Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Starbucks 1/25/18

We're having a real Wisconsin Winter, Snow and cold.

Upcoming Friday, same place, same time.
(Starbucks at 9am)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MSC Portrait Model for next 2 weeks is Ciara

From: Thomas Piedt <>
Date: January 28, 2019 at 12:11:09 PM CST

Art says the portrait model for the next two weeks  is Ciara Gaines. 

Smile it's just snow and cold. Good old Wisconsin.

From: Thomas Piedt <>
Date: January 28, 2019 at 12:06:30 PM CST
 Subject: Sketch is on for  tomorrow

Hi everyone

Art says we have a couple of troopers for sketch tomorrow - referring  to the models.  

So consider safety first before  attending tomorrow. There is plenty  of sketch opportunities to come.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sketching Session Canceled tonight due to upcoming snow storm 1/22/19

From: Thomas Piedt <>
Hi everyone

I  thought it best to cancel sketch tomorrow evening to  keep everyone safe. 

We are expecting the second major snow storm to move  through the area starting at noon and going through the evening and  into Wednesday morning.

This will make traveling treacherous too and from sketch even if we don't get hit hard.

Right now we have an advisory; however, per weather report this evening  there is good chance  it will be upgraded to a storm warning.

Unfortunately I have three  new  members I don't have contact information for. 
If you know one  or more please let them know or provide me their contact information.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Starbucks 1/11/19

Next week we probably won't be meeting up Friday morning at Starbucks.

However, a very few of us are planning to go plein air paint (in our car) Vernon Marsh from the upper parking lot off Frog Alley. It's been a while since we've been there. Here's a link to some old 2011 pictures

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Richfield Art At the Mill Saturday, July 27, 2019 Call for Artists

from: RHS Art Fair

With the start of the new year, your thoughts may be turning to your schedule for exhibiting at summer art fairs You are invited to apply to exhibit at this juried art and fine craft fair held in beautiful Richfield Historical Park, Richfield, WI (Washington County). This is the 11th year for the event. You will find this event to have:
  • reasonable booth & jury fees 
  • easy unload and reload arrangements
  • ample space between booth spaces
  • friendly, helpful staff
  • free homemade pastry & coffee during setup
Because we know the success of this event depends upon our exhibitors, we strive to advertise to the fullest extent of our ability to attract attendees. We use newspapers, fliers, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), websites and signage to promote the fair.
Click here for the link to the Guidelines and Application Form. You can also find the document on the Richfield Historical Society website: (Home Page, Left Side, Scroll Down.) 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Lois Hessenauer
Richfield Historical Society

Lynn Rix Art news

from: Lynn Rix

* Schlitz Audubon Nature Center . Show continues until end of January. Since we aren't having a real winter here, I suggest you go to this show to view what Lake Michigan and SE Wisconsin is supposed to look like this time of year !!
* La Boulangerie, Shorewood. Group show continues through the end of the month.
A fun mix of artwork, a great place for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner. Or take a treat to go!
* And if you have Cabin Fever, don't forget to stop in at Bohemia in Cedarburg. (Closed on Monday) Several of my paintings are hanging there along with lots of other treasures.

If we get more snow, I will be out painting and posting those images on my website. Please check my website often for new paintings !!!
And remember, I am always open by appointment and am also happy to sell via phone charge.

Complete Guide to 2019 Artist Grants & Opportunities from Artwork Archive

From: Artwork Archive <>

Get ahead of the game this year. 

We sent our team on a mission to find the best art opportunities, artist grants, and calls-for-entry for you in 2019. From that, we present you a list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that we believe will benefit artists during the upcoming year!

The complete list is broken down into four categories: grants, residencies, calls-for-entry, and opportunity sites.

Applying for artist grants is a great way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. These grants listed help artists pay for materials, studio space, or even their rent, allowing artists the time to make work without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills—giving them the freedom to make work in an unrestricted manner and dedicate their time to being fully creative.

If you are seeking time away from your routine and obligations to create work in a new environment with new influences, a residency might be more your speed. Residencies vary in their offerings and funding, so make sure to check the fine print section of each listing.

Finally, take a look at some of our favorite opportunity sites to search, and learn how to make sure your portfolio and professional documents are ready to apply. 

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!

To see the list go to artwork blog, link is below

Fine Art Views - Wisconsin Workshops

From: FineArtViews Newsletter <>

Wisconsin Workshops

Jan Norsetter
WSRA - Color Mixing, color balance, and color charts
3/23/2019 - 3/23/2019
Stoughton EMS building
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Learn More

Anne Urso
Watercolor Class
3/26/2019 - 4/23/2019
Waunakee Village Center
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Learn More

ArtStart Seeks Development Director

on 1/2/19
All applications must be received by 1/18/19
ArtStart Inc., a nonprofit arts and cultural center located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, is seeking a part-time Development Director to be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing ArtStart’s fundraising activity including, major gifts program, direct mail campaigns, planned giving, and capital funds drives.  This is a 30-hour per week position.

The Director will work closely with the Governance Committee, staff and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.            

QUALIFICATIONS:  At a minimum, applicants must possess the following attributes:
  1. A bachelor’s degree or related experience
  2. At least 5 years experience in professional fundraising, particularly major gift acquisition, grant writing and public relations.
  3. Working knowledge of basic financial statements and cash flow documents
  4. Strong writing and computer skills
  5. An engaging appearance and professional conduct
  6. Strong interpersonal and listening skills
  7. Consistent “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  8. Embrace the mission of ArtStart

  1. Develop and implement an overall fundraising strategic plan based on the budget provided by the Board of Directors
  2. Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors
  3. Initiate major donor visits and fundraising calls
  4. Monitor and maintain the Planned Giving Program
  5. Identify and apply for available grants and administer those awarded
  6. Work with the Program and Operations Director to develop and initiate creative direct mail strategies and content
  7. Work with Program and Operations Director to develop and support major fundraising projects and events
  8. Work with the Program and Operations Director to acquire sponsorships for programs and events
  9. Work with Governance Committee to prepare strategic plans, annual budgets, financial statements reports and worksheets, as required
  10. Serve on the Governance Committee as Staff Liaison
  11. Establish, organize, update and access ArtStart contributor data
  12. Ensure monetary contributions are recorded and deposited in a timely manner
  13. Ensure that proper thank-you documents are prepared, signed and mailed in a timely manner
  14. Monitor cash flow to ensure adequate short-term and long-term funds availability
  15. Initiate and maintain relationships with local businesses, community organizations, foundations and non-profits
  16. Perform other related duties as requested.

This is a 30-hour per week position.  Starting salary is $30,000 per year.  Benefits include generous paid time off (PTO).  A Simple IRA with company match will be offered after one year’s employment.


E-mail introductory letter and resume to:  Sue Bessert, President

All applications must be received by January 18, 2019

Artist Workshop Association


To whom it may concern,
Greetings. I hope that this finds you well, I’m reaching out on behalf of the Artist Workshop Association in the hopes of partnering with the Milwaukee Sketch Club .
We at the AWA have organized a series of artists’ workshops with the goal of providing these opportunities annually to artists across the country. Further, we’ve designed these workshops so that our partner organizations benefit as well. As outlined below, the idea here is to allow you to offer some excellent learning experiences for your community without having to organize traveling to the destination yourself.
In short: the AWA workshops can be offered as a great addition to your regular workshop and paint out offerings without any extra burden on you- no minimum enrollment, no hiring instructors, no organizing and booking lodging, etc.
Since we partner with local organizations across the country, even if only a one member of your community is interested in our workshops, they now have the opportunity to join us. For each member of your community that does participate, we’ll give you $100. Alternatively, it seems that you may be a group of artists, so if you would prefer, we could instead offer a discount of $100 to your members.
In 2019 we’ve organized a series of artist’s workshops:
-Jun 11- July 6 Perugia, Italy
-Aug. 10-18 Portland and the Oregon Coast Plein Air
-Oct. 5-13 Hudson Valley Plein Air
For the Perugia program we’ve partnered with the Hudson Valley Art Association to offer scholarships for young artists aged 18-24. This offering is actually a series of eight different workshops taught by eight different artists in everything from portrait painting in oils to plein air watercolors.
I’ve attached the itineraries for all three 2019 workshops so that you can look over them. You can also visit us online: and on FB and IG: @awatrips
As an artist and educator who has taught in both collegiate and community art center settings, I know that the task of organizing these types of opportunities often isn’t feasible for local organizations that may not have a large enough community to support such an endeavor, even if there is interest within the community.
This issue is what inspired the creation of AWA. We’ve organized some fantastic itineraries and workshops led by some amazing artists, and we take care of all of the logistics. We cover all bookings, on-ground transportation, payment collection, and perhaps most importantly from your point of view: insurances and liabilities are our responsibilities.
Truly, all that is required of the local organizations we partner with is that you share these opportunities with your community. Then, as mentioned above, when artists register- they’ll enter the referring school/organization, and for every member of your community that joins a workshop we’ll send you $100.
Also, we have the 2019 workshops staffed, but we are planning to rotate not only the locations but instructors as well, so perhaps we can explore having a member of your faculty lead a future workshop or organizing a local event- there are lots of options.
I have tried to be as thorough but as brief as possible in this email. Of course, if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Feel free to respond to this email or call me at the number in my signature below.
I look forward to hearing back from you and hope that we can partner and share these opportunities with your community.

James Adkins
Program Director
Artist Workshop Association
Facebook: @AWATRIPS


note from: From: Thomas Piedt <>
Date: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Partnering to Offer Artist Workshops AWA

Morning everyone

Recently I forwarded an email offering a few art enrichment  opportunities. This was a long complicated  email to our group so for clarification: 

The AWA (Artist Workshop Association) will provide sketch club members a  $100 discount on the art enrichment opportunities listed in the forwarded email. Interested parties should let the AWA know you're a member of the Milwaukee Sketch Club to receive the discount.

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Hudson Valley Plein Air 10/5-13/19

Hudson Valley Plein Air p2
Pergia Artist Workshops

Perugia Workshops 6/11-22 & 6/25-7/6

Perugia Workshops p2
Portland and Oregon Coast Plein Air

Portland and Oregon Plein Air 8/10-18

Portland & Oregon Plein Air p2