Author Archives: Frank Juarez

About Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, author, presenter, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, 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 collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin. Let me be your guide into the Wisconsin art scene.

Arts Day Wisconsin 2019

On March 12th, Arts Wisconsin hosted its annual Arts Day at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. Frank Juarez Gallery/Artdose Art Guidewere a donor sponsor of this highly anticipated advocacy event for the Arts.

Investment in the arts and creativity is an investment in Wisconsin’s future.  Arts Day 2019 celebrates the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrates the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shares those stories with representatives and decision-makers.

social club – a new social art program

Artdose Art Guide and FRANK & CO are happy to announce a new way social art program called, “social club: for artists and art enthusiasts”. The idea is to have social gathering scheduled throughout Wisconsin on a monthly basis. Every visit will be hosted by someone working in the arts industry with each venue having a 2-hour program.

All scheduled visits will be organized by FRANK & CO. The best way to be kept in the loop is by either following FRANK & CO on instagram at frankcompany and/or subscribing to its weekly art e-newsletter at frank-co-wi-art-e-news


From the Artdose Artist Directory: Sandra Cipollone

“Dominion” by Sandra Cippollone

We are happy to feature one of our artists from our artist directory. 

Sandra Cipollone writes, “I am taking source imagery from found antique photographs. My intention is not to exactly copy the images, which seems a little redundant, but to interpret them through inventive color schemes and brushwork. Photos of strangers in the past remind me of the cognitive dissonance I feel when looking at my own family photographs. Our family tree is a bit complicated, and even something as innocent as looking at our archives opens up emotional minefields. I’m not interested in nostalgia per se, because that is a (often literally) white-washed view of history. I want to leave the uncomfortable truths intact. By painting in an unnatural palette, I’m trying to share that feeling with the viewer.”

Sandra Cipollone grew up in Waukesha and Nashotah, Wisconsin. She received her BFA from UW-Madison in 1996, and currently lives in Milwaukee. Her paintings and prints have shown in Madison, Milwaukee, and Austin, Texas. She participated in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s Mentor program, where she was mentored by Della Wells. She won an Honorable Mention for her painting ​Anonymous Iconic​ at the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial.


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Beasts and Critters at Riverwalk Art Center


Contact: Kathryn Dreifuerst

Riverwalk Art Center manager

33 W. 2nd Street

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

(920) 979-6208


Nicci Martin, “The Bird Knows the Way,”acrylic, 12 x16 inches, 2018.

Riverwalk Art Center will host a reception for “Beasts & Critters” on Friday, January 25 from 5:00-9:00 pm during the Fond du Lac Gallery Night.  The invitational art exhibit will show the work of four artists: Kathy Dittmer, Debra Lee Hellwig, Nicci Marin, and Jeanne Snowhook. All four artists are recognized as creators of art that features animals, either realistically or whimsically depicted. The exhibition can be viewed until March 22.

In addition, mother and son artists,  Nina and Malachi Schmidt, will demonstrate their painting and drawing skills during the reception.  Malachi will do commissioned pet portraits from photographs. Their work is frequently shown at Riverwalk Art Center.           

Other Gallery Night venues open on January 25 include Ubuntu Art Space, Gallery & Frame Shop, and Trista Holz Studios. This event is free and open to the public.

Find current information on Fond du Lac Gallery Night at

Artdose Vol XXV now available online

We are thrilled to release our 25th issue of Artdose Art Guide. Artdose was started in Sheboygan in 2013 as a way to bridge smaller art communities in North East Wisconsin. Today, it continues to promote and connect the visual arts and artists across North East and South East Wisconsin. There are a lot of great art, exhibitions, and events happening over here.

Artdose is one way of bringing it to the forefront.  

Vol XXV issue features artist, Mary Bergs from Benton, WI. 

Image courtesy of the artist

Artdose VOL XXV would be not be possible without the continued support of the following: Art in Algoma: First FridayEighty Art & DesignLakeshore Art Supplies, LLCThe Pink Llama Gallery, and Riverwalk Art Center. 

This issue runs from January 1 – March 31, 2019.

New Additions

On the right side bar, you can visit our sponsors by clicking their name. In addition, you can also click on the artists’ names in our artist directory. 

Wondering what is happening this year? There is a countdown located on the right side bar, which will be used as a way to keep you informed on upcoming exhibitions and events. 

Artdose Art Guide and FRANK & CO have merged to offer your more art at your fingertips via and the FRANK & CO WI art e-newsletter

Artist Mary Bergs interviewed by Erika L. Block [link]

Distribution Sites [link]

New works at the Blue Awning Gallery

Blue Awning Gallery

303 N. Franklin Street

Port Washington, WI


New Works Now Showing at Blue Awning Gallery by Beth Stoddard, Lori Gramling, Patty Voje and James Kiesow, SAA.  Come in and see all the great original art on view!  Perfect One-of-a-kind gifts for this holiday season! Join me for a cup of cider during the month of November.