August 14, 2021
Located in the heart of Downtown Bay City, connecting the Feet on the Streets Program! Join us for a day full of events for the whole family.
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.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 email@example.com 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.READ MORE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for entry fee scholarships is April 13, 2021. Click here for scholarship link.READ MORE
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.
This invitational exhibit explores the role of artists as communicators, explorers, and environmentalists as they bring awareness to preserving and protecting our natural surroundings.
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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.READ MORE