Building Art Community: Celebrating 10 Years of Local Visual Arts (2007-2017)

When I moved to Sheboygan in 2004 one of my goals was to find artists to hang out with. It wasn’t until 2005 when I met artist, Dale Knaak at EBCO in Sheboygan. I had asked him if he knew of any local art groups I could join. Sheboygan is the third city that I have lived in so I was a bit surprised to find out that there was not such a group. Although there was no ‘art group’ there were artists. This was good!

I came to a pivotal moment in my life when I asked myself, “why should I go to another city to find opportunities as an artist?” “Why not create them here?” This became the beginning of this journey. As they say, the rest is history.

Fast forwarding to today –  it is amazing to see the visual arts in Sheboygan County continue to flourish. You have those that have been around for a long time such as the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Plymouth Arts Center, Two Fish Gallery, and Z Spot Espresso & Coffee. You also have those that have been around for a while such as the Sheboygan Visual Artists and ArtenSoul Studio. You have those that are a new addition such as the Lakeshore Art Supplies, Knaak + Juarez Studio, Liz Ann Lange Studio, and Eighty Art & Design.

With this in mind, “I believe a community is not defined by the entity of one, but rather as a whole”. In order to continue to move into the future, we need to support each other today.

This book, “Building Art Community: Celebrating 10 year of local visual arts (2007-2017)” is about celebrating the passion for art. Art is not only a powerful medium that impacts our own wellness, but also brings others together to experience the creativity, beauty, and inspiration we find in our own community.


Frank Juarez

Founder of Artdose Art Guide

Building Art Community: Celebrating 10 Years of Local Visual Arts (2007-2017)

Retail Price: $15.00

This publication features a small sampling documenting various art-related activities sprinkled throughout our community. All images were submitted at the time of printing. 

The perfect bound publication contains 80 pages of full-color images, testimonials, a dedicated section titled, “Artist Spotlight”, and a list of  where to buy original works of art. 

Cover photo credit: Tom Ferguson.

Published by Artdose Art Guide, 2017.

Layout by Sally Carson.

Limited Quantity: 50

(Stock code: PHOTOBK2017)

Click here to purchase this publication.

This publication will be available early June 2017. 


Transplant Eyes at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Click here for detailed information:
Reception: June 2, 5-9pm.
Exhibition dates: June 2 – July 8, 2017
Image left: Nina Ghanbarzadeh, detail, collage, 2017
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
839 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Call for Entries – Beatles Themed Exhibition at The Pink Llama

Call to Artists

W62N580 Washington Avenue

Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012




  • June 1-17: Submissions accepted
  • June 18 – June 24: Artists notified
  • June 25 – July 1: Drop off work
  • July 8: Show opens w/artists’ reception from 6PM to 8PM
  • August 13: Show closes

August 14-31: Pick up unsold art


I became a fan of the Beatles in high school and I grew to appreciate them even more when I was in my 30’s. I love their catchy tunes, simple harmonies and the emotions their music evokes. To me, there’s nothing like listening to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” when I need to be inspired or motivated.

Regardless of age, gender, social status or race, the music of the Beatles has entertained and inspired so many of us. As such, it seems logical for me to choose the band for this year’s summer show. Inspired by The Beatles will run July 8 through August 13.


  • All 2D and 3D mediums are eligible for submission:


  • Must be original work;
  • Regardless of medium, the art must fit the theme;
  • Completed work (including frame, if appropriate) can be no larger than 12” in any direction;
  • Work must have been created in the last 12-months and have not been exhibited anywhere in Ozaukee County.
  • All work submitted must be for sale;
  • Artist is responsible to ensure that all work is ready to hang or display.
  • Interested artists should submit the following to
  1. Submit up to 3 high-res images in JPEG format;
    • Label your digital art file with the title and your name.
    • Ex: When I’m 64_Zeb Chelsnick;
  2. Artist Resume with biography, and information regarding current and previous gallery representation;


  • Submissions accepted June 1-17, 2017;
  • Jury will review submissions and notify artists via email by June 24;
  • Delivery of work to The Pink Llama Gallery June 25 through July 1;
  • Show will open July 8, 2017, with an artists’ reception from 6PM to 8PM (artists in the show are encouraged to attend);
  • Show runs through August 21, 2017:
  • Artwork must be picked up at the gallery by August 31, 2017, no exceptions.


  • Sales will be cash and carry unless the buyer is local and agrees to the art remaining onsite for the duration of the show;
  • Artist will receive 60% of the sale and gallery 40%.


  • Accepted artwork must be in good repair, ready for display and/or ready to hang;
  • Any work that requires hanging must be wired;
  • Only 1-piece per artist will initially be selected for showing;
    • Replacements may be eligible if cash and carry (artist will be contacted).

For additional information about this show, contact

Abstract Perspectives Exhibition at Global Arts Gallery, Manitowoc

Please join us on February 11 from 1-4pm for the conclusion of the DIY Gallery: A Deeper Look into the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. The exhibition that the Appleton Career Academy art students is titled, “Abstract Perspectives”, under the facilitation of Appleton art teacher, Elyse Lucas and art educator/founder Frank Juarez. This exhibition feature the works of Wisconsin artists featured from this project. They are Daniel Fleming, Erica Jane Huntzinger, Tonia Klein, Melissa Dorn Richards, Sara Risley, and Sara Willadsen. Also exhibiting is invited artist Julie Jilek from Appleton and a special installation by Rudy Rotter.

Global Arts Gallery is located at 702 York Street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220. Reception: 2/11, 1-4pm.

January 30 – February 25, 2017


Color Pop Exhibit at the Plymouth Arts Center

dangling-participle-24x18The Plymouth Arts Center & Gallery 110 North proudly present “Color Pop” Art Exhibit which runs from January 27 – March 17, 2017.  This exhibit features the artists Claudette Lee-Roseland and Jeanette Payne.  Color is important to both of this show’s artists.  Claudette Lee-Roseland’s abstract paintings use color to amuse, interest and inform the viewer through oils, acrylics and encaustic mediums.  Vibrant gemstone colors of anodized niobium pop in the jewelry of Jeanette Payne. You will be “warmed” by the visual of this show.  Our opening reception is Friday, January 27 from 4:30-7:30pm with an Artists’ Talk from 4:30-5pm.  This event is free & the public is welcomed.  

The exhibition is sponsored by Franz Backus and Justin and Kelly Webb/Sun Graphics.

Plymouth Arts Center is located at 520 E Mill St, Plymouth, WI 53073.