COLDWATER – From robin’s eggs to sparkling sapphires, pretty peacocks to calming seascapes, the color blue will hang prominently in Arts Alive’s upcoming art gallery “Hues of Blue.” The art group invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their interpretations of the themed show which will hang at Tibbits Opera House March through May.
While the gallery theme is “Hues of Blue,” it is up to the artist to interpret exactly what the phrase means to them. Artists may submit up to three pieces at $5 per submission. Paintings, photographs or drawings should be ready to hang using hanging wire. Sculpture or other mediums are accepted and encouraged as well. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top artists based on audience votes. Artists may also sell their work on commission.
Arts Alive member Stephanie Burdick said, “I’m hoping to get some beautiful depictions of bluebirds, ocean scenes, floral works or even abstract art. Usually our color shows attract a good quantity and variety of artwork because some artists need set boundaries. Others will welcome the freedom and challenge of the show’s parameters.”
To be included in this art show, artists should drop off all pieces at Tibbits’ Administration Office at 93 W. Chicago St before 5pm March 7. “Hues of Blue” will be displayed in the lower level art gallery at the historic Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater MI.
The art gallery currently features artwork by area artists who submitted pieces for “Fur Babies.” During winter, the art gallery is open during events at Tibbits and by appointment. There is no admission charge for the gallery and visitors are encouraged to vote for Best of Show.
The gallery shows rotate approximately every eight weeks. Along with one private exhibit this summer featuring local children’s author/illustrator Patricia Polacco and the annual Kids’ Art Rocks! student art contest in the spring, other themes for the 2022 gallery shows include “America the Beautiful” and “Seasons of Love.” For additional details of these exhibits, or to become involved in Arts Alive, call Steph at Tibbits at 517-278-6029, email sburdick@Tibbits.org or visit the Arts Alive Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Arts-Alive-Coldwater.