Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Framer in Wausau!!

I just heard from Karen Mootz.  It appears she has a buyer for Dan's equipment who will be opening up a shop here in Wausau and will honor Dans prices!  This is huge for those of us that don't do our own framing.

His name is David Hummer and his cell number is 715-571-6551.  He isn't getting delivery of the equipment for a few days and then he is in Madison for a few days but after that he should be getting ready to go!

I'll keep the blog updated as to what happens and when!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Trees Exhibition at Howard Young

"Trees" Exhibition.
Howard Young Medical Center Art Gallery
Opening Reception Friday March 23 4:30-6:30

"Trees" a fine art exhibition at the Howard Young Art Gallery will open on March 9th. This is a wonderful collection 11 artists from the northwoods who explore the notion of trees in their art. Karen Kappell and Barbara McFarland create mixed media and watercolor paintings. Artist, Sue Pucci, Nancy TeWinkel Lauren and Christine Alfery enjoy creating mixed media work. Nancy TeWinkel Lauren, Christine Alfery as well as Rosemary Ahmann are photographers. John McFarland work with pastels. Ron Warshall turns wood into sculpture. Artists, Connie Warshall and Mary Burns create tapestry wall hangings. And, poets John Bates, and Nancy TeWinkel Lauren, play with words to create romantic images of trees. Exhibition dates, March 9 - April 30. Opening reception is March 23, 4:30-6:30. Refreshments will be served. Howard Young Art Gallery is dedicated to supporting and exhibiting the art work of local fine artists. Exhibition information can be found at: www.howardyoungartgallery.com or by contacting: Christine Alfery at: 715-588-7115 or Email: christinealfery@christinealfery.com.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Xanadu :Open your Studio"

Xanadu "Open your Studio"

Wall mural for United Way. From Betsy

Original e-mailHey guys...
Here is an opportunity for our WVAG to put in some community time.
I will not be at the next meeting and this is something that needs artistic attention immediately.
Emerging Leaders - a group through the United Way has a variety of ongoing community projects.
Currently they are in need of individuals that are able to draw a very large tree on a wall for a mural for a childrens room/space in the new Women's Community.
Are their any WAVG members out there willing and able to help out?
If anyone is able to help out please contact Toni Dunwoody at United Way - here is her email:   tdunwoody@unitedwaymc.org

Original e-mail........

Hi.  I am Jason’s wife, Toni.  From talking to Jason it sounds like our last minute time line may not work for your group but maybe you could put an email out to see if anyone might have time in their schedule last minute to just help sketch the outline of a tree on our wall.  Or if you can point us to a great site that we could find some outlines to print and blow up on an overhead projector to trace on the wall.  We need to trace it by next Thursday to start painting.

is creating the Children’s Space inside the new Women’s Community.  Attached is a diagram of the room.  When you walk in the door there is a window to the left a long chalkboard kid height to the right and then the door going to the outside on the far wall across from the entry door.
We are going to paint grass growing up from around the base of the room.  We want a tree with many branches by the door, a sun shining rays from the left corner and a darker paint with moon and stars on the wall with the window.  (the window goes into a private meeting room – so if the parent has to talk to someone – the child does not have to be in the same room but they can see each other)

I am sure Jason told you, we want to have lots of animals on our wall too.

Any help or Advice is appreciated.

Thank you

Toni Dunwoody
Resource Development Director
United Way of Marathon County  
137 River Dr., Wausau WI  54403
(715 848 2927 7715 848 2929www.unitedwaymc.org

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I found someone to do framing you should know.
Her name is Kari Carroll.  She owns FRAME-IT framing in Schofield.
She ran the shop in the Metro Center until the rents got too crazy, but luckily she had a house with two huge garages, one of which is detached and she made into a really nice studio which she uses as her frame shop.
 Its beautiful inside with hundreds of frames available, along with all the matts you'd ever want to see and a huge work room behind the wall.
She accepts Visa and Mastercharge.  (Who really has Mastercharge anymore?) Half when you drop off half when you pick up.
Her pricing is very very reasonable.  Way less than you would pay at Michaels or something similar.
2115 Edgewood Drive

BDAAA Show Invitation

Greetings artists!

The Beaver Dam Area Arts Association invites you to exhibit your art in our 2012 Green Thumb Art Show.  The show opens on June 24th with a reception in which you are all invited to attend.  Artists, we ask that you please drop off your work on June 18th or 19th between 3:00 and 7:00pm at the Seippel Arts Center, 1605 N Spring Street, Beaver Dam,WI 53916. The show will feature things that grow, such as garden items, garden art, paintings, outdoor scenes, flowers, trees, vegetables, and more!  The exhibit is open to all two and three dimensional fine arts media, including, but not limited to pastels, painting, sculpture,graphite, drawing,photography, fiber, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, jewelry, leather, and mixed media.

Artists are asked to join the association with a yearly membership for $20.00. If you are already a member, there is no fee. The center receives 35% of any sale.

If you are interested, please let Jean Militello or Karla Jensen know as soon as possible.  Include your, name, address, phone number, and email address.  Also, please submit images or a brief description of the work you'd like to display.  We will then send you a consignment agreement in the mail. A variety of different kinds of art make for an exciting and colorful show!  Also, we encourage you to pass this letter on to other artists who may be interested in exhibiting and selling their work.  We hope to hear from you!!

Karla Jensen  bdaaa@seippelcenter.com    920 885 3635
Jean Militello           jeanmilitello@hotmail.com  920 885 4306    cell 920 296 3506
Co chairs of Green Thumb Art


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Beyond the Classroom
Digital Photography Workshop
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2012-13 Season Now on Sale!
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Linda Eder
Saturday, April 28 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Linda Eder returns to the Wilson Center . Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz.

Her career soared after appearing on Star Search in the 1987 season, where she won for an unprecedented 12 consecutive weeks. This TV success led to a leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

Tickets: $57-$29. Groups of ten or more $46-$25. Buy Tickets

Beyond the Classroom
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Tuesday, April 310:00 am and 12:30 pm
Produced by Dallas Children's Theater
Grades 1−6 • 60 minutes

Celebrate goodness, generosity, and love with this classic Cinderella tale! When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy and beautiful maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s two daughters, of very different dispositions, must test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit before being presented to the king. With traditional chanting and African song.

$7/person Group Tickets $6/person for groups of 10 or more Buy Tickets
Digital Photography Workshop
The Wilson Center is pleased to partner with Mount Mary College for this exciting course offering!

Thursdays, April 5−19, 6:00−8:30 pm
This is an exciting three session digital photography workshop designed to help students (ages 14+) enjoy taking pictures with their digital point-and-shoot cameras. In the Mount Mary Mac lab, students will learn a few digital editing tricks. Students should bring their digital cameras, camera manual (if available), power cords, and memory cards.

Session one: at the Wilson Center (learn the basics)
Session two: on location (photoshoot experience)
Session three: at Mount Mary College in the Mac lab (learn digital workflow)

3 sessions, *Supplies not included
$38/$34 Wilson Center Donors Class Code: WI53

Mount Mary College is located at 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway Milwaukee, WI, 53223

We gratefully acknowledge our educational programming sponsors Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, US Bank, and the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.

Also Appearing
Fred Astaire Dance Studios presents Dance Fantasy 2012Friday, March 23, 6:30 pmSaturday, March 24, 6:30 pm 
Professional Show Top Amateur and Professional Couples in the USA
performing to music from the Hit Show Glee.

Tickets $25 Buy Tickets
Congratulations to Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Celebration of their 30th Anniversary

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts198th and Capitol Drive in Brookfield's beautiful Mitchell Park

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Up North and Personal. A Solo show by Betsy Popp

Come and enjoy fine wine,
great art, and good company…
“Up North & Personal”
solo art exhibit by Betsy Popp.
Opening Reception: Saturday,
March 17, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Located in the AVA Gallery at the
Langlade County Historical Society
% of proceeds goes to REGI
Sponsored by Antigo Visual Artists
Tell and bring your friends!
"Up North & Personal" runs through Saturday, May 12.
Thursday - Saturday 9:30 - 3:30

Out of Context. new Art at CVA

Out of Context: New Abstract Art "Crossing Paths" by Kathleen Conover  Out of Context: New Abstract Art Center for the Visual Arts March 16 - May 12, 2012 Gala: Friday, March 23, 5-7pm Abstract art can be difficult to understand when out of context, but that is half the purpose of abstract art!  Challenge yourself to understand the artist's hidden intent and infer, interpret and discover your own!  Featuring: MaryAnn Beckwith, Kathleen Conover, Elain Daily-Birnbaum,  Jim Finnerty, Letha Kelsey, and Emily Sullivan Don't "get it"?   Join us March 27th at 5:30pm for a FREE Abstract Art Gallery Talk  with UW Marathon County Professor of Art, Dianna Budde   Exhibit Sponsor:    In the Loft Gallery: UW Stevens Point Printmaking March 16 - May 5, 2012 FREE Printmaking Workshop May 5th, 10am-2pm For ages 12 - Adult, Call to register Transitions Gallery A rent-able gallery space for individual artists and groups. January 10 - April 14, 2012 Featuring: Valerie Berkely (oils), Dan Christianson (photography),  and Roberta Walker (pastels)   CVA exhibits are supported in part by:        

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Audio Replay of Xanadu Podcast

Thanks to all of you who joined Barney Davey and me for the podcast Tuesday afternoon. For those of you who weren't able to attend, or those of you who missed something and want to listen again, the audio is now available at:


If you are on a Mac and experience difficulties playing the file back, please download the Flip4Mac plugin for Quicktime which will allow you to watch the .wmv file in Quicktime.

Let us know what you thought - leave a comment on reddot blog by clicking here.


J. Jason Horejs

Xanadu Gallery

Cattails Show is up!

Once again WVAG has brightened the clinic with some beautiful work.  Thanks to all who entered and helped out!

The show was judged yesterday and the results will be announced at our next meeting on March 22nd.

Hope to see you there!

Enjoy the sunshine! ..... Sharon and Chandra

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I just got back from Michaels. They were having a framing sale with 55% off. That was still 3 times what I paid to get the best framing possible with Dan Mootz. There is no way I can pay that price and offer my pieces for sale for a saleable price, and I dont want to just go get a generic frame off the wall either. I tried framing my own stuff for a while. That will not be happeneing again. It was unpleasant. Does anyone know where a guy can go get good framing without taking out a second mortgage? How is it that Dan did it? I dont need a big fancy storefront place either. I'd almost rather work with a small one on one shop. Any ideas anyone?

Expression Art Day for Kids at CVA

Expressions Art Day for Kids!
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Expressions Art Day for Kids
Center for the Visual Arts
Saturday, March 10th

Expressions is almost here!  Sign up with the CVA for quality art lessons themed around Pinocchio!  Age appropriate art lessons explore art FUNdamentals and engage kids in creative discovery.

$12 for Morning or Afternoon Art Class, $20 for All Day Art Classes

Check in begins at 10:30am

Class choices based on grade levels K-3 or 4-8
Morning sessions 11:00am-1:00pm (pick one, note grade level)
K-3 Finger Puppets               4-8 Mini Sketchbooking
K-3 Wet Chalk Painting          4-8 Quilling in Paper Strips

Bring Your Own Bag Lunch 1:00-1:45pm

Afternoon sessions 1:45pm-3:45pm (pick one, note grade level)
K-3 Mini Doodle Books         4-8 Marionette Puppets
K-3 Collage Torn Paper        4-8 Degas Pastel Painting

Space is limited. Register early!
Call 715-842-4545 or stop in to register.

Want more arts?  Take a dance lesson from Allegro Dance Company in the morning and watch a performance of Pinocchio after the CVA art classes at the Grand Theater!  Dance lessons and Pinocchio performance are purchased separately.
Grand Theater: 715-842-0988 or www.grandtheater.org 

Center for the Visual Arts
427 N 4th St.
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Howard Young Exhibitors

 “Trees” a fine art exhibition at the Howard Young Art Gallery will open on March 9th.  This is a wonderful collection 11 artists from the northwoods who explore the notion of trees in their art. Karen Kappell and Barbara McFarland create mixed media and watercolor paintings. Artist, Sue Pucci, Nancy TeWinkel Lauren and Christine Alfery enjoy creating mixed media work. Nancy TeWinkel Lauren, Christine Alfery as well as Rosemary Ahmann are photographers.  John McFarland work with pastels. Ron Warshall turns wood into sculpture. Artists, Connie Warshall and Mary Burns create tapestry wall hangings.  And, poets John Bates, and Nancy TeWinkel Lauren, play with words to create romantic images of trees. Exhibition dates, March 9 – April 30.  Opening reception is March 23, 4:30-6:30. Refreshments will be served. Howard Young Art Gallery is dedicated to supporting and exhibiting the art work of local fine artists. Exhibition information can be found at: www.howardyoungartgallery.comor by contacting: Christine Alfery at: 715-588-7115 or Email: christinealfery@christinealfery.com.  Next exhibition at the Howard Young Art Gallery “Landscapes and Wildlife” is open to all artists 18 years old or older. Awards will be given for this exhibition.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hidden River Arts Festival from Chandra

Greetings, Wisconsin Artists!
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is accepting artist applications for the 2012 Hidden River Art Festival, September 14-16.

Hailed as one of the region’s top festivals for artists, this professionally juried art festival showcases the work of Wisconsin's finest artists. The final application deadline is Monday, April 23. Please visit http://wilson-center.com/visual/hidden-river-art-festival.php, where you will find a link to artist information and a downloadable application.

Please spread the word to your Wisconsin-based colleagues, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Warm regards,

Cecilia Davis
Education Director
Office days: Mondays-Thursdays
P: (262) 373-5037
F: (262) 781-9198

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