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Last week to enter the 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021
Posted 29 March 2021

Last week to enter the 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region + Art Around the City 2021 will showcase the works of 50 artists who live and/or work in the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac. A panel of experts in the visual arts and community leaders from the region will select the artists. 50 original artworks will be displayed in the Rowley and Tabor Galleries at Studio 23/ The Arts Center from September 23 – November 13, 2021.  In addition, 50 images from the selected artists will be installed and displayed as part of Art Around the City on the Bay City Riverwalk and downtown Bay City for two years.

There will a $1000 cash award for Best of Show selected by the panel of jurors as well as awards of merit and honorable mentions.

Open to all artists 18 years or older and live and/or work in the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Gratiot, Clare, Gladwin, and Arenac. Works in all media are eligible. No giclees, reproductions, or copies of original artwork will be acepted. Digital files submitted must be non-altered representations of the actual works to be considered for exhibition. Artwork created within the last five years is eligible for submission. Artwork previously exhibited in juried exhibits at Studio 23 is not eligible. There are a limited number of entry fee scholarships available for this exhibit.

Please contact our curator, Valerie Allen, at vallen@studio23baycity.org for more information or ask questions. You can also call Studio 23 at 989-894-2323 during Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm to speak with our staff. 

Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm, April 23, 2021.

Click here for entry form. 

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Last 5 days to submit for entry fee scholarships.
Posted 29 March 2021

Last 5 days to submit for entry fee scholarships.

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region is encouraging artists from emerging to professional, living and/or working in the counties of Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, and 18 years of age or older to apply for the juried exhibition that will be from September 23 – November 13, 2021. This entry fee scholarship application is available for all eligible artists and the limited number of entry fee scholarship gifts will be chosen by merit and need. 

This has been a tough year for artists and Studio 23 is being guided by our mission to support the Great Lakes Bay Region by providing a vibrant arts center dedicated to making the visual arts relevant and accessible to all. By offering these entry fee scholarships we are following one of our guiding values to help grow a supportive arts community committed to artistic integrity and inclusion.

For more information please contact our curator, Valerie Allen by email at vallen@studio23baycity.org

Deadline for entry fee scholarships is April 13, 2021.  Click here for scholarship link.

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Facebook Live Information Session for 50 Artists of the Great Lake Bay Region
Posted 28 March 2021 | art, art gallery, artist collective, exhibits

Facebook Live Information Session for 50 Artists of the Great Lake Bay Region

Hear more about the upcoming 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021 Exhibit and the Art Around the City project during this discussion between Tara Welch, executive director of Studio 23 and Valerie Allen, Curator. The jurors will be announced and information about the entry fee scholarship program will be explained. (you will find the scholarship online application here: https://form.jotform.com/…/entry-fee-scholarship-for-50…
New updates on the Art Around the City trail located in Downtown Bay City and on the Bay City River Walk will be explained. The application form is now live and the deadline is April 23, 2021. Here is the link to the application: https://form.jotform.com/curator.studio23/50ArtistEntryForm
There will be opportunity for questions and answers during the session that will last approximately 30 minutes.

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LAND TO RIVER OPENING RECEPTION
Posted 25 March 2021

LAND TO RIVER OPENING RECEPTION

This invitational exhibit explores the role of artists as communicators, explorers, and environmentalists as they bring awareness to preserving and protecting our natural surroundings.

Invited artists are

Mark BleshenskiZachary BraniganAlex Gilford, Frits HoendervangerErwin LewandowskiAlan MaciagJohn Sabraw, and Larry VanSteenhouse.

Opening Reception is from 5 – 7 pm with a virtual tour of exhibit starting at 6 pm on Facebook Live. Masks and social distancing will be observed during the live event in the gallery.

For more information on the exhibit please click HERE. 

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LAND TO RIVER: a collaboration with Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy
Posted 15 March 2021

LAND TO RIVER: a collaboration with Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

This invitational exhibit explores the role of artists as communicators, explorers, and environmentalists as they bring awareness to preserving and protecting our natural surroundings.

Invited artists are

Mark BleshenskiZachary BraniganAlex Gilford, Frits HoendervangerErvin LewandowskiAlan MaciagJohn Sabraw, and Larry VanSteenhouse.

 

For more information please click HERE. 

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Rosemary Kavanagh: My Bay City Family Tree
Posted 10 February 2021

Rosemary Kavanagh: My Bay City Family Tree

This exhibit extended until March 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Learn more about the exhibit HERE.

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Rosemary Kavanagh: My Bay City Family Tree
Posted 31 December 2020

Rosemary Kavanagh: My Bay City Family Tree

Open by Thursday or Friday appointments only during the maintenance month of January. Call 989-894-2323 and leave a message for available times.

Learn more about the exhibit HERE.

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Studio 23 The 100 Day Project Virtual Information Session
Posted 31 December 2020 | art center, community

Studio 23 The 100 Day Project Virtual Information Session

Learn more about The 100 Day Project for 2021. This global project is designed to build creative habits for artists, writers and musicians that will enhance their practice through the year. This info session is listed on our Facebook Events. It will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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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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