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Northport Arts Association

    Arts For All in Northport Michigan


SPARK! An Exhibition of Artists Under 40

Presented at the Northport Village Arts Building (301 Mill Street, Northport, MI) 
June 16 - 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 6-10pm

Our Jurors

Jimmy Linenberger is a visual artist, musician, and performer with over 10 years of kinetic arts and performance experience. He is co-owner of Cirque Movement, a circus arts company based in Leelanau County that performs and teaches throughout the country.  He has organized numerous multi-disciplinary art programs in Northern Michigan and across the U.S.  He is also a songwriter and musician for Little Omena and a pen and ink artist.

Jenee Rowe is an artist, designer, and owner of Breakwater Company, a Leelanau County-based business that makes handmade luggage and home decor from upcycled sail cloth and marine canvas.  She has over 20 years of experience as a weaver working in her family's fiber arts business. She enjoys exploring screen printing, watercolors, ceramics, and the natural world.

Award Winners

First Place
Anne Lang Hartman
Van's Beach
Cotton thread on cotton, 8” x 10”

Second Place
Tara Stoffel
Inspire the Dying Fire
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 18” x 24”
Honorable Mention
Matthew Nester
Digital audio (radio documentary), 2:21

Honorable Mention
Lydia Keen Woodruff
Stained glass, 26” diameter with 6’ x 4’ homemade stand

Olivia Kinker
Cleaning Up
Acrylic, 18” x 24”

Lydia Keen Woodruff
Manmade Mother Nature
Copper wire on wood stand, 19” x 13”

Participating Artists

Participating artists included: Brad Allen, Joshua Anderson, Ivy Baillie, Nathan Bildeaux, Wesley Bond, Jeffrey Brown, Katie Deady, Annie Lang Hartman, Maia Hausler, Leah Kellenberger, Olivia Kinker, Max Lambert, Meara Louise, Allison McPhail, Megan Moreno, Matt Nester, Teal Newcomb, Paul Olsen, Riley Palmer, Matt Papi, Nick Preneta, Emily Resick, Lara Schaberg, Tara Stoffel, Kristy Tompkins, Adam VanHouten, Sarah Verschueren, and Lydia Keen Woodruff.

Our Sponsors

SPARK! was presented by FREENJOY and the Northport Arts Association, with support from the Leelanau Township Community Foundation and the following donors: John & Ann Marie Mitchell, Bob & Linda Bayer, Katherine & Richard Martin, and Don & Kathy Frericlis.

If you'd like to make a donation in support of the exhibition, you can use the PayPal link on this page or mail a check made out to "Northport Arts Association" to Northport Arts Association, P.O. Box 262, Northport, MI 49670.  Please include "SPARK!" in the memo line.