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50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021
Posted 12 October 2021 | art center, art gallery, events, exhibit, exhibits

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021

This exhibit spotlights 50 artists from our region who are creating world-class artwork. Both professional and emerging artists are represented in our Rowley Gallery. The artwork is featured as well as a bio on the artists and a photo of their work on the Art Around the City Trail. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.  Here is a link to more information on this exhibit.

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Artist Talk with Bonnie Lalley
Posted 17 July 2021 | art, art center, art gallery, artist, artist collective, bay city, community, gallery, painter, painting, studio 23

Artist Talk with Bonnie Lalley

Studio 23 Artists Collective Presents!

Artist talk with Bonnie Lalley

Exhibiting solo artist, Bonnie Lalley, will give a talk on her creative process surrounded by her artwork in the Rowley Gallery at Studio 23. Join us August 28, 2021, 2–3 p.m. for an afternoon of fine art and conversation.

 

 

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“…and Other Ballads” Bonnie Lalley, Artist/Illustrator
Posted 17 July 2021 | art, art gallery, artist, artist collective, community, exhibit, exhibits, gallery, painter, painting, workshop

“…and Other Ballads” Bonnie Lalley, Artist/Illustrator

Bonnie Lalley is a full-time artist/illustrator who lives on a smallholding in the American Midwest with a man, seven chickens, and a dog. She lives in a century-old farmhouse that was restored by her cabinetmaker husband, Tim Lalley, who also makes the frames for all of her work. Being a dedicated lover of nature, she find the flora and fauna surrounding the Lalley home to be a constant source of wonder and inspiration. Lalley’s exhibit is July 22–September 11, 2021.

Artist talk is July 24, 2021, 2–3 p.m.

Public Reception is July 30, 2021, 5–7 p.m.

Artist workshop is August 14, 2021, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Facebook Live: Artists’ Practices to Protect Our Environment
Posted 2 May 2021 | art center, collaboration, community, workshops

Facebook Live: Artists’ Practices to Protect Our Environment

Join our curator, Valerie Allen, as she presents methods on safely disposing of art materials, creating artwork from recycled/reclaimed objects and calls for artists with environmental themes. This workshop will be presented on Facebook Live starting at 1:00pm, Saturday, May 8, 2021. This workshop will include the premier of Val’s recorded interview with artist, professor and environmental activist, John Sabraw of Ohio University. This event is free to the public.

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Land To River Family and Friends Public Reception
Posted 2 May 2021

Land To River Family and Friends Public Reception

Join us for an informal afternoon to celebrate our current Land To River exhibit…a collaboration with Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy and sponsored by Waste Management. This is a chance for family and friends of Studio 23 and SBLC and the public to view the exhibit and tour the gallery. Valerie Allen, our curator will be here to lead mini-tours of the artwork and several of the artists will be in attendance. This is a free event.

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Zoom Workshop: Artists’ Practices to Protect Our Environment
Posted 14 April 2021 | art center, collaboration, community, workshops

Zoom Workshop: Artists’ Practices to Protect Our Environment

Join our curator, Valerie Allen, as she presents methods on safely disposing of art materials, creating artwork from recycled/reclaimed objects and calls for artists with environmental themes. This workshop will be presented on Zoom as well as Facebook Live starting at 1:00pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please respond on our Facebook event listed on our Facebook Page (Studio 23/The Arts Center)  with going or interested to receive the Zoom Link and be a part of the discussion or watch on Facebook Live. This event is free to the public.

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Posted 29 March 2021

Gallery Closed for Installation

Gallery will be closed this Saturday for installation of our next exhibit, Painters and Potters 2021 opening May 27, 2021.

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Posted 29 March 2021

Gallery Closed for Installation

Gallery will be closed this Saturday for installation of our next exhibit, Painters and Potters 2021 opening May 27, 2021.

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Painters & Potters 2021 Opening Reception
Posted 29 March 2021

Painters & Potters 2021 Opening Reception

Join us to view the Painters and Potters 2021 exhibit featuring art created by the studio school students, faculty and The 100 Day Project members. This annual show is always a crowd-pleaser with paintings, clay works, drawings and mixed media works of art. The festivities will be from 5 pm – 7 pm. Social distance and masks in place will be observed.

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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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