Powers Gallery Schedule

The 2020 schedule for the Alice Powers Gallery at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center.

Northern Exposure XXVII

November 12 – February 4, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7–9 p.m.

The Bonifas Arts Center supports its annual regional competition, Northern Exposure, expressly to both encourage Upper Peninsula artists to create new artworks and to showcase a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the U.P.


Fabrications V: U.P. Fiber Arts

January 9 - February 20
Opening Reception: Jan. 9, 7-9 p.m. with awards at 8 p.m.

All types of fiber artists throughout the Upper Peninsula have submitted to the Fabrications V exhibit that will start off our 2020 gallery line up! This show is juried by fiber artist Sarah Eichhorn, of Milwaukee, WI, and is sure to warm you up through these cold months.

This show has been a long time coming as it’s been six long years since we have had a show dedicated to the fiber arts in our area, and we feel it is time to bring the show back. It’s not often that we get the chance to bring the fiber arts to the forefront of the public eye, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Brown Bag Discussions
Wednesdays, 12 - 1 pm

Bring your lunch and learn different aspects of the fiber arts from local artists each week. These discussions are free to attend.

Jan. 15: Thread Painting with Rose Peltier
Jan. 22: Art to Wear: Sewing Technique & Trunk Show with Diane Kribs-Mays
Jan. 29: The Weaving Process with Computer Aid with Carol Irving
Feb. 5: Crazy Quilting with Maureen Lapinski
Feb. 12: Fashion Forward Portrait Quilts with Laurie Ceesay Landree
Feb. 19: Playing with Silk Ties with Theresa Ross

Youth In Art

February 27 - June 4, 2020 | *Please Note Date Change*
OPEN HOUSE: June 4, 1-8 p.m.

The Bonifas Art Center gallery and studio spaces honor the creative learning happening in Delta County area schools. As part of a nation-wide celebration of youth in art, we remind our community of the importance of creative learning options and of our commitment to the creative spirit. Nearly 800 pieces of children’s artwork enliven the galleries and the studio and herald the coming of spring with a flourish of color and a genuine voice.

The Youth in Art award presentations were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the awards were presented online. An open house will be held June 4.

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Bonifas Member Show

June 11 – July 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.

A 40+ year tradition, the Members Show, has encouraged Bonifas members to share their creative explorations at every level of ability. It is a rich and varied exhibit where emerging artists show side-by-side with our experienced and professional artists. It is a community favorite and a walk worth taking through the galleries. Enjoy!

U.P. Cycle

July 30 – September 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30, 7-9 p.m.

Upper Peninsula artists are showing off their repurposing skills by making artwork out of recycled materials, which helps the planet by reducing waste in local landfills—a perfect exhibit to have during Earth Day month! (Exhibit was originally schedule to run during April). The artwork for U.P. Cycle must be comprised of at least 85% recycled material, and will feature a variety mediums. Be sure to stop into the exhibit to see how Art can save the Earth!

Artists are encouraged to enter U.P. Cycle exhibit. Help save the planet one artwork at a time! Interested artists should register by filling out an application, which will be available in early January at bonifasarts.org under the “For Artists” tab. Artwork drop off is between June 1 - July 25. This show is not juried but will have placement awards. A small entry fee will be charged to help fund the placement awards.

U.P. Wild Life

September 24 – November 5, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept 24, 7-9 p.m.

Living in the Upper Peninsula provides lots of opportunity to run into wildlife. We have invited artists to share their talents of capturing these creatures that we share land with and hope you will take a walk through our wild exhibit. We will have wood cravings, paintings, drawings, photographs, and other mediums on display. There will certainly be something for everyone to see.

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