Friday, December 18, 2015

WVAG Winter Exhibit 2015

And the winners are.................

Award winners include:

Best of Show - Faded Memory
by Pat Plunkett

1st Place - Green Thumb
by Tamara Martin

2nd Place - Abandoned
by Cindy Markowski

3rd Place - Big Bull Falls
by Carol Hettinga

Honorable Mentions:
Primary Grid - Pat Gaska
Homage - Jacqueline Michael
Corked - Terry Schulta
Sunset on Marathon County Farm - Jerry Toftum
Purple Rain - Krista Vendetti
Chihuahuan - Raven - Sharon Feathers

but the real winners are.......

all of you who stop by to view 
and purchase any of the lovely artworks 
in the 2015 Winter Exhibit.

December 2, 2015 - March 1, 2016

Reaching New Heights Gallery
inside Marshfield Clinic - Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, Wisconsin 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Upcoming Winter Show

Entries for "The Winter Show" are due by November 15, 2015
Entries include new work and/or "Sweet Repeats" of 2012 or earlier work.

We have new entry fees:
One piece = $10.00
2 pieces = $20.00
3 pieces = $30.00
4 pieces = $35.00
5 pieces = $40.00
6 pieces = $45.00

The entry form and money should be sent to:
WVAG Show Entry
607 S. 24th Ave. #147
Wausau, WI  54401
Info should also be e-mailed to Cindy by November 15

There will be NO November meeting.
We will take down "Colorama" and install "The Winter Show" 
on December 1, 2015

Please bring a snack for our December 1st, early Christmas Celebration 
(in conjunction with the show installation)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

You are invited to our September Meeting

WVAG extends our hands of friendship 
to our fellow artists in the Wisconsin Valley Art Association. 
Please join us.

Karen Hasheck and Jane Luxum, both published card artists, 
will be our program guests at 
the Wisconsin Visual Artist Guild meeting.

Karen and Jane are on the cutting edge of new techniques 
that can be used for greeting cards and on our canvases.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Social Time- 5:30 pm
Meeting - 6:00 pm

Marshfield Clinic - Weston Center
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, Wisconsin
Enter Lot #6 - down the hall on the right

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 COLORAMA Art Exhibit

The Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild
announces their 


September 1 - December 1, 2015

at the Reaching New Heights Gallery inside
Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center
3501 Cranberry Blvd.
Weston, WI  54476

The Gallery is located on the 1st and 2nd Floors.
Gallery Hours - Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Artwork is available for purchase.

The exhibit is a fundraiser for the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Fund. 

One hundred percent of the purchase price of donated works 
plus all entry fees of the exhibit will go to this fund.

The fund provides locally for the immediate needs of cancer patients as they undergo treatment.

We would like to thank the following members for donating their art work at 100% to the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Fund for 2015.
We have 14 pieces of art in the mini cancer gallery. The Colorama exhibit is up and the work looks wonderful.
Thank you to all of the members in the Colorama exhibit. 
Christine Alfery
Sharon Feathers
Jackie Lescher
Cindy Markowski
Jackie Michael 
Pat Plunkett

Top Artworks at the 2015 COLORAMA Show

The following Artworks 
received Honorable Mention at the
Wisconsin Visual Artists' Guild

COLORAMA Art Exhibit

September 1 - December 1, 2015

at the Reaching New Heights Gallery inside
Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center
3501 Cranberry Blvd.
Weston, WI  54476

The Gallery is located on the 1st and 2nd Floors.
Gallery Hours - Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Honorable Mention
"Lost and Found"
Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

Honorable Mention
"Wild Rice"
Rene Iannarelli

Honorable Mention
Christine Alfrey

Honorable Mention
"Cobh, Ireland"
Jacqueline Michael

Best of the "2015 COLORAMA" Show

The following Artworks are the 
Top Award Winners of the 
Wisconsin Visual Artists' Guild

COLORAMA Art Exhibit

September 1 - December 1, 2015

at the Reaching New Heights Gallery inside
Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center
3501 Cranberry Blvd.
Weston, WI  54476

The Gallery is located on the 1st and 2nd Floors.
Gallery Hours - Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Best of Show
"Primary Colors = Red, Yellow, Blue"
Cindy Markowski

First Place
"Yellow-Headed Blackbirds"
Carol Hettinga

Second Place
"Echinacea Florencia"
Tamara Martin

Third Place
"Veterans Day"
Jackie Lescher

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Gelli Plate Mono-Printing Workshop

Gelli Plate Mono-Printing Workshop sponsored by Lakeland Art League 
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Ginny Stiles, instructor
Minocqua Town Hall (same building as Minocqua Library)

415 Menominee St, Minocqua, WI

9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Pre-Registration required by August 5. Cost: Non Members: $25 

What’s a Gelli Plate? 
The Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is 
durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool! 
It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. You can find more about them on website with 

introductory videos. 

Members of this class must provide their own gelli plate and brayer. I can get you the best price at I highly recommend 
an 8 x 10 plate but you can also have a lot of fun with the 6 x 6 plate.
3” brayers run about $10 (soft rubber preferred).
Contact Ginny at to register and for a full supply list.

CVA Exhibits - MANimal Creating Connections and Visualizing Wausau Exhibit

Explore the possibilities of entering these 
two upcoming CVA Exhibits........... 

CVA 2nd Competitive Exhibit:

Creating Connections...
the Artist's Perspective

July 24 - September 19, 2015

Submit up to three images for the CVA's second competitive exhibit. If selected, your work will be shown in the Caroline S. Mark Gallery during Wausau's ArtRageous Weekend this September!

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.


Photographers: Steady your cameras, click away and enter your favorite shots of Wausau.

The CVA will host a photography exhibit in the Loft Gallery this summer titled Visualizing Wausau - A Photographer's Point of View. The exhibit will take place from July 24 - September 19, 2015. 

The exhibit is open to both professional and non professional artists of all ages. Artists are encouraged to submit/e-mail up to three images to No entry fee is required. The exhibit is open to the community. Deadline for entries is Saturday, July 11th.

The juror will be Gary Gisselman, Librarian/Archivist for the Marathon County Historical Society. He will review all artist submissions and choose the entries to be exhibited. Throughout the exhibit timeline, Gisselman will also lead a guided tour relating historical references to certain images on display. 

For more information contact the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

WVAG Summer Show

The WVAG Summer Show is up
 at the Reaching New Heights Gallery 
inside Marshfield Clinic, Weston. 
Feast your eyes on these original works of art that are ready for your purchase.

The winners of the show are................

Best of Show
Pat Gaska

1st Place
Yellow-headed Warbler
Cindy Markowski

2nd Place
Pine Forest
Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

3rd Place
Tree of Hope
mixed media collage
Cindy Brown

Honorable Mention
Red on White 
Jackie Lescher

Honorable Mention
mixed media
Jacqueline Michael

Honorable Mention
Pelican Pier
Mary O'Flyng

Honorable Mention
Sharon Feathers

Congratulations to all of the winners!

We welcome you to view (and purchase) these and other fabulous artworks in the WVAG Summer Show Exhibit.

Reaching New Heights Gallery 
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 54476
June 3- September 1, 2015

A special thank you to Brenda Gingles for judging the show and 
WVAG members Carol Hettinga, Jackie Michael and Sharon Feathers
for assisting the judge.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WVAG meeting, April 23, 2015

Good Morning Artists,
The WVAG, would like to invite you to attend our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 23rd. at 5:30pm in the Reaching New Heights Gallery at the Marshfield Clinic, Weston Center. We will be viewing our new exhibit, Cattails and Flowers, in the gallery followed by our monthly meeting with delicious snacks.

The gallery is located at 3501 Cranberry Blvd, Weston, WI.  Please enter from the east end of the building through the cancer care door. That will lead you directly to the gallery.

The meeting will begin at 6:00pm.  Jackie Michael will be presenting “A Tutorial in Fused Glass”  Jackie is a retired art teacher from the D.C. Everest School District and was the owner of All About Art in Wausau,WI.

Saving the best for last, we are extending an invitation to you, the members of the WVAA, to exhibit your art in our Summer Exhibit in June. Details will be discussed at the meeting.

We are looking forward to sharing our gallery and meeting with all of you.

The Wisconsin Visual Art Guild

Opening an Etsy Shop

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tomahawk Art Walk - May 1-2, 2015

News and opportunities for Artists ........

The first weekend in May, Tomahawk is hosting an Artwalk.  We have about 15 artists assigned to different businesses, but are need of a few more.  This is a juried event meaning all the artists have been juried in or are in by invitation if I know their work  The ArtWalk will be held on the weekend of May 1 & 2.  Artists are expected to be setup and present in the business they have been assigned to from 1-7pm on Friday and from 10am-4pm on Saturday.  There is no fee or commission from sales.  They may demo if they wish to.  On Friday night, there is also an “After Glow” party at the Rodeo Saloon with opportunities for people to meet the artists and business owners, food and drink, raffles and more. Housing for out-of-towners is available for free at local homes.

Interested artists should contact me ASAP—we’d like to finalize our list by Sunday night to allow time for promotional work.
We have one artist who can only show on Friday, May 1st, so we are also looking for one artist that could show on Saturday only.

They can contact me at:
p: 920-213-0090


David Kapszukiewicz
Fine artist
Tomahawk WI 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dillman's Art Retreats

An art retreat can be a welcome opportunity to enrich your art experience, Many members have found Dillman's in Lac du Flambeau, WI, a wonderful place to learn and grow as an artist.

Dillman's would like to welcome you and your members to our 2015 festivals, workshops and concert being held during our 38th season of offering workshops in our northern Wisconsin resort setting and exotic ports of call. During this season, we will welcome our 10,500th student in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, woodcarving, fiber and many other creative mediums.
Please check out our website for a full listing of our offerings.

Attached are details about the various programs.
There still are extensive scholarship funds available to members. Applications are found at: app.html. The DEADLINE is April 15! We also offer an honorarium for each art league, please call 715-588-3143 to learn more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Come One , Come All

The next meeting of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild 
is set for March 26, 2015
at the meeting room at Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI

Arrive at 5:30 for a chat before the meeting, (remember the doors are locked at 6PM).

We encourage present members, past members and prospective members to join us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Winners from "2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

Of course, there is more...

More fabulous art in the 
Wisconsin Visual Artist Guild's
"2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

Congratulations to these winners

Honorable Mention
"Night Flower"
Sharon Dowis

Honorable Mention
"Orchids II"
Jacqueline Michael

Honorable Mention
"Charlotte's Garden"
Sharon Feathers

Honorable Mention
"Cattail in Black and White"
Pat Plunkett

This is not all....... 

Please stop by and see.

Visit the entire show
 and purchase your favorite artwork

Reaching New Heights Gallery
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Best of the "2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit"

The judging has taken place and the winners have been announced.

Congratulations to the top artists 
of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild 
2015 Cattails and Flowers Spring Exhibit.

Best of Show
"Pink Lady"
Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

First Place
"Just Before the Snow"
Jim Martinsen

Second Place
"Red Menarda with Hummingbird Pair"
Cindy Markowski

Third Place
"Not Your Mother's Garden II"
Gail Jaeger

A special thank you to Katy Ralph, Nicolet College Art Gallery Director, 
who judged the show.


Visit the entire show
 and purchase your favorite artwork

Reaching New Heights Gallery
inside Marshfield Clinic-Weston
3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ready for Spring, Paint Brush in Hand

Our February meeting was held on February 26, 2015 
at the meeting room at Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI.

We had a vigorous discussion about our exhibits and future plans for our group. We want and need your input. We encourage present members, past members, and prospective members to attend our next meeting, March 26, to continue our quest for a group that best meets everyone's needs.

Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild is proud to announce that we are donating 
$1,600 to Marshfield Clinic-Weston Center's Cancer Patient Care Fund
Thank you to all who have purchased art during the past year as 25% goes into this donation.

Our spring show, Cattails and Flowers, is open from March 4 - June 2, 2015
in the exhibit area, 
Reaching New Heights Gallery
Marshfield Clinic, Weston WI.

Our featured program was a fun-filled presentation by Sharon Feathers.

"A Bag Full of Ideas for the Artist Studio" 

What exactly is Sharon stirring up? 
She unlocked her bag and out popped tool after tool. 

Did we even know some of these were artist's tools?

We questioned, we learned, we laughed and we were enlightened.
If you weren't there, we missed you, and 
you missed a wonderful, spirited presentation.

Walls of Wittenberg, Artists’ Free Play III, 8th annual juried art show, celebrating WOW’s 10th anniversary, April 11-May 3rd.  bring in work on March 28th (10-2) to 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg, and $10 each piece, up to 2 works, pick up on May 9th….contact 715-253-3525 for any questions.

RAC, Stevens Point, Cycle love-the art of the bicycle, juried show, May 7-June7, submission up to 3 images, JPG files to,  $10 fee, submission deadline April 1st, notification date April 7th, delivery April 17th & 18th, reception May 8th, June 7th  &9th pick up…715-343-6251 for details.

Woodson, Wausau, what do Harley Davidson, Downtown Abbey and Vincent Van Gogh have in common?...for details on a trip to Milwaukee on June 24th, contact Andy McGivern at

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Long Underwear and Wooly Mittens

It's time to climb into your woolies 
and come out to meet your fellow artists at our February meeting. 

Yes, our meeting is set for this Thursday, February 26, 2015
at the meeting room at Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI. 
Arrive at 5:30 for a chat before the meeting, (remember the doors are locked at 6PM).

Our talented, prize-winning artist, Sharon Feathers, will be presenting a program 
"A Bag Full of Ideas for the Artist Studio". 

See you there!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mark your calendar: January 22, 2015 meeting

Greetings fellow artists,

Our January 22nd meeting will be held at 

2715 Schofield Ave., Weston WI
RSVP to Gail at or 715-470-7058 by Jan. 15th
Nancy, owner, has suggested that we try to limit our time to 1-1/2 hours. If it becomes busy, they will need the tables, if not then we can take our time.

Welcome to new members: Tamara Martin, Judy Brodjeski and Jennifer Johnson…please join us and meet the other members.

Just a note…this would be a good opportunity to pay your 2015 membership dues. Click on the WVAG Forms tab to download a membership form.