Emotional Topographies animation by Christopher Willey at UW-Sheboygan

Join us for a special screening of Christopher Willey’s “Emotional Topographies I: I dont’ know how many are down” digital animation on August 11 at 6:30pm at the UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Building, One University Drive in Sheboygan. 

Emotional Topographies Invite

Dean Valadez’s This Is My Used Mattress

On June 30, artist Dean Valadez installed his newest installation titled, “This Is My Used Mattress” at UW-Sheboygan. Melissa Dorn Richards and Frank Juarez visited Dean’s studio back in February during a very cold day. He shared with his process with us as well as what has been influencing his work today from roofing tar paper, digital paintings, and snow. 

It was interesting to see how his ideas came together. 

Click here to see Dean’s time lapse video of his installation or click the image below.

Time lapse courtesy of the artist. 

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Photo courtesy of the Frank Juarez Gallery

 

Studio Snapshots 

If you missed our interview with Kat Minerath of Art A-Go-Go at Riverwest Radio click here.

Dean was one of the artists being interviewed. 

Tony Conrad, Leah Schreiber Johnson, Dean Valadez, and Frank Juarez on Riverwest Radio

If you missed Frank Juarez, Tony Conrad, Dean Valadez, and Leah Schreiber Johnson‘s interview on Riverwest Radio tonight you can catch it here on SOUNDCLOUD.
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The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to announce “Then/Now: A Survey of Indiana Green artists (2010-2014)”. “Indiana Green” is a regional group exhibition co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards. This year marks its 7th exhibition in Wisconsin. To date it has featured 58 artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. “Then/Now” highlights 12 artists who have participated in Indiana Green since its inaugural exhibition in 2010. This exhibition will show how these artists’ works have developed over the course of 2 to 6 years and features new works, including video, installation, photography, printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.

“Then/Now” runs from July 1 through August 31, 2016 at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, One University Drive, Sheboygan 53081 with a reception scheduled for August 11 from 5:30-8pm.

Exhibiting artists are Pamela Anderson (Milwaukee), Andrea Avery (Sheboygan), Tony Conrad (Appleton), Kay Jelinek (Sheboygan), Tonia Klein (Milwaukee), John Kowalczyk(Milwaukee), Leah Schreiber Johnson(Milwaukee), Melissa Dorn Richards (Milwaukee),Rafael Francisco Salas (Ripon), Christopher Willey (Milwaukee), Dean Valadez (Milwaukee), and William Zuback (West Allis).

Bushwick Bound 2016

Gallery artists, Rob Neilson & Tony Conrad, and gallery owner, Frank Juarez, travel to Bushwick for a weekend of checking out exhibitions, networking, and studio visits.

For the past two years, one of our studio visits has been to visit Rob de Oude. Frank met Rob two years ago with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards. Since then they’ve stayed in touch. He was in a show called I Listen to Color (June 2014) at the gallery. It is always great to catch up. 

Going to Bushwick is starting to become an annual tradition. A great excuse to see what is happening in NY and meeting other artists either by appointment or by spontaneity. One artist that we finally met was Paul D’ Agostino. We walked into Studio 10 owned and operated by Lawrence Greenberg and there he was. Talk about a small world.

Galleries visited were Lesley Keller Workspace, Robert Henry Contemporary, HG Contemporary, The Curator, Margaret Thatcher Projects, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Bruce Silverstein, McKenzie Fine Art, Inc., Transmitter, TSA NY, Art 3, Betty Cunningham Gallery, Stephen Romano Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Gagosian, James Cohan Gallery, Pace, Studio 10, Galerie Richard, De Buck Gallery, Victori + Mo, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and much more. Not to mention all of the fabulous murals throughout our visit. 

Here is a glimpse of what we experienced. 

Then/Now: A Survey Exhibition of Indiana Green Artists (2010-2014)

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Contact: Frank Juarez, 920.559.7181
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Then/Now: A Survey Exhibition of Indiana Green Artists (2010-2014)

The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to announce “Then/Now: A Survey of Indiana Green artists (2010-2014)”. “Indiana Green” is a regional group exhibition co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards. This year marks its 7th exhibition in Wisconsin. To date it has featured 58 artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. “Then/Now” highlights 12 artists who have participated in Indiana Green since its inaugural exhibition in 2010. This exhibition will show how these artists’ works have developed over the course of 2 to 6 years and features new works, including video, installation, photography, printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.

“Then/Now” runs from July 1 through August 31, 2016 at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, One University Drive, Sheboygan 53081 with a reception scheduled for August 11 from 5:30-8pm.

Exhibiting artists are Pamela Anderson (Milwaukee), Andrea Avery (Sheboygan), Tony Conrad (Appleton), Kay Jelinek (Sheboygan), Tonia Klein (Milwaukee), John Kowalczyk (Milwaukee), Leah Schreiber Johnson (Milwaukee), Melissa Dorn Richards (Milwaukee), Rafael Francisco Salas (Ripon), Christopher Willey (Milwaukee), Dean Valadez (Milwaukee), and William Zuback (West Allis).

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Frank 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.

Melissa Dorn Richards is a Milwaukee-based artist who has been exhibiting nationally for 20 years. She is represented by Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan, WI. Dorn Richards is also active in the local arts community through her work co-chairing the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) advisory board and as a board director for Artworks for Milwaukee. Her newest adventure is as co-managing director of Material Studios + Gallery, a space for artists to create, produce, and develop their entrepreneurial practice.

A catalog will be available for purchase, which will consist of the artists’ earlier works, new works, photographs from the studio visits, and a Foreward from Kat Minerath.

UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday 8am-9pm and Friday 8am-6pm.

Open to the public.

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

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Current Contours Group Show at Arts Mill, Grafton

This past weekend, the FJG artists got together to tour the place in which they will be having a group show featuring the works by Tony Conrad, Dale Knaak, Rob Neilson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Stefani Quam, Sara Willadsen, and William Zuback. This exhibition isn’t until October 2016, but it was exciting to connect since the closing of the gallery in 2015. 

Current Contours Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: October 4 – November 12, 2016

Reception: October 7, 6:30-9pm

Location: Arts Mills,1300 14th Ave, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024 

Gallery artist, Tony Conrad, exhibits at Project Space 314

Tony Conrad is currently exhibiting his paintings and drawings at Project Space 314 in downtown Ripon. This solo show ends March 24, 2016. Project Space 314 is located at 314 Watson Street. 

Here are some photos from his reception.