South Haven Center for the Arts

South Haven Center for the Arts Mission Statement:Community Enrichment Through the Arts by Providing Opportunities for the Community to Explore, Discover and Experience the Arts. Visit our 71st Member Exhibition, Setting Stones https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones
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The South Haven Center for the Arts is closed to the public January and February 2018 for restoration of our building. Staff is available for appointments, please call or message to schedule.

Visit southhavenarts.org/beyondbehindbeneath to view our 2020 National Juried Exhibition, Beyond, Behind, Beneath...Narr...
05/22/2020

Visit southhavenarts.org/beyondbehindbeneath to view our 2020 National Juried Exhibition, Beyond, Behind, Beneath...Narrative Self-Portraiture

This virtual exhibition showcases artists from across the country who express themselves through narrative self-portraiture.

Thank you to all participating artists, to our juror, Alan Larkin and to our sponsor for this exhibition, Edward Jones office of Paul Hix.

#southhavenarts #beyondbehindbeneath #virtualexhibition #narrative #selfportrait

05/20/2020
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

THANK YOU to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for funding the South Haven Center for the Arts emergency grant request alongside the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, and so many other dedicated arts organizations throughout Michigan who need help right now. Each dollar we get right now is being put towards keeping our staff at work on the Center’s mission, and we are so grateful.

Emergency Relief Fund Announcement

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded a total of $502,400 in Emergency Relief Fund grants to 176 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations around Michigan to assist with negative impacts resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

Arts Midwest, a nonprofit regional arts organization and partner to MCACA, also contributed another $83,834 to assist an additional 28 Michigan organizations.

The list of grant recipients by county can be found

https://www.michiganbusiness.org/49b16a/globalassets/documents/mcaca/erf-final-funding-plan-by-county.pdf,

and the overall list can be found
https://www.michiganbusiness.org/49b178/globalassets/documents/mcaca/erf-funding-plan.pdf

• Highlighted Organizations funded through Arts Midwest

Physical postcards for a virtual exhibition! Please check it out, Beyond, Behind, Beneath... Narrative Self-Portraiture ...
05/15/2020

Physical postcards for a virtual exhibition! Please check it out, Beyond, Behind, Beneath... Narrative Self-Portraiture will go live next Friday with 47 pieces from all over the country. #southhavenmichigan #selfportrait

This is sad news for the Southwest Michigan art community. Our thoughts are with Kathy Catania and everyone who worked w...
05/15/2020
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This is sad news for the Southwest Michigan art community. Our thoughts are with Kathy Catania and everyone who worked with and was friends with Jerry. Both the Catanias have made an impact on our organization over its life span and many arts organizations.

MoodyontheMarket.com Renowned BH Arts District Pioneer & Glass Artist Jerry Catania Has Passed

Take a look at these drawings from Watervliet High School Art students! Click over to their page where they have posted ...
05/10/2020

Take a look at these drawings from Watervliet High School Art students! Click over to their page where they have posted some more. Love to see art students passing their time with meticulous pencil drawings of the other ways they are passing time.

Art students were asked to think about what is providing comfort to them at the moment and to create a drawing to go with it. Here are their “survival kits":

Our friends at the Holland Area Arts Council are calling artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in this com...
05/09/2020

Our friends at the Holland Area Arts Council are calling artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in this community art show, check it out!

Calling artists of all ages and skill levels! We are bringing back the Community Cardboard Project this summer and we need your artwork!

Community Cardboard is an open call to artists of all ages to create original artwork on one square foot of cardboard. All of the art will be displayed in the Armstrong Gallery at the Holland Area Arts Council from June 4th-September 5th. There is a $5.00 suggested donation per piece to support our programming but it is not required. For complete instructions visit:https://www.hollandarts.org/uploads/1/4/2/3/14237449/community_cardboard_art_project_2020_instructions.pdf

You may submit as many works as you wish by dropping them off on May 27th and 28th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm or by mailing the work to 150 E 8th St. Holland, MI 49423

There will be a Facebook Live Reception Event on the Holland Arts page on June 4th at 5:30 pm to talk about the submitted work and show images of each piece. The art will be able to be viewed on the website as well. The Arts Council will be opening again for in-person visits in late May but check our website before visiting due to COVID-19 safety issues.

05/06/2020
South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

Here is a message from Visit South Haven and South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce to our out of town friends.

Your friends in South Haven hope you are safe and well during this crisis. We hope this video will bring a smile as you dream about your next visit to South Haven. Stay well and SHARE the SMILE from the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit South Haven! #ShareTheSmile #SouthHaven

Special Thanks to Rob Byrd's Moondog Saturday Morning Show / Moondog Productions for the video footage.

Inspired by Eric Carle's classic, A Very Hungry Caterpillar, join South Haven Center for The Arts'  Board Member and art...
05/05/2020
A Very Hungry and Patterned Caterpillar - All Ages Art Lesson with David Baker

Inspired by Eric Carle's classic, A Very Hungry Caterpillar, join South Haven Center for The Arts' Board Member and artist David Baker and his granddaughter Abigail as they explore tactile textures that create patterns at home with this crayon rubbing technique!

Inspired by Eric Carle's classic, A Very Hungry Caterpillar, join South Haven Center for The Arts' Board Member and artist David Baker and his granddaughter Abigail as they explore tactile textures that create patterns at home with this crayon rubbing technique! To get started, close your eyes and f...

Did you head to the South Haven Center for the Arts Website yet and get your South Haven Coloring Sheets? We did! www.so...
04/25/2020

Did you head to the South Haven Center for the Arts Website yet and get your South Haven Coloring Sheets? We did! www.southhavenarts.org Looking forward to seeing everyone’s work! @visitsouthhaven @southhavenpublicschools

Barb Chartier Raudonis, South Haven Center for the Arts’ teaching artist and exhibition committee member, painted this s...
04/24/2020

Barb Chartier Raudonis, South Haven Center for the Arts’ teaching artist and exhibition committee member, painted this sign to bring art and joy to her neighborhood! We love when artists share their work with us. What signs of art and creativity are there in your neighborhood? #whattheworldneedsnowisart #southhavenmichigan #southhavenarts

We are here with the mission to enrich our community through the arts, and are so grateful to be able to continue that m...
04/24/2020

We are here with the mission to enrich our community through the arts, and are so grateful to be able to continue that mission through these times. Thanks to Sarah Rydecki, dedicated Baseline Middle School Art teacher, we worked together to bring art supplies to her art students at home!

160 bags😃filled with these ART SUPPLIES for BMS Semester 2 Art Students!!! Ready for grab-and-go pick-up by a family member or guardian...At Baseline parking lot, TOMORROW, Friday April 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Extra special thanks to Kerry Hagy and the South Haven Center for the Arts for markers, other miscellaneous, and the money generously donated to purchase oil pastels and glue sticks!!! We appreciate all you do to support the arts in our community!

We hope that no one has to live in a haunted house during this stay at home order, but if you do, we hope it is this one...
04/23/2020

We hope that no one has to live in a haunted house during this stay at home order, but if you do, we hope it is this one! Please enjoy this painting by Sophia, Bangor 1st grader. Thank you Sophia, and art teacher, Mr. Measeros for sharing this art work with us. #studentart #southhavenarts #bangormichigan #bangorpublicschool #artteacher #weloveouratudents

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post
04/22/2020

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post

We are very excited to be a part of this project with the Visit South Haven Visitors Bureau and South Haven Public Schoo...
04/22/2020

We are very excited to be a part of this project with the Visit South Haven Visitors Bureau and South Haven Public Schools. Please download and print these South Haven coloring pages on our website www.southhavenarts.org . We cannot wait to see them.

Here’s a fun thing to do as you “Stay Home - Stay Safe” - The South Haven Visitors Bureau, South Haven Center for the Arts and South Haven Public Schools invite you to “Color the Town” with these pages: https://www.southhaven.org/uploads/ckeditor/files/South%20Haven%20Coloring%20Sheets(2).pdf
of familiar downtown sights. And just to make it a little exciting: 25 $20 gift cards to Rocket Arcade will be awarded randomly to anyone submitting their art! (Deadline for entries is May 26, winners announced June 10. Gift cards will be mailed to winners.) Now, what more could there be you ask?! Your creations will be displayed at the South Haven Center for the Arts in the coming months in full gallery exhibition style! Details and timing to be announced at a later date. Find MORE fun activities: check out these ideas from the Michigan Maritime Museum michiganmaritimemuseum.org/learn/education-resources. Sharpen your colored pencils, get out your crayons - GO! 🎨

South Haven Center for the Art’s has another wonderful Zentangle class on Zoom with certified ZENtangle teacher Katrina ...
04/21/2020

South Haven Center for the Art’s has another wonderful Zentangle class on Zoom with certified ZENtangle teacher Katrina Jones. Join us again, or for the first time, next Tuesday at 1pm. rsvp on our Website or email [email protected] and we will send you the link.

Stone Faced by Christine BanksMedia: resin, pebblesSize: 6" x 7"Visit the link in the bio to see the South Haven Center ...
04/19/2020

Stone Faced by Christine Banks
Media: resin, pebbles
Size: 6" x 7"

Visit the link in the bio to see the South Haven Center for the Arts 71st Annual Member Exhibition online. #southhavenarts #settingstones #memberexhibition

https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones

Look at this piece by third grader Roy from Bangor South Walnut! #studentwork #communityartcenter #bangormichigan #welov...
04/18/2020

Look at this piece by third grader Roy from Bangor South Walnut! #studentwork #communityartcenter #bangormichigan #weloveourstudents

Lake Huron Rocks, St. Ignace, MI by  Anne Farley GainesMedia: watercolorSize: 30" x 36" framedPrice: $1,750Last Septembe...
04/17/2020

Lake Huron Rocks, St. Ignace, MI by Anne Farley Gaines
Media: watercolor
Size: 30" x 36" framed
Price: $1,750
Last September, my husband Geoff and I took our very first trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I was totally enthralled by the view from out Bayfront motel, as it looked out toward Mackinac Island. This pile of rocks was one of the natural 'landmarks' of the waterfront and I threw myself into the wonderful task of rising soon after the sunrise and painting this watercolor work "pleine-aire!" I started the painting wet-into-wet by soaking the paper in the Lake Huron water forming first the sky and then the rocks with rich 'sloshes' of oure pigment then neutralizing the colors a bit by adding complementary colors. Due to the subject matter, I felt that this painting was a 'perfect fit' for "Setting Stones." Head over to our website to see the 71st Annual Member Exhibition. https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones #southhavenmichigan #memberexhibition #settingstones #communityart

Forever Curious Children’s Museum in Fennville, friend and partner to the South Haven Center for the Arts is sharing res...
04/16/2020

Forever Curious Children’s Museum in Fennville, friend and partner to the South Haven Center for the Arts is sharing resources online for families at home!

We are happy to introduce our Forever Curious @ Home page, filled with learning activities and resources to help families during this time. Check it out!

We will be adding to it over the coming weeks. Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see and we'll do our best to bring it to you.

https://www.forevercuriousmuseum.org/fccm-home

A piece from our student exhibition from Bangor third grader Brenna! I am an artist! #enjoyart #create #community art ce...
04/16/2020

A piece from our student exhibition from Bangor third grader Brenna! I am an artist! #enjoyart #create #community art center #bangormichigan #michiganartist

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post
04/15/2020

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post
04/14/2020

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post
04/14/2020

Photos from South Haven Center for the Arts's post

04/14/2020
Zentangle class on Zoom every Tuesday in April at 1pm! Here are some tangles from this week and last week.
04/14/2020

Zentangle class on Zoom every Tuesday in April at 1pm! Here are some tangles from this week and last week.

Setting Between by Joan Bonnette,  watercolor and silk collage, is in our 71st Member Exhibition, Setting Stones. Visit ...
04/14/2020

Setting Between by Joan Bonnette, watercolor and silk collage, is in our 71st Member Exhibition, Setting Stones. Visit the exhibition on our website, https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones. #settingstones #southhavenmichigan #michiganartists #supportthearts

Have you been working on your ojo de dios? Some people have been, amazing!! Can’t wait to see the upstairs decorated! Ch...
04/11/2020

Have you been working on your ojo de dios? Some people have been, amazing!! Can’t wait to see the upstairs decorated! Check out our blog on our website for instructions.

The South Haven Center for the Arts' 71st Annual Member Exhibition, Setting Stones, is online. Here is Nancy Albright's ...
04/11/2020
Art Center Goes Virtual

The South Haven Center for the Arts' 71st Annual Member Exhibition, Setting Stones, is online. Here is Nancy Albright's blog post the exhibition, enjoy it and then head over and see the artist's work and statements regarding the theme!

The world has quickly gone more virtual than ever and the South Haven Center for the Arts is no exception. The old building has gone temporarily dark, and for the first time in 71 years, the SHCA Annual Member show, “Setting Stones,” is exhibited on a bright and optimistic screen to keep art ali...

Point Betsie Beach by Drake Olmstead is one of many beautiful pieces in our 71st Memeber Exhibition, Setting Stones. Vis...
04/10/2020

Point Betsie Beach by Drake Olmstead is one of many beautiful pieces in our 71st Memeber Exhibition, Setting Stones. Visit the exhibition on our website, https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones, and enjoy! #southhavenmichigan #communityarts #settingstones #michiganartists

South Haven Center for the Arts members interpreted the theme 'Setting Stones'. This is a wide open theme, and we are ex...
04/10/2020

South Haven Center for the Arts members interpreted the theme 'Setting Stones'. This is a wide open theme, and we are excited to share the many ways this theme had been interpreted. Click on the art work to see each artists interpretation. Visit our blog to read more about the origins of the theme. Head over to the exhibition on our website and see Cupidity by Kimberly Wood and all the other amazing works by our members!

https://www.southhavenarts.org/settingstones

Everyday, we are thinking of the artists in our community. Here is a new resource available. If there is anything that w...
04/09/2020
Artist Relief

Everyday, we are thinking of the artists in our community. Here is a new resource available. If there is anything that we at the South Haven Center for the Arts can do to help you, let us know. [email protected]

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.  Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financ...

From the South Haven Center for the Arts exhibition of student work, this piece is by South Haven Artist and student, De...
04/02/2020

From the South Haven Center for the Arts exhibition of student work, this piece is by South Haven Artist and student, Destiny. Thank you students for sharing your work with us! #studentart #southhavenmichigan @southhavenpublicschools #communityartcenter #southhavenarts

03/31/2020

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Hey! Are you hosting your Mistletoe Market this year? I was browsing for application info! ⛄🎄🎅
This is an arts center located in an historic Carnegie Library building which is a treasure in and of itself. So much going on there for adults and kids alike. Be sure and stop by.
Please come down to St. Joseph and join us this Saturday for Maker Faire! If you have something you would like to share we still have a little room. Judging from the page - the possibilities are endless!
Congratulations to Joan Bonnette for winning the top honor for her entry Torso. A great selection by the jurors.
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