Jim Rose and Mark Forth featured in American Craft - March, 2015

Jim Rose

Gallery Artists Jim Rose and Mark Forth each have work featured in the article “House of Tales” in American Craft’s March, 2015 issue.

Jim Rose – Hot Rolled and Found Painted Steel Quilt Cabinet


Mark Forth – Oil on Canvas over Panel

Trina May Smith exhibit at Ripon College through March, 2015


Signifiers and Imposters, an exhibit of new paintings by artist Trina May Smith, will be on view January 30 through March 15 in the Caestecker Gallery, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. A talk by the artist will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Rodman Center lobby. An opening reception will follow in the gallery.

CHROMA is Art City Gallery Night Pick – January, 2015


By Mary Louise Schumacher for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Chroma, Tory Folliard Gallery

233 N. Milwaukee St.

Friday 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For a middle-of-winter rush of color, this show will feature seven abstract artists who use color with abandon and conceptual subtlety. The artists include Tom Berenz, Derrick Buisch, Ben Grant, Mark Ottens, Jeremy Popelka, Jason Rohlf and Richard Taylor.

Rohlf has created a work in collaboration with one of my favorite local artists, Greg Klassen, and this experiment alone will drive me

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CHROMA featured in Milwaukee Magazine - January, 2015

Tom Berenz, GARDEN ABOVE THE LAKE, Acrylic, Oil, and Spray Paint on Canvas, 60 x 72"

The exhibition CHROMA was featured as a “Best Bet” in Milwaukee Magazine’s January issue. Here is what editor Clare Hanan had to say:

Tom Berenz, GARDEN ABOVE THE LAKE, Acrylic, Oil, and Spray Paint on Canvas, 60 x 72″

Color Rush Bright, permeating and myriad colors can often be curative in an oppressively cold environment. This month, works of all shades fill Tory Folliard Gallery, including those of metal sculptor Richard Taylor, along with Jason Rohlf’s geometric, dizzying acrylic paintings and Derrick Buisch’s oil abstractions. Jeremy Popelka’s amoeba-like glass sculptures will provoke and perplex. And Mark Ottens

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Tom Uttech Art Review in Ubran Milwaukee Dial – December 2014

Tom Uttech, NIN BINASSAWAGONDAW (965), Oil on Board, 15 5/8 x 18 3/8″

The Strange Beauty of Tom Uttech’s Paintings: Now at the Tory Folliard Gallery, they capture a kind of North Woods that doesn’t really exist, though we might wish it did.

By Rose Balistreri – Dec 19th, 2014 for Urban Milwaukee Dial

The paintings of Tom Uttech immediately bring me back to my early adolescence. Back then I almost lived at the library. Good old Llewelyn Library in Bay View was the perfect antidote to sharing a room with a younger sister and an older brother right next door, not to mention the other two siblings downstairs, with the TV always on and a squabble in

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Tom Uttech Featured in Washington Post Art Review - December 2014

Tom Uttech, Enassamishhinjijweian, 2009, Oil on Linen, 103 x 112 inches. From the Collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Art review: ‘The Singing and the Silence’ at Smithsonian American Art Museum

For the Washington Post, by Mark Jenkins, December 18, 2014

Humans have always admired, and even emulated, birds. They want to fly like them, sing like them and, in the finest of clothing, approach the beauty of their plumage.

But humans have also always killed birds, even annihilating whole species.

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, ponders both the admiration and the devastation. The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a species that may have numbered in the billions when ravenous

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Ron Isaacs Wallflower Sculpture on Brazilian Bookcover

Ron Isaacs, WALLFLOWER, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction

Ron Isaacs, WALLFLOWER, acrylic on birch plywood construction

Ron Issacs plywood construction sculpture “Wallflower” is featured on the new bookcover of Brazilian author LÉLIA ALMEIDA. Entitled “Este Mundo Que Esquecomos Todos os Dias” or “This Other World That We Forget Every Day,” it is published independently by Confraria do Vento a cooperative small publishing house that specializes in projects of prose and poetry.

Breehan James at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program - December, 2014

Breehan James, Moonrise on Knife Lake, oil on canvas, 30x34 inches

Breehan James has been hard at work at in her New York studio space provided by the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Breehan James is one of seventeen artists chosen from more than one thousand applicants for this prestigious program.

Breehan James, Moonrise on Knife Lake, oil on canvas, 30×34 inches

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

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Tom Uttech Interview in Milwaukee Journal - December, 2014

Tom Uttech, Widigendaa (978), Oil on Linen, 43x59 inches

Art City Asks: Tom Uttech

Tom Uttech, Widigendaa (978), Oil on Linen, 43×59 inches

By Shane McAdams, Art City contributor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2014

“It’s ironic that my first exposure to Tom Uttech‘s paintings was in a high-rise on 57th Street in New York City on a late summer day in 2006, that I “discovered” his eccentric paintings inspired by the North Woods in the maw of midtown Manhattan. It’s also a bit ironic that what most moved me about his work at the time was their openness, earnestness and complete lack of the ironic detachment – an attitude that seemed to elude so many

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Jason Rohlf Awarded Golden Foundation Residency


Painter Jason Rohlf was just awarded the Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency for September 27th through October 24th, 2015. Specifically for visual artists, the residency website explains, “With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.”

Located in picturesque upstate New York,

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