Our exhibition includes dozens of artist who have some kind of relation to Michigan. They were either born or educated in our beautiful state or they live here. For many of them all three are true. We are always trying to have a variety of mediums and styles.
On this page you can find a collection of a few of our currently exhibited artists. Stop by to see more!
Elaine M. Dobrowolski
"I feel creativity is limitless and my drive to create is ongoing and evolving."
Elaine Dobrowolski is an emerging Michigan artist and works with oil and acrylic paints as well as mixed media.
Previous to October 2010 her personal endeavors revolved around raising a family and making a living working in the auto industry. She realized it was time to turn the page and begin a new chapter in the search for a fulfilling path for the future. She made the decision to pursue knowledge of and learn the fundamentals of the arts. Instruction at the Flint Institute of Art in September 2010 was the beginning of a new adventure which ultimately opened up a whole new world for her. For 2.5 years, oil painting, drawing, life drawing classes and art workshops were her focus.
Initially, she didn't realize how her endeavors in the art world would enable her to see, feel, and experience life and it's many nuances to such an extent that she finds her perception of life and imagery as she feels and sees them on canvas for others to enjoy. She things that her biggest thrill is to know that something she created generates interest, inspiration, emotion, or a positive reaction.
For her inspiration is everywhere and she wants to paint it. Landscapes, still life, plein air in oil, acrylic paints, or mixed media are among her painting endeavors. Traditional, contemporary, alla prima, plein air... painting from life and when necessary from her personal photo references are her interests. Experimentation is also a way for her to push her limits, push the imagery, and explore her medium of choice.
Gerald M. Homminga
Gerald Homminga is retired and began to paint 30 years ago as a hobby. Most of his early paintings were in acrylics. He still occasionally paints in this medium, as is the case with “The Last Cast”. Now you will find most of his work I watercolor. It was in 2016 when he began in earnest to improve his skill set in painting and to actively promote his body of work. His residence is in the city of Rockford, where he and his wife have lived for 16 years. Prior to moving to Rockford, they lived in Whitehall on the Lake Michigan shoreline. It was in Whitehall where he began to paint in earnest. He is mostly self-taught, but he has also benefited from mentors along the way. He is grateful for all who have shared in his development as an artist.
While in his later years he is focused on his painting, he does take time to enjoy his other passion of fly fishing and fly tying. He also likes to play golf.
Most important to him is his family and his Christian faith. He has four children and seven grandchildren.
Angelique Lara was born and raised in Saginaw. As a child, she fell I love with drawing her surroundings, people, cartoons, and other ideas stirring within her mind. She worked diligently on her artistic skills while taking art classes in high school. She graduated from Delta College and earned an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts. She is proficient in painting, drawing, and digital art. Her work is influenced by pop culture and her Hispanic heritage. She enjoys learning and experimenting with various artistic mediums. Her plan is to pursue a career in animation.
Moses K. Millard, Jr.
Moses Millard was born in South Carolina. He really did not do much art until he was an adult. He started out doing pencil drawings. Then he began carving wood, mostly animals and birds, and later rocking horses for kids. He loved doing those carvings.
After he spent 22 years in the U.S. Air Force as a navigator while his wife raised their three children, he got an Art degree from a small college in Northern California. He started a period of doodling, a lot of it done during his work in prison as a correctional officer, and watercolors. He also worked on the rocking horses during that time. After retiring in 1996 he and his wife moved from California to Michigan where he began to produce many different mediums, pencil, colored pencil, marker pens, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and mixed medium.
Lately, he has been doing only acrylics. He is very excited about his art work and plans to continue it in the future. He has been a member of the Midland Art Guild for many years and is also a member of Studio 23 in Bay City where he was part of three exhibitions so far.