First Annual Exhibition

First Annual Exhibition

Announcement Date: September 3, 1929

Local artist, John L. Vogt and Mrs. Charles Hodges Jr., art chairman of the Neighborhood Club, organized an exhibition of original artwork by Grosse Pointe artists and art students.

The mixed media show was held at the Neighborhood Club.

Two judges from the prestigious Scarab Club and one judge from the Neighborhood Club selected four award winners and presented the awards at a closing ceremony.

The exhibition success initiated the planning of an annual exhibition and the formation of a group of professional and amateur artists who became known as the Grosse Pointe Art Club. Prominent members included Martha Goodell, Jean Leach, Elsie Mitchell, John L. Vogt, and Edgar L. Yaeger.