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.


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.


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


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 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
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 received an offer to buy art from "Diana J Solomon" of Seattle, Washington. The originating email address was

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

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:


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.
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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

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.