Rochester Hills artist Kim Fujiwara is a finalist in Oakland County's premiere art competition — and in the running for a $1,000 cash prize.
Fujiwara was one of five Oakland County artists selected from more than 100 entries in the MIGreatArtist online art competition.
His works and the works of the four other finalists are on display starting this week at Park West Gallery in Southfield. The winner will be announced at a reception and awards ceremony on Sept. 14.
Fujiwara has spent 30 years specializing in advertising illustration, editorial art, portraits, fine art, design and concept presentations. He has worked with several top Fortune 500 companies and graphic designers, art directors and publishers across Detroit.
He has spent the last three years developing and reinventing his passion and skills in fine art oil paintings.
Fujiwara is a graduate of the College of Creative Studies. On his website, www.kfgallery.com, he says his influences growing up as a child on the northwest side of Detroit were "Marvel comic books, Monster movies, psychedelic rock posters, Creepy and Mad magazines."
The winner of the MIGreatArtist competition will receive a $1,000 prize, the framing of five artworks, valued at $2,500, and several exhibitions across the county.
See all of the submitted works at www.migreatartist.com.