Marlan Cotner has a new piece. With her usual sense of humor she has done a piece about the pandemic…. “Toilet Paper Queen.”
And we have four new little four by fours by Helen Percy Lystra that will go to the gallery when we reopen. She is trying some new colors. These colorful gems will be $35 each or, if you buy all four before we reopen, $120 total and Helen will meet you at the gallery to deliver. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The May artists will join the July Exhibit
Given that we don’t know when we will be able to open we’ve invited the May exhibit artists to exhibit in the July show which will be Summer West Michigan. At least we hope it will open then. We’ll send you more information as we get closer.
Check out our website. We’ve added a new section: Virtual Workshops. You’ll find two artists creating. John Riepma is doing a glass blowing demonstration.
And Linda Foley offers a free basic watercolor workshop.
Check out our Facebook page too, You’ll find some other information about what our artists are doing during this quarantine, including making facemasks. If you are doing that or if you know an artist who is doing it, contact email@example.com, she’ll let you know how to be part of the promotion of artists helping their community.
Gallery Uptown made the difficult decision to close temporarily to protect our members, fellow artists, and our customers from covid-19. We will use this time to continue to create fine art. Please stop by our website galleryuptown.net to see all the new and vibrant works. You may also check out the March exhibit as long as the offices upstairs are open.
Music as inspiration for art is the theme and the exhibit offers a wide diversity in style, method, and media, with all work inspired by music. You’ll see work by artists Maggie Bandstra, Christa Barnell, Cindy Bender, Lynne Boezaart, Marlan Cotner, Bette DelVecchio, Linda Foley, Michele Renee Gort, Helen Percy Lystra, John Riepma, Colleen Rockey and Marilyn Ryan. Come and enjoy the evening, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see….
Come and enjoy the evening!
Gallery Uptown welcomes 2020
with “New Year’s Evolutions IV”
The January show in the Walburg exhibition space challenges gallery artists to explore new media, new techniques and new ideas. Here’s one of the new pieces you’ll see, a doll by Colleen Rockey.
The show will be up January 1-24. It opens with a First Friday reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on January 3. Artists will discuss their works at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
And then in February, the 23rd Annual Winter Arts Festival, a juried competition open to all. There is perspectus on our website, here’s a link to the site if you are interested in entering.
And in March, the 2nd Annual March Music exhibit. Music is the inspiration for art in this exhibit and it offers a wide diversity in style, method, and media.
It’s going to be a good winter to visit the Gallery Uptown.
Once again the gallery artists have been challenged to try something new for the January show in the Walburg exhibition space. It’s become an annual introduction to the new year, a chance to explore new media, new techniques and new ideas.
The show will be up January 1-24. It opens with a First Friday reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on January 3. Artists will discuss their works at 7 p.m. Here are a few examples of what you’ll see. A gold lined wood bowl by Doug Brink, an abstract by Helen Percy Lystra and a winter pasture by Lynne Boezaart.
We are excited to host the Flat River Gallery for the month of October. Join us for the First Friday opening reception, October 4, from 5:30 to 8pm and meet the artists. See for yourself this inspiring collection of work by a most talented group of artists.
This oil and acrylic by Kimberly Gill is just one of the excellent works you’ll see.
Other artists in the exhibit include Mary Bommarito, Teresa Gaudino, Sandra Hansen, Joella Miller, Richard Muller, Kendra Postma, Carole Hunnes-Nielsen, along with our own Leslie Victor and John Riepma.
September’s featured exhibit opening reception is Friday, September 6, 5:30 to 8:00 pm in our Walburg Show Room. The exhibit will be open from September 4 to September 29.
This years exhibit is a collection of 3-dimensional art from the Grand River Woodturners Guild and Gallery Uptown artists. Enjoy works inspired by or created with wood from artists Lynne Boezaart, Doug Brinks, Ron Campbell, Aaron and Elizabeth Day, Darrell DeRuiter, Jeff Grill, Dave Kerley, Catherine McClung and Tom Sampson
Here are a couple examples of what you’ll see…