John Wilde's Art to be Featured in a Survey of Works from the Private Collection of John and Shirley Wilde at MOWA

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From June 13- September 16, 2015 the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents a survey of John Wilde works from the private collection of John and Shirley Wilde. The exhibition, “Wilde’s Wildes” features eighty paintings and works on paper spanning the artist’s entire career from the early 1940s to the early 2000s.

Visit the MOWA website for more details.

Doug Hatch and Ron Isaacs – Picks for spring 2015 Gallery Night & Day

Doug Hatch

Doug Hatch has a way of turning seemingly unremarkable places — bus stops, crosswalks, storefronts — into energetic paintings. The grids, lines, rich colors and reflective energy of a streetscape become meditations on the mutability and vibrant energy latent in the city. His photorealistic paintings of urban scenes will be exhibited with new trompe-l’oeil sculptures by Ron Isaacs. For more than 30 years, Isaacs has been creating delicate wood sculptures that resemble fabric garments and antique objects. There will be an artists’ reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.”

Excerpt copied from the Journal Sentinel,

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Art Imitates Life at the Tory Folliard Gallery

Ron Isaacs

I DREAMED I SAW YOU, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction37 x 59 x 4 1/2″

“Oscar Wilde may have been right that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” but two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery give us two new reasons to be impressed by the power of art to imitate life.

“I am still fascinated by the old simple idea of resemblance,” says sculptor Ron Isaacs, “that an object made of one material can take on the outward appearance and therefore some of the ‘reality’ of another.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Isaacs has perfected the art of

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Stephanie Trenchard - In Smithsonian Benefit, May 2015

Stephanie Trenchard, MATERIAL CULTURE SQUARE, Sand cast glass with inclusions, 10.25 x 9.5 x 3.5"

The work of Stephanie Trenchard has been chosen for the prestigious Smithsonian Women’s Committee Arts Invitational which takes place April 21st – May 5th, 2015.

Stephanie Trenchard, MATERIAL CULTURE SQUARE, Sand cast glass with inclusions, 10.25 x 9.5 x 3.5″

The second annual Smithsonian Women’s Committee Arts Invitational auction showcases the work of a small, select group of American studio artists of consummate skill who were invited to participate. Their sought-after pieces are found in both private collections and museums world-wide.

A new roster of artists is chosen each year by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. The 2015 invited artists include: Susan Beiler, ceramics; John Cederquist,

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James Winn - Review and Video from The Shepherd Express - March, 2015

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James Winn was recently interviewed by The Shepherd Express’ Kat Murrell before the opening of his current show – New Paintings. You can read Kat’s review here and watch the video interview below.  

Tom Uttech - Featured on THE ARTS PAGE, March - 2015

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Tom Uttech was recently interviewed by MPTV’s The Arts Page. They spoke with him in the gallery and at his studio. Watch Tom’s segment below:

 

Jan Serr - New Series of Leaves and Branches - March, 2015

Jan Serr in her Milwaukee Studio

Jan Serr has a begun a new series of paintings: Leaves and Branches. A subject the artist has visited in the past, her admiration and fascination with the colors, patterns and movements taking place overhead continues.

Jan Serr in her Milwaukee Studio

Says Serr, “Leaves and Branches has a point of view of looking up at leaves and branches against the streaming sky. I am using a gestural line, as active as a branch in the wind, and vibrant, transparent colors, as if the sun poured through them.”

Jan Serr, Leaves and Branches, 36×48 inches, oil on linen – in progress

Serr is working

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James Winn in Fine Art Connoisseur - March, 2015

UPSTATE SERIES: NO. 5, Acrylic on Paper, image 15 x 36" framed 25 1/2 x 46"

Digital Issues Newsletter, March 6, 2015

James Winn, UPSTATE SERIES: NO. 5, Acrylic on Paper, image 15 x 36″ framed 25 1/2 x 46″

Panoramic Landscapes by James Winn

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting, Editor, Fine Art Today What’s left to accomplish for an artist collected by the Art Institute of Chicago and fine art connoisseurs across the Midwest? More majestic visions of the American landscape.

This weekend Milwaukee’s Tory Folliard Gallery premieres a solo show for artist James Winn, who is exhibiting scenes of the Midwest and upstate New York, as well as works from his “Lotus” series. “James Winn: New Paintings” opens

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Noland and Malloy artwork featured in M Magazine - March, 2015

Michael Noland, NOW THERE WERE THREE, gouache on paper, image 8 x 12 inches

Artwork by Michael Noland and Clare Malloy is featured in the March issue of M Magazine!

Farm Fresh A NEW MEQUON HOME HAS A MODERN FARMHOUSE LOOK BLENDED WITH AN ASIAN FEEL

BY GUY FIORITA | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOUG EDMUNDS

The built-in shelving in the office uses white exterior and walnut stained interior to provide contrast to the striking custom-made desk, which works perfectly with the white office chair.

Michael Noland, NOW THERE WERE THREE, gouache on paper, image 8 x 12 inches

In the powder room, an Asian altar table is repurposed into the sink vanity while the

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Beth Edwards - Urban Art Mural - Summer, 2014

Beth Edwards, FUN IN THE SUN, Memphis, TN

Beth Edwards, professor of art at the University of Memphis was awarded a commission for an Urban Art Mural on the equipment storage building in Willow Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

Beth Edwards, FUN IN THE SUN, Memphis, TN

Edwards photographed people from the neighborhood to compose a celebration of nature and the athletic activities on the park’s ball fields.

Beth Edwards, FUN IN THE SUN, Memphis, TN

These photos are now painted portraits on the four mural walls. The work is titled Fun in the Sun and is intended to serve as a magnet to bring people into the

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