Artists hold annual show highlighting local talent

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The Rogue River Artists Association held its annual Christmas Show and Sale at the Rockford United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5. Among the participants were three local artists who were among this year’s Artprize event in Grand Rapids. Two displayed their Artprize work at the show. Pictured are the Artprize entries for Rockford painter […]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work.

Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]

Rockford artist competing for world’s largest art prize

Linda Bassford is pictured with some of her art—classy Rockford postcards (available at the Squire) and a mural she created for CarStar of Rockford.

  Local artist among hundreds vying for $250,000 Linda Bassford of Rockford has entered her art in ArtPrize. She’ll compete with artists from all over the world for nearly one-half million dollars in prize money, including $250,000 to the artist who receives the most public votes. ArtPrize will run from Sept. 23 through Oct. 10 […]