You are invited to attend the Opening Reception for each of our monthly shows.  These events are open to the public, feature wine and hors d’ oerves, and a chance to meet the artists and hear them speak about their work at 7 p.m.  Reception date and time are listed below.  Click on the links below for images and further information regarding current, upcoming, and past shows.

Current Show

July 2017:   “Musings in Paint & Stone”  Gallery Uptown is kicking off the summer season with the show “Musings in Paint & Stone”, featuring gallery artist members Marlan Cotner and Jackie Helder, along with noted local artists Maggie Bandstra and Brian Meuser.

Marlan Cotner’s trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” paintings require a second glance, and her wry humor can be found in the titles or subjects of her work, as in “Go Fish”, with a realistically painted cat staring at goldfish crackers or a life-sized mouse eating teddy grahams titled “Mousezilla”.

Jackie Helder has been a jewelry maker for nearly two decades and is inspired by the patterns and colors of the world around us as well as the beauty and energy of the beads themselves.   Brian Meuser brings a fresh perspective with his landscape oils, and Maggie Bandstra presents a wonderful collection of her oil and ceramic work.

“Musings in Paint & Stone” will remain on display in the Walburg Gallery through Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Upcoming Shows

August 2017:  “State of MinE”   Lake Michigan seascapes and Michigan-themed pottery with glazes that evoke the waters of Lake Michigan highlight “State of MinE”, the new August show presented by Gallery Uptown.

This all Michigan-themed show features six area artists: Aziza Abbasi, Lynne Boezaart, and Michele Gort with their oils of local street scenes, landscapes, and seascapes;  Cheryl Jordan, and Mark and Patti Mohrenweiser with Michigan-themed pottery; and Bob Walma with wonderful photography of local scenes.

“State of MinE” will be showing in the Walburg Gallery at  Gallery Uptown August 2 through August 27th.  An opening reception will be held Friday, August 11 from 5:30-8 p.m., with the artists on hand to speak about their work.  The public is invited to attend this free event and wine and hors d’oeuves will be served.

August 19, 2017  “Art on the Riverfront”

Past Shows

June 2017:  “Intimately Public”;  Jan McLaughlin, oil; Sandy Meyer, watercolor; Adam Dahlstrom, mixed media; Margaret Benefiel, mixed media.

May 2017:  “Inspired”;  Laura Whitesides Host, monotype; Mary Lanka, watercolor and oil; Glenda VanRaalte, watercolor batik;  Colleen Rockey, acrylic, Liz Lystra, mixed media.

April 2017:  “Southwest Michigan Printmakers”;  Monoprints, Woodblock Prints, Etching, Drypoint, Linocut, and more.