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.

Coming in June

You’ll see a variety of new work by 7 artists.

Serene landscapes and riverscapes in oil by Lynne Boezaart

Mixed media trees with copper and silver leafing accents by Marlan Cotner

Ethereal water scenes in watercolor by Linda Foley

Nature inspired functional ceramics in aqua and blue by Cheryl Jordan

Sophisticated wood and glass designs by John Riepma

Colorful abstract nature forms in acrylic paintings by Anne Rivers and

Bright, bold graphic paper cut works by Sean Sterzer.

More details as we get closer, it’s going to be an interesting exhibit.

What’s Up Now and Coming In April

This month, come see works inspired by the Fennville Poppy Fields. Maggie Bandstra, Paulette Carr, Louise Hopson, Betsy O’Neill, Mary Sundstrom and Marilyn Troutman enjoyed a day sketching there and the resulting art is now on display at the Gallery.

In April — Awesome Artists Making Awesome Art –Francine Anton, Valerie Boet, Richard Brinn, Lee Brown, Michael Bryant, Linda Busse, Bette DelVecchio, Paul Kober, Carol Schmidt and Ann Trowbridge. As spring rolls around, enjoy visiting our gallery to see what we’ve all been up to over winter.

The Gallery is now open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 1pm to 5 pm

New Exhibit Opening

We do have a new show opening Friday, July 1 but no First Friday reception due to COVID-19 restrictions. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 6 and Sunday 1 – 5; stop in and see the new show….