Art Critique Workshop
Oct 8th, 10am to 3pm
$15 Admission ~ Space is limited

If you are interested in joining an Ypsilanti Art Critique group or learning how to run an art critique group, we are accepting entries until we reach the limited number.  Please use the contact page, use the Recipient drop down and send an email to the Gallery Director to get added to the list of attendees.

  • Either brown bag it or go to one of the local restaurants for lunch
  • Bring the $15 fee with you to the workshop
  • Bring a piece of artwork if you would like to have it critiqued by the instructor
  • Send email as soon as possible if you want to be added to the list

Instructor: John Smolko

John P. Smolko spent 35 years teaching secondary school art education to talented young artists in Ohio and retired in 2008. He is presently enjoying his life as a full time artist and continues to be recognized for his unique colored pencil style. John has exhibited his art throughout the United States and has work in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the Sargent-Laessig Museum of Fine Arts in Hinckley, Ohio, and the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio in Columbus.

A Colored Pencil Society of America Signature Member, John has been juried into eleven CPSA International Exhibitions. Recently he won Best in Show honors in the 3rd Annual Regional Juried Show at Group Ten Gallery in Kent, Ohio. In CPSA exhibitions John has received the District Chapters Award for Exceptional Achievement at the 22nd Annual CPSA International Exhibition in Ormond Beach, Florida. In his home state of Ohio at the “2013 Colored Pencil Exhibition,” sponsored by the CPSA District Chapter #119, John’s work took First Place honors. His art continues to be recognized in regional, national, and international exhibitions and he strives to share his enthusiasm for mark making everywhere he travels.

Learn more about John on his website.

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Thursday – Saturday
3:00 – 8:00 pm

Closed for all Holidays

Our doors are kept open by volunteers. So any Holiday where they would want to be with family, the gallery will be closed.