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Beyond Photography… Public Opening Reception
Posted 30 December 2021

Beyond Photography… Public Opening Reception

Opening reception for Beyond Photography… featuring the work of Michael J Murphy.

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Beyond Photography…
Posted 30 December 2021 | exhibit

Beyond Photography…

Beyond Photography…
Featuring the work of Michael J Murphy

From his dreams of becoming a mortician at age twelve, to his high school job as a grave digger, Michael Murphy had a lifelong fascination with the macabre. His series of graveyard photography began in 2004 when he befriended the groundskeeper of a historic Philadelphia cemetery, and he spent the next 15 years actively seeking and photographing cemeteries everywhere he visited.

This exhibit of 70 images spans the cemeteries of five states and features the monuments and memorials created to commemorate the deceased. The photographs reveal how trends and style have influenced how we have memorialized our loved ones throughout time.

 

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Sunday Reception for Teenworks and Kids’ Kreations 2022
Posted 16 December 2021

Sunday Reception for Teenworks and Kids’ Kreations 2022

Teenworks & Kids’ Kreations celebrates the artwork created by students attending art classes throughout Bay County. This is a wonderful opportunity to see their imaginative art displayed in the Rowley Gallery at Studio 23. You are invited to the public reception for the students and their instructors on Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 1 pm – 4pm.

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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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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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