Saturday, February 25, 2017

Newaukee NIght Market

2017 NEWaukee Night Market
NEWaukee's Night Market is a collision of all Milwaukee has to offer. The Night Market is a free, open-air market that offers a wide variety of experiences for people of all backgrounds and ages. The Night Market features a mash-up of art, craft and food vendors, live art creation, local music and a beer garden with a goal to create a free, vibrant, safe and interactive place in downtown Milwaukee for people to experience culture at night. By visiting the Night Market you not only contribute to the local economy, but you are part of the solution to a revitalization of West Wisconsin Ave!
The market is held on Wisconsin Ave between 2nd and 4th streets from 5-10pm one Wednesday a month from June through September:

June 14
July 12
August 16
September 13

Interested in vending at the Night Market? Find the vendor application here! 

Our neighbors, Boston Store, are looking for local vendors to feature in their Close to Home shop! Find out more here!

March Detour by Carr

While Milwaukee is often called a “City of Neighborhoods,” learning about communities outside of your own can be a challenge — it’s not always obvious where to start. Join Milwaukee enthusiast Adam Carr for an in-depth bus tour and exploration of culture/history/depth/texture in Milwaukee neighborhoods.
This is part one of two MKE101 tours in 2017, designed to explore some of the most fundamental ideas of our city. The tour’s route and itinerary will be inspired by Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City, a book recently written by Carr and published by SHARP Literacy. Our focus during this leg will be the South Side, with the second leg focusing on the North Side.
The tour will include a handful of stops, as well as food/snacks along the route. Be prepared to get off the bus and explore.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Bo on Online Licensing Websites

art lady confidential
on being a judge 
nancie king mertz 
your opinion please
the unintential victim 
shipping artwork 

austin kleon
get out now
guardian spirits 
glue one thing to another

Balzer Designes
three eyes + two more
podcasting adventures: julie loves learning
paper marbling
hinged glitter love
august 2016 begins
doodled buckets
fancy balloons & a doily banner 
podcast adventures: after creativation 
end of july 2016 
canvas #37 
felt roses 
the way i do project life 
new classes and winners 
process videos 
blog testimonials part 4 
two in one with melita bloomer 
stamp carving
playful fabric printing

between the lines
steve reich
one local cafe 
a love affair with ink 
fast opus - speed demo with faber-castell pit pens

drawing + hand
drawing a mug 
bird sketchbook journal

gurney journey
painting stripes on a bongo
casein video review
quick head study 
atlanta cyclorama
barber of seville
when should i launch my project
spectrum fantastic art live April 21-23
met makes high-rez images freely downloadable 
craig sketching 
king gillette's niagara metropolis 
reflected light on snow 
ouchi spillman illusion 
love gets real 
why drawing matters 
giraffes hum at night 
tennessee man builds dinotopia in miniature 
ulrich's "in the land of promise" 
gurney journey app for android
dean cornwell book by illustrated press
boarCroc maquette
geza vastagh's lion studies 
snow pile 
fundamentals of painting now in english

the mixed media monthly challenge
put a stencil on it winners

the painter's keys
love made visible
the suffering myth 
jokkmokk effect 
brotherhood & sisterhood 
a room of one's own

parka blogs
jan 2017 roundup

Reilly method for bill nye caricature 
reilly method for caricature abstraction 
drawing and shading forearms 
forearms-arm anatomy
harrison ford rough sketch 
caricature of drew barrymore 

shelly beauch
summer in tasmania

urban sketcher midwest
Lawrence february sketch crawl 
the local coop

Thursday, February 9, 2017

WIPAPA: Second Home and Garden weekend Openings!

April 1st and 2nd

A very unique opportunity!
We have been invited to paint in the gardens at the Realtors Home and Garden Show! This is a highly attended event. It is limited to 12 artists willing to commit to this amazing event.

There are 12 gardens set up inside the building at State Fair Park.

This will be promoted by the event.

10AM-3PM (you may come earlier or stay later)

Second weekend now open April 1st and 2nd. Only 12 artists.
Bring up to 4 completed paintings to sell...framed wired and labeled with pricing. You may also show the completed work done there if framed. (grid walls will be provided.)

Bring business cards!

Parking passes and entry fee provided.

Sign up on the eform at:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WIPAPA - Muskego Lakepoint Church - Awesome Opportunity to sell your artwork

Artistry of Nature

Muskego Circle Community Center
is the venue with an artist opportunity to sell your artwork, "NO Commissions"  !! 

Thats right, no commissions are being requested for the artist sales.


Follow this link to apply:

Just $5.00 to register.
Sell 3-12 works (TBD by space available)
February 23-28 with Artist Reception February 24, 5:00-8:30pm


Muskego Circle Community Center
S63 W13694 Janesville Road,
Muskego, WI  53150




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WIPAPA at Realtors Home and Garden Show 3/25-26

A very unique opportunity!

WIPAPA has been invited to paint in the gardens at the Realtors Home and Garden Show! This is a highly attended event. It is limited to 12 artists willing to commit to this amazing event.
There are 12 gardens set up inside the building at State Fair Park.
This will be promoted by the event.

March 25th and 26th 10AM-3PM (you may come earlier or stay later)
Bring up to 4 paintings to sell...framed wired and labeled with pricing. (grid walls will be provided.)
Bring business cards!
Parking passes and entry fee provided.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Nita Moore at Winter Gallery Night

From: Nita Moore <>

Winter Gallery Night

I will have three paintings in a group show opening this weekend at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts. This is a juried show presented by the Wisconsin Visual Artists.
The opening reception is this Friday, January 20, 5-9pm. The gallery is located at 839 S. 5th Street, at the corner of W. Walker Street. The show runs through February 18.
Other exciting news - I have been selected to participate in the Lakefront Festival of Art this summer at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This is a huge honor - I hope to see you in June (or tomorrow)!

Call for Art: Statement Juried Show

from: From: Brian Hofmeister <>

Hi Artist Friends and Acquaintances,

The next fine arts show I’ll be organizing is taking place in February!

It's a themed show, lasting one week, with an opening reception that will include complimentary punch, a cash bar, and appetizers.  The theme is "STATEMENT: The Message Behind the Art."  We'd love for you to participate and include artist statements to help the viewing audience appreciate the heart/thought/intent behind your work.  You can participate with as little as one entry, or as many as twelve as space allows.

Entry Fee is just $5.  Two $50 Grants will be awarded.  Each artist receives a complimentary drink ticket.

That's the gist of it.  Linked is the full details.

Hope to have your participation!

Brian Hofmeister
Oil Painter