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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]

Artdose Art Guide VOL XXII featured artist, Amy Soczka

Written by Erika L. Block

Amy Soczka has dedicated her life to creating contrasting beauty in a constantly evolving environment. She is best known for her large-scale paintings of densely-grown landscapes featuring “not-quite real” flowers and foliage. Her current work is a series of acrylic paintings on canvas depicting lush floral motifs, geometric and natural patterns, and the occasional portrait of imagined figures. She is inspired in part by the patterns in nature and architecture, and is heavily influenced by the illustration and graphic design of styles of the 1980’s. “When I was very young we had Lisa Frank designs on everything, and I remember being so impressed by this person whose drawings were everywhere but I had no concept of how that worked. I loved how crazy those designs were, so perfectly 80’s. We are so inundated with imagery in a new way now – constantly taking in information and processing it however we do, and I probably have hundreds of artists that I love now that reach a bit beyond the cover of my 4th grade Trapper Keeper®.” Later on, she saw a poster of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” which sparked a passion for the artist and others like him, finding herself drawn to the unique color palette and geometric designs. It is easy to spot this unlikely combination of influences, as well as her former career in graphic design, within Soczka’s current body of work.

Amy earned her BFA from MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design) and studied for one year at Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin, Italy. She was employed as a graphic designer for ten years and ran a small wholesale stationary business on the side before becoming an artist full time. Soczka realized that the traditional workplace was not for her, and “said goodbye to the desk life” when her first child was born. She purchased a home that included a large pole barn (previously used as a vintage car museum) and created an ideal studio space, which changed her entire approach to her work. “It is quite literally my younger self’s dream come true.”
Her greatest hope for anyone viewing her work is that it causes pause. “I would like to imagine someone standing as close as they can get to the work, and for them to get lost in a daydream.” She also hopes that viewers will find their own ideas and meanings within the work. “I feel like we all have some overlapping stories, I just hope my work makes an appearance in a few new ones.”

Amy’s work is included in the permanent collection at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas as well as in the homes of several private collectors. To learn more about Amy Soczka and her work, please visit and follow her on Instagram at

Click here to see her work.

Click here to hear her interview on FRANK & CO Podcast. 

Get your hands on a copy at the following locations: Eighty Art & Design, Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC, The Pink Llama Gallery, Plymouth Arts Center, Riverwalk Art Center, and the Algoma Chamber of Commerce. 

Erika L. Block is a professional writer and designer working exclusively with the art, music, publishing, film and fashion industries. She is also a contemporary mixed media artist.

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Artdose Artist Directory Call for Submissions

Buy original works of art. Buy Wisconsin art. Support local artists.

The aim of the Artdose Artist Directory is to become a go-to resource for people seeking information about Wisconsin artists. The artist directory spotlights artists by name, genre, website, and social media handles. This directory is a perfect resource for people looking at starting their own art collection.

For only $30/issue, your art will be shared in North East and South East Wisconsin via our circulation of 2,800+ Artdoses, inclusion to our website, and also the FRANK & CO Wisconsin art e-newsletter. 

This directory promotes these artists as a resource to collectors, art enthusiasts, and art patrons. 

Submissions now open!

Deadline is set for December 1 by 11:59pm. 

These submissions will be included in the upcoming Artdose Vol XXI (to be released early January 2018)

Click here to learn more. 

Artdose Vol XIX is now online

A huge thanks to our sponsors for their continued support: Global Arts, Mel Kolstad, ArtenSoul Studio, The Sheboygan Visual Artists, Joyce Babel Worth Art & Design, Riverwalk Art Center, The Pink Llama, Two Fish Gallery, Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC., The Hub/Seranya Studios Art Boutique, and Eighty Art & Design. 

Artdose is happy to welcome Huntzinger Willadsen Studio.

This issue’s featured artist is Ryan Woolgar from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Written by Erika L. Block.

Layout by Sally Carson.

This issue can be found at these following places in early July: James May Gallery, Cedarburg Art Museum, The Pink Llama, Lost Moth Gallery, Two Fish Gallery, Riverwalk Art Center, Ubuntu Art Space, Global Arts Gallery, Frank Juarez Gallery, Material Studios & Gallery, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, The Hub/Seranya Studios Art Boutique, ArtenSoul Studio, Eighty Art & Design, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Knaak + Juarez Studio, Huntzinger Willadsen Studio, Lakeshore Art Supplies and The Sheboygan Visual Artists.

Click here to view VOL XIX.

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.

November Art Happenings at Lakeshore Art Supplies

Lakeshore Art Supplies

1109 North 9th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081


In this workshop you will complete a painting of your own pet! Here is how it works:

1. Register with Lakeshore Art Supplies
2. Email Lori a digital photo of your pet.
Use this address:   *(only 1 pet, please. Any pet will work!)
3. Come to the workshop on June 25th!

Lori will use the photo you send to prepare your 9″x12″ canvas for the workshop. During the workshop, Lori will be assisting you and offering suggestions if you need them. You can work at your own pace, no pressure, just fun!

November 5th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $45
Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register.

Seating is limited. Ages 12+


Lakeshore Art Supplies will be hosting a monthly Art + Coffee gathering at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This social event is open to anyone interested in talking about art, recent exhibitions, articles, books, etc.

Our monthly featured artist will be present to talk about his/her work. Our next Art + Coffee with be on November 12th with Peg Haubert. This event is free to attend. The coffee is provided by our friends at Paradigm Coffee and Music.

November 12th, 10:30am – 12pm
Seating is limited.



Painting After Hours with Erica Jane Huntzinger

November 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $45
Seating is limited.

Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register.

Join us for a small group abstract painting experience led by local artist Erica Jane Huntzinger. Participants will leave with their own completed 9×12 abstract acrylic painting. Enjoy complimentary wine and a few art goodies to take home with you, courtesy of the store.

Participation is limited to 8 artists to allow for more individual time with the instructor.


 Encaustics Workshop with Peg Haubert

Peg will give an introduction to the medium and its history, followed by an overview of the supplies. She will then discuss ways to work with the medium using hot irons, propane torches, hair dryers, and brushes and scratch tools. Each participant will have time to play with these tools and create their own work of art to take home with them. All tools and supplies for this workshop will be provided. 

1. Learn to use recycled cardboard to make your own supports for encaustic paintings
2. Learn image transfer techniques that work well with encaustic photos, hand drawn and stock graphics,
    recycled greeting cards, Citra Solv papers
3. Learn how to embed and seal objects into encaustic
4. Make holiday greeting cards and ornaments
5. Embellish frames
6. Transform everyday items into works of art

November 12th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $45
Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register.
Seating is limited.

Those who attend will be eligible for a discount if they wish to purchase or order their own encaustics supplies after the workshop.

Looking Ahead: Artdose Art Guide turns 5 in 2017

As I was driving home from school today I realized that Artdose Art Guide will be turning 5 in 2017. I never imagined that this art publication would be seeing 5 years. 

What started as an idea in Sheboygan to promote the visual arts in my community has slowly grew to include other art venues, arts centers, art studios, galleries, etc from Algoma, Cedarburg, Elkhart Lake, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Plymouth, and Sheboygan. There are a lot of fabulous art happenings in our state. The Artdose Art Guide is just one vehicle to share and promote it. I am so thankful to be working alongside James May Gallery, Cedarburg Artists Guild, Cedarburg Art Museum, The Pink Llama, Two Fish Gallery, Gallery & Frame Shop, Langdon Divers Community Gallery, Macy Place, Riverwalk Art Center, Global Arts Gallery, Material Studios & Gallery, Plymouth Arts Center, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Knaak + Juarez Studio, Lakeshore Art Supplies, and the Sheboygan Visual Artists to continue to build art community in Wisconsin. 

I have had the honor of working with Pat Ryan, Dale Van Minsel, Dale Knaak, and Erika Block over the past three years to make this publication become reality. Most recent with Sally Carson who is currently designing the Artdose Art Guide. 

In addition, I would like to thank the following people for their continued support over the years – Tammie Strause (The Pink Llama), Pat & Karen Robison (Two Fish Gallery), Julie Balson (Gallery & Frame Shop), Mel Kolstad (Mel Kolstad Fine Art), Kathryn Dreifuerst (Riverwalk Art Center), Robert Jagemann (Global Arts Gallery), Susan Radke (Seranya Studios Art Boutique), Cindy Seibold-Hoeper (Lakeshore Art Supplies), and Peg Haubert (Sheboygan Visual Artists). 

Every issue of Artdose Art Guide features the works of an artist. We have featured the works by Pat Ryan (Sheboygan Falls), Paula Swaydan Grebel (Plymouth), the late George Vihos (Sheboygan), Tom Uebelherr (Sheboygan), Dale Knaak (Sheboygan), Mel Kolstad (Fond du Lac), Jeanne Kuhns (Egg Harbor), Cooper Diers (Sheboygan), Amy Jarvis (Fond du Lac), Daniel Rathbun (Cleveland), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Tom Rauwerdink (Sheboygan), Lois Bielefeld (Milwaukee), Ray Easley (Fall Rivers), Laura Weber (Cedarburg), and Kendra Bulgrin (Algoma).