The Historical Society of Harbor Springs is pleased to announce a call for entries for their summer 2019 juried art exhibit, "Harbor Springs: Then and Now." Artists are invited to create artwork which illustrates their interpretation of a moment in the history of Harbor Springs. Pieces can depict an event, person, landscape or another aspect of our community’s heritage—past, present or future.
As winter is retreating, we are gearing up for the Spring Plein Air Painting Retreat at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute from May 3 to 9. Any combination of days, all levels welcome. Questions:
Questions? Call Lisa Richter, Director Plein Air Troupe 248-227-8104
What makes a photo or painting “work” or “not work”? Margaret Kriegbaum will teach a 1-day workshop on "Exploring a Painting's Structure" on Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Valley Artists Studio. The workshop costs $35.00 including materials and is limited to 15 people. The class begins with short exercises about the elements of good composition: shapes, color, planes, how they work together, and how they affect our emotional response to the picture plane.
There isn't much we can't learn these days thanks to YouTube. Here is one of many videos that shows how to take good quality images of your art. You can also get FREE photo processing programs for your PC (Picasa) or your Mac (iPhoto) to crop the image, and then save it to your hard drive! Voila!
Inspired by the recent movie At Eternity's Gate with Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, we are celebrating Van Gogh's work by filling our April gallery with facsimiles of his great impressionistic work.