The Ann Hall Artist-in-Residence summer program was begun in the summer of 2006. This program, a long-held goal of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, was made possible by a special gift from the Hall family. The Halls, who have been Leland summer residents for years, were prompted to endow this position following the unexpected death of Ann Hall, a gifted artist. Ann's brother Charlie Hall represented the family in helping to select recipients for this honor.
2013 Artist in Residence Sallie Stanley
Sallie Stanley, a long time Northport Point summer resident from Illinois, has been named the Old Art Building’s artist-in-residence for 2013. Stanley, who becomes the eighth artist in the annual program, is from Winnetka, IL where she has a studio featuring acrylic and water-color paintings.
An English and pre-med major at Smith College, Sallie enrolled in art history and a beginning drawing class her senior year which led her to study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years after graduation. With a degree in graphic design, she became an art director at the J. Walter Thompson agency in Chicago for five years, working on corporate accounts and knocking out storyboards and layouts with magic markers under crushing deadlines.
“I have been entranced by the mysterious beauty and light of the Leelanau Peninsula from a very young age,” she says. Her inspirations come from works of artists such as Fairfield Porter, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Nell Blaine and Richard Diebenkorn."
Reception, Artist’s Talk & Exhibit June 28, 29, 30
Opening Reception Friday, 5 to 8 pm ~ Artist’s Talk 5:30 pm.
The exhibit continues Saturday 10 am to 5 pm ~ Sunday 12 to 4 pm.
Workshops--All the 2013 AIR workshops are FULL
THREE MEDIUMS IN THREE DAYS (“Triartithon”!)
July 15, 16, 17, Monday-Wednesday, 10:00am.-4:00pm Old Art Building, Leland
Spend three days with 2013 AIR Sallie Stanley as she shares some fresh insights on drawing, watercolor and acrylic figure painting through both history and techniques.
Each day will include artist demos and fun exercises to help artists of all levels see their work with “fresh eyes”, gain new inspiration, and help find their authentic voice.
A fun exploration of three mediums in three days---you may choose to take one, two or all three days! Get ready to play! $25/day Supply list to be provided
Monday, July 15 – LET THERE BE LIGHT, AND DARKS! An overview of drawing techniques from the Old Masters to more contemporary artists. Using small still lifes we’ll explore contour drawing, modeling light and darks, and finish with a group black and white mural.
Tuesday, July 16 – WET ‘N WILD! From the basic wash to wet-in-wet technique, we will review the works of Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper (along with a few others!) to help bring freshness and luminosity to your watercolor paintings. Artist demos and multiple exercises and you just might create a few small gems to take home!
Wednesday, July 17th – GO FIGURE! An overview of colorful contemporary figure painters from Matisse to Hockney. Demos of acrylic figure painting techniques and a chance for you to try a “block-in” of your own painting from a live model or photograph. Not a formal portrait class, but rather learning to capture the gesture of a moment in time, through heightened color and composition. (Water-based oils, gouache, watercolor may also be used in the class).
TO VIEW INFORMATION ON FORMER ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE CLICK HERE