Best of Show

Best of Show

WMU Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition, 2019

Tanner Bosma next to his painting "Into the Night" during the WMU Student Exhibition

Western Michgian Unviersity provides an opportunity for all art majors to enter three pieces into the year end Student Exhibition.  This is a competitive, juried show that pools around a hundred of the best works from over three hundred applications. This year I was honored to have all three pieces accepted.  “Into the Night” was awarded the presitgious Best of Show for it’s attention to detail, craftmasnship and emotion.


Other accepted submissions into WMU student show 2017, 2018, 2019

Heavy Body Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 36″x36″, Double Wood Framed

Acrylic and Oil Stick on Canvas, 72″x72″


Linoleum Block Print on Paper, 27″x40″, Double Matted and Framed

Oil on Canvas Panel, 3 16″x20″ Wood Float Framed

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 35″x35″, Double Wood Framed

Black and White Film Photography, 8″x10″, Matted and Framed

This moody painting depicts a crosswalk at night after a fresh rain in which the human presence is apparent without anyone in the painting.  I had a chance to talk with the jurior who drew special attention to the very difficult black on black work and the little blue and red light refelctions from the stop light on the street towards the right side.  I am honored to represent Western Michigan University and continue to develop as an artist!