Three Rivers Artists Guild

Fine Art in beautiful Three Rivers, Michigan

About

The Three Rivers Artists Guild is an organization of fine artists in the Three Rivers area of southwest Michigan, bringing art to our community, and community to our artists.

  • Address:
    Three Rivers Artists Guild
    PO Box 232
    Three Rivers, MI 49093
  • Email: 3rivart@gmail.com

The Guild welcomes applications for membership from established and emerging artists striving for excellence in traditional and contemporary visual media who support the Guild’s mission in the Three Rivers area. See Join the Guild for more information.

Our Statement of Purpose: Artists helping artists enhance their lives, their creative vision, and their community.

Promoting the arts in Three Rivers, and Three Rivers as an arts destination, are goals of the Three Rivers Artists Guild. Our mission is to grow awareness and appreciation for the visual arts in our community through creating a network for local artists, and educational, inspirational and exhibition opportunities in the Three Rivers area.

The Three Rivers Artists Guild is a State of Michigan Domestic Nonprofit Corporation.

Officers and Board of Directors Members 2016-2018 (Officers are also Board Members):officers2015

  • President: Kathy Bingaman
  • Vice President: Eileen Mazurski
  • Treasurer: Brian Brook
  • Secretary: Larry-Michael Hackenberg, Scribe
  • Becky Hackenberg (Founding Member, Resident Agent)
  • C. Lynn Johnson (Immediately Previous President)
  • Lisa DeVine (Director At-Large) (Holiday Gallery 2016 Coordinator)

Previous Officers and Board Members

    2014-2016:

  • PresidentC. Lynn Johnson
  • Vice-President – Kathy Bingaman
  • Treasurer – Brian Brook
  • Secretary – Larry-Michael Hackenberg
  • Becky Hackenberg (Founding Member, Resident Agent)
  • Judi Brook (Immediately Previous President)
  • Lisa DeVine (Director At-Large)
    2012-2014:

  • PresidentJudi Brook
  • Vice-President – Lynn Johnson
  • Treasurer – Brian Brook
  • Secretary – Karen Hay
  • Becky Hackenberg (Founding Member, Resident Agent)
  • Larry-Michael Hackenberg (Director At-Large, Founding Member)
  • Lisa DeVine (Director At-Large)
    2011-2012:

  • President – Mary Powers
  • Vice-President – Judi Brook
  • Treasurer – Brian Brook
  • Secretary – Julia Emanuel
  • Becky Hackenberg (Founding Member, Resident Agent)
  • Lisa DeVine (Director At-Large)
  • Gail Walters (Director At-Large)
    2010-2011:

  • President – Cheryl Peck
  • Vice-President – Mary Powers
  • Treasurer – Brian Brook
  • Secretary – Julia Emanuel
  • Board of Directors members – Judi Brook (Director At-Large), Becky Hackenberg (Founding Member, Resident Agent) and Gail Walters (Director At-Large)
    2009-2010:

  • President – Becky Hackenberg
  • Vice President – Cheryl Peck
  • Secretary – Gail Walters
  • Treasurer – Brian Brook
  • Directors At-Large – Mary Powers, Judi Brook, Julia Emanuel

To learn more about the goals of the Three Rivers Artists Guild, listen to a 2009 audio interview by the River Country Journal of first president Becky Hackenberg and Larry-Michael Hackenburg. The interview with the late Bruce Snook was done during the Guild’s very first Holiday Gallery in 2009, and can be heard here:
Artists Guild_interview_12-9-09 (December 9, 2009 – 12:07 – 11.1 MB)

Guild logo designed by Judith Brook.

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About the lighthouse: The lighthouse in Scidmore Park near the confluence of the three rivers of Three Rivers – the Rocky, the Portage, and the St. Joseph – is the city’s symbol and icon, and appears on signs and businesses throughout the area. Manhole covers, too!

The Three Rivers Artists Guild promotes our community’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts being created in our beautiful area. We join together as artists to develop, enhance and advance our creative visions.

Please contact Christine Hartzell, webmaster, for any questions about the website.

Published on: Mar 23, 2012

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