Sheboygan Visual Artists Golden Frame Awards

Please join the celebration! 
May 26, 6-10 PM
1201 Erie Ave 

This is the Final Friday event the art community and  thirty-four exhibiting SVA artists are excited about.

This is the annual event that will reveal and celebrate the results of our guest juror’s selections.

Arrive early!

Cast a vote for your personal favorite piece of art. The artwork with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award

Arrive early!

Try to successfully pick who  the winners will be.
Two Honorable Mentions, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winner and THE BEST OF SHOW

Doors open at 6 PM

Awards Ceremony 7 PM

Live Music by the Mark Lawrence Trio

Admission and Snacks are free

Affordable beverages available

Dress: Casual, Classy or Creative

Special Open Gallery Hours:
June 2,3 10-5PM, June 4th, 10 AM-4 PM during the Northern Moraine Driving Tour 
sponsored by Plymouth Art Center

About the show and juror.

This annual SVA event, coordinated by Artist Steve Thimmig, continues to offer an upscale theme. And this year “The Golden Frame Award”, created by SVA Artist, Ray Hagerman, has taken center stage as the coveted award to win.
The “Best of Show” winner’s name will be added to the award but the trophy will stay in the gallery. In addition, there will be cash, awards, and ribbons given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd. –  two Honorable Mentions as well as the very important, “People’s Choice” Award that will be given to the artist deemed to be the best work in the show by visitor votes during the opening reception.

Distinguished guest juror Leslie Walfish, Art Curator of the Lawton Gallery and an Instructor in Arts Management at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She previously served as the Curator and Director of the Edna Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point from 2015 – 2016 and was the Gallery and Collections Coordinator of the Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University from 2007 – 2015. Leslie received a Bachelors degree in Art History from James Madison University, a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Arizona and a Masters degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has curated exhibitions and worked with artists from around the world. Her exhibitions utilize a variety of mediums, styles, and techniques that highlight diverse perspectives in the gallery.

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New Issue Available Online, Artdose Art Guide Vol XVIII

We are happy to announce our newest issue of Artdose featuring works by Madison-based artist, Jenie Gao. We also welcome back contributing writer, Erika L. Block to Artdose. This issue has some exciting events/news ranging from the upcoming Plen Air event in Cedarburg to the Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour in Plymouth and Sheboygan, the opening of The Hub in Plymouth to the opening of the Frank Juarez Gallery in Milwaukee.

A huge thanks to our sponsors for their continued support: Cedarburg Artists Guild, The Pink Llama, Two Fish Gallery, Riverwalk Art Center, Global Arts Gallery, Frank Juarez Gallery, Material Studios & Gallery, Plymouth Arts Center, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, Eighty Art & Design, Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC, Liz Ann Lange Art, and The Sheboygan Visual Artists. 

To view this issue simply click the image below or click here.

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). 

















Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts Members Show 2016

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

51 Sheboygan Street

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935


Congratulations to all of the artists! This annual exhibition features works from Friends of THELMA, members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts, Fond du Lac Artists Association, and the Sheboygan Visual Artists. This show runs until November 12, 2016.