On September 29 at 11:00 a.m. our own Joanne Swann will be appearing live on WOOD TV. WOOD TV broadcasts live from their satellite studio in the GRAM. Joanne will be talking about GVA's ArtPrize involvement and showing photos of our studio and gallery as well as samples of our members' work.

Clark Retirement Community Call for Artists!

Call for Artists! You are invited to participate in an upcoming show at the Donna Chase Gallery at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, at 1551 Franklin Street SE. The show will take place from October 24 to December 3. Clark is an exciting venue, with an extensive art collection on view; there are works by many renowned artists, including an impressive Armand Merizon collection, along with art by other members of GVA and artists in the West Michigan community.

Tribute to Jim Markle in November

This November GVA will be honoring one of our outstanding artists, Jim Markle. There will be an exhibition of his work throughout November and a special tribute to Jim on Program Night November 9th at 7:30 p.m.

Jim has been a member of GVA since 1994. He is a Signature Member of the PSA, Master Member of the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association, and member of the “The West Michigan Eight.” His plein air and figurative pastel paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe and the Far East.


How about trying a different approach to painting? Margaret Kriegbaum is teaching a 2-day workshop on abstract design Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Grand Valley Artist studio. The 2-day workshop costs $10 and is limited to 15 people.


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