ArtPrize is partnering with West Michigan Honda Dealers on the third annual Design & Drive Contest. It's a unique opportunity for artists to show their work in the heart of the ArtPrize district this fall. Submissions are open through July 31. Entrants are asked to create an original design that can be applied to a vinyl wrapped Honda vehicle for outdoor display on Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids during the 19 days of ArtPrize (September 20-October 8). Six designs will be selected to participate, and their designs put to a public vote organized by WM Honda.
We now have an Instagram account! You can find our account here: https://www.instagram.com/grandvalleyartists/. We can use Instagram to promote events and artwork. If you want to share something on our social media accounts, either Instagram or Facebook, you can email that info or photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag the account on Instagram.
GVA will now be offering long pose sessions featuring the same model for multiple weeks in a row in the same pose, same outfit (or nude), for 4 hours/mutiple sessions. No instruction, so the only cost will be your share of the model’s fee. The next long pose open session will be held on July 27th and Aug 3rd from 10-2 p.m. The cost is the model fee which is split evenly amoung artists.
“Impressions” is the name of the show for July. Treat yourself to beautiful watercolor and pastel landscapes by Valentina Gregorieva. This show will run through the month of October. ICCF is located at 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, and is open during regular business hours. This show is on all three floors.
The Cascade Library is a beautiful venue that provides a great deal of exposure to GVA artists. The work at the library is being switched out for the summer. The new artists who will have work at this location from July 24th–October 24th are Mary Reusch, Mary Helmic, and Dave Bazen.
If you want to share your work at the library, contact Candice Chovanec at email@example.com.
If you are an organization and would like to rent the GVA studio or critique space for one day/evening, the cost is $70. If you are a GVA member and would like to rent the space for one or more days/evenings, the cost is $35 per day/evening. To rent the space, check with Dave Bazen re availability, then click below for an application. Dave can be contacted at 616-453-6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.