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Michelle Sider

Michigan-based mixed media artist known for a use of bold, imaginative colors and creating a sense of movement and flow. Mosaics are developed in a painterly style, which adds realism and detail to the finished product.

Recent Exhibitions and Awards

Ethereal Forms Exhibit, Mar 1- Apr 1, 2024

Juror for the Silence and Noise CMA2 Members Exhibition

CMA2, Nov 5 - Dec 31, 2023

Art Leelanau Exhibition

Leland, MI. Jul 2023

Art Beat, Exhibition and Demonstration

Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids MI. Jun 2023

Art House Annual Exhibit

Leland, MI. Aug 2023

Invitational Mosaic Exhibition

Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA

Art Prize 2022

Sep 16-Oct 9, 2022

Mosaics Today: Ancient Art Through a Contemporary Lens

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA Jul 2-Dec 4 2022

Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition

Janice Charach Gallery, Apr-May 2022

Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit

Anton Art Center, Jan 2022

2021 Canvas Pontiac 3rd Place

Pontiac, MI. 2021

Terra and Tide III

Envision Arts, Sep 2021

“Aqua II” Art Exhibit

Envision Art, Aug 2021.

Best in Show and Judge’s Choice Awards
“Take Me Away"

New England Mosaic Society, Boston, MA., Jul 2021

Artist’s Presentation, Tuesday Night Study Group

Jun 2021

“Juxtaposed,” Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2

Jan 2021

Mosaic Arts International, Society of American Mosaic Artists

Jan 2021

Skies Exhibit, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

 Mar 2024

Top 25 Finalist in ArtPrize 2023

Grand Rapids, MI. Sep 2023

Centennial Gallery

Peabody MA, Jan 2023

The Art of Summer Exhibit

Main Street Gallery, Leland MI. Jul 2023

Modern Mosaic Arts


"Paintbrush to Nippers and Back"
Solo Show Michelle Sider

CMA2, Dec 4- Jan 31, 2023

Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Exhibit

Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI, Jul 23-Oct 14, 2022

American Mosaics Now

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, Jun-Jul 2022

Landscape Exhibit

CMA2, March 2022

Solo Art Show

Gallery 118, Jan-Feb 2022

Unity and Balance

Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit, Anton Art Center, Nov-Dec 2021

Art Prize 2021

Sep 16-Oct. 3, 2021.

Second Place Award, Summertime Exhibition

Helvet Art Exhibition, Jul, 2021

Artist’s Presentation, Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2

Jun 14, 2021

Women in Arts, Las Laguna Art Gallery

Laguna Beach, CA. Feb 2021

Artist’s Presentation, SAGE Metro Detroit and Ellen Kayrod Gallery,

Detroit, MI. Jan 2021

Featured Cover Story, Society of American Mosaic Artist Magazine “Groutline”

Jan 2021

  • 1982: Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • 1980-1981: Junior year abroad at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.

  • 1980-1981: Junior year abroad at Wayne State University Art Department, Detroit.

  • 1985: M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, Detroit.

  • 1992: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, Detroit.

  • Society of American Mosaic Artists

  • Mosaic Artists of Michigan

  • Ceramics and Mosaics 2

  • Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club

  • Embrace Creatives

  • British Association of Mosaic Artists

  • Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand

Continued art education, learning with painters and mosaic artists including: Verdiano Marzi, Toyoharu Kii, Robert Wilbert, Leslie Masters, Robert Schefman, Mireille Swinnen, Yulia Hanansen, Carol Shelkin, Stanley Rosenthal, Dani Katzir, Barbara Cashman, Gail Rosenberg, Pini Gur, Edna Segev, Laura Rendlen, Yael Draznin Blumberger, Kelly Knickerbocker, Tami Macala, Gila Rayburn, Donna VanHooser,


Dr. Michelle Sider is the co-author and illustrator of two books: “Never Long Enough: Finding Comfort and Hope Amidst Grief and Loss,” 2017 and “Never Long Enough Workbook/Coloring Book,” 2019.



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