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Mick Grochowski
Michael (Mick) Grochowski,
Currently residing in Willoughby, Norfolk, Virginia.
Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Memberships: Chesapeake Bay Art Assoc, Hampton Art League, Tidewater Art Alliance & Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.Background: Working in both Acrylic and Oils, and is currently doing plein air as well as studio painting as well as experimenting in sculpture. Mick's work has been accepted in many local and regional, juried and non juried exhibits. During the 1970's and 80's Mick painted and exhibited his work regionally around his hometown of Alpena,a small town in northeastern lower Michigan. He graduated from Alpena Community College with degrees in Fine Art and Business Mgt. Currently, Mick and his wife Nancy reside in Willoughby (Norfolk, VA), having relocated from Michigan and were proprietors of a printing and graphic design business in Chesapeake, VA until mid 2016.

Recent Events/Awards: May, 2018:"Factory on Factory Street" !st place, Viewers Choice Award, Suffolk Center for the Arts, Plein air event. Suffolk, VA / May 2018:"Battery Irwin, Ft Monroe" 2nd place award at Hampton Arts League Spring Plein Air event, Hampton, VA, Jan 2018: "Chu Lia Night" Acrylic Painting, accepted into the collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA / Feb 2017: "Wreck of The Nordmeer" selected as cover for 2017 American Academy of Underwater Science Symposium at NOAA Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve in Alpena, MI / Aug-Sept 2016: "Artist in Residence" at the Thunder Bay River Center in Alpena, MI for the period August 16 - Sept 21, 2016July 2016: "Coal Dusk" received 1st place award in oil painting, pro div. Senior Artfest, 2016 Norfolk, VaJan 2016: "Dune Shadows" 3rd place award, Hampton Arts League 2016 Show at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VAJan 2016: Exhibiting several works including 4 paintings from the "Native American Lore" series at state of Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, VASept 2015: "Richmond by Rail" accepted into Mid Atlantic Plein Air Exhibit "Cityscapes" Peale Center, Art Museum, Baltimore, MDSept 2015: "Seeking Shelter" 1st place award, Williamsburg, Va. Plein Air 2015, quick drawJune 2015: "Kryptonite" showing in juried show "Heroes and Villains" at Annmarie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center, Solomons, MDJune 2015: "Schoolhouse at Emancipation Oak" received 1st place award, acrylic painting. "Magic Pots" received 1 st place, ceramic sculpture/design award in 2015 Senior Artfest, Norfolk, VaJan 2015: Exhibiting several works including "Emancipation Oak" at state of Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, VANov 2014: "White Doe-Spirit of Virginia Dare" and "Cat Lady" accepted for Hampton VA, Halls of Art Exhibit.June 2014: "White Doe, Spirit of Virginia Dare" received 1st place award, "Bacon Hollow" received People's Choice Award in Senior Artfest, Norfolk, VaApril 2014: "Cat Lady", 2nd place award, in the Annual Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibit at D'art Center, Norfolk, VaFeb 2014: Artist Series Award for 3 works, "White Doe", "Spirit of Virginia Dare" & "Curse of the Bullhead" in "Myths and Legends Exhibit" at Ann Marie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Solomons, MDFall 2013: Acrylic plein air painting, "Sentinels", received 2nd place award, Charles H. Taylor Autumn Plein Air Event, Charles H. Taylor Fine Art Center, Hampton, VASpring 2012: "Sunset at the Sunset Grille", 1st Place Award, Chesapeake Bay Art Association, Spring Show, Norfolk, VAPrior Exhibits & Collections 1975 thru 1984: Northeast Michigan Juried Art Exhibition, Besser Museum, Alpena, MI 1976: "American Painters in Paris" Exhibit, Paris France. (juried) 1981: "Parking Lot" Best of Show; N. E. Michigan Juried Art Exhibition, Besser Museum, Alpena, MI. 1982: Mid-Michigan Juried Art Show, Midland, Michigan (juried) Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena Michigan: ~ Portrait of Billy French, Town Blacksmith, Acrylic on canvas, ~ 16x20 ~ Jesse Besser and Billy French on French's Steam Powered Car, Commissioned, ~ 16x20