-This exhibition, sponsored by John Goci of eXp Realty, showcases the beauty, richness, and versatility of colored pencil through 44 works and 25 artists selected by juror Barbara Goodsitt.
The participating artists include: Emily Adelman, Fay Akers, Andrea Arbit, Denise Bickel, Marchelle Brotz, Mary Byrne, Tracey Chaykin, Travis Erby, Jan Fleming, Brandy Gerber, Sophie Grillet, Jim Grogan, Angela Helt, Tina Hotchkiss, Linda James, Karen Landrigan, Suzanne Lienhart, Melinda McMonagle, Christine B. Miller, Dean Rogers, Lynne Schaffer, Jennifer Stefanek, Gretchen Vandenberghe, Virginia Wait, and Nancy Warner.
“Barbara has selected pieces that collectively highlight the intricate techniques used by the artists to create works both photorealistic and imaginatively expressive,” explains Art House Creative Director, Ryan Kaltenbach.
Award Winners and Selected Artwork: More on view and for sale at the Art House gallery.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Barbara Goodsitt has a BFA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), Michigan Chapter of CPSA, and Detroit Artists Market. She currently is on the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor Women Artists organization.
Barbara has illustrated over 20 books for the University of Michigan Press. Her art has been featured in Ann Kullberg’s publications and the Icarus Art Drawing Board and by the UART Pastel Paper websites. Barbara teaches Drawing in Colorfor Washtenaw Community College and frequently leads colored pencil workshops. She exhibits her work in juried art exhibitions and galleries. Feedspot.com, an online content reader, recently selected her art blog, https://barbaragoodsitt.blogspot.com, as one of the top 25 colored pencil blogs on the web.
Emerging Artist Wall – May 3 – June 29
Carleen Lunsford, Novi, Michigan
As a child I was shy and introspective. I needed order in my life. I sought the freedom in being creative. I pursued art in high school, built a portfolio and applied to only one school, Michigan State University. Because I did not receive an art scholarship, I put my efforts elsewhere and earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Taxation.
Life does not go as intended. Chronic pain, divorce, failed relationships, single motherhood happen and as a result one returns to art as a form of therapy. The art displayed on this wall is a result of many failed relationships, encounters with narcissism, the need to be desired, and the desire to rise above. In art, we express. In art, we heal.
All work unless noted NFS is available for purchase by calling 248.344.0497 or visiting our gallery in Northville. More works on view in the gallery.
Our 2019 Exhibit Sponsors
About our Exhibits
Every month, the Northville Art House features an art exhibition in the upper gallery. These exhibits highlight the work of some of the
finest artists in Metro Detroit and throughout the country, in all mediums and genres. The work of emerging artists is also presented on an upper level exhibition wall. Opening receptions take place the First Friday of the month and are always free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome at the Art House. We offer a variety of programs and services to make the Art House accessible to you. If you would like to view one of our exhibits and are a person with disabilities, please contact us to make arrangements to bring the art to our lower gallery or another accessible building.