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A Sneak Peek into FJG MKE

Yesterday, we spend the day building a wall inside the new Frank Juarez Gallery in the Third Ward in Milwaukee. A BIG thanks to gallery artists, Rob Neilson, Tony Conrad, and Dale Knaak for helping build the wall. In a few weeks we will announce our 2017 exhibition schedule. We are looking forward to bringing you a great roster of artists, exhibitions, and programming. 

The new gallery will be located inside Material Studios + Gallery, LLC., 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600 inside the Marshall Building on the corner of Water and Buffalo Streets. 

To stay up-to-date on our progress and other cool things brewin’ with FJG MKE connect with us on Instagram or Facebook. 


The Mastermind Behind Downtown Appleton’s Mandalas Project: Tony Conrad

Credit Source: Posted on Aug 22, 2016 by

Congratulations to gallery artist, Tony Conrad for designing a unique and exciting project in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Click here to read the article. 

All photographs were taken by Kim Thiel Photography


20 and Counting Exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Thank you for attending the artist reception for Erica Huntzinger and Laurie Maves at the Frank Juarez Gallery. This exhibition runs until November 28, 2015. The gallery is now open from Wednesday – Thursday, 10am-4pm and Friday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. 

In this video Erica shares the backstory about the idea of the title of the exhibition, “20 and Counting”. 

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 painting 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.

Art Talk with Sara Risley at the Frank Juarez Gallery

12124564_10156175691240714_1189239451_oJoin artist, Sara Risley, on Saturday, October 10 from 1-4pm in a private led and in depth talk about her current work at the Frank Juarez Gallery, 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This is a great opportunity to meet the artist as well as hear about her influences, process, and motivation. 

Click here to RSVP and select what time you would like to join us for her artist talk.

Sara is currently showing with artist, Erika Block.

Their exhibition ends October 17, 2015. 

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


Two Person Show

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081

September 5 – October 17, 2015

Artist reception: September 19, 2015, 5-8pm


Juarez Gallery Hosts New Exhibition

Sheboygan – The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring new works by Erika Block and Sara Risley, at 1109 North 8th Street. An artist reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, September 19, 5 to 8pm with an artist talk at 6pm.


Erika Block likes to describe her contemporary/alternative artwork as Industrial Abstract – beautiful, purposeful things reinvented or constructed by hand in a rustic contemporary style, using elements including ceramics, glass, metal, wood, leather and stone. Used (or hidden) in nearly every piece is something that was either discovered or rendered obsolete during the renovation of her gallery and studio – a former cheese factory.

Sara Risley is wildly attracted to that which disturbs the norm. She adores the odd angle, the quirky outlook, and the extreme emotion. In moments of bliss, she cannot contain her smile or a laugh. In the depths of depression, she cries freely and respect the pain within her. Risley tries to be conscious of all her thoughts and emotions and to always be aware of what they offer her. The changes that life brings as we age, both physical and emotional, can truly disturb our normalcy. We have the choice to embrace these changes or ignore them. She chooses to allow these disturbances to inform what she creates.

Risley’s colorful photography based digital images begin in camera when she lengthens the shutter speed, moves the camera, the lens, or herself to record a blur of color, line, & shape. She layers several images and digitally disturb the pixels to create that which may disturb the viewer for its lack of easy answers. She delights in the ways her disturbances are revealed through abstraction.

About the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery specializes in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works by contemporary artists based in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Erica Huntzinger & Laurie Maves, “20 and Counting”, October 24 – November 28, 2015
  • 12 | 12 | 12 Group Show, December 5 – December 26, 2015

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Panel discussion with Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen at the Frank Juarez Gallery

If you missed the In Tandem reception we got you covered.

Liz will be at the gallery on May 23rd from 10-4pm and Sara will be at the gallery on June 6 from 10-4pm.

Also, on June 13th we are closing the exhibition with a panel discussion with Liz and Sara. Moderated by Frank.

RSVP highly encouraged. Click here to reserve your seat.