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January 18, 2017

Do you appreciate my art?
If so, I would like to introduce my new crowd sourcing project through Patreon.

Patreon is the best way for creators to earn ongoing revenue directly from their fans.

Join my creator’s community and help pay for the stuff you love. The amount can be as little as $5 per month towards my creative endeavors and get the satisfaction of being a true art patron.

In appreciation you for your support, you will receive special art rewards along the way.

Sound interesting? Follow this link to my Patreon page for more information and thank you.

Tanglefoot 25th Anniversary Studio Sale

October 20, 2016


Friday, November 18 (5 – 9 p.m.) and Sunday, November 20, (noon – 5 p.m.)
Tanglefoot Building, 314 Straight Ave SW, Grand Rapids 49504
Door K (Door M for Handicap Access)

Tanglefoot Artists’ Open Studio Event: Celebrating 25 Years of Creativity & Community features ten artists in seven distinctly different studios, three of them new this year! The public is invited to join the fun with family and friends.

This quarter century anniversary milestone is a special celebration for West Michigan and the 10 artists showcasing their talents this year: Elaine Dalcher, Nikki Wall, Michael Pfleghaar, Jeff Condon, Alynn Guerra, Jason Villareal, Carlos Aceves, Tommy Allen, Cathy Marashi, and Gretchen Deems.

Artwork Featured in Arcadia Magazine

September 11, 2016



The cover and a 12 image portfolio of paintings and digital work is featured in the fall 2016 issue of Arcadia Magazine.

New Belgium Brewing Co Detroit Cruiser Art Bike

August 14, 2016


We asked artists across the country to give us their own take on our 25th Anniversary cruiser from Detroit Bikes.

Exhibitions and News

June 8, 2015

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Saatchi Art

February 1, 2015

My artwork is now represented by Saachi Art online.

Ox-Bow’s first Community Supported Arts Program

July 20, 2014

22" x 15" color silk screen print with acrylic and spray paint, edition of 20 for Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency CSA

Ox-Bow’s CSA utilizes the familiar Community Supported Agriculture model, but instead of connecting people with local farmers, we connect you with local artists. As a part of the region’s cultural infrastructure, Ox-Bow’s CSA aims to advance the work of local artists and encourages the engagement of West Michigan residents with the artists in their community. Ox-Bow has commissioned 4 West Michigan artists to participate in this year’s CSA.

Buy your share here:

A very special thank you to Dave and Judy Geerts for their generosity in underwriting this program that increases opportunities for local artists.


Shifting Landscapes: Selected Works by Michael Pfleghaar

June 10, 2014


Kendall College of Art and Design
The Fed Galleries, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building
17 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
June 19–July 19, 2014

Drawing parallels to regional painters from the past century, Shifting Landscapes presents the medium-bending work of Michael Pfleghaar alongside selections from KCAD’s expansive Gordon Collection. Existing somewhere between representation and abstraction and inspired by modern design, Pfleghaar’s process of deletion, isolation and exaggeration moves his work beyond traditional painting by melding paint, canvas, and utilitarian three-dimensional forms into new physical objects.

The Lake Effect: Contemporary Art at Ox-Bow

June 10, 2014

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453

June 12 – August 23
M-F, 9AM – 5PM and during Mason Street Warehouse performances
Opening Night Reception: Thursday, June 12. 6-8PM.

The exhibition was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the work of Ox Bow’s summer instructors, thus giving form to the current ideas and approaches that are pervasive throughout Ox-Bow’s campus and studios today. They will share stories of the current Ox-Bow community, e.g. trends, ideas, concepts, and projects that help the viewer understand our contemporary vision and mission.  Works in this show will include painting and drawing, glass, ceramics, metals, new media, print media, and more.

Many people think of Ox-Bow in terms of its history in the Saugatuck/Douglas area, but it is also a place where contemporary art thrives, and future cultural developments emerge. Because of Ox-Bow, artists from all over the globe have spent time in the Saugatuck/Douglas area, and think of the time that was spent in this region as a pivotal to their thinking and production.


September 8, 2013

I was selected for a five week fall residency at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency in Saugatuck, MI and awarded full scholarship and stipend by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Quote in GQ Magazine

September 1, 2012

“So You Think You Can Paint” GQ Magazine

I am quoted in the article by Matthew Power about artprize in Grand Rapids, MI

“Every September, a quiet, churchy city in the American heartland undergoes a Technicolor transformation. Art pops up everywhere—paintings, giant insect statues, experimental happenings. Sidewalks and parks turn into open-air museums; taverns become galleries. A huge pot of money is dangled before the artists, $250,000(!) for the grand prize. And here’s the best part: You know who gets to pick the winner? You do.”


June 1, 2012

terra cotta, 14 x 15 x 5

terra cotta, 14 x 15 x 5

“No Foul” selected by Jonathan D. Katz for the exhibition ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation
A reunion of QCC Visual Artists, SOMarts Main Gallery, June 1-26, 2102

Join QCC in a Reunion of 15 years of visual arts programs housed at SOMArts!  There will, of course, be libations to take us into the next 15 years and special recognition of those who have participated in exhibitions from FACE (1998) to QIY (2011) and the curators, funders and supporting organizations that made these shows happen!

Wear your best outfits, pick up your nametags at the door and come back to SOMArts for a fabulous Visual Arts Reunion!

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation mines 15 years of National Queer Arts Festival exhibitions towards understanding the centrality of the act of appropriation for queer art of the recent past.  Using appropriation as its lens, it sifts through all the art exhibited over the last 15 years, selecting those works for redisplay that map the parameters of queer appropriation as it has evolved through to today. Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, former Board Member and one of the first curators of the National Queer Arts Festival, ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation in essence appropriates years of appropriations in order to both articulate and enact how queer politics so often turns on making familiar images and ideas ventriloquize new politics, new identities, and new utopias.