Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Handout for Marks Photo optimizing presentation

The line below is the link to the document that Mark created as a handout for his presentation at the June 30th meeting.
I wish I could make it clickable but I'm afraid doing this from my iPhone that is not possible.
Just copy and paste it into your web browsers web address window. Then print. Easy breezy!

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WVAG 2011 Members' Exhibit at The CVA Loft

WVAG 2011 Members' Exhibit at The CVA Loft

Opening reception 

Friday June 24th, 5 - 7 pm.   (Wausau's Exhibitour is 6 - 8

Invite your friends and tell them to show up and vote.  We will have a ballet box to collect the votes for a "People's Choice Award."

The winner will be announced at the WVAG meeting on June 30th and an award will be hung in the CVA Loft.

The food at the opening will be the same that is served downstairs in the main gallery.  If you'd like to contribute bars or cookies, please do.

Looking forward to another GREAT ART EVENING!

Summer Retreat Winners

The Summer Retreat exhibit was judged on Wednesday, June 15th.  The judge was Andy Kazukewicz.   He is a retired Art teacher from Antigo.

Andy chose 12 out of the 80+ works to receive awards.  He felt that several pieces were worthy of an Honorable Mention, or Judge's Recognition; more than two or three HMs that are usually awarded.

BEST OF SHOW  -  $200

Deann De La Ronde   "Calla Lily Study #1" Pastel

Runner-Up Best of Show  -  $125

Andrea Fenner "Horse Power" Pastel

Awards of Excellence  -  $75 each

Jean Huntoon "Minnie's Morning Reading" Watercolor
David Kapszukiewicz "Northwind" Oil
Bonnie Kostrzak "Unveiled Revelation" Mixed on Canvas

The following works received Judge's Recognition  -  non monetary award

Sharon L. Dowis "If Warhol Had Peeps" Digital Media
"Primate II" Mixed media
Pat Gaska "Falling" Fiber
Cindy Markowski "Life in the Grasses" Acrylic
Mark Mittlestead "One Earth - Two Worlds" Acrylic
Mary Murphy "Rest Awhile in My Garden" Silk Fusion
Betsy Popp "Little Birch" Pastel

Congratulations on another beautiful exhibit!   A lot of wonderful pieces in this one!  Three works have already sold!

At the Woodson

Woodson Art MuseumPress Release
This Week at the Woodson
 Monday, June 20 - Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two Marvelous Metal Exhibitions Open Saturday

Iron: 2010
New Work by American Blacksmiths
With an eye toward the future of a vital art form, Iron: 2010 offers a survey of the finest contemporary blacksmithing in the United States. Utilizing both traditional and innovative approaches, the selected artists demonstrate the tremendous breadth of ideas and depth of talent in American blacksmithing today. Artworks encompass the variety of forms that contemporary blacksmithing can take, including abstract and representational sculpture, vessels, architectural ironwork, fire screens, furniture, and other functional items. The exhibition offers both the casual viewer and the experienced metal smith a comprehensive picture of the state of American blacksmithing today.
Ax Lore:
 Historic Tools from the John and Brenda Henson Collection
Celebrating centuries of blacksmithing skill, this selection of tenth- to eighteenth-century European and American tools complements the contemporary work in Iron: 2010. Before the industrial revolution, hand-forged iron tools were designed and made by blacksmiths who dotted the countryside in villages, burgs, and cities the world over. Blacksmiths were respected for their skill in manipulating iron, and later steel, into valuable tools that helped shape our existence. Tools on view from the Henson collection range from a 1,000-year-old Nordic battle ax to an eighteenth-century ship builder's ax as well as anvils used by blacksmiths to make axes and armor in bygone times. Decorative designs, marks, religious and secular symbols of the day, and dates stamped into the metal both adorn and provide historic context to the work on view.

Register Now for July Adult Raku Class
Adult Raku Class - Learn the secrets of Raku firing with professional ceramist Dean Hoegger. Experience how to use fire and smoke to achieve dramatic glazing effects. All skill levels welcome. One Class Spanning two Saturdays, July 9 & July 16, 9 am-5 pm ($140 museum members/ $165 Non-members)
Call 715.845.7010 to register

Space and time remains to register for youth summer art camps, as well.
Art from All Angles (ages 8-9) - Wednesday, July 6, 9 am-4:30 pm ($45 Museum members/ $50 Non-members)
Art from All Angles (ages 10-11) - Tuesday & Thursday, July 5 & 7, 9 am-4:30 pm ($80 Museum members/ $90 Non-members)
Earth & Fire: Ceramics (grades 6-8) Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 8:30 am-Noon ($110 Museum members/ $130 Non-members)
Earth & Fire: Ceramics (grades 9-12) Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 1-5 pm ($110 Museum members/ $130 Non-members)
Call 715.845.7010 to register

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  

Repurposed Paper Project Named
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
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

For Directions 

From the WVAA

Just passing on the message from the CVA for summer activities and opportunities... sounds like a fun and creative time!
If you have questions or want to volunteer contact Valerie at or call her at 715-842-4545

Artists Free Play

                                                   "ARTIST'S FREE PLAY"

Walls of Wittenberg presents its 4th annual juried art show--"ARTIST'S FREE PLAY." The show opens June 11 and 12, 10-4, at the WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, downtown Wittenberg.  "ARTIST'S FREE PLAY' showcases more than 80 pieces of art by 44 artists from across the state--Wausau to Wauwatosa, Menominee Falls to Mosinee, Antigo to Almond and many spots in between.  Many media have been used--oil, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, scratch board, photography, fabricated metal, textiles, ceramics, and more.

The show continues on Saturdays and Sundays, 11-3, through July 3.

If you have questions, visit our call 715-253-3525.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Arts Tax exempt status revoked

Congress asked the IRS to keep better track of the nation’s 1.5 million nonprofit organizations. Yesterday, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of 275,000 of them for not filing legally required documents for three consecutive years (2007-2009). Our early estimates are that well over 20,000 are nonprofit ARTS organizations.”

-- Post From Ricks iPhone

Drive by Art in Cable Wisconsin

CABLE – “A new challenge was presented to area artists by the Cable/Hayward Area Arts Council, to create a piece of art 12 by 24 inches that couldbe seen by a person driving by at 20 miles per hour, looking up. Twenty artists answered the challenge with a total of 30 pieces of art for Gallery on Main Street. Gallery on Main Street is a juried show, hung on banners along County Highway M and KavanaughStreet in Cable. The original artwork was judged by Don Ruedy, who chose 15 pieces to be photographed and printed on banners. The banners were then attached to light posts in Cable to create an outdoor art gallery along the streets of the town. Part of the instructions to the artists was to make the piece in bold and brilliant color.”

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Monthly Meeting change

From Chandra......
I asked the clinic to find us a room that we could hook up our laptop and give an overhead demo. This is what they gave us. Hope this works!

We changed the meeting to the fifth thursday of this month because exhibitour is the next night (and our opening reception at the CVA). Some thought there would be too much to do on the fourth Thursday.

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WVAG at the CVA

Looks like this will be another fine WVAG exhibit! There are about 45 pieces.

It hangs tomorrow, Thursday, starting at 10 am when the CVA opens.

If you have already dropped off your work and can come to help tomorrow, that would be great.

If you are dropping your work off tomorrow and can stay to help, that would be great also.

Looking forward to a fine opening reception on the 24th! Hope to see everyone there!


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Call for artists...Great Lakes Art Fair

Call for Artists
Great Lakes Art Fair
Deadline: July 29
“The Great Lakes Art Fair is the fastest growing indoor Art event in the Midwest. From its inception in Spring 2009 to the most recent event, attendance has more than doubled. Juried artist applications jumped more than 40 percent from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010. This Bi-Annual Fair offer fine artists in the region a reliable, regularly scheduled, “weather-free” marketplace to showcase their freshest and most beautiful work, and word is spreading rapidly that this is a destination event for artists and patron alike.”

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

James Coe Workshop

James Coe Workshop Flyer

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Milwaukee Arts

Does Chris Abele believe in the creative economy or not?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“My colleague Steve Schultz has reported that Chris Abele, Milwaukee County's new county executive, has concerns about a $700,000 commission for public art. The concepts were unveiled earlier the same day. I'm busily working on a review of the big show of Chinese art at the Milwaukee Art Museum and hope to come back to this -- both with thoughts on the art concepts under consideration and Abele's reaction -- but I thought it was worth raising a few issues for consideration now. Milwaukee already has a tarnished reputation when it comes to public art. The Public Art Network held its national conference here a few years ago, using our community, effectively, as a case study in how badly and backwards things can get

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Frame sale in Rib Mountain by Dan Mootz

Dan is taking part in the big Rib Mountain annual Garage Sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday June 8-10.
He has alot if really nice frames in perfect condition that he is almost giving away!
Check them out early to get the best selection while they're still available
It's right over by the Rib Mountain state park entrance and department of motor vehicles office.

Framing Excellence
1301 Flax Ln
Wausau WI 54401

-- Post From Ricks iPhone

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Howard Young Art Gallery "First Annual Plein Aire" Exhibition 2011

Plein Air III

May Meeting Minutes

WVAG-Meeting Notes May 26, 2011

CVA Show

Only a few entries have been received so far ...... Just a reminder....

Entries are due on June 7th.  2 pieces limit.  NO fee. (as long as the piece has not ever been shown at the CVA galleries or gift shop, you may enter it.)
Drop off time:  June 14-16 at the CVA.
Reception in the loft on Friday, June 24th (Exhibitor Night)
Pickup time:  Sunday, July 31st

Thanks ..... Sharon

Thursday, June 2, 2011

CVA show

Only a few entries have been received so far ...... Just a reminder....

Entries are due on June 7th. 2 pieces limit. NO fee. (as long as the piece has not ever been shown at the CVA galleries or gift shop, you may enter it.)

Drop off time: June 14-16 at the CVA.

Reception in the loft on Friday, June 24th (Exhibitor Night)

Pickup time: Sunday, July 31st

Thanks ..... Sharon

-- Post From Ricks iPhone