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Upcoming Events:

 

OCTOBER 11 | MODERN TWIST + GALLERY STROLL

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
Exhibition Opening Saturday October 11th, 5:00-8:00pm
Come out and join us for “Modern Twist”, the final show of our 2014 Douglas season. Coinciding on the same day is the Annual Douglas “Gallery Stroll”
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NOVEMBER 7 | ANNUAL FALL CELEBRATION

Grand Rapids Location
Exhibition Opening Friday November 7th, 5:00-8:00pm
Join us in Grand Rapids for our Annual Fall Celebration! Meet the artists and catch a sneak peek of the vibrant art season to come
running through the 2014 holiday season



Douglas Event Series 2014:

MAY 17 | HOP SKIP & A JUMP

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through June 21st, 2014
Join us in Douglas to celebrate our new location, just across Blue Star Hwy. Artwork by all the artists you know and a few new faces.
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JUNE 28 | UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through July 26th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “Unusual Suspects” and view a collection of diverse figurative works just aching to tell you their story.
Len Cowgill, Charles Dwyer, Tyler Hildebrand, Shelly Klein, Jill Lareaux, Pam Moxley, Tony Roko and more.
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JULY 19 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
Saturday July 19th, 5:00-8:00pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on that day, join us in our Douglas gallery for an "Unusual Suspects" reception.

AUGUST 2 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE II

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through August 30th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “Slightly Obsessive II”
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AUGUST 9 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
Saturday August 9th, 5:00-8:00pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on that day, join us in our Douglas gallery for a “Slightly Obsessive II” reception.

SEPTEMBER 6 | URBAN/RURAL, MICHIGAN OUTLOOK

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through October 4th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “URBAN/RURAL, Michigan Outlook”, a collection of works highlighting Michigan’s diversity, depicted by a group of enormously talented local artists.
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2013-2014 Season:

MARCH 7 | OUT OF THE POLAR VORTEX

Grand Rapids, MI - Running through April 11th, 2014
View a selection of pieces artists have created over the winter season.
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NOVEMBER 8 | ANNUAL FALL CELEBRATION

Grand Rapids, MI - Running through the 2013 Holiday Season
We celebrated a new location, we celebrated 25 years, now we are... just celebrating! Join LaFontsee Galleries for their Annual Fall Celebration, meet the artists and catch a sneak peek of the vibrant art season to come.
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DECEMBER 5 | UPTOWN HOLIDAY SHOP HOP 2013

Grand Rapids, MI - Thursday Dec 5th, Shuttles Run 4:00-10:00pm - Gallery Open Until 9:00pm
Like Shopping? You’ll love Uptown Holiday Shop Hop!
Visit LaFontsee Galleries during Shop Hop and browse through our urban craft boutique for that perfect gift for him, her, or you! LaFontsee Galleries is offering 40% off framed posters,
FREE parking in our large parking lot, and the FREE shuttle service stops here. You’ll find discounts and promotions at shops throughout East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street & East Fulton.

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Douglas Event Series 2013:

SEPTEMBER 7 | NEW WORK

Douglas, MI - Running through Oct 6th, 2013
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AUGUST 3 | ON COMMON GROUND + JAZZ

Douglas, MI - running through September 1st, 2013
Opening Reception for “On Common Ground” exhibition from 5-8pm, and
"Art and all that Jazz", live jazz music by “Paschke Trio” from 6-8
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AUGUST 10 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas, MI - Saturday August 10th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!

JULY 6 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE

Douglas, MI - running through July 28th, 2013
Features exceptional artworks by artists that are totally immersed in their craft, come and view works by Joel Berry, Michele Bosak, David Huang,
Linda LaFontsee, Len Cowgill, Maureen Nollette, and more.
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JULY 20 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas, MI - Saturday July 20th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!

JUNE 8 | WIDE VIEW

Douglas, MI - running through June 30th, 2013
LaFontsee Galleries presents “Wide View” an exhibition of new works from a mix of long term gallery artists and fresh faces.
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JUNE 29 | TASTE OF ART TOUR + LIVE PAINT DEMO

Douglas, MI - Saturday June 29th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!
Local artist Megan Klco will be painting live at our Douglas Gallery throughout the event.

MAY 3 | REVEAL/CONCEAL

Douglas, MI - running through June 2nd, 2013
First Exhibition of the season at our Douglas location.
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2012-2013 Season:

JUSTIN KELLNER - SOLO

Grand Rapids, MI - running through May 24th, 2013
Justin Kellner is an Artist on Fire. Quickly making a name for himself, winning 5 awards in 2011-2012 alone, selected to show in over 50 exhibitions at his young age. His first solo show at LaFontsee Galleries will display a diverse collection of his current paintings.
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LIVE PAINTING EVENT - JUSTIN KELLNER

Grand Rapids, MI - Saturday May 11th, 12:00-3:00pm
Meet the artist - Justin Kellner, painting live at LaFontsee Galleries
Watch this award winning artist at work and enjoy a stroll around the gallery where his solo exhibition will be on display.
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IN RETROSPECT

Grand Rapids, MI - running through March 23rd, 2013
Exceptional Artworks by one of Grand Rapid’s favorite artists - James Karsina.  LaFontsee Galleries will exhibit artworks new and old, from delicate drawings on paper to bold acrylics on canvas.
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GO FIGURE

Grand Rapids, MI - running through February 16th, 2013
Join us and “Go Figure”- exhibition exploring use, absence, or suggestion of the figure. View works by Rachael Van Dyke, Rebecca Green, Len Cowgill, Mary Sebastian, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Paul Varga and more.

UPTOWN HOLIDAY SHOP HOP 2012

Grand Rapids, MI - Thurs Dec 6th 4:00-10:00pm
Like Shopping? You’ll love Uptown Holiday Shop Hop! Free shuttle service stops here @ LaFontsee Galleries. Parking is FREE, plenty of space available! We have 1,000+ Readymade Frames up to 80% off, discounts on Boutique Gifts, and Small Works - Give the Gift of Art! You’ll find discounts and promotions at shops throughout East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street & East Fulton.

GALA EVENT :: LAFONTSEE GALLERIES TURNS 25!

Grand Rapids, MI - running through November 30th
Representing 70+ local, national and international artists, full service framing and Gift Boutique. Come out and Celebrate a quarter-century of art with us, you won’t want to miss this exhibition!

"ARTSPACE 20 x 20" PREMIER EVENT

Grand Rapids, MI - Opening Reception Thursday Sept 27th 5:00-8:00pm.
Exhibiting “Decoration” by artist Saul Gray Hildenbrand, this twenty foot by twenty foot area is a revolving exhibition space for public artists, no affiliation with the gallery required. For more info about this event or “ARTSPACE 20 x 20”, contact the gallery 616-451-9820.

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Douglas Event Series 2012:

Exhibition Opening in Douglas

Douglas, MI - running through November 4th, 2012
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Color Context

Douglas, MI - running through Sept 28th, 2012
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Douglas Wine Stroll

Douglas, MI - Saturday Sept 8th 6:00-8:00pm.
Wine & Art a Great Pair! Join LaFontsee Galleries and several local businesses in annual wine stroll.

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The Power of Pattern

Douglas, MI - running through August 24th, 2012
Summer Gallery Series - "The Power of Pattern"
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Live Painting Event

Douglas, MI - Saturday August 11th, 2012 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Missy Morrow live painting demo at LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location.

Fresh Squeezed & Locally Grown

Douglas, MI - running through July 20th, 2012
Summer Gallery Series - “Fresh Squeezed & Locally Grown”
New work from long standing local artists Renee Hartig, Christy DeHoog, Elizabeth Mayville and more.

Art and All That Jazz

Douglas, MI - Saturday July 14th, 2012 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Summer Gallery Series - “Art and All That Jazz”. Outstanding local artist Justin Kellner - live painting demo 3-8pm.
Nationally acclaimed vocalist Edye Evans Hyde & Jazz trio live performance - 6:00-8:00pm.

First Summer Event in Douglas - Art Opening

Douglas, MI - running through June 7th, 2012

Summer Gallery Series - Come Out and Celebrate!
First Summer Exhibition of the season at our Lakeshore location on Lake Michigan's Art Coast - Douglas, MI.
Click here for more info: http://www.lafontsee.us/eblasts/douglas-april-2012.html

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2011-2012 Season:

Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

December 1st - December 31st, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Grand Rapids Location
5th Annual exhibition of original works suitable for gift-giving. We’re showcasing art works of all genre and in all media — from realistic to abstract, landscape to whimsical, paintings to sculpture — all in small or miniature sizes.

"Come Out and Play!" First Exhibition in New Lake Drive Location

October 27th - November 25th, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Grand Rapids Location
We invite you to join us in celebrating our FIRST EXHIBITION in the new digs: “Come out and Play!” Artworks by a slew of very talented artists including: James Karsina, David Huang, Christy DeHoog, Carl Forslund, Pam Moxley, Carolyn Fehsenfeld, Michael Schaeffer, Paul Varga, Rick Stevens & many more.

Douglas Exhibition Opening

October 7th - November 20th, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Douglas Location
Featuring the Artwork of: Christy DeHoog • David Zylstra • Lisa Kowalski • Michael Schaeffer • Rick Stevens • Pam Moxley • Len Cowgill • and more!


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2009-2010 Season:

Children Make Art for Children

February 19 — Present

Children Make Art for Children opened February 19 at LaFontsee Galleries with a reception from 5:00 to 8:30, and features an array of colorful, imaginative artwork created by local kids for the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The reception is an ideal event for the whole family to attend.  Children are encouraged to discover artwork in fun, new ways and to express their inventive ideas, crafting their own art piece as part of a collaborative paper project.  Tasty finger-foods will be readily available to recharge creative juices or to relax and enjoy while wandering about the gallery.

Children and their families are invited to participate in the growing artistic collaboration with LaFontsee Galleries and Spectrum Health, and which already includes contributions from organizations such as Very Special Arts, Cook Arts Center, Alward Elementary School, as well as artwork completed on Family Day at Celebration on the Grand last summer.

Children Make Art for Children will run from 19 February through April 30 and kicks off a two month art-making extravaganza at LaFontsee Galleries and various other locations throughout Michigan.  Visit www.lafontsee.us for up-to-date information


Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

December 4, 2009 — January 15, 2010

Our annual winter exhibition of original artworks suitable for gift-giving. Opening reception was held on December 4, 2009 from 5—9 pm.

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2008—2009 Season

US/LG PRIME

September 21st — October 30th, 2009

Sizzling Summer Exhibition

CLINTON — FORSLUND — McCLEARY — POPE — TOLSMA HARLOW — AND MORE!
July 1st — August 20th, 2009

Re:Fresh

Winter Work Bears Spring Fruit 
DEHOOG — LAFONTSEE — SCHAEFFER 
May 5th — June 24th, 2009 

Three Women - Three Ways

FEHSENFELD — HARTIG — HEULE
March 13th — April 24th, 2009
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, March 13th, 5:00 — 8:30 pm 
Meet the Artists and View Additional Work: Saturday, March 14th, 11:00 am —– 1:00 pm 

Good News: New Goods

JAMES KARSINA
January 23rd — March 4th, 2009
Opening reception with the artist: Friday, January 23rd, 5 pm — 8:30 pm
Meet the artist and view additional work: Saturday, January 24th, 11 am — 1 pm

Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

Our annual winter exhibition of original artworks suitable for gift-giving 
November 21 — December 31, 2008

Coming to a New Beginning

DIETRICH KLINGE 
October 3 — November 14, 2008
Reception with Dietrich Klinge: Friday, October 3, 5:00 - 8:30pm 
Meet Dietrich: Saturday, October 4, 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Lovin' Summer

An exhibition of original work by local artists 
August 29 — September 26, 2008

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2007—2008 Season

PERIPHERAL VISION

CHRISTINA HAHN, CLAY STAUFFER 
May 16 - June 27 
Reception: May 16, 5:00 - 8:30pm

MORE OR LESS

LINDA LAFONTSEE, MICHAEL SCHAEFFER 
April 4 - May 9 
Reception: April 4, 5:00 - 8:30pm

NEW ARTISTS - FRESH LOOK, WORK, VIEW

RENEE HARTIG, ANDREW NEAR, JENNIFER POPE
February 22 - March 28
Reception: February 22, 5:00 - 8:30pm

LUMINOSITY: FEHSENFELD & HUANG

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, DAVID HUANG 
January 11 - February 15 
Reception: January 11, 5:00 - 8:30pm

MINIATURE WORK BY ENORMOUSLY TALENTED ARTISTS

VARIOUS GALLERY ARTISTS 
December 7 - January 4 
Reception: December 7, 5:00 - 8:30pm

PUTTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER FOR 20 YEARS

GALA CELEBRATING ARTISTS 
October 26 - November 30 
Reception: October 26, 5:00 - 8:30pm

CELEBRATING CYRIL LIXENBERG!

CYRIL LIXENBERG 
September 14 - October 19 
Meet the Artist and Reception: September 14, 2-7pm 

2007 SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE

GIFT SHOP CLEAR OUT! 
September 7 - 8 
Gift Shop, Frame Shop, and Gallery Blow Out Sale!

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2006—2007 Season

2007 - d

TOM CLINTON, CHRISTY DEHOOG, LISA KOWALSKI, LINDA LAFONTSEE, JEREMY NEWMAN & ALISON CIANCIBELLI 
May 18 - June 29 
Reception: May 18, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2007 - c

ANDY KRINO, NELA SOLOMON, JUDITH TUMMINO 
April 6 - May 11 
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

2007 - b

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, CHRISTINA HAHN, BARBARA McCLEARY
February 23 - March 31 
Reception: February 23, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artsists: Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

2007 - a

MICHAEL ALDERSON, SAUL GRAY-HILDENBRAND, SHELLY KLEIN, GEORGE PETERSON 
January 12 - February 16 
Reception: January 12, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

"DUCK, DUCK, BOX" BOX SHOW

COLLECTION OF GALLERY ARTISTS
Box Show to benefit Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids 
December 1, 5:00 - 8:30 
* December 4 - January 5 will feature new work by gallery artists

KARSINA

JAMES KARSINA 
October 20 - November 24 
Reception: October 20, 5:00 - 8:30pm

VESSELS - Show at Frederik Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park

DAVID HUANG 
September 29 - December 31 
Artist Demonstration: Tuesday, October 24, 7pm 
Meet the Artist: Tuesday, November 7, 7 -9pm 

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2005—2006 Season

FIVE

TOM CLINTON, CHRISTY DEHOOG, LINDSAY FEUER, LISA KOWALSKI, JENNIFER MCCURDY
March 31- May 5
Reception: March 31, 5:00 - 8:30pm

FOUR

NATALIE BLAKE, LINDA LAFONTSEE, JULIE MOORE
February 17 - March 24
Reception: February 17, 5:00 - 8:30pm

THREE

JEREMY NEWMAN, MICHAEL SCHAEFFER, FREDERICK WARREN
January 6- February 10
Reception: January 6, 5:00 - 8:30pm

TWO

DAVID HUANG, NELA SOLOMON, JUDITH TUMMINO, HOLLY WALLACE
December 2 - December 30
Reception: December 2, 5:00 - 8:30pm

ONE

ANDREW KRINO, BROOKE MARKS-SWANSON, GEORGE PETERSON
October 21 - November 25
Reception: October 21, 5:00 - 8:30pm

CONVERGENCE

JIYOUNG CHUNG, CHUNGHIE LEE 
June 28 - July 28

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2004—2005 Season

APRIL FOOLS

Paintings or Prints? - April 1 - May 6

OBJECTIVE . NONOBJECTIVE - February 18 - March 25

LAWRENCE MATHIS, RICK STEVENS

BRUSHWORKS - January 7 - February 11

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, JAMES KARSINA

OUTLOOK - November 19 - December 31

CHRISTINA HAHN, BARBARA McCLEARY, JUDITH TUMMINO

TACTILE SURFACES - October 8 - November 12

TOM CLINTON, DAVID HUANG, LINDA LAFONTSEE, BRIGITTE RIESEBRODT

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