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Exhibit: Leaving A Mark

February 11, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Leaving A Mark • February 11 through 29
Reception: Saturday, February 29
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

Some people make a mark on a canvas, paper, or carved into wood, others leave an indelible mark on our lives. This exhibit is a collection of works by Ray Jansma, Gail Johnston, Mike McDonnell and Janine Hogancamp Scholars and artists inspired by the Tuesdays at Ray’s life drawing studio; curated to show us what a lasting impression looks like.

Styling by Joel Curtis

Some of the artists include: Sharon Smithem, Isobel Karnes, Steve Replogle, Lindsay Isenhart, Lance Moon, Lara Cummings, Scott McKowen, Jack Smith, Mike McDonnell, Jaime Pell, Joel Curtis, Kaitlyn Knuver, Rachel Eager, Pat Miller, Cara O’Brien, Autumn Aslakson, Erin Sweers, Dale R. Johnson, Gail Johnston, Allison Kublin, and others.

Pottery by Autumn Aslakson

Along with his family, Ray Jansma contributed of his time and talents to our community in immeasurable ways. He was a gifted painter, sculptor, wood worker, boat builder, potter, photographer and by trade a talented architectural designer. While designing over 300 architectural jobs in 30 years as a design agency of one, Ray and Phyllis raised four children, and Ray created thousands of original works of fine art. Ray’s studio, located just behind their Ramshorn home, was always open. This creative sanctuary is where artists or those just wanting to explore painting and drawing could gather every Tuesday night to draw from live models.

There are currently five art scholarships available to students in Newaygo County:
NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
Janene Hogancamp Memorial Scholarship for Graphic Arts
Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
NCCA Mike McDonnell & Bessie Slautterback Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts

Scholarship applications and contributions can be made through the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Link Here: https://facommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/ 


February 11, 2020
February 29, 2020
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