Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The deadline to apply for the exhibit, scheduled for June 28-Aug. 30 at the Birmingham-area art center, is May 20.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) is currently looking for entries for the annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition — but this year, it's not just about Michigan. This year, the juried art exhibit and competition — to be held June 28-Aug. 23 at the area art center on Cranbrook — will welcome artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. "We're very excited about expanding the scope of this important exhibit and are eager to see the influx of work from Michigan's neighboring states," said Annie VanGelderen, BBAC president and CEO. "Our intent, in broadening the show, is to also increase visitors to Michigan and to the BBAC. The show is scheduled for almost two months this summer to give local and traveling art lovers the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The next free exhibit at the art center opens March 8 and will spotlight the works of BBAC students.
If you were thinking of checking out the winter exhibits at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), today is your last day. Friday is the last day for the four exhibits currently on display at the art center, including: The exhibits are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and are free and open to the public. Next up: be sure to check out what BBAC students are working on in the next exhibit opening March 8, Current Student Works. Students are eligible to submit their art pieces if they've been enrolled in at least one class since Winter 2012. The entry fee is $10 per student. "I am eagerly anticipating the 2012 exhibit of BBAC Current Works showcasing the art produced by our adult students," write BBAC executive director Annie VanGelderen …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The newspaper's art critic takes a look at the work of Larry Zdeb and Jack Johnson, on display now at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Artists from Detroit, Troy and more highlight the most recent offerings at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
Four new exhibits will be celebrating their grand opening at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) Friday, kicking off a new year full of new classes and workshop at the community center. "Trendy, creative and tailored to start the new year off right, we have a fantastic schedule of events and classes for students of all ages and levels," said Annie VanGelderen, president and CEO of the BBAC. "Registrants can choose from tile-making, clay, drawing classes, ceramics, knitting, jewelry, abstract expressionist painting and encaustic painting classes, just to name a few," she added. "We look forward to a wonderful new year, supporting this region's artists and aspiring artists." Birmingham's aspiring artists, meanwhile, can gain …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The 11th annual fundraiser raises funds for the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's education and community outreach programs. Attendees also receive 10 percent off everything in the Holiday Shop.
Birmingham and Bloomfield-area shoppers looking for unique holiday gifts should look no further than the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) and their annual Holiday Shop, set to open this Friday. "We're ready to kick off the holiday season with authentic and affordable artist-created items sure to please everyone on your list," said Annie VanGelderen, president and CEO of the BBAC. Items for sale at this year's Holiday Shop includes jewelry, ceramics, wood and fiber art, home decor, children's fashions, holiday ornaments, glass sculptures, paintings, Judaica and more. "Holiday Shop offers shoppers the chance to support the arts and support our regional art center," she added. "Unique gifts start at $5 (prices go up through the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
This fall, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will feature the Michigan Ceramics 2012 Biennial Exhibition, the Birmingham Society of Women Painters and more.
There's always something happening in Birmingham's arts community. Since Birmingham Patch is dedicated to keeping you informed about what's going on around town, today, we're taking a closer look at: The BBAC will be holding an opening night reception for all its fall exhibits from 6-8 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public. Leading the way is "Teohome: The works of Jacklyn Brickman." "The complexities of how we inhabit and engage with the earth and the entitites we share with are at the core of my work — systems within systems," said Brickman, one of the principles of Butter Projects, a Royal Oak artist-run studio and exhibit space. Also at the art center this fall is "Urban Fragments II", an exhibit by native Detroiter …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Currently, the works of Adnan Charara, the Mosaic Artists of Michigan and Robert Beras are on display at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's spring exhibit Earlier this week: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Thursday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Planning ahead for the week? Don't miss these important deadlines.
This week, don't miss your last chance to: Michigan Fine Arts Competition exhibit wraps up Friday The entries and winners from the 2012 Michigan Fine Arts Competition will only be on display for a few more days at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC). The exhibit ends Friday. Lynn Spanke of Detroit won the top prize in this year's competition, during which 177 artists from around the state submitted 236 pieces of all shapes, sizes and mediums. Spanke's piece "We Believe in Dreams" won her $5,000. Artists from Troy, Holly and Bloomfield Hills also placed. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal gallery hours. The BBAC is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Know about an …
Friday, April 13, 2012
An exhibit of the more than 236 works in the 30th annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition will be on display at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center through May 4.
Artists from Detroit, Troy, Holly, Midland and Bloomfield Hills took home the top prizes in the 30th annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, held at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC). "The winners of the Michigan Fine Arts Competition this year are as varied as the exhibit itself," said Annie VanGelderen, president and CEO of the BBAC. "We're honored to showcase the ecletic and diverse talent of our Michigan artists and look forward to sharing this extraordinary exhibit with the people of this region and beyond." Taking home the top prize this year was Lynn Spanke of Detroit for her piece "We Believe in Dreams." Spanke took home $5,000 in prize money. Second place was Armin Mersmann of Midland. Sandy Rice of Troy and Chuck …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an artists reception followed by the awards presentation. More than 170 artists from 80 Michigan cities submitted pieces to this year's show.
It's Wednesday but we're thinking weekend. Check out what's going on this weekend in Birmingham and Bloomfield with our Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: 2012 Michigan Fine Arts Competition Reception and Awards Presentation Earlier this week, we brought you: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Thursday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.