Artists of Venetian

The 2024 Venetian Artwork by Connie Landis!  Posters will be available for purchase at the Venetian merchandise booth located on Bridge Street the week of the Festival.
 
To place a bid call Anne Golski 231-675-2164. Painting will be auctioned on Wednesday 7/24, from the Odmark Pavilion stage at 7 pm.

2024 Artist ~
Connie Landis

After raising her four children in the Chicagoland area, Connie Landis moved Up North to pursue her art career.  Since childhood, she has been coming to her family home on Lake Charlevoix where her mother, artist Martha Landis, resided for over 40 years.  Her parents had a great appreciation for the arts and antiques, and the beauty of Northern Michigan.  Her mother was a recognized landscape artist and provided much inspiration and motivation on her path to becoming an artist.

 Working mainly in oils, Connie’s work can best be described as contemporary impressionism.  After a rough sketch, she paints quickly using loose, lush brush stokes, believing there is energy in the stroke that translates as motion and brings life to the painting.

 One of the biggest challenges for an artist is simply arriving at one’s own style.  Connie took many classes in high school and college, and most of her training has been from numerous established artist workshops throughout the country.  “Your personal style derives from a compilation of all that you have observed combined with a deep sense of self.  There is an integrity in finding your own voice and sticking to it”.

 “Flying Colors” portrays the excitement of the annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival.  Throughout history, nautical flags have been used at sea for communication between ships to convey short messages.  In the case of this work of art, each flag represents a letter of the alphabet, spelling out “CHARLEVOIX VENETIAN”. 

Connie’s work can be found locally at the Crooked Tree Art Center, Mettlers Mercantile in Petoskey, and Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

2023

Gayle Levengood

2022

Kurt Brian Anderson

2021
Hans Wiemer

2020
Terry Salmonson

2019
Edith Pair

2018
Ingrid Wiemer

2017
Randall Higdon

2016
Candyce Klooster-Speck

2015
Kathleen Chaney-Fritz

2014
Todd Warner

2013
Cal Kemppainen

2012
Kevin Barton

2011
Gary Odmark

2010
Patricia Tinney

2009
Pat Dodson

2008
Linda Boss

2007
Patsy Ramsey

2006
Kelly Britt

2005
Bolt Art Gallery

2004
Laurie Hodgson

2003
Trish Morgan

2002
Kim Left

2001
Bolt Art Gallery

2000
Carrie Wakulat