Meet the Team


 

Juli Petter

Director | Owner

Juli spent her entire childhood under the influences of a college level art instructor. Her mother taught at Kendall School of Art and Design and Aquinas College and was also a founding member of the still thriving Grand Rapids art group, Grand Valley Artists. Even though Juli spent most of her career outside of the arts, her love of art and wine was a constant. She moonlighted as an independent interior decorator and also studied what she calls the art of wine. Her business savvy and love of interior design and wine led Juli to create our warm and inviting space.  Juli hopes you will join us here at the gallery to partake in two of her favorite things. 


Matt Swanson

Artist | Art & Wine Consultant | Wine Shop Manager

Matt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kendall School of Art and Design and wears many hats. Matt is a fine artist represented here at the gallery, he also has years of experience as a framing atelier. Matt's framing services are now available in house to the collectors of the gallery and many of our own artists. 

Through the years Matt has involved in the service industry. This led to a love of wine and subsequently a vast knowledge of oenology. When not painting or sculpting, Matt runs the wine program. 



Mackenzie Hans

Art Consultant | Food & Beverage Manager | Wine Adviser

Mackenzie joined the gallery with a background in the service industry and is our resident foodie. She spends her time artfully concocting wonderful nosh to pair with wine.  Mackenzie brings together her love of wine food & art here in the gallery.  Every plate she creates is a feast for the eyes and palate.  Her enthusiasm for the art of food is contagious.  


Kim Kubiak

Artist | Art Consultant |  Inventory Control  

Kim is enjoying a retirement from running her own art gallery, the Kubiak Gallery here in Douglas. She now devotes her time and knowledge of the art world to the J. Petter Galleries. We value her past experience in working with both artists and collectors. 

Kim also came to the gallery as an artist and her pottery is now represented here. When she is not greeting customers or helping Juli keep track of inventory, you might find her behind a potter's wheel. 



Bethany Zeeff

Art Consultant | Social Media | Marketing

Bethany holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kendall College of Art and Design and handles the galleries online presence. When she is not behind her computer at the gallery you can often find her crafting a cocktail or pouring a glass of wine in downtown Holland with the 1983 Restaurants group.