Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ready for Spring, Paint Brush in Hand

Our February meeting was held on February 26, 2015 
at the meeting room at Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI.

We had a vigorous discussion about our exhibits and future plans for our group. We want and need your input. We encourage present members, past members, and prospective members to attend our next meeting, March 26, to continue our quest for a group that best meets everyone's needs.

Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild is proud to announce that we are donating 
$1,600  to the Cancer Fund at St. Clare's.
Thank you to all who have purchased art during the past year as 25% goes into this donation.

Our spring show, Cattails and Flowers, is open from March 4 - June 2, 2015
in the exhibit area, 
Reaching New Heights Gallery
Marshfield Clinic, Weston WI.

Our featured program was a fun-filled presentation by Sharon Feathers.


"A Bag Full of Ideas for the Artist Studio" 



What exactly is Sharon stirring up? 
She unlocked her bag and out popped tool after tool. 

Did we even know some of these were artist's tools?



We questioned, we learned, we laughed and we were enlightened.
If you weren't there, we missed you, and 
you missed a wonderful, spirited presentation.


UPCOMING SHOWS:
Walls of Wittenberg, Artists’ Free Play III, 8th annual juried art show, celebrating WOW’s 10th anniversary, April 11-May 3rd.  bring in work on March 28th (10-2) to 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg, and $10 each piece, up to 2 works, pick up on May 9th….contact 715-253-3525 for any questions.

RAC, Stevens Point, Cycle love-the art of the bicycle, juried show, May 7-June7, submission up to 3 images, JPG files to stevenspointrac@gmail.com,  $10 fee, submission deadline April 1st, notification date April 7th, delivery April 17th & 18th, reception May 8th, June 7th  &9th pick up…715-343-6251 for details.


Woodson, Wausau, what do Harley Davidson, Downtown Abbey and Vincent Van Gogh have in common?...for details on a trip to Milwaukee on June 24th, contact Andy McGivern at mcgivern@lywam.org.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Long Underwear and Wooly Mittens

It's time to climb into your woolies 
and come out to meet your fellow artists at our February meeting. 


Yes, our meeting is set for this Thursday, February 26, 2015
at the meeting room at Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI. 
Arrive at 5:30 for a chat before the meeting, (remember the doors are locked at 6PM).

Our talented, prize-winning artist, Sharon Feathers, will be presenting a program 
"A Bag Full of Ideas for the Artist Studio". 

See you there!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mark your calendar: January 22, 2015 meeting

Greetings fellow artists,
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

Our January 22nd meeting will be held at 


THE PIZZA RANCH 
2715 Schofield Ave., Weston WI
5:30pm
                           
RSVP to Gail at gailgreenthumb@yahoo.com or 715-470-7058 by Jan. 15th
                           
Nancy, owner, has suggested that we try to limit our time to 1-1/2 hours. If it becomes busy, they will need the tables, if not then we can take our time.

Welcome to new members: Tamara Martin, Judy Brodjeski and Jennifer Johnson…please join us and meet the other members.

Just a note…this would be a good opportunity to pay your 2015 membership dues. Click on the WVAG Forms tab to download a membership form.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Congratulations WVAG Colorama Award Winners

"September Rain" © Lee Michlein
Best of Show

CONGRATULATIONS: WVAG COLORAMA AWARD WINNERS
Best of Show:  Lee Michlein, "September Rain"
1st Place:  Krista Gunderson Vendetti, "Goddess"
2nd Place:  Sharon Feathers, "Skull"
3rd Place:  Patrick Plunkett, "Faded Memory"
Honorable Mentions:
Christine Alfery, "Winds From the North"
Andrea Fenner, "Ready for Action"
Rene Iannarelli, "September Sumac"
Cindy Markowski, "Girls at the Market" and "The Incredible Onion"
Theda Neubauer Hewuse, "Sky Colors"

Colorama 2014 is on display now through December 2nd at the Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center Reaching New Heights Gallery located on the first and second floors of the clinic.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Guild Artists at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau

Congratulations to WVAG artist Patrick Plunkett whose sculpture work is a part of the Forged, Formed, and Hammered...Metal Masterpieces exhibit at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. The gallery gala is Friday, November 21, from 5 - 7 pm. 


 “Boston Strong" – Serious - © Patrick Plunkett
“Boston Strong” is dedicated to those who faced an unthinkable atrocity, yet rallied to exemplify the strength of steel itself and resolve to continue moving forward, undaunted by criminal acts against human kind and the human spirit.
 “Seasons Of Life" – Serious - © Patrick Plunkett
Regarding the weather, we have four seasons. Regarding life, we have essentially three seasons. The first season is youth, filled with energy. The second season is mid-age, filled with striving for success as defined by the individual. The third season is maturity where one focuses on the truly important aspects of life.
“The World Stops For No One" – Serious - © Patrick Plunkett
 As a part of the world we live in, we all live in our own, smaller, individual worlds. When something happens that causes our individual world to stop, like it or not, the rest of the world itself stops for no one.


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From Guild member Gail Jaeger...
WRAP Show exhibiting in the Loft Gallery at the CVA
The Wisconsin Regional Artists (WRAP) are pleased to announce their exhibition at the CVA…you are cordially invited to their reception at the CVA on Friday, Nov. 21st from 5:00-7:00pm…there will be refreshments as you view the eye candy on the walls.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Art of Wine at the Center for the Visual Arts


Fine Art. Tasting. Foods. Demonstrations.

• A selection of 40 wines rare to Wausau from regions including Europe, South America, California, 
and the Pacific Northwest
• Hors d' oeuvres by Urban Street Bistro 
paired with each region!
NEW-Scotch, Bourbon, Champagne AND 
Live Jazz with Jazz Vocalist Elizabeth Aguillera

Enjoy a night of fine people, fine wine, and fine art featured in the Wisconsin Regional Artist Association State Art Exhibit

Tickets: One for $55, Two for $100,
or $65 at the door

CALL or STOP IN TODAY!
Call the CVA 715-842-4545 to purchase your tickets


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Three Guild members exhibiting at Nicolet College


“The Blue Door” by Sharon Feathers

“Found Moments” Exhibit: Painting, Photography, and Sculpture by Sharon Dowis, Sharon Feathers, and Patrick Plunkett.
 
Friday, October 17 – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Reception: November 9,  from 12:30 –1:30 pm
Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

Three Central Wisconsin artists capture the moments we often miss. Photographer Sharon Dowis, photographer/painter Sharon Feathersand metal sculptor/painter Patrick Plunkett use their retirement years to create art that surprises, amuses, and makes us think.

Guild Meeting this Thursday, September 25

Just a reminder that the September WVAG meeting is this Thursday with a social hour from 5 - 6 pm, and meeting beginning at 6 pm. Meetings are held in the first floor conference room at Marshfield Clinic - Weston Center, 3501Cranberry Blvd, Weston, WI. 

Interested in joining the WVAG? We'd love to have you as a part of our creative group. Attend one of our monthly meetings, and check out the information on the "Join the WVAG" page.