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. 

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Winners of the Plymouth Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Membership Exhibition

ExhibitionThe Plymouth Arts Center Announces the Winners of its 21st Annual Holiday Membership Exhibition

The public was invited to join members of the Plymouth Arts Center for the festive opening reception of the 21st Annual Holiday Membership Exhibition on Friday, December 2, 2016. J. Gregory Vadney, Executive Director of the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, served as Judge for this event and presented the awards. The 85 pieces of art in this show celebrate the creative and diverse talents of Plymouth Arts Center members.  Viewers are treated to paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel as well as photographs, mixed media pieces, sculptures, porcelain painting, prints, stoneware, forged iron and more. Presenting sponsors for this exhibit are Mooney & Siegert Law Office and Kathy and Paul Sartori.  This exhibit runs from December 2nd through January 20th
The Judge stated:  “Thank you to the Plymouth Arts Center for the opportunity to again participate as a judge for the Holiday Membership Exhibit.  In a membership exhibit, we’re given a sort of snap shop illustration of what this particular institution is as this moment.  Each artwork, no matter the media used, contributes to this glimpse.  As a visitor, as a collector or as a judge, I visit an exhibit with the same simple desire:  Show me something I can’t get everywhere else.  It may be virtuosity – demonstrated skill in the artist’s chosen media that clicks with my sensibilities.  Alternately it may be audacity – a perception of risk communicated by the artist in their art.  Often, it is a balance of both:  Accessible, but with a glint of daring.” The winners are:
Oil Painting by Artist LORI BERINGER
Judge’s Comments:“A superbly executed painting in the impressionist style. 
The offsetting colors of the house and surrounding vegetation strikes a distinct mood.”

Acrylic Painting by Artist THERESE RANDALL
Judge’s Comments:“A high quality illustration which uses acrylic to its advantage. 
Educated shadowing and depth makes this a lively painting.”

Mixed Media by Artist KAY JELINEK       
Judge’s Comments: “A vibrant, energetic abstract. 
This mixed media has purpose and a pleasing color palette.”

RODEO WOMAN                
Oil Painting by Artist MARY ULM-MAYHEW
Judge’s Comments: “The personalities of the two characters in this scene stand out. 
By concentrating on the foreground, the eye is drawn to the faces, which convey a great deal of emotion.”

Oil Painting by Artist WANDA YUHAS WELLER
Judge’s Comments: “Confident brushwork and a forceful composition.”
O’ GREAT SPIRIT           
Oil on Canvas by Artist PENNY KLEFSTAD 
Judge’s Comments: “I don’t rate art on political overtones, but this peaceful nocturne scene contrasts sharply with the tipis currently facing the literal and metaphorical cold winds in Standing Rock, ND.  This luminous creation is understated.”
Watercolor by Artist KATHLEEN MULHOLLAND
Judge’s Comments: “A delightful blended watercolor.”
FAIR TIME                       
Altered Photograph by Artist DALE VAN MINSEL
Judge’s Comments: “Often, digital artists fall into the trap of mimicking traditional visual arts media.  This is a unique example of an artist using the benefits of digital technology to create a new type of art.”
Presented in memory of Robert Heuel, O.P.A., nationally recognized oil painter, who was our friend and one of the first to support the original mission of the Plymouth Arts Center … to provide a professional venue for the exhibit of fine art created by Wisconsin artists.
Monoprint/Ink/Watercolor by Artist SHARON GARRISON
Judge’s Comments: “A well-constructed, well thought multimedia portrait full of personality and charm.

Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour (2nd Annual), June 3-5 ,2016


Event Title: Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour (2nd Annual)

A free Three Day self-guided Tour of Artists’ Studios, Galleries, Boutiques

Date: Fri & Sat, June 3 & 4, 2016 10am to 5pm and Sunday, June 5, 10am to 4pm.

Admission: Free

Contact: Donna Hahn, Executive Director


Phone: (920) 892-8409

“Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour,” Three Day

Self-Guided Spring Art Tour

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 10.02.36 AMA Behind the Scenes Arts Experience at Area Artists’ Studios, Galleries, and Boutiques. Visit over 38 local artists tucked away in historic buildings, home studios, boutiques, galleries, and at the tour headquarters, “the Plymouth Arts Center” during our 2 nd Annual Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour. Last year’s premier event was so successful, that a third day “Sunday” has been added to the tour. Tour dates are: Friday and Saturday June 3 and 4, 2016 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, June 5 from 10am to 4pm. Admission for this Self Guided Art Tour is absolutely free! Plan on bringing a group of friends for an exciting weekend and meet artists working as painters, printmakers, potters, furniture makers; fiber, glass, metal and leather artists, photographers and more. These artists reflect some of the amazing creative talent available right in our own communities. Tour Maps are available now at the Plymouth Arts Center and at all venues and also online:

The Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour is really a celebration of the visual arts and the creative process. The Plymouth Arts Center initiated this event to increase the visibility of the many fine artists working and living in the greater Sheboygan County area and to encourage an appreciation for the role that artists play in the vitality of our communities. For our visitors, it’s a rare opportunity for an up- close-and- personal arts experience, as some of the studios are only open to the public during this event. Several of the Artists will be demonstrating and most artists will have artwork for sale. Don’t miss it!

The Plymouth Arts Center, (presenting organization and tour headquarters) is located at 520 East Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth, WI. Look for brightly colored signs marking each of the 18 Art Tour sites in and out of town. For more information, please call the Arts Center at (920) 892-8409 or email: The event is generously sponsored by Sargento Foods.

This year’s participating artists are:

Artists at the PAC Headquarters: Judy Beyer, Phyllis Brillowski, Michele Gutierrez, Kitty Lynne Klich, Kathleen Mulholland, Patricia Reiher, Dan Rizzi

Artist’s Private Studios & Galleries: Abler Art Glass, John & Bonnie Abler and Naomi Abler-Schulz, Larry Basky Studio & Gallery, Dick Bemis-Bowl Dog Woodturning, Lori Beringer Fine Art Studio, Richard & Pamela Bronk, Chrysalis Bronk Art Studio and Barb Hollenback, Peg Haubert, ArtenSoul Studio, Frank Juarez & Dale Knaak Studio, Lisa Lehmann Photo Art Studio, Marie Mahan, Bella Marie Design Studio, Mark & Sylvia Mondloch-Silver Creek Pottery and Forge and Jeremiah Backhaus, Alan Pape, Log Cabin Studio, Redemption Cove: Linda Boehlke, Sarbina Boehlke & Irene Schmitz, Seranya Studios Art Boutique: Susan Radke, Kathy Cooney and Richard Rooker, The Sheboygan Visual Artists-SVA and Dennis Ninmer Photography, Paula Swaydan Grebel Studio, Cassy Tully Fine Art Studio, Two Fish Gallery, Patrick & Karen Robison

The Plymouth Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization solely supported through membership dues, sponsorships, corporate and private donations, grants, and through fundraising events. Gallery 110 North, our stunning art gallery, features rotating art exhibitions showcasing Wisconsin artists. A wide variety of art workshops and education programs for both adults and youth, are offered year round as well as a performing arts-musical and theatrical series, a gallery gift shop and a host of special events such as the “Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl,” “Paint the Town, en Plein Air,” bus trips, and more. The Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour helps to fulfill the PAC mission…… enliven the spirit of our community and to enrich the lives of all by providing diverse experiences in the Arts.

Gallery 110 North Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to

3:00pm. We are closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission to the Gallery is always FREE!

Click here to download the Northern Kettle Moraine Studio Tour brochure.


Endangered Spaces, Historic Places Exhibition by the Water’s Edge Artists at the Plymouth Arts Center

Plymouth Arts Center

520 East Mill Street

Plymouth, WI 53073

This exhibition ends May 30, 2014

Water’s Edge Artists – Painters for Preservation –is an alliance of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or threatened places. Our generous sponsor for this exhibit is the Plymouth Rotary Club.

The Water’s Edge Artists meet monthly to creatively capture both celebrated and humble environmental or historically significant treasures. The group engages with one another and the public, both as individuals and as a whole, through collaboration with and financial support of local environmental and historic preservation stewardship organizations. 

Through these joint efforts, WEA endeavors to stimulate awareness of the need to protect and celebrate our unique, precious and essential natural resources and historic places.

Image courtesy of the Plymouth Arts Center
Image courtesy of the Plymouth Arts Center
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