Sunday, February 23, 2014

Guild Meeting this Thursday, February 27th

Just a reminder that the next WVAG meeting* is this Thursday, February 27th. Social hour is from 5:30 - 6:00 pm, and the meeting portion begins at 6:00 pm. There will be opportunities for sharing your recent successes, upcoming shows, and more. 

*Meetings are held at the Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center, in the first floor conference room.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cattails and Flowers Entries Due Feb. 14

Just a reminder...
Cattails and Flowers   March 5 - June 3, 2014

Entries for the next exhibit, Cattails and Flowers, are due February 14  (email your entry info to Terry Shulta at

Note:  Your 2014 membership has to be current (paid) and your waiver forms on file. Click on the WVAG Forms tab to  download necessary forms. 

Art drop off/installation March 4, 5 pm

We need a bright and colorful art exhibit to get us through the rest of this LONG COLD WINTER!

Looking forward to seeing another beautiful show!

2014 WVAG Exhibit Schedule
Cattails and Flowers

Entries due February 14

Art drop off/installation Mar 4, 5 pm

March 5 - June 3, 2014

The Summer Show

Entries due May 16

Art drop off/installation Jun 3, 5 pm

June 4 - September 2, 2014


Entries due August 15

Art drop off/installation Sep 2, 5 pm

September 3 - December 2, 2014

The Winter Show

Entries due November 14

Art drop off/installation Dec 2, 5 pm

December 3, 2014 - March 3, 2015

THANK YOU to Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center

for your partnership with the WVAG.

Winter Show Award Winners and More

2014 Winter Art Exhibit Award Winners

On display now through March 4, 2014
Reaching New Heights Gallery
Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center

Best of show:  David Kapszukiewicz - "Evening Solitude"

 1st place:  Christine Alfery  "Downeys and Birches"

 2nd place:  Theda Hewuse  - "Trees of Color "

 3rd place:  Cindy Markowski  - "Chief of the Bear"

Honorable Mentions
Karen Aulik Now – "The Bridge Into Town"
Lynn Block
"Photo Montage"
Sharon Dowis
"In the Glow of His Flaming Guitar"
Betty Ebel
Andrea Fenner
"Power Play"
Pat Gaska
"Earth and Sky "
Jean Huntoon
"Winter Remembered" 
Sally Johnson
"Fish Lips" 
Nancy Laliberte
Mabelle O'connor
"Village Autumn" 

Congratulations to all!


Congratulations to WVAG member Audrey Wilde!

Her artwork, "Endangered Species," graces the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of Contour Notes,
a publication of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA).
When describing her cover art, Audrey says, "I put these cows together to try and emphasize the loss of the family farms in Wisconsin that are being replaced by the large commercial farms." 

Audrey is one of the four winners for the yearly cover contest.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Artist Opportunity

An opportunity for artists from David Kapszukiewicz: 
Area artists,

April 24, 2014 Tomahawk Main Street will hold its Annual Promotion Spring Fling, a downtown Sale & Fundraiser for Main Street.  In the past it has generally been a girls-day-out event where downtown merchants kick-off Spring with sales inside (and outside, weather permitting) their stores.  Christine Vorpagel and I met last December to discuss ways she could bring the arts to Spring Fling.

We are going to be looking for 8-12 artists (all mediums that generally fall under the fine arts category) to display and sell their work (no commissions will be charged) in various downtown businesses--we’d also like some of the artists to be demo-ing. You would be assigned and located in Stores, Banks, Insurance Offices, Investment Offices; & other public spaces in businesses deemed appropriate. This event runs from 
3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, April 24th, however, you certainly can set up as soon as the business location is open (usually 9am and be on location all day).

You will be expected:

  • To set up and take down your work
  • To be present from 3pm to 7pm
  • To provide any signage you need
  • To be professional and respectful
  • To be accessible to patrons
  • To enjoy

To ensure quality of subject and execution, this will be a juried event.  Artists will submit a few images to a small jury for consideration.

This note serves as an introduction and a request for “a show of interest.”  This not a commitment.  I want to hear from you if you feel this kind of event would be of interest to you.  If we get enough interest we’ll put out an official “Call for Artists” request.
The schedule would be as follows:Feb 06:  “Are You Interested” email sent to artist baseFeb 14:  Show of Interest email due from artistsFeb 22:  Call to Artists sent outMar 01:  Submission of 2-3 images (digital only please) of your workMar 07:  Notification of acceptance Mar 14:  Final detailed instructions sent to artists

Responses are welcome till 
February 15th.  Any questions should be addressed to me using the contact information below.

David Kapszukiewicz
Fine Artist
Kaps Fine Art
W5776 Goldfinch Lane
Tomahawk, WI  54487

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WVAG Member News

Congratulations to WVAG Members participating in the following shows:

24th Annual Midwest Seasons 
January 10 - March 15, 2014
Center for the Visual Arts, 427 N 4th St., Wausau, WI

"Ravens In The Backyard"
Christine Alfery
 On Paper
Award of Excellence winner • 24th Annual Midwest Seasons 

Members:  Christine Alfery, Sharon Dowis, Bette Ebel, Sharon Feathers, Terry Gunderson Shulta, and David Kapszukiewicz.

Winters Garden 
January 23 - February 16, 2014
Riverfront Arts Center, 1200 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point, WI

"Social Climbers" by Sharon Rotz; 
photo by Riverfront Arts Center

Members:  Sharon Dowis, Sharon Feathers, Terry Gunderson Shulta, Gail Jaeger, Sally Johnson, Cindy Markowski, Theda Neubauer Hewuse, Sharon Rotz, and Audrey Wilde.


"Fairies Series" and "Artist Muse" Series – Christine Alfery Exhibit 
February 1 - March 31, 2014
Presque Isle Community Library, Presque Isle, WI

Christine will give a presentation at 2 p.m. at the Presque Isle Library on Monday February 17th on: "An Imaginary Place That Really Exists."  Christine says, "To create art an artist must have courage to search and embrace the mystery that lies deeply within the notions of the real and the imagined. To find the song and dance within a work of art the artist must be the medium in which song and dance are transmitted.  Each time I approach a blank canvas I gather up my courage and embrace that space where she allows herself to dance and sing." She will be talking about the spirit and inspirations within her work, the artists muse.
You can view Christine's artwork during the following hours at the Presque Isle Community Library, MWF 10 to 4, Tues/Thurs 4 to 9 and Saturdays 10 to noon.  For more information call the library at 715 686 7613.  Be sure to tell the library staff that you are there to see Christine's work.

Central Wisconsin Cultural Center "Featured Artist" - Nancy Laliberte
February 1 - March 1, 2014
240 Johnson St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI

"The Family Farm" by Nancy Laliberte
18x24, acrylic on canvas

New to the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, Nancy Laliberte is the Center's featured artist for the month of February. The selection of paintings currently showing at the Center include many of the artist's favorite landscapes and still life pieces painted in a contemporary impressionist style.