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The 76th Annual Michigan Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition Dates: August 12th - September 23rd, 2023 Opening Reception: 5-7pm on Friday, August 11th, 2023

Media Contact: Kerry Hagy, Executive Director (269) 637-1041 info@southhavenarts.org

South Haven, Michigan — Beginning in early August, the South Haven Center for the Arts will be showcasing the 76th annual Michigan Watercolor Society traveling exhibition, featuring award winning pieces created by 30 artists. The exhibition will begin showcasing these paintings, originating throughout the state, with an opening reception from 5-7pm on Friday, August 11th and will continue displaying from August 12th through September 23rd, 2023.

Founded in 1946, the Michigan Watercolor Society is an organization that promotes the medium of watercolor through educational workshops, presentations, and juried shows. Annually, a juried show allows winning artists to showcase their pieces through a traveling exhibition. This is the first time the South Haven Center for the Arts is hosting this exhibition.

The artists featured in this exhibition are Sherry Adams Foster, Linda Allen, Cindy Bender, Mark Bonnette, Kevin Clifford, Jan Filarski, Patricia Flynn, David Giordan, Richard Goff, Janine Helton, Ken Hobson, Laura Whitesides Host, Carole Hunnes-Nielsen, Georgie Jagner, Diann Benoit Jameyfield, Sam Knecht, Carol LaChiusa, Debra LaRocque, Rosemary Lee, Susan Mankowski, Robin Maxon, Catherine McClung, Laura McGuire, Kathleen McNamee, Sandy Meyer, Rocco Pisto, Diane Roach Smith, Lisa Tennant, Suzanne Wirsing, and Carol LaChiusa.

The South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven Michigan, is open to the public to visit for free. The hours for visiting are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 4pm and 11am - 6pm on Thursdays.

Dragon Bowl: An award winning watercolor piece, created by Sandy Meyer, displaying a table set with glowing fruit, glassware and a gold-tinted dragon bowl.

Persimmon Tree in Spotlight: An award winning watercolor piece, created by Sherry Adams Foster, picturing sunlight’s reflection on colorful autumn leaves.


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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the South Haven Art Fair in Stanley Johnston Park July 1 and 2, 2023. The artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors, vendors and visitors: YOU made this 64th Fair another great success!


Mark your calendar's and make your travel reservations for next year's art fair July 6 and 7th, 2024! We already have some new and exciting plans in the works.


For a full list of the artists who joined us this year, please see HERE


To see this year's artist winners see HERE



Enjoy this beautiful gallery of photos take by Marissa Hoard.

Thank you so much to all of our sponsors!


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1st Place – “Best in Show”: Sculptor Suphattra Pollack http://joyclay.com

2nd Place: Jewelry-maker April Seybold https://www.seyboldesigns.com

3rd Place: Sculptor Jonathan Rose https://hwww.handsonfire.com


Judge’s Choice winner: Jewelry-maker Paul Albritton

Judge’s Choice winner: Photographer Brian Doyle https://www.briandoylephoto.com


Honorable Mention: Clothing designer Jennifer Akese-Burney https://akesestylelines.com/

Honorable Mention: Jewelry-maker Jenn Gietzen https://www.tumbleandtwine.com

Honorable Mention: Melissa Bracken www.TheHappyGroundhogStudio.com

Honorable Mention: Jewelry-maker Matt Breunig https://www.jewelrybymattb.com


Thank you to all of the artists who joined us in the 2023 Art Fair! See the Full list here

Save the date for the 2024 South Haven Art Fair: July 6 and 7, 2024!

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