Sunday, April 19, 2015

WVAG meeting, April 23, 2015

Good Morning Artists,
The WVAG, would like to invite you to attend our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 23rd. at 5:30pm in the Reaching New Heights Gallery at the Marshfield Clinic, Weston Center. We will be viewing our new exhibit, Cattails and Flowers, in the gallery followed by our monthly meeting with delicious snacks.

The gallery is located at 3501 Cranberry Blvd, Weston, WI.  Please enter from the east end of the building through the cancer care door. That will lead you directly to the gallery.

The meeting will begin at 6:00pm.  Jackie Michael will be presenting “A Tutorial in Fused Glass”  Jackie is a retired art teacher from the D.C. Everest School District and was the owner of All About Art in Wausau,WI.

Saving the best for last, we are extending an invitation to you, the members of the WVAA, to exhibit your art in our Summer Exhibit in June. Details will be discussed at the meeting.

We are looking forward to sharing our gallery and meeting with all of you.

The Wisconsin Visual Art Guild

Opening an Etsy Shop


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tomahawk Art Walk - May 1-2, 2015

News and opportunities for Artists ........

The first weekend in May, Tomahawk is hosting an Artwalk.  We have about 15 artists assigned to different businesses, but are need of a few more.  This is a juried event meaning all the artists have been juried in or are in by invitation if I know their work  The ArtWalk will be held on the weekend of May 1 & 2.  Artists are expected to be setup and present in the business they have been assigned to from 1-7pm on Friday and from 10am-4pm on Saturday.  There is no fee or commission from sales.  They may demo if they wish to.  On Friday night, there is also an “After Glow” party at the Rodeo Saloon with opportunities for people to meet the artists and business owners, food and drink, raffles and more. Housing for out-of-towners is available for free at local homes.

Interested artists should contact me ASAP—we’d like to finalize our list by Sunday night to allow time for promotional work.
We have one artist who can only show on Friday, May 1st, so we are also looking for one artist that could show on Saturday only.

They can contact me at:
p: 920-213-0090
e: dave@kapsfineart.com

Regards,
David

David Kapszukiewicz
Fine artist
Tomahawk WI
Www.kapsfineart.com 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dillman's Art Retreats

An art retreat can be a welcome opportunity to enrich your art experience, Many members have found Dillman's in Lac du Flambeau, WI, a wonderful place to learn and grow as an artist.


Dillman's would like to welcome you and your members to our 2015 festivals, workshops and concert being held during our 38th season of offering workshops in our northern Wisconsin resort setting and exotic ports of call. During this season, we will welcome our 10,500th student in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, woodcarving, fiber and many other creative mediums.
Please check out our website www.dillmans.com/2015 for a full listing of our offerings.


Attached are details about the various programs.
 
There still are extensive scholarship funds available to members. Applications are found at: http://dillmans.com/dcaf/ app.html. The DEADLINE is April 15! We also offer an honorarium for each art league, please call 715-588-3143 to learn more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Come One , Come All

The next meeting of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild 
is set for March 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).

We encourage present members, past members and prospective members to join us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Winners from "2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

Of course, there is more...

More fabulous art in the 
Wisconsin Visual Artist Guild's
"2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

Congratulations to these winners


Honorable Mention
"Night Flower"
Sharon Dowis



Honorable Mention
"Orchids II"
Jacqueline Michael


Honorable Mention
"Charlotte's Garden"
Sharon Feathers



Honorable Mention
"Cattail in Black and White"
Pat Plunkett


This is not all....... 

Please stop by and see.

Visit the entire show
 and purchase your favorite artwork
at

Reaching New Heights Gallery
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 



Monday, March 23, 2015

Best of the "2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

The judging has taken place and the winners have been announced.

Congratulations to the top artists 
of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild 
2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit.


Best of Show
"Pink Lady"
Theda Neubauer-Hewuse



First Place
"Just Before the Snow"
Jim Martinsen



Second Place
"Red Menarda with Hummingbird Pair"
Cindy Markowski



Third Place
"Not Your Mother's Garden II"
Gail Jaeger



A special thank you to Katy Ralph, Nicolet College Art Gallery Director, 
who judged the show.

*******

Visit the entire show
 and purchase your favorite artwork
at

Reaching New Heights Gallery
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 

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 Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center's Cancer Patient Care Fund
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.