Society of

Animal Artists

June 16 - July 15

The Society of Animal Artists (SAA), founded in 1960, is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations.

The Snowman Shoppe

November 17 - December 23
Annual Holiday Shopping Market

Within the Circle:

Juried Fine Arts Exhibition


March 31 - April 29 the Charlevoix Circle of arts will bring to area artists a juried members show open to all media. Call to Entry February 10- March 10

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The Seasons of Sue Bolt

August 25 - September 23

This exhibition represents the many stages and interpretations Sue Bolt has discovered in her years as a painter, printmaker and ceramicist. 

A Charles Culver Retrospective

September 29 - November 4

CHARLES CULVER – 1908 – 1967

Chasing the Light

July 21 - August 19

Regional Plein Air Artists are represented in a show dedicated to the art of painting from life outdoors. Louise Pond is painting in pastel the Sunset Villa thatched roof Earl Young house in the June 18, 2015 paint out.

Opening on Friday January 20th from 5-7 pm, we celebrate the life’s work of Charlevoix artist Bonnie Staffel. Having just recently celebrated her 95th birthday, Bonnie’s legacy in the arts was established at an early age. After high school, Bonnie studied commercial and fine art in Houston, Texas and at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Throughout her career Bonnie has explored and excelled in various forms of ceramics, from commercial ware to fine art vessels, birds and various sculptural forms.

Bonnie is a beloved Charlevoix potter and inspiring teacher. There are many highlights in work that has taken her far and wide throughout her career. Bonnie has taught pottery in Denmark as well as across the US. Her work has been honored with awards and is represented in many private collections. In 1965, with William Staffel, they established their shop, Staffel's Studio.

Spotlight on Innovation

​March 3 - March 25

Representing area high school artists.

Pictured is Kris Jones from Kendall College of Art and Design giving a portfolio review. Last year Kendall awarded $44,000 in scholarships to area youth at the Spotlight on Innovation opening.

Points of Interest

May 5 - June 9


Artists interpret the idea of mapping their world, their life, their emotions in an intriguing exploration in charting the course of life.

Bonnie Staffel:

​A Potter's Life​


​January 20 - February 25

​Bonnie Staffel is one of the region's most beloved potters and the Circle of Arts honors her journey and exploration in the world of clay with an exhibition of her work.


T. J. Lick