Events at J. Petter Galleries

Events at J. Petter Galleries happen all year long.

The three best methods to find out about our many events are: Find us (jpettergalleries) and Like us on Facebook, ask to be added to our Email List or bookmark this Events Page to check back often.  Our planned events are on the calendar ahead of schedule.  But, sometimes an artist or winemaker comes to town with very little notice…and SURPRISE!  We love it when that happens and we want our patrons to love it, too!  So, to find out about all that goes on here choose one, two or all of the methods listed to find out the who, what, when and where here at J. Petter Galleries.

JUN 10, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS – Art Openings 4-7 pm Artists: Kirsten Barton, Susan Haas, Matthew Jacobson, Eddie Mitchell, Carla Sutton – Wine Small Batch – No RSVP needed, Live Music Loren Johnson, PLUS JK’s Bakehouse Food Truck!

JUL 8, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS – Art Openings 4-7pm Artists: Roger Blair, Sheila Bohanon, Cathy Claycomb, Ann Feldman, James Griffin, Robert Klunk, Julie Quinn, Paul Van Heest, Kim Zahnow – Wine Summer Perfect – No RSVP needed, Live Music until 7pm John Otto of Vin Sincere

AUG 12, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS – Art Openings 4-7pm Artists: Bonnie Hawley, Mike Kolasinski, Linda Rzoska, Brian Sauerland, Laurie Tennent, Jill Wagner, Nina Weiss, Larry Welo Wine Ooh La La France – No RSVP needed, Live Music John Otto of Vin Sincere

SEP 9, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS 4-6pm Taste Wines With Us Autumn Selections – Flight of Seasonal Wines At The Wine Bar

OCT 7, 2017 –  GALLERY STROLL – Art Openings John, J. Andersen, Michael Maitner, Ellen Marshall 4-6pm

OCT 14, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS 4-6pm Taste Wines With Us Great Reds

OCT 28, 2017 –  HALLOWINE – Pre-Douglas Parade Barn pARTy!

NOV 11, 2017 –  2ND SATURDAYS 4-6pm Bubbles! Taste With Us RSVP Please!

ART – Kirsten Barton, Susan Haas, Matthew Jacobson, Eddie Mitchell, Carla Sutton

JUNE 10, 2017 4-7pm

Five Artists Sat June 10, 2017

This Second Saturday will celebrate the works of botanical watercolor artist Kirsten Barton, water focused blown glass artist Susan Haas, color saturated pastoral oil painter Matthew Jacobson, velvety pointillist/landscape oil painter Eddie Mitchell and shorelines/natural landscapes artist Carla Sutton.


Small Batch Tasting – Great little things can come in small batches, especially when it comes to wine.  Taste and learn about some excellent small production wines and wineries in this strolling wine tasting that celebrates the art of wine-making.  Enjoy learning about these special wines with our somm led flight tasting in our comfortable fine wine bar.  If you would like to purchase any of the event wines that you taste, you will receive an event discount on bottles purchased.

Price is $15 for the flight of tastes.  No RSVP is required.  Just visit the wine bar from 4-6pm.  Get more details: email or phone 269-857-2230.

Live Music

Loren Johnson is a musical artist, local singer and songwriter who will grace us with her beautiful guitar strumming, dulcet tones and lovely original contemporary folk.


NEW – The JK’s Bakehouse Food Truck will be joining us to add artful food to our event.  Located near Upscale Mercantile in our Art Barn, you can all sorts of delicious eats during the event at The Truck.  Grab your wine and food and join us before, during and after the Art Openings.  Seating will be all throughout the gallery, wine bar, gallery decks and gated garden.


ART – Roger Blair, Sheila Bohanon, Cathy Claycomb, Ann Feldman, James Griffin, Robert Klunk, Julie Quinn, Paul Van Heest, Kim Zahnow

JULY 8, 2017 4-7pm


This Second Saturday features the incredibly detail oriented egg tempera artist Roger Blair, saturated fantastic hues of oil painter Sheila Bohanon, nature’s inspiration glass & metal sculptor Cathy Claycomb, beguiling impressionist loving oil talent Ann Feldman, the filled with light and energy oil artist James Griffin, instantly recognizable etcher Robert Klunk, our spiritual mixed media painter Julie Quinn, the ‘ironical’ yet true master of the pencil Paul Van Heest and local photographer turned loco for encaustic artist Kim Zahnow.


Summer Sips – Taste a delicious selection of summer wines with us in a sommelier led tasting right in the middle of the season (and the Art Openings).  Red, White and Rosé is being celebrated in this summer holiday inspired event.  Stroll into our wine bar for a flight of wines and our somm will tell stories about them (some educational…some not).  Tentative price is $15 per tasting flight.  But, if the wines chosen cost more or less, we may tweak that price a bit.  More info soon…

Live Music until 7pm

John Otto of Vin Sincere – Enjoy the art of music with this strolling contemporary performance in the gallery and the gallery barn for some summer holiday weekend jazzy guitar toe tapping into early evening.


ART – Bonnie Hawley, Mike Kolasinski, Linda Rzoska, Brian Sauerland, Laurie Tennent, Jill Wagner, Nina Weiss, Larry Welo

AUGUST 12, 2017 4-7pm

The final Summer Second Saturday before we turn to fall will find us visiting with textural patterned textile creator Bonnie Hawley, light bouncing pastelist Mike Kolasinski, encaustic and mixed media guru Linda Rzoska, nature pastelist Brian Sauerland, rare botanical photographer Laurie Tennent, architectural & aqua scene pastelist Jill Wagner, distinctively styled land and garden-scapes oil painter Nina Weiss and interpretive etching printmaker Larry Welo.


Zeeze vill be French!  Taste with us – This little adventure in fine wine is from the country that gifted us the beautiful Lady Liberty.  Try a few of our favorites and perhaps a few new ones.  A ‘magnifique’ representative of the Importer of these family owned vineyards will lead the tasting.   Buy your flight of tasting wines in the wine bar for $15 from 4-6pm.

Live Music

John Otto of Vin Sincere – Contemporary strolling jazz guitar performance in the galleries.


WINE – Autumn Selections Tasting

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 4-6pm

Enjoy a tasting flight of fine wines simply perfect for the upcoming fall season.  Summer is winding down and the kids are back in school.  We are transitioning out of our sultry weather drinking habits for something warm and cozy.  Order a flight at the tasting bar for only $15 for 4 wine tastes.  Cheers!


ART – Gallery Stroll with John J. Anderson and Michael Maitner

October 7, 2017 4-6pm

John J. Anderson and Michael Maitner are two artists that paint with a by-gone style.  Anderson’s tonalism influences is clearly apparent in his old master style landscapes that depict sunrises and sunsets.  And, it may come as a surprise that John is still a young man (who paints like one of the old masters).  Maitner’s work is easily recognizable to those who know regionalism via the work of a more famous regionalist, Grant Wood of American Gothic.  Michael stays a truer to the style by depicting rural scenery and pastoral homesteads without the distraction of actual humans.  Join us as we discuss these very distinct styles and how they came to be represented in their artwork.



WINE – Second Saturdays Annual Bubbly! Tasting

November, 2017 4-6pm

Details coming soon…