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!
This month we are featuring Margaret Benefiel, Nancy Clouse, Jackie Helder, Sandy Meyer, Jan McLaughlin and Marilyn Ryan in the Walburg Gallery
You’ll see lots of color, bright patterns, bold jewelry, pastel textiles and colorful paintings. Join us for reception on Friday, June 7 from 5:30 to 8 and hear the artists’ talk about their work at 7.
The date is Friday, May 24 in the Social Hall at the Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven. The time is 10:30 a.m.
This is an opportunity to sample her style. She paints in a free and loose style of watercolor. Wet paper and wet pigment create wonderful activity causing the paint to flow across the page. Her usual method of painting involves many layers and much drying time.
She will demonstrate a “creative puddle”, dropping in colors that blend seamlessly on wet paper and apply it to a more direct painting method that is more easily done with limited time. In this workshop you will experiment with the ratio of pigment to water to best exploit to properties of the wet-in-wet style. There will be time for you to paint.
You will need:
a support for the paper. And a clip or tape to attach the paper.
something to prop the support against- a box of tissues will do
bring whatever paint and brushes that you have
pencil and eraser
We will work for an hour, break for lunch, then paint again.
Space is limited, to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions email@example.com
Leslie is an emerging artist in the field of fine and digital art photography living in Holland, Michigan. Her work is typically bold, colorful and contemporary, often with a minimal presentation. She enjoys capturing light and detail seen only through the eye of the lens and take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. There is no mission or a message, just a love of taking pictures and editing them in an artistic way.
She quotes Saul Leiter who says: “…I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera. I look into the camera and take pictures. My photographs are the tiniest part of what I see that could be photographed. They are fragments of endless possibilities….” – You can see more of her work on her website: https://www.leslievictor.com/