Saturday, May 31, 2008

Directions to WI Rapids Cultural Center

As the directions go it took me an hour to get there with Google. It took me 35min. with an other set of direction.
after 34 and 10 meet turn left on to O (15min) then turn right to P (5min) till the road ends then take a left back on to 34 into wis. rap.
Then when you are on grand (in town) you can not turn right onto 4th (it is a one way) just go down to 3rd and turn right, and there you are. The Center Wi Cultural Center is to your left.
sally johnson

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mattes....... I need your opinions

Heres the deal.  I submit some prints to the Exhibit X show in Stevens Point.  3 really nice ones.  I get a call that they don't want any of them and come pick them up.  What's up with that? I ask. So I go talk to the woman there, (another guild member) and she says that they are really sticking to the white matt thing.  Plus she said that is the "standard" ( I hate when people use that word). Actually, the submission guidelines said specifically white mattes were strongly recommended.   I read the guidelines I just like to match mattes to the prints.
My question is this,  as skilled artists, do you think I should just bag the "mat matches the print idea" and go with the plain white matt for everything because it seems to be more universally acceptable and indeed may be more saleable because it matches every wall in the house?  Or should I stick with the theory that certain prints look better matted with certain colors?
Please click below where it says comments and let me know what you think.  I just want to do what's best either way, and this is why we belong to a guild isn't it?

Rick Eyre 

Friday, May 16, 2008

Revised Exhibit Schedule

May 15th Meeting..........


Good Meeting last night. Much discussion about who is doing what shows and when and topics ranging from plexiglass and shipping to why we depict the things we do.  For art or for sales or just because we want to.The difference between what judges see when judging and just liking a piece because we just like it.  Lets see, censorship, Meghan Hellroods upcoming book, yes you heard it, she is working on a childrens book, and has started picking up photography.We welcomed a new member!  Another photographer named Mark.  He is going to be at Exhibitour at Inner Piece tonight so stop by if you can.Of the 12 artists at this years Exhibitour, 4 are WVAG members! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Northern National Art Competition

The deadline to have things postmarked for the Northern National Art Competition is May 16th!! Three $1000 Awards of Excellence! For info or entry forms contact Gallery Director at 715-365-4556 or

Saturday, May 10, 2008

May Meeting info from Sharon......

Please attend if you can .........

Thursday May 15th meeting at Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center, 1st floor conference room
5:00 - 6:00pm social hour
6:00 - 8:00pm meeting  ..... discussion will include the take down of Cattails and Flowers and the hanging of  The 4th Annual Hot Air Balloon Show on Tuesday June 3rd.  As always VOLUNTEERS are needed to accomplish this.

Also...... Entry deadline for The 4th Annual Hot Air Balloon Show is Thursday May 15th (postmarked by.)  Either mail your entry form or hand deliver it at the meeting.

Hope to see you soon!

Sharon L Dowis