previous exhibits



July 31 - September 8, 2012

Connie Cronenwett

Grasses...
Lines...
Vines





Grasses -- Golds and Blues

20"h x 24"w
oil on panel

by Connie Cronenwett

Opening Reception:

Friday August 3, 7-9 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, Janet Kelman, Marilyn Prucka, Saul Rubenstein, Maria Ruggiero, Sarah Stanton, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


June 19 - July 28, 2012

Karin Wagner Coron

Wetlands


Sharing the experience of a place



Botanical Gardens After the Rain

image size 22"h x 30"w
mixed media on paper

by Karin Wagner Coron

Opening Reception:

Friday June 22, 7-9 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Cindy Y. Chen, Martha Rock Keller, Janet Kelman, Marilyn Prucka, Saul Rubenstein, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Sarah Stanton, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


May 8 - June 16, 2012

Nora Venturelli

Vice Versa

New Work by Nora Venturelli


Vice Versa. No. 29

mixed media on canvas
48" h x 70"w
by Nora Venturelli

Opening Reception:

Friday May 11, 7-9 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Cindy Y. Chen, Martha Rock Keller, Janet Kelman, Marilyn Prucka, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


March 27 - May 5, 2012

Middy Potter

Vessels


Purpleness

thin walled concrete, metal, glass, stone
40" h
by Middy Potter
with glass by Barbara Yerace

Opening Reception:

Friday March 30, 7-10 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Cindy Y. Chen, Martha Rock Keller, Marilyn Prucka, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


February 14 - March 24, 2012

Marlee Hoffman

Of the Water


The Yellow Leaf

watercolor
image 21"h x 29"w
framed 32.5"h x 39"w
by Marlee Hoffman

Opening Reception:

Friday February 17, 7-9 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Cindy Y. Chen, Martha Rock Keller, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace

with a special guest showing by Steve Coron's
Community High School Art Students
Closing reception
Sunday March 18, 4-5 pm


January 3 - February 11, 2012

Francesc Burgos

new year / new work

Fibrils
earthenware and wood
16"h x 51"w x 10"d
by
Francesc Burgos

Opening Reception:

Friday January 6, 7-9 pm


Also showing are all 16 gallery member artists,


and the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, Maria Ruggiero, Jan Ruvido Stebbins, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, Barbara Yerace, and Lulu Zheng


November 29 - December 30, 2011

Holiday Show

Members +
Visiting Artists +
Guests


Silk Flowers
each available separately
by guest artist
Rebecca Lambers

Opening Reception:

Friday December 2, 7-Midnight
(during Midnight Madness)

with music by the recorder group
"luna erratica"



Showing are all 16 gallery member artists,

and the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, William Oistad, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, Barbara Yerace, and Lulu Zheng

and the following guest artists:

Jim Bordeau
Linda Colman
Carol Crotty
Carol Furtado
Janet Kelman
Anne Harlow
Rebecca Lambers
Linda Nyrkkanen


October 16 - November 27, 2011

Valerie Mann

Evening Gowns for the
Midwestern Woman


installation by Valerie Mann

Opening Reception:

Friday October 21, 7-10 pm
(during Ann Arbor ArtWalk 2011)

Wear a piece or two of formal wear to the opening and be eligible to win one of two randomly awarded $25 WSG Gallery gift certificates!


Also showing are all gallery member artists and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, William Oistad, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, Barbara Yerace, and Lulu Zheng


WSG at the Power Center


Study for Anna
watercolor pencil and crayon on watercolor paper
40"h x 60"w
by Norma Penchansky-Glasser
 
Do You Remember the Shape of the Trees..., No. 20, Study 2

1/25
pigment ink on rag paper
edition of 25
image size 30"h x 30"w
frame size 32.25"h x 32.25"w
by Michelle A. Hegyi

Don't miss WSG artists exhibiting at the Power Center Theater in Ann Arbor located at 121 Fletcher Street in Ann Arbor through November 1, 2011. Click here for more info about the UM School of Music performances.

Congratulations to our very own Lynda Cole on her 3rd place award in ArtPrize !!

Many hearty congratulations to our very own gallery artist member Lynda Cole who won third prize in the international competition for ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan for her installation piece "Rain"!!!! Follow WSG Gallery on Facebook by clicking the Facebook icon in the left sidebar to see video of her installation and a video of the installation process itself. Also, check out WSG Gallery's blog too!

September 13 - October 16, 2011

Beyond Words

A Celebration of Book and
Paper Arts
curated by Barbara Brown



Artists exhibiting:

Eric Alstrom, Ruth Bardenstein, Barbara Brown, Alyssa Chambo, Dick Cruger, Katie Eberts, Norma Penchansky-Glasser, Constance Harper, Jim Horton, Alvey Jones, Kaitlind Marek, Ben Reynaert, Susan Skarsgard, Jack Summers, and Xeuni Zhang


Hanging Alphabet Book
wire edge binding printed on wood veneer
33"h x 11"w
by Barbara Brown and Susan Skarsgard

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday September 16, 7-10 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Talk:

Gene Alloway
of Motte and Bailey Booksellers

Sunday October 2, 2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Also showing are all gallery member artists and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, William Oistad, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, Barbara Yerace, and Lulu Zheng


August 2 - September 11, 2011

WSG 16+16

16 members + 16 invited artists




Number 969 The Big Pink Udder
oil
19.5"h x 31.5"w
by Elaine Wilson

Opening Reception:

Friday August 5, 7-10 pm

 





Also showing are all gallery member artists and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Susan Crawley, Martha Rock Keller, Judith Jacobs, William Oistad, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, and Barbara Yerace


June 21 - July 31, 2011

Dee Ann Segula

Retrospective

30 Years of Making Art



The Game
oil on canvas
32"h x 40"w
by Dee Ann Segula

Opening Reception:

June 24, 7-10 pm





Also showing are all gallery member artists and the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Susan Crawley, Martha Rock Keller, Judith Jacobs, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, and Barbara Yerace


WSG Gallery voted Best Place to See Local Art 2011

Thank you to all who voted for WSG Gallery in Current Magazine's Best Of series for 2011 !! We appreciate your support!

WSG Gallery Artist Karin Wagner Coron voted Best Artist of Washtenaw County

And thank you again for voting for one of our very own artists !! Congratulations Karie !!


May 10 - June 19, 2011

Elizabeth Schwartz

Seasons



Edge of Spring
acrylic on canvas
36"h x 36"w
by Elizabeth Schwartz

Opening Reception:

May 13, 7-10 pm





Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Susan Crawley, Martha Rock Keller, Judith Jacobs, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Sarah Stanton, and Barbara Yerace


March 29 - May 8, 2011

Photography in Black and White

Three Visions

Dirk Bakker

Nina Hauser

Terry Abrams


Kingdom of Sand
1/5
pigment ink photograph
8"h x 12"w
by Nina Hauser

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 1, 7-10 pm





Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, Judith Jacobs, Susan Crawley, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


February 15 - March 27, 2011

FACES

Self Portraits by WSG Artists



Also showing work by guest exhibitors:


Steve Coron's
Community High School Students



Autorretrato 2011
mixed media
34"h x 34"w
by Nora Venturelli

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 4, 7-9 pm





Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, Candace Compton Pappas, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Sarah Stanton, Fran Wolok, and Barbara Yerace


January 4 - February 13, 2011

Martha Keller

Be the Tree

 


Pines in the Sunlit Sky
acrylic on canvas
60"h x 40"w
by Martha Rock Keller

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 14, 5 - 7 pm

Martha's granddaughter Anne Keller will play the harp during the opening

Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, Candace Compton Pappas, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Fran Wolok and Lulu Zheng


November 30, 2010 - January 2, 2011

WSG Holiday Show

Art for All
Big and Small


by all gallery artists

WSG has filled its walls for WSG's Holiday Show, featuring affordable art by all 16 gallery artists, and 12 visiting and invited artists.


Works by Elizabeth Schwartz,
Lynda Cole, and Michelle A. Hegyi

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 3, 7 pm - midnight

during Midnight Madness
in downtown Ann Arbor

Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, Andrea Simons-Novak, Candace Compton Pappas, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Fran Wolok and Lulu Zheng

with invited artists:

Katie Halton
Linda Coleman
Janet Kelman
Sarah Stanton


October 19 - November 28, 2010

Lynda Cole

Silver Liquid:
a tribute to water



Rain (detail)


silver leaf and acrylic paint on polyester film, cement

collaboration, by Lynda Cole and Candace Compton Pappas

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 22, 7-10 pm

during Ann Arbor's Art Walk!

"At the ancient pond
a frog plunges into
the sound of water
"

-- Basho. 1644 - 1694

Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, Andrea Simons-Novak, Candace Compton Pappas, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel and Lulu Zheng

 


WSG at the Power Center

Don't miss WSG artists exhibiting at the Power Center Theater in Ann Arbor located at 121 Fletcher Street in Ann Arbor through November 14, 2010. Click here to purchase tickets for the UM School of Music performance of Elixir of Love, Nov 11-14, 2010.

September 7 - October 17, 2010

alvey vermeer studies:
jones the art of painting



Woman with a Pearl Necklace

diptych
left: oil on canvas, mounted on board
right: oil on linen
each 14"h x 12"w
by Alvey Jones

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 10, 7-10 pm

A tongue-in-cheek Christmas wish from the artist's wife, Domenica, led Ann Arbor painter Alvey Jones to embark on the ambitious (some would say preposterous) project of painting exact replicas of the works of Johannes Vermeer of Delft, using...

In this exhibition, Jones applies the lessons learned from a major 17th century artist to mirror images of his own...

Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Rock Keller, Andrea Simons-Novak, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel and Lulu Zheng

 


July 27 - September 5, 2010

Michelle A. Hegyi






Do You Remember the Shape of the Trees..., No. 1
1/10
beeswax, acrylic and pigment ink on Japanese paper
edition of 10
image size 34"h x 24"w, floated with magnets on museum board, framed in pickled white wood frame
frame size 37-3/8"h x 27-3/8"w x 1-3/4"d
© 2010 by Michelle A. Hegyi

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 6, 7-10 pm


Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, Andrea Simons-Novak, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel and Fran Wolok


June 29 - July 25, 2010


Clothesline Show

 

Affordable Art on the Line

 

Celebrating the Ann Arbor Art Fairs 2010





Clothesline Landscape
by Alvey Jones

Closing Reception:

Friday, July 23, 7-10 pm


Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Martha Rock Keller, Andrea Novak, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Leslie Sobel, Fran Wolok, Lulu Zheng


May 18 - June 27, 2010

Norma Penchansky-Glasser

Inside and Outside the Box





Sunday in the Studio
watercolor pencil on paper
23"h x 36"w

by Norma Penchansky-Glasser

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 21, 7-10 pm


Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Keller, Chris McCauley, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Fran Wolok, Lulu Zheng


Celebrate First Fridays at WSG!!

Many businesses and galleries in Downtown Ann Arbor have something special planned for you on the First Friday Evening of every month. Come join us each First Friday evening of the month for something special going on at WSG (we will post this when it happens on Twitter and Facebook
so be sure to follow us!).

Visiting Artist Chris McCauley explains Second Life

Friday, May 7, 2010
7 - 9 pm

So, what is Second Life? Chris McCauley will explain all, demonstrating how she flies around in Second Life and where her avatar buys all those cute outfits!!

April 6 - May 16, 2010

Francesc Burgos

New Work




Abstraction of a Woman's Head with Hat, (after Julio Gonzalez), Montserrat
earthenware with terra sigillata
18"h
by Francesc Burgos

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 9, 7-10 pm


Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Martha Keller, Chris McCauley, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Fran Wolok, Lulu Zheng


Celebrate First Fridays at WSG!!

Many businesses and galleries in Downtown Ann Arbor have something special planned for you on the First Friday Evening of every month. Come join us each First Friday evening of the month for something special going on at WSG (we will post this when it happens on Twitter and Facebook
so be sure to follow us!).

WSG Gallery hosts an evening with Festifools

Puppets N' Dessert:

Friday, April 2, 2010
7 - 9 pm
WSG Gallery lobby, 306 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor

Come and make Festifools pre-Fest rod puppets, have some dessert and help make a puppet show in the window of WSG

FestiFools is destined to be one of the crown jewels in Ann Arbor's cultural and artistic offerings for many years to come.

Don't miss the FestiFools Parade 2010, Ann Arbor's annual street festival of huge puppets and random acts of April foolishness!!

Festifools parade
Sunday, April 11, 2010
4:00-5:00pm (sharp!)
Downtown Ann Arbor (Main Street, between Washington and William)
Why?
Are you Foolin'?


For more info visit http://festifools.org


February 23 - April 4, 2010

WSG Invites
Family and Friends

 

The 16 gallery members have each invited a guest artist to partner with them.


Opening Reception:

Friday, March 12, 6 - 9 pm


Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Lulu Zheng, and Martha Keller


January 5 - February 21, 2010

Karin Wagner Coron

Natural Landscapes


Sky and Dune Journal, detail

oil on canvas
72" x 72"
by Karin Wagner Coron

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 8, 6 - 9 pm



 


 

Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez, Margaret Parker, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, Pat Truzzi, and Martha Keller


December 8 - January 3, 2009

WSG Holiday Show

Affordable art by gallery artists

Exhibiting artists:

Adrienne Kaplan
Alvey Jones
Barbara Brown
Elizabeth Schwartz
Dee Ann Segula
Francesc Burgos
Karie Wagner Coron
Lynda Cole
Marlee Hoffman
Connie Cronenwett
Michelle A. Hegyi
Middy Potter
Nina Hauser
Nora Venturelli
Norma Penchansky-Glasser
Valerie Mann


Opening Reception:

Friday, December 11, 7-10 pm



 










Also showing are the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, John Lilley, Margaret Parker, Pat Truzzi, Maria Ruggiero, Matruka Sherman, and Martha Keller


WSG Gallery welcomes its newest gallery artist
Connie Cronenwett

WSG Gallery is pleased to welcome it's newest gallery member artist and painter Connie Cronenwett.


Three Windy Days, Lake Michigan,
(detail)

pastel
24"h x 11"w for whole triptych
by Connie Cronenwett


WSG Gallery now has several movie stars !!

Several of WSG gallery artists and their work will be featured in Hollywood movies filmed locally.

This past summer, WSG gallery artist Adrienne Kaplan worked with actor Aidan Quinn for the upcoming movie Flipped, directed by Rob Reiner, coaching Mr. Quinn on the set on painting techniques of the 1960's, the period of the movie. Ms. Kaplan worked on 3 paintings in progress that weren't used, and corrected a pre-painted piece Aidan was supposed to be working on in one of the scenes. She was hired to paint a major piece for the movie, which unfortunately was not used. The style concept turned out to be 1920-40's American narrative landscape painting. Alot of material from her studio was used to decorate the set, including 3 paintings and several drawings.

Two of WSG gallery artist's Nora Venturelli's watercolors, and one of WSG gallery artist's Alvey Jones' prints was used for an upcoming movie starring Sigourney Weaver.


October 27 - December 6, 2009

Nora Venturelli

Figures & Spaces







Red
charcoal and pastel on paper
46"h x 36"w
by Nora Venturelli

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 6, 6-9 pm



 


Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, John Lilley, Chris McCauley, Margaret Parker, Pat Truzzi, Maria Ruggiero, and Matruka Sherman


Window Display Contest, Main Street Area Retailers
November 13 - 19

Supporting local businesses is BIG - it’s crucial right now to keep our local businesses going which in turn makes downtown Ann Arbor the incredible place that it is.

South Main Street, Ann Arbor, was recently named one of America's top 10 Great Streets for 2009!!


September 15 - October 25, 2009

Beyond Words

A Celebration of Book Arts


curated by Barbara Brown




Includes work by artists Char Bacon, Ruth Bardenstein, Mona Diane Benton, Barbara Brown, Catherine Hightower, Alvey Jones, J. Wayne Jones, Julia Miller, Ben Reynaert, Sally Rose, Susan Skarsgard, Pati Scobey, Graceann Warn, Howard White and Elaine Wilson


Opening Reception:

Friday, October 2, 7-10 pm

Gallery Book Artist Panel Discussion

Sunday, October 4, 2 pm

Talk by Visiting Artist Pat Truzzi

Sunday, September 20 , 2 pm


Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, John Lilley, Chris McCauley, Margaret Parker, Pat Truzzi, and Maria Ruggiero


Ann Arbor Art Walk
Friday, October 9, 5-10 pm and
Saturday, October 10 12-5 pm

WSG Gallery is the Artwalk party host for the downtown area -- get your Artwalk map here.



What happens when an imaginative group of galleries, exhibition spaces, visual artists and craftspeople get together? Ten years of great shows, individual effort and lively artistic interchange go by in a flash. Since 1999 members of this group have been inviting visitors to get to know them where they live, work, study, and show.

The excitement of the visual arts in the Ann Arbor area is the diversity of art that is here to be discovered. From prestigious international showings at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, to national shows and experimental student and faculty work at the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College. Galleries are packed with a wide range of work full of local flavor - from fun and funky to pastoral landscapes to the contemporary edge. For the real inside scoop, the Art Walk Guide lists artists' studios where you can meet artists right in their work space and make a personal connection with some of the best artists and craftspeople working today. You can get your own copy at WSG Gallery, or visit annarborartwalk.com.


August 4 - September 13, 2009

Middy Potter

Art and Math

An exploration of the wonderful, sometimes humorous shapes emerging from Middy's study of mathematics


Logarithmic Spiral
sheet and tube copper, concrete,
plywood, foam, glass, glaze
18"h
x 38"w x 24"d
by Middy Potter

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 7, 7-10 pm


Artist's Talk

Sunday, August 9, 2 pm



Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, John Lilley, Margaret Parker and Pat Truzzi


June 23 - August 2, 2009

Marlee Hoffman

An Invitation to the Moment


In the Moment
watercolor
33"h x 39"w framed
image size 22"h x 29"w

by Marlee Hoffman

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 26, 7-10 pm

 

Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, Andrea Novak, Fran Wolok, Jeff Wolf, Maria Ruggiero and Margaret Parker


WSG Gallery voted Best Art Gallery in Washtenaw County

WSG Gallery recently won the Reader's Pick Award for the Best Art Gallery in Washtenaw County. See the May 2009 issue of Current Magazine for more information. Thank you to the community and to Current Magazine readers for making this possible!


Summer Artists in Residence at Hollander's

Monday July 13 through Friday July 24, 2009
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public



Hollander's is pleased to announce this year's Artists in Residence program with Alvey Jones, Barbara Brown and other artist members from the WSG Gallery. Alvey and Barbara will each be producing individual artist books from start to finish and their projects can be observed during the entire process. Demonstrations by other WSG artists will include those in paste paper techniques, silver leafing, and collograph printing. This event is free and open to the public daily between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00, downstairs in Hollander's school.

Artist Demos at WSG Gallery during Art Fair!!
All events free and open to the public.


Thursday July 16, 2009
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Artist Nora Venturelli will demonstrate her painting techniques.



Spring Field

oil on canvas
10"h x 30"w
by
Nora Venturelli
 
  Saturday July 18, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Artist Valerie Mann will demonstrate will demonstrate creating sculpture or painting or printmaking.


Evening Bag for the Midwest Woman #4
wood, rubber, beeswax, pigment, corn, glass
18"h x 9"w x 3"d

by Valerie Mann

May 12 - June 21, 2009

Valerie Mann

FORTUNES
and Other Visual Responses


Fortunes
vintage baby gowns, embroidery floss, wood, wire, clothesline, cable
8"h x 25'w x 10'd installed, dimensions variable

by Valerie Mann

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 29, 7-10 pm

Artist Gallery Talk:

Sunday, May 31, 2 pm

 

Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Ruthanne Baker, Andrea Novak, Fran Wolok, Jeff Wolf, Maria Ruggiero and Geoff Merrill


March 31 - May 10, 2009

Elizabeth Schwartz

Color and Texture in Motion


Night Bloom
acrylic on three canvases
20"h x 60"w
by Elizabeth Schwartz

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 3, 7-10 pm

 

Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Andrea Novak, Fran Wolok, Jeff Wolf, Judith Jacobs, and Maria Ruggiero


WSG Gallery Artist Member Show at the Power Center

April 1 - May 3, 2009




WSG Gallery is pleased to announce that our artist membership will be showing work in the lobby of the University of Michigan's Power Center for the Performing Arts in Ann Arbor during the month of April.  The lobby is open one hour before and during shows at the Power Center


February 17 - March 29, 2009

Dee Ann Segula

Portraits from
"Through the Looking Glass"


Ready to Party
metallic leaf and oil on gatorboard
46.5"h x 29"w
by Dee Ann Segula

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 21, 4-6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Andrea Novak, Fran Wolok, Jeff Wolf, Judith Jacobs, Maria Ruggiero, and Robert Santacroce


January 6 - February 15, 2009

Adrienne Kaplan

New Work


painting in progress in studio

acrylic on canvas
by Adrienne Kaplan

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 9, 7-10 pm

 

Luna Erratica, an early music mostly recorder sextet, will play during the opening

 

Also, Sunday at 2, artist panel:

The Art Alchemists present
10x10
a digital fine art edition,
and panel discussion

Sunday, January 18, 2 pm


Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Judith Jacobs, Jane Coates, Maria Ruggiero, John Shultz, and Marie Tapert


Also showing

from January 6 - February 15, 2009


10x10

a digital fine art edition
by The Art Alchemists


Nasturtium Series, No. 5
pigment ink on rag paper
edition of 30
image size 10"h x 10"w

by Michelle A. Hegyi

During Ms. Kaplan's solo exhibit, WSG Gallery is delighted to also be featuring the print portfolio of 18 members of The Art Alchemists, a digital artists' collective of Southeastern Michigan founded in Ann Arbor. Each artist has used digital technology as one of his/her tools in the creation of his/her piece in the portfolio. Artists represented include Barbara Brown, Miriam Brysk, Wendy Chaiken, Lynda Cole, Beth Cowen, Thomas Frank, Nina Hauser, Michelle A. Hegyi, Charlie & Paul Hickman, Alvey Jones, Margaret Parker, Laura Seligman, Leslie Sobel, Linda Soberman, Bob Vigiletti, Sylvia Vigiletti, Gloria Wilson, and Marsha Rae Wright.


November 4, 2008 - January 4, 2009

Martha Rock Keller

The Next Brushstroke

Paintings by Martha Rock Keller


Spruce Painting, in progress in yard

acrylic on canvas
by Martha Rock Keller

Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 29, 4-6 pm

 

Harpist Anne Keller will play during the opening

 

Sunday at 2, artist talk:

Artist Martha Rock Keller
On Painting
Sunday, December 7, 2 pm


Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Judith Jacobs, Jane Coates, Geoff Merrill, Maria Ruggiero, John Shultz, and Marie Tapert


September 23 - November 2, 2008

Lynda Cole

Stillness in Motion


Reflection
silver leaf on mylar
24"h x 36"w
by Lynda Cole

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 17, 7-10 pm

during Ann Arbor Artwalk 2008

www.annarborartwalk.com

 

 

 

 

Sunday at 2, artist talk:

Artist Chris McCauley
Visual Literacy
Sunday, October 26, 2 pm

Also showing are all gallery member-artists, and the following visiting artists:

Jane Coates, Pat Eriksen, Geoff Merrill, Maria Ruggiero, John Shultz,
Marie Tapert and Howard White


August 12 - September 21, 2008

16 + 16


 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 15, 7-10 pm

 

 

 

Also showing are the following visiting artists:


John Shultz
Marie Tapert
Geoffrey Merrill
Jane Coates
Pat Eriksen
Maria Ruggiero

 



June 24 - August 10, 2008

Michelle A. Hegyi

Gardens of Love and Fire
Light into Object, Poetry into Number,
Thought into Landscape

(words by Daniel Libeskind)


Garden of Love and Fire, No. 18
pigment ink on rag paper
edition of 10
image size 23"x23" (framed size 32"x32")
©2008
by Michelle A. Hegyi

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 11, 7-10 pm

 

 

 




 

 

 

Also showing are all gallery member-artists and the following visiting artists:

Jane Coates
Pat Eriksen
Maria Ruggerio
Fran Wolok


May 13 - June 22, 2008

Marilyn Prucka

Gatherings


Seeds (detail)
hand dye quilt
54 1⁄2”h x 41"w
by Marilyn Prucka

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 16, 7-10 pm

 

Artist Talk :

Sunday, June 1, 2 pm

 




Also showing are all gallery member-artists and the following visiting artists:

Jane Coates
Pat Eriksen
Nina Hauser
Maria Ruggerio
Fran Wolok


May 13 - June 22, 2008

Tübingen in Ann Arbor


Horizons Small
oil on wood panel
7.5" x 9.5"w
by
Gudrun von Funck

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, May 14, 7-9 pm

jazz vibraphone at the opening
by Dizzy Krisch,
also from Tübingen

Running concurrently with gallery member-artist Marilyn Prucka's show, Gatherings,

Featuring the work of 3 artists from Ann Arbor's sister city Tübingen, Germany:

Susanne Höefler
Thomas Nolden
Gudrun von Funck

 


April 1 - May 11, 2008

Beyond Words:
A Celebration of Book Arts


Psalm 148
Psalm 148 is a unique calligraphic work created by Susan Skarsgard. The text is from the Psalms of David, using the King James translation. The pages feature Skarsgard's, abstract calligraphic paintings that illustrate the text which was written out with a broad-edged pen with Chinese stick ink.

Printed by giclee with archival inks by Passim Editions in an edition of sixty copies, each book is bound with a leather spine, and housed in a handsome, handmade portfolio box.
10 in. x 12.75 in, 20 pages.
60 copies printed on Hahnemuhle, a German mouldmade paper. Signed by the artist.

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 4, 7-10 pm

 

Featuring the work of fourteen book artists:

Randy Asplund
Ruth Bardenstein
Barbara Brown
Julie Fremuth
Alvey Jones
Karen Klein
Julia Miller
Marilyn Prucka
Susan Skarsgard
Bonnie Stahlecker
Lisa Steichmann
Wesley Tanner
Kate Wilson
and Marsha Wright


Also showing are all gallery member-artists and the following visiting artists:

Jane Coates
Nina Hauser
Maria Ruggerio
Fran Wolok

 


March 6 - March 30, 2008

WSG Gallery Moves to Main Street ! !


Grand opening celebration party
with Community High School's Jazz Band

Friday March 7, 7-10 pm

 


Grand Opening Celebration:

Friday, March 7, 7-10 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four new artist members join the gallery:

Elizabeth Schwartz, Marlee Hoffman, Valerie Mann, and Middy Potter

Visiting artists also exhibiting this month:

Vincent Galassi, Maria Ruggiero, Nina Hauser, Fran Wolok, and Jane Coates


January 2 - February 17, 2008

Norma Penchansky-Glasser

Line and Motion:
Recent Bronze Sculptures and Drawings


Summer Studio
crayon and watercolor
by Norma Penchansky-Glasser

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, January 11, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Visiting artists also exhibiting this month:

Nina Hauser, Marlee Hoffman, Fran Wolok, Elizabeth Schwartz and Janet Kelman


November 6 - December 23, 2007

Gallery of Gifts


12 x 12 alcove

Work by assorted gallery and visiting artists
Various media

Each 12"h x 12"w

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, November 16, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Artists:

Nina Hauser, Elizabeth Schwartz, Pamela Morris Thomford, and Fran Wolok

Special Guests:

Sculptor Robert Santacroce, and glass artists Janet Kelman, Annette Baron, Jane Coates, Candace Stanton Layne


WSG Gallery at Kerrytown Concert House, Nov 14 - Dec 29, 2007

WSG Gallery's artist members are also exhibiting their work at Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor from November 14 through December 29th, 2007. Call Kerrytown Concert House for open hours 734.769.2999 or visit www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

September 25 - November 4, 2007

Alvey Jones

The Secrets of Modern Art
Signification, Appropriation and Metaphor


The Secrets of Modern Art by Michael Thoresen

mixed media assemblage
15"h x 12"w

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, October 5, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Artists:

Vincent Galassi, Nina Hauser, Elizabeth Schwartz, Pamela Morris Thomford, and Fran Wolok


August 7 - September 22, 2007

Nora Venturelli

Recent Works:
Drawings and Paintings



 


Opening Reception:

Friday, August 10, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Artists:

Vincent Galassi, Marilyn Prucka, Elizabeth Schwartz, Pamela Morris Thomford, and Fran Wolok


June 19 - August 5, 2007

12 + 12

Each WSG artist invites another


Wet Sand
oil on linen
51"h x 57"w
by Mignonette Cheng

Courtesy of River Gallery, Chelsea, Michigan

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, June 22, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 



May 8 - June 17, 2007

Dee Ann Segula

a day at the beach

cloisonne, enamel, and silver jewelry
oil pastel drawings

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, May 11, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting artists during this exhibit:

Vincent Galassi


March 27 - May 6, 2007

Beyond Words

A Celebration of Book Arts in 2007

curated by Barbara Brown, and

featuring the work of Ruth Bardenstein,
Kevin Bertram, Jean Buescher Bartlett,
Barbara Brown, Larry Cressman, Daniel Essig,
Alvey Jones, Julia Miller, Stephanie Rowden,
and Pati Scobey

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, April 13, 7-9 pm

 

 

Sunday at 2 series:

Book Artists' Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 15, 2 pm



 

 

 

Visiting artists during this exhibit:

Maggie Citrin


Washington Street Gallery Visits the Power Center



Alternate Paths
encaustic, aluminum leaf, ink on panel
4'h x 4'w
by Lynda Cole

WSG Washington Street Gallery visits the University of Michigan Power Center Theater for the Performing Arts in April 2007 with a show of work by its eleven gallery artists. The Power Center is located at 121 Fletcher Street in Ann Arbor. The show is open just prior to and during all performances at the theater.

 


February 13 - March 25, 2007

Janet Kelman and Jean Lau

Recent Works


Floating Turquoise Seafan
slumped glass
11"h x 23"w x 23"d

by Janet Kelman



Golden Grasses
pastel
29"h x 22"w
by Jean Lau

 


Opening Reception:

Friday, February 16, 7-9 pm

 

 

Gallery Talk, Sunday at 2 series

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 pm

How Does She Make Those?

Slide presentation of Ms. Kelman’s glass and a book signing of 500 Glass Objects

 

 

 

Visiting artists during this exhibit:

Maggie Citrin
Susan Morosky
Marilyn Prucka

 


January 3 - February 11, 2007

It's June in January

summer themes
by twelve gallery artists and six visiting artists


Nichols Arboretum: Huron River, noon
oil on canvas
12"h x 16"w
by Alvey Jones

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 12, 7-9 pm

 

 

 

 

Visiting artists during this exhibit:

Maggie Citrin
Nancy Feldkamp
Susan Morosky
Marilyn Prucka
Linda Soberman
Pamela Morris Thomford

 


November 21 - December 24, 2006

Martha Rock Keller

Being / Seeing

paintings and archival photographs of the
Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan


acrylic on canvas
by Martha Rock Keller

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 1, 7-9 pm

with live music by harpist Anne Keller

 

Sunday at 2 Series continues with a

Gallery Talk with the artist Martha Rock Keller:

"Ways of Seeing: Paintings and Photographs"

Sunday December 10th at 2 pm

 

Visiting artists during this exhibit:

Maggie Citrin
Nancy Feldkamp
Ruth Marks
Susan Morosky
Marilyn Prucka
Linda Soberman
Pamela Morris Thomford



October 17 - November 19, 2006

New Directions / New Connections


12 Gallery Artists plus 6 Visiting Artists


details of work by 12 gallery artists
and 6 visiting artists

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 20, 7-9 pm

 

Sunday at 2 Series continues with


Visiting Artists' Gallery Talk:

Marilyn Prucka: "Not Afraid to Dye"
Matt Shlian: "Paper Engineering"


Sunday November 12th at 2 pm


 

The zest of the new in the work of six visiting artists fans out in exciting new directions:
paper engineering, experimental jewelry, fiber art, painting, and stoneware.


Their work diversifies the core 2D and 3D art of the twelve WSG gallery artists, creating new connections for the viewer.

 

 


September 12 - October 15, 2006

Lynda Cole


Stillness Obscured


Elemental 1
silver leaf on mylar
50"h x 40"w
by Lynda Cole

Closing Reception:

Friday, October 13, 7- 10 pm

Coinciding with Art Night in Ann Arbor

 

Sunday at 2 Series continues on

Sunday September 24th at 2 pm,

with a Powerpoint talk by Lynda Cole about her materials and methods.

 

 

Visiting artists at the gallery during this show will be: Marilyn Prucka, Nancy Feldkamp, and Susan Morosky
 

 

 

 


August 8 - September 10, 2006

The Color White

featuring all gallery and visiting artists


Altarpiece (detail)
acrylic and crayon on canvas
(the canvas work,69"h x 49"w, of which the image above is a detail,
is the centerpiece of a 3-piece installation including two topiaries,
one on each side,acrylic and crayon on board, each one 72"h x 41"w)

by Ellen Moucoulis

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 11, 7- 9 pm

 



 

 

 



June 27 - August 6, 2006

(12 + 12) x 2


24 artists
From left to right: see names at right

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7, 7- 9 pm

 



WSG Washington Street Gallery is repeating its 2004 hit exhibition,12 + 12, in which each of the gallery’s artist-owners invites another artist to show with them in this summer’s (12 + 12) x 2.

 

 


May 23 - June 25, 2006

Michelle A. Hegyi

The Shape of the Sky
Explorations


The Shape of the Sky, No. 9, Variation 1
encaustic and pigment ink on rag paper mounted on plywood
23"h x 23"w x 2.75"d
by Michelle A. Hegyi

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 2, 7- 9 pm



 

 

 


April 18 - May 21, 2006

Beyond Words

Featuring hand-made books by 6 book artists:


Barbara Brown
Susan Goethel Campbell
John Mijatovich
Alvey Jones
Pati Scobey
Julia Miller

Joined by special guest, metal sculptor Ann Pearlman


40 Poems
mixed media handmade book
16"h x 14"w
by Barbara Brown

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 21, 7- 9 pm

 

Special events at WSG:


Sunday at 2 Series:

Panel Discussion: Book Arts

Sunday, April 30, 2 pm

Artists' panel discussion hosted by Barbara Brown

 

Art Night

Friday, May 5, 5-9 pm

Celebrate with free helium balloons from WSG Washington Street Gallery!


 

 

 


March 14 - April 16, 2006

Jennifer Thompson

Recess
watercolor and mixed-media paintings


Big Rig
watercolor/mixed media
31"h x 30"w
by Jennifer Thompson

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 17, 7- 9 pm



 

 

 


February 7 - March 12, 2006

Adrienne Kaplan

Current Paintings in Acrylic and Watercolor


July Patio
acrylic
by Adrienne Kaplan

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 10, 7- 9 pm

 



 

 

 


December 6, 2005 - February 5, 2006

Kindred Spirits

Eastern Michigan University Art Faculty invitational

Barry Avedon, drawings
John De Hoog, constructions
Richard Washington, sculptures


Photo (by James Sandall) of, left to right:
Richard Washington, John DeHoog, and Barry Avedon

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 9, 7- 9 pm

 



 

 

 


October 25 - December 4, 2005

Kate Roesch

Songs of Separation

New Work in Collage


Yellow Bird
collage
15"h x 14"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 4, 7- 9 pm

 



 

 

 


Special events at WSG Washington Street Gallery:

Friday, November 11 at 7pm at WSG
Collecting Art
a gallery talk with our guest Terri Marra of ArtSearch in Ann Arbor

Sunday, November 13 at 2pm at WSG
On Beauty in Art
a conversation with artists

Friday, November 18 and Saturday November 19, 12-9 pm at WSG
Sunday, November 20, 12-4 pm at WSG
Special Guest Artists' Holiday Trunk Show with Jewellers Sharon Donovan and Idelle-Hammond-Sass

Friday, December 2 at 7pm at WSG
Poetry Reading by Doug Smith introducing his recently published book In Drought Time: Scenes from Rural and Small Town Life which includes poetry written by nineteen writers and illustrated by twenty-two area artists.


September 13 - October 23rd, 2005

Alvey Jones

As Time Goes By

Scenes from Famous Motion Pictures


The Charge of the Light Brigade
oil on canvas
12"h x 16"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 7, 7- 9 pm

 

 

 


August 2nd - September 11th, 2005

Emphasis on Digital

New Tools/New Techniques

Featuring the work of

Barbara Brown
Lynda Cole
Michelle A. Hegyi
Alvey Jones
Martha Rock Keller


Emphasis on Digital
Back wall, left to right: Cole, Hegyi, Hegyi
Front: special guest artist Crowell

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 5, 7- 9 pm



Special August events at WSG:


Digital Tools in the Artist's Studio

Sunday, August 21, 2 pm

Artists' panel discussion about using digital tools in the artist's studio, led by digital artists Lynda Cole and Michelle A. Hegyi, with audience participation



Rolling Without Wheels and Flying without Feathers

Friday, August 19, 7 pm

"Rolling without Wheels and Flying without Feathers"
Gallery talk by watercolorist Jennifer Thompson about her inspiration and her process

 

 

 

 


Digital Tools in the Artist's Studio

Artists' Roundtable Discussion

Sunday, August 21, 2 pm at WSG

Artists' panel discussion about using digital tools in the artist's studio, led by digital artists Lynda Cole and Michelle A. Hegyi, with audience participation



Glow Ball
digital painting on rag paper
image size 41"h x 41"w

by Lynda Cole

 


Susan Crowell, guest artist

WSG Washington Street Gallery is pleased to present the work of Susan Crowell, a special guest artist during this exhibition. Susan Crowell is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Michigan, where she teaches ceramics and directs the Residential College Art Gallery. Professor Crowell studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Michigan, where she earned her MFA.

A Fulbright Scholar, she studied architectural ceramics with Nino Caruso at Centro Internazionale di Ceramica in Rome. She has published numerous articles on architectural ceramics, ceramics in Italy, and contemporary ceramics and ceramic artists.

Crowell returns to Italy often to conduct research, to teach, and to direct the University of Michigan’s Program in Florence. In 2003 she collaborated with Italian ceramic artists at two institutions in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy: Istituto Statale d’Arte and Gli Amici della Ceramica. Crowell exhibits her work widely and has participated in a variety of international venues and residencies, in Canada (at Banff), Japan (at Shigaraki and Miyazaki), and Italy (Rome, Venice and Florence) as well as in the United States. Most recently, she spent five weeks at the Banff Centre for the Arts as a participant in the “Sound + Vision“ residency for artists.


Tuboni
stoneware
26"h x 35"w x 28"d

by Susan Crowell

 


Jennifer Thompson to Speak at WSG Gallery

Rolling without Wheels and Flying without Feathers

Friday, August 19, 7 pm at WSG

The Visiting Artist Program at WSG Washington Street Gallery is introducing painter Jennifer Thompson as its newest visiting artist beginning June 2005.

Ms.Thompson will give a gallery talk entitled Rolling without Wheels and Flying without Feathers on Friday evening, August 19 at 7 pm at WSG Washington Street Gallery. She will discuss her process as well as her sources of inspiration.
 
A passionate creator since before she can remember, Ms. Thompson says she once asked for scotch tape for her birthday.  She says, like other honest, yet awkward people, she uses her artwork to search for meaning and place.  Inspired by poetry and memory, her current works are large, colorful, multi-layered watercolor/mixed media paintings.






Weightless
watercolor/mixed media
32"h x 31"
w

by Jennifer Thompson

 



June 21st - July 30th, 2005


Dee Ann Segula

Party Fauna


Celebration (detail)
oil, lacquer, and metallic foil
23"h x 21"w

(detail is 7-1/4" h x 6-1/2"w)

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 24, 7- 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 10th - June 19th, 2005


Celebrating Six

WSG's Sixth Anniversary Celebration



work by WSG gallery artists and visiting artists

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 13, 7 - 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Artists on Art

Special Event:

A roundtable discussion of Artists on Art moderated by gallery artist Martha Rock Keller will be held at WSG Washington Street Gallery on Sunday afternoon, May 22, at 2:00 pm.  Artists and nonartists are invited to attend, listen and take part in the discussion.  All events are free and open to the public.

Artists on Art:

Sunday, May 22, 2 pm

 


 

 

 


March 29th - May 8th, 2005


Norma Penchansky-Glasser and
Ellen Moucoulis


Equestrian Gestures


The Vision After the Sermon
acrylic and crayon on bannercloth (diptych)
85"h x 60"w

by Ellen Moucoulis

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 1, 7- 9 pm

 

 

 

 


Linear Balance I
mixed media
14"h, base: 9" square
by Norma Penchansky-Glasser


 

 

 


Annette Baron
of Baron Glassworks

Special Event:

On Friday night April 8th at 7 pm, at WSG Washington Street Gallery in Ann Arbor, Annette Baron of Baron Glassworks will give a Powerpoint presentation on glass-making processes, her own new work in glass, and classes in glassblowing. The public is invited.


glass vases by Annette Baron

Artist's Talk:

Friday, April 8, 7 pm

 


 

 

 


February 15th - March 27th, 2005


Martha Rock Keller

The Play of Paint and Pixel

How the Computer Influences the Brush


Red Quartet, 3ab
digital painting (pigmented inkjet print)
image size: 23"h x 23"w


Opening Reception:

Friday, February 18, 7- 9 pm

 

 

Artist's Talk:

Friday, March 18, 7 pm

 

 


 

 

 


Jack Summers

Detroit artist Jack Summers will speak at Washington Street Gallery on Friday evening, February 11th, at 7 pm as part of the Gallery's Visiting Artist Program.

Summers returns to Ann Arbor in February with a series of collages and assemblages built around the theme of the preservation of our natural world. "These shrines to nature," in Summer's words, "are tributes to things past, suggesting that we should look more carefully at things around us".
 
Using seeds and pods, found objects and recycled images, Summers creates his wall pieces and boxes with a combination of wry humor and social consciousness, often looking at the past through cultural and spiritual diversity.  His artwork will be available in the gallery through April.






Everything is Interconnected, 2
mixed media
16"h x 12"w x 2.5"d

by Jack Summers

Artist Talk

 

Jack Summers

 

Friday, February 11th, 7 pm

 

 

 


January 4th - February 13th, 2005


Kay Yourist

Balance and Flow

Clay Vessels
 

clay vessel by Kay Yourist

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 14, 7- 9 pm

 

 


 

 

 

 


November 30th - December 23rd, 2004


Holiday Gifts

Featuring special holiday gifts

 

glass ornaments by Annette Baron
4" in diameter


Artists' cards, ornaments, jewelry, fibers, glass, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media collage, encaustics and art books

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 3rd, 7- 10 pm

 

 


 

 

 


November 2nd - November 28th, 2004

Leslie Sobel

New Encaustic Works



Inlaid Land/River
encaustic and photomicrograph on panel
24" x 16"

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 5th, 7-9 pm

 

Artist Talk:

Friday, November 19th, 7 pm
 
Examining, Understanding and Enjoying Encaustics
 
The ancient technique of encaustics (painting with wax) is enjoying a revival in the 21st Century.  Ann Arbor artist, Leslie Sobel, will give a gallery talk at the Washington Street Gallery on Friday evening, November 19th, at 7:00pm describing and discussing her work using this intriguing medium.


 

 

Also in November...

Sharon Donovan

Book Signing and Jewelry Sale
 
As part of the Washington Street Gallery's new "Visiting Artist Program", Sharon Donovan will be at the gallery on Saturday evening, November 20, from 7-9 pm to introduce herself, her spectacular beaded jewelry and the book "500 Beaded Objects" published by Lark Books.  Ms. Donovan will sign purchased books and answer questions about her work. 

 

 



September 28th - October 31st, 2004

Ted Ramsay

The Deck Series



Standing Figure Deck Series
oil on canvas
60"h x 48"w



Opening Reception:

Friday, October 1, 7- 9 pm, Art Night

 

 


 

"In the new "Deck Series" paintings I focus on that frozen moment of visually satisfying beauty out of the frenetic complexities of our everyday lives..."
-- Ted Ramsay

 

 


August 31st - September 26th, 2004

Kate Roesch

Recent Paintings and Monotypes



Untitled (blue)
61.5" x 55.5"
oil on canvas

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 10th, 7- 9 pm

 

 


 

 

 

 


August 3rd - August 29th, 2004

Jean Lau

Places and Faces

Recent pastels and drypoint etchings


Low Water IV
pastel on paper
26"h x 31"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 20th, 7- 9 pm

 

 


 

 

 

 


June 29th - August 1st, 2004

Cynthia Davis

Ann Arbor:
Hand-Altered Photographs

from her recently published book


Nickels Arcade
hand-altered Polaroid SX-70 photograph
image size: 3"h x 3"w


Opening Reception:

Friday, July 9th, 7- 9 pm

 

 


 

 

 

 


June 1st - June 27th, 2004

Five Year Celebration

Celebrating WSG's fifth year
with a show of work by all 12 owner-artists



Santa Cruz
handmade paper
by Ted Ramsay



Opening Reception:

Friday, June 4th, 7- 9 pm

 

 


Ted Ramsay, Professor of Art at the University of Michigan, who has guested at
Washington Street in the past, joined the gallery as an artist-owner in March.  To
welcome him and to celebrate their fifth year, the artists are inviting the public to celebrate
with them at a special reception on Friday evening, June 4th, from 7-9 p.m.

 

 


May 4th - May 30th, 2004

Michelle A. Hegyi

Spaces of Encounter

Recent Paintings


The Shape of the Sky
digital painting
(pigment inks on rag paper)
image size: 23"h x 23"w
framed size: 32"h x 32"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 7th, 7- 10 pm

 

 


 

 

 

 


March 30th - May 2nd, 2004

Annette Baron
and the Students at the
Baron Glassworks



glass vases by Annette Baron

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 2, 7- 9 pm

 

 


handblown and cast glass

 

 


March 2nd - March 28th, 2004

Catherine Arnold

Lifelines and Dreams Between



In a Cool Curving World
oil on canvas
12"h x 15"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 5th, 7- 9 pm

 

 


 

Recent oil paintings by British painter Catherine Arnold

 

 



February 3rd - 29th, 2004

three photographers

Howard Bond
Robin Vincent
Bill Pelletier


Chapter House, Westminster Abbey
by Howard Bond
silver print
image size: 10"h x 12"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 13th, 7-9 pm

 

 


 

 

 



January 6th - February 1st, 2004

12 plus 12

12 WSG members + 12 guest artists


Opening Reception:

Friday, January 9th, 7- 9 pm

 

 

invited artists:

joan painter jones
vincent castagnacci
laura strowe
edna del zoppo
karin wagner coron
robert scarlett
marianetta porter
jack summers
karla wyss tye
martha ceccio
rick lieder
karin bodycombe


 


December 2nd - 24th, 2003

Lynda Cole

silver and water


silver and water
archival inkjet print

10"h x 20"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 5th, 7-10 pm

Artist's Talk:

Alternative Art Processes and Media

Thursday, December 11th, 7 pm

 


 

2D and 3D mixed media

 



November 4th - November 30th, 2003

Heiju Oak Packard

Linescapes

Hanging Woven Panels


Linescape IX
woven panel

72"h x 28"w

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 7th, 7-9 pm

 


 

 

 



September 30th - November 2nd, 2003

John Gutoskey

Towers and Shrines



He is Locked in a Race Against Time
mixed media assemblage
53.5"h x 26"w x 9.75"d

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 3rd, 7-10 pm

Art Night in Ann Arbor

 


 

Strongly influenced by Mexican retabloes, Day of the Dead altars, Brazilian oratories and Haitian voodoo shrines, Gutoskey's assemblages express an unabashed, unashamed use of spirituality, wild expressive color, beauty and pain.

 

"balancing the suffering and pain with the beauty and learning to transcend it" -- John Gutoskey

 



September 2nd - September 28th, 2003

Alvey Jones

The Mystery of Flight


Study for the Mystery of Flight

 


The Mystery of Flight

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 5th, 7-10 pm

 


 

As a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight, Jones has created drawings, studies, oil paintings, boxed assemblages and a handmade book, also titled The Mystery of Flight, all of which will be available at the gallery through September.

Several of Jones' previous books are in the Special Collections Library housed within the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan.

 



August 5th - August 31st, 2003

Ceevah Sobel

Snails/Segments/Spines

 


They Call the Week by Planets
encaustic on hinged wood
8.75"h x 24"w

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 8, 7-10 pm

 


 

Encaustics on wood by Menlo Park, California artist Ceevah Freedman Sobel

"The experience of some element in my surroundings inspires me to explore it further. This often means transforming both the image and the materials. My attraction and interest in the beauty of different surface materials led to the exploration of encaustics or wax painting." -- Ceevah Freedman Sobel

 



July 1st - August 3rd, 2003

WSG Artists Midsummer

Celebrating summer in Ann Arbor

Jean Lau
Norma Penchansky-Glasser
Lynda Cole
Martha Rock Keller
Alvey Jones
Catherine Arnold
Leslie Sobel
Michelle A. Hegyi
Kay Yourist
John Gutoskey
Kate Roesch
Heiju Oak Packard
Joe Cyberski
Nels Nelson

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 11, 7-10 pm



sculpture
by Lynda Cole
fresnel lenses, resin, acrylic

 

Celebrating summer in Ann Arbor, the Washington Street Gallery is filling it's new gallery space at 120 E. Liberty to overflowing with art from 14 of the region's finest artists.

 


June 3rd - June 29th, 2003

Susanne and John Stephenson

At the Edge of Form
Ceramic Sculpture



Configuring Zero
ceramic sculpture by John Stephenson
13.75" x 14.75" x 13"

 


Oval Yellow Bowl

ceramic sculpture by Susanne Stephenson
7.5" x 14" x 11"

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 6th, 7-10 pm

Gallery Talk:

Friday, June 13th, 7 pm


dynamic abstract ceramic sculpture of Susanne and John Stephenson, two of Ann Arbor's most eminent clay artists

Both artists have exhibited internationally as well as throughout the United States, and have their pieces in both public and private collections worldwide.

 

 


April 29th - May 31st, 2003

Martha Rock Keller

Boundary Crossings:
Landscapes from Michigan and Beyond


Martha Rock Keller
acrylic painting

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 2, 7-9 pm

Gallery Talk:

Friday, May 9, 7 pm


 

 

"These paintings are about metaphorical edges and limits and mutable boundaries...they reflect my wonder at the bluffs and bays and mountains and valleys I've seen while travelling in Michigan and in Europe..." -- Martha Rock Keller

 


April 1st - 26th, 2003

Artists at Baron Glassworks

Keeper of the Flame


Annette Baron
glass

 

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 4th, 7-9 pm

Gallery Talk by Annette Baron:
Saturday, April 12th, 7 pm

Studio Tour at Baron Glassworks:
Saturday, April 26th, 12 noon - 8 pm
838 Railroad Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan


 

 

a featured exhibition of the work of 3 exceptional glass artists, Annette Baron, Cal Fette and Vic Leo

 


We

moved!!!

in February 2003

around the corner to

120 E. Liberty

near Main in downtown Ann Arbor

Several new artists will be joining us!

Grand Opening Celebration:

Valentine's Day
February 14, 2003
7-10 pm


February 11th - March 31st, 2003

Nels Nelson, Scott Berry and Joe Cyberski

Jewelry


Nels Nelson
pin/pendant

sterling, watermelon tourmaline,
mauve freshwater pearl

 

Grand Opening Reception:

Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14th, 7-10 pm


 

As a special treat for Valentine's Day shoppers, the Washington Street Gallery, in its new location at 120 E. Liberty just off Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor, has invited jewelry artists Nels Nelson, Scott Berry and Joe Cyberski to show a selection of their fine jewelry. An exhibition of their work plus the work of the twelve artist owners will open on February 11 and continue through March 31. There will be a Gala Opening Reception on Friday evening, February 14, from 7-10 pm.

jewelry by three Ann Arbor jewelers

 


January 2nd - January 29th, 2003

Bev Walker

Pine Tree State


Shoreline Pine
oil -- 40" x 36"

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 10th, 7-9 pm


 

 

contemplative Maine landscapes in oil

 


November 5th - December 24th, 2002

Ted Ramsay and Marcia Polenberg

Figure it Out

Paper and Clay

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 8th, 7-9 pm

Artists' Talk:

Friday, December 6th, 7 pm



Nature's Cage
mixed media -- 37" high
by Ted Ramsay
 
Survivor
slips, glazes on clay, mixed -- 53" high
by Marcia Polenberg

 

 

 

 



October 1st - November 2, 2002

Kate Roesch

Dreams and Interruptions
Recent Paintings


Visitation
oil -- 53" x 59"

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 4th, 7-9 pm


 

 

 

 


October 1st - November 2, 2002

Kay Yourist

2002 Creative Artist Grant Recipient
Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs


pottery by Kay Yourist

Closing Reception:

Friday, October 25th, 7-9 pm


 

Sponsored by a 2002 Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe and Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Kay Yourist has created a body of work combining both ancient and contemporary styles...

 


More work by Kay Yourist>>

 


2nd Annual Art Night, Gallery and Studio Walk

Friday, October 4th, 5-10 pm


September 3rd - September 28th, 2002

Norma Penchansky-Glasser

Pivotal Space

Recent Sculpture and Drawings


Pivotal Space
bronze -- 24" x 12" x 12"

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 6th, 7-9 pm


 

Internationally recognized artist Norma Penchansky-Glasser captures the stress and flow of the human figure in motion in her recent drawings and sculpture .

 


August 6th - August 31st , 2002

Jean Lau

Jean Lau: Pastels


Vermilion
pastel -- 18" x24"

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 9th, 7-9 pm


 

Ann Arbor artist, Jean Lau, known for over 20 years for her etchings and aquatints, brings an exhibition of her new works in pastels for the month of August.

 


Washington Street Gallery Visits Buckham


 




July 12th - August 2nd

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 12, 6-9 pm

 

Don't miss this opportunity to see Washington Street Gallery artists exhibiting their work in a show at the Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan. The Buckham Gallery is located at 134-1/2 West Second Street in Flint, Michigan. Buckham Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30am-5pm,and Friday 12:30-6pm, or by appointment. For more info, call 810-239-6334 or go to http://www.gfn.org/buckham/

 

 


July 9th - August 3rd, 2002

Catherine Arnold

Recent Paintings



The Blurring Weight of Pigeons
oil on canvas -- 14" x 7"

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, July 13th, 7-9 pm


 

"I believe the war which occurs in the mind of the artist, between the competing demands of paint and subject, drives the creative process, firing a form of inquiry....which, to the artist, becomes totally compelling. In the finished work, it is the traces of this struggle which provide the vivid spirit which animates all passionate painting."

-- Catherine Arnold

 


June 4th - July 6th, 2002

Julie Karabenick

Recent Paintings

Explorations in Color and Form


Composition XI
acrylic -- 30" x 30"


a new series of hard-edged geometric abstractions designed to arouse and delight the senses through rich and inventive orchestration of colored shapes

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 7th, 7-9 pm


 


 


April 30th - June 1st, 2002

Laurie Schirmer Carpenter

Along US 20

Landscapes of the Midwest



Storm Lifting
oil on linen -- 26" x 42"

a sensitive artist's view of the "magic" spaces that exist along this middle-of-the-country highway

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 3rd, 7-9 pm


 

 

Ms. Carpenter ... builds compositions that capture the beauty, stillness and sense of space that she finds so compelling in the landscapes of the Midwest.


 


April 2 - April 27, 2002

Dimensions in Glass:

A Celebration of Michigan Glass Month

Maxwell Davis

Annette Baron

Fred Birkhill

Ralph Stephenson

Frederick Warren

James and Tim Harkenrider

Janet Kelman


Opening Reception:

Friday, April 5th, 7-9 pm


Glass sculpture by Janet Kelman

 

Detail from glass vessel by James and Tim Harkenrider

 

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February 26th - March 30, 2002

Leslie Masters

Southern Sun

Landscapes from Italy and France



Italy: Hot Sun
Acrylic -- 18" x 24"

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 1st, 7-9 pm


Artist Talk:

Friday, March 15th, 7 pm


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January 29th - February 23, 2002

Leslie Sobel

the Evolution of Moment



dancing before dunegrass
Mixed media on paper -- 22" x 30"

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 1st, 7-9 pm


Artist Talk:

Friday, February 8th, 7 pm

Artist's Statement (excerpt):

I am fascinated by the change of ideas and form. In particular I am interested in the tension between the seriality of movement through space and time and the circular nature of evolution and change. We move through our lives in a series of events and moments yet we do not start from an empty piece of paper. Thus all the instants of our lives are both a frame in an endless sequence and part of the circular path of life and evolution.

-- Leslie Sobel

 

 

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January 2nd - January 26, 2002

Jan Michael Field

Award Winner's Show


Tattoos
Mixed media on paper -- 48" x 30"

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 11th, 7-9 pm

 

Music for Viewing:

Friday, January 4th, 7-9 pm

trio of Brian Lipson on trumpet and guitar, Jacob Danzinger on violin and Zack Wallace on bass




Large abstract mixed media paintings by the winner of the Best of Show award in the Washington Street Gallery's Michigan Artist Competition in February 2001.

 

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November 27th - December 24th

Lynda Cole

A Matter of Perspective


WTC
digital print

 

A digital installation presenting perspectives
in reaction to the World Trade Center attack

"This exhibit is not about good and evil.

It is about different ways of seeing, different points of view, perspective. It is also about literal perspective - things far away look smaller. It is also about seeing the whole picture, seeing the details or seeing only part of the picture.

Through which door do you look out on the day?" -- Lynda Cole

Opening Reception*:

Friday, December 7, 7-10 pm


 


Door 23
digital print

 


Door 32
digital print



An installation of tiny to huge. Silver gilt and digital art.

 

*The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Midnight Madness in Ann Arbor. The gallery will be open until 10pm on Friday night December 7th. The gallery will also have special holiday hours on Monday, December 24th, open from 11 am until 3 pm.

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October 23rd - November 20th

Martha Ceccio

Remembered Places

"Out West "
oil on Mylar -- image size 8" x 15"

"...evocative...both inspiring and austere, Ceccio's work offers a whole world to contemplate, one that's hidden but not quite lost in its dusky shadows." --John Carlos Cantu, Ann Arbor News, 1998

Opening Reception*:

Friday, November 2, 7-9 pm


 

 



Contemplative oil paintings using thin washes of paint with wiping and glazing which explore memories of nature reduced to its elemental forms.

 

*The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Art Night in Ann Arbor, an evening of special events at local galleries, artist studios, and museums from 5-9 pm.

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Art Night in Ann Arbor

Friday, November 2, 5-9 pm

A community-wide open house Art Night will be held on November 2 when sixteen Ann Arbor galleries and artist's studios open their doors to the public for special events from 5 to 9 pm.

 

 

September 18th - October 20th

Michelle A. Hegyi

More Possibilities
Explorations in Color and Light

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 21, 7-9 pm



"More Possibilities, No. 2"
digital print (Lightjet) -- image size 24" x 32"

Digital Art Night:

Friday, October 12, 7 pm

Talk and demonstration:

How Three Artists Use the Digital Medium by artists Michelle Hegyi, Leslie Sobel, and Lynda Cole

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Digital Art Night:

Friday, October 12, 7 pm

Talk and demonstration:

How Three Artists Use the Digital Medium by artists Michelle Hegyi, Leslie Sobel, and Lynda Cole

 


July 31st - September 15th

Barry Avedon

Painting and Drawing

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 3, 7-9 pm


"Chair Two"
oil on canvas -- 51" x 65"

 

 

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June 19th - July 28th

Kevin Donahue

Paintings and Drawings

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 22, 7-9 pm


Cathedral Rock
oil on canvas -- 12" x 18"

"powerfully precise from a distance...close up they meld into patches of pure color"

-- Art News, May 1993

 

"He paints islands of light"

-- Cover Magazine, Arts New York, April 1993

 

 

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May 8th - June 16th

Norma Gray

The Five Elements Revisited

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 11 , 7-9 pm


Heaven's Gate
acrylic on paper -- 22" x 30"

This is my second exploration of the natural world as defined by the Tai-Chi principle that the earth is an interplay of the Five Elements of Water, Fire, Metal, Earth and Wood. This simple principle has provided a sizeable vocabulary of images for discovery and expression.

-- Norma Gray

 

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Hot, Hot, Hotter:

Three Michigan Artists Working in Glass

Janet Kelman

Annette Baron

Albert Young

April 3rd - May 5th

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 6, 7-9 pm

Click here for more information about the April exhibition

 

 


 

March 6th - March 31st

2000 Honors Award Program of the Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

 

Opening Reception: Friday
March 9, 6-8 pm

Talk by Carter Blocksma, Custom Applications in Interior Design March 9, 5-6 pm

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February 6th - March 3rd

Michigan Artists' Competition

 

Opening Reception: Saturday
February 10, 6-8 pm

"Double Chambered Teapot"

Brass/bronze/acrylic --4" x 7" x 4"

Johanna Nelson, Ypsilanti, Michigan

 

"The Collector Birds Spooked Her. She Ran in Circles and Jumped the Fence"

Mixed media -- 38" x 36"

Michael Zahratka, Belleville, Michigan

 

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January 2nd - February 3rd

Jeri Hollister: New Works

Opening Reception: Friday
January 12, 7-9 pm


"Bronze Tribute, 00-21"
Stoneware - 18" x 12" x 5"

"Upright Tribute, 99-23"
Earthenware - 27" x 23" x 7"

 

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