2013 Juried Salon Show

2013 Salon Show in Petoskey, MI

 OPA’s first Salon Show is being hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc., located in Petoskey, Michigan, from June 21 through August 31, 2013. Situated on Little Traverse Bay overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the quaint town of Petoskey offers many activities as a four-season resort town. Housed in a picturesque, 1890’s Victorian-style church, the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. is hosting an opening reception on June 21 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the awards presentation at 7:00 P.M.

 The awarding juror will be well-known OPA Signature Member Thom Robinson. The total awards will be approximately $15,000.

Visit www.crookedtree.org for on-line registration. Or, register by phone at: 231-347-4337.


April 18, 2013
Notification posted on the OPA website.

May 27 - June 1, 2013
Out of Town Artists: artwork must arrive at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

May 27 - June 1, 2013
Local Artists: deliver artwork to Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. during normal gallery hours.

June 20 and 21, 2013
Preview: June 20: Noon ‐ 7:00 P.M.
June 21: 10:00 A.M. ‐ 4:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 20

Thursday, June 20 — 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Artist’s Lounge

Enjoy some time away from the maddening crowd. This VIP lounge is exclusive for opening weekend registrants and will be comfortably appointed to sit, chat, eat, catch up or even get a chair massage. A framing table will be available for Paint Out participants.

Thursday, June 20 — 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
OPA Plein Air Paint Out
Check In (until 10:00am) - Sponsored by Plein Air Magazine

Juried awards selected by Marc R. Hanson, OPA; all paintings will be displayed for sale during the weekend’s Wet Paint Sale.

Thursday, June 20 — 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Summer Salon Exhibit Preview

The galleries will be open for the well-anticipated preview of the OPA Salon 2013.

Thursday, June 20 — 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Petoskey Gallery Walk

You are welcome to stroll the streets of picturesque Petoskey in the annual Gallery Walk. This is a great opportunity to explore historic Petoskey’s shops and restaurants, and all of the great area galleries.

Thursday, June 20 — 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunset Paint Out
Check In (6-7pm) - Sponsored by Plein Air Magazine

Painters will gather in downtown Arlington Park for the perfect view of Petoskey’s Million Dollar Sunsets! OPA members may register these works for the juried Paint Out. Others may paint along and have their work included in the Wet Paint Sale.

Friday, June 21

Friday, June 21 — 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Artist’s Lounge

VIP Lounge with food and drink for artists to gather and share experiences.

Friday, June 21 — 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
OPA Awarding Juror Demo featuring Thom Robinson OPA

Friday, June 21 — 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Summer Salon Exhibit Preview

Friday, June 21 — 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Art Today
Lecture: Sotheby’s Auction House

Friday, June 21 — 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Using Intellectual Property Rights to Your Advantage
Lecture: Matthew Bower and Rick Herman, Counselors at Law

With their exciting new perspective, attorneys Matt Bower and Rick Herman share how artists can maximize the potential value and income from artworks by approaching intellectual property rights.

Friday, June 21 — 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Private Reception

Friday, June 21 — 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception & Awards

Celebrate the inaugural Salon Show with a great awards reception.

Saturday, June 22

Saturday, June 22 — 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Artist’s Lounge

VIP Lounge with food and drink for artists to gather and share experiences.

Saturday, June 22 — 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
OPA Artist/Paint Out Awarding Juror Demo featuring Marc Hanson, OPA

Saturday, June 22 — 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lecture: The Land of the Crooked Tree

Eric Hemenway, Director of Cultural Preservation for Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians and Michael Federspiel, Director of Little Traverse Historical Society share the lore and history that makes the Little Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan so unique.

Saturday, June 22 — 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Music on the Bidwell Plaza

Enjoy the inaugural concert on our new outdoor plaza!

Saturday, June 22 — 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paint Out Reception & Awards

Join the party to celebrate the works and awards from the Opening Weekend Paint Outs.

Saturday, June 22 — 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mucho Gusto!

The party continues for OPA Salon artists, weekend registrants and OPA and CTAC Board members at a great local eatery, offering drinks, lite bites and cash bar.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday, June 23 — 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Artist’s Lounge

A chance to get together one last time.

Sunday, June 23 — 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wet Paint pick up

Other Special Summer Events include:

Saturday, August 10
Paint Out with OPA Member Margie Guyot

Join fellow artists for a fabulous late summer paint out at Margie’s whimsical Studio in Eastport, MI.

Wednesday, August 21
Summer Super Swirl

Featuring wine & beer tastings, lite-bites, live music and art demonstrations.

June 21 - August 31, 2013
Length of time show will be open for viewing. See below for gallery hours.

September 1 - September 7, 2013
Local Artists: remove paintings during this period or a storage fee will be charged. Thank you.


Monday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 15
Introduction to Plein Air with Caesar Citraro

Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27
Plein Air with Marc R. Hanson OPA

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25
Figurative Painting with Kevin Beilfuss

Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8
Pushing Paint with Elizabeth Pollie OPA

Monday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 14
Introduction to Plein Air with Caesar Citraro

Event Registration Information

Visit www.crookedtree.org for on-line registration. Or, register by phone at: 231-347-4337.

Please note, many events are open to the public and free. Some events do require a ticket for admission. Visit www.crookedtree.org for more information.

Crooked Tree Arts Center Gallery Hours
Mon.-Fri: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wed. Open at 10:00 A.M.
Sat: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sun: 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Summertime is breathtaking in Michigan!

Staffords Perry Hotel

 Experience the grandeur and elegance of a by-gone era without leaving modern day conveniences behind. Perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, the Perry Hotel stands as a proud symbol of the early 1900s when northern Michigan tourism was in its infancy. Built in 1899 as one of some twenty original luxury resort hotels, Stafford's Perry Hotel is the only one still in operation.

 Open year round, our full service hotel boasts seventy-nine individually appointed guest rooms, many with private balconies overlooking the crystal clear waters of Little Traverse Bay.

 Overnight guests will enjoy a hot breakfast with each room stay. Guests of the Perry Hotel will also enjoy three distinct dining options including: Our elegant and sophisticated H.O. Rose Dining Room, the casual bar & grille the Noggin Room Pub, and our serene outdoor dining area, Rose Garden Veranda. Be our guest and experience the grace and hospitality that Stafford's is known for.

100 Lewis Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: 231-347-4000
Rates: $159 - $189

Source: staffords.com

Click here to visit hotel website

Staffords Bay View Inn

 Our flagship property, Stafford's Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for over 125 years. Some of northern Michigan's finest dining can be experienced in our Roselawn Dining Room. Cool relaxing evenings on the Reed Avenue Porch make for unforgettable memories. We invite you to experience the charm and hospitality of this unique country inn and the unparalleled service that only Stafford's can provide.

 For over 50 years, Stafford Smith and his family have owned, operated and lovingly restored this grand Victorian country inn on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. It stands as a warm and welcoming retreat from worldly pains and pressures. It is a place to pause, reflect and unwind.

2011 Woodlands Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: 231-347-2771
Rates: $159 - $259

Source: staffords.com

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Additional lodging options can be found here.


Air Transportation:

Pellston Regional Airport — PLN (20 minutes to downtown Petoskey)
Pellston, Michigan

Cherry Capital Airport — TVC (1-1.5 hour drive to Petoskey)
Traverse City, Michigan

Gerald R. Ford International Airport — GIFA (3-4 hour drive to Petoskey)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rental Cars:

Rental car information can be found on the airport websites