Waiting for the Bus

1st Place: Marty Walker

In the Gallery

July 5 – 27, 2013

The award winners were announced at the reception.

There are 61 pieces of artwork in this exhibit, both 2D and 3D, by members of the largest art organization in the county.

First Place winner is Waiting for the Bus an acrylic piece shown here with artist Marty Walker.


2nd Place:  Doors at Cobblestone Farm (Watercolor) by Yoshiko Mishina
3rd Place:  Glossy Ibis Song (Airbrushed Acrylic) by Carol Hanna

Honorable Mentions

Shades of Mackinaw Island (Watercolor) by Baiba Jensen
Passages: Christening Gown (Used Dryer Sheets, Threads, Found Object) by Paula Doe
Dairy Farmer (Graphite, Acrylic, Paper Collage) by Judith Bemis
Twisted Foundations (Embellished Fabric) by Carol Fleischer

See Art Images Below:

About the Juror

Our juror for the AAWA Summer 2013 show is Nancy Flanagan.  Ms. Flanagan is a landscape artist who spent a significant part of her professional life painting and teaching in New England.  She grew up in St. Louis, studied at The Studio School in NYC, The Maryland Institute in Baltimore, and Yale School of Art.  She then taught and painted in Massachusetts.

Ms. Flanagan received a Ford Foundation Grant, A Fulbright Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship.

She relocated to Ypsilanti in Fall 2011, and introduced herself by painting on site around downtown Ypsilanti.  As of late, Ms. Flanagan has been teaching at Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College and the Chelsea Center for the Arts.

The Nightmare, 1781

The Nightmare, 1781


This is the fourth year for the Inside/Out program that brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces into the communities of southern Michigan.  From July to September, 80 pieces are in 12 of these communities and Ypsilanti is one of them.

“The Nightmare” by Swiss artist, Henry Fuseli is hanging on the side of the Riverside Arts Center building.

Download your own copy of the Ypsilanti map for your DIA artwalk.

See maps for the other cities involved in the Inside/Out program.


Ypsi DIA Art Map

May 30 – June 29, 2013

Pottery by Mary Bachman

Pottery by Mary Bachman


This retrospective exhibit contains Mary’s work in Oils, Pastels, Casein, Watercolor, Sculpture, Pottery, Weaving, Colored Pencil and Graphite.

Gallery Hours this week:  Thur – Sat:  3-8pm

Join us June 29 and meet the artist, Mary Bachman.



Saturday, April 27, 3-4:30 pm

Carolyn Weins

Carolyn Weins


Come join us in the gallery for an Pastel Artist demonstration with Carolyn Weins.

Carolyn is an accomplished Pastel Artist who has received several awards for her work.

Pastel Work by Carolyn Weins


She is a member of The Great Lakes Pastel Society, The Michigan Guild, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Chelsea Painters, and Ann Arbor Area Pastelists.

She will set up her easel and work on a pastel painting starting from the beginning.

She will explain as she goes along, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Carolyn is also a docent here at Riverside Arts Center and has several pieces of work in the Docent exhibit this month.

You can also view more of Carolyn’s work on her website.

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