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Visual Arts and Exhibitions

Welcome to CTAC!

Winter is a great time to get out, come to our galleries, and enjoy our exhibitions!

CTAC-Petoskey is hosting three exhibitions this Winter: Tinker, Tailor, Welder, Weaver: The Art of Assemblage in the Bonfield Gallery, the 2017 Juried Photography Exhibition, in the Gilbert Gallery, and the CTAC Photographic Society Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery. All three exhibitions will open with a reception on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 2-4 pm.  CTAC Members, exhibiting artists and their guests are invited to attend.

Hygge: A Winter’s Glow will be on view at CTAC-Traverse City from January 14-February 25, 2017.  The show is inspired by the Danish concept “hygge,” (pronounced HYOO-gah) which is loosely translated as the ritual of enjoying family, friends, warmth, and the simple pleasures of life. Although hygge is enjoyed all year, it is often associated with the glow of a warm and friendly home during the darker winter months. The exhibitions includes furniture, home goods, paintings, fibers, ceramics, and other objects that reflect elements of Scandinavian Design and the hygge sensibility. Come to CTAC to explore Hygge, one of Oxford Dictionary’s finalists for word of the year, 2016!


Image: Liberty, Dewey Bocksma

Current Exhibits – Petoskey

Jan 19 – Mar 23 all-day CTAC Gilbert Gallery - Petoskey
 Exhibition Date:  January 19 – March 23 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21 from 2-4 p.m. The 2017 Juried Photography Exhibition, juried by the renowned photographer, Howard Bond, will include works selected from 140 submissions. Image: Secret Beach, Ragnar Continue Reading
Jan 19 – Mar 17 all-day Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
The Crooked Tree Photographic Society exhibit will include diverse digital works from many of the more than 30 members that regularly attend the CTPS meetings and events.   Image: Gretchen Dorian, Kidd 2, Point of Continue Reading
Jan 19 – Mar 23 all-day Bonfield Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
On display in CTAC-Petoskey’s Bonfield Gallery, “Tinker, Tailor, Welder, Weaver: The Art of Assemblage”  includes two and three dimensional works of assemblage and collage created by eight Michigan artists, including: Dewey Blocksma, Indy Bacon, Stephen Palmer, Mary Continue Reading


Current Exhibits – Traverse City


Atrium Gallery Exhibits – Petoskey



Upcoming Exhibits – Petoskey

Mar 23 – Apr 27 all-day Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
The Atrium Gallery will showcase the best art and design work of North Central Michigan College students. Continue Reading
Apr 8 – Apr 29 all-day CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Attention Teachers: Please email Sheila Ruen to register for the Youth Art Show. Please include: Your School Your name Grades you are teaching Email address and phone number where you can be reached Questions or concerns Continue Reading


Upcoming Exhibits – Traverse City

Jan 19 @ 3:38 pm – May 5 @ 11:59 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
In summer 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present a juried photography exhibition of  the Northern lights. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over 1,000 Michigan residents who Continue Reading
Mar 6 – Mar 25 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
The 2017 Youth Art Show showcases the artwork of students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District.  The exhibition will be on display March 6-25, 2017. The show includes a juried Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is pleased to host the annual exhibition of the Michigan Water Color Society. The show is a great opportunity to see an incredible variety of water-based paintings from Continue Reading
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern Michigan College
The 57th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair will be held on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over 100 artists and artisans from across the country Continue Reading



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