Category: Reception

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. 

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

Reception photos from the 12 | 12 | 12 Group Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Saturday, December 19, was a magical night at the Frank Juarez Gallery. As you may already know the gallery will close its doors on December 26th after 5 years in Sheboygan. I enjoyed seeing people who have supported the gallery from day one and meeting new people. This has been such a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. 

People often ask why am I closing if the gallery is successful. To be honest, I would like a break. A break that will allow me to continue making connections, having the time to make studio visits, visit galleries and museums, revisit my studio practice, and focus on myself. I do want to point out that the only thing that is closing is the physical space of FJG. I am continuing to work with my artists and curate exhibitions.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the reception courtesy of photographers, Dale Van Minsel and Sara Risley. 

 

Click here to view more reception and behind the scene photos

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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Erika Block and Sara Risley Two-person Show reception at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

ends October 17, 2015

 

Thank you to those that came out to the gallery to support, Erika and Sara. It was a nice night amongst family & friends. There is still time to view this exhibit. It will end on October 17, 2015.

Here is a snapshot of their reception as well as an artist talk by Sara. 

 

Photos by Pat Ryan of PMRfoto.com

Reception Photos: INDIANA GREEN 2015 Regional Art Exhibition

INDIANA GREEN is now in its 6th year featuring artists from Wisconsin and Illinois. A big thanks to the artists in attendance and for talking about their work; Ann Baer, Erica Huntzinger, Michael Kautzer, Brandon Minga, Todd Mrozinski, Serena Weits, and Sara Willadsen. Also, a high five to my partner in crime, Melissa Dorn Richards for her curatorial eye and continual support and Mary Lou Mayr for the delicious hors d’ oeurves.

This is truly one of the best shows that the gallery has hosted.

Here is a snapshot of last night’s reception. INDIANA GREEN runs until July 25, 2015.

The Frank Juarez Gallery is open on Saturdays, 10am-4pm or by appointment 920.559.7181.

To view installation shots and artists’ work click here.

All works is available for purchase. Contact Frank at frankjuarezgallery(at)gmail.com for your own private tour of the exhibition.

The Story behind INDIANA GREEN

In 2010, Frank Juarez curated a show that featured artists that he believed have supported him as an artist over the past 10 years. You could say that he was paying homage to these artists. This was, of course, before he opened his very own art gallery and have not had a lot of opportunities for curating since his Barrow + Juarez Gallery days in Milwaukee (2006-2007). Everything that you could imagine at a reception happened. Artists met artists, art sold, a fab turnout, a social afterwards, and so on. 

Before the end of the night an artist asked if he was going to do this again in 2011.  Juarez said, “nope”. “This was more of a one time show”. Shortly afterwards more artists started to approach him with the same question. They even started to recommend artists. His previous answer quickly changed to ‘I will think about it’. One of the pleasures that he gets from any exhibition/event that he puts together is sitting back and seeing the ‘magic’ happen. With Sheboygan being an hour from Milwaukee, an hour from Green Bay, 45 minutes from Fond du Lac, why would artists want to be a part of this show when opportunities exist within their own community, city or town. 

Then it hit him. What makes INDIANA GREEN so special is that it was personal. Personal for him. Personal for the artists. Although many artists did not know each other personally, it was through this exhibition that puts a name with a face and vice-versa. It was through this exhibition that he believes made them feel part of something very unique. 

Over the past few years, he stills work with many of the featured artists (2010-2013) in one way or another. He even met new artists through his co-collaborator, Melissa Dorn Richards. In May of 2014 Juarez celebrated 5 years of INDIANA GREEN, which featured 32 artists. This is truly one of his highlights of the year. Click here to read the Foreward that Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art wrote for the Fifth Year Anniversary of IG.

About INDIANA GREEN

Indiana Green is a regional group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by 32 artists ranging from  such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice.

Click here to view receptions photos from past IG exhibitions (2010-2014).