THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS:
Blick Art Materials
Charlevoix State Bank
Grey Gables Inn Restaurant
Pat O'Brien & Associates
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
Paul Varga & Steve Toornman
September 17 - October 30, 2021
Friday, September 17 from 5 - 7pm
A contemporary figural exploration with local artists Paul Varga, Bronze and Steve Toornman, oil.
Two contemporary fine artists who each explore the figure with a distinct approach. Varga is a sculptor working primarily in bronze and Toornman is focused in oil painting.
SPONSORED BY: DCL Inc.
Kids of all ages can take part in our PRESENCE Coloring Contest!
Just return your completed picture to CCA by October 30, 2021 to be entered into our PRIZE drawing!
Charlevoix Circle mARkeT
November 19 - December 30, 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!
2021 Completed Exhibits...
re | ART
Juried Fine Art Exhibit
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.
Joyce Brodsky HONORABLE MENTION
Bettina Cousineau 3RD PLACE
Richard Foa 1ST PLACE
Lisa Marie Gazda
Clyde Hart 2ND PLACE
Egan Franks Holzhausen
Spotlight on Innovation
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.
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
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.
READ MORE ABOUT KIM RICHELLE
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
SPONSORED BY: DCL Inc.
Charlevoix Photography Club
"Pure Northern Michigan"
12th Annual juried exhibit
June 11 - 19, 2021
The Charlevoix Photography Club, Inc. (CPC), in cooperation with Charlevoix Circle of Arts and the sponsorship 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.
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, June 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Charlevoix Auto
1st Place: Mark Haveman “Sunrise, Lake of the Clouds”
2nd Place: John Doskoch “Emerald Isle on Emerald Lake”
3rd Place: Sharron Hemme “Autumn Reds”
HM: Bill Higgins “Jordan River Sunrise”
Mike Schlitt “Crashing Waves”
1st Place: Wally Barkley “First Walk with Mom”
2nd Place: Bill Dietrich “Fox Siblings”
3rd Place: Jose Cabrera “Fresh Catch of the Day”
Honorable Mention: Kevin Dietrich “Majestic Love Birds”
Wally Barkley “Looking Good”
Jose Cabrera “Springtime – Cedar Waxwings”
1st Place: LuAnn Griffin “Optimistic 4 Year Old”
2nd Place: Linda Gall “Water Baby”
3rd Place: Maurice Seaman “Innocent Perception”
Honorable Mention: Gretchen Dorian “No Surprise”
1st Place: Sharron Hemme “Pink Hibiscus”
2nd Place: Linda Gall Water Lily Watercolor”
3rd Place: Rebecca Rhea “Monarch Caterpillar”
Honorable Mention: Marie Friske “Bleeding Heart”
1st Place: Bill Higgins “Alanson Boathouse Reflections”
2nd Place: Sharron Hemme “Fancy Feather”
3rd Place: Jacob E. Doskoch “ Fiery Night, Starry Night”
Honorable Mention: Wally Barkley “Night Waves”
Exhibit runs: July 3 - September 4, 2021
Summer Open House & Opening:
July 8th, 5 - 7pm
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!
T.L. Baumhardt, Snow Fairy Cottage
Egan Franks Holzhausen
Mary Ellen Murphy
Patrick Kelly Wise