Dale Knaak at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Dale Knaak, Spear-A-Mint, oil on board, 8.5" x 16", 2014

Dale Knaak, Spear-A-Mint, oil on board, 8.5″ x 16″, 2014

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition featuring new paintings by Sheboygan artist, Dale Knaak.

Join us for an artist reception on April 19 from 5 to 8pm with an artist talk at 6pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from March 29 – May 3, 2014.

This exhibition explores uncharted territories for the artist.  Abandoning his ‘comfort zone,’ Knaak has discovered new methods and materials to express himself through drawing and painting. His visual concepts are taken from direct observation, memory and imagination. With no preconceived thoughts of how a piece may be at completion. Unconventional color palettes, painting and drawing tools have prompted him to reinvent how he works. Much of what is on exhibit is unfamiliar by nature to the artist, but holds personal.

Knaak is a native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He moved to Milwaukee after high school to study art. He lived in Milwaukee for 10 years, where he received the basis of his art training. After obtaining a degree in Commercial Art, he went on to study painting and drawing for five years with the late James Prohl of Atelier Prohl.

Currently, he maintains a full-time fine art studio in a 1900 sq./ft. warehouse. He divides his time between fine art drawing and painting, commissioned art, and commercial mural projects. His works can be found at the following: University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI; American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Madison, WI; Blue Harbor Resort and Hotel, Sheboygan, WI; Bank First National, Sheboygan, WI; Downtown Plymouth Revitalization Committee, Plymouth, WI; McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook, IL; Nemschoff Chair Incorporated, Sheboygan, WI; Johnsonville Sausage World Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI; Kohler Company, Kohler, WI; Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, GA; Art Milwaukee;  Milwaukee, WI and numerous private collections.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.

Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com for further information about this exhibition. Visit frankjuarezgallery.com to read about Dale Knaak.

Reception Photos and LJ Douglas and Gary Justis Artist Talks at the Frank Juarez Gallery

On Saturday, March 8th, the Frank Juarez Gallery hosted a reception for Illinois-based artists, LJ Douglas and Gary Justis. I first met LJ a couple of years ago when she was one of the artists featured in “Laws of Nature” curated by Leah Schreiber John at EFFJAY PROJEKTS. I was attracted to the intricate use of details, color choices, and movement of her trace monotypes. Have you ever hit it off with another artist or artists that  you wanted to work with them? I had the opportunity to work with not only one artist, but two artist that happened to be married. Their relationship is as beautiful as their work. 

Video by Annie VZ, high school intern | Photos by Tina Y, high school intern | Music by Cooper Diers

ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS

RECEPTION PHOTOS

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Introducing Tina and Annie, high school art gallery interns

tinaHi, My name is Tina. I’m currently a high school senior. Being an intern at the Frank Juarez Gallery is something I know will help me to not only expand my knowledge and gain experience, but also to help me grow as an artist. My plans after high school includes pursuing a career in graphic design and marketing. Other than school, I enjoy reading, making art and the outdoors.

Tina has taken art all four years and is currently working on her concentration for AP Studio Art. She is one of two high school interns at the Frank Juarez Gallery. 

 

IMG_4057Hello, I’m Annie. Currently I attend Sheboygan North High School as a senior. I’m hoping that working at the Frank Juarez Gallery will help me gain communication skills, real world experience, and knowledge of the art world. Once I finish high school, I plan to major in Illustration or Graphic Design. If I’m not at school, you will most likely find me drawing, swimming, or windsurfing.

Annie has taken art all four years and is currently working on her concentration for AP Studio Art. She is one of two high school interns at the Frank Juarez Gallery.