Nearly 90 Michigan artists are participating in the Shiawassee Arts Center’s 24th Annual Member Artists Show which opens June 22nd and runs through September 5th. This exhibit, which is always one of SAC’s most popular shows, generates a wide variety of artwork in mediums and styles that appeals to all visitors. The show is sponsored by Owosso Graphic Arts in memory of Lance Ellenberg.
The public is invited to meet the artists, view their work and enjoy refreshments and live music during the ‘Meet the Artist’ reception Friday, June 25, 4-7pm — $500 in awards will be presented at 6pm. The juror, Valerie Allen, a professional artist, received her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, associate degree in interior design from Delta College and has completed post-graduate studies at Central Michigan University. She is the curator of Studio 23 in Bay City and a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors.
The Shiawassee Arts Center, located at 206 Curwood Castle Drive in Owosso, is open and free to the public Monday through Friday 10-5pm, weekends 12-4pm. The Arts Center features the artwork of local and statewide artists in eight galleries including the Frieseke Gallery and a specialty Gift Shop. SAC, which is celebrating its 49th anniversary in 2021, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts. For more information call 989.723.8354 or visit www.shiawasseearts.org.
$100 Award Recipients
Arthur Johns – “UFO Detector”, Steel
Marti Liddle-Lameti – “Somewhere in Michigan”, Fiber/Felt
Philip Ruehle – “Phantom Limbs”, Oil on Linen Canvas Panel
Andrew Rieder – “Resolve”, Mixed Media on Wood
Pauline Southworth – “Irish Lad, Cork, Ireland”, Acrylic
Honorable Mention Recipients
Deb Drew Brown – “Antelope Canyon”, Photography
Kimberly DeVoe – “Out of the Darkness”, Pastel
Marie Gougeon – “The Old Stage”, Stoneware and Wood
Jennifer Ross – “The Purple Pool”, Oil on Aluminum
Rich Tesner – “Her Highness”, Acrylic