First Friday at the Gallery in June

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.

Watercolor Workshop with Linda Foley

    Wavescape Linda Foley

    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:

watercolor paper,

a palette,

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

If you have questions

Meet Leslie Victor, Our Newest Artist



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:

First Friday Reception May 3

The Opening Reception for SE7EN 4 MAY 19 is on Friday, May 3, 2019
from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the Walburg Gallery

Michael Pfleghaar


MICHAEL PFLEGHAAR, an award-winning MFA painter from Grand Rapids, will be showing abstract paintings inspired by the streets of Detroit.   Also showing are Holly Sturges, Judith Tommino, Deborah Bowen,  Kristi Vissor, Colleen Rockey and Jacqueline Helder.


“Click & Brush” Opens April 5

April artists bring color and subtlety to spring. Everyone loves “our Lake”, so come and see

the beach photography of Summer Osborn.

Summer Osborn

Leslie Victor’s photos are ethereal nature visions in subtle tones.


Richard Johnson does enamel “fling” paintings in bright shining abstracts.


And Geof Eroe does colorful watercolors of street scapes and still life works. 

another Geof

Join us and see what’s new.

Holiday Gifts of Art


Gallery Uptown Holiday Art Show
November 21 to December 29
First Friday Reception: December 7, 2018   5:30-8 p.m.

Delight your friends and family this holiday season with a gift from Gallery Uptown’s Holiday Art Show. Over 25 artists will display works of art for home and hearth–from wooden lanterns to leather works, from paintings to ceramics, from candles to holiday decorations!

First Friday-John McDonald and Friends at Gallery Uptown, November 2nd 5:30-8pm

Join us for

“John McDonald and Friends”
Friday, November 2nd at Gallery Uptown!

Oil by John McDonald

Jon McDonald, Matt Schenk, and Nancy Hart, who are faculty in the Illustration Program at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI come together with their students and Lee S. Brown for this November show. The great tradition of imparting and receiving knowledge continues as “Jon McDonald and Friends” show us how it’s done.

Opening Reception

Friday, November 2nd from 5:30 – 8pm
Artists’ Talk – 7pm
Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave., Grand Haven

The exhibit runs through the end of November.
Gallery Uptown Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5
Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460.

“Four ❌ Four❌ Four” Art Exhibit at Gallery Uptown

 “Four X Four X Four is four artists, four media and four styles. The participating artists are Chris Brown, Ken Widing, Glenda VanRaalte and Helen Percy Lystra. The “Four x Four x Four” exhibit runs through the end of October.

Opening Reception

Friday, October 5th from 5:30 – 8pm
Artists’ Talk – 7pm
Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave., Grand Haven

Gallery Uptown Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5
Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460.

” Will You Barter Your Pain for The Beauty That’s Denied You”
by Ken Widing

“Art Beneath the Bark” opens August 10 at Gallery Uptown

“Art Beneath the Bark” will feature new work by Doug Brinks, Mary Lanka, and Catherine McClung, as well as by guest artists Ron Campbell, Darrell De Ruiter, Charles Fuentes, Jeff Grill, Steve Loar, Mike McClung, Tom Sampson, and Mary Sundstrom.
The opening reception  will be August 10, from 5:30- 8  (one week later than usual due to Coast Guard Festival.) The exhibit run through September 1, 2018.

For more information: Art Beneath the Bark

Art Beneath the Bark 2018 poster

October Curiosities at Gallery Uptown Opens this Friday, October 6

October 2017 FBbannerDon’t miss Gallery Uptown First Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm

You’ll find quirky, amusing, amazing works of art that will wonder and delight! Come and enjoy light refreshments and wine, stroll the art work and spend some time pondering our curiosities! ARTISTS: CHIP VANDERWIER, MARIE MARFIA, KRIS CAMPAU, SUZANNE MOYNIHAN, DAVID LANCASHIRE AND RAIN PLATTNER

Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460