Craig Blietz – Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming – August 2014


Craig Blietz: Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming” was published in conjunction with the 20 year survey of Blietz’s work held at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI in the Fall of 2013. It is hardcover, measuring 12″ x 12″, has 192 pages with color and black & white images. Included in the book is an Introduction by Bonnie Hartmann, Director of the Miller Art Museum. Deborah Rosenthal, Miller Art Museum Curator provides an interview with Blietz. Essays and reviews in the book have been contributed by Lauren Levato-Coyne, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Peggy Sue Dunigan, and John Mendelsohn.

“Eight Years of Pastural Dreaming” is available at Tory

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Nathaniel Stern - Rippling Images featured at Turbine Art Fair - July 2014


Nathaniel Stern‘s new “Rippling Images” prints from his ongoing “Compressionism” series will be featured at the Turbine Art Fair in Johanessburg, South Africa. “Rippling Images” will debut in the United States at Tory Folliard Gallery in October 2014.

Nathaniel Stern explains his “Underwater Performative” prints process: In my ongoing series of “Compressionism” prints, I strap a desktop scanner, computing device and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, long lines across tables, tie the scanner around my neck and swing over flowers, do pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follow the wind over

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Janica Yoder - Photo to be Included in Getty Book, Spring 2015


Janica Yoder‘s photograph, Untitled: Chicken Series, c. 1980 will be featured in the upcoming J. Paul Getty Museum book “Animals in Photographs” by assistant curator Arpad Kovacs. To be published in the Spring of 2015, “Animals in Photographs” highlights work from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection and will be available in print and digital formats.

Janica Yoder, UNTITLED: CHICKEN SERIES, Gelatin Silver Print, 14 11/16 x 18 3/8 inches


Trina May Smith in BWAC show through August 17, 2014

TRINA MAY SMITH, Conjoined I, Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 7 x 14 inches

Trina May Smith’s painting “Conjoined I” was chosen for a national juried art show at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. If you are in New York, stop in to see the show, juried by the Guggenheim’s Lauren Hinkson!

TRINA MAY SMITH, Conjoined I, Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 7 x 14 inches


Jan Serr at MOWA on the Lake through October 8, 2014


Jan Serr will be exhibiting her new Summer Dances monotypes at MOWA on the Lake in St. John’s on Milwaukee’s East Side. In Summer Dances she concentrates on figures that explore the body in motion with expressive, gestural lines. This new group of prints radiates color and celebratory movement.

Jan Serr, SUMMER DANCERS II, monotype on paper, 22 x 29 inches

Join Jan Serr for an Artist Talk on Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm. She will discuss her process and inspiration behind this new series. MOWA on the Lake is located in Saint John’s On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

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T.L. Solien showing at Sheldon Museum of Art – August, 2014

T.L. Solien, LESS, 2011, 84 x 96 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun at Sheldon Museum of Art

June 6, 2014 thru August 31, 2014

T.L. Solien, LESS, 2011, 84 x 96 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.

In this exhibition Solien extends the reach of the Melville novel, Moby-Dick, transmuting its figures and themes into a

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Bill Reid on The Arts Page - June 2014

Bill Reid

A Studio visit with sculptor Bill Reid is featured on MPTV’s “The Arts Page” with Sandy Maxx. Watch Bill Reid in action on The Arts Page! Click HERE to see the studio visit!

Mary Bero in Innovators and Legends through September 7, 2014

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Mary Bero‘s work is in the nationally traveling exhibition INNOVATORS & LEGENDS: Generations in Textiles and Fibers. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, Innovators and Legends explores the explosion of fiber as a fine arts movement during the latter half of the 20th century with over 75 works by 50 artists. The exhibition tells the story of the ongoing transformation of fiber arts from the functional and decorative to the innovative and experimental, and the creative potential of the wide array of diverse materials and techniques being used today. Contemporary themes such as narrative, identity, ecology, recycling, and political thought are explored, while continuing to draw

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Trent Miller in The Culture Trip, June 2014

Trent Miller, SPINDRIFT, Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36"

Trent Miller’s exhibition “Meet Me at the Edge of the World” is listed in The Culture Trip’s “Wisconsin’s 10 Best Events from Madison to Milwaukee!

Art | Trent Miller at the Tory Folliard Gallery

Through July 3

Trent Miller, SPINDRIFT, Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36″

The Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee is the leading gallery in Wisconsin for contemporary art and this summer hosts the work of Trent Miller, who, though starting life in Indiana is now based in Madison, Wisconsin. Having previously been a visiting artist and lecturer at a variety of universities across the USA, Miller

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Mark Mulhern receives WVALA Award - June 2014

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Recently, Mark Mulhern received the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. His MOWA exhibition “Pulling Back the Curtain” illustrated his interest in the “process of creation.” Locating and removing elements from his compositions is a major component of his process.

Mark Mulhenr, BROCANTE, Oil on Linen, 60 x 70″

The Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards were created to honor those individuals and organizations that have contributed to the wealth of artistic creativity in our state and region. The founders of the WVALAA believe these awards and this website will serve to inform and educate the public about

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