Ann Arbor Women Artists Summer Exhibit

Ann Arbor Women Artists Juried Exhibit

July 7 – August 12, 2017
Opening Reception:  July 7 @ 5-7 pm
Awards Ceremony: 6 pm

The Ann Arbor Women Artists is a local art group with 300 members.  This year’s exhibit will feature works by 46 artists, multi-media of both 2D and 3D art.

The Juror:
Valerie Allen ( is a professional artist residing in Michigan. Valerie received her BFA from University of Cincinnati. Valerie is the Curator for Studio 23 / The Arts Center in Bay City,Michigan. She is also on the faculty at Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland, MI and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in Detroit. As a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, she gives lectures and workshops in the Midwest on arts materials. Her workshops cover topics such as Innovations in Acrylics, Painting through Thick and Thin, and The Painterly Print.

Valerie has exhibited nationally in the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing in Santa Fe, National Collage Society Exhibit at Montserrat College of Art, “Heart Rate-The Artistic Pulse of Post-Industrial Michigan” at Buckham Gallery and “From Margin to Center: Explorations in Mixed Media” at Central Michigan University.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday-Saturday 3-8 pm
Sunday 1:30-4pm



KO Music Arts Festival

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp, established in 2016 by Steve Osburn.

Seven Evenings of Musical events in the Theater.  Click the Facebook Event Page links for a complete description of each evenings performances.

KO Music Festival

Sunday June 18
4 pm:  Impacto De Reyes, Latin Prog Band
7:30 pm:  OzMusic Acadamy Woodwind Recital (Kassia & Sam Martin)
8:30 pm:  OzMusicAcademy SongWriter Showcase – Brooks (R&B with a country twang)
Facebook Event Page


KO Music Festival

Monday, June 19
7:30 pm:  Oliver de Peralta – Oz Music Teacher – Solo Classical Guitar
8:00 pm:  Oz Plays Oz with Ken Kozora and Friends
Facebook Event Page

KO Music FestivalTuesday, June 20
7:00 pm:  Flute Specialists Flute Choir – Flute-centric old and new classical music featuring Peter Kopera-piano, John Hartwick-trumpet, Sam Martin-clarinet, Kassia Martin-flute.
7:30 pm:  Tree Town Ukes Jamboree
8:30 pm:  Adrian Huntly, Oz’s favorite local Singer-Guitarist of the Year!  Facebook Event Page

KO Music Festival

Wednesday, June 21
7:30 pm:  Gypsy Jazz Duo with Joe Summers & OzMusic’s own guitar healer Mickey Richard

Facebook Event Page


KO Music Festival

Thursday, June 22 pm
7:30 pm:  Harmony Bones, original & trad folk music with rich harmonies, guitar, bass, drums, banjo, sitar, flute
8:30 pm:  Michigan Guitar, Bass, and Chapman Stick Players Showcase

Facebook Event Page


KO Music Festival

Friday, June 23
7:30 pm:  KO Open Mic storytelling sharing and reflections on our special lives
8:30 pm:  Know Obstacles and the KO MusicArt All Stars
9:30 pm:  Naked Shark – Ann Arbor based psychedelic funk blues rock jam band!   Facebook Event Page

KO Music FestivalSunday June 25th
12-2 pm:  OzMusic Acadamy Student Band Showcase The Orb, ADDaBand, The Noodlers – Dave McWilliam, Facilitator
2:00 pm:  Justin Johnstone – Guitar Students Recital
3:30 pm:  OzMusic Family Open Stage & Drum Circle
Facebook Event Page

The camp, and the band Know Obstacles founded by Steve over 15 years ago, serves children and adults who have a range of special needs and abilities. Here is a video about the band, directed by one of its members: YouTube Video Page. For news about the 2017 Know Obstacles Music Camp, visit

Artwork by KO Camp participants and supporting community artists will be on display in the lobby throughout the festival.

Meet the Artists!


  • Malena Baker
    Malena Baker

Black History Month

February 3-25, 2017

Gallery Hours:  Thur-Sat 3-8pm & Sun 1:30-4pm

Lisa Barry, host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU, reported on this Black History Month Event.  Please go to to read, listen to and watch some of the Artist Reception happenings on opening night.


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