Nancy Mladenoff -

October 17 – November 15, 2014

Through her colorful series The Ladies, Nancy Mladenoff explores the lives of American women who have found significant roles beyond that of wife and mother.  Often unknowingly acting as mentors for other women, the heroes depicted in The Ladies are from all walks of life:  science, the arts, sports and more.  Mladenoff earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches painting at the University of Wisconsin.  She has exhibited her work internationally, and The Ladies were included in the 2014 Wisconsin Triennial. The Ladies 2 is her first solo exhibition with Tory Folliard Gallery.

Gallery Night & Day:

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Art Review - Chris Berti & The Figure in Clay, April 2014

Visual Art: The Woman With The Feline Ears Tory Folliard Gallery’s show features a menagerie of fanciful figures in clay.

April 4th, 2014 |


Yes, art can be funny.

Chris Berti GLORY, Limestone. Courtesy Tory Folliard Gallery.

And that’s just a small part of what’s on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery, now inhabited by a plethora of small sculptures that are a world unto themselves. Sculptor Chris Berti is featured with a solo exhibition in Concerning Nature, and he also curated the fourteen artists in The Figure in Clay. The exhibitions are richly complementary, flowing easily from one

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Jason Rohlf - Artist Lecture at Lawrence Univ. - April 8, 2014

fortune teller

Jason Rohlf will lead a discussion about his rigorous painting process and abstract visual sensibilities for Lawrence University’s Art and Art History Department Visiting Artist Series in Appleton, WI.

Jason Rohlf, FORTUNE TELLER, Acrylic on Canvas, 84 x 60″

Artist Lecture | April 8, 2014 5 p.m. | Wriston Auditorium

Reception in Wriston lobby immediately following the lecture. Free and open to the public.


Figure in Clay reviewed in Shepherd Express - April, 2014


Turning Clay into Art Ceramics on display at Tory Folliard Gallery By Peggy Sue Dunigan for the Shepherd Express Tory Folliard Gallery celebrates the avant-garde and innovative definition of clay in two exhibitions curated by Chris Berti. Both pay tribute to ceramics being collected or studied by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference that traveled to Milwaukee this spring.In the first exhibition, Berti recycles clay bricks, drainage pipes, tiles and carves directly into these disposables in his exhibition “Concerning Nature.” With more than 80 artworks on display, Berti meticulously creates moths, pill bugs and slugs by sculpting their hidden beauty from

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Todd Olson in Let's Face It - March 2014


Todd Olson will be showing a portrait of Lon Michels in “Lets Face It,” an exhibition at the UCR Palm Desert Center.

Todd Olson, MAESTRO, acrylic on canvas, 57×54 inches

The exhibition is an “exploration of portraiture beyond the realm of photography. This collection, curated by Karen and Tony Barone, includes faces you won’t want to miss.”

Forward 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art through June 2014


The Charles Allis Art Museum is hosting the biennial art exhibit:

Forward 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now March 7 – June 29, 2014

Opening Reception with Awards Ceremony Friday, March 7, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Jeremy Popelka, GIBBOUS, Assembled Sand Cast Glass, 17 x 10 x 3 1/2″

Every two years, the Charles Allis Art Museum hosts Forward 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, a juried exhibition showcasing the work of Wisconsin artists. Laurie Winters, Executive Director | CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art is this year’s juror.

Craig Blietz, THE RED BRIDLE, oil on panel, 15

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Craig Blietz “The Yard” at Penn State through March 2, 2014

"The Yard:  The Artwork of Craig Blietz"

ALTOONA – Exhibitions of works by Craig Blietz  will be on display in the McLanahan and Sheetz Galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State University through March 2, 2014.

“The Yard: The Art of Craig Blietz”

Blietz lives and works in Wisconsin. He received a BS from The University of Denver, then continued his art and design studies at The Harrington College of Design. He finished his formal studies with four years of academic training at The School of Representational Art. Blietz studied privately with master draftsman and recognized Chicago figurative artist Fred Berger. He also studied with renowned Chicago

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Mark Brautigam's "On Wisconsin" on - February, 2014

Mark Brautigam, Milwaukee

Celebrating the Glory of Wisconsin

By Jordan G. Teicher for


Mark Brautigam, Milwaukee

When Mark Brautigam returned to his home state of Wisconsin in 2000 after serving in the Marines in San Diego, he didn’t know what to do. None of the jobs he’d been considering appealed to him. He was thinking about going back to school. “When I got back, I was used to that grand, epic California landscape, and it was so foreign to me. I had this new appreciation for a subtler, quieter sort of place like Wisconsin,” Brautigam said.

One day he put his large-format camera in his car and

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Ben Grant – Gallery Lecture at St. Lawrence University – February, 2014


Ben Grant, ESTRAGON’S SEMAPHORE #1, Acrylic on Paper, 18 x 20″

Painter Ben Grant led a gallery discussion regarding painted works on paper at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University.  The exhibition Hard Edge Abstraction:  Painting and Works on Paper continues through February 22, 2014.

Jason Rohlf interviewed on MPTV's The Arts Page - January, 2014

Jason Rohlf, Navigate, 24x90 inches, acrylic and collage on panel

Jason Rohlf was recently interviewed on MPTV’s The Arts Page.  Please click HERE to watch the segment.

Jason Rohlf, Navigate, 24×90 inches, acrylic and collage on panel