Category: Paintings

Current Contours Reception Photos at the Arts Mill

Current Contours runs until November 12, 2016 at the Arts Mill, 1300 14th Ave, Grafton, WI 53024. For gallery hours please visit www.theartsmill.org. A big thanks to Paula DeStefanis for having us at the Arts Mill. 

Gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards exhibits at Ann Arbor Art Center

Congratulations to gallery artist Melissa Dorn Richards. She will have one of her Mop Series, Mop VIII, in the 94th Annual All Media Exhibition at Ann Arbor Art Center.

Established in 1922, the Annual All Media Exhibition  has a long and rich history. This show highlights artists from all over the country working in any media. This year’s juror is Paul Kotula. He is Associate Professor of Ceramics at Michigan State University and has also worked as a gallery director for Pewabic Pottery, Swidler Gallery, REVOLUTION (Detroit and New York) and Paul Kotula projects. Working with an international list of artists, he has formed over 200 solo and group exhibitions pertinent to the field of contemporary art and visual culture.

There is a reception on Friday, October 14th, from 6 to 9 PM and the exhibition continues through November 12. Ann Arbor Art Center is located at 117 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

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Mop VIII, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2015

 

Kick A Hole in the Sky reception photos

Emerging Wisconsin Artists Show

The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to announce “Kick A Hole in the Sky” Exhibition. This exhibition features the works of five emerging artists from South East and North East Wisconsin.

It runs from September 1 through September 25, 2016 at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, One University Drive, Sheboygan 53081.

Exhibiting artists are Ray Easley (Madison), Rachel Hausmann (Milwaukee), Ross Severson (Waukesha), Sara Willadsen (Sheboygan Falls), and Ryan Woolgar (Milwaukee). Curated by Frank Juarez. 

Photos courtesy of Ryan Niallwww.ryanniallphoto.com.

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LtoR: Ray Easley, Sara Willadsen, Ross Severson, Rachel Hausmann, and Ryan Woolgar

Gallery artist, Tony Conrad featured in September’s Issue of Fox Cities Magazine

Congratulations to gallery artist, Tony Conrad. His work is currently featured in the September issue of Fox Cities Magazine (page 10) and of the front cover. 

This magazine is available at most coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, and businesses throughout the Fox Valley. 

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Conrad’s paintings explore visual components of social stereotypes and oddities from popular culture. In his most current work, Conrad confronts the small town ideologies he remembers from growing up in rural Wisconsin with humorous and ironic depictions of trophy hunting. The hybrid paintings exhibit cross-cultural references with use of vibrant colors and patterns influenced by Persian textiles, wallpaper, doilies, camouflage, and 1960s psychedelic rock posters. The pulsing embellishment present throughout the work speaks not only to the mania surrounding many hunting circles, but also to the decadent nature of American culture. Metaphorically, the paintings represent the complexity of idealized beauty, cultural identity and the euphoric rush of the outdoorsman experience. This work synthesizes these symbolic elements, resulting in a hybridized reality where delicate domesticity and wild outdoor ruggedness all coexist.

Visit his website to view more work at www.tonyconradart.com

A PDF is available online. [link]

Bushwick Bound 2016

Gallery artists, Rob Neilson & Tony Conrad, and gallery owner, Frank Juarez, travel to Bushwick for a weekend of checking out exhibitions, networking, and studio visits.

For the past two years, one of our studio visits has been to visit Rob de Oude. Frank met Rob two years ago with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards. Since then they’ve stayed in touch. He was in a show called I Listen to Color (June 2014) at the gallery. It is always great to catch up. 

Going to Bushwick is starting to become an annual tradition. A great excuse to see what is happening in NY and meeting other artists either by appointment or by spontaneity. One artist that we finally met was Paul D’ Agostino. We walked into Studio 10 owned and operated by Lawrence Greenberg and there he was. Talk about a small world.

Galleries visited were Lesley Keller Workspace, Robert Henry Contemporary, HG Contemporary, The Curator, Margaret Thatcher Projects, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Bruce Silverstein, McKenzie Fine Art, Inc., Transmitter, TSA NY, Art 3, Betty Cunningham Gallery, Stephen Romano Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Gagosian, James Cohan Gallery, Pace, Studio 10, Galerie Richard, De Buck Gallery, Victori + Mo, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and much more. Not to mention all of the fabulous murals throughout our visit. 

Here is a glimpse of what we experienced. 

12 | 12 | 12 Group Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 559-7181

frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition

Sheboygan – November 24, 2015

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, “12 | 12 | 12”, featuring new paintings by painters from Southeast and Northeast Wisconsin. This exhibition will be the last exhibition of the gallery for 2015.

Join us for an artist reception on December 19 from 5 to 8pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from December 5 – December 26, 2015.

12 artists were invited to create a series of 12 paintings measuring a maximum of 144 square inches. This exhibition will feature paintings by Renee Bebeau (Milwaukee), Marty Carney (Sheboygan), Katie Dynes Klemp (Las Vegas), Daniel Fleming (Milwaukee), Paula Swaydan Grebel (Plymouth), Stuart Howland (Sheboygan), Dale Knaak (Sheboygan), Liz Lange (Sheboygan), Todd Mrozinski (Milwaukee), Jason Prigge (Manitowoc), Sara Risley (Milwaukee), and Dave Watkins (Milwaukee). This will be the biggest show of the year with 144 paintings displayed salon style throughout the gallery.

For the past five years The Frank Juarez Gallery has hosted over 45+ exhibitions featuring local, regional, national, and international artists. It has been a staple in the Sheboygan art community by creating an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for artists, audience, and the community. This exhibition marks the closing of the Frank Juarez Gallery.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.

Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com for further information about this exhibition.

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Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition, “20 and Counting”.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 559-7181

frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition

 

Sheboygan – October 26, 2015

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce “20 and Counting” featuring new paintings by Erica Huntzinger and Laurie Maves.

Join us for an artist reception on November 7 from 5 to 8pm with an artist talk at 6pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from October 24 – November 28, 2015.

In August of 2015, Erica traveled to Laurie’s home in Denver, Colorado, to co-create a painting series for their show: 20 AND COUNTING. To acknowledge twenty years of friendship, each painter created eight individual pieces and 4 collaborative paintings: one to represent each year. Generated by their time together, these paintings are symbolic celebrations of the self as well as of the collective human experience, ever-evolving lives focused and influenced by events, connections, and relationships. Their treasury of color, texture, and composition is continually galvanized by their outside environments and their worlds within. 20 AND COUNTING is a collection of inspired work, motivated by friendship and creative determination – a call from the heart and cornerstone of their lives.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.

Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com for further information about this exhibition.

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