Kim Diment

2016 Besser Museum Juror
Artist and Gallery Owner

A Northern Michigan native, Kim Diment’s formal training involved a double major from Michigan State University in Fine Arts and Zoology. She later went to teach High School art for thirteen years while simultaneously pursuing her own art career. Kim supplemented her art learning through workshops and coursework through Alpena Community College and Kirtland College.


In 2003 Kim moved to Grayling, Michigan and started painting full-time. In 2010 Kim and business partner, Ken Wright, opened up the Main Branch Art Gallery featuring nature inspired artworks. Currently the gallery houses 28 Great Lakes Area artists. Kim is currently the secretary and board member of the International Society of Animal Artists. She is also one of 15 founding members of the newly formed, Bennington Center of the Arts Guild.


Besides the Main Branch Gallery, Kim’s work is also represented in Sedona, Arizona at the Rowe Gallery. Kim has received awards through Artist Magazine, Richesons Art, Artist Renewal Center, State Fish and Game Stamps, Art For The Parks and The Society of Animal Artists. Kim has exhibited in museums throughout North America as part of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, Feline Fine-The Art of Cats, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Blossoms-The Art of Flowers, Sea of Cortez and Art for The Parks exhibitions.

2016 Calendar

Sat., Oct. 1–Sat., Oct. 8 Delivery of Work & Fee

Sat., Oct. 8–Mon., Oct. 10 Public Preview

“Peoples’ Choice Award”

Tues., Oct. 11–Sat., Oct. 15 Art Selection & Jury Process (work is no longer accepted)

Mon., Oct. 17–Fri., Oct. 21 Non-accepted work pick up (notification by phone)

Mon., Jan. 3–Sat., Jan. 7 ALL work must be picked up

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 22nd 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


 First place $300

plus solo exhibition in 2017
sponsored by Lucas & Janet Pfieffenberger Fund

Second place $200
sponsored by Lucas & Janet Pfieffenberger Fund

Third place $100
sponsored by Northeast Michigan Artists Guild

Honorable Mention Awards will also be presented
Awards will be presented the night of the opening reception.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707