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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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

April Art Happenings at Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC

Art + Coffee with Stue Cimabue

Saturday, April 8th, 10:30am – 12pm

Seating is limited.

Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC hosts 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 their work. This event is free to attend. The coffee is generously provided by our friends at Paradigm Coffee and Music.

Paint Your Pet with Lori Scherer
Saturday, April 8th, 1pm – 4pm

Seating is limited.

This workshop is suitable for beginning painters, as well as those who’ve painted before.
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:
Only one pet, please.

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! Materials will be provided. Bring an apron or wear old clothes that you won’t mind getting some paint on!

Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register. Ages 12+.

Painting After Hours with Erica Jane Huntzinger
Wednesday, April 19th, 6pm – 8:30pm

Seating is limited.

Join us for a small group abstract painting experience where you’ll create your own 9×12″ abstract painting. Materials and refreshments provided.

Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register.

About the Instructor:
Erica Jane Huntzinger is a professional artist who holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Art and �Master of the Arts in Art Therapy. To learn more about her, please visit

Adult Coloring Club

Thursday, April 20th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Need a little me-time once a month? Join the LAS Coloring Club!
Once an activity intended for children, coloring has become a widely popular trend among adults. Coloring can be very therapeutic as a relaxing, meditative practice by helping to reduce stress and anxiety, increase creativity, and build mental strength.

Bring your own materials or choose from select supplied materials, plus take advantage of 20% off one non-sale item during this new monthly gathering. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a FREE adult coloring book!

Jewelry Trunk Show
Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Free Admission

Join us for the very first trunk show featuring jewelry by award-winning designer and salvage artist Erika L. Block. Find special one day only deals on limited quantity and one of a kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, keychains and more. Most items $20 or less!

Free Golden Demo: Acrylics and Mixed Media

Friday, April 28 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM


Please join us for a fun evening looking at new ways of working with acrylics and mixed media. We will look at transpatent gels and gritty pastes, all kinds of textures and bringing in papers and much more. FREE and free samples.

Golden 2-Day Workshop: The New Mixed Media
Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th
1pm-4pm (both days)
Cost: $45 each day or $85 for both days
Seating is limited.

Join us for a two-day workshop exploring new and energetic ways to combine acrylics and mixed media. Textures galore, textures from nature, incising, printing and even using latex molds to cast tree bark. All paints included. Bring your imagination and a willingness to explore.

Please contact Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC to register.

Sandie Bacon is a vesatile artist known both for her paintings and mixed media sculpture. She is a working artist representative for Golden Paints/Williamsburg oils, teaching workshops throughout the Midwest. To learn more about Sandie Bacon, please visit

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.

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