Out of Sight, Out of Mind
oil on masonite
Of the Earth
stoneware, wire, feathers & arrowhead
Black River /Middleton
Michael Thomas Stille
Phil and Nancy Miller Award
Holland Area Arts Council
Is This Feeling Alright?
March 7- April 28
Padnos & Armstrong Galleries
Opening Reception: March 7th, 6 pm
Every spring, the Holland Area Arts Council presents Début 2019, the High School Juried Visual Art Competition. By giving young people a significant experience in the arts we hope to instill in them both the joy and challenge art brings to our lives.
Participating schools include Allendale, Black River, Calvary, Careerline Tech, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland, Jenison, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, and Zeeland West. Each art instructor was allowed to submit up to 16 pieces from their students.
The Arts Council chooses a juror from the artistic community whose task is to choose the pieces for the exhibit. While this creates a tremendous amount of excitement around the show, it also injects the element of competition that exists in any juried exhibition.
This year's juror is Hope Olson. Hope is an acrylic painter based in Holland, Michigan. Her art celebrates home, habitat, and the places people cherish. The compositions and colors of her abstracted still life and landscape paintings are inspired by a long-held affection for interior decorating, historic architecture, old country villages, and early 20th century art. Hope particularly borrows from the sensibilities of the Fauvist art movement, which emphasizes strong colors and marks that magnify mood and compel curiosity. She earned a B.S. in Interior Design from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and also focused her coursework in studio art and marketing. Her paintings are part of various private collections and have been regionally exhibited alongside the work of Eugene Delacroix, Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Robert De Niro Sr., and others.
Debut will open with an award ceremony on Thursday, March 7th from 6 to 8 pm. The reception and opening are free and open to the public. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments as well as conversation with the artists, teachers and juror.
Howard Miller Company and Holland Friends of Art
Pictured above: First Place Award Winner "Sousahorse" by Bethany Colbrunn.
Tulip Time Quilt Show
May 5-12, 2019
Enjoy a unique display of more than 100 exquisite quilts, wall hangings and art quilts. Local artists provide all of the creations that are beautifully displayed in the Padnos and Armstrong galleries.
Participate in the Viewers’ Choice competition by voting for your favorite quilts. Awards will be announced on Sat., May 11 at 11 am.