Thursday, December 15, 2011


Our fellow member, Dan Mootz, 54, was welcomed into heaven Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. The Rev. Brian Stolarczyk will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Waid Funeral Home Chapel and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church.
Please sign the guest book.  In lieu of flowers This Guest Book  has been kept online by The Wisconsin Visual Artists' Guild.


Dans Obituary

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dan Mootz

It is with deep sadness that I share this news.
Our friend Dan Mootz passed away this morning, December 12th.
Please keep Dans family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

American

A great ?new? idea for Holiday shopping or any gift giving occasion !
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-- Birth of a New Tradition!

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This
year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some
health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down
the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift
certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this
isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese
lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about
fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to
burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that
China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about
US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our
communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.
Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion
groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other,
and isn't that what Christmas is about?


-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New workshops added in May embrace Madeline Island's historical craft tradition


 
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New workshops added
in May embrace
 Madeline Island's historical 
craft tradition. 

Ojibwe Woodland Flute,
and Beading

Registration information is available on our website.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Woodson

This Week at the Woodson
Monday, November 21 - Sunday, November 27

Two New Exhibitions - All About Boxes
On View Through January 22, 2012
Boxes and Their Makers: Contemporary Woodworkers
Craftspeople from around the world take the functionality of a wooden box in new directions. Their contemporary designs are sleek, surprisingly clever, and uniquely inventive. The wooden box, claiming a lineage that extends throughout ancient civilization, has evolved from basic usefulness into a vessel of creative expression. These fanciful and distinctive designs demand technical expertise and skilled craftsmanship.
Think Inside the Box
Central Wisconsin artisans - woodturners and woodworkers - combine skill and imagination to create containers that hold items of interest or surprise. Through these hand-crafted containers, artists explore the concept of what we deem meaningful and how we both celebrate and safeguard things held dear. Organized with assistance of Wisconsin Valley Woodturners, a chapter of American Association of Woodturners, this exhibition complements Boxes and Their Makers, which features contemporary woodworkers from around the world.

As the Wood Turns: Lathe Demonstrations
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Woodturners who created artwork for
Think Inside the Box display their skills and reveal techniques that
help them transform wood into beautiful art objects.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 25-27, 1-3 pm

Three Exhibitions from Woodson Art Museum Collection Now on View:
A Collective Journey features about 50 stunning works collected by the Museum throughout the last 10 years by well-known and influential artists such as John James Audubon, three generations of Wyeth artists (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth), Andy Warhol, and Roger Tory Peterson and George Sutton. (Located in the South Gallery)

Small by Design features small-scale sculptures, many of which were gifts from
Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Decorative Arts Gallery)

Drawn from the Collection features sketches and watercolors from
2011 Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Visitor Services Gallery)

View Repurposed Paper Sculpture
Sculptor-in-residence Steven Siegel has named his Woodson Art Museum sculpture
"Let's fan out." In mid-May Siegel directed the creation of a gently curing wall made of repurposed paper that will grace the sculpture garden for several years to come, weathering to resemble an exposed hillside comprising layers of ancient rock. This acclaimed artist is interested in how his biodegradable sculptures visually impact their surroundings and how they change over time. A corps of volunteers and Museum staff helped Siegel create the sculpture from more than 24,000 tons of donated paper.
Drop by during regular Museum hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm;
Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm) to see the finished product.



Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th Street
Wausau, WI 54403-5007
T 715-845-7010
F 715-845-7103
www.lywam.org

Amy Beck,
marketing & communications manager
abeck@lywam.org
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Always Free Admission!

Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
First Thursday each month 9 am - 7:30pm
Saturday - Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Closed Monday and holidays


Monday, November 14, 2011

2011 Winter Show Entry Form

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cancer Fundraiser pictures

Sharon Dowis Accepts her  Best Of Show Award
for "My Kids"






Sharon Feathers with her 1st Place Award for "Lost Hopes and Dreams"


Patrick Plunkett with Honorable Mention "Christ on the Cross"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CVA "Whimsical"

Whimsical
In the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery
November 11 - December 31, 2011

GALA: November 18, 2011, 5-7pm
Meet the artists at 6pm

Unusual, eccentric, creative. Whimsical brings you into the minds of seven artists toying with juxtapostion, iconic imagery, and play on words utilizing a wide variety of mediums. The exhibit radiates humor with pieces both intimate and grand wrought with eclectic styles and tastes.

FEATURING
Kristy Goggio, Kieth Kaziak, Simon Levin,
Robert Petersen, Janet Roberts, Michael Santini, Michael Waraksa
Join Our Mailing List!
Center for the Visual Arts
427 N 4th St.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
715-842-4545
www.cvawausau.org


-- Post From My iPhone

The Art of Giving



The Art of Giving Holiday Shop
Center for the Visual Arts
DATE: November 12 - December 31, 2011
TIME: Tuesday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed Mondays & Holidays

Find the perfect and thoughtful gift for the Holidays. The CVA Holiday Shop has a slew of gift ideas all individually made by a local or regional artist. In the Holiday Shop you can find nativity scenes, cards, original paintings and drawings, prints, scarves, mittens, hats, ornaments, picture frames, baby bibs and shoes, glass work, jewelery of all styles, cook ware and serve ware, and soaps and fragrances (just to name a few)!

Your friends and family are sure to love the unique and artist made gift and will also appreciate your shop local attitude! We sure do!

As our thanks to you for choosing to shop at the CVA Art of Giving Holiday Shop, you get to enjoy complementary cookies and hot cider while you shop and
10% off your purchase of $50 or more!

Returning Members

Some former members who requested to stay on the email list are interested in being a part of The Winter Show.

Those who re-up now can be part of it.

Dues are still $30 a year; dues paid now will be for 2012 membership.

We'd love to have you back; to see you and your ART again!

Sharon

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rib Mounain School Fall Bazaar

Hi Sharon
I'm wondering if you would send a mass email to our members regarding the Rib Mountain School Fall Bazaar.
I have a child who attends school here so the space fees go to the PTO. They have 10 spaces that need to be filled yet for the bazaar which
takes place on Nov. 19, 2011 from 8 am to 3:30 pm. It is a craft show; however, anyone who has anything to sell
is invited. The spaces are 10 x 10 or a bit larger and are $25 each. They charge $5 extra if you need a table and $5 extra for electricity.
They do sell hot dogs and/or Arby's roast beef sandwiches, chips, soda and cookies for lunch and also have homemade bake sale items for sale.

If you know of anyone interested, please contact Sheila McCarthy at home 715-359-8099 or work 715-261-1370.

Thank you for your consideration.
Pam Clark

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We got some good press in this article.
Check out the link below



Wausau Daily Herald Newspaper Article

Midwest Seasons Reminder

Midwest Seasons Reminder

Colorama Judging results


Best of Show - My Kids - Sharon Dowis

1st. Place -Lost Hopes and Dreams - Sharon Feathers

2nd. Place- Coloration: Nuthatches - Cindy Markowski

3rd Place - Floral Fusion - Bonita Kastrzak

Honorable Mentions:

Brush Creek Lutheran - Rick Eyre
Christ on the Cross - Pat Plunkett
Golden Falls - Karen Aulik-Now
LeToilette - Deann L. De La Ronde
Remembrance - Sharon Dowis
Sunrise Symphony - Betsy Popp

-- Post From Ricks iPhone

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Calendar Winners

Congratulations to the following members who are featured in the Marshfield Clinic 2012 Fine Art Calendar

January Brian Taylor "Water Icicles" - Photography

April Jean Huntoon "White Lilacs" - Watercolor

May Dawn Marie Olson "Wisconsin River View" - Mixed Media

June Sharon Feathers "Sweet Nectar" - Photography

July Bonnie Kostrzak "Line Dance" - Mixed Media

December Cindy Markowski "Birds of a Feather" - Acrylic


-- Post From Ricks iPhone

Donation Imventory


The following artists have returned their donation forms which are being used to create tags and an inventory list.

We certainly will have a nice variety to offer at the event on Friday. Hope to see you there!

Thanks to all.

Karen Aulik-Now
Sharon L. Dowis
Sharon Feathers
Pat Gaska
Carol Hettinga
Theda Neubauer-Hewuse
Jean Huntoon
Joyce King
Bonnie Kostrzak
Cindy Markowski
Mary T. Murphy
Laura J. Nelke
Patrick Plunkett
Betsy Popp
Sharon Rotz

-- Post From Ricks iPhone

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall CVA Classes

Adult-hs Second 6 Weeks-1

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Donation Info from Sharon

Information on what you plan on donating will be used to generate a printed list that attendees at the event can refer to.
It will also be used to generate tags for each donated item.

If you wish to donate, please email your info to me and mail your entry form in as soon as you can.
Items are to be delivered to the clinic (1st floor) at 4pm on Oct 21st.  This will allow us a couple hours for set up before the event starts at 6pm.

Here is a pdf file of the postcard that is being distributed to businesses in the area.  Please share with friends and family.
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Thanks ...... Sharon

Northwoods Seasons Application

North Woods Seasons Application

CVA Kids Classes

Kids New Fall Classes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Brenda Gingles Retirement


Brenda Gingles is retiring
from the Riverfront Arts Center!

Please join us to honor Brenda’s many contributions
to the RAC and the community.

Cake, Champagne, & Camaraderie
Riverfront Arts Center
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Instead of gifts, please either bring or mail a donation
in Brenda’s name, enabling fulfillment of
one of her “dream projects” for the Riverfront Art Center.

We welcome you to bring a favorite photo/story/wish/artwork
on an 8.5 X 11 page to include in
a special memory book being created for Brenda.

Thank you.
Friends of Brenda at the RAC

Questions: Nancy Thorson, thor76@charter.net, 715-341-2576 or Ann Singsaas, asingsaas@hotmail.com, 715-342-5779

See you there!

Nancy Thorson

Thursday, September 29, 2011

FundRaiser Info


On Oct 21st we will be holding our first Art Fundraiser.

Where ..... Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center

When ...... 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Awards Ceremony for COLORAMA Exhibit at 7:30 pm

Who can donate .......  Any current member, even if NOT in the COLORAMA Exhibit.  

What to donate .......... We are in need of smaller items like note cards, matted prints, small works etc.

How it works .... WVAG's 25% of COLORAMA exhibit works sold will be donated to Marshfield Clinic's "Breast Cancer Research & Care Fund."
                       
                        ..... Exhibit pieces sold will be red-dotted and remain until the end; Dec 6th.

                        ..... Artists who donate to the event, or are part of COLORAMA, can choose to donate any portion of their 75%.  
                     
                        ..... Art brought in for and sold at the event on Oct 21st will be taken by the purchasers at the end of the night.
                       
                        ..... Unsold art brought in for the event will be removed at the end of the night by the donating artist or another member as arranged by the donating artist.

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Volunteer List:  (more needed)


Food & Beverages from Bread Basket at St Clair's ............. Pat Gaska

Hanging Apparatus, Panels, Print Racks .......................Betsy Popp, Dan Mootz, Jean Huntoon, Sharon Dowis

Hanging Artwork.......................Karen Aulik-Now, Betsy Popp, Dan Mootz, (need 1 or 2 more)

Photograph event ................ Dan Mootz, Rick Eyre

Security/Arrangements with Clinic ................. Sharon Dowis

Tags, Brochures, Flyers/Distribution ...................................Sharon Dowis, ChandraLyn

Press Release/Media .............................. Sharon Dowis

Floaters Directing between 1st & 2nd floors ................Karen Aulik-Now, Joyce King  (need 1 or 2 more)

Greeters/Hostesses on 1st floor ...................Theda Hewuse, Sharon Rotz  (need 1 or 2 more)

Sales Table ........................................................ Bonnie Kostrzak,  (need 2 more)

CLICK HERE to get the Entry form

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fundraiser Entry Form



Or, you can use the form below but it seems to have taken a different form somehow.....

Fundraiser Entry Form



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fund Raiser


On Oct 21st we will be holding an Art Fundraiser.

Where ..... Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center

When ...... 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Who can donate .......  Any current member, even if NOT in the COLORAMA Exhibit.

How it works .... WVAG's 25% of COLORAMA exhibit works sold will be donated to "Cancer Care."
                       
                        ..... Exhibit pieces will be red-dotted and remain until the end; Dec 6th.

                        ..... Artists who donate to the event, or are part of COLORAMA, can choose to donate any portion of their 75%.  
                     
                        ..... Art sold at the event on Oct 21st will be taken by the purchasers at the end of the night.
                       
                        ..... Unsold art brought in for the event in Oct will be removed at the end of the night by the donating artist or another member as arranged by the donating artist.

 Entry forms and sign-up sheets will be at our Sept 22nd meeting.  These will be mailed to members who are not at the meeting.


Step into the legendary land of kings and pyramids where the quetzalcoatl bird's beauty was rivaled only by the surrounding vistas.  
  • Experience the extensive art collection of fragments inspired by ancient Mayan temples. 
  • Authentic pottery shards from the Templo Mayor of Cempoala, Veracruz archeological sites.  
  • Hispanic Story Quilts that speak to you without words,  yet tug at us by their common message of struggle, strength and perseverance.  
In celebration of Hispanic Awareness month we feature Meso-American "Master Recreations - Fragments of Time" Art Exhibition from September 30 - November 18, 2011 

Meet multi-media artist Lilas Smith, Fibras de Amor - fiber artist Beatriz Jimenez, and watercolor artist Betty Brush.




Friday, September 9, 2011

Birds in Art Starts

Birds in Art starts on September the 10th 9AM to Noon.
It ends November 13th
Photographers need not apply.  We're not real artists.

TRIGS CELLAR 70 ART SERIES

If you're interested in displaying your artwork at TRIGS, 110 South 17th Ave in Wausau, please contact Betsy Popp at 715-276-9963 or e-mail BPopp@wildblue.net

ACE HARDWARE

Ace Hardware in Weston has re-started it's Artist of the Month program.
Call the Frame Shop at 715-355-1500 to inquire

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Road Trip anyone?


Tour to Eastern Wisconsin art museums, galleries, etc.... Sat Sept 17.
 
The WVAA and the CVA have joined to bring area residents together for a fun-filled, all-day, bus trip to 5 stellar art destinations with scheduled stops in Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Kohler.
 
We'll visit the ARTgarage, Lawton Gallery, Rarh-West Art Museum, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden. Travel in comfort and enjoy an art class, guided tours, catered lunch, and excellent art.
Bus leaves at 7:45 am, returns at 8:30 pm
 
There are a limited number of seats available for WVAA members at the WVAA member price of $30, and just a few of these are still available.
 
You aren't a WVAA Member?
 
Well here is your chance to get a one- time introductory WVAA membership for $15 for the remainder of 2011 AND be able to go on the bus trip for the member price of $30. (Total $45 for the membership and trip).
 
 
The CVA has seats for their members at $80 per person. CVA non-member price is $98 per person.
One of the many benefits of being a WVAA member....
 
Seats are available on a first come/first served basis, so call Audrey Wilde at 715-675-1094 or email atacwilde2@charter.net today and let her know to reserve a spot for you (and a friend?).
 
Payment  must be received no later then Sept 15 to guarantee your spot.  Checks should by written to WVAA and sent to: WVAA  PO Box 1791 Wausau, WI 54402-1791 or given directly to Audrey.
 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Artist Karen Lenhart captures 'spirit' in watercolor and much more


Karen Lenhart walked down the inclined drive from her house, Cisco Lake glistening from beyond the sprawling deck and timbered shoreline. Smiling as she moved with grace and purpose, accompanied by her yellow lab, Bently, one could see immediately that this is a woman with a great sense of herself, a confidence which comes from hard work and accomplishment. “I just am who I am,” she said.  More...

Arts Wisconsin

Arts Wisconsin: Invites applicants for the fifth Rural Arts Management Institute, a training program and learning community for rural arts managers in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest
WisBusiness.com
October 14, 2011 - April 2012
Amery, WI ---- “Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin's statewide arts service, advocacy, and development organization, invites applicants for the fifth RURAL ARTS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, to be held at the nationally-acclaimed Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery, Wisconsin, October 2011 through April 2012. RAM is an essential training and educational program that brings together that community and benefitting artists, performers, organizational representatives and creative entrepreneurs in rural communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest. RAM helps rural creative entrepreneurs increase their personal and organizational effectiveness and sustainability, understand the obstacles and opportunities involved in this compelling community-based work, and develop strong leadership skills essential to succeed now and in the future. Whether participants are starting a business or organization, or want to strengthen the work they've been doing, RAM gives the useful, inspiring skills and ideas needed. RAM graduates have consistently said the program is well worth the time, money and energy invested.”


-- Post From My iPhone

Fraud Alert

My art business website www.lauranelke.com received an offer to buy art from "Diana J Solomon" of Seattle, Washington. The originating email address was dial.omon@gmail.com.

The offer is a scam and constitutes an attempt to defraud you. Please circulate this warning to our membership.
If you have any further questions concerning the details of this offer please feel free to contact me.

Laura Nelke
nelkewatercolors@gmail.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

WARNING - Newest Art Scam from Michelle Campbell

Here is the latest art scam email to be flooding inboxes of artists across the nation:

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name: Michelle Campbell
comment: Good day to you.

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................

[titles of two paintings lifted from your site here]

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hung in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.

Take care,
Michelle Campbell

Submit: Submit
How come these scammers are always moving to South Africa? Anyway, it never hurts to reply, and name an absurd price. The scammer will then immediately overnight a check well in excess of that amount. The check is a fake, but it is always cool to add to your souvenir collection. Plus, it costs the scammers money to do this, and if we can band together and cost them more money than they can scam, we might help eradicate this blight.
Posted by Carl B. Johnson at 6:25 AM 7 comments Links to this post



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This Week at the Woodson


Woodson Art MuseumPress Release

This Week at the Woodson
 Tuesday, September 6 - Sunday, September 11, 2011

Birds in Art Exhibition Opens Saturday!
Opening Day Traditions Continue - Saturday, September 10, 9 am - Noon
Dozens of artists again come to roost at the Woodson Art Museum to
celebrate the opening of Birds in Art. Renew acquaintances, make new friends,
and get your 2011 catalogues and posters signed. Don't miss this opportunity
for great conversation and camaraderie!
Artists in Action 9:15 - 10:45 am
Have you wondered how sculptors convey the suppleness of down or how painters suggest the translucency of water? How do artists do it? Find out as
you watch Birds in Art artists at work in various mediums.
2011 Master Artist James Coe
Finding Art in Nature 11 am - Noon
Jim Coe worked for years as a field guide illustrator before venturing out of the studio to paint en plein air. Learn how he weaves his skill as a trained naturalist into deftly painted landscapes.

Birds in Art
September 10 - November 13, 2011
Birds, with timeless appeal, continue to fascinate and inspire us. Their exquisitely detailed and colorful plumage, the majesty of their flight, and their often fragile co-existence with their surroundings have spurred legions of bird enthusiasts. When some of the most talented artists from throughout the world turn their attention to birds, the resulting depictions are breathtaking. Artists, stretching their abilities each year as they strive
to be among those selected for this internationally renowned exhibition, ensure that
Birds in Art always soars to new heights. The thirty-sixth edition of the Woodson Art Museum's flagship exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated, 134-page catalogue.
Painter James Coe is the 2011 Master Artist.

James Coe Plein Air Workshop - September 11-14
    All artists are invited to register for a three-day Wausau-area workshop offered by the Woodson Art Museum, September 11-14, 2011, and led by 2011 Master Artist
James Coe. An exciting crescendo to the 36th annual Birds in Art opening weekend festivities, ten participants and Coe paint outdoors at a different location each day: George W. Mead Wildlife Area, Nine Mile Recreation Area, and Sylvan Hill.
For details, call 715-845-7010 or visitwww.lywam.org/media/JamesCoeWorkshopFlyer.pdf



Three New Exhibitions from Woodson Art Museum Collection Now on View:
A Collective Journey features about 50 stunning works collected by the Museum throughout the last 10 years by well-known and influential artists such as John James Audubon, three generations of Wyeth artists (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth), Andy Warhol, and Roger Tory Peterson and George Sutton. (Located in the South Gallery)

Small by Design features small-scale sculptures, many of which were gifts from
Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Decorative Arts Gallery)

Drawn from the Collection features sketches and watercolors from
2011 Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Visitor Services Gallery)

View Repurposed Paper Sculpture
Sculptor-in-residence Steven Siegel has named his Woodson Art Museum sculpture
"Let's fan out." In mid-May Siegel directed the creation of a gently curing wall made of repurposed paper that will grace the sculpture garden for several years to come, weathering to resemble an exposed hillside comprising layers of ancient rock. This acclaimed artist is interested in how his biodegradable sculptures visually impact their surroundings and how they change over time. A corps of volunteers and Museum staff helped Siegel create the sculpture from more than 24,000 tons of donated paper.
Drop by during regular Museum hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm;
Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm) to see the finished product.
mLeigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th Street
Wausau, WI  54403-5007
T 715-845-7010
F 715-845-7103
Amy Beck,
marketing & communications manager

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Always Free Admission!
Tuesday - Friday                 9 am - 4 pm
First Thursday each month  9 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday               Noon - 5 pm
Closed Monday and holidays



  

Today's the day!!

Today (Tuesday the 6th) we drop off art for
Be there or be square at 4:00PM.
Thanks

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Woodson activities and exhibit


----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Beck, Marketing & Communications Manager
To: cheaphillwvaa@msn.com
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 1:25 PM
Subject: This Week at the Woodson 8/29 to 9/4/11

Woodson Art Museum Press Release

This Week at the Woodson
Monday, August 29 - Sunday, September 4, 2011

Three New Exhibitions from Woodson Art Museum Collection Now on View:
A Collective Journey features about 50 stunning works collected by the Museum throughout the last 10 years by well-known and influential artists such as John James Audubon, three generations of Wyeth artists (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth), Andy Warhol, and Roger Tory Peterson and George Sutton. (Located in the South Gallery)

Small by Design features small-scale sculptures, many of which were gifts from Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Decorative Arts Gallery)

Drawn from the Collection features sketches and watercolors from
2011 Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Visitor Services Gallery)

View Repurposed Paper Sculpture
Sculptor-in-residence Steven Siegel has named his Woodson Art Museum sculpture
"Let's fan out." In mid-May Siegel directed the creation of a gently curing wall made of repurposed paper that will grace the sculpture garden for several years to come, weathering to resemble an exposed hillside comprising layers of ancient rock. This acclaimed artist is interested in how his biodegradable sculptures visually impact their surroundings and how they change over time. A corps of volunteers and Museum staff helped Siegel create the sculpture from more than 24,000 tons of donated paper.
Drop by during regular Museum hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm;
Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm) to see the finished product.

Register Now for Fall Plein Air Workshop
All artists are invited to register for a three-day Wausau-area workshop offered by the Woodson Art Museum, September 11-14, 2011, and led by 2011 Master Artist James Coe. An exciting crescendo to the 36th annual Birds in Art opening weekend festivities, ten participants and Coe paint outdoors at a different location each day: George W. Mead Wildlife Area, Nine Mile Recreation Area, and Sylvan Hill.
For details, call 715-845-7010 or visit
www.lywam.org/media/JamesCoeWorkshopFlyer.pdf


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Digital Visuals Exhibit - Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2011

The digital art of Sharon L. Dowis will be on exhibit at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, Beaver Dam WI as a part of the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association special fall exhibit Digital Visuals. The purpose of the Digital Visuals art exhibit is to highlight the works of digital artists. Art from more than 20 digital artists will fill the art center's eight exhibit galleries.

The Digital Visuals art exhibit opens August 28 and runs through October 23, 2011. Opening ceremonies are Sunday, August 28 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Art in the exhibit is available for purchase. For additional information about the exhibit, contact the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association at the Seippel Homestead & Center for the Arts, 1605 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam WI 53916 / telephone: 920-885-3635 / email: bdarts@seippelcenter.com / website: www.bdaaa.org