Call for Artists! You are invited to participate in an upcoming show at the Donna Chase Gallery at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, at 1551 Franklin Street SE. The show will take place from October 24 to December 3. Clark is an exciting venue, with an extensive art collection on view; there are works by many renowned artists, including an impressive Armand Merizon collection, along with art by other members of GVA and artists in the West Michigan community.
We need to "man" the studio every day during ArtPrize, so your help is valued and needed. See attached schedule, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the times you'd like to host.
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This is a schedule of artists at work in the GVA studio during ARTPRIZE. The hours for some of our regularly scheduled sessions have been changed to conform to ArtPrize hours of Noon—8 p.m. / Noon—6 p.m. Sundays. Click on "Read more" to see the full schedule.
7:30—10 p.m. Program Night
2 p.m.—5 p.m. Friday Still Life Group
Noon—3 p.m. Figure Sketch
Looking to add a splash of color to your home? Making a mosaic is soothing to your soul and promises for enjoyment as you place piece by piece to your work in progress. Our own Diann Bartnick is going to teach a Mosaic Workshop at the Franciscan Life Process Center September 11 and 12. The cost is $130 with a materials fee of $40. It’s a two day class.
This November GVA will be honoring one of our outstanding artists, Jim Markle. There will be an exhibition of his work throughout November and a special tribute to Jim on Program Night November 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Jim has been a member of GVA since 1994. He is a Signature Member of the PSA, Master Member of the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association, and member of the “The West Michigan Eight.” His plein air and figurative pastel paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe and the Far East.