Wisconsin Art and Artists Matter
For the past five years we have been putting together an art publication called the Artdose Art Guide as a way to connect and support [art] communities in North East and South East Wisconsin and to promote those working in the visual arts whether it being an artist, an artist run space, non-profit art center, art incubators, etc. We believe we all share a common goal by introducing, engaging, and offering others with diverse art experiences offered through our arts programming and services.
What began in 2013 as a 12-page black and white art publication has grown into a 24-page full color art publication focused on local art content (2014). Today, it has evolved into an 11 x 17 inch French fold publication with dedicated pages for art venues, artist directory, ads, and a quarterly featured artist. Circulation increased from 600 (2013) to 3,000 (2018) issues being distributed throughout North East and South East Wisconsin.
What Make Us Unique
The Artdose Art Guide has been a labor of love and continues to grow and give. We are introduced to the works of artists, art exhibitions and art events. Sometimes it can be difficult to tap into a broader audience. Artdose Art Guide’s success is finding those audiences via print, website, e-newsletter, and social media.
Artdose Art Guide has merged with FRANK & CO WI art e-newsletter (2018), which means that content from Artdose will be communicated weekly to a growing list of subscribers operating at a 43% open rate (national average is 24% for this type of industry). FRANK & CO is only available via an e-newsletter subscription. To subscribe visit frankjuarez.net and click on the FRANK & CO WI Art e-news tab. Artdose has a strong online presence. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
To learn more about how you can become a part of Artdose contact Frank Juarez (see below) or download our PDF.
Frank Juarez: Publisher
Frank Juarez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, author, advocate, and community arts leader.
Frank brings over a decade of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Stay connected: instagram.com/frankjuarezgallery
Sally Carson: Graphic Designer
Sally Carson is a freelance graphic designer who focuses on logo and branding for small local companies. She strives to assist people who need full brand identity and build their concept into something they can be proud of and be excited to present. She also creates works for layout design for circular publications and of books. Sally is also working on developing repeating pattern design for paper and fabric applications. Sally takes opportunities to capture moments and develop her photography knowledge during events she attends.
Stay connected: instagram.com/sallycarsongraphicdesign
Erika L. Block: Contributing Writer
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THE STORY BEHIND ARTDOSE ART GUIDE
In 2006, I visited one of my best friends, Randall Baren, in Virginia. A common interest of ours is visiting art galleries and art museums. On a sunny afternoon, we found ourselves in downtown Richmond. I stumbled upon a guide, which featured art galleries, artists, restaurants, boutiques, etc. During this time I was co-owner of a contemporary art gallery, Barrow + Juarez, in the Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What I loved about this particular guide was that as a visitor I had some guidance as to where to go to see art.
Since my move to Sheboygan in 2004, I have witnessed the local art scene grow. Today, it is a thriving arts community with art groups, traditional and non-traditional gallery exhibition spaces, artist studios, and businesses that support the Visual Arts such as Two Fish Gallery, Z Spot, Paradigm Music + Coffee, Glas, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Plymouth Arts Center, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Seranya Art Boutique and Studio; to name a few.
In 2013 I decided to launch my very own art publication called Artdose Art Guide. This art guide was launched through my gallery, Frank Juarez Gallery, as a way to continue exposing, educating and engaging the community about the Visual Arts in the North East and South East Wisconsin. This art guide has developed into a premier quarterly art publication featuring exhibitions, events, screenings, workshops, and so on taking place at galleries, art groups, institutions, arts centers, businesses, and artist studios.
Today, in its 6th year, the Artdose Art Guide continues to gain interest throughout Wisconsin.
– Frank Juarez, Publisher