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Black & White

Opening, Artists Talk, & Awards Tonight!

Happy to be 1 of 65 artists using black and white to tell visual stories for this exhibition.

Join the artists and jurors at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 21, for a gallery talk.

Jurors Jennie Osman and Helen Kendall of the art department at University Liggett School will present awards and give one artist awarded Best of Show a solo show for the 2024-2025 Guest Artist Season in the Manoogian Gallery at University Liggett School.

The Black and White exhibition will be up through Friday, Nov. 10 at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms.

The link above gives you a preview of the show. However, art is always better in person. Hope to see you there.

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The 94th Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition

Ben Jamin, 48” x 36”, acrylic on canvas, 3/28/19, © Steve Miller 2019
Ben Jamin, 48” x 36”, acrylic on canvas, 3/28/19, © Steve Miller 2019


Congratulations, again, for your acceptance into the 94th Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition! This year marks 94 years of celebrating Michigan artists at the Muskegon Museum of Art and we are excited to continue the rich legacy of this exhibition with you and your artwork.

We hope you, your family, and your friends will join us for the Opening Reception and Artist Award Ceremony next Thursday, September 28 at 5 PM. A cash bar and snacks will be available.

Event Schedule:

Opening Reception (in the gallery): 5-6 PM

Artist Awards Ceremony (in the auditorium): 6-7 PM

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Royal Oak Art Walk

The first ever Royal Oak Art Walk is this Friday evening.

Thanks to the City of RO for this brand new annual event connecting the public with downtown businesses paired with local artists.

I’m thrilled that the Royal Oak Arts Commission has paired me, Steve Miller, to exhibit a several of my favorite paintings with painter and art teacher Lisa Spatola, and Royal Oak Artist Laurette and Poet Roberta Brown. We will be sharing our work with the public at the Atelier School of Art located at 407 East Fourth Street in Royal Oak. Fri. Aug. 11 from 5-8pm. Our paintings will be on display and for sale alongside the incredible work of the instructors and students of the Atelier. Also, Roberta will be presenting an ekphrastic poetry reading and writing workshop. 

Wine and beer and refreshments will be available. Scan the QR code on the image for a map, and put it in your calendar. 🎨
Hope to see you there.

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Worldwide Finalist

FACES 2023
International Juried PAINTING Exhibition

The artwork for this exhibition has been selected and voted on by three jurors based on the theme “close-up” faces of persons or animals, originality, quality of work and technical skill.   Learn more about the artist, inspiration behind the art and a link to their website by clicking on the images! Artist’s represented in this exhibition are from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Germany, Spain, Israel, Bangladesh, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Romania, Turkey, Russia & Czech Republic.

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Our Town Art Show & Sale

Thrilled to say that three of my large landscape paintings have been juried by Barbara Heller and Grace Sera into the Birmingham Community House’s Our Town Art Show & Sale.

Here are the details:

OUR TOWN Opening Night Party: March 30, 2023, 6-9:00 p.m. (Juried Artists attend for free)

OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale: FREE ADMISSION on Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both days)

OUR TOWN Online Exhibit & Sale: March 31 – April 15, 2023

This all media and juried art show provides a forum for Michigan artists to display and sell their work. The Show includes paintings, pastels, sculptures, glassworks, fiber, photography, jewelry, and mixed media. Artists receive sixty-five percent of the proceeds from the sale of art, while thirty-five percent goes to the programs and services provided by The Community House, a non-profit organization serving people in the community for 100 years!

If you are interested in attending the opening night, here’s a link to purchase tickets. It’s a fundraising event for The Community House after all. If you’d like to learn more about the organization, here’s a link to that.

Reach out to me if you have any questions.

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Postcard Salon

What: A Postcard Salon is an exhibition where all artworks are the size of a postcard, 4 x 6 inches. Also, all artworks are for sale for only $30.

Where: The Muskegon Museum of Art

When: Exhibition runs from March 30 – April 21, 2023 | Reception is Thursday, April 20 | 5:30 PM (Sale starts at 6:30 PM)

If you happen to be in Muskegon during the reception then you’ll probably be able to grab your first Steve Miller, you savvy art collector you.