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…
It’s Coast Guard Festival so First Friday will be the 2nd Friday in August. The Reception is 5:30 to 8 with the artists talk at 7. It’s an outstanding exhibit featuring Marlan Cotner and Maggie Bandstra. Here’s one of the images you’ll see….
Our members are out and about next week… at Ann Arbor’s giant outdoor art festival! Brad Patterson, Catherine McClung and Chandra Jennings will all be participating this year. Brad and Catherine will be in the South University Area and Chandra will be on Lincoln with the Guild of Artists and Artisans. If you’re heading in, check them out! The show begins on Thursday, July 18 and runs through Sunday!
Leslie Victor’s ‘Quincy Street’ took a purchase award in the Ottawa County Art Trust competition.
And her ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was one of 15 artworks selected from the Festival of the Arts Regional Art Competition to go on to the Post Show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
July 5 is the opening of a new monthly exhibit in the Walburg Gallery and on Sunday, July 7 the gallery artists will be bringing in new work and changing things around.
Come in Friday for the new show and then come back anytime during the month to see more new work.
Our July exhibit opens July 5. The exhibit displays works inspired by the beauty of Michigan. From shore to shining shore, this show includes representations of landscapes, lakes, ponds, and portraits, with inspiration from our magnificent dunes, water and sunsets. Participating artists are Lynne Boezaart, Lacy Bridges-Mosher, Carol Cousineau, Laurie Floyd, Julie Hegedus, Cheryl Jordan, and Korrine Rogers.
Here are a couple of the images you’ll see in the exhibit….
First Fridays at the Gallery always open with a reception from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and a talk by the artists at 7:00.
The artists that participated in this months exhibit talked about one major element of the exhibit…. they got together and brought items for a still life. Then each of them worked from that still life to produce one of their pieces for this show. That includes a jeweler and a weaver. It’s worth a look so even if you missed the opening, go see the show!