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Steelcase Town Hall
901 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49508
My entry for ArtPrize 9, The Rhythms and Colors of the Porcupine Mountains, was inspired by my time spent in the upper peninsula of Michigan last summer during an artist-in-residence program at the Porcupine Mountains. I have created seven large paintings that capture the vibrational energy and life forms that exist at the state park. I cannot wait to share with you this new body of work that captures the beautiful landscape of the Porcupine Mountaints.
My seires of paintings will be shown at the Panera Bread in downtown Grand Rapids acorss from Rosa Parks Circle. Look for my work in the front entry way, as well as the back room.
In the past, the majority of my works have captured the colors and forms within the sandy landscape along Lake Michigan. Because of this, the lush green forests of the Porcupine Mountains has opened a new world to my work, bringing a fresh color palate, new forms and scenery to my body of work.
I will be at Panera Bread on Saturday September 23rd from 11:00 to 8:00 pm. Hope to see you!
Art on the Riverfront is a popular one day exhibit off of the beautiful Grand Haven boardwalk, located on the grounds of the Grand Haven Municipal Marina. Located close to the Grand Haven Farmer's Market, Sidewalk Sales and downtown merchants, this show is a must for locals and tourists alike.
The Fair is held in the Charlevoix's beautiful East Park which is located downtown. It is always held the second Saturday in August and draws over 25,000 art lovers to this resort town between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. It is the second oldest juried art fair in Michigan. Hope to see you there!
Petoskey's 32nd annual Petoskey Art in the Park is Saturday, July 16th in downtown Petosky's Pennsylvania Park. I have been apart of this show for four years now and love it. Petoskey is such a wonderful place and this show brings many talented artists. Hope to see you there!
The Saugatuck Douglas Art Club's art fair takes place on Saturday, July 1st in downtown Saugatuck's Cook Park. I hope you can make it to this wonderful outdoor festival along the lakefront. It is a beautiful event filled with beautiful art.
The 66th Annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair is a two-day, juried show featuring up to 185 fine artists. Staged in a shady, historic park in downtown Kalamazoo, the fair is acclaimed for its friendly, atmosphere and large crowds of serious arts patrons from across West Michigan and Northern Indiana. It offers many artist amenities, awards at least 13 best-in-category prizes and a People's Choice Award, is supported by far-reaching promotion measures, and attracts a crowd of upwards of 40,000 patrons.
Hope to see you there!
LaFontsee Galleries begins their 2017 exhibition calendar with “Freshly Considered”, a show of collective new works. Join us March 10th for the opening of this group show, where you can meet the artists and enjoy their art fresh from the studios! Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
I will be showing my most recent works! Please come visit me and see my work in person. I would love to connect with you.
I created a piece that captures the Lake Superior shorline, after being inspired by it during my Artist-in-Residence experience at the Porcupine Mountains. My piece, With Love Things Grow, captures all of my favorite subjects in one; the beautiful clouds, the sunset, the great lakes, and the magical Michigan shoreline. I hope you can make it to Craft Revival Jewelers to see my piece in person and experience beautiful handmade creations in their unique venue.
This will be my first year being a part of Charlevoix's Waterfront Art Festival. I am very excited to be apart of a show with so many great artist's, along with one of my favorite potters. Hope you can make it! This festival takes place in the East Park.
I am very excited to be apart of the Sutton's Bay Art Festival this year. This will be my first time attending. This beautiful festival takes place at the Suttons Bay Marina Park just north of Traverse City. This show if filled with talented national and regional artists. I hope you can make it to this festival celebrating beauty.
This will be my third year being apart of Petoskey's Art in the Park and I have always had a wonderful experience at this show. This event will take place in Downtown Petoskey's beautiful Pennsylvania Park. Please come enjoy yourself and highly crafted artworks.
Art on the Riverfront is an outdoor juried art show held along Grand Haven’s beautiful boardwalk at the municipal marina. The show will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10am to 5pm.
The popular one-day art exhibit showcases the works of accomplished regional artists in a wide variety of media; including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood and metal. This show is sponsored by the Gallery Uptown of Grand Haven and is free to the public.
The Pentwater Jr. Women's Club Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on the beautiful Village Green located in downtown Pentwater, Michigan.
This is a solo exhibition of my work, which will consist of a collection of pieces that depict the beautiful landscapes and life here in Michigan.
Reception will be Friday July 3rd from 6:00pm till dusk.
The Old Town Art Fair, one of the top art fairs in the country, celebrates its 66th year on June 13 and 14, 2015 as the charming, tree-lined streets of the city’s historic Old Town Triangle District set the stage for 250 nationally acclaimed artists and an estimated 50,000 art lovers.
The 57th Street Art Fair is the oldest juried two-day outdoor art fair in the midwest, held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus.
The 57th Street Art Fair takes place on 57th Street, between Kenwood and Woodlawn Avenues (vicinity of William H. Ray Elementary School at 5631 S. Kimbark Chicago, IL 60637). This is approximately six miles south of the Chicago Loop off Lake Shore Drive.
My entry, Painting Michigan, will consist of multiple paintings created on scene at various locations in Michigan. With these paintings, I want to capture the complexities that make up Michigan's diverse landscape, in the hope to bring a sense of pride and appreciation to our beautiful state.
The focal point of the exhibit will be a 3.5' X 5" foot studio rendering of one of my plein air pieces created at the Saugatuck Dunes. This image provides audiences an initial large-scale visual immersion into the environments, before the other pieces invite them to further analyze what is contained within the worlds. Around this will be the other pieces, each one offering a more brief, but still equally as calculated and intriguing look into the natural wonders of Michigan’s outdoors and it's vast landscape.
The Traverse City Makers Market is an outdoor indie craft market that takes place in the Piazza at the The Village of Traverse City Commons. I have been apart of this indie craft market for three years now, and am always impressed with the goods the makers of this market create.
If you haven't been to The Village of Traverse City Commons before, please come to the Makers Market so you can experience it. The old hospital buildings that have been renovated are beautiful. What once was a run down institution, is now a beautiful, thriving community center filled with shoppes and living spaces.
The Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s premier network of events serving the DIY craft community. The Renegade Craft Fair is the largest and most far-reaching indie craft market with 14 annual events in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Portland, OR; London, UK
This will be my first year attending this event along with my jewerly-maker friend, Collyn Debano, of Tree Trunk Arts.
The Renegade Craft Fair, one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers, with take place on Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues in Wicker Park. Market hours are from 11 am – 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.