Saturday, June 28, 2008

Winners of the 4th Annual Hot Air Balloon Show!!

Best of Show .......... Sharon L. Dowis ..... "The Burner"

Runner-up Best of Show ...... Mary Murphy .... "Aerial View"

Embodiment of Spirit ...... Bonnie Kostrzak
 ..... "Cloud Light"

Awards of Excellence

Karen Aulik-Now ... "Balloons Over The Wisconsin Landscape"
ChandraLyn ... "Up, Up and Away"
Heidi Garski ... "Just Ducky"
Isabel Goetz ... "Night Glow"

Honorable Mentions

Karen Aulik-Now ... "Balloon Abstract"
ChandraLyn ... "Soaring"
Bonnie Kostrzak
 ... "Evening Sky"
Mary Murphy ... "Carry Me Along"

Trigs Pick-up

Just a reminder that if you have art hanging at Trigs, pick-up is Sunday June 29th from 4-6pm

Thanks Sharon

LIGHTER THAN AIR opening reception

The opening reception at The CVA for "Lighter Than Air" is Friday July 11th, 5-7pm.  Since this is the Balloon Glow & Launch on the 400 block, it might be well attended.  We would like to have some snacks/food/refreshments; if you would like to contribute please let me know what you can bring.

Thanks ....... Sharon L. Dowis

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Northern National Art Competition

I was 0 for 2 at acceptance in the Northern National Art Competition in Rhinelander.

Anyone get in?

Let us Know!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Drop off Balloon Work!!

Drop off of your BALLOON work to the CVA is Saturday June 21st - noon - 2pm  or  Tuesday June 24th 10am - 5pm.
Don't forget!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No Meeting in June!

There will be NO monthly meeting for The Wisconsin Visual Artists' Guild on the usual third Thursday of the month; June 19.

Hope to see everyone in July at the "Lighter Than Air" opening at the CVA, July 11!

Drop off of your BALLOON work to the CVA is Saturday June 21st - noon - 2pm  or  Tuesday June 24th 10am - 5pm.

Sharon L. Dowis

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Printing Services Available!!

I would like to offer my printing services available to the membership.

I can print any digital images up to 24 inches wide and 100 feet long on my Epson 7800 printer.  I use Epson Premium Glossy and Hahnemuhle Photo Rag papers.  I also have some 17 X 22 Hahnemuhle "Pearl" paper here I have been using.  So far it's been beautiful.
I use an ImagePrint RIP so the colors are always a perfect match for what the file is.  Please use Adobe RGB  1998 (Pretty Standard) color space if you have that option. 
I can do Glossy paper for 10 cents per square inch and Hahnemuhle paper for 15 cents per square inch.  Files could be emailed or sent via ftp.
I don't have a scanner big enough to do scans of artwork though.  Sorry.
Let me know if you are interested!

Rick Eyre

Here is what Epson says about thier printer......
 Epson UltraChrome K3™ Ink technology represents a defining moment in the history of ink jet printing. Based on our newest generation of pigment ink, Epson UltraChrome K3 incorporates eight new color pigments, including a new three-level black technology, dramatically raising the bar for professional color

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Woodson Art Museum Drawing Workshop available!

Hello Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild Members-
I wanted to notify you of a drawing workshop to be presented by the Woodson Art Museum on Saturday, June 28 – first of all it is FREE! Secondly, it will be lead by visiting artist, Terry Miller. For more information, or to sign up call 715-845-7010.

Erin Narloch
Curator of Education

All Creatures Great and Small Opening

Good turnout for the opening tonight with lots of Guild members and lots of art afficiandos showing up to see the exhibit.
Winners were Betsy Popp Best in show for the beautiful wooden birds. Heidi Garski won 2nd, Sharon Dowis and Deann DeLaRonde and Sally Johnson won Awards of Excellence. Paul Murphy won the Judges Choice award.  
Very nice exhibit overall and the  Executive Director Julie Wolcott seemed really happy to have us all there too.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Reaching New Heights show starts today! June 3rd

Let's Flood the Loft with More Than Air

Summer is here and shortly we have the unique opportunity of displaying our work in The Loft at The Center for Visual Arts.  What makes this so very special is that the opening reception will be the night of the Balloon Glow on the square.  The place will be jam packed with people from all over the country in town just for the Balloon Rally weekend.  THe CVA always has a classy reception with great amuse bouches and vino!  We will have the most amazing vantage point as everyone gets ready to enjoy a night of fun!  If you've been a member for a few years you have a chance to show previous balloon work that has already been displayed at Reaching New Heights Gallery.  The place is sure to be flooded!  Let's return the favor and blow them away with our varied and unique creativity!  Christine has EXTENDED THE ENTRY DEADLINE for this show to Wednesday, June 11, so get your entries in!

Heidi Garski

Thanks Heidi!!

Get your stuff to All Creatures show in Rapids!!

Don't forget to have artwork delivered to the WI Rapids Cultural Center (Directions below) .  
The first Yellow sheet in the Exhibits entry below that has all the times and dates available.