Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 Winter Show Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Winter Show!

Best of Show
The Gathering
by Sharon Feathers

 First Place
Silent Poetry
by Carol Hettinga

Second Place
Power Play
by Andrea Fenner

Third Place
My Blue Heaven
by Nancy Laliberte

Honorable Mention
Earth and Sky III
by Pat Gaska

Honorable Mention
Pheasant in the Snow
by Cindy Markowski

Honorable Mention
Ready for Flight
by Jim Martinsen

Honorable Mention
Tete a Tete
by Jacqueline Michael

Honorable Mention
Pink Lady
by Theda Newbauer-Hewuse

This show is on display now through March 6, 2018, at Reaching New Heights Gallery, located on the 1st and 2nd floors of Marshfield Clinic - Weston Center, Weston, WI.

Monday, November 13, 2017

WVAG Art at the Airport

Ever notice the artwork at airports? There’s the light tunnel at the Detroit airport, the Chihuly sculptures at the Palm Springs airport, AND there are paintings at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee. Featuring the work of regional artists from the Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild, the gallery at the airport is a great way to relax and take in some art before heading to your next destination. Even if you’re not flying, the airport has 45 minutes of FREE parking which is plenty of time to take in the exhibit. All artwork is available for purchase, too. Just contact the artist listed next to the painting.

Thank you to CWA airport staff for supporting the Central Wisconsin arts community and for the exhibit space. To the artist's participating and helping to install the show, thank you for sharing your art and brightening a traveler's day. 

Artist Nancy Laliberte, Wausau

 Artist Dawn Olson, Wisconsin Rapids

CWA staff member Jim Olson and artist Andrea Fenner, Irma WI

 Artist Jackie Lescher, Ringle WI

The installed show...

Monday, October 9, 2017

2017 Fall Show - Cattails & Colorama Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Cattails & Colorama Show! 

 Best of Show
Dawn M. Olson
"Koi Fest"
First Place
Jim Martinsen
"Crooked Little House"

Second Place
Nancy Sloan
"Summer Blossoms"

 Third Place
Cindy Markowski
"Color of the Seasons"

Our judge was Tim J. Marcotte, BFA UW-SP '71, a studio artist since 1971 focusing on 'zinc-crystalline' porcelain pottery. Tim also generously donated a piece of his work to the Cancer Care Fund sale. Thank you, Tim!

All work is available for purchase. With every art sale, the WVAG donates 25% of the purchase price to the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care Fund. Of special note, during the fall show, there is a special exhibition of artwork where 100% of the purchase amount is donated to the Cancer Care Fund. Your support of the arts and artists makes a difference.

Please take the time to enjoy and view the exhibit located on the 1st and 2nd floors of Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center, Cranberry Blvd, Weston WI.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Summer Show 2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the following WVAG members, and Thank You to all of the participating artists! The Summer Show is on display through Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Reaching New Heights Gallery located inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center. Always free admission and open during regular clinic hours: M-F 8 am - 5 pm.

Best of Show 
Dawn Olson 
Minocqua Meditation

 First Place 
Jim Martinsen 
Leona 2-6-2

Second Place
Carol Hettinga
Reflections (photo unavailable)

  Third Place 
Nancy Laliberte 
Stronger Than You Seem

Honorable Mention 
Jerry Toftum 

 Honorable Mention
Cindy Markowski 
Waiting at the Market

Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 Spring Show Awards

Congratulations, Artists! The following artwork has been selected as Spring Show award winners by judge Christine Alfery. Thank you to all of the artists participating! 
Best of Show- Jacqueline Michael -   " Unison Call"  - Pyrography 

First Place- Jackie Lescher - "  Backdoor Lily" -Watercolor

 Second Place - Patrick Plunkett -  "As Two Ships Pass "

Third Place -Carol Hettinga -" Never Lose Sight of the Flower "

Honorable Mentions 
Sharon Feathers - "Time Goes By" -  Photograph

 Theda Neubauer-Hewuse - "North Road" - Watercolor 

 Lynn Ott - "Sunset on South Rice Lake" - Digital Photography 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

2016 WVAG Summer Show Award Winners

The Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild Summer Show
is hung and ready for viewing 
(and purchasing)
at the
Reaching New Heights Gallery 
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston 
June 8 - Sept. 6, 2016

Best of Show
Red Onions
by Carol Hettinga

First Place
One with Nature
by Gail Jaeger

Second Place
by Pat Gaska

Third Place
Feed the Birds
by Jim Martinsen

Honorable Mention
A Mother's Love
by Sharon Feathers

Honorable Mention
The Hummingbird Dance
by Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

Honorable Mention
Tranquility I
by Nancy Laliberte

Honorable Mention
Batik Bloom
by Dawn Olson

Congratulations to all the winners.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


The beautiful "CATTAILS AND FLOWERS" exhibit is ready for viewing at 

Inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd, Weston, WI 54476

Enjoy the exhibit from March 2 - June 7, 2016  

What a wonderful way to greet spring and start planning our colorful garden areas. 

No green thumb? 
All the artwork is for sale and is ready to brighten your home.

The winners of the Cattails and Flowers are.............

Best of Show
"Warmth and Grace"
Nancy Laliberte

First Place
"Down in the Slough Where the Big Bass Grow"
Sharon Rotz

Second Place
"Evening Shadows" 
Carol Hettinga

Third Place
"In the Garden"
Terry Gunderson Shulta

Honorable Mention
"Gentleness 101"
Sharon Dowis

Honorable Mention
"Cattail Sunrise"
Jackie Lescher

Honorable Mention
Joyce King

Honorable Mention
"Flowers with Life"
Cindy Markowski

Congratulations to all!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ready for "Cattails and Flowers"?

Artist Members

It's time to pack up your artwork to deliver to the 
New Heights Gallery
Marshfield Clinic - Weston

Cattails and Flowers Show
Drop off and installation of artwork is
Tuesday, March 1 from 4:30 - 5:30

Don't forget 
if you had art in the past show 
its also time to pick up those artworks.

(Don't make everyone scramble to try to find you 
or try to decide what to do with your art. 
Just ask me how I know about this.)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Upcoming Meeting

Calling all!

present members 
past members 
and interested new-comers

The next meeting of the WVAG will be 
February 25, 2016.

The WVAG meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. 

 Meetings are held in the first floor conference room 
at Marshfield Clinic - Weston Center, 3501 Cranberry Blvd, Weston, WI. 

Social time- 5:30 pm, Meeting - 6:00 pm

Online Workshops

Strathmore 2016 Online Workshop Series

Get ready for our FREE Strathmore 2016 Online Workshops!
Since you participated in our past online workshops, we wanted to let you know that our free Online Workshops will be starting up again in less than 1 month! We have inspiring new topics for our virtual classroom, and we're excited to introduce 3 new all-star artist-instructors! Here's what we have planned:

Workshop 1: Sketchbook Fury - The Art Ninja's Guidebook
Instructor: Graham Smith
Start Date: March 7, 2016

Workshop 2: The Mind of Watercolor
Instructor: Steve Mitchell
Start Date: May 6, 2016

Workshop 3: Colorful Creations with Markers
Instructor: Will Terrell
Start Date: September 5, 2016

Learn techniques from experienced artists through online videos and downloadable instructions. Get inspired by other students in our virtual classroom. Keep motivated with ideas and tips from your instructors. Share all the fun on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #StrathmoreWorkshops

We will be making announcements and giving more information on our website and on Facebook so please stay connected with us!


We are no longer requiring a registered account to be able to view the videos. All you have to do is go to the Online Classroom after a video has been released and click the link to follow along to the video lessons. 

Our workshops are self-paced and will remain open for viewing through
Dec. 31, 2016 after a lesson is released.

Learn more by clicking on this link