Past Shows

To see images of works in a show, click on the name of the show below.

March 2017  “Vistas”  Plein air and studio works by Ottawa Shores Plein Air artists.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017

“Winter Arts Festival 2017”
For the 20th year, Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven presents its annual Winter Arts Festival, February 1 through 26. This juried art competition features professional and amateur artists from West Michigan and beyond, and is recognized as one of the top regional competitions.

Cash awards were presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention recipients. Winners were recognized at the opening reception on Friday, February 3.

The juror for this year’s show was Art Martin, Director of Collections and Senior Curator at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Martin selected more than 50 works from those submitted by West Michigan artists to create a strong, diversified show on display in Gallery Uptown’s Walburg Gallery. The exhibit remains up through the month of February. Admission is free.

The Winter Arts Festival is generously underwritten by local businesses and art patrons, including J. Morgan Ltd. Fine Jewelers, Hofcraft, Michigan Rag Co. and Great Lakes Dental Excellence.

First Place, Gallery Uptown to Suzanne Frederick for “Anichka”
J. Morgan, Fine Jewelers, Second Place to Suzanne Frederick  (tie with Sandy Meyer)
J. Morgan, Fine Jewelers, Purchase Award to Suzanne Frederick for “Anichka”

Second Place, Gallery Uptown, to Lisa Ambrose for “A Betrayal of Home”
J. Morgan, Fine Jewelers, First Place to Lisa Ambrose for “A Betrayal of Home”

Third Place, Gallery Uptown, to Sheri Woodard for “At Dusk”

Honorable Mention, Gallery Uptown, to Sandy Meyer for “Broken II”
J. Morgan, Fine Jewelers Second Place to Sandy Meyer for “Broken II”  (tie)
Great Lakes Dental Excellence Award to Sandy Meyer for “Broken II”

Honorable Mention, Gallery Uptown, to Adam Dahlstrom for “O.D.T.A.A.”

Michigan Rag Co. Purchase Award to Carol Cousineau for “Looking South”

The Randolpho Award from Michigan Rag Co. to Sean Sterzer for “Don’t Fence Me In”

Hofcraft gift certificate to Brian Meuser for “Progress”

J. Morgan, Fine Jewelers Everyman’s Award to Mark Bonnette for “Lilac”