Reception Photos: INDIANA GREEN 2015 Regional Art Exhibition

INDIANA GREEN is now in its 6th year featuring artists from Wisconsin and Illinois. A big thanks to the artists in attendance and for talking about their work; Ann Baer, Erica Huntzinger, Michael Kautzer, Brandon Minga, Todd Mrozinski, Serena Weits, and Sara Willadsen. Also, a high five to my partner in crime, Melissa Dorn Richards for her curatorial eye and continual support and Mary Lou Mayr for the delicious hors d’ oeurves.

This is truly one of the best shows that the gallery has hosted.

Here is a snapshot of last night’s reception. INDIANA GREEN runs until July 25, 2015.

The Frank Juarez Gallery is open on Saturdays, 10am-4pm or by appointment 920.559.7181.

To view installation shots and artists’ work click here.

All works is available for purchase. Contact Frank at frankjuarezgallery(at)gmail.com for your own private tour of the exhibition.

The Story behind INDIANA GREEN

In 2010, Frank Juarez curated a show that featured artists that he believed have supported him as an artist over the past 10 years. You could say that he was paying homage to these artists. This was, of course, before he opened his very own art gallery and have not had a lot of opportunities for curating since his Barrow + Juarez Gallery days in Milwaukee (2006-2007). Everything that you could imagine at a reception happened. Artists met artists, art sold, a fab turnout, a social afterwards, and so on. 

Before the end of the night an artist asked if he was going to do this again in 2011.  Juarez said, “nope”. “This was more of a one time show”. Shortly afterwards more artists started to approach him with the same question. They even started to recommend artists. His previous answer quickly changed to ‘I will think about it’. One of the pleasures that he gets from any exhibition/event that he puts together is sitting back and seeing the ‘magic’ happen. With Sheboygan being an hour from Milwaukee, an hour from Green Bay, 45 minutes from Fond du Lac, why would artists want to be a part of this show when opportunities exist within their own community, city or town. 

Then it hit him. What makes INDIANA GREEN so special is that it was personal. Personal for him. Personal for the artists. Although many artists did not know each other personally, it was through this exhibition that puts a name with a face and vice-versa. It was through this exhibition that he believes made them feel part of something very unique. 

Over the past few years, he stills work with many of the featured artists (2010-2013) in one way or another. He even met new artists through his co-collaborator, Melissa Dorn Richards. In May of 2014 Juarez celebrated 5 years of INDIANA GREEN, which featured 32 artists. This is truly one of his highlights of the year. Click here to read the Foreward that Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art wrote for the Fifth Year Anniversary of IG.

About INDIANA GREEN

Indiana Green is a regional group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by 32 artists ranging from  such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice.

Click here to view receptions photos from past IG exhibitions (2010-2014).

Regional Artists Featured in Indiana Green Exhibition

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Frank Juarez Gallery
1109 North 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Tel: 920.559.7181

Email: frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Regional Artists Featured in Indiana Green Exhibition

Sheboygan – June 15, 2015

The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to host “Indiana Green” from June 20 through July 25, 2015 in Sheboygan. “Indiana Green” is a regional group exhibition of 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. The show and sale features a diverse body of work by artists working in such media as paintings, collage, sculpture, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. The exhibition represents the artists’ personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice. Frank Juarez of Frank Juarez Gallery first organized the exhibit in 2010. The 2015 exhibit is co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards.

The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, July 11 from 5-8 pm with an artist talk at 6pm.

Artists featured in the 2015 Exhibit are: Ann Baer, Tom Berenz, LJ Douglas, Erica Huntzinger, Gary Justis, Michael Kautzer, Brandon Minga, Todd Mrozinski, Harvey Opgenorth, Krista Svalbonas, Dean Valadez, Serena Weits, Della Wells, and Sara Willadsen.

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Juarez is an artist, gallery owner, art educator, advocate and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, committed to exposing, educating and engaging 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 greater community.

Dorn Richards received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1996, and since graduating she has maintained a strong studio practice, worked with Milwaukee youth through Arts@Large and Artworks for Milwaukee. She has become a leader in the local arts community primarily through the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN). Dorn Richards is also a Plaid Tuba Affiliate with a studio in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081. For inquiries, contact Frank Juarez at 920-559-7181 or visit http://www.frankjuarezgallery.com. Open Saturdays from 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

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Gallery News: gallery artist featured in Art City Asks: William Zuback. Written by Eddee Daniel.

Amanda, from the Dress Series. Image courtesy of William Zuback.

Amanda, from the Dress Series. Image courtesy of William Zuback.

To learn about William and his work click here.

Also, make sure to subscribe to Art City. It is a good resource for staying up-to-date on what is happening in Milwaukee’s art scene. 

Art City Asks” is a brief Q&A with intriguing people who are part of or connected to Milwaukee’s art scene in some way. They are conducted via e-mail, in-person interview, video chat or whatever other format we may dream up. Some of the questions we use are inspired by the Frieze Questionnaire. If you would like to recommend someone for us to interview in an upcoming “Art City Asks,” please email Mary Louise, art and architecture critic, at mschumacher(at)journalsentinel.com.

Eddee Daniel is a fine art photographer and writer. He is an Art City contributor who also blogs at Arts Without Borders and Urban Wilderness. He has an exhibit currently on view at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.

 

 

Panel discussion with Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen at the Frank Juarez Gallery

If you missed the In Tandem reception we got you covered.

Liz will be at the gallery on May 23rd from 10-4pm and Sara will be at the gallery on June 6 from 10-4pm.

Also, on June 13th we are closing the exhibition with a panel discussion with Liz and Sara. Moderated by Frank.

RSVP highly encouraged. Click here to reserve your seat. 

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In Tandem reception photos at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Last night the Frank Juarez Gallery hosted an artist reception for Sheboygan-based artists, Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen. Thank you to all that came out to show your support. 

If you missed the reception, we have scheduled a panel discussion with Liz and Sara on June 13 from 3-4pm. To attend this special event please RSVP here. Free.

In Tandem ends June 13, 2015.

Here is a snapshot of Liz and Sara’s reception. 

 To see Liz and Sara’s work click here. 

In Tandem Exhibition featuring new works by Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce “In Tandem” featuring new paintings by Liz Ann Lange and collages by Sara Willadsen.

Join us for an artist reception on May 16 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 May 9 – June 13, 2015.

In Tandem will feature works from two artists who share similar formative backgrounds, influences, and environments expressed through varying degrees of interpretation. While attending Lakeland College from 2006 to 2010, Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen both began incorporating architecture and views of Sheboygan County within their studio practices.

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Working primarily in oils, Lange has continued to build upon her direct explorations of the community’s hidden spaces and unglorified tableaus, documenting her observations without bias or pretenses.

Willadsen employs mixed media to indirectly reference these same scenes by breaking them down to their formal parts and putting more focus on the physical materials that make up the work itself, resulting in suggestions of invented spaces.

Through color, composition, and perspective, Lange and Willadsen both create works guided by structural characteristics and ephemera encountered in the Sheboygan area.

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 or further information about this exhibition.