Gallery artists, Dale Knaak and Melissa Dorn Richards exhibit in the Wisconsin Visual Artists Biennial

Congratulations to gallery artists, Dale Knaak and Melissa Dorn Richards for being selected to participate in the 2016 Wisconsin Visual Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. Please join us on February 6 from 2-5pm for an artist reception and awards ceremony. MOWA is located at 205 Veterans Avenue in West Bend 53095.

Dale Knaak’s work explores his fascination with the conventional spaces of the everyday. The ordinary that goes unnoticed. Stripped of embellishments, elegance or charm, the subjects of his paintings stand as a testament of time. Dale sees them as a point of contemplation, a contemporary statement on past and present, kept.

He finds it interesting to take a visual experience, process and reinterpret it as a personal experience.  

Dale Knnak, Classic White, 15"x22", 2015

Dale Knnak, Classic White, 15″x22″, 2015

 

Melissa Dorn Richards has an intense interest in the humanness of non-human objects, always looking for that awkward gesture or irregular line. Working with vivid color and engaging a heavy black line or contrasting color, she pays close attention to the slight gestures of the line and the placement of shapes to portray that humanness. She has also introduced cut pieces from “recycled” velvet paintings in some of her work, collaborating with the unknown artist.

Melissa Dorn Richards, Mop Sculpture, Acrylic and Fabric on Wood, 56"x 56"x12", 2015

Melissa Dorn Richards, Mop Sculpture, Acrylic and Fabric on Wood, 56″x 56″x12″, 2015

Reception photos from the 12 | 12 | 12 Group Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Saturday, December 19, was a magical night at the Frank Juarez Gallery. As you may already know the gallery will close its doors on December 26th after 5 years in Sheboygan. I enjoyed seeing people who have supported the gallery from day one and meeting new people. This has been such a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. 

People often ask why am I closing if the gallery is successful. To be honest, I would like a break. A break that will allow me to continue making connections, having the time to make studio visits, visit galleries and museums, revisit my studio practice, and focus on myself. I do want to point out that the only thing that is closing is the physical space of FJG. I am continuing to work with my artists and curate exhibitions.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the reception courtesy of photographers, Dale Van Minsel and Sara Risley. 

 

Click here to view more reception and behind the scene photos

12 | 12 | 12 Group Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 559-7181

frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition

Sheboygan – November 24, 2015

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, “12 | 12 | 12”, featuring new paintings by painters from Southeast and Northeast Wisconsin. This exhibition will be the last exhibition of the gallery for 2015.

Join us for an artist reception on December 19 from 5 to 8pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from December 5 – December 26, 2015.

12 artists were invited to create a series of 12 paintings measuring a maximum of 144 square inches. This exhibition will feature paintings by Renee Bebeau (Milwaukee), Marty Carney (Sheboygan), Katie Dynes Klemp (Las Vegas), Daniel Fleming (Milwaukee), Paula Swaydan Grebel (Plymouth), Stuart Howland (Sheboygan), Dale Knaak (Sheboygan), Liz Lange (Sheboygan), Todd Mrozinski (Milwaukee), Jason Prigge (Manitowoc), Sara Risley (Milwaukee), and Dave Watkins (Milwaukee). This will be the biggest show of the year with 144 paintings displayed salon style throughout the gallery.

For the past five years The Frank Juarez Gallery has hosted over 45+ exhibitions featuring local, regional, national, and international artists. It has been a staple in the Sheboygan art community by creating an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for artists, audience, and the community. This exhibition marks the closing of the Frank Juarez Gallery.

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.

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20 and Counting Exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Thank you for attending the artist reception for Erica Huntzinger and Laurie Maves at the Frank Juarez Gallery. This exhibition runs until November 28, 2015. The gallery is now open from Wednesday – Thursday, 10am-4pm and Friday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. 

In this video Erica shares the backstory about the idea of the title of the exhibition, “20 and Counting”. 

In August of 2015, Erica traveled to Laurie’s home in Denver, Colorado, to co-create a painting series for their show: 20 AND COUNTING. To acknowledge twenty years of friendship, each painter created eight individual pieces and 4 collaborative paintings: one to represent each year. Generated by their time together, these painting are symbolic celebrations of the self as well as of the collective human experience, ever-evolving lives focused and influenced by events, connections, and relationships. Their treasury of color, texture, and composition is continually galvanized by their outside environments and their worlds within. 20 AND COUNTING is a collection of inspired work, motivated by friendship and creative determination – a call from the heart and cornerstone of their lives.

Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition, “20 and Counting”.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 559-7181

frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Juarez Gallery hosts new exhibition

 

Sheboygan – October 26, 2015

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce “20 and Counting” featuring new paintings by Erica Huntzinger and Laurie Maves.

Join us for an artist reception on November 7 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 October 24 – November 28, 2015.

In August of 2015, Erica traveled to Laurie’s home in Denver, Colorado, to co-create a painting series for their show: 20 AND COUNTING. To acknowledge twenty years of friendship, each painter created eight individual pieces and 4 collaborative paintings: one to represent each year. Generated by their time together, these paintings are symbolic celebrations of the self as well as of the collective human experience, ever-evolving lives focused and influenced by events, connections, and relationships. Their treasury of color, texture, and composition is continually galvanized by their outside environments and their worlds within. 20 AND COUNTING is a collection of inspired work, motivated by friendship and creative determination – a call from the heart and cornerstone of their lives.

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.

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Art Talk with Sara Risley at the Frank Juarez Gallery

12124564_10156175691240714_1189239451_oJoin artist, Sara Risley, on Saturday, October 10 from 1-4pm in a private led and in depth talk about her current work at the Frank Juarez Gallery, 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This is a great opportunity to meet the artist as well as hear about her influences, process, and motivation. 

Click here to RSVP and select what time you would like to join us for her artist talk.

Sara is currently showing with artist, Erika Block.

Their exhibition ends October 17, 2015. 

Erika Block and Sara Risley Two-person Show reception at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

ends October 17, 2015

 

Thank you to those that came out to the gallery to support, Erika and Sara. It was a nice night amongst family & friends. There is still time to view this exhibit. It will end on October 17, 2015.

Here is a snapshot of their reception as well as an artist talk by Sara. 

 

Photos by Pat Ryan of PMRfoto.com