Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fire and Water artists in local competitions

Fire and Water Art, an art gallery in Lowell, Michigan, is pleased to announce that six of their 25 leading award winning artists have pieces in winter 2009 regional art competitions. "The Lowell Area Arts Council's West Michigan Regional Competition, the First United Methodist Celebration Show and Grand Haven's Winterfest are very competitive and are top shows in our area" says Kathleen Mooney – owner of Fire and Water Art. "I am so happy that many of our artists had work included in these venues. Each and every one of them are skilled in techniques and gifted in taking their work that extra step to make art that is unique and special. I am honored to be surrounded by a talented bunch!"

Work by Mike Bryant, Janet Krueger, Patti Sevensma, Deidre Wingelaar, Virginia Wieringa and Cathy Dykstra is included in these regional shows and Fire and Water Art has many works by these artists on our walls. "I would encourage everyone interested in art to attend these competitions and then visit Fire and Water Art to see more and get the whole story about these artists – we are the best place to do that!"

In addition, Mooney announces she is preparing her own one woman show "Yellow Dog – Michigan Wilderness Area at Risk!" which will appear in Okemos in April. "Yellow Dog" is a series of paintings, photographs and a self-published book that explores Mooney's reaction to the mining controversy affecting the Yellow Dog River near
Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

For more information about Fire and Water Art and our artists visit us Wednesday through Sunday 11-4 or Friday 11-7 at 219 West Main in Lowell, Michigan. Our phone number is 616-890-1879 and our website is

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lisa Wierenga - Artist of the month

Lisa's carved gourds and her artistry in depicting the natural world in pastels and paint make her a favorite at Fire and Water ART!

Fire and Water artists in the Lowell Regional and Celebration

This piece by Virginia Wieringa was accepted into the First United Methodist Celebration show. Mike Bryant and Janet Krueger also had pieces included in the show. Janet's received a People's Choice award. Deidre Wingelaar had two pieces accepted in Celebration and two pieces in the Lowell Regional! F+W artists Virginia Wieringa, Cathy Dykstra and Janet Krueger also had pieces accepted in the Lowell show. These are very competitive shows. Celebration had more than 400 entries and 160 pieces were juried into the show.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deidre Wingelaar's work

Deidre Wingelaar is our fabulous framer at Fire and Water ART! and she is also a wonderful artist. This is her section in the gallery.

Deidre has two pieces included in the local Celebration show at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids and also one piece in the Lowell Regional. These are very competitive shows and it's great to see her work included.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Fire and Water Art!

New look! – We have taken advantage of CABIN FEVER to provide the energy to make big changes! We have moved some artists around – remember we are unique in assigning exclusive wall space to each artist – some artists now have expanded space to better provide premier selection of artwork. We have painted walls with juicy new fashion forward colors for 2009.
Have you ever wondered WHY we have so many different wall colors? First reason is to provide a visual cue that one artist’s area has now changed to another artist’s area. Second – and more important to the customer - is so you can see how the art you select would work on a color approximating the color in your home or office.
Imagine not only seeing thousands of great artworks in one place, but also being able to see how it would look in YOUR SPACE. In addition to our great wall colors we also have a “Try It / Buy It” program where you can have the artwork on approval basis for 1 week.
Just ask at Fire and Water Art and we will be happy to help!