Monday, August 31, 2009

Ferndale - Call for Art

Call for Art
Celebrate the Print
Lawrence Street Gallery
Sept 30 - October 30
Juror - Lynne Avadenka
Walk in 2 entries by Sept 25 at 5 pm $25

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Detroit - Institute of Art Family Sundays

Target Family Sundays as posted at:

After a hectic week of car pooling, homework and after-school activities, it's time for the whole family to relax and recharge at the DIA's Target Family Sundays. Take in family performances, storytelling, art-making workshops and much more. The new DIA. Let yourself go!

Target Family Sundays Storytelling: Summer Breezes Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Novi - Sidewalk Series at Twelve Mile Crossing

Sadly, this weekend will conclude the Novi Summer Sidewalk Series hosted by ArtsNOVI and Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music of Spangler/Tope Trio (Jazz). Area artists, including myself will have artwork on display.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Northville - Call for Art

Northville Art House All Media Show
Entries accepted through August 27
Walk in CD if you miss the mail. Thurs. 1-5.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oxford - Call for Art

Oxford-Call for EntryTo: All Creatures Great and Small, Mixed Media
Juror: Kimberly Santini

Margot Gallery & Frame
5 S Washington St.
Oxford 48371

Drop off: Sept. 18-25
Juror Notify: Sept. 29
Show: Oct. 2-23
Download on line:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center - Classes

August 31-September 2 / 9 AM-Noon / "Crafty" Workshops
MONDAY - silk scarf painting & special paper dying
TUESDAY - wire-wrapped sea glass jewelry
WEDNESDAY - journals incorporating hand-dyed paper
BBAC Members $61; guests $101; plus $16 materials fee

August 31-September 2 / 12:30-3:30 PM / Plen Air Painting
MONDAY - BBAC grounds - pastels or traditional oils
TUESDAY - "off campus" - water color pencils & water color
WEDNESDAY - "off campus" - sketching & composition
BBAC Members $61; guests $101; plus $15 materials fee

Diane Roach Smith, Instructor

PHONE 248.644.0866 to register or for more information.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Detroit - Motor City Movie House Film

"Head Trip"TIME: 8pm

LOCATION: 5th Floor Russell Industrial Center, Motorcity Moviehouse.

The film is called "Head Trip" and its a story about taking a SanFrancisco roadside attraction to New York. A Road Trip across the country featuring, Dick Cheney, George Bush, a few rodeo bicyclists, and MORE.This film is showing tonight only, John Law is a michigan guy who has returned to live in the belly of the Rouge after leaving Michigan as a child and 30 years in SanFrancisco. If you haven't met him yet, he's very worth meeting; someone who truly appreciates Detroit for its strength and character and the momentum with which this city is creating to be an example around the world. He's back in town for a little while, and he has made a film that is being shown TONIGHT - in a casual, intimate, pre-screening kind of way.
There is a suggested donation of 2 dollars for the space, no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash bar or BYOB. We are also planning on showing Nicole McDonald's film again in case you haven't seen this masterpiece titled "A City to Yourself"

CONTACT:Kate: 248-885-4530

One to Watch

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Detroit News - Farmington Artist

Detroit News 08/23/2009, Page A11
Project aims to find vets’ inner artist Goal is to get art kits in their hands

A Farmington Hills man is set to distribute art kits to disabled veterans through his new nonprofit.
Ray Bakerjian, who served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977, has been an artist all his life — mainly for fun, although he’s sold a few paintings here and there. Looking for a way to help veterans, Bakerjian started volunteering at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit about two years ago. He teaches art to vets there once a month.
Through his volunteer work, Bakerjian said he learned that his students — mostly men in their 50s and 60s — were expressing themselves in different ways through art. The idea for the Wounded Artist Project was born.
“These soldiers have a lot of downtime while they are recovering,” said Bakerjian, 52. “This can help by giving them something to do.”
The Wounded Artist Project, which Bakerjian launched earlier this summer, seeks to put art kits — containing art books, a sketch pad, pencils, erasers and an instructional DVD — into the hands of disabled veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. He plans to distribute a few dozen kits at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington in the coming months. Bakerjian also hopes to make the kits available to every disabled veteran through donations to his nonprofit organization.
According to Hubert Hess, chief of staff for Michigan’s Veterans Affairs Directorate, there are 69,531 disabled veterans in Michigan, out of about 724,000 veterans.
Each kit costs about $25, Bakerjian said, and he’s looking for donations, grants and other fund-raisers.
Michael Harris, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has been assisting Bakerjian with his project.
“This program is a means for a soldier who is holding things within him or herself to express themselves through art,” Harris said.

■ CONTACT KORIE WILKINS: 586-826-7262 OR KWILKINS@FREEPRESS.COM “THIS CAN HELP BY GIVING THEM SOMETHING TO DO.” RAY BAKERJIAN , on the Wounded Artist Project, which seeks to put art kits in the hands of disabled veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan
PATRICIA BECK/Detroit Free Press Ray Bakerjian, 52, of Farmington Hills talks about his Wounded Artist Project at the Farmington Community Library earlier this month. Behind him is a drawing he did that shows an infantryman in Iraq.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Detroit - Variety Show

Lust for Life

The only place to be Saturday, August 22, 2009, is at “Lust for Life”. The event will be a variety show celebrating the birthday’s of Metro Detroit Event Cordinator, Laura Deljanin and local Film Producer, Ed Gardiner.

The night will start promptly at 9 pm with a live comedy set, followed by a fashion show by three local designers and a performance by local aerialist, Warrior Girl. Then things really get heated with performances local burlesque artists; needless to say this will be a 21 and over show. House and Techno DJ’s will be spinning all night.

This event is to kick off the Edgewise Gallery, a permanent gallery in the city of Detroit. Laura Deljanin is making it her full time job, to represent new local artists as well as established professionals, creating ongoing art events, on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s trends. Ten artists will be showcasing their latest works with the Lust for Life theme. Don’t miss it.

Motor City Movie House
Inside The Starbrite Theatre at the Russell
1604 Clay St. Bldg 1, Floor 5
Detroit, MI. 48211

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wyandotte - Third Friday

As posted at:

Third Friday Event

Event Date: August 21st, 2009 at 5:30 PM until end
This is a family friendly event.
(Recurs on the third Friday of every months)
Event Location: Downtown Wyandotte Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte , MI 48192

Event Description

Wine Crawl! Many of the shops and restaurants in the downtown district stay open later than usual, offer freebies, specials and discounts on these special nights. In addition, there is musical entertainment and free trolley and horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown district.

Marching Chiefs Car Wash and Tag Day will be held in conjunction with Third Friday on Friday August 21st. All proceeds to offset band camp costs. Band members will be throughout the downtown area collecting donations until 7:00 p.m. Car Wash will be held at the Roosevelt High School Parking Lot, 540 Eureka from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Milford - VFAA Call for Art

2009 Views and Visions

Sept. 19 & 20
Milford Senior Center
Entries take in Aug. 23
Milford Presbyterian Church

More Information:
Sue Gallon 248-685-0157

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Canton - Call for Art

Canton fine Arts Exhibition at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton,MI 48187

Best of Show $750...$1,950 in cash prizes.
Juror: Robert Throne - Known as a works on paper artist. Concentration Watercolor, Printmaking and Drawing

Show: Oct. 2-25
Entries due: Aug. 21
call Jennifer Tobin 734-394-5484
or download

Opportunities for Art Visionaries

Deadline: August 31, 2009

20UNDER40 is an initiative to engage new leaders in the arts field by compiling an anthology of 20 essays about the future of the arts and arts education, with the goal of addressing the impending generational shift in leadership. Twenty essays will be selected for final publication. Successful chapter proposals will identify a problem within the field and pose a solution; highlight a need and articulate a new vision; and/or debunk an accepted theory or practice and posit a new one.

For more information please visit

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Detroit - Opera House Take Action Tuesday

GET INVOLVED! Take Action - MOT Needs Your Help

BravoBravo! is an important fundraiser for MOT, but it isn't nearly enough to keep our organization alive. As a non-profit, we rely on donations from the community to ensure our survival, now and for the future. If you enjoyed BravoBravo! this year or in the past, if you ate and drank and danced your money's worth or more, please consider making a donation to further support Michigan Opera Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, and world-class opera and dance in Detroit.


August 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. For a limited time, the Community Foundation will match by 50% your donation to support Michigan Opera Theatre. Beginning on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m., go to to make a donation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will match it - making your gift worth 50% more to Michigan Opera Theatre. Click below for all the details.


Detroit - Artist Market

Community Foundation Challenge – Arts&Culture

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 1:31, from

DAM has been selected to participate in an exciting online giving program. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is providing up to $1 million of general operating support to match gifts designated to support participating arts and cultural organizations made online to the Community Foundation. A match of $1 will be provided for every $2 contributed. 75 area arts and culture organizations are participating.

The ONLINE challenge program will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, and will end as soon as the $1 million dollars of match is exhausted , or no later than September 18, 2009, whichever is first.THIS MATCH FUND WILL DISAPPEAR VERY QUICKLY - PLAN NOW TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE CONTRIBUTION AT 10am ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 18TH!

For more program details, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan .

Monday, August 17, 2009

South Lyon - Menagerie Room Call for Entries

All-Media Fall Show Call for Entries

The Menagerie Room Gallery would like to extend an invitation to all area artists who are interested in selling or exhibiting their work.

The show runs from Sat., Aug 29 through Sat., Oct. 24. Call 248-446-0411 or email

This is a cool new business, which just opened earlier this year that is an upscale hair salon with an art gallery in the back. For more information:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Brighton - Art Guild Call for Art

Brighton Art Guild's Fourth Annual Juried Fine Art Show
Location: Howell Opera House
Juror: Mark Mehaffey
Awards: Best of Show $400 and $1000 in additional awards
Deadline: CD Entry Aug. 22
Show: Oct. Oct.2-4

For More Detail:
Anne Buckman 810-225-8197

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Novi - Summer Sidewalk Series

Check out this week's Summer Sidewalk Series at Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk. Visual Artists are Peggy Kerwan and Patty Dombecki.

Free Concert by Gia Warner/Bobby Lewis:

Detroit - Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic Pottery is a living treasure and offers visitors an exciting glimpse of a little known part of American history. Founded in 1903 during the Arts & Crafts Movement, Pewabic is nationally renowned for its tile and pottery in unique glazes. Today it is a non profit ceramic art education center which welcomes 70,000 visitors annually.

Saturday Aug 15 (10am-5pm) & Sunday 16 (12-5pm). Free and open to the public. 50% discount on seconds and imperfect giftware as well as 50% discounts on overrun floor & wall tile. Bring your own packing material. No other discounts apply.

For More Information:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ann Arbor - Art Center

Ann Arbor Art Center’s 2009 All Media Exhibition

Opening reception by area works juried by Mitch Cope.

In celebration of the longevity of The Print, area artists the Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 14, 6-8pm.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

North Oakland County Art Festival

North Oakland County Art Festival
Olde World Canterburry Village
August 14-16, 2009
Lake Orion, MI
Friday, August 14, from 6pm-9pm
Saturday, August 15, from 10am-8pm
Sunday, August 16 from 10am-5pm
Olde World Canterbury Village is a 19th century village and designated historical landmark; it is host to 18 specialty shops and wonderful features including Aldridge’s Always Christmas shop & carousel, Canterbury Toy World, The Celtic Connection, Village Quilt shop, Canterbury Fudge Shoppe. Restaurants include Kings Court Castle Restaurant or the Clansman Gaelic Pub. There’s something for everyone. More info at

Approximately 125 high quality juried artists from around the world will participate. There are all mediums of Art work including paintings, Clay, Glass, Fiber, Wood, Jewelry, Sculpture, photography and more. In addition to the great Art work, there are live Art demonstrations happening throughout the Event, free entertainment, great food and Tween Art Competition for kids ages 13-19 which allows them to enter their Art work to be publicly displayed and chance to win a cash prize. There is free admission and free parking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Detroit - Dale Teachout Art Opening

"Off the Cuff" - Friday, August 14 at 6:00pm

Event: Off the Cuff "The Art of Dale Teachout"
What: ArtExhibit
Host: Russell Gallery
Start Time: Friday, August 14 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, September 13 at 6:00pm
Where: Russell Gallery, Russell Industrial Center - building 3


My interview with Dale Teachout:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Orchard Lake - Call for Art

Juried Fine Arts Show at Orchard Lake Community Church
Saturday, November 7, 2009
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Setup: Friday evening 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Saturday 7:00 am
Booth fee: $75; no jury fee (because we are a first year show and times are difficult, we have decided to waive the jury fee this year).

Just in time for the holidays, the show will feature art inspired by faith. Art submissions can be obvious or subtle in their inspirational nature and are open to creative professionals of all mediums, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, drawings, photography and mixed media. All submissions will be juried based on the quality of artist’s work, quantity of applicants in a selected medium and relativity of the product to the theme of the show.

The show is located at:
5171 Commerce Road in Orchard Lake.

Please email Joanne Ewald at and an application will be forwarded to you for submission. The application must be returned with the booth fee of $75 written to Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. The check will be voided if you are not accepted in the show. All accepted booth fees are to support OLCCP’s Campaign and Mission funds.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Novi - Sidewalk Series at Twelve Mile Crossing

Novi - Sidewalk Series at Twelve Mile Crossing

This series will host its second event today! My artwork will be included, along with Mark Wissinger and Nik Epley. Don't miss music from the Randy Brock Group.

Bring a chair and join us Saturday, August 8 - 4 to 7pm at the center roundabout at Twelve Mile Crossing @ Fountainwalk.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Support ArtsNovi, local music, local art and local business! Thank you in advance - ArtsNovi Board

Friday, August 7, 2009

Milford - Milford Memories Festival

Great event this weekend in Milford

Deroit - Artist Market Opening

DAM SMALL SHOW August 07, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Detroit art collectors won’t want to miss this LARGE selection of SMALL art works by more than 70 recognizable (and new) Detroit area artists, who have been specially invited to showcase their work in a unique format. Pieces for this show are limited in size to 12” by 12” and each of the artists represented have been able to feature MORE, highly collectible, original pieces in an extremely affordable price range. ALL work is priced under $250.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Detroit - Kresge Grants

Kresge Foundation to Provide $200,000 for Arts and Community Grants in Detroit

The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, is piloting a new community arts and engagement project in Detroit, Baltimore, Maryland, and St. Louis, Missouri, that encourages residents to use art and culture as a tool to address issues in their communities. The Detroit program is titled Kresge Community Arts. The foundation is investing $200,000 over two years in each city. Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000. The project is designed to test Kresge's belief that grassroots arts and cultural projects can be an effective tool to unite communities, address pressing social issues, and uplift spirits in difficult times. Individuals and groups are encouraged to apply, including local artists and historians, neighborhood and homeowner associations, youth with parental consent, service agencies, municipal governments, community development corporations, and arts and cultural organizations, among others.

For more information:

Northville - Art House Opening Featuring Darcel Daneau

This is just one of the stops for the monthly First Friday Art Walk in Northville.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Detroit - DIA Fitting Room

General Event Family Fitting Room
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in August 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Beginning August 5

Get the most out of your DIA visit by making the Family "Fitting Room" your first stop. Have your interests sized up, and have a special tour built for a visit that's tailor made for you and your family. Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Art Prize Status

Registration is now over for ArtPrize and I have secured a venue for my painting, The Swiftness. Come out to Biggby Coffee next month to see it, or view it on the following link:

Monday, August 3, 2009

BBAC on the Radio with Artist Ricki Rad and Zdzislaw Sikora

BBAC's graffiti exhibit on WDET

Host Craig Fahle interviews Detroit artist Ricki Rad & exhibit curator Zdzislaw Sikora about graffiti art & the creation of the graffiti exhibit currently showing @ the BBAC. Tune in to DETROIT TODAY on Mon., Aug. 3, between 2 & 3 PM...WDET 101.9-FM.Check out the exhibit -- "Let the Silence Have Its Say" -- through Aug. 21.

Gallery Shop Sale - 20% Off!

Take advantage of the BBAC's annual August Gallery Shop Sale with 20% off everything. Jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber, 2-dimensional art & more. Through August 31.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

St. Clair Shores - SPLASH Fundraiser for Karmanos!

Tired of the usual parties @ clubs? This event is like no other in Metro Detroit. "Splash" is bringing some of the best Metro Detroit has to offer in Fashion, Style, Magazines, Jewelry, Photography, Footwear, Beverages & Eyewear. All to benefit a cause that is dear to all our heart!Ambassador Magazine, P&M Elite Events & Detroit Shock would like you to escape your busy, hectic fast paced city life for a little Beach with us for one night only!
Doors open @ 8 PM Sunday August 2nd
The Beach Grill
24420 Jefferson Ave
St. Clair Shores, MI (Nautical Mile)
This event will feature a Geftaki Swimwear Runway show @ Dusk (9 PM)
Geftaki was made famous by Paris Hilton!
21 & UpLimited VIP Booths & Packages available
Please contact Naomi - 519.791.2036 & for more information

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ann Arbor - Dixboro Arts and Crafts Show

Artisans on the Green at the Dixboro Fair

16th annual juried arts and crafts show that is part of the Dixboro Fair. This event sponsered by the Dixboro United Methodist Church is set in a beautiful outdoor surrounding with all day entertainment, food and games. As in the past, part of this years net proceeds will go local charities.

Hours: Sat. 10 am-6pm
Venue Name: Dixboro United Methodist Church
Address: 5221 Church Road
City: Ann Arbor
Price: free