Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Professional Recognition Awarded to Local Artist
Marshfield watercolor artist Laura Nelke has been awarded professional membership in Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors (WP&S). In order to qualify for membership under the category of “professional” Nelke submitted her résumé and 10 slides of her artwork to a membership jury. Membership is determined based on the quality of the artist’s work, as well as the artist’s background and level of experience. The membership chairman who reviewed Nelke’s application was renowned Wisconsin watercolorist Lee Mothes, who pronounced the quality of the work to be “excellent.”
Founded in 1900, WP&S is a non-profit organization of visual artists and friends united to advance opportunities and services for Wisconsin artists and the general public. Its particular mission is to promote Wisconsin art. Members are invited to take advantage of valuable programs for artists; they also have expanded opportunities to enter juried WP&S and other statewide exhibitions.
As a watercolorist with 18 years of experience, Laura Nelke’s emotionally charged paintings glow with bold color and light. In addition to her original watercolors, she offers workshops and instruction. This summer Laura Nelke will be conducting watercolor classes at the University of Wisconsin-M/W through the Office of Continuing Education and the Art in the Garden program.
Examples of Nelke’s watercolor paintings are currently on exhibit at several locations in central Wisconsin. Three paintings hang in the Marshfield Clinic, Weston as part of WVAG’s Cattails and Flowers exhibit, where Nelke received an award of Honorable Mention.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Our Blog still continues to do very well. As you can see we are averaging 13 visits per day, and the best part is that 77% of those are new visitors! That's a very good thing. And I don't know what happened on April 3rd but we got 198 visitors on the blog that day alone. I think Christine got our name in the paper and that did it. And 98% of those were new visitors!!