This annual show is always a treat, and brings together our professional, hobby and emerging artists. Thanks to our jurist, Stephanie Hazzard, Exhibition Manager, from Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens.
1st Place: Barbara Clay
2nd Place: Evelyn Raiter
3rd Place: Vianna Szabo
Honorable Mentions: Sharon Will, Janet Almstadt Davison, Kimberly Santini
People's Choice: Margaret Glinke "Bridal Dress". Margaret was awarded awarded a free year's membership and entry into next year's Member's Show!
Student Art Show
Welcome to the art students of our annual Romeo Community Schools Student Art Show featuring the art of the elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools.
Thank you to all of the school's art teachers who inspire the students.
2017 Winner Barbara Clay
"A Day at the Sheep Farm"
Romeo Guild of Art presents
"Watch this Space", the Preconstruction Art Show
Construction on the frontage is completed.
Note the use of Helen Starkweather's glass on the newly replicated door.
Thanks to our builder, Mando Constuction!
Thanks to our contributors to this project:
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Venture Global Engineering Foundation
John Murphy & Christina Muir Murphy
Macomb County Services Agency
Four County Community Foundation
Romeo Guild of Art
Ford Motor Company
Romeo Lions Club
Preceptor Delta Beta Sorority
Friends of the Romeo District Library
LaFonda Mexican Kitchen
Our long awaited construction on the frontage begins.
William W. Gibbs Exhibition
Starkweather Arts Center proudly presents the William W. Gibbs Exhibition, curated by the Romeo Historical Society.
Friday, July 28 through Saturday, August 19.
William Woodruff. Gibbs (1821-1902) was a noted portrait and landscape artist who lived in Romeo for most of his life.
His detailed work in oil, reminiscent of the Hudson River School of painting, depicts a romantic view of the world in the 19th century.
We would like to thank the following sponsors, contributors and participants from our Moonflowers Afterglow Fundraiser
Romeo Party Rental
Four Corners Diner
Romeo Farmers Market - Farm to Table
Friends of the Romeo District Library
Sheila Landis Trio
Romeo Masonic Temple
Artist Robert Fionda
Artist Vianna Szabo
Artist Marianna Defer Pfeiffer
Artist Linda Hodge
Artist Joyce Kilpatrick
Mark and David Venet
Starkweather Society Board Members
All of our lovely guests!
"Pickett Duty' by Robert Fionda
This is one of our finest shows of the year, presented by the Romeo Guild of Art. Now in its 57th year, this juried show will bring you a variety of art from 9 counties. Juried by Corinne Pemberton. Opening Reception and awards presented on September 8, 7-9PM.
Sponsored in part by:
The following artists won awards:
Joyce Harlukowicz, "On Wildcat Road", 1st Place Dr. Glidden Lakeville Animal Hospital Award
Barbara Clay, "It's All Relative", 2nd Place Ken Taylor Memorial Award
Mary Marple, "August Perks", 3rd Place PNC Investments Award
Evelyn Raiter, "Remember Me", 4th Place RGA Joan Cooper-Poreda Memorial Award
Julienne Jaworski, "Driveway", Romeo Family Restaurant Award
Lin Toms, "Creation Spirit", Romeo Accountants Award
Christina Haylett, "Mary Marple", Sheena's Marketplace Award
Brian Korn, "Pileated Woodpecker", Deborah S. Obrecht Award
Sharon Will, "Under the Street Lights", Matt Waligora State Farm Award
Vianna Szabo, "Wait for It", Sharon Will Fine Art & Framing Award
Thumb Area Artists' Exhibition
Once known as the Detroit Society of Women Painters, the group is said to be one of the oldest self-sustaining women’s art groups in the country, founded in 1903. Its founding members included Lettie Carpo, Lillian Meeser and Pewabic Pottery founder Mary Chase Stratton.
The initial group of 15 women met for monthly critiques.
“They wanted to help each other,” explained DSWPS Second Vice President Jackie Rybinski, of Grosse Pointe Farms.
That’s still the case, as members — now about 170 — have regular meetings and conduct juried shows that are displayed in various venues. They also award annual scholarships to female art students.
“Our connection with education is very important,” Rybinski said.
DSWPS contributed to the general art world, as well. Rybinski said the society donated funds to the Detroit Institute of Arts and was instrumental in the founding of the Society of Arts and Crafts — which would later become the College for Creative Studies — and the Detroit School of Design, which was once an automotive design school.
“They touched so many things in Detroit,” Rybinski said. “They helped get things started.”