The running stitch is the fundamental stitch in hand-sewing and embroidery, on which all other forms of sewing are based. We are exploring the running stitch and its progressions in fine art statements through stitch patterns, stitch construction, poetic stitches, quilted stitched assemblages in 2 and 3 dimensional work
Spotlight on Innovation First Place Award Winner:
Erinn Henigan, "A Hand" from Concord Academy Boyne City
Margie Guyot: A Not So Still Life
Circle mARkeT 2018
The Juried Fine Arts exhibition in 2018 will be juried by Naples, Florida artist Phil Fisher. This exhibition will be accepting entries in April 2 through June 16th. This is open to artists 18 years of age and older and all media will be considered.
January 19 -March 3
July 20 - September 8
*note: these images represent details of original works
We delve into the world of Eastport Artist Margie Guyot in an exhibition brimming with creative inspirations in a range of flamboyant still lives based on found items of interest. Margie loves working with highly patterned and saturated colored paintings, challenge herself to represent the textures and colors that draw her eye. From molded glass objects, plants, shells, feathers, highly patterned table cloths and more, Margie's work is of the highest caliber and the springing board for rich conversations.
November 16 - December 22
CATERING FOR EXHIBIT OPENING CELEBRATION ON JUNE 1ST SPONSORED BY:
Juried Fine Arts
The Circle of Arts will represent Michigan printmakers and delve into various forms of printmaking in an explorative and informative exhibition honoring the fine art of the print.
March 10-April 6
First Place Aware: Paul Van Heest
Bunny Homan, The Portrait Society of America State Ambassador for Michigan has teamed up with Signature Member Sam Knecht and Charlevoix Circle of Arts Executive Director Gail DeMeyere to curate, Portraits in Michigan, an invitational exhibition this June and July. This exhibition will include Michigan PSA artist members and others with whom they network. PSA ‘notables’ exhibiting in the show include Harry Ahn, Anthony Frudakis, along with the artist curators Homan and Knecht. Portrait workshops will be offered by Sam Knecht and by Vianna Szabo. During the run of the exhibition, gallery talks, demonstrations and workshops will be presented.
Spotlight on Innovation
Portraits in Michigan
A perennial favorite, the Circle mARkeT gathers artists from around the state for a holiday shopping market making gift giving fun and effortless. If you are interested in being considered for this upcoming market, please send your information through the mARkeT application page of this website. Featured to the right is the work of Charlevoix artist Larissa Flynn in a wonderfully inspired wreath created out of ballet slippers.
Chasing the Running Stitch
June 1- July 14
September 14 - November 3
April 13- May 26