On November 2nd, a networking event for area businesses as well as an invitation to the public will take place at Boyne Mt in Boyne Falls. It will be held from 3-7 pm in the Civic Center. The admission of $5. will include great food from the Taste of Boyne booths , along with music and business exhibits. The BAC will have a presence in the lower level to promote membership as well as encourage area businesses to include our local artists on the walls of their business much like what is on display at the Boyne City Bakery, Water St. Inn, and the Sante restaurant.
Next year, in 2017, the BAC Board will make plans for our 10th anniversary celebration. You may be asked to help commemorate this milestone in our history.
As of May 1, 2017, the BAC will increase the commission to 30% for all art sales. This is due to the ongoing expenses we encounter.
The board is planning to include vinyl lettering with our name and website on the bottom of our gallery window.
Note to artists members: Before removing or exchanging any art pieces in any location, be sure to notify Jackie and update the consignment book to reflect current inventory.
The BAC board unanimously agreed the annual meeting was well attended and enjoyed by those who came. The social hour allowed attendees to mingle and meet new members while enjoying appetizers and wine. Featured speakers were local artists, Glen and Cindy McCune . They led everyone through an exercise to explore seeing things differently as they drew a familiar object using both hands. It was a right side of the brain activity. Glen also discussed his paintings that he brought along , emphasizing close observation of one’s subject and answered questions artists had about problems they encountered in their own work.
Election of officers for the coming year voted in June Storm, President, Bob Wollenberg, Vice President, Judy Feldkamp, Secretary, and Joyce Newville, Treasurer/Membership.
Rodka “Roddy” Dammeyer was featured artist in the Petoskey News Review Thursday, September 29th. Congratulations Roddy!
BAC artists met on Monday evening August 15th at the gallery to socialize with fellow artists friends and to meet new members in our organization. Ward Collins coordinated the event.
A watercolor workshop about painting Michigan trees was presented by artist Betty Bea Washburn Tuesday, August 15th in Bellaire. She focused on “floating” pigment across water on the paper and letting it loosely define a tree shape. Attendees practiced this technique, as well as pouring paint for the sky area, then incorporated what had been taught into a composition. Those participating from our BAC were Su Bishop, Jackie Wollenberg, and Elaine Dettman.
The BAC commemorated the installation of new signs with a ribbon cutting event Friday, August 5 th. Jim Baumann from the Boyne City Chamber of Commerce and the BAC board members welcomed visitors to the newly located gallery. It was a well attended. Jackie Wollenberg, curator for the gallery, thanked those in attendance for the ceremony, and expressed appreciation to those that have helped to make the BAC a successful venue in downtown Boyne City. Special thanks went to Bruce Janssen from The Wood Shop for his beautiful craftsmanship in making both the building sign and the sidewalk sandwich board. You have only to look around the downtown area to see his contribution to making Boyne City a success.
Our local artists have recently added new work to the gallery.
Another reason to have visited Boyne City in June was to enjoy the SOBO Arts Festival , Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th. BAC artists Su Bishop and Jackie Wollenberg painted up a piano, and 2 chairs were painted by Christine Lee and Valerie Ash for auction that offered a colorful addition to the festivites and coming holiday. “Crazy Hats” were done by Jackie as well. Pat and Tom Terry volunteered to sell raffle tickets and help at the event. The BAC also contributed to support sculpture added to the riverfront. Look for the Elf along the walkway. Click on our SOBO link to
learn about this annual event.
We are located at 214 Water St in downtown Boyne City in scenic northern Michigan. “Stroll The Streets” happens every Friday 6-9 pm through Labor Day. The gallery offers a wide variety of art work by local artists.
Kudos to our Volunteers and Supporters:
A big thank you to George Shitolis for putting up new track lighting in the gallery and to David Blinn for the clean up in the store room. George and David, we appreciate you!!
Bruce Janssen at the Wood Shop is currently working on new signage for the gallery…Go Bruce!
June Storm donated a painting for a door prize at the Business After Hours in the new Seven Monks Taproom. Thank you June!
While visiting Boyne , find our gallery. We are open every day. Your BAC board, Curator and Volunteer Coordinator are working hard to expand 2016 art viewing and purchasing opportunities.
New on the BAC board is Valerie Ash, Fundraising Director, and Elaine Dettman, Publicity Director.
NEEDS LIST: a glass showcase and halogen bulbs Can you help us?
BAC Artists Exhibit at JRAC
Join BAC art instructor June Storm and her friends for a special exhibit at the Jordan River Arts Council during November 1-13, 2015
The BAC plans to be in its new exhibit space by October 1 and will celebrate a Gallery Grand Opening on Saturday, October 3.
BAC artists have made significant progress on cleaning and painting their new home.
Our BAC artists were thrilled to learn that they will soon be moving to Water Street next to the ACE Hardware. The Lake Street Gallery will close on September 17. More information will follow.
Come view the art of 17 student artists and their instructor June Storm. For a delightful artist experience and great refreshments, visit the BAC Gallery on Friday, August 28. See Student Show
Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) Gallery Curator, Jackie Wollenberg, is again pleased to re-open the gallery for the Spring and Summer of 2015. Please stop by to enjoy the art and appreciate the creative energy of our BAC artists.
Located at 210 S. Lake, the BAC Gallery is the gateway to Boyne’s SOBO District!
ANYONE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING LOCAL ART CLASSES?
Check out June Storm’s Watercolor Class at BAC Art Class or
you may want to “romance your scene” with a Luke Buck Workshop
BAC Curator, Jackie Wollenberg, and her team of art lovers are working diligently to re-open the BAC Gallery in early May. If you have time, stop by to view their progress or even lend a hand.