scanlan, Mark Schumack, Ian Solomon, Hanna Sosin, Marcel Stewart, Ruth Warnock, Foster Willey, Scott Wistinghausen, Paula Zaks


March 24 (Wednesday) - May 8 (Saturday)


The Scarab Club

217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202