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Indiana Green Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Today we installed this summer’s Indiana Green Exhibition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. A huge thanks to Jason Van Roo, Lisa Wicka, Serena Weits, and Melissa Dorn for helping with the installation. This exhibition celebrates the work of 48 artists that Melissa and Frank have worked with since the beginning.

Artists featured in the 2019 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition are: Pamela Anderson (Milwaukee), Cristian Andersson (Appleton), Ann Baer (Milwaukee), Brandon Bauer (De Pere), Reginald Baylor (Milwaukee), Kendra Bulgrin (Algoma), Rory Burke (Milwaukee), Tony Conrad( Appleton), Eddee Daniel (Wauwatosa), Michael Davidson (Milwaukee), Melissa Dorn (Milwaukee), Daniel Fleming (Milwaukee), Jenie Gao (Madison), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Milwaukee), Ariana Huggett (Milwaukee), Erica Huntzinger (Sheboygan), Kay Jelinek (Sheboygan), Michael Kautzer (Sussex), Dale Knaak (Sheboygan), Tiffany Knopow (Burlington), John Kowalczyk (Milwaukee), Dara Larson (Milwaukee), Trent Miller (Madison), Brandon Minga (Milwaukee), Todd Mrozinski (Milwaukee), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Chris Niver (Milwaukee), Mary Overman (Portland, Oregon), Kendall Polster (Milwaukee), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), Nirmal Raja (Milwaukee), Jeff Redmon (Milwaukee), Sara Risley (Milwaukee), Darrell Roberts (Chicago, Illinois), Rafael Francisco Salas (Ripon), Kate Schaffer (Milwaukee), ChristianSis (West Allis), Christine Style (Green Bay), Dean Valadez (Milwaukee), Allison Wade (Chicago, Illinois), Dave Watkins (Milwaukee), Serena Weits (Milwaukee), Lisa Wicka (Green Bay), Chuck Wickler (Waukesha), Sara Willadsen (Sheboygan Falls), Chris Willey (Milwaukee), Jaymee Harvey Willms (Slinger), and Jessica Zalewski (Milwaukee).

Join us on Wednesday, July 31st from 6-8pm for our opening reception.

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012

Installation Photos

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

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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 frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com.

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INDIANA GREEN 2017: Studio Visits with Jared Patton Plock and Stephanie Barenz

Co-curators Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards are at it again. They began their journey visiting artists in their studios for INDIANA GREEN this month. 

INDIANA GREEN is an annual group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by 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. In its 8th season it will be working with the following artists: Cristian Andersson (Oshkosh), Stephanie Barenz (Milwaukee), Ray Easley (Fall River), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (New Berlin), Kevin Miyazaki (Wauwatosa), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), and Kate E. Schaffer (Jackson). 

These studio visits provide us the opportunity to get to know these artists, listen to their creative process, successes and challenges, provide encouragement to pursue their ideas, and to exhibit these works. 

For the next three months, FJG will be introducing you to these artists. 

Jared PATTON PLOCK

Jared Patton Plock is a visual artist based in Milwaukee, WI. He holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and an MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Jared is currently a faculty member at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin: Whitewater.

Exhibiting work both regionally and nationally, Jared’s work utilizes drawing, sculpture, and installation to investigate our relationship with familiar objects and our surroundings.

Stephanie BARENZ

Stephanie Barenz is an artist who makes mixed media work about place, sojourning, and storytelling. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and spent a year studying at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught at Hangzhou Dianzi University in China and currently teaches at Wisconsin Lutheran College and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Barenz has completed artist residencies through the Students Artist League of New York, the Pfister Hotel AiR program in Milwaukee, and at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Her work has been acquired by notable public collectors, such as Northwestern Mutual and Alverno College and has private collectors across the United States and in Europe. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Walker’s Point Center of the Arts, Redline, Dean Jensen Gallery, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Expo 72 in Chicago, and more.

All images copyright of the artist and used with permission.