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Charlevoix Circle mARkeT

Exhibit runs:

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!

Featured Artists & Makers:

Jim Abbey

Mary Ann Anderson

Douglas Barron

T.L. Baumhardt, Snow Fairy Cottage
Sierra Bigham, Bear Earth Herbals

Sue & Russ Bolt
Dan & Traci Clark

Terry & Mary Coveyou

Dick Davis

Charlotte Diller, Fat Wool Co.

Mary Duggan, The Wool Trunk

Heidi Finley

Shelby Fisher

Eva Flower
Larissa Flynn

Gayle Gennett

Emily Gladding, Placed by Grace Designs

Katie Hammond

Kelly Heck

Joe Lafata, J&N Stone & Steel Blacksmith

Elizabeth Lee, Hive North

Carol Madison

Pattie McCreadie
Jan McKay

Wendy McWhorter

Trish Morgan
North Country Critters

Paige O'Leary, Cottage Pottery

Emily Pangborn, 5:14 Candles

Ebony Parish

Vincent Pernicano

Jeanie Putman

Troy Radikin

Olivia Solowy

Heather Sterly, Smarty Pants Cards

Megan Swoyer

Rachel Sytsma Reed

Anne Teesdale

Carol Torres

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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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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 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

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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!

Sponsored by:  Grey Gables Inn Restaurant &
Charlevoix State Bank

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Jim Abbey

Kurt Anderson

Elizabeth Armbruster

Prudence Barber

Kevin Barton

T.L. Baumhardt, Snow Fairy Cottage

Anne Benington

Joyce Brodsky

Ann Carolan

Daniel Clark

Deborah Crandell

Egan Franks Holzhausen

Susan Glass

Margie Guyot

Pamela Harrington

Kelly Heck

Rebecca Johnson

Karen Kimmell

Debbie Lamson

Scott Leader

Nancy Maas

Mary Maclellan-Koaches

Dirk Martin

Wendy McWhorter

Trish Morgan

Margaret Moran

Mary Ellen Murphy

Vincent Pernicano

Anne-Marie Rock
Audrey Shapiro

Olivia Solowy

Carolyne Stolzenfels

Patricia Tinney

Candice Tucker

Sarah Tule

Patrick Kelly Wise


Paul Varga & Steve Toornman

Exhibit runs: 

September 17 - October 30, 2021

Opening Reception:

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.


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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!

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