Plein Air Workshop Fred Fochtman / Neil Riley ~ June 17 – 19, 2019

Neil Walling ~CANCELLED ~ Abstracting the Landscape in Oils 7/9 – 7/11

2018 Artist in Residence ~ Megan Hildebrandt ~ Animation Workshop

Richard McKinley ~ 5 Day Pastel Workshop ~ 8/26-30/2019

7/9 – 8/16 ~ Painting on Location with Ellie Golden

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Join Ellie Golden from 1 to 4 pm Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 9 through August16, 2018
(weather permitting.) Cost is $10 weekly or a $50 tax deductible donation for all summer. All
proceeds go to the Old Art Building.
Monday, July 9—-Meet at the Old Art Building to sign up, receive location flyer, talk about the
summer program and paint on the grounds of the OAB or surrounding areas.

Thursday, July 12—- Painting at the dock in back of St. Mary’s Church in Lake Leelanau– take
driveway north of St. Mary’s School, park in lot in back and walk down to docks.
Monday, July 16—- Horse farm of Nancy Parshall and David Bedford at 669 N. Lake Leelanau Drive.
Second drive on left from Eagle Highway. Horses, barns, chickens, outbuildings.

Thursday, July 19—- Painting at Fountain Point Resort–about one mile south of M-204 on 641– 990
S. Lake Leelanau Drive–historic hotel and cottages, lakeshore, rowing crew boats, magnificent tree,
laundry on lines, fountain, children playing.
Monday, July 23—- Painting at the Ruby Ellen Farm– historical farm with numerous farm
outbuildings and barns, silos, white farmhouse, fields, flowers, old farm tools and machines– south
of Suttons Bay at corner of E. Shady Lane and 633 (S. Center Highway), 5946 S. Center Highway.

Thursday, July 26—- Barratt Farm– M-22 going west towards Glen Arbor from Leland– go to Port
Oneida Road at the Kelderhouse Cemetery– farm is white house on the left under the trees, about 1/4
mile in. Farm is privately owned and people are residing in the house.
Monday, July 30—- Anne Leugers/Elmer Lipp residence– across S. Lake Leelanau from Fountain Point–
971 S. Lake Shore Drive– lovely lawn and cottages, beach, boathouse, view of Fountain Point.

Thursday, August 2—- French Valley Vineyard Inn and Tasting Room– charming inn and outside
relaxing area, lawn, beach, dock, boats. Also, we can purchase lunch and wine if
desired. Those who want lunch may want to arrive earlier than 1 pm. Two miles north of

Suttons Bay on M-22, opposite Setterboro Road at 1338 N.Pebble Beach Drive, Suttons Bay.
Monday, August 6—- Picnic at Ellie Golden’s cottage on Cathead Bay north of Northport. Take 201
north out of Northport to 640 to 629 (go past Woolsey Airport and proceed almost to the
Lighthouse.) Turn left on Cathead Bay Road (many mailboxes) to 14145 Cathead Bay Road.
Meet at 3 pm (NOTE TIME DIFFERENCE) and stay on for a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and
BYOB. Spouses and partners welcome.

Thursday, August 9—- painting in Northport–meet at the marina– paint at the marina, stores,
houses, Old Mill, Park, wherever you desire.
Monday, August 13—- Thoreson Farm. Take M-22 to Thoreson Road east of Glen Arbor. Follow gravel
road around several turns. There are barns, out buildings, and view of rolling farmland. On the
hill you can see Lake Michigan and the islands.

Thursday, August 16—- Critique at the Old Art Building– bring paintings for critique and
discussion of this year’s prog al lunch with
Ellie prior to–
restaurant yet to be decided.

2016 Artist in Residence Summer Program

The Ann Hall Artist-in-Residence summer program began 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.  As a part of this program, Artist in Residence honorees are asked to teach workshops during their residency.  These workshops are available to the public at affordable prices to allow for a wide variety of attendance with a professional artist.

Ann’s brother Charlie Hall represented the family in helping to select recipients for this honor.

2016 Artist in Residence Joan Richmond

JRichmond_TheBoathouse The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is delighted to announce that Joan Gallagher Richmond has been selected for 2016 Ann Hall Artist in Residence. Joan’s appointment will mark the 10-year anniversary of this summer program at the Old Art Building.

Richmond, a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, also holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. She taught painting for 10 years at Northwestern Michigan College and continues to instruct at drawing and painting workshops.

Focusing on, but not limited to, landscape images, Richmond uses gouache and other media. She works both in open air and in her studio, Studio 1S, in Traverse City. Northwest Michigan provides a rich source of visual inspiration. She has also painted along the west coast of Ireland, the North Channel in Canada and the city of Rome, Italy.

Richmond believes that direct observation of nature is an essential process for the artist. CriticalJOAN1 seeing informs the artist’svisual and emotional responses that help form the image no matter how illusionistic or abstract. Major influences on her development include the work of Cezanne, Corot, Matisse, Morandi, Fairfield Porter and Louisa Matthiasdottir.

Richmond exhibits regionally and is represented in a number of corporate collections throughout the Midwest. She has received numerous awards at the Glen Arbor Art Association “Paint Outs,” was an Artist in Residence at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the fall of 2014 and a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome the spring of 2015.

Visit her website at for more information and to see a gallery of images.

Previous honorees 2006-David Grath, 2007-Fred Petrosky, 2008-Bob Purvis, 2009-Melanie Parke, 2010-Charles Murphy, 2011-Dewey Blocksma, 2012-Glenn Wolff, 2013-Sallie Stanley, 2014-Richard Kooyman, 2015-Gene Rantz.

For More information visit or call the Old Art Building at 231-256-2131

Richmond follows Gene Rantz, who was artist-in-residence last year.

2016 Artist in Residence Exhibit Schedule

  • Opening reception  Friday, June 24 from 5 to 730 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.  Artist’s Lecture at 1 pm.
  • Admission to the exhibit and the lecture is free.

2016 Artist in Residence Workshop Schedule

  • CLASS IS FULL —-Pure Drawing:
    the joy of making marks
  • Monday June 27 and Tuesday, June 28
    10 am to 4 pm
  • This two-day “drawingfest” will give participants the time to indulge in the primary act of image making—drawing. Line, value and composition, the essential elements that are all-too-often taken for granted, will be revisited. Participants will engage in a variety of media and analyze simple to complex forms using direct observation in the studio and out-of-doors. The workshop will include demonstrations, discussions and presentations of drawing examples from the Masters to contemporary artists. Exploration and enjoyment of the process will be encouraged including the start of a sketchbook. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Paint Color-Mixing Workshop
    w/warm and cool primary colors
  • Wednesday June 29
    10 am – 12 pm
  • These sessions will allow participants the time to explore the vast possibilities of mixing paint from a limited color palette. By creating your own charts, you will develop a personal system that helps you mix the colors you want and have a reference for future use. Attend one or both sessions. All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Paint Color-Mixing Workshop
    w/neutral colors—grays and browns
  • Wednesday June 29
    1 – 3 pm
  • These sessions will allow participants the time to explore the vast possibilities of mixing paint from a limited color palette. By creating your own charts, you will develop a personal system that helps you mix the colors you want and have a reference for future use. Attend one or both sessions. All levels of experience are welcome.