Previous Featured Shows

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Artists: Martine, Patty and Linda
AUGUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Table for Three
Meet the Artists

LINDA ALLEN – Artist Statement & Bio
Linda is an eclectic artist who paints, draws, takes photographs, assembles and likes to mix it up with collage and combined mediums. Painting in acrylic, oil or watercolor is a celebration of color and motion. Linda develops textures and dimension by varying the brush stokes and combine mixed mediums and collage to enrich the tactile surfaces by applying papers or cloth to the surface. She wants you to feel and touch it. Linda is an artist who appreciates movement and action in her life and it is reflected in her drawings, painting and assemblages. Emotions are significant to her and she strives to find happiness in her life and art. Sharing that joy gives her the greatest satisfaction when people connect with her art.

Linda Allen earned her BS degree from WSU and worked in the Interior Design field for 15 years. Afterwards she went back to her first love…ART. Linda creates mixed media art using drawing, paint: watercolor, acrylic or enamel and collage. Her art is in collections in Michigan, California, Florida, New Mexico and New Jersey. Linda maintains a studio at the Pioneer Building in Detroit.

PATRICIA IZZO – Artist Statement & Bio
My creative force finds its power in fine art photography and painting. My images speak to the viewer, opening an intimate door that offers glimpses into our shared human condition. They honor both the darkness and the light in our collective lives. I am not afraid to go deep into the creative process.

Each image begins as something longing to escape that enables the viewer to feel an emotional or intellectual response.

My work is my gift. I give it freely.

It is what I am meant to do. It is this artists hope that my work brings what is needed most and that they honor your journey.

Patricia Izzo received her Masters Degree from Northern Michigan University with a concentration in painting and photography. Shown both nationally and internationally, her work is part of the permanent collections of The Detroit Institute of Arts, Kinsey Institute, Indiana, Mira Goddard Center for Photography, Reyerson University, Toronto, Canada and the Bibliothèque du Paris, France. Izzo is an artist in residence at River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, Michigan.

MARTINE MACDONALD – Artist Statement & Bio
I explore notions of place and time by interpreting and distilling the natural and spiritual world into oil paintings. Complementing the paintings are intimate mixed media sculptural pieces constructed with metal, bones, wood, found and crafted objects. Their themes of home and identity have a foundation in literature and poetry, Classical and Roman Catholic mythology and traditions, and the natural world. The paintings are prose; the sculptures are poetry.

Using reoccurring images of skies, clouds and birds, and repeated motifs of nests, saints and significant women from history and literature, my work reflects intuitive decisions more often than deliberate ones. As I refine my life experiences, dreams, and memories into a visual essence, I strive to move my work towards a sense of spirituality, the very human need to know home and belonging.

Martine MacDonald is an award winning multi-media artist producing works in a variety of subject content, ranging from oil paintings to colored pencil drawings to the construction of mixed media pieces.

Martine also has considerable experience as a teacher, lecturer, exhibition curator and former arts columnist for a community newspaper. In addition, Martine spent close to a decade working in arts administration for a regional non-profit arts organization before retiring in 2009 to pursue her own artistic development. Currently she serves as adjunct faculty in arts and humanities at Wayne County Community College District, a position she as held since 2010.

A graduate of Wayne State University, with a BS in Education and a MA in Studio Art, Martine’s drawings and paintings can be found in local galleries, exhibitions, and in private and corporate collections. Martine maintains a studio practice in Wyandotte, Michigan.

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Open Studio for Art Walk Central
Featuring Local Artists
June 30th, 2018
through
July 28th, 2018
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

Join us for the Open Studio Artist’s Talks 
Wednesday July 25th @ 6:00pm!

Plan to stop in the 515 Gallery for a first hand look
at the creative process as these local artists
prepare for the 2018 AWC* in August!

Artists: Julie Tilmann and Carrie Weis
MAY 4 – JUNE 16, 2018
Influences

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Julie Martin-Tilmann

Art has always been a part of Julie Tilmann’s life. She loves a challenge and opportunity to apply her numerous art skills into a project.  Julie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees from Central Michigan University. She retired after 30 years of teaching art at Morley Stanwood Junior and Senior High School. She was co-director at Artworks Gallery and Gift Shop in Big Rapids, Michigan for three years. For five years she was Community Outreach exhibits leader, and currently is on the exhibits team for Artworks. Julie teaches and creates in a variety of medium. She enjoys painting, drawing, pottery, metals, and creating unique silk scarves. She is frequently commissioned to do portraiture, murals, metal sculpture and paintings.

You can also see more of her art on her website at julietilmannartist@webbly.com

Carrie Weis
Carrie Weis is the Museum and Gallery Director at Ferris State University overseeing both the Art Gallery and the Card Wildlife Education Center.  She began her career at Ferris in 1999.  Weis holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Kendall College of Art & Design, and a B.I.S. degree with a major in Studio Fine Art and a minor in Art History from Ferris State University, and she has completed a certification in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Care from the International Preservation Studies Center.

Carrie has curated numerous exhibitions and has developed numerous interdisciplinary creative initiatives.  As an educator, she has taught studio art courses as an adjunct professor at Ferris State University and at Kendall College of Art & Design in their continuing education program.   Carrie has presented at cultural colloquia and conferences including the International Arts in Society Conference, Midwest Modern Language Association, Michigan Museum Association, University of Michigan Humanities Colloquium, and the Ferris Humanities Colloquium. She has sat on the Michigan Humanities Council as a mini-grant juror as well as acted as juror for numerous group and solo exhibitions and competitions throughout the state.

Artistically, Carrie continues to pursue her career in painting; exhibiting in state and regional juried shows where she has received a number of artistic awards.  In 2010 she was the recipient of a Golden Apple Artist Residency in Harrington Maine during their inaugural year. This body of work is an exploration of color, pattern, and texture as it relates to the Chaos Theory.


ARTISTS: Tim Norris, Patricia Opel, and Chip Vanderwier
MARCH 3 – 31, 2018
The Celtic Ray

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Patricia Opel and Timothy Norris are long-time Michigan artists who have been exhibiting in the Midwest and nationally for the past 30 years. In addition to their own individual work in painting, drawing, and sculpture, they have also produced a series of large-scale collaborative paintings organized as the traveling show Through a Crack in the Lake, of which Sunken Cathedral was the first.   
    
Patti has taught at the college level as an adjunct instructor at Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and Muskegon Community College.  She has also held positions in Academic Advising and Counseling at these institutions. Currently, she is the owner and operator of Kook’s Eye Art Gallery in Pentwater.  
 
Tim has been an instructor of art at Muskegon Community College since 1996.  Prior to MCC, he was an Adjunct Art Professor at Western Michigan University, the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Art Center of Battle Creek, and an Assistant Professor of Art at Pikeville College, located in the Appalachian mountains of southeastern Kentucky.  Researching Appalachian culture led Tim into his life-long interest in all things Celtic. Recently, he has developed a special course The Art and History of the Celts offered in conjunction with the Michigan Irish Music Festival held each September in Muskegon. 

Chip Vander Wier creates curious sculptural objects that incorporate ceramics, welded steel and carved wood. His sculptures and bas-relief wall pieces are inspired by non-linear ideas of spirituality, time and place.  Combining traditional construction methods with 19th century Eastern European firing techniques, he produces intriguing visual components combined with forms that incorporate modern chemical plating processes and finishes.  Much of Vander Wier’s work utilizes and repurposes discarded objects and materials in accordance with his environmental philosophies. Vander Wier received his BFA with emphases in Sculpture and Ceramics from Grand Valley State University and earned his M.Ed. at Aquinas College. He currently teaches Visual Art at Muskegon Catholic Central.  He lives and works as an artist in Muskegon, Michigan, finding much inspiration from the surrounding natural environment.  Vander Wier’s work is also on display and can be seen on the third Friday of each month at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, IL. 

 

March 3rd, 2018
through
March 31st, 2018

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ABOUT THE ARTIST

James MaloneBeach creates medals of honor for personal and public feats. Military decorations and reliquaries inspire his work. His medals frequently include fabricated metal frames, found objects, personal artifacts and relics, animal body parts, ribbons, and photos. They have honored the heroism of ordinary lives as well as satirized politicians and political situations, and the foibles of daily life.

His medals have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and are owned by The Swedish Cabinet Of Coins and Medals, The National Museum of the Netherlands, and The British Museum. He is a frequent exhibitor at the Art MedalWorld Congress (FIDEM), and the International Biennial of Contemporary Medal of Seixal, Portugal. He recently received the Gilroy Roberts Fellowships from the American Numismatic Society.

 

January 20th, 2018
through
February 17th, 2018

 

Annual Miniature Charity Exhibit

“A Wonderful Life
“Doing Small Things in a Great Way” ~ Napoleon Hill

OPENING RECEPTION – SILENT AUCTION
Saturday, December 2, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

There will be 3 segments of displayed miniatures.
Silent auction bids will close at correlating intervals
6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm

With Artists:
Jan Alfano
Denise Ardis
Rochelle Aultman
Margo Berke
Jeff Best
Pat Block
Andrew Boughner
Sara Briguglio
Laura Coffee
Sylvia Coon
Ted Evans
Joanne Grabinski
Shelley Greer
Stephen Grewe
Becca Hastings
Ren Hullender
Ian Humphres
Kathy Jones
Kim Kleinhardt
Chuck Kumnick
Denise Mackie
Diane Mooradian
Sheri Moore
Steven Parkhurst
Dillon Pringle
Payton Pringle
Sally Rose
Josh Roupe
Jeanne Rouston
Patti Schafer
Sam Soet
Shelley Stevens
Jodie Struthers
Anna Szafranski
Judy Thurston
Thomas Tomasek
Betty Tyler
Don Tyler
Julie Tyslicky
Mike Voelker
Ryan Watkins
Carrie Weis Stermer
Michaela Westera
Al Wildey
April Wright

December 2, 2017
through
January 7, 2018

“We Only Come Out At Night”

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, October 14, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

With Artists:
Steve Barber
Andrew Boughner
Sara Briguglio
Sylvia Coon
Lesa Doke
Ted Evans
Ivory Griffin Jr.
Ian Humphres
Richard Johnson
Chuck Kumnick
Ryan R. Laity
Kasi Lyn
Leah Parker
Dillon Pringle
Payton Pringle
Evan Root
Josh Roupe
Brett Sauve
Kanda Shueller

October 14th, 2017
through
November 17th,2017

Emerging

Opening Reception
Friday, August 11th, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

August 11th, 2017
through
September 30th, 2017

Join us for the Emerging Artist’s Talks 
September 23rd at 11:00am!

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 15, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Open Studio for Art Walk Central
Featuring Local Artists
June 26th, 2017
through
July 26th, 2017
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

Join us for the Open Studio Artist’s Talks 
July 8th and July 22nd!

Watch for details and plan to stop in the 515 Gallery for a first hand look
at the creative process as these local artists
prepare for the 2017 AWC* in August!

You’re invited!

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 3, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Featuring Artists:
Steven Parkhurst and Stephen Grewe
May 24th, 2017
through
June 28th, 2017

 

 

metalandoil_postcard_web

You’re invited!
Opening Reception
Saturday, January 21, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

metal_oil_title
Featuring Artists:
Ryan Flesher, Metal Sculptures
Kathy Jones, Oil on Canvas

Visit the Metal and Oil Exhibit
January 21st, 2017
through
March 1st, 2017

at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

1in4_pcweb

Opening Reception was
Saturday, November 19, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

1 in 4  Michigan Children live in Poverty
Local Artists Shine Light on This Issue
with Miniature Works Created –  0nly $40.00 Each*

Not only can you purchase miniature artwork,
but you can also

Light a Candle – Help the Cause
$5 LED Candles Available*


Featuring Artists:

  • Jan Alfano  
  • Rochelle Aultman 
  • Steve Barber 
  • Pat Block
  • Roger Chase
  • Laura Coffee
  • Ted Evans  
  • Joanne Grabinski  
  • Rebecca Hastings  
  • Kathy Jones
  • Kim Kleinhardt  
  • Hannah Lucas  
  • Denise Mackie  
  • Katie Chichester Mester  
  • Katie Schroeder-Muma 
  • Dillon Pringle  
  • Payton Pringle  
  • Jeanne Rouston
  • Sam Soet  
  • Kathy Sullivan  
  • Gordon Szczubelek
  • Judy Thurston
  • Betty Tyler  
  • Julie Tyslickey  
  • Mike Volker
  • Al Wildey

The 1 in 4 Exhibit was
November 19th , 2016

through
January 7th, 2017
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

* 10% of Miniature & 100% of Candle Sales Donated to Clare Backpack Project

kathleen-sullivan

You’re invited!
Opening Reception was
Saturday, October 8, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ksullivanlogo
Featuring Artists:
Kathleen Sullivan
Katherine Sullivan

October 8th , 2016
through
November 4th, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

 

ArtPickers_PC

-515 Gallery presents-
AP logo

You’re invited to our “honey hole”!
Opening Reception was
Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free-style thru the 515 Gallery ─
Assorted Eclectic Art Treasures to “pick”

August 25th , 2016
through
September 23rd, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

 

515GallerypresentsAWC2016

-515 Gallery presents-
Open Studio
Featuring Local Artists

July 15th , 2016
through
August 6th, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare

Stop in the 515 Gallery for a first hand look
at the creative process as these local artists
prepare for the
2016 AWC* in August!

Jan Alfano
HOST: Art Reach
SMS Code: AWC 18
Jeff Best
HOST: Downtown Public Spaces
SMS Code: AWC 79
Roger Chase
HOST: Helios Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 47
Sandra Doherty
HOST: Gray’s Furniture
SMS Code: AWC 70
Edward Evans
HOST: University Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 59
Rebecca Hastings
HOST: University Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 158
Ian Humphres
HOST: Downtown Public Spaces
SMS Code: AWC 38
Kim Kleinhardt
HOST: Helios Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 53
Hannah Lucas
HOST: University Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 71
Jeanne Rouston
HOST: ICCU
SMS Code: AWC 150
Nick Rydman
HOST: University Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 81
Katie Schroeder Muma
HOST: Gray’s Furniture
SMS Code: AWC 166
Sam Soet
HOST: Helios Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 21
Judy Thurston
HOST: University Art Gallery
SMS Code: AWC 15
Ryan Watkins
HOST: 3 Wishes Floral & Design
SMS Code: AWC 1
Julie Bee Wells
HOST: CMU Park Library
SMS Code: AWC 149

-515 Gallery presents-
Something of the Marvelous

515Gallery_SomethingOfTheMarvelous

May 21st , 2016
through
July 9th, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare
featuring:
Betty Tyler

pic1

pic2

pic3

JuriedStudentArtShow_04092016

-515 Gallery presents-
Juried Student Art Show

April 9th , 2016
through
May 14th, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare
featuring local high school artists from:
Clare, Gladwin, Harrison, and Shepherd

School-4School-1

School-3School-2

 

Scapes-img
SCAPES – Land, Sea, Sky and Mind

January 16th , 2016
through
March 22nd, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare
the featuring Artists:

Kathy Kaunitz Jones
Steve Barber
Michael Volker

 

ART:live
Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 6 to 7:30

ARTlivepc

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY ARTIST
Katie K. Chichester Mester
Join us for an impromptu event with relaxed atmosphere, & light refreshments! Small painting by the artist to be raffled at 7pm!

ArtLive_Katie3ArtLive_Katie2ArtLive_Katie1

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED
Artfordables

Artfordable

 Saturday, December 5th , 2015
through
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
at the 515 Gallery – Downtown Clare
the featuring the Art
work of
22 Local Artist, who have created limited edition of small original works.

Artfordable Artists Exhibitartfordable2

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED
Saturday, July 11, 2015
ArtMazing Race

ARTmazingPassport

ART-mazing Race at the 515 Gallery many enjoyed the music of CaseyLane, picked up their travel passport, and placed silent auction charity bids!

Many watched the artists develop their masterpieces and traveled the streets of downtown Clare. 

 

 

Drawing for the final ART-mazing Prize!

Midland Artists Guild

Midland Artists Guild

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

Friday, April 10, 2015
through
May 6, 2015

If interested in purchasing artwork from this exhibition, please contact Kim Kleinhardt at kkleinhar@hotmail.com or by phone 989.386.4175.

MAG Artists

His-Royal-Froggyness
John Saam
His Royal Froggyness
Colored Pencil
14 x 17″

 

Mark-Twain

John Saam
Twain Mark Twain
Graphite
17.5 x 20.5″

Hartman_Cora_1

Cora Hartman
Monarch Awakening
Graphite
20 x 26″

IMG_20140725_151436

Cora Hartman
Right Whale Near Newfoundland
Graphite
21 x 27″

the-peacock

Allice Noble
The Peacock
Prismacolor Pencil
18 x 22″

a-world-to-see

Allice Noble
A World to See
Mixed Media
20 x 24″

What's-Up

Carol Harris Buller
What’s Up
Photography
19 1/4 x 23 1/2″

Hundertwasser-Haus

Carol Harris Buller
Hundertwasser Haus
Photography
24 1/2 x 20 1/2″

Brussels-Midi-Zuid

Chris Parfeniuk
Brussells Midi/Zuid
Photo
23 x 17″

Tittabawassee-Sunrise

Chris Parfeniuk
Tittabawassee River Sunrise
Canvas Print
16 x 20″

 musketeer

Julie Tyslicky
Musketeer George
Colored Pencil
30.5 x 36.5″

 

3

2

1

Julie Tyslicky
A Warm Shoulder/In The Sunset/Thoughtful Old Man
Charcoal, Conte, Colored Pencil
18.5 x 18.5″ ea

 

Transending-All-Boundaries

Victoria Kowalkowski
Transcending All Boundaries
Mixed Media
24 1/2 x 31″

He-Love-Me-He-Loves-Me-Not

Victoria Kowalkowski
He Loves Me.  He Loves Me Not.
Graphite
27 x 39″

 

Reflections-of-Tranquility

Carol Zahn
Reflections of Tranquility
Oil pastel on Canvas
18 x 24″

20150216_164521-1

Mona June Clark
Tom’s Maul
Watercolor
14 x 18″

20150216_164318-1

Mona June Clark
Fishtown
Watercolor
18 x 25″

IMG_0348BC

Mike Buller
It’s All About the Purse
Photography
16 1/4 x 20 1/4″

IMG_0129a

Mike Buller
Home Comfort
Photography
16 1/4 x 20 1/4″

ATruePath

Zi Moreira
True Path
Acrylic
30 x 40″

B-Tree-Times

Zi Moreira
Tree Times
Acrylic
29.5 x 39.5″

Leland-Fishtown

Charles Bonham
Leland Fishtown
Photography
20 x 24″

Sprayground-Fun

Charles Bonham
Sprayground Fun
Photo on Canvas
32 x 48″

Revved-Chi

Marilyn Soules
Revved Chi
Acrylic
30 x 24″

Coastal-Highlands

Marilyn Soules
Coastal Highlands, Scotland
Acrylic
24 x 12″

Home-Bound

Gail Leduc
Home Bound
Acrylic
25 x 21″

Cleansed

Gail Leduc
Cleansed
Acrylic
14 x 12″

 photo-1

Jan Wegner
Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere
Mixed
40 x 30″

photo-2

Jan Wegner
Anomaly
Mixed
24 x 24″

 

WINNERS FOR THE 2014 JPC JURIED
STUDENT SHOW

1st Place –  “Axiology” (Sculpture)
Jason Mathews – Clare H.S.

2nd Place “The Hands of Greed” (Sculpture)
Anthony Martin – Clare H.S.

3rd Place “Pollution” (Drawing)
Julia David – Clare H.S.

Honorable Mentions:

 Limitless ” (Painting)
Robyn Stanley- Clare H.S.

Chopper” (Sculpture)
Tyler Orwig – Clare H.S

____

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Clare, Gladwin, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Sanford Meridan

 

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Advertisements