DCL Inc.
Blick Art Materials
Charlevoix Auto
Charlevoix State Bank
Grey Gables Inn Restaurant
Petoskey Plastics

Dream to Reality

Exploring What We Believe and Why
artist Kim Richelle

Exhibit runs:  April 23 - May 29, 2021

Opening Extended hours April 23, 5 - 7pm

The fascinating path to why we believe what we believe evolves through self-expression and interpretation of family, history, religion, art, nature, experience.


Dream to Reality explores that path through the mythological illustrations and writing of Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle. Kim’s books don’t fit tidily into a category or genre. Yet she has written tomes and tales of faerie and tarot, written and illuminated for adults. Richelle is an elegant illustrator who has embraced mythology and her own gift of clairvoyance since childhood. 

The exhibit features her original prints, paintings and book signings/readings from her books, The Day Rue Flew, 2000, Banshee, Shed the Cloak of Control, 2019. Her next illustrated book Faerie Fobia, focuses on fear, suppression and bias toward homophobia and other prejudice.



Schedule of FREE Gallery Talks
(Limited capacity- please pre-register)

Friday, April 23: 

Kim Richelle, Opening & Book Signing.  GO TO VIDEO

Thursday, April 29: 

Kim Richelle, Exploration of the earliest mythology & symbolism.


Thursday, May 6: 

Kim Richelle, Journey of the Fool.  GO TO VIDEO

Thursday, May 13: 

Invited speakers Sandy Witherspoon, local resident & member of the Odawa tribe, Sandy McSauba, direct descendant of Chief Louis McSauba and Yvonne Walker Keshick, renowned quill artist and National Heritage Fellow.  GO TO VIDEO

Thursday, May 20: 

Mary Stewart Adams, Star Lore Historian & author of new book Star Tales of Mother Goose. Book Signing!  GO TO VIDEO

Thursday, May 27: 

Kim Richelle, The dream merging with reality.  GO TO VIDEO


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Charlevoix Photography Club

"Pure Northern Michigan"
12th Annual juried exhibit

Exhibit runs: 

June 11 - 19, 2021

The Charlevoix Photography Club, Inc. (CPC), in cooperation with the Charlevoix Circle of Arts and the support of Charlevoix Auto is pleased to accept submissions for its Twelfth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition entitled “Pure Northern Michigan”. 

Juror is Craig Sterken, Pure Michigan Photographer.


The Charlevoix Photography Club wishes to honor former member Rob Maxwell during this exhibition.  Rob passed away in May of 2020 due to cardiac issues.  He was a mentor, a teacher, as well as a fellow board member.  He had many years of photography experience, dating back to film and darkroom skills.  We will miss his talent and encouragement.

Extended hours on Friday, June 11th to 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Charlevoix Auto

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Exhibit runs:  July 3 - September 4, 2021

Our 2nd annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists.  Join us this summer as our exhibit gallery turns sales gallery!  We are delighted to offer a collection of our very own local northern Michigan artists.

Support Local Art!

Sponsored by:  Grey Gables Inn Restaurant &
Charlevoix State Bank

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Paul Varga & Steve Toornman

Exhibit runs: 

September 16 - October 31, 2021

A contemporary figural exploration with local artists Paul Varga, Bronze and Steve Toornman, oil.

Two local contemporary fine artists who explore the figure each with a distinct approach. Varga is a sculptor working primarily in bronze and Toornman is focused in oil painting.



Charlevoix Circle mARkeT

Exhibit runs:

November 19 - January 3, 2021

Our annual Charlevoix Circle mARkeT is a festive, handmade, shopping experience launched by our Community Appreciation Celebration.  With over 40 local artists and makers featured, we have curated a magnificent selection of unique gifts and treats!

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2021  Completed Exhibits...

re | ART
Juried Fine Art Exhibit

Exhibit runs:   

February 1 - 27, 2021

re | Art: reflect, reject, refine, remark.  

We invite artists to comment visually to the many shifts taking place in our current experience. Change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine... etc...

Juror for this exhibition is Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio. 
Learn more about JOANN CONDINO

CCA had an open call for entry to all Michigan visual artists working in all mediums including 2-D, 3-D, functional art, fine craft, photography, and installation. 



Sarah Bearup-Neal
Zoe Beaudry


Daniel Clark

Bettina Cousineau  3RD PLACE
Deborah Crandell

Amie Crawford

William Dietrich

Richard Foa    1ST PLACE
Lisa Marie Gazda

Margie Guyot

Clyde Hart     2ND PLACE

Kelly Heck

Egan Franks Holzhausen
Christine Leader

Kathryn Reuschel

Audrey Shapiro

Sharon Smithem

Megan Swoyer

Rachel Systma-Reed

Sam Williams

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Spotlight on Innovation

Exhibit runs: 

March 12 - April 10, 2021

Our annual regional high school student art exhibit! Come and see unique works from 11th & 12th grade budding artists from Charlevoix County and the surrounding area!  With scholarship awards from Kendall College, and CCA prize awards sponsored by Blick Art Materials and juried by Nancy Carey


Participating Schools:

East Jordan High School
Concord Academy of Boyne of the Arts
Boyne City High School

Charlevoix Montessori Academy of the Arts

Charlevoix High School

CCA Award Winners:

1st Place:  Olivia Payne, “Lost in Lavender,” Boyne City High School will receive a $250 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate.


2nd Place:  Emily Bellinger, “Beautiful Sorrow,” Charlevoix High School will receive $150 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate.


3rd Place:  Jayde Fazio, “Divorce,” East Jordan High School will receive a $100 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate.


Honorable Mention:  Paige Pemble, “Justice,” Charlevoix High School will receive $50 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate.

Sponsored by: Blick Art Materials

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