Click on the link to read the comments from our juror so you can get a glimpse into how she addressed such a challenge, trying to choose from among over 90 pieces, the top four.
Jim Johnson’s work will be on display during the months of May and June. Father Joachim Lally will be showing his work during July and August. The reception for that show will be August 11. The gallery is located at 2025 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, and is open Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Richard Schaf’s work will be on display until June 28, Monday–Thursday 12–6, at 654 Davis St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504. The gallery is the building that is the farthest north. Go to the handicapped entrance and about 10 feet back from the door there is a box on the half wall. Buzz the Franciscan Life Process Center button and someone will let you in. Take the elevator up to the third floor and the work will be on the hall walls.
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!
The Lowell Englehardt Public Library is looking for artists to exhibit their work for a two month period. The library promotes the artists on their website and at the front desk. Currently the works of Sri McCarthy are on display in February, followed by Ruth VanderMuelen in March. If you are interested, please contact Sandi Brogger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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