Art calendar

In the Galleries - August 15 to September 27

Paintings by David Spyker in Robert R. Williams Gallery; Watercolors by Kathy Los-Rathburn in the Whitlow Gallery; Sculptures by Jacquline Baerwald and Self Portraits by Berrien Artist Guild members in the Riverwalk; “The Winners’ Showcase” of Fashion on the Shore in the Lobby. Learn more about the exhibits

Opening reception on August 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm is free and open to the public.

Japanese Stab Binding Class with Bill Barrick
August 16 from 10 a.m. to noon; $40

This bookbinding technique is simple and easy to learn. Create a hard bound book of any collection of single sheets such as drawings, scrapbook pages or writing samples. Cover will be created from old purses, wallpaper samples and burlap. Bring your own loose pages of writing, art, photos, etc. to be bound or you can choose to bind blank sheets of art paper (supplied) into a personalized journal or sketchbook.

Maximum number of students in the class is 8. Sign up early to reserve a space. To register by credit card, call the Box Factory at 269-983-3688 or register online.


Realistic Art in oil or acrylics
with Kristin Hosbein
Mondays 6:30-9:30 pm, 4 weeks beginning August 4; $95

Kristin Hosbein

Studio artist Kristin Hosbein will teach a 4-week class beginning Monday, June 23, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Box Factory for the Arts.

The class for both beginning and experienced artists will focus on realistic art in oil or acrylics. Participants will learn about materials, composition and technique and have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Artists will take home one or more completed paintings by the end of the 4 weeks.

Register online, or by calling the Box office 269-983-3688 during normal gallery hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Mon.-Sat. Space is limited to 20 participants.


Beginning Litho Printing
with Andrea Peterson
Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 9:30 am – 12:00 p.m.; $30

Two Day Beginning Litho printing class with Andrea Peterson from Hook Pottery Paper, Friday, August 1, 9:30 am – 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. limited to five students, Costs is $30 per person. Materials need: newsprint and printing paper, supplies available at Box Factory for a small donation. Register online, at the Box Factory front desk ,or call 269-983-3688.

Andrea is an internationally exhibiting artist and educator. Her work is multifaceted exploring all types of paper fibers and processes and includes paper works, prints, artist books, and environmental installation pieces. She combines paper arts, printmaking and book arts to make works that address human relationship to the environment. .She received her BFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA in printmaking from U of MN in Minneapolis. She has lectured and taught extensively including at Ox-Bow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sciola de Graphica, Venice, Italy, Paper Museum Steyermeuhl, Austria, Syracuse University and Indiana University. You can find her work in several private and corporate collections.

Call for Entries - May 16 to July 1
"Out of the Box" 10-Minute Play Writing Competition

The Berrien Artist Guild, through the multi-use facility, the Box Factory for the Arts announces the third annual 10-minute play writing competition to be held from May 16 – July 1, 2014.

Competition Dates: May 16 – July 1, 2014

Performance Dates: December 5 & 6, 2014

Juried Prizes: This year the six playwrights whose plays are selected by the judges will each receive a $50 award. A panel of judges at the December 6 performance will select the “Best Play Overall.” That playwright will receive an additional $200 award.

Audience Choice Award: One given per playwright per evening at the end of the performances on Friday and Saturday nights. This award is selected by audience ballots.

Competition: Open to all Berrien Artist Guild members as well as residents of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Participants directly involved with the competition are not eligible for awards.

Download Competition Rules and Guidelines (pdf:300kb)



While you're at the Box

Visit artists at work in the Box Factory's Artist Studios
Attend a concert, see the Music, Film, and Theatre schedule


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