Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

All the best this holiday and through the new year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Novi (and National) Call for Sculpture Art

Take a look at the following call for art. This is an organization that collects a database of sculpture art available for public exhibit. The city of Novi is currently raising money with a goal to bring in 15 sculptures from national and local artists. This will be a blind juried process, so the winning artists could come from any part of the country. All submissions will also be available for consideration with other communities listed at the web site.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Artists Taking Action!

The creativity needed to revive our state will not be found beyond the Great Lakes - it is already here at home.

At Let's Save Michigan, we're activating Michiganders to take grassroots action in their local communities to bring about the policies and legislation that will create vibrant cities and a more resilient economy. We believe you and your neighbors have the vision Michigan needs.
This is why we're excited to be partnering with the Detroit Institute of Art to present the Let's Save Michigan Poster Contest. We're calling all artists, illustrators, and graphic designers to create an original poster to inspire Michiganders to revive our state - and we need your help!
Do you know a Michigan artist whose work captures the spirit of our state and has a vision for a strong future for Michigan?

We're asking artists to share their creative vision of Michigan's future -- whether that's renovating historic homes, planting community gardens, expanding public transportation and bike lines, or public art. The possibilities are endless.

Now through February 15, participants can submit their entries online through our website. Judges will select 25 finalists whose work will be featured on the website, and visitors will be able to vote for their favorites.

The winner will be awarded $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $250. The remaining finalists will be eligible for other prizes.

You or someone you know could win the Let's Save Michigan Poster Contest and inspire countless other Michiganders with your vision for our future. Make sure your friends don't miss the opportunity to enter. Go to

Thanks for being a part of the Let's Save Michigan movement. By acting together, we are creating a stable future for Michigan and the cities we all want to call home.


Let's Save Michigan

P.S. Need inspiration? The DIA exhibition Government Support for the Arts is on view now through March 21, 2010 and features around 100 prints created under the Federal Art Project, a unit of the WPA. The era represents a very specific moment when art for the people was a true rallying concept.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pontiac - The Art Experience

2009 Ports O'Call

Sunday, December 6th 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The Crofoot

1 S. Saginaw

Pontiac, Michigan

Join us at this historic downtown Pontiac venue for an evening of creativity, food, drinks and entertainment. Mingle with artists and patrons at the evenings events - silent auction, grand raffle, artist treasure boxes, and works of art. $25 before December 1, 2009; $30 at the door!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Detroit (Midtown) - Noel Night


Noel Night - Saturday, December 5, 2009, 5-9:30pm

Friday, December 4, 2009

Plymouth - New Gallery Grand Opening

Opens in Plymouth Township, MI.
15095 Northville Rd.
Plymouth, MI
(in Provincetown Center)

As posted at:

“Art & Ideas” takes position that art will always transcend a “bad economy”
A new art gallery and teaching studio is holding its grand opening Dec. 5, 2009, in the midst of troubling economic times. Yet this has not deterred Art & Ideas Gallery and Studio’s director and owner, Mike Tolinski, and its artist-in-residence, teaching artist Shaqe Kalaj. The gallery, located just north of Plymouth’s Old Village, will be showcasing over 40 of Kalaj’s drawings at this first opening, which will be followed periodically by new openings and shows of Kalaj’s work throughout 2010.

At Art & Ideas we believe that art is a transformative agent that is needed in our society. It contributes to well-being and societal relationships in multiple ways through every stage of life. To this end, we offer workshops, classes, lectures, and events in the community to contribute to this social change.
Grand Opening
Reception: Saturday, December 5, 7-11pm
1st showing
Dreaming Identity
Shaqe Kalaj
Dec 5 - Jan 14
Artist Talk 7:30pm, music 8pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ferndale - Think Small Show

Think Small Show runs December 2 - 26
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4 6-9 pm

A juried competition exhibition of artwork of all media no larger than 12x12x12