Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Meeting

In lieu of our regular monthly meeting ........ Please join our fellow member, Mark Mittlesteadt for a tour of The D.C. Everest School Forest in Mosinee
where his murals and dioramas can be seen.

Our next meeting will be at the clinic on Thursday August, 25th, 5pm to 8pm.
Our October fundraiser event with Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center will be discussed at that time.


Thursday July 21, 5pm-8pm

School Forest (Twin Oaks)
3320 Pyke Rd.
Mosinee, WI 54455

Directions to DC Everest School Forest

These directions are from I-29 (or from Camp Phillips by the Marshfield Clinic (Weston)


Turn LEFT onto PLEASANT DR. (“slight left” - right before Camp Phillips curves to right)
Take the 1st LEFT onto PINE RD.
Take the 1st RIGHT onto CREEK RD. (Creek Rd, will go up and down a hill)
Turn LEFT onto PYKE RD at bottom of hill (white house on left right at Pyke Rd.)
DC Everest School Forest –Twin Oaks Environmental Center driveway is on the left.
The driveway is a long gravel driveway. Take it all the way to the end where you will see a large lodge.
The entrance to the lodge is at the top of the deck. The Wild Wisconsin Exhibit is downstairs.

School Forest (Twin Oaks)
3320 Pyke Rd.
Mosinee, WI 54455

School Forest (Twin Oaks)
3320 Pyke Rd.
Mosinee, WI 54455

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Craft Sale

Craft supply sale July 26 & 27 ( Mary Thompson's craft supplies)

Please contact Geri Albright if you have any questions

We are having an arts and crafts supplies sale of all of Mary Thompson's supplies on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27 from 3 to 7 PM. It will be held at her house in Wausau. The address is 2606 Gilbert Street.

Some of the items being sold are stamps, all types of paper and envelops, inks and ink pads, Kits, Encaustic art supplies, a kiln and lots of unpainted ceramics, flowers and flower arranging supplies and many other assorted supplies. At a later date the remaing art supplies will become part of a rummage sale with other collectibles and household items Some of these items will be available at the craft sale also and you are free to make offers.

If you have any questions please call Geri Albright, (715) 359-3768.

Geri Albright

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Directions to meeting

Hey gang,

I still have not received a firm confirmation from Cindy Damrow the Director of the School Forest, but she did say she's love for us to have our meeting out there. It's on Thursday the 21st, correct?

Anyway, attached is a Word Document with directions and a map. I'd suggest that we have the "meeting" from 5-8 PM only because while it is still staying light out later, it does get pretty dark out at the School Forest, being so deep out in the woods and all. Anyone is free to hang around longer, but the earlier anyone can come out the better.

I'll be out there much earlier anyway.

I will get back to you on the confirmation, but it should be no problem.


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Friday, July 15, 2011

Great LAkes Art Fair

Great Lakes Art Fair
The Great Lakes Art Fair is the fastest growing indoor art event in the Michigan. From its inception in Spring 2009 to the most recent event, attendance has more than doubled. This bi-annual fair offers 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 patrons alike.

Rhinelander School of the Arts

RHINELANDER - Looking to indulge your mind or expand your creativeness this summer?

For the past 47 years the School of the Arts program here in Rhinelander has been held at James Williams Middle School, but due to renovations at the school this year, the week long event will have a new host, Crescent Elementary School.

Beth Bloom, Facilities Manager for the program, says more than 200 people attend, some coming from all over the nation.

According to Bloom, just about any kind of art class you can think of will be offered. "Writing, art work, water color, acrylics, tai chi, mind, body, and spirit courses, chair caning, beading, quilting, to performing arts, acting."

She says with such a wide range of classes there's something out there for everybody, and if you're on the fence about learning something new there's no better time. "If you never thought that you had that ability or even had just a little inkling and thought, 'Gosh, I really want to try that! Oh, but I don't know if I should.' This is the perfect opportunity to do it."

The week long event starts on Monday, July 24th.

Minocqua Art Show

MINOCQUA - A new art show with a unique twist is touring the Northwoods.

"Drawing Water" opened Thursday at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua.

It features artwork from five area visual artists and a poet. 

The artwork is paired with scientific facts from the area recorded at the Trout Lake Research Station.

Campanile Executive Director Woody Woodruff says the pairing of art and science works well together.

"That's the connection between the two," Woodruff said.

"A meeting of the minds between the asthetics and the statistics. It's a wonderful rendition of all the different things that you see around us here that reflect what art means to the artist. And we can all relate to that because that's why we live here."

There is no cost to attend, although the center is accepting donations.

The exhibit runs through Sunday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Show #1:
The Black & White Show: Fashion Inspired Works by Gina Glembin & Jamie Bilgo
July 15-August 31, 2011
at Boutique Revolution
5209 W. North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208
414-871-0624 Tues-Sat 10-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 15th 6-9pm
With refreshments, snacks & (most importantly) Gourmet black & white Cupcakes by Tina Chronister of Secret Sweets Bakery!
(We encourage black & white ensembles, too!)

Gina & Jamie have talked about doing a black & white show for a long time. They thought this would be a great opportunity showing at Boutique Revolution, given the always-present combination of black & white in the fashion (& art) world. Clean, classic, elegant & contrasting - but there's a wonderful grey area in between all the tints and shades.

Jamie Bilgo:
This black & white series is based on looking at black and white patterns found in fashion textiles, on animals in nature and within Japanese designs. In combining these aesthetic influences, I used various black & white materials including pen, acrylic, watercolor, feathers, leaves, India ink. The off-white paper for these drawings (sourced from test proofs of old intaglio prints) reminded me of an aged black and white photograph. www.jamiebilgo.com

Gina Glembin:
This Black and White portrait series is consists of pen, ink and watercolor. Each portrait is based on different looks found in 2011 fashion layouts. An emphasis is placed on the focal points of personal expression found in the use of accessories and hair styles.


Show #2 (right next door!)
Samara Garden & Home, LLC presents their summer art event:
Got Art? We Do!
Friday, July 15th 5-9pm (with refreshments)
Saturday, July16th 10-5pm

Milwaukee's premier selection of affordable, local art displayed in our beautiful gallery. Choose from a vast selection of oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, photography, collage, assemblage, ceramics & more!

Including work by local artists Jamie Bilgo & Gina Glembin!

Samara Garden & Home, LLC
5211 W. North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Shop Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5

Find both events on Facebook here!

Jamie Bilgo
Artist - Painting, printmaking & mixed media
ja.bilgo@yahoo.com 414-588-1393
Find me on Facebook!

Meeting Minutes

WVAG Meeting - Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wisconsin Visual Artist’s Guild - Marshfield Clinic, Weston


Lynn Block, Sharon Dowis, Sharon Feathers, Andy Fenner, Carol Hettinga, Joyce King, Bonnie Kostrzak, Linda Langhoff, Laska, Cathy, Mark Mittlesteadt, Dan Mootz, Mary Murphy, Theda Neubauer-Hewuse, Pat Plunket, Mable O’Connor, David Kapszukiewicz, Chandra Witter.

Treasurer’s Report

Beginning Balance: $1,699.43
Ending Balance: $2,029.51

People’s Choice Award (From CVA Loft Show)
Mark Mittlesteadt & Rick Eyre (Each received a $100 award) Congrats!

Navigating the Blog & Website
Mark Mittlesteadt talked about resizing photos for the website.
See the Blog for a downloadable PDF of his instructions.
• Optimize your artwork for the web or email
• Photo Plus - free version for resizing your images
• Take your photos in the highest resolution possible for best images.
• Websites - 600 x 800 pixels
• Shows - Use highest resolution for entries.

Summer Retreat Show - SOLD Paintings
So far 5 paintings have sold from this show.
Sharon Feathers, Pam Clark, Cindy Markowski, Mabelle O’Connor (2 pcs.)
Congratulations to all of you!

CVA Loft
Pick up paintings on Tuesday, August 2

Next Show:
“Colorama” an open show
September 6th through December 6th
Entry forms due by August 25th

July 21st Meeting

We will meet at the D.C. Everest School Forest to see Mark’s Museum Mural.
More details following.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

At the Woodson....

This Week at the Woodson
Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10, 2011

Night Out @ the Woodson
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Art History 101 After Dark
Richard Serra
Adults explore Richard Serra's early experimentations with rubber and neon and his massive, monumental curved steel sculptures - some weighing nearly 200 tons - for which he is best known. 5:30-6:30 pm, Thursday, July 7
Yoga in the Sculpture Garden
River Flow Yoga brings summer classes to the Museum's sculpture garden. All levels welcome. $12 per class. To register, email vandalfsens.heather@mac.com or call 715-574-8787. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and blanket. Inclement weather location: downtown Wausau's Washington Square, third floor, room 305. See River Flow Yoga's full summer class schedule at www.riverflowyoga.net.
5-6:15 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, July 7
Hands-on Art: Ceramics
Ceramics is the focus of this month's free drop-in art-making activity for the whole family. 5:30-7 pm, Thursday, July 7

Explore Marvelous Metals in Two New Exhibitions
On view through August 28, 2011
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 visitwww.lywam.org/media/JamesCoeWorkshopFlyer.pdf

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

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