2020 Exhibition Schedule

2020 Exhibition Schedule


Painters and Potters 2020

July 9 – August 29, 2020

This annual exhibit showcases the artwork created by the talented students and instructors of Studio 23 during the 2019–2020 terms. You are invited to meet the artists and instructors, plus learn more about our education programs during the reception.

Zoom online reception: July 9, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition

September 12 – November 14, 2020

This juried exhibition shines a spotlight on the current artwork created by artists from across the state of Michigan. The body of work displayed is an energetic blend of abstraction and realism from our state’s valuable resource of artists. 

This year’s juror is Timothy Norris.

Timothy Norris’ artwork has appeared in over 100 exhibitions throughout Michigan and the Midwest since 1988. He has won many awards. Tim was Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Art Center of Battle Creek, 1992-1996. He is a current instructor at Muskegon Community College in Studio Art and has served as a curator throughout the state.

His interests include Celtic art, Civil War period history, and music. He and his artist wife, Patricia Opel  collaborated on a series of large format paintings titled Through a Crack in the Lake, inspired by Great Lakes shipwreck  narratives and history.

There will be a $1000 best of show award chosen by the juror, Timothy Norris as well as awards of merit to be determined.

Public Zoom Online Reception: September 17, 2020, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Rosemary Kavanagh

November 25, 2020 – January 9, 2021

Rosemary Kavanagh’s paintings depict the authentic theme of her family’s connection to the historic past of Bay City. Her interpretations of the past are manifested in sepia-toned oil paintings and mixed-media costumes fashioned from antique dress patterns. Rosemary is our featured artist of our annual fundraiser, The Black & White Affair.

Public Reception: November 28, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

Featured Artist for Black & White Affair: December 11, 2020

This exhibit is generously sponsored by TCF National Bank.