Vander Zee Gallery

Vander Zee Gallery Robert Vander Zee is an artist, a nature enthusiast and a world traveler. He has an unquenchable, curious mind and seeks out new ideas and experiences as he explores the world around him.
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The Vander Zee Gallery is a unique multi-purpose art space functioning as an art studio, art gallery, and school of painting. The original Vander Zee School of Painting opened its doors in 2005 in Alexandria, Virginia. The school is now housed in a spacious and beautiful art studio facing a lush courtyard garden in Big Rapids, Michigan. The atmosphere of the school is one of growth, good energy, and a lot of laughter. While the students take themselves seriously, they also enjoy each other’s company and the camaraderie that the group fosters. In class, each student is strongly encouraged to discover their own “inner voice” and personal style in painting. Painting demonstrations, group critiques, critical and honest feedback, guest lecturers, and group discussions all foster an energetic atmosphere that provides a tremendous opportunity for growth for each student. - - - - - - - - - - “I have a passion for education and have taught many students over the years. During that time, one thing has become abundantly clear; students thrive when I give them strong, constructive criticism while making sure I build them up with positive reinforcement. I allow my students to struggle at times because that is how they will remember the lesson. When they stumble or come up against a wall, I am always there to pick them back up, and help them find their way again.” – Rob Vander Zee

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Yes ladies and gentleman, that time of the year is here. Looking forward to an amazing 10th anniversary for our annually...
02/17/2015

Yes ladies and gentleman, that time of the year is here. Looking forward to an amazing 10th anniversary for our annually auction.

ArtPrize Entry “The Future of Genetics in a Michigan Eco-system"
08/28/2013

ArtPrize Entry “The Future of Genetics in a Michigan Eco-system"

ArtPrize Entry “The Future of Genetics in a Michigan Eco-system"
08/27/2013

ArtPrize Entry “The Future of Genetics in a Michigan Eco-system"

08/07/2012

SUMMER SALE @ Vander Zee Gallery -- Receive 20% off all artworks on Saturday, September 8th & Sunday, September 9th.

Featuring paintings by Nancy Varipapa, McCain McMurray, Jean Stark, Rick Yorczyk, Liz Wallen, Nelson Milder, Donnalynne Lefever, Mary Exline & Sharon Hardin.

An excellent review of Rob Vander Zee and Gary Fisher's exhibition at Philip Morton Gallery this month in the Cape Gazet...
07/02/2012
Joint exhibit to open at Philip Morton Gallery and Universal Gear June 29 - Cape Gazette

An excellent review of Rob Vander Zee and Gary Fisher's exhibition at Philip Morton Gallery this month in the Cape Gazette. Visit the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth, DE through July 12th to see paintings by Rob and Gary.

http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/ae/story/joint-exhibit-to-open-at-philip-morton-gallery-and-universal-gear-june-29/846887

Philip Morton Gallery has announced a joint exhibit featuring artists Gary Fisher and Rob Vander Zee, with an opening night reception in conjunction with neighboring men's fashion retailer Universal Gear. The exhibit will be on display at Philip Morton Gallery Friday, June 29 to Thursday, July 12, w...

Join Rob Vander Zee and Gary Fisher at Philip Morton Gallery this Friday, June 29th for the opening of their new show!  ...
06/27/2012
GARY FISHER & ROB VANDER ZEE - June 29-July 12

Join Rob Vander Zee and Gary Fisher at Philip Morton Gallery this Friday, June 29th for the opening of their new show!

Opening Reception: Friday, June 29th from 6-9PM
On view through July 12th

To read about the artists and for a preview of the artists' works, please visit www.philipmortongallery.com or our page on Facebook.

06/20/2012

UPCOMING: Philip Morton Gallery (Rehoboth, DE) exhibits paintings and works on paper by Rob Vander Zee and Gary Fisher from June 29, 2012 - July 12, 2012.

Join artists for an Opening Reception at Philip Morton --
Friday June 29, 2012 from 6-9PM

05/07/2012

New works by Rob Vander Zee will be showing at the Vander Zee Gallery until May 26th. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 to 5PM; all other times appointments only. Be sure to stop by!

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04/16/2012

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Reminder! Sign-up today for Drawing Classes with Rob Vander Zee @ Vitruvian Gallery. Register at http://vitruviangallery...
04/03/2012
VZ Drawing Class - Level II

Reminder! Sign-up today for Drawing Classes with Rob Vander Zee @ Vitruvian Gallery. Register at http://vitruviangallery.com/vzdraw2.

Classes begin tonight and continue on Tuesday evenings, April 3 - April 24, 2012
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Instructor: Rob Vander Zee
Location: 734 7th Street, SE, Wash D.C. 20003

This is a continuation of the Vander Zee drawing classes taught at Vitruvian since October 2011. Rob will be unavailable following this 4-week series until much later in the year.

Don't miss out! Rob Vander Zee will be teaching a Male Figurative Drawing Class for artists of all levels at the Vitruvi...
03/29/2012
VZ Drawing Class - Level II

Don't miss out! Rob Vander Zee will be teaching a Male Figurative Drawing Class for artists of all levels at the Vitruvian Gallery in Washington, D.C. For more information and to register now visit: vitruviangallery.com/vzdraw2

Time: 7pm - 9pm
Dates: Tuesday evenings, April 3 - April 24, 2012
Location: Vitruvian Gallery, 734 7th Street, SE, Wash D.C. 20003

This is a continuation of the Vander Zee drawing classes taught at Vitruvian since October 2011. Rob will be unavailable following this 4-week series until much later in the year.

03/20/2012
http://nancyvaripapa.com/

Save the date -- "IMPRESSIONS: The Art of Nancy Varipapa" at Vander Zee Gallery! An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, April 21st from 6-9PM. This exhibition of Nancy's contemporary impressionistic paintings will be on view through May 4th.

03/06/2012

We are pleased to announce that, in response to suggestions from previous auctions, the Vander Zee Foundation now accepts all credit card payments and donations! Credit cards, cash, and personal checks will be accepted for all bids placed online and at the 2012 Art Auction. We thank you for your support and hope that you will have fun!

01/03/2012
Art Instruction

Don't miss out! Rob Vander Zee will be teaching a Male Figurative Drawing Class for artists of all levels at the Vitruvian Gallery in Washington, D.C. For more information and registration, go to: http://vitruviangallery.com/drawing-classes.html

Dates: Tuesday evenings from January 17th - March 13th, 2012
Times: 7-9 PM
Where: Vitruvian Gallery, 734 7th Street, SE, Wash D.C. 20003
Website: http://vitruviangallery.com/drawing-classes.html

Join well-known DC area artist, Rob Vander Zee, for a 9-week series on male figurative drawing at the gallery. This class is for all levels and will feature demonstrations applicable to everyone as well as individualized instruction tailored to the needs of each student. A male model will be schedu...

Rob Vander Zee @ Vitruvian Gallery!  On Saturday, October 15th, celebrate the opening of Vitruvian Gallery - DC's only m...
10/10/2011
Grand Opening Event

Rob Vander Zee @ Vitruvian Gallery! On Saturday, October 15th, celebrate the opening of Vitruvian Gallery - DC's only male figurative fine art gallery - with an exclusive solo exhibit of over 20 stunning paintings by DC artist, Rob Vander Zee.

Opening reception: October 15th, from 6-9 PM at Vitruvian Gallery (734 7th Street SE, 2nd Floor, Washington DC).

For more information, visit: http://vitruviangallery.com/home/grand.html

Join us as we celebrate the formal opening of the gallery with an exclusive solo exhibit of over 20 stunning male figurative paintings by DC artist, Rob Vander Zee.

10/03/2011
VZDrawing

Reminder - don’t miss out! Join artist Rob Vander Zee at Vitruvian Gallery in Washington, DC as he teaches artists of all levels how to draw the male figure.

Beginning this week – Wednesday, October 5th from 7-9PM – learn the important aspects of drawing the male figure, including gesture drawing and drawing accurate anatomical measurements.

Sign up now at http://vitruviangallery.com/draw/classes/mfd/66-drawing1.html!

Classes begin: Wednesday October 5, 2011
When: 7:00-9:00pm
Register Now! http://vitruviangallery.com/draw/classes/mfd/66-drawing1.html

1) This is a 12-week series; make-up dates are offered in the event the gallery is closed (currently unforeseen).2) It is customary, even in DC's institutional art classes, for students to tip models...please be prepared to do so.3) If PayPal shows '0' available, please e-mail \n This e-mail...

Rob Vander Zee's paintings will be at the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE this weekend!  Meet the artist on ...
06/29/2011
Rob Vander Zee - Artist

Rob Vander Zee's paintings will be at the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE this weekend! Meet the artist on July 1st and view the paintings July 1-14, 2011.

"Visions of Paradise" Series, 2010-11.© 2010-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduce...
04/25/2011

"Visions of Paradise" Series, 2010-11.

© 2010-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner. Photography by Lydia Cutter.

"Visions of Paradise" Series, 2010-11.

© 2010-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner. Photography by Lydia Cutter.

"Sacred Earth/Mythic Body" 2008© 2008-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in wh...
04/25/2011

"Sacred Earth/Mythic Body" 2008

© 2008-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner.

"Sacred Earth/Mythic Body" 2008

© 2008-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner.

Vander Zee School of Painting
04/25/2011

Vander Zee School of Painting

"Abstracted Landscapes" - A selection of works from 2006-2011.© 2006-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These ima...
04/25/2011

"Abstracted Landscapes" - A selection of works from 2006-2011.

© 2006-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner. Photography by Lydia Cutter.

"Abstracted Landscapes" - A selection of works from 2006-2011.

© 2006-2011 Rob Vander Zee. All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the copyright owner. Photography by Lydia Cutter.

04/25/2011

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105 S Lee St
Big Rapids, MI
22314

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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The Vander Zee Gallery is a unique multi-purpose art space functioning as an art studio, art gallery, and school of painting. The original Vander Zee School of Painting opened its doors in 2005 in Alexandria, Virginia. The school is now housed in a spacious and beautiful art studio facing a lush courtyard garden in Big Rapids, Michigan. The atmosphere of the school is one of growth, good energy, and a lot of laughter. While the students take themselves seriously, they also enjoy each other’s company and the camaraderie that the group fosters. In class, each student is strongly encouraged to discover their own “inner voice” and personal style in painting. Painting demonstrations, group critiques, critical and honest feedback, guest lecturers, and group discussions all foster an energetic atmosphere that provides a tremendous opportunity for growth for each student. - - - - - - - - - - “I have a passion for education and have taught many students over the years. During that time, one thing has become abundantly clear; students thrive when I give them strong, constructive criticism while making sure I build them up with positive reinforcement. I allow my students to struggle at times because that is how they will remember the lesson. When they stumble or come up against a wall, I am always there to pick them back up, and help them find their way again.” – Rob Vander Zee

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