Special Presentation of Black and White photography by Traverse City Artist Robert Pool

Apple Tree by Robert Pool

This summer thru July 31, the Northern Michigan Artists Market is featuring a special showing of the photography of Traverse City artist Robert Pool -- Iconic Michigan Scenes in Black and White.

Robert Pool is a photographer in the classic black and white manner, photographing scenes of northwestern upper Michigan for many years. He is now using archival digital inks and paper, the results of which can be seen in the gallery. Nature in Northern Michigan is an environment providing four seasons of totally unique vistas along the sea, the sky, the rivers, and rolling hills. The sweep of westerly winds across the lakes, dunes, and hills produces clouds of unique grandeur in spring and summer. Winter snow converts the northwest Michigan landscape into black and white tones and compositions of abstract purity.

Mr. Pool is a retired physician.

During this showing, wrapped and matted photographs by Mr. Pool will be available at a special price of $125 each.  (The regular price is $165.)

Artist Market Artist E.P. Lewandowski Wins Best in Drawing Award

Award Winning Colored Pencil Drawing StillwaterXVI by E.P. Lewandowski

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

Oil Pan Bird by Jessie Hughes

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!

Bill Priest's Award and the Knife that Won it.

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

Open the door and come in.

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.

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Some of our Northern Michigan Art       

Sam Gibbons: Skillagallee Island Light

12 X 17 Giclee print on canvas. Shipwreck oak frame

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Luanne S. Schonfeld: Grand Shadows

Shadows on the steps of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Medium: Photography

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