Artists Market Artist T.L. Baumhardt Releases New Watercolor in her Petoskey Stone Animal Series
Northern Michigan Artists Market artist T.L. Baumhardt paints enchanting watercolors of a huge variety of fairies and other possibly fanciful creatures. For the last year or so, she has painted portraits of Petoskey stone creatures, presumably native only to Northern Michigan.
We were particularly taken by this just released addition to the series -- Petoskey Stone Bison with a crown of flowers. We have yet to receive any reports of such a creature in the local woods, but you should probably on the lookout. The Petoskey Stone Bison is for now presumed to be friendly, and highly magical, but it is probably best to approach with caution. The series also includes Petoskey stone mice, rabbits, birds, frogs and other delightful and enchanting creatures
Of course the watercolor print, along with Ms. Barnhardt's other Petoskey stone animals, fairies, and other magical creatures can be safely viewed at the Northern Michigan Artists Market
New Artist Alert: Raymond Gaynor
Raymond Gaynor of Harbor Springs is our newest artist. Ray is an outstanding outdoor photographer who has taken some amazing shots in several national parks and here in Northern Michigan.
Check out a few of his photos here or, better yet stop by the Northern Michigan Artists Market witness the excitement of his photography in person.
Ray, welcome to our family of Northern Michigan's finest artists.
Artist Market Artist E.P. Lewandowski Wins Best in Drawing Award
Kudos one more time to Northern Michigan Artists Market artist E.P. Lewandowski, from Alpena, Michigan, for again receiving a major award for one of his spectacular colored pencil drawings. His piece, Stillwater XVI, was awarded Best in Drawing at the International Guild of Realism Winter Salon exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona. Host gallery for the event this year is the prestigious Marshall Gallery of Old Town Scottsdale. The exhibit runs from January 26 through February 18, 2017.
This is the second time Mr. Lewandowski has won the IGOR award in the last three years!
Of course, many of Mr. Lewandowski's works are available for viewing and purchase right here in Petoskey at the Artists Market. We have featured Mr. Lewandowski's work for several years and have a wide variety of his original pieces and high quality Giclee prints. Our visitors are always amazed by the technical excellence and inspiring artistic value of his work.
Way to go on this well deserved award. We are proud of you and delighted to be able to show your creations right here in your home region, Northern Michigan.
Oil Pan Bird by Jessie Hughes Starts New Job as Artists Market Open Sign
Northern Michigan Artists Market artist Jessie Hughes of Levering, Michigan, recently brought in a series of fanciful creatures welded together from no longer needed parts of no longer functional objects. We fell in love with this particular bird so we decided to buy him and give him a job welcoming people to the Artists Market.
We dressed him up a bit and we give him lots of time to enjoy the outdoors here in Northern Michigan. Check him out and say hi next time you pass by, and come in and see other works by Jessie Hughes and over eighty other wonderful Northern Michigan artists.
By the way, any ideas for a name?
William Priest Wins Best In Show!
Northern Michigan Artists Market expert knife maker William Priest won Best of Show at the Wolverine Knife Collectors Club's 2016 Annual Knife Show for his handmade knife, Fleur de Lis. The prize winning knife is available for viewing and for purchase, along with several other excellent hand made knives by the artist, at the Northern Michigan Artists Market
Kudos to Bill for the well deserved award and the beautiful knives!
Listen to Red Sky Stage Radio!
Our neighbor and brother in arts Red Sky Stage has launched a community Internet radio station with lots of Northern Michigan talk (including a morning talk show hosted by Marty Scott) focusing on news, events and the arts for Greater Metropolitan Petoskey.You can listen on your computer or any other Internet connected device. Download our Android app at the Google Play Store (ipad version coming soon) or go to the Red Sky Stage website or facebook page (click on Listen Now). For more about Red Sky Stage Radio, click here. Then tell your friends and let us know what you think!
Look Inside the Artists Market
We have added a virtual tour of the inside of our Petoskey gallery. Check it out on our About Us page and our Northern Michigan Arts blog. This look inside tour also appears when we are in the results of a Google search.
The Northern Michigan Artists Market, a part of Pure Michigan!