Thursday, October 28, 2010

A sad day for the WVAG

The following text is a letter from ChandraLyn, as she has decided to resign from our Guild.

Hello, Fellow Artists!

This letter is to regretfully inform you that I will no longer be the Recording Secretary for the Guild. After thinking about our last guild meeting and all there is to do for the Long Shadows/Charity Art Show, and not having enough volunteers, I realized that I am overwhelmed with all I have going on in my life.
As far as the Charity Show goes, I feel there is really not enough time to do this right for Christmas time. I think it will be as successful or even more successful in the spring, for example.
I have enjoyed all of the years I have been involved with the guild and will miss all of you, but I hope to hear about all of you and your successes in the future.
Please consider holding the Recording Secretary position. It’s real easy! Best wishes to all of you and call or email me sometime.


Chandra Witter

Chandra, I sincerely thank you for all the time and effort that you have unselfishly given over the years. Good luck with school and your job. You deserve only the best. .......... Sincerely .... Sharon Dowis

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stevens Point show

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Green Circle Art Exhibition

Paintings by Carol Molepske, Kristie Cecil, Jane Barnard; wood carvings by area artists.

Starts: September 24, 2010
Ends: October 31, 2010
Event Times: Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ticket Information: Free admission

Location of this event

Riverfront Arts Center
1200 Crosby Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Phone: 715-343-6251
Accessibility: Yes
Web site:
Description:Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Riverfront Arts Center is a project of the Stevens Point Arts Council. The facility is owned by the City of Stevens Point and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Riverfront Arts Center presents exhibitions by local and regional artists and is located on the Wisconsin River in downtown Stevens Point.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21st Meeting

Lots of news about the upcoming Long Shadows show. 6 Pieces, pretty open category, one of them should be something that can be donated by the artist and purchased, with the purchase price going to the charity of the buyers choice.
Great idea!

Exhibit Op

Call for Wisconsin Visual Artists – 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional
Wisconsin Arts Board
Deadline November 19
Since August 1992, the WI Department of Administration (DOA), in cooperation with the Wisconsin Arts Board, has been providing an opportunity for Wisconsin artists to showcase their work in the DOA/WI Arts Board Lobby Exhibit Space. Located at 101 E. Wilson Street in Madison, 110’ linear feet of wall space and 100 sq. ft. of cabinet space has been specifically designed to showcase Wisconsin artists’ work to individuals doing business with Wisconsin Arts Board and other State agencies. Over 700 people pass through this space each day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Exhibit coming to Wausau

The Exhibit Opens!
Blog: In A New Light
The exhibit will travel to UW-Marathon County in Wausau in November then, Madison, Cable, and end at Spooner's Black Iris Gallery
“Six months. Hundreds of hours on the river. Tens of thousands of shutter clicks. Twenty six young transformed into master nature photographers. It all culminates today in the opening of the "In a New Light" photo exhibit at the National Park Service visitor center in St. Croix Falls. Please come and witness the story. The exhibit will be in St. Croix Falls until October 25, when it will then proceed on its journey to Wausau, Madison, Cable, and Spooner.”

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There will be a meeting at the clinic on Thursday the 21st.

TOPIC .... "Expanding Our Horizons"

I'm sure we will have info on many art opportunities to share.

Social hour 5 - 6 pm
Meeting @ 6 pm.

Please don't forget ..... the doors are locked at 6pm; so arrive early.

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Are You Wanted?

Do you know alot of people named Tony? How about Maria? How about restraining orders? Anything? Are you in the witness protection program because of that thing with those people?
Please let me know and I will make sure your stuff doesn't get out there.
Seriously, if you don't want your artwork or name or whatever published on the web let me know and we will never speak of this again.

You knew it was just a matter of time

WVAG has a FaceBook Page!!
Check it out! Log in! Post something! Add it as a "Favorite"
Friend us!!

Anyone not Listed?

If you're new or otherwise not listed on our Web Page, please let me know. It's good exposure and a good way to link to yourself or your various web sites/ Facebook page/blog/whatever else you want to be linked to!

Send me an e-mail and I will make it so!

Web Site Updated!

Best in Show
Passing Through
Betsy Popp

The WVAG Web Site has been updated, showing all of the winners and entries for our current show! It looks great too.
Congratulations to all!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

September meeting minutes

September 16, 2010 Conference Room
​ Marshfield Clinic, Weston
Attendance: Jean Huntoon, Sandy Krumpas, Pat Plunket, Bonnie Kostrzak, Sharon Dowis, Christine Kysely, Chandra Witter, Dennis Zopp.
Thank you for participating in our monthly meetings!!
We had a lively discussion about some artwork that Bonnie and Dennis brought in for critiquing! We even had a sale during the meeting!!
Sandy Krumpos: trying new mediums, working on a drawing for “Long Shadows”. Needs to “do it in her mind” before she works on it. (Whoa! Too much information, Sandy!)
Pat Gaska: Now has incentive to finish a 55” quilt started in February.
Jean Huntoon: No painting but is making applesauce and raking leaves.
ChandraLyn: Nothing exciting, new job.
Sharon Dowis: Is in Exhibtour at St. Claires, 6-8 Saturday.
Christine Kysely: School, Social Networking, up to 3200 “friends” on facebook, had a jewelry sale.
Bonnie Kostrzak: participated in Arts Night, doesn’t feel people have enough money for artwork. Making prints on canvass.
Pat Plunket: a few new pieces started for “Long Shadows”.
Dennis Zopp: landed the job at NWTC for clay. Playing with mental aspects of art, making photograms, crucifixion studies
Just Say Cheese Award Winners!
Best of Show: Betsy Popp, “Passing Through”
!st Runner Up: Brian Taylor, “Round Barn”
Honorable Mention: ChandraLyn, “Brown Eyed Susan”
Honorable Mention: Pat Gaska, “The Herder”
Award of Excellence: Betsy Popp, “Trail View”
Award of Excellence: Jean Huntoon, “Northwoods Barn”
Embodiment of Spirit: Betsy Popp, “Ancient Birches”
Congratulations to all!!
Hidden Studios tour: October 1st – 3rd on the Ice Age Trail
We had more discussion regarding the “long Shadows” Winter Show. We have decided to make this a giving show. With advertisement, press (Newspaper and TV, maybe).
Tentative Rules:
• Only 6 pieces maximum
• One of the six pieces needs to be for charity
• Buyer will write the check for the full amount to the charity of their choice. We will send the checks, but this money will not go through our account.
• No Entry Fees
• No Theme, No Judge?
Call us with any questions or input. We really want to know what you think!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now, completely out of context! (Some funny things overheard at the meeting).
​“He’s a one-eyed frog!”
​“No, Betsy, I have no backbone!”
​“I’m doing some personal stuff in my mind”

​“Betsy, you’d be proud!”
Respectfully submitted by Chandra Witter. 297-0858

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Cheese Winners Announced!

Congratulations to these winning artists and all of our members who entered "Just Say Cheese."

Best of Show
Betsy Popp "Passing Through" Wood Sculpture

Runner-up Best of Show
Brian Taylor "Round Barn" Photography

Embodiment of Spirit
Betsy Popp "Ancient Birches" Pastel

Award of Excellence
Jean Huntoon "Northwoods Barn" Watercolor
Betsy Popp "Trail View" Oil

Honorable Mention
ChandraLyn "My Brown Eyed Susan" Digital Photography
Pat Gaska "The Hunter" Fiber

Our Judge, Diane Canfield Bywaters, felt it was a beautiful and varied exhibit.
For the seven awards, she chose works in six different mediums.

I will place the award tags later today.

-- Sharon

Meeting Minutes


August 20th, 2010 Conference Room

Marshfield Clinic, Weston

Attendance: Christine Kysely, Pat Plunket, Sharon Dowis, Chandra Witter, Pat Gaska, Karen Aulik-Now, Jean Huntoon, Laura Nelke, Elizabeth Myshka, Sharon Rotz, Betsy Popp, Dennis Zopp,, Bonnie Kostrzak, H. Barbara,

Welcome Everyone!!!!!!

We know how busy and stressful life is, so thank all of you that come to our meetings. If you’ve been too busy to attend, remember that sharing our ideas about art and our experiences with art, help us as individual artists and as a guild!

I worked late so I did not get to the meeting in time to hear about what everyone is doing, but…

Remember! Just Say Cheese is right around the corner. Entries are down and we need to keep a constant stream of artwork up so we don’t loose our showing space due to lack of participation.

Just Say Cheese will be hung on Friday evening,

September 10th!!!! We need your help!!

This month we discussed Artist’s Resumes. Betsy Popp brought several handouts and went over these and told us about her experiences. Betsy is always a lively speaker and is very knowledgeable. The handouts will be very useful for starting a new resume or updating our current resumes. Thanks, Betsy!

Betsy brought us a terrific idea about our next show, Long Shadows. She offered that as artists we often create a body of work but that that body of work often sits in our closet or studio doing nothing and making no one happy. Betsy’s idea is that for the winter show, maybe we show our pieces with the idea that whom ever buys the piece can designate the charity that the money should go to. Pieces for the show will be donated by the artist and we can make this a news event. Many agreed that this was a great idea. We just need to hammer out some details and find out how much interest there is. Call us and let us know! “ Season For Giving” The Winter Show

Coming to the monthly meetings will insure that you receive all of the handouts and information you need for the guild. It’s also a great time!!!!!

And now, completely out of context! ( Some funny things overheard at the meeting)

I’m happy now again! (Whew! What a relief!)

I need a bigger bladder (I know I do!)

Respectfully submitted by ChandraLyn