Friday, December 20, 2013

Announcing Strathmore Papers FREE 2014 Online Workshops

Strathmore 2014 Online Workshop Series
Announcing Our FREE Strathmore 2014 Online Workshops! 
We wanted to let you know that our FREE Online Workshops will be back in 2014!

We have inspiring new topics and instructors for our virtual classroom. Here's what we have planned:

Workshop 1: Back to Basics
Instructor: Earnest Ward
Start Date: March 10, 2014

Workshop 2: Visual Journal Fodder 
Instructors: Journal Fodder Junkies: Eric Scott & David Modler
Start Date: May 5, 2014

Workshop 3: Watercolor Sketching & Journaling 
Instructors: Gay Kraeger & Christina Lopp
Start Date: September 1, 2014

Learn techniques from experienced artists through online videos and downloadable instructions. Get inspired by other students in our virtual classroom. Keep motivated with ideas and tips from your instructors.

Also, we will be making announcements and giving more information on our website, on Facebook and Twitter so please stay connected with us!

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Subscribe on YouTube to see Past Online Workshop VideosYouTube

If you already have a registered student account, there is no need to re-register. If you're not already registered, reserve your spot today!


Register Today!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Thriving Artists Online Summit

Artist and entrepreneur, Bonnie Glendinning is hosting an amazing online summit for artists. A lot of great information is being shared, and there is still time to sign up at:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WVAG Member news

"Winter's Glory"
© Sharon Feathers

WVAG member, Sharon Feathers' watercolor painting, "Winter's Glory," has been selected for the Courage Cards 2013 Holiday Collection. The inspiration for Sharon's painting came from this poem:
"Perhaps they are not stars,
but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines down
upon us to let us know they are happy."
Eskimo Legend

Sharon's card can be viewed online at  
Go to and click on the online catalog. There is a young man holding her card. His name is Jack, and he is in a wheel chair. His story is online. What an inspiration to see him holding Sharon's card. Congratulations, Sharon!

This is a opportunity for you to be a Courage Card Artist. Go to "our artists"on the site for the information.   

 Workshop and Class Opportunities

"The Light of the World"
© Nancy Laliberte

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and have some fun with Guild member Nancy Laliberte at her "Playing with Paint" acrylic painting class this Saturday, December 14th, from 10 am - 12:30 pm, at the Hobby Lobby classroom, 3525 Rib Mountain Dr., Rib Mountain. Cost is $35 and includes painting supplies for class. All you need is an 11 x 14 canvas which you can purchase in store or bring your own. Van Gogh's "Starry Night" will provide the inspiration to play with paint and create your own starry, winter night painting with Nancy's upbeat, no-fear, what-if guidance. Click here for details and registration on Nancy's website.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Winter Show

WVAG Artists Gail Jaeger and Theda Hewuse installing artwork for The Winter Show
at the Reaching New Heights Gallery inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston.

Thank you everyone for sharing such visually inspiring artwork for the Winter Show. It is another wonderful exhibit.  Be sure to stop in and enjoy the creative gifts of our members. Thank you to everyone who assisted with the installation of the artwork. You are all a true example of creative teamwork in action. Great job! 

The Winter Show • December 4, 2013 - March 4, 2014 
Reaching New Heights Gallery
Inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center • 1st and 2nd floors
3501 Cranberry Blvd • Weston  WI 54476
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Artwork is available for purchase unless specified NFS (not for sale). Contact Sally Johnson (715) 218-8751 or Sharon Dowis (715) 297-4779 for purchasing assistance.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Call for Artist's: "Winter's Garden" at the Riverfront Arts Center

Hello Artists,
I know the holiday isn’t even here yet but we do have to plan ahead.
Winter’s Garden will be here before you know it. I hope you are taking time making art and being creative!

Please see the submission form for details.

…and since our email list is still not as complete as we would like please share with your artist friends.

Nancy Thorson


Riverfront Arts Center
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Show entries

Guild Members,
Thank you to all who have entered the Winter Show.

To those who have not yet emailed your entry information to … 
"Terry G. Shulta" wildtrilliumstudio (at symbol) …. please do by today, Monday, Novermber 25. Terry uses this information to create the show tags and brochure. 

This info includes ...

Price (or NFS)
Artist statement about the individual piece (optional)

ALSO, above is a tab titled "Guild Forms." There is a copy of the Master Blank Entry form there. It is the same form Sharon D emailed to members in July. Save the document to your computer or print a few out for future shows. 

Since we are not meeting again until January, it was decided to make Dec 3rd a “fun holiday time” with food and cider; (beginning at 5pm after the clinic is closed.)  Bring some kind of treat to share if you'd like to, then stay around to help hang the show if you would like to have even more fun!

Thanks to all those who give their time to help make our Exhibits happen!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Colorama Art Exhibit Award Winners

2013 Colorama Art Exhibit now showing through December 3, 2013, at the Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center's Reaching New Heights Gallery. Exhibit hours are 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Congratulations to all of the award winners, and to all of the artists participating. Your artwork makes the world a more beautiful place. 

Best of Show
"Yellow Leaves," by Rene Iannarelli

1st Place
"Sunflowers," by Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

2nd Place
"The Family Farm," by Nancy Laliberte 

3rd Place
"Elk," by Carol Hettinga

Honorable Mentions
"Itzy Bitzy on a Zinnia," by Sharon L. Dowis (donation)
"Femminin Mistica," by Bette Ebel
"Smooth Stones," by Bette Ebel
"Amazing Color," by Joyce King
"Crossing," by Nancy Laliberte
"The Persuader," by Cindy Markowski
"Poppy Profusion," by Mary O'Flyng

Judging was performed by Maggie Christians, former Operations Manager at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. 

All artwork is available for purchase unless otherwise stated in the gallery brochure. Give the gift of original art.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FaceBook Switch

I've decided to make the switch over to FaceBook for our day to day communications, updates, news, etc.
It's just so easy to do, and everyone has access to FaceBook via apps, or bookmarked on thier computer, or geberally has some connsection to it.
"Friending" on FaceBook is easier than "following" a blog. Its just generally accepted worldwide nw as the leading way to remain connected with an organization like ours.

Please visit us at
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Hope to see you there!!
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