Paul Olsen’s oil-on-canvas painting, North Manitou Shoal Light Station, is the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Manitou Music poster image.
Olsen’s painting was selected by the GAAC’s Manitou Music Poster Committee from a field of 31 entries. The 2022 poster is available can be viewed and purchased online and the GAAC office.
The GAAC’s Manitou Music Poster Competition is an annual event that had been open only to GAAC members. The 2023 poster competition will be open to anyone. Applications for the 2023 poster competition can be found online at GlenArborArt.org/ARTISTS in May, 2022. Deadline for submissions is mid-September.
After a year on COVID-hiatus, the Manitou Music Series returns in 2022. It has been reconfigured and updated to include dance and performance in addition to musical acts. For more information about the Manitou Music Series go to GlenArborArt.org.
2022 Manitou Music Poster by Paul Olsen
North Manitou Shoal Light Station
18″ x 24″
“The North Manitou Shoal Light (affectionately known as ‘The Crib’) has been part of the Manitou Passage’s unique horizon since 1935 and holds a special place in my memories of Pyramid Point,” Olsen said. “Whether falling asleep in my camp bunk to the sound of the fog horn, watching ships pass by it on my grandparents’ porch, or seeing the pulsing red light from the bluffs at night, I have spent a lifetime admiring it from afar.”
In summer 2021 Olsen toured The Crib with the North Manitou Light Keepers. “The painting captures the moment the boat pulled up,” he said, “brilliant blue skies contrasting the radiant white of the refurbished exterior — the moment a distant beacon became tangibly close.”
Your art here in 2020: The Glen Arbor Arts Center invites artists to submit original paintings for the annual Manitou Music Festival poster competition. The limited edition posters are hugely popular and sold through the Glen Arbor Arts Center and selected shops and art galleries in Leelanau County. The competition is open to anyone who is a current member of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Click on the below link to read the prospectus and to find an application.
Submission Form »
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2019