Monday, November 22, 2010

Bread and Butter Winter Art & Craft Fair

We are pleased to host our first art & craft fair on Saturday, December 11, from 11am – 7pm. Free and open to the public.

Bread & Butter” is the first of a new series of events that will be held in part to support BUTTER Projects.

This one day event will feature over 20 artists & crafters selling a wide array of handmade items such as fine art, ceramics, clothing and jewelry in addition to goods such as local honey, homemade elderberry syrup, soaps, lotions and much more! Gifts for everyone on your list at prices for any budget. Cash or check accepted.

Participating vendors include artists: Nate Brent, Jacklyn Brickman, John Charnota, Mary Fortuna, Kelly Frank, Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann, Jessica Harvey, Marie Torbensdatter Hermann, Laith Karmo, Benjamin Teague, Alison Wong and local labels including: bX ceramics, Chain Chain Chained, The Crafty Moms, Elderberry Heaven, Larson Honey and Wound Menswear. Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Metalsmithing department will also have a table featuring handcrafted jewelry.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bigger Butter Opening

Thanks everyone for helping us welcome Jackie and Elizabeth and have another great opening!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


We're so excited to announce two brand new partners to Butter Projects, Jacklyn Brickman and Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann. BIGGER BUTTER highlights work by Jacklyn and Elizabeth. Also included is a collaborative installation by all four of us.

Please join us for the opening reception, October 2 from 6-9pm.

SPARK Reviews

check out Vince Carducci's review of Spark...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spark - Show Picts

Douglas Hoagg (1) & Travis Roozee (2)
Benjamin Teague (1) & Brian Clifton (2)
Adrian Hatfield (1) & David Flaugher (2)
Julie Blackmon (1) & Jef Bourgeau (2)
Anders Ruhwald (1) & Robert Fanning (2)
Joe Neave (1) & Nate Morgan (2)
Jeanne Bieri (2) & Sarah Burgess (1)
Laith Karmo (2) & Daniel Ribar (1)
Windy and Carl (1) & Emily Gustafson (2)

(1) Group 1: Original works selected
(2) Group 2: Response to work from group 1

Spark Opening

Another fantastic opening... Thanks to all for your continued support.
And special thanks to Brodie Killian of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for your generous sponsorship.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SPARK -June 19

Please join us for the opening reception for SPARK! Saturday, June 19th, 6-9pm.

The theme of SPARK is collaboration. We've selected works from 9 artists and matched them up with 9 additional artists, who will then create a piece in response. With this exhibition, our hopes are to create dialogue between the two works and ultimately the two artists. In a way, we are forcing a collaboration and sparking a connection between two things that otherwise might not be possible.

Many works will be available for sale (cash or check).
BUTTER is located at 814 West 11 Mile in Royal Oak, MI, 48067. Parking is available behind the building.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

SPARK partial preview event

we invited all the artists for cocktails to meet, talk about their work, and allow the second group of responders to see the works in person.

Nate Morgan checks out work by Joe Neave

left to right: John Charnota, Carl Hultgren, Windy Weber, Isabelle, Adrian Hatfield, Andrew Doak, Douglas Hoagg

left to right: Kelly Frank, Sarah Zimmer, Lauren Payne, Emily Gustafson, Ashley Short, Travis Roozee

Douglas explaining his work to Daniel Ribar and his friends

Benjamin Teague and Miwako Yato with work by Anders Ruhwald

Douglas Hoagg and Daniel Ribar

Isabelle, Adrian, Mary, Jef, John and Ben

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Get Ready for SPARK! -June 19th

We're busy getting ready for our next opening...
We've decided to develop our exhibit schedule by carrying one theme from the previous exhibition to the next. The upcoming show titled SPARK is centered around collaboration. We'll be curating works from 9 artists and matching them up with 9 additional artists, who will then create a piece in response. We're very excited about the show!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Something Everything - Show Picts

Opening Night 2.20.2010

What an amazing turn out! We're overwhelmed by the support and response to BUTTER projects. A big huge thank you to everyone for making it to the opening!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sneak Peek!

We're so excited for the opening tomorrow!
We know you're excited too... here's a SNEAK PEEK!
Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grand Opening

Please join us for the grand opening!
Saturday, Feb. 20th, 6-9pm

BUTTER projects is a new studio and gallery space founded by Kelly Frank and Alison Wong.

The premier exhibition SOMETHING EVERYTHING features collaborative works by Frank and Wong. The exhibition theme stems from the relationship between the two artist, their work and vision for the space. Essential elements are used to discuss the process and development of art and life. Included in the show is the installation, Two for Ten, which uses brown bags to reference the building's history as a market. Each bag includes a mystery work of art on sale for $5 each to benefit future programming at BUTTER projects. Don't miss your chance to purchase limited edition pieces from the installation!


We labored over the construction almost as much as the name...
Our vision was for a flexible place to make, talk about and exhibit art. It's about all the essentials, just like you'd get at the market. Some of the possible names included MEET and LOAF, but we just loved BUTTER. It's decadent, tasty, and yellow (our favorite color!). Everything good is made from butter! We're almost done, but you'll have to wait for the opening.

Thanks Guys

Still working... building moveable walls. We couldn't have done it without the help of John and Van.