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Artists of the Month - September

The Saginaw Charter Township Art In Public Places is proud to present Stacie Rose of Birch Run, Michigan, for the month of September.

Saginaw artist, Stacie Rose, received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Arts / Photography from Lansing Community College, with a focus on figures/portraits.  She is primarily a self-taught watermedia artist; discovering the joy of watercolor painting in her 40’s after visiting a local exhibition and falling in love with a painting of glowing glass jars by Bill Brinker.  She was able to study with a variety of Mid-Michigan artists and to take workshops with some internationally renowned artists.  Stacie is a watercolor instructor with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Saginaw Valley State University, which is an organization offering classes, trips and lectures for retired individuals; and was president of the Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists for the past 10 years.  She has served on the Arts Council of the Saginaw Art Museum and Past Chair of the Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival and Exhibition.  Stacie was also a proud recipient of the All Area Arts Award for leadership and improving the quality of life in Saginaw County through support for the arts in 2015.

Over the years Stacie’s painting style has evolved from trying to capture the likeness of her subject to trying to create a mood or feeling. She enjoys painting a wide variety of subject matter from realistic to non-representational.  Even when painting a realistic subject, her art incorporates less of what she sees, and more of what she loves.  She is inspired by bright colors, patterns, line work and abstraction and often adds these elements in her creations.  

Many of these paintings are studies done for her OLLI classes for beginning and intermediate watercolor students, with a few from her personal collection included as well.   You can contact Stacie at or find out more about what OLLI has to offer at

Stacie’s art exhibit will be shown at the Saginaw Charter Township Hall, 4980 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, Michigan, during business hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 1st through 30th.  Saginaw Township government offices will be closed on Labor Day, September 7th.