I joined GVA to take advantage of an opportunity to work with other artists. I had been taking classes with Dana Ziebarth in pastel. She thought all her students should join. I was amazed and intimidated with the talented artists that were members. There reputations preceded them. I had admired Kathleen Kalinowski’s pastel paintings in galleries years before she became my teacher, mentor and friend. I had known of Kathleen Bechtel's oil paintings long before I came to know her as the director of The Franciscan Center. She aided my artistic spirit more than she could know.
How exciting! Our own Candice Chovanec has been chosen as "Artist to Watch" in June 2018's issue of Southwest Magazine. You can read the full page article HERE.
Posters, Postcards, and Yard Signs are available at GVA for members to help promote our biggest fundraiser, which will take place on June 16. Many more volunteers are needed to help. Please sign up at GVA or contact Bob Kraai at 616-956-7734 or email: email@example.com to see how you can help. There will not be NO SKETCH on the day of the festival. Join in the fun by signing up to lend a hand.
The Muskegon Museum of Art is proud to be the inaugural venue for THE BENNETT PRIZE, a one-of-a-kind juried art exhibition designed to propel the careers of women figurative realist painters. Entry begins April 13. Explore www.thebennettprize.org to learn more!