Grand Valley Artists was founded in 1955 and is one of the oldest art groups in the Midwest and the oldest in Michigan. Not happy with the then-popular modern art focus of the local art community, Bill Kubiak, Armand Merizon, and Carl Forsund decided to start a group to focus instead on Realism and traditional art. GVA has grown to be a place where artists of all levels and media are welcome to meet, discuss, learn, and grow.
See the calendar on this website to learn about the many opportunities available to members including weekly still life, portrait, plein air and figurative studio sessions, monthly critique, monthly program, and monthly photography gathering.
If you'd like to learn more about our organization from one of the current members, we will be happy to talk with you. We've provided our emails below.
Our address is 1345 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 140, Grand Rapids, MI, 49505. We can also be contacted by email at GVArtists@gmail.com.
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Grand Valley Artists proudly display their work at:
Cascade Public Library
2870 Jack Smith Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
If you are interested in showing your work at the library, contact Candice Chovanec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, our artists display their work at
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Our 2017 Leadership
President: Carol Laurn (email@example.com)
Vice President: Emily Green (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Evie Carrier (email@example.com)
Secretary: Dana Donnell (DanaBDonnell@gmail.com)
Membership: Dave Bechtel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photography: Lora Cecola (email@example.com)
Program: Randy Nyhof (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Publicity: Steve Scarborough (email@example.com)
Newsletter and Website: Mary Marin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reeds Lake: Bob Kraai (email@example.com)
Sketch Studio: Kathy Bechtel, Dave Bazen, Larry Goff
Hospitality: Peg McKeown, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Facilities Coordinator: Dave Bazen (email@example.com)
Legacy: Position open