WanChuan Kesler

Artist
wanchuan.kesler@gmail.com
248-345-4482

2017  Exhibit Schedule

Birminghan Street Art Fair

September 16, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

September 17, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

 

 

Boston Mills ArtFest

June 30, Friday, Preview Night reception, 6-9 PM

July 1, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

July 2 , Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Brandywine resort, Akron, Ohio

 

 Ann Arbor Art Fair

July 20 -23

Thursday - Saturday, 10 AM - 9 PM

Sunday, noon - 5 PM

 

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show

July 29, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

July 30, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM 

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2014  Exhibit Schedule

"Art for Angels"

Breast cancer fund raiser and art show at Latcha+Associates Headquarter

May 17, Saturday, 3-9 PM

I am honored to be one of the five exhibiting artists for the event.  The event is by invitation only.  Please contact me at 248-345-4482, or email at wanchuan.kesler@gmail.com, if you would like to attend the event.

 

Boston Mills ArtFest

July 3, Thursday, Preview Night reception, 6-9 PM

July 4 and 5, Friday and Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

July 6, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Brandywine resort, Akron, Ohio

 

Dong Feng (East Wind)

Solo exhibit at Northville Art House

Northville Art House, 215 Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

I will be showing my new series of paintings inspired from the trip to Taiwan and the mainland China.

August 1 - 23

Reception on Saturday, Aug 1, 6-9 PM

 

 Birmingham Street Art Fair by Common Ground

September 20, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

September 21, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Located on South Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham, Michigan

 

 

 

2013 Seasons Greeting

Seasons Greetings!  I want to share with you all my art news this year. 

 

First, I am honored to be exhibiting in "City Of Women" in The Carr Center, downtown Detroit, curated by Carl Wilson, the 2013 Kresge award winner!  The Carr Center has a beautiful gallery space.  Ten of my large paintings are on display in the upstairs Masco Gallery, along with the stunning artworks from four other artists through out the building.

 

My painting "Girls Night Out"​ was ​selected as the lead ​picture to advertise the November's ​events newsletter of Art Detroit Now!!

I am very pleased to share with you that my paintings have won a few awards this year.

 

"Art Of Fire" won the Juror's Award at Northville Art House All Media Show, juried by Matt Eaton, a globally recognized artist who is the director/curator of the Red Bull House of Art in Detroit.

"Art of Fire"

 

"Market Street" won an Honorable Mention at Boston Mills Artfest.  Boston Mills Artfest is a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft show, with many well-known artists from the country.  I am very pleased to receive this award. 

 

"Market Street" also won the David & Alice Metteri Memorial award in the Views and Visions fine art competition, juried by Robert Perish!

"Market Street"

 

"Field" won The Second Place Award in Dexter Paint Out's quick draw event.  It was very fun, exciting, and a great time to paint in plein air with the artists.

Lastly, I am very happy to let you know about my first commissioned project.  I was accepted into the juried "25 Years 25 Works" commission for First Martin Corporation earlier this year.  Twenty-four Michigan artists were selected to paint scenes and views of Ann Arbor.  All the commissioned paintings are on display in “Ann Arbor Painted” exhibit in Ann Arbor Art Center currently, and after the exhibit, will be hung in locations around Ann Arbor.

Thank you for reading my newsletter.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding my work. 

 

2013  Exhibit Schedule

Art Fair

Boston Mills ArtFest 

 

July 5, Friday, Preview Night reception, 6-9 PM

July 6, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

July 7, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Brandywine resort, Akron, Ohio

  

 

 2012  Exhibit Schedule

Solo exhibit at Art In Bloom

Event Dates: December 4 - January 3

Reception: Friday, December 7, 6-8 PM

Art In Bloom, 409 West Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: (810) 227-9500
Mon-Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–3pm
Sun Closed

 

Solo exhibit at Menagerie Room

Event Dates: June 4 - July 4

116 N Lafayette, South Lyon, MI

248-446-0411

 

Art Fair

Boston Mills ArtFest

July 6 opening night reception, 6-9 PM

July 7, 10 AM - 6 PM

July 8, 10 AM - 5 PM

Brandywine resort, Akron, Ohio

Birmingham Street Art Fair

September 22, 10 AM - 6 PM

September 23, 10 AM - 5 PM 

Downtown Birmingham, Michigan

2012 Spring News


"Waiting To Start" won the Second Place Award at the Scarab Club 2012 Silver Medal, juried by Clinton Snider. Scarab club is a historic icon for art in city of Detroit. I am very honored to get this award. The Silver Medal exhibit is on display at the Scarab club through February 11.

"Red Chandelier" is on display in the Michigan Annual XXXVIII at Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens through February 24. "Through The Looking Glass" and "Tuesday Afternoon" are on display in the Urban Edge exhibit at Grosse Pointe Art Center through February 25.
 
Also, I will be the featured artist at the following two events:
A wine tasting and art exhibition on January 25th, 2012 from 5:30-9:00pm.  Featured vineyard is Charles Smith Wines and the features artist is WanChuan Kesler.
My paintings will be on display at Wooden Spoon through the end of February.
Solo exhibit at Birmingham Unitarian Church
Event Dates: February 7 - 29
Location: Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

December 23, 2011

Happy holidays!
Wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday seasoning, and a happy new year.
 
I would like to share with you some highlights for me in 2011.  I am very happy to let you know that  "Waiting To Start" won First Place at "Outside In", a landscape art exhibit, juried  by Heiner Hertling, the famous plein air and wildlife artist.  


Also, "Girls Night Out" won the "Award of Excellence" at the exhibit "Sharing the Gift Within You" at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Northville.  The juror is Dennis Alan Nawrocki, who is a respective art critique in Metro Detroit.

 

 

"Red Chandelier" won the Red Ribbon Award at Art Harvest Fine Art Show at the Howell Opera House, juried by renowned artist Robert Schefman! 

Many of my paintings were accepted in reputable fine art competitions.  For instance, “Flag Day” and “Through the Looking Glass” were both accepted in the Michigan Fine Arts Competition in Birminghan. 

2011 has been a fruitful year for me.   I am thankful and humbled with these awards and look forward to new opportunities and challenges in the New Year.  I plan to continue showing my paintings in prestige art fairs, and entering national fine arts competitions.  I hope to show you my paintings in person in some of these events.
 
Thanks for reading!  Please feel free contact me if you have any comments and/or questions regarding my paintings.
 
Warm regards, 

WanChuan  

 

WanChuan's Art Newsletter    Jan 05, 2011

 

Happy New Year!

Hope your holiday was peaceful and full of joy.  I wish you a healthy and happy 2011.

I would like to share with you some of the highlights with my painting activities in 2010.  First, I am excited to inform you that “Strasbourg Café” was accepted in the Dow Museum at Midland, Michigan.  This is the first time I exhibited in a museum.  I am very happy about it.

 “Girls Night Out” won an Honorable Mention at the Silver Medal competition at Scarab Club in Detroit, Michigan.   “Reflection” won an “Art Commissioner’s Award” in Livonia Fine Arts Exhibit.  

 “Red Dress,” “Dancing queen,” and “Steve” were accepted in competitions at various art centers and galleries.   I also had two solo exhibits in the local galleries.  2010 was a very busy but interesting and fun year for me.  I look forward to more challenges in this New Year and hope to share more exciting news with you later in the year. 

Thanks for reading my newsletter.  Please feel free contact me if you have any comments and/or questions regarding my work.  I plan to continue showing my paintings in art fairs, and entering fine arts competitions.  I hope to meet you and show you my work in person in some of these events.

Warm regards,   WanChuan