Creativity In Times Of Solitude

This piece by Jackie Helder is just one of the new works you’ll see in the April exhibit showing in our Walburg exhibit area.

The exhibit also includes paintings, wood sculpture, and furniture. Featured in this exhibit along with Jackie are Bette DelVecchio, Kimberly Grace Gill, Wayne Johnson, Marcia Perry, Kendra Postma and Mary Sundstrom.

The exhibit opens March 30 and will be up until the end of April. Don’t miss it.

Winter Arts Festive Winners

First Place
“Always on her Mind”,  Kimberly Grace Gill, Acrylic
The imagery is powerful, altogether haunting and beautiful.

From Juror Robyn Kane:   “There were so many excellent submissions in the 25th Annual Juried Winter Arts Festival.  Jurying the show was a very difficult process on account of the large volume of high quality work. I found something to appreciate in each work of art.”  
  

“Braided Urn”,  John Riepma, Cherry and Curly Maple
The craftsmanship of this urn is exquisite.  

Third Place
“Heart, Soul, and Passion”,  Christi Dreese, Mixed Media 
Like a memory fading in and out of consciousness, this piece evokes a sense of longing, love, and loss.

Honorable Mentions went to:
“Chill Out”,  Bonnie Herman Zachary, Acrylic 
“Frozen”,  Henry Droski, Photograph 
“Moody Blues”,  Linda Foley, Watercolor 
“Red Letter Day”,  Catherine McClung, Watercolor 
Congratulations to all who entered! Come in and see this exciting exhibit.  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm  and Sunday, 1 to 5.

Portraits and Passions

In February in our Walburg exhibit area will feature Catherine McClung, Mike McClung, John Riepma and Marlan Cotner.  The exhibit opens February 3 and ends February 17.  Don’t miss seeing these outstanding artists.

Catherine McClung’s birds are always a delight.

The Gallery is closed on Mondays in February. Open 10-6 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 on Sundays, stop in.

Have You Met Kendra Postma

She’s one of the newer members of the Gallery.

She’s a multimedia, collage, and ceramic artist. Her work, whether it be clay from the earth or a painting with bits of paper often take on a dreamlike or spiritual aura.

Of her work she says “My inspiration often comes from walks on the beach with the water lapping at my feet and fills me with a sense of peace, or sometimes it’s my chickens which influence what I create. I always have an intense desire or need to create something that nourishes my soul. For me, the whole process of creating art is fulfilling in a way I don’t completely understand. From pulling out my materials and starting on a blank canvas, or what kind of clay to use, to signing my name and choosing a frame, I feel rewarded from every part of the journey. Every time I complete a project and finally hang it on the wall or send it away, I’m filled with melancholy that the process is over; at least until I start my next project.”

A couple examples of her work —

Stop in and see her work, we think you’ll enjoy it.

We’re hosting Lakeland Artists Fall Show

Gallery Uptown will be hosting the LAKELAND ARTISTS Fall Art Exhibit in the Walburg Gallery from September 29 to November 6. The members of LAKELAND ARTISTS, a Grand Haven area group of practicing artists, offer artwork in many diverse styles. Stop by for a visual treat!

Lakeland Artists has been active in the Grand Haven Area since the 1950’s. The original members of the Gallery came from this group of artists, it’s fitting that it hosts this exhibit.  The group always puts on a good one that is interesting to see.  Here are a couple images you’ll see…

We’re located at 201 Washington in Downtown Grand Haven, and open seven days a week – Monday through Saturday, 10 to 6 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

Art Potpourri

A new exhibit opens August 31 in our Walburg Gallery.

We will be presenting a beautiful array of art media by a talented group of artists from the Holland/Zeeland area with a few easterners completing the mix:

Lynn Bekins, Cindy M. Bender, Paticia Flynn, Brenda Jiral, Judi Kruis, Nanci Knoper, Sri McCarthy, Kendra Postma, Christine Towner, Leslie Victor and Pamela Weston

This is just one of the many new pieces you’ll see when you come in.