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….

New Work By Gallery Artists

Marlan Cotner has a new piece.  With her usual sense of humor she has done a piece about the pandemic…. “Toilet Paper Queen.”

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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 helenlystrastudio@yahoo.com.

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Still Locked Down So

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.

We have some interesting things to see on our website

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 leslievictorphotography@gmail.com, she’ll let you know how to be part of the promotion of artists helping their community.

Dealing with covid-19

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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.

March Music Opens March 6

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!