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 MacLachlan and Mary Lanka were also juried into the exhibit, which will remain up in the Ottawa County Administrative Office building in the Fillmore Street Complex through August 26th.

Gallery Uptown is pleased to welcome artists, Todd Johnson (photography) and Chris Brown (oil pastels) as new members.   Stop by the gallery to see their work.

Cheryl Jordan will have her 13th Annual Pottery Show and Sale on Saturday, August 11 from 10-4 p.m.  4270 Scenic Drive, Shelby (one mile north of Stony Lake or M-20).

Colleen Rockey will be working on the 1974 Mural Restoration Project in Kalamazoo for 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.”


Nancy MacLachlan‘s “April in Chicago” was juried into the Great Lakes Pastel Society National Member Show .  The show runs through July 6 at the Holland Arts Council.




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 will have her mural of “The 33 Birds Mentioned in the Bible” on view from June 30th to Sept 9.
  • The 71st Annual Juried Exhibition of the Michigan Watercolor Society will display her painting “Rust Always Wins” at the Saginaw Museum of Art, June 16th through July 27th...



Chandra Jennings will be participating in summer shows:

  • Suttons Bay Art Fair — Aug 4-5
  • Frankfort, MI Art Fair — Aug 17-18