Congratulations to Marlan Cotner , Deborah Bowen, and John Riepma whose work has been accepted in the 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Arts.  The exhibit opens Thursday, August 30 and will run to November 7.
An opening reception will be held August 30 at 5:30 pm. Awards will be announced at 7:00 pm.

“Desert Banded,” John Riepma

“Run!,” Marlan Cotner









Gallery Uptown artists and friends celebrate the 43 years
we have successfully been together as an art coop!

Lynne Boezaart’s painting, “Big Chill II” was selected for a purchase award for the Ottawa County Art Trust.  This is the first  year for this event, which celebrates Ottawa County artists capturing Ottawa County.  Three works were selected for Ottawa County Art Trust purchase awards, and a fourth was purchased for the Art Trust by a private sponsor.  Gallery Uptown members Marlan Cotner,Nancy MacLachlanand Mary Lankawere also juried into the exhibit, which will remain up in the Ottawa County Administrative Office building in the Fillmore Street Complex through August 26th.

Colleen Rockey has completed the 1974 Mural Restoration Project in Kalamazoo in the month of June.   Colleen originally painted the mural when she was a new graduate of Western Michigan University with a BFA in painting.   “I was excited for  the opportunity.  I submitted an abstract landscape and won a First Place Award and the stipend for the wall facing what is now known as Corporation Alley.  I view my restoration of this public art as a benefit for the City of Kalamazoo and a gift to the people who reside there.”

Catherine McClung‘s work has been selected for exhibition at ArtPrize:The Michigan Connection at The Alden B. Dow Museum of Art and Science in Midland, Michigan.  She will have her mural of “The 33 Birds Mentioned in the Bible” on view from June 30th to Sept 9.

Chandra Jennings will be participating in the Frankfort, MI Art Fair — Aug 17-18