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Red Flannel Art Review winners


Michelle Brown won first place for her 2D artwork, which is being shown at Independent Bank.

Michelle Brown won first place for her 2D artwork, which is being shown at Independent Bank.

Bill Byers came in second place for his 2D artwork, which is on display at  Framed Images

Bill Byers came in second place for his 2D artwork, which is on display at  Framed Images

The Red Flannel Art Review had a record number of entries this year, with 32 artists showing their work in 25 local businesses. There were 16 days to vote and, according to Chairperson Jen Leonard, 850 votes were cast. The winners were announced at the Red Flannel Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Saturday, Sept. 19. Over 120 people attended the event, held at the American Legion.

Winners are:

  • 2D First place – Michelle Brown, Independent Bank
  • 2D Second place – Bill Byers, Framed Images
  • 3D First place – Susan Metzger, Instant Cash
  • 3D Second place – Kim Froese, Cedar Springs Mill and supply
  • Popular Vote – Kim Froese, Cedar Springs Mill and Supply
  • Susan Metzger won first place for her 3D artwork, which was on display at Instant Cash.

    Susan Metzger won first place for her 3D artwork, which was on display at Instant Cash.

    Red Flannel Theme – Dale Longcore, B&B Beauty.

Artwork will be on display at local businesses until October 5. To get a list of the participating artists and which businesses are hosting displays, pick up a Red Flannel brochure at the Red Flannel Office on Main Street, or download one from their website at www.redflannelfestival.org.

Kim Froese won the Popular Vote and 2nd place for her 3D artwork. Displayed at Cedar Springs Mill and Supply.

Kim Froese won the Popular Vote and 2nd place for her 3D artwork. Displayed at Cedar Springs Mill and Supply.

 

 

 

 

Red Flannel Theme winner Dale Longcore (right) on display at B&B Beauty.

Red Flannel Theme winner Dale Longcore (right) on display at B&B Beauty.

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Time to vote in Red Flannel art review


Dean Stephens’ quirky take on Cedar Springs is titled “Home is where the heart is.” If you look closely, you can see he lists many of the businesses in Cedar Springs.

Dean Stephens’ quirky take on Cedar Springs is titled “Home is where the heart is.” If you look closely, you can see he lists many of the businesses in Cedar Springs.

The Red Flannel Festival is holding its own version of ArtPrize here in Cedar Springs. The Red Flannel Art Review opened earlier this week, with 19 Cedar Springs businesses featuring 19 artists.

Residents will determine the winner by their vote. Voting will end on Wednesday, September 18, at 5 p.m. and winners will be announced September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barn, at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets.

According to Jen Leonard, Chair of the RF Art Review, there are local artists from all over the area, including Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Howard City, Greenville, Lakeview, and Grand Rapids. “Several of our artists are also involved in Art Prize,” she said.

Artists include Andrea Martin, Dean Stephens, Debby Walker, Doug Gordon, Frank Haik, Helen Johnson, Hector Padilla, Chris Powell, Julie Ketchman, K Purol, Kathy Gebhardt, Lisa Spielmaker, Lacy  Proctor, Michelle Embs, Michelle Donk, Roy Bills, Sarah Schmiedicke, Sandy Filer, and Sarah Jean Anderson.

This mosaic, titled “Forever Connected,” is from second-time Art Review artist Michelle Embs.

This mosaic, titled “Forever Connected,” is from second-time Art Review artist Michelle Embs.

Many of them will be at the Craft Beer and Wine Tasting tonight (Friday, Sept. 5), which is also the artists’ reception. Cost is $25.

Leonard said that anyone may vote (including children), and each person is allowed to vote for as many art pieces as they like, but may only vote for a piece once.

Cash prizes for the artists vary from $50 to $200. “We have 1st and 2nd prize in 2D juried vote, 1st and 2nd prizes in 3D juried vote, popular vote, and a new one this year is our Red Flannel Theme prize,” explained Leonard.

Look for the art review symbol (a paint palette and paintbrush) or sign displayed in a window to see who might be featuring a piece of art, or pick up a Red Flannel brochure for a complete listing of the businesses and artists. Brochures are located at various businesses around town and on the website at redflannelfestival.org.

 

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Red Flannel Art Review winners announced


Doris Vinton's untitled entry.

Doris Vinton’s untitled entry.

The most popular vote getter in the first annual Red Flannel Art Review also took first place in the 2-dimensional juried category.

Doris Vinton’s untitled entry, hosted by B&B Beauty Salon, netted more popular votes than any other entry. Almost 600 votes were cast in the debut event. Winners of the contest were announced at the Craft Beer and Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 21.

Other winners included: first place, 3-Dimensional juried prize Amita Modzelewski, “Geschichte,” hosted by the Amish Warehouse; second place 3-Dimensional juried prize Steve Anderson, “Golumn,” hosted by Probst Floor Coverings; first place 2-dimensional juried prize Doris Vinton, untitled, hosted by B&B Beauty Salon; and second place 2-dimensional juried prize Martha Bobb, “The Old School House and its Memories,” hosted by The Curiosity Shoppe.

 

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Voting deadline nears in Red Flannel Art Review


Steve Anderson, the metal sculptor who designed the Cedar Springs Red Hawks at the high school and athletic stadium, created this frog for Probst Floor Coverings and Draperies to display.

Steve Anderson, the metal sculptor who designed the Cedar Springs Red Hawks at the high school and athletic stadium, created this frog for Probst Floor Coverings and Draperies to display.

The Red Flannel Festival is holding its own version of ArtPrize here in Cedar Springs. The Red Flannel Art Review opened Labor Day, with 21 businesses featuring 22 artists.

Residents will determine the winner by their vote, and they are being asked to vote only once. Voting will end on Wednesday, September 18, and winners will be announced September 21 at the Wine & Microbrew tasting event.

Look for the art review symbol (a paint palette and paintbrush) or sign displayed in a window to see who might be featuring a piece of art, or go to redflannelfestival.org for a complete listing of the businesses and artists.

 

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