NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Judith Tummino – SOJOURN: Paintings of Michigan and the Chesapeake Bay

June 5 through July 7
Judith Tummino – SOJOURN
Paintings of Michigan and the Chesapeake Bay
Reception June 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.


Judith Tummino has often stated that her first year of study in Italy was a life changing event.
“I fell in love with the light, the art, the people.”
She felt so strongly that she returned to Umbria about 9 times in 8 years.

“Studying with teaching artists such as Lennart Anderson, Israel Hershberg, Nick Carone,
Dan Gustin and William Bailey contributed to my knowledge of art and the formation of what and how I wanted to paint.”

Born in Washington D. C. and raised in Maryland, Judith received exposure to the many art museums and galleries. Travels to the Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah Valley instilled the love of the landscape as well as the sense of the untouched beauty of the land.

“My appreciation of the moment is central to my work. I find that as my painting evolves I become sensitive to both the change of the conditions I am painting as well as to the changes on my pallette and painting surface. It is this transformation that keeps me coming back to the painted experience. It never loses its interest for me”.

Judith has exhibited widely in the United States as well as in Italy. Her first experience showing in New York came when she was accepted into a show juried by Phillip Pearlstein. She showed her work in the Chelsea district of New York for about four years. During that time she painted at the Chesapeake Bay in addition to many places in Michigan that she now called home.

Her work is included in the collections of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Grand Valley State University, the Dennos Museum Center, and in Chestnut Cabin and Museum of Port Republic Maryland.

Stacy Niedzwiecki: What Fifty Looks Like

Stacy Niedzwiecki: What Fifty Looks Like
January 3 – 28
Free Public Reception January 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont.

What Fifty Looks Like covers Stacy’s adventures and endeavors from past to present. Interesting to note, Stacy first exhibited her photographic work in the 2009 NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition! We’re proud to see where she’s been! Niedzwiecki’s photos have a variety of style, subject matter, and location, as demonstrated in the Retrospective exhibit. This includes landscapes, bodies of water, flowers, farms, wildlife, abstracts, portraiture and more. In celebration of the artist’s 50th birthday, the exhibit features 50 photographs reproduced on an assortment of materials and surfaces. Included within this show are pieces from “Congruity” – an inspiring collaborative ArtPrize entry by Stacy and author Jeannie Gregory.

Stacy has been involved in digital photography for approximately 15 years, but her art and graphic design career has traversed nearly three decades. Her fascination with nature’s beauty eventually found its way through the camera lens, netting awards in multiple regional, national and international competitions. While she is particularly drawn to the beauty found within our own state of Michigan, the body of work also includes scenes from her travels in Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota and California.

Devoted to her art, Niedzwiecki is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), the Rogue River Artists Association, and has participated in several artist residency programs sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association, as well as the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology’s Hill House in Bellaire, Michigan. Niedzwiecki actively supplies imagery for Stacy Lake CVB, the Rockford Economic Development Corporation, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Michigan BLUE magazine and the Shoreline Visitors’ Guide.

Her most honored accomplishment is the installation of 63 of her nature images at the permanent art collection in the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, which opened in 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Those images were showcased in her first book effort, Healing Images – A Selection from the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion which was released in 2010.

To preview some of her work, visit her website at http://StacyN.com

Painting Workshop – What is a landscape? Canvas Painting for Kids December 28

Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. December 28
Class Fee: $20 Ages 8-18
Save a date during Christmas vacation to explore the art of landscape painting. Using a 12”x12” canvas, acrylic paint and a selection of mixed media supplies students will learn how to create their own landscape piece using fundamentals like foreground, middleground, background and horizon line. Students will be divided by age groups.

Watercolor Workshop – Autumn Birch Landscape with Cheryl Gould October 21

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. October 21
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques in watercolor including spattering, textural effects, masking, lifting, stamping and negative painting. A short review of color theory will begin the day and then students will work on painting an autumn forest landscape. Bring a lunch.

Dogwood Center Exhibit: Richard Wieth

Richard Wieth
March 25 – May 20
Dogwood Center Lobby Gallery

Richard D. Wieth is a West Michigan artist who has been painting, drawing and thinking creatively for almost all of his life. Born in Chicago, he attended Loyola Academy Prep before heading to the University of Denver.

Richard has been a full time artist for over twenty years and in that time his work has been included in many juried shows including the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America.

By Richard about his work:

“I would like everyone who looks at my paintings to know for a moment the simple beauty of the simple things in life.  All too often people get caught up in details and fail to appreciate the enjoyment of simplicity.  I do not attempt to paint photographically and I always want my viewer to know without a doubt that they are viewing a painting.

 I paint with an impressionistic style that I believe lends itself to adding mystery and expression.  Art is true self-expression, each color, brush stroke or lack of brush stroke conveys emotion and self-expression.  I put a lot of faith in the viewer that they will be able to piece together the mystery, without spelling out every detail.  This interaction will help the viewer enjoy not only the moment of time that I am creating but also the painting as an art itself.

I would love it if people could see the simplicity of still lifes in their everyday environment or the deeper beauty of animals, nature, and people.  All of these subjects in their moments of simple beauty I render in a spontaneous, direct, and confident manner, in a hope that people will interact with my work more deeply and engagingly.  The ultimate goal of contributing to the beauty and enjoyment of life.

I hope that the energy and love that I put into my work will remain with the painting and will provide that loving energy to the viewers.”

This exhibit combines a collection of colorful landscape and impressionistic still life paintings.

Steve Replogle: Inks

October 19 – November 12 – Reception, October 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

steve3Replogle is a full time artist and craftsman, candle maker by trade. Over three decades he has been selling his candles at the Michigan Renaissance Fair as a means of supporting his “art habit”. During his travels back and forth from the fair, he photographed Michigan’s rural and farm landscapes. These photographs served as inspiration for his acrylic ink paintings, which are often very colorful and high contrast. Steve has had the discipline of painting or sketching a landscape at least one per day, often times more, and the pieces in this exhibit have been culled from the thousands he has created over the years.

Art Uncork’d Acrylic Canvas Painting Classes with Sharon Smithem “Rolling Farm Landscape”

Thursday 5:30-8:00 p.m.

October 1

Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members)

Ages 18-Adult

If you would like to learn about acrylic painting under the
guidance of an experienced instructor consider signing up
for this class. Participants will use acrylic painting techniques
to complete a landscape with quilt like fields on a
16”x20” canvas.

Landscape Painting with Stephanie Schlatter

Thursday, August 20 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $65 ($55 Members) Age 18-Adult

Enjoy great social and artistic interaction with our featured artist Stephanie Schlatter. Paint a landscape in the style of her Michigan Wine Trail series, with bright color, dramatic skies, and your favorite view. All materials provided. Sign up with a friend for an evening of art and entertainment.

Glass on Glass Mosaic Windows with Deb Emerick

Get ready to capture the beauty of the sun streaming though colorful glass.  Come and join mosaic artist, Deb Emerick, and transform an old window into a colorful work of art using stained glass and other materials.  Deb will guide you through the process of designing your window and then implementing your design using glass cutting and mosaic skills.  Bring a family member and work on a window together.  You may bring your own window or you may stop in at the NCCA-Artsplace and select your window before the class sessions begin.  Class size limited.

Monday/Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.

November 7,11,14,18

Class Fee: $100 ($90 Members) $10 Discount if you bring your own window

Age 16 – adult

Class fee includes all materials.