This year Kevin is a featured artist along with other top artists from across the country in the inaugural year for Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Paint Grand Traverse, a week-long plein air festival held in August. For more info, visit

2018 Michigan Art Show Schedule:

July 4

Harbor Springs 4th of July Art Show

July 21

Petoskey Art in the Park *

August 4 & 5

Suttons Bay Art Festival

August 11

Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair

September 15 & 16

Birmingham Street Art Fair **

* Best of Show Award July 2012
** Honorable Mention Award September 2015 **

Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society
Member, Oil Painters of America

Recent Awards and Honors:

Winner 2018 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival poster contest

Winner 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival poster contest

Awarding Judge for the Crooked Tree Arts Center Annual Paint-Out Wet Paint Sale 2016

Awarding Judge for Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival 2015

2015 Featured Artist of D'Art for Art

2013 Accepted into the Dennos Museum's Art of the Sleeping Bear Exhibition and Fine Art Publication

2013 and 2016 2nd Place Award Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

2012 Best of Show Award, Petoskey Art in the Park

Winner 2011 and 2012 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival poster contest

2011 Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum Gold Medal winner

Contact information:

Kevin Barton
P. O. Box 423
Harbor Springs, Michigan, 49740
Cell: 231/838-7085
Alternate contact: 231/838-5812

Barton's Art Loft
Above Symons General Store
Petoskey, Michigan

Hours by Appointment

Gallery Representation:
Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey
Mackinac's Little Gallery, Mackinac Island
Somebody's Gallery, Petoskey

Kevin Barton, one of Northern Michigan's most collected artists, is known for his post-impressionist stylings of bold brushstrokes and bright colors which capture the essence of the area with a highly detailed yet imaginative and painterly approach.

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