MARN Portfolio Review led by Frank Juarez, Gallery Director of the Frank Juarez Gallery

frank headshot irma romanWe invite you to apply to participate in a group portfolio review led by Frank Juarez. We will be gathering on December 11th from 6 to 9 pm at MARN (207 E. Buffalo St. Suite 600) to discuss the work of seven to ten artists who will each offer a selection from their own portfolio for review. This will be a great opportunity to have your work reviewed by an arts professional, as well as gain exposure to the practices of your peers.

Registration fee is $15 for MARN members, $20 for the general public, and $12 for students (email fiore.bradley@gmail.com for more info or send payment by mail).

To register, please email 2 to 3 work samples and a one paragraph bio to fiore.bradley@gmail.com before December 8th.

MARN will be accepting participants on a first-come-first-serve basis.

You can send registration materials to fiore.bradley@gmail.com.

Register and submit payment by December 8th on our website.

or mail a check or cash to us at:

207 E. Buffalo St. Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI
53202

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Frank Juarez is a Wisconsin artist, gallery owner, art educator, advocate and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, he committed his life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the Visual Arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Sheboygan community.

Adam Horwitz Reception at the Frank Juarez Gallery

IMG_8760On November 1st, the Frank Juarez Gallery hosted a reception for Milwaukee-based photographer, Adam Horwitz. Adam gave a talk on his exhibition, “Portraits to Scale: Male Survivors of Trauma”.

He writes, “A portrait may be one of the more intimate and challenging interactions a photographer might undertake. There is no way to force a moment or a look, but that’s exactly what you’re trying to do. There’s something unexplainable that happens in the space between a persons face and the image plane. The photographer wants a certain feeling, and the subject wants to convey it, but somewhere in-between, we see something deeper. A calmness, a hopefulness, a story that can only be captured by not reaching for it. That’s the reason I make portraits, the stories within stories, the layers a personal experience and craft that make a photograph of a face endlessly readable.”

“Portraits to Scale: Male Survivors of Trauma” exhibition focuses on a small group of extraordinary people who have survived profound events in their lives, and have embarked on a journey of healing and growing through their camaraderie with one-another and the unique resources available through Milwaukee’s Healing Center.

There is a paucity of actual data on abuse and trauma survivors, but one thing that seems to be clear is that abuse of males and females is very underreported, misconceptions abound, and resources are scarce. The Healing Center is one of the very few places that offer support and a safe space for both women and men who wish to embark on their healing journey.

These men are not depicted as victims, a label that is often too easy to assign, and one that fails to portray who they really are, but as whole people. Complex and strong individuals, who have embraced their own healing journey and challenged the stigma associated with others who have survived trauma.

“Portraits to Scale: Male Survivors of Trauma” end November 29, 2014

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am – 4pm or by appt. 920.559.7181.

*50% of all of the artist’s proceeds of this exhibition will be donated to the Healing Center, to support and further their mission to offer healing opportunities to survivors and their loved-ones through support, advocacy, and community education.

What Is Goin On, Milwaukee Artists?

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photo by Canon enthusiast coffee girl

Today my morning was spent with 5 amazing artists, Jeff Redmon, Sara Risley, Melissa Dorn Richards, Todd Mrozinski and Stacey Williams-Ng at Colectivo in Milwaukee. It was nice to catch up with each one of them to see what they have been up to in the Milwaukee art scene. No agenda. Just talking about art, the art scene, exhibitions, projects, and the list goes on. Such a great way to share ideas, stories, and artistic visions. 

  • Jeff has been busy making things happen in the Bay View art community through curatorial projects and personal art exhibitions. He recently worked on an art event called CultureJam in Milwaukee. Visit him at redmonart.com
  • Sara is looking forward to her new life in the Third Ward and is having an art sale at her private studio, 2742 N. 75th Street Wauwatosa on Sunday, November 2 from 10am-2pm. Visit her at sararisley.com
  • Melissa recently finished an artwork for the Preservatif Exhibition [link]. Visit her at melissadornrichards.com
  • Stacey is currently working on her new series focusing on the circus & carnival. Visit her at staceywilliamsng.com
  • Todd recently was featured in M Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine [link]. He will be hosting an open house on November 8, 1-4pm. [link] Visit him at toddmrozinski.com
  • Frank is about to wrap up the first year of the 365 Artists 365 Days Project with Greymatter Gallery. This project has featured over 300+ artists from across the globe. Visit the 365 Artists 365 Days Project at 365artists365day.com. I am happy to say that there are quite a few Milwaukee artists represented such as Jeff, Sara, Melissa and Todd.

If these artists are not on your radar I would encourage you to check out their websites. They are very active in the Milwaukee art scene and would love to talk to you about their projects and art.

Portrait to Scale: Male Survivors of Trauma Photo Exhibit at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition featuring new photographs by Adam Horwitz.

Join us for an artist reception on November 1 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 25 – November 29, 2014.

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Courtesy of the artist

A portrait may be one of the more intimate and challenging interactions a photographer might undertake. There is no way to force a moment or a look, but that’s exactly what you’re trying to do. There’s something unexplainable that happens in the space between a persons face and the image plane. The photographer wants a certain feeling, and the subject wants to convey it, but somewhere in-between, we see something deeper. A calmness, a hopefulness, a story that can only be captured by not reaching for it. That’s the reason Horwitz makes portraits, the stories within stories, the layers a personal experience and craft that make a photograph of a face endlessly readable.

This series focuses on a small group of extraordinary people who have survived profound events in their lives, and have embarked on a journey of healing and growing through their camaraderie with one-another and the unique resources available through Milwaukee’s Healing Center.

There is a paucity of actual data on abuse and trauma survivors, but one thing that seems to be clear is that abuse of males and females is very underreported, misconceptions abound, and resources are scarce. The Healing Center is one of the very few places that offer support and a safe space for both women and men who wish to embark on their healing journey.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 2.13.27 PMThese men are not depicted as victims, a label that is often too easy to assign, and one that fails to portray who they really are, but as whole people. Complex and strong individuals, who have embraced their own healing journey and challenged the stigma associated with others who have survived trauma.

50% of all of the artist’s proceeds of this exhibition will be donated to the Healing Center, to support and further their mission to offer healing opportunities to survivors and their loved-ones through support, advocacy, and community education.

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

Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or frankjuarezgallery(at)gmail.com for further information about this exhibition.

Tony Conrad Reception at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Tony Conrad

‘Doodles’ Exhibition

September 13 – October 18, 2014

 

Yesterday we had our reception for gallery artist, Tony Conrad. This is his second solo show at the gallery. We had such a great turnout. It was nice to see familiar faces as well as meet new people. If you missed his reception, there is still time to see it. Also, when you stop by feel free to participate in our interactive room dedicated to doodling.
Here are photos from last night.

To see more reception photos, install shots and his work click here.