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2013 Exhibits & Events

Romeo Christmas Historic Home Tour

December 7, 2013


We were a part of the Romeo Historical Society Christmas Home Tour! Thank you to the Romeo Historical Society who hosts this yearly event! We enjoyed our guests and loved showing off our charming building and Helen's lovely artifacts.

Reflections of Autumn Juried Exhibition

September 27 through November 1

mixed media on paper

Reflections of Autumn Juried Exhibition will be curated by Barbara Miner. Barbara Miner currently holds the position of Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Art, at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio. Her mixed media and installation works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 50 exhibitions. She has participated in numerous national and international artist's residencies. Miner has also received internal and external grants in support of her research and art practice, as well as numerous Awards for Excellence/Merit.


The exhibit will open on September 27, 2013. The reception and awards presentation will take place on October 4, 2013.

Thumb Area Artists Exhibition

August 30 through September 20

The 2013 Thumb Area Artist’s Exhibition will be judged by David Korff. David Korff, our juror, is recently retired from St. Clair Community College where he was chairman of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. David’s area of specialization is design and painting. David is active as a board member of numerous art groups: most notably as chair of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs/ Grant Review. David has been a juror at numerous shows in the past including the St. Clair Art Fair, the Lexington Art Fair and the TAAE.


The exhibit will open on August 30, 2013 with a reception and awards presentation to follow on Friday, September 6, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Starkweather Arts Center.

Anita Bates: A Solo Exhibition

June 28 through August 3

Hypaethral - partly or entirely open to the sky

mixed media on paper

Artist Biography

Anita Bates (born, 1966) is an artist and educator living in the Detroit metropolitan area. Her paintings are primarily abstract ʻlandscapesʼ that focus heavily on the language of color, texture and space. 


Anita has been exhibited in several venues including the G.R.NʼNamdi Gallery, Dell Pryor, Detroit Artists Market and The Riverʼs Edge Gallery inWyandotte, Michigan. Ms. Bates has also exhibited in New York at A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery. The artist and her work have been noted and reviewed in several periodicals and publications such as The Detroit News and Free Press, Trait Magazine and BLACMagazine. 


Anita holds an M.F.A. and M.A. in painting from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University respectively. As well, she is a Fulbright Memorial Fellow in Japanese education. Currently she teaches art at Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies and is an adjunct faculty member in the department of Art Education at the College for Creative Studies.

2013 Garden Walk Artists Exhibition

June 28 through August 3

An invitational exhibition for the artists creating plein air works of art during the Friends of the Romeo District Library Annual Garden Walk are showcased. Artwork will include a variety of mediums, styles and subject matter.


On July 13, the artists will be seen working in the selected gardens during the garden walk from 10am - 5pm. Their artwork from the special event will also be on display during the Moonflower Afterglow from 5 - 8pm.


Robert Fionda

Robert Fionda is an accomplished watercolorist who considers himself a "romantic realist" painter of landscapes, nature, and still life. "Over the yea...

Linda Hodge

Linda Hodge is an artist of a variety of subjects. She was raised on a farm, spent many years as an Equine Judge, and has always  been around animals....

Bart Mauro

Bart Mauro's artwork is truly a product of his environment. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan exposed him to the premier artists, architects, illustrato...

Sharon Will

The commercial art field laid the foundation for Sharon's study of painting. She works in both pastel and oil with a passion for Plein Air. Believing...

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Vianna Szabo

Vianna is known for her expressive use of color that captures a moment in time. She is a nationally recognized artist who has won awards in many jurie...

Christina Haylett

Christina Haylett has a degree in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. She currently lives in Oakland Township with her husband, four cats...

Sandra LaBaere

Watercolor and silk artist Sandra LaBaere is excited to share her juicy, flowing, bold and colorful floral renderings. Her art not only enriches your...

Evelyn Raiter

Evelyn Raiter has earned a reputation as Michigan's foremost professional painter of farms and historic homes. Capturing light on the canvas of her re...

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