Current Exhibition


Shear Madness showcases the amazing possibilities of collage through 62 works of art assembled by 60 artists from the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. Brought together by exhibition juror Edee Joppich, the featured work has been composed by arranging and affixing different and sometimes unlikely materials to a surface. Each artist has employed an individualistic approach to this highly versatile and accessible medium to create a design, tell a story, or express an idea or emotion.

Shear Madness invites the viewer to discover, reflect, and imagine along with the participating national and international artists who have embraced the history of collage and demonstrated the medium’s vast potential for experimentation.


Juror Edee Joppich discusses the history of collage and recognizes specific artworks as she walks through the gallery. The Top 4 Award Winners, Honorable Mention recipients and other notable works are presented. 


Many works can be purchased online. Send inquiries to or call 248.344.0497. 


The exhibition with award winners can be viewed online with enhanced gallery labels discussing the work and/or background of the artists.



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Tune into 88.1 the Park as Station Manager, Bill Keith interviews Creative Director Ryan Kaltenbach about the exhibition.


Edee Joppich received a BFA from Marygrove College followed by graduate studies at Wayne State University. For five decades she has shared her gifts with others through her art, instruction, and mentoring of aspiring artists. She founded Bay Street Gallery in Northport, MI, presenting the work of Michigan artists as well as a rotating collection of her collages and paintings. Her work has been purchased for many corporate collections including Ford Motor Company, Pennzoil, Masco, MichCon, Campbell Ewald and a number of major hospitals as well as private collections across the United States. Edee has received awards and honors including a fellowship in the International Society of Experimental Artists and a Signature membership in the National Collage Society. She has juried over 200 shows including competitions with the University of Michigan, International Society of Experimental Artists, and the Greater Flint Arts Council.


The artists in the exhibition include: Suzanne Allen (Ferndale MI), Linda Allen (Grosse Pointe MI) Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler (Toronto Ontario, CANADA), Jill Ault (Ann Arbor MI), Willow Bayer (Menasha WI), Jeremy Blair (Cookeville TN), Danna Bowersox (Northville MI), Tara Carpenter Estrada (Provo UT), Danielle Carter (Malaga NJ), Alexis Marie Chute (Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA), HM Award: Velinka Cucuz (Brighton MI), HM Award: Cheryl Dawdy (Ann Arbor MI), Ben DiNino (Minneapolis MN), Paula Doe (Ypsilanti MI), Jonathon Downing (Westland MI), Marianne Droste (Birmingham MI), Adrienne Dunkerley and Petr Dimitrov (Cully, Vaud, SWITZERLAND), HM Award: Daria Fileta (Northville MI), Ana Gadish-Linares (Richmond CA), HM Award: Karen Gallup (Ann Arbor MI), Lora Garcelon (Howell MI), Dennis Gordon (Ann Arbor MI), Janet Hall ( Farmington Hills MI), Andrew Hamilton (Saint Louis MO), Emily Hobgood Thomas (Chapel Hill NC), HM Award: Steph Joy Hogan (Lansing MI) Nikola Janevski (Morgantown WV), HM Award: Christy Kelly-Bentgen (Dexter MI), Peggy Kerwan (Novi MI), Zach Koch (Auburn AL), 2nd Place Award: Maria Latour (Livonia MI), Rosemary Lee (Howell MI), Stacy Leeman (Columbus OH), Christopher W. Luhar-Trice (Jacksonville FL), Carleen Lunsford (White Lake MI), HM Award: Monika Meler (Columbia City, IN), Susan Morrison (Stevens Point WI), Mike Mosher (Bay City MI), Mary Lou Olds (Tecumseh MI), Jerome Patryjak (Roseville MI), HM Award: Kenneth Ricci (New York NY), Venice Rioux (Rochester Hills MI), Shelley Rothenburger (Richmond B.C., CANADA), 3rd Place Award: Ajean Ryan (Loveland CO), Matilda Sabal (Brooklyn NY), 4th Place Award: Gayle Sanchirico (Brighton MI), Tricia Soderberg (Farmington Hills MI), 1st Place Award: Rose Starke (Farmington Hills MI), Dafna Steinberg (Philadelphia PA), Mark Stewart (Las Vegas NV), Cyane Tornatzky (Fort Collins CO), Will Ursprung, NCS (Gilbertsville PA), Lou Vallance (Rockford MI), HM Award: Pat Vartanian (Novi MI), G. E. Vogt (San Diego CA), Janis Walker (Royal Oak MI), Kurt Wingar (Westland MI), Jay Youngdahl (Oakland CA), and Lori Zurvalec (Grosse Pointe MI)

The Northville Art House presents monthly juried, invitational and open call exhibitions in the Exhibition Gallery featuring local, state, national and international artists.