Thursday, February 28, 2019

Judith's demo will take place Tuesday March 5, downstairs at St. Pete's

From: Thomas Piedt <>
Date: February 27, 2019 at 8:39:55 AM CST

Judith Reidy will be giving a demonstration on how to paint a landscape on Tuesday March 5th at St. Peter's  Episcopal  Church - downstairs.

Judith is a longstanding member of the Milwaukee sketch club and the League of Milwaukee Artists. Judith has shared her painting techniques in classes she has taught for a number of years, so come and join us as Judith shares  her painting techniques with the sketch club.

-    Critique will take place Tuesday March 12th as scheduled.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Artwork Archive just added New Art Opportunities

From: Artwork Archive <>


We just updated the list of 2019 artist grants, residencies and calls-for-entry with even more opportunities. Don't miss out on these fast-approaching deadlines. 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Judy & Jan Exhibit at ReVision Gallery Mar 1-31, 2019

From: Judy Grochowski <>

Jan Kruk and I are having a joint exhibit next month and we’re so jazzed to be doing this!  
This is so significant to me, as Jan was the first real friend I made at Stritch my freshman year when we were both Art majors.
She influenced my transfer to the University at Whitewater, introduced me to Jane Grzesk (some of you will know why this name is significant-if you don’t, just ask) and we have had many laughs and tears over the years.  I am blessed to call her friend and this show is one more shared adventure.

Some of you are too far to travel to this show (just wanted to share what’s up with me these days) and I know some of you already have a commitment that evening. Everyone else: we hope you consider attending our opening and if not, please keep us in mind that evening.  Fingers crossed for nice driving weather!
Also know that I would be happy to go with you to the gallery any time it’s opened during the run if you'd care to do that.

Feel free to forward this invite to anyone who might be interested.
This is a terrific gallery and I know you’ll enjoy the Art on display there-Marjorie, the owner has quite an eye.

There is a parking lot adjacent to the gallery on the south.

“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”  Bob Marley

Exhibit: Still Crazyish After All These Years
March 1-31, 2019

Opening Reception 3/9/19, 6-9pm Saturday

ReVision Gallery
4625 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha WI 53140

No Sketching Session March 5 at Milwaukee Sketch Club

due to Fat Tuesday Event at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

From: Thomas Piedt <>

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Oshkosh Plein Air registration is open


Oshkosh Fine Arts Association

After 60 years of hosting the Winnebagoland Art Fair at South Park, the Oshkosh Fine Arts Association (OFAA) held its first Plein Air Festival in the summer of 2018. The community was excited to embrace a new art experience and impressed by the artist creating such amazing work.

We will be holding the second Oshkosh Fine Arts Association Plein Air Festival June 20 – 23, 2019. We would appreciate it if you would share this information with your members.

Please see application for more information.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Lynn Artz

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Starbucks 2/22/19

Next Friday, same place, same time

Friday, February 22, 2019

PSG Seeking Artists to make sketchbooks for exhibition opening in early april

From: Portrait Society Gallery <>


an excerpt from their newsletter. Sign up with them if you'd like to read the entire newsletter.

An anniversary!

Dear friends,
Portrait Society has turned 10 years old!
What began as a 300 square foot room that housed an on-line publication,Susceptible to Images, started by Kat Murrell and myself, Portrait Society was born on a whim while I was teaching art history at MIAD. Having a tendency to side with the underdog, the portrait seemed like the most homely, maligned, uncool, dustiest of art genres, making it appealing for someone seeking to challenge what comes from the center. People used to ask, ‘Why the ‘portrait?’ or ‘Why the misleading name for a contemporary gallery?’  I liked to say because it’s the ugliest puppy of all and that makes me want to take it home. 
To define the goals of Portrait Society Gallery more formally, we sought to bring ideas surrounding the portrait and the impulses of human self representation into a broad conceptual framework. The exploration of how identity is shaped by social conditions takes place in the deepest trench of history. It ranges from the snapshot and family photo album (in your phone or on your mantle) to social media and contemporary art. The fact that the portrait flowed in and out of the art world into nooks and crannies, unobstructed by style barriers and conditions of race, economics, and education made it particularly appealing. And still does. To be visible is to have agency and today self-representation is paramount. 
On the Wing
On the Wing, weekly drawing/sketchbook class at House of Peace.

For more than a year, PSG has orchestrated a project called On the Wing. Every Tuesday artist Pat Hidson and myself host a sketchbook drawing class for at-risk populations at the House of Peace. When participants finish their sketchbooks, we purchase them for $50. We now have about 125 sketchbooks. Many of you have generously donated  to this project and we thank you wholeheartedly!We will celebrate the first year of the project as well as the fact that we now have non-profit status during an exhibition opening in early April. 

We are asking various additional artists to do sketchbooks for the show, which we will show and sell to raise funding for the program. If you are an artist and you’d like to do a sketchbook, please let us know. You will receive 50 percent of the sale price. The greater variety of artists represented in the show, the better so please consider being a part of this!!

Thank you and more soon!
Debra Brehmer, Portrait Society Gallery

You are receiving this email because you provided your contact information in the gallery's guestbook. 


Wisconsin Workshops May 2019

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Wisconsin Workshops

Nancy Laliberte - Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling:  Gardens in the City

Nancy Laliberte
Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling: Gardens in the City
5/2/2019 - 5/16/2019
The Center for the Visual Arts
Wausau, Wisconsin

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Anne Urso - Watercolor Class

Anne Urso
Watercolor Class
5/7/2019 - 6/4/2019
Waunakee Village Center
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Learn More
Mary Mendla - Color Alchemy with Japanese Shibori, Three Day Intensive

Mary Mendla
Color Alchemy with Japanese Shibori, Three Day Intensive
5/17/2019 - 5/19/2019
Shake Rag Alley Art Center
Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Learn More
Susan Ploughe - Think Before You Paint - Wisconsin

Susan Ploughe
Think Before You Paint - Wisconsin
5/31/2019 - 6/2/2019
Retreat Center at Cedar Valley
West Bend, Wisconsin

Learn More
Graham Berry - 3 Day Watercolour workshop - May/June 2019

Graham Berry
3 Day Watercolour workshop - May/June 2019
5/31/2019 - 6/2/2019
Whitewater Arts Alliance, Cravath Lakefront Center
Whitewater, Wisconsin

Learn More

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Judith Reidy Demo at Milwaukee Sketch Club reschedule for March 12,2019

From: Thomas Piedt <>

Morning everyone

Judith Reidy will be demonstrating her painting technique on Tuesday March 12th. Judith is a longstanding member of sketch club  and the League of Milwaukee Artists. Judith has shared her painting techniques in classes she has taught for a number of years, so come and join us as Judith shares  her painting techniques with the sketch club.

Judith's demonstration was initially scheduled for February 12th; however,was cancelled due to snow.  

There will be no critique on March 12th as previously scheduled.

Hope to see you there.


WMSE’s Art & Music April 5, 2019 6pm-10pm


April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Pritzlaff
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee
WI 53203
Adv. $25 / Door $35

The Milwaukee arts community will come together on Friday, April 5 for WMSE’s third annual Art & Music event as The Historic Pritzlaff Building is transformed into a studio fit for artists, musicians and party-goers of all kinds.

The event centers around an auction featuring more than 300 album-sized 12″ x 12″ boards of locally-created art, live music from the legendary jazz trio The Erotic Adventures of The Static Chicken and live painting throughout the evening. Food will be available from local restaurants, as well as craft cocktails and exceptional music presented by your favorite WMSE’s Reggae Vibration’s DJ Robert G. All of the proceeds of the evening will go toward supporting WMSE and help the station continue the work it does to support the local arts community.

Artists painting live include Matthew Bailey, Megan Woodard Johnson, Brendan Murphy, Carol Rode Curley, Paula DeStefanis, William Hurst and Megan Lee Nichols, with more to be announced.
“This is our third year of combining art and music under one event. We have been so lucky to work with the greatest artists both locally and nationally. We truly appreciate everyone’s support of this incredible event and we hope to see new faces at this year’s Art & Music,” said Station General Manager Tom Crawford.
Art & Music is presented by The Pritzlaff. A very special thanks to Cori Coffman and Brett Waterhouse for helping to make this event possible.                      Art by Nova Czarnecki

Originally POSTED BY:: Sidney McCain on

WMSE looking for artists to donate a painting to auction

from: Debbie

Subject: WMSE Auction festivities

Also they are looking for artists who would like to donate a painting to this event if you are interested
And then you get a free admission ticket I believe !

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club Demo on 2/12/19 canceled due to incoming snow storm

From: Thomas Piedt <>
Date: February 11, 2019 at 9:54:25 AM CST
 Morning everyone

looks like the weather is not going  to cooperate tomorrow.  Judith contacted me this am and voiced concerns about being on the road in slippery conditions.  

Per the weather available on line it looks like the majority of the snow will  fall from 9:00 pm tonight through
1:00 pm tomorrow with accumulation up to  8 inches and a possibly into the double digits.  However snowfall continues throughout Tuesday evening accompanied by 17mph winds making slippery conditions likely.

It's impossible to know with 100% certainty what tomorrow will bring, but it looks pretty likely the weather will keep the majority of members safely in their home as has been their decision for the past couple of sessions.  

It appears prudent to cancel Tuesdays demo and reschedule for a later date due too safety concerns and anticipated low turnout.

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone. 


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Judith Reidy Demo at Milwaukee Sketch Club 2/12/19

One of our members, Judith Reidy, ,will be giving a demo next Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019