The Treeline Gallery in Sutton Bay Michigan had been showing artwork for more than two decades. In 2010 they celebrated their 15th year anniversary.
This was their website for a number of years. The content below is from the site's archived pages.
103 Jefferson St,
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Saturday: 11AM – 5PM
Sunday:12 – 4PM
Monday: 11AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 11AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 11AM – 5PM
Thursday: 11AM – 5PM
Friday: 11AM – 5PM
The gallery exhibits fine original art in a variety of mediums---oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor.
Art has long been an important part of Alyce Hoban's life. She opened Treeline Gallery 17 years ago to represent area artists as well as several Grand Rapids artists.
An interesting series of unforseen coincidences led to her gallery ownership. Although art was always a calling she once held a sales position selling cleaning products and specializing in marketing major dish soap brands for a large national distributor. One day, while visiting the Michigan state fair, she happened upon an open air exhibit of a mechanical slide created by artist Johan Selim. The project involved large plastic polar bears that slid down an incline and onto a long smooth surface. Johan was looking for a way to improve the motion and had discovered that a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent worked well, but he had used up his meager supply. Alyce, of course, just happened to be carrying a sample case full of dish soap, and so she offered it to Johan. That was the start of a lifelong friendship with an influential artist who was able to convince Alyce to devote more time to art. A miniature version of the slide was one of the first displays at Treeline. This is a wonderful story of how cleaning products, and especially dish soap, led to the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Frequent trips to Greece and southern California have opened new artistic vistas and enabled the discovery of many new and upcoming artists. Treeline shows work from well known Greek and California artists.
Christoforos specializes in the light and landscape of Santorini, where he has resided since 1974. He has been largely responsible for the painting of the ceiling of the Cathedral in Fira, Santorini, as well as many of the large icons.
Patricia, whose contemporary fine art encompasses many areas, has created several area paintings for Treeline.
Pat has degrees from Olivet College and Georgia State University She has a strong focus on painting both the figure and landscape, as well as mixed media. Recent work has been inspired by riverscapes near her studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her most recent work can be found at The Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Larry is a Grand Rapids artist who has achieved a national reputation for excellence in painting in painting oil and pastel landscapes. He has achieved prestigious national attention for his art. Larry continues to emulate and carry on in the tradition of "academic" paintings.
Michael is a plein air painter whose work focuses on the light and beauty of the Michigan Landscape. His paintings capture a specific time and place.
Jane Everhart, pastel and oil painter, selects her images in the Midwest, where she has lived over the years. In Jane's words: "It is very real Michigan trees and fields and time of day and season that I get a charge from and try to translate, somehow, with charge."
Gazur, born in Czechslovakia, fled the Communists in 1983. He currently lives in San Diego. He had never seen the sea until he came to California and considers his first view of the sea his defining moment. The sea inspires his passion—the sound of the waves, the harmony, the special light are Gazur's artistic inspiration.
J. R. Gilpin
J. R. Gilpin focuses on utilizing light and color in his paintings. His oil paintings represent specific moments in time.
Geary Hoffman's Photographic Watercolors are a blend of art forms. He begins with one of his original photographs and artistically reworks the image to resemble a fine watercolor painting, using the computer. The limited edition works are mounted archivally and are available framed and unframed.
Violet strives to grow daily as an artist, seeking to see the subject differently and render it in a manner worthy of its glory. This is most difficult and a continual challenge to her as a responsible artist. Her desire is to connect through her art, the viewer, with feelings of pleasure, satisfaction, and hope. Hope through seeing the goodness and beauty in life. Beauty that exists in nature, in people, and in things both living and man made. Beauty transforms the human spirit.
“Whether working on-site or in my studio, the pattern of light and shadow is the first thing that draws me to a subject. My intent is to capture the sense of the place. The relationship of elements, quality of light, atmosphere, and color harmonies create a visual poetry that I seek to express in my work. My hope is that the viewer will be left with a feeling of pleasure and another understanding of how beautiful our world can be.