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.

For more information contact:

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.

Chalk It Up Event coming to Sheboygan

Image courtesy of SVA
Image courtesy of SVA

The Sheboygan Visual Artists Mission is SVA is a growing and active network of visual artists and supporters that enriches the community through the visual arts.

They exist to empower visual artists through professional development and collaboration, create opportunities for the community to experience and enjoy the visual arts, and to promote member artists and their work.

One of the events that SVA has found success is the Chalk It Up event spearheaded by Marie Rose about a couple of years ago. Every first time event can be a bit unpredictable on how the community will respond with such event. It is great to see one person’s vision continued to develop into one of the summer highlights of art and community. 

Click here to read the article on Chalk It Up written by the Sheboygan Press.

Chalk It Up takes place on July 16 at the Mead Public Library, 710 8th Street in Sheboygan. 

To register: Registration and info available at

Kudos SVA!

Paint Your Pet Workshop at EBCO ArtWorks


For Immediate Release:

EBCO ArtWorks

1201 Erie Ave

Sheboygan, WI

Call: (262) 416-1ART (1278)

Peg Haubert, SVA Volunteer Marketing/Communications Lead

920-452-2699 (cell phone) 414-861-2025 –


“Paint Your Pet”

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Sheboygan Visual Artists is pleased to announce a new painting party series happening in the Art Factory. “Paint Your Pet” with SVA Artist Lori Scherer.

Three sessions are offered:

  • Thursday January 14, 2016 | 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday January 23, 2016 | 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursday January 28, 2016 | 7:00pm-10:00pm

Fee: $45 includes a 16×20 canvas, acrylic paints, all materials, supplies, snacks, and a beverage. You may bring your own favorite bottle of wine if you wish.

To register please send us your name and phone number and a digital photo of your pet to Please put “Paint Your Pet” in the subject line.

We will crop it, resize it, and apply it to a canvas. Our artists will have the painting areas clearly mapped out for you. The primed 16×20″ canvas is then ready for you to create a one-of-a-kind pet masterpiece. Any pet will work, only one pet per canvas.