Reception Photos: Sara Willadsen's closing reception at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery Artist in Residency Program featuring new works by Sara Willadsen

November 4 - December 16, 2017

During this residency, Sara Willadsen will continue to explore formal aesthetics using handmade collage materials and a variety of mark-making techniques inspired by existing spaces in Sheboygan County. By combining these methods with re-appropriations of her own past work, new environments will emerge throughout the gallery to result in an extensive installation that exhibits her intuitive and spontaneous work process.

Reception photos and installation shots below. 

The Art of Collage and Assemblage at the Arts Mill

Artist Reception: Friday, October 13, 6:30-9pm

October 3 – November 11, 2017

The Arts Mill

1300 14th Avenue

Grafton, Wisconsin 53024

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am-5pm


Grafton, WI — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present The Art of Collage and Assemblage exhibition featuring works by 25 artists from across the country. Exhibiting artists are: Brad Brautigam, Dave Cornilis, James Demski, Tom Dent, Lola Dupre, Karla Fuller, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Holly Harnischfeger, Jacqueline HendricksonAndrea Holmgreen, Stuart Howland, Megan Woodard Johnson, Eric Koester, Karla Lauden, Mollie Martin, Gary Niebuhr, Josie Osborne, Sandra Pape, Shelley Peckham, Carissa Sosnowski, Jay Riggio, Kate E. Schaffer, Aldis Strazdins, Lisa Wicka, and Gail Willert.

Join us on October 13 from 6:30-9 pm for an artists’ reception. This exhibition runs from October 3 – November 11, 2017. This exhibition is co-curated by John Adams of The Draw and Frank Juarez of the Frank Juarez Gallery. 

This exhibition explores traditional, digital and innovative applications to collage and assemblage works produced from various resources such as but not limited to the use of magazine and newspaper clippings, paint, handmade papers, screen print, text, photographs and/or other found objects. Each piece providing the viewer a glimpse into the artist’s own world. John Adams, co-curator writes, “having a technical hand is only one step in the creation of art, being able to see, reimagine and compose thoughtful and engaging works holds a powerful spot in my life”.

About the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. FJG exhibits and promotes the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium.

About The Draw

The Draw is a creative playground for working artists, creatives, and anyone interested in trying something new with out the barriers of other public spaces. We encourage creativity and self-expression. We house 17 creative suites, and an art gallery/event space for multiple uses!

About the Arts Mill

The Arts Mill is housed in the Grafton Historic Mill.  The Arts Mill provides a place for artists to do their art. A cooperative environment, artists have an opportunity to secure a space among other artists. Open to the public, it fosters a cultural appreciation of the arts in our communities. The Arts Mill works in collaboration with the North Shore Academy of the Arts, a non-profit organization offering programming in the visual, literary and performing arts.

For further information, please call or email Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or


Sara Willadsen featured in Kolaj Magazine Collage Artist Trading Cards

Sara Willadsen will be one of fifteen collage artists featured in the newest pack of Collage Artist Trading Cards. This is the 7th pack curated and produced by Kasini House Artshop and the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory.

Purchase your own pack here:


About Kolaj Magazine

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed magazine about contemporary collage.

We are interested in how collage is made, how collage is exhibited, and how collage is collected. We are interested in the role collage plays in contemporary visual culture. We provide quality exposure for contemporary collage art.