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Public Reception for Artist Rosemary Kavanagh
Posted 13 November 2020 | art gallery, artist collective, bay city, community, exhibits

Public Reception for Artist Rosemary Kavanagh

Please join us for this public reception to meet and greet artist Rosemary Kavanagh. She will be on hand to tell stories about her relatives’ rich history in Bay City. Her series of sepia-toned oil paintings inspired this collection. She is the featured artist for this year’s Black & White Affair 2020.

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MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition 2020
Posted 12 September 2020 | art, art gallery, exhibits, gallery

MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition 2020

Exhibition dates are September 12 – November 14, 2020.

This nine week exhibition showcases 81 artists from across the state of Michigan. Juror Timothy Norris, artist, professor and curator viewed over 278 artworks for this exhibit in the Rowley and Tabor Galleries of Studio 23. Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Exception is Saturday, November 14, the last day of the exhibit. That day the hours are 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for full viewing. Between the hours of 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm that day artists will be picking up their artwork.

Masks are required and ten people are allowed in the galleries at a time. If you have a group of 10 who would like to view the exhibit together then appointments can be made by emailing our curator, Valerie Allen at curator.studio23@gmail.com. These appointments can be made before or after our regular business hours at a time mutually agreed upon.  Exhibition dates are September 12 – November 14, 2020.

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Painters and Potters
Posted 8 June 2020 | exhibits

Painters and Potters

Our annual exhibition includes works of art from our students, member of The 100 Day Project and our faculty. We will have a Zoom online reception on July 9, 2020 from 5pm-6pm. The exhibit will be available online at our website and Facebook page. There will be several artworks on exhibit inside our galleries during the dates of July 9 – August 29, 2020 during regular business hours and with social distancing of no more that 10 people in the gallery at one time. Masks must be worn.

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Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell
Posted 11 May 2020

Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell

Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood to take a Virtual Plein Air Painting Class with Artist/Instructor Ruth Howell.

Through a series of three sessions on Zoom, a virtual meeting site you can access in the comfort of your home or studio, Ruth will guide you through painting outdoor scenes in plein air. The opening virtual class will cover supplies, equipment and tips to paint outside. Ruth will announce the first assignment that each artist will complete during the week. The assignments will be discussed “conversation style” at the beginning of each session and then students will progress to the next topics listed below. Artists are encouraged to work in a painting medium such as watercolor, oil, acrylic or pen and ink.

This virtual class content will include:

Week 1. Plein Air Equipment and Materials Tutorial

Week 2. Color Mixing for Plein Air Artists

Week 3. Capturing the essence of your neighborhood in Plein Air.

Zoom class time and dates are 1:00 pm, Wednesdays: June 3, June 10 and June 17. $40 for Studio 23 members and $45 for non-members

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Craft Bar Open!
Posted 10 March 2020

Craft Bar Open!

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Chalk Walk Art Festival
Posted 27 February 2020

Chalk Walk Art Festival

Join us for the annual Chalk Walk Art Festival in Downtown Bay City.

We feature:

  • Artist Competition
  • Live Music
  • Family Fun Area
  • Fine Art Market
  • Educational Workshops
  • Paint N’ Take

Join us on August 15, 2020!

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Posted 9 February 2020

Expand Your Palette

February 20, 2020
6–8 pm, $30 per ticket

Expand Your Palette is a way to get out of your comfort zone with your friends. This event has been created to help you try some art and try some wine.

Four art stations will be placed around the gallery where you will experiment with printmaking, painting, collage and more. Think of this as an upgraded Sip N’ Swirl painting! You will leave with a piece of art that you can display in your home.

Art is not the only thing you get to expand: you will be expanding your wine palette as well. Tables will be set around the gallery with popular choices of wine, like merlot or chardonnay. When you visit the tables you will also see samples of wine that are not those options, opening your palette to other
flavors that are similar. This is a perfect way to expand your palette!

Light hors d’oeuvres will be supplied by Artigiano.

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Sip ‘N Swirl at Courtyard by Marriott
Posted 17 January 2020

Sip ‘N Swirl at Courtyard by Marriott

Join Studio 23 as we guide you in personalizing ‘Night Route’ during our Out on the Town Sip ‘N Swirl at Courtyard by Marriott!

$35 gets you all your instruction and supplies. While painting, you’re encouraged to grab some food. Marriott has a great menu to order dinner and drinks from and will be offering specials on both exclusively for our Sip ‘N Swirl painters.

Dinner, drinks, and painting… what a fun way to spend an evening.

Tuesesday, January 28th
6:00-8:00pm

You MUST register in advance for this class either online or by calling 989-894-2323!

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The 100 Day Project Starting Line at Studio 23
Posted 11 January 2020

The 100 Day Project Starting Line at Studio 23

This event is designed to introduce new Studio 23 member artists and welcome back returning members to The100DayProject! Bring your questions, your project ideas and your notebooks. Studio 23 is one of several art organizations across the nation that start on this day! Attending this session will check off one of your 100 days as well as set you up for success through April 30, 2020. You can register your project in advance at this link. http://the100dayproject.com/registration-form/
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A Taste of Art at City Market’s Sample Saturday at City Market, 401 Center, Bay City
Posted 10 January 2020

A Taste of Art at City Market’s Sample Saturday at City Market, 401 Center, Bay City

THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD AT CITY MARKET, 401 CENTER AVENUE, BAY CITY, MICHIGAN

Saturday, Samples and Art, a fun collaboration between Studio 23 and City Market on Saturday January 25, 2020 gives you “a taste of art” from 11am – 3pm. Artists and Studio 23 instructors will be stationed throughout the market creating their artwork and ready to discuss their process as well as classes they teach and programs such as the 100 Day Project at Studio 23. Our new class schedule and registration station will be available at this event for your convenience and classes will begin the week of February 3, 2020.

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