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. 


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). 

















Lakeshore Art Supplies Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join LAS owner, Cindy Hoeper for a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Sheboygan Chamber on August 10th at 12pm.  LAS was introduced to the Sheboygan community in August of 2015 inside the Frank Juarez Gallery. Since January 2016 LAS expanded to the entire 800+ square foot space offering art supplies ranging from oil paints to sketchbooks, drawing pencils to printing ink, specialized papers to colored pencils, and so much more. 
LAS is located at 1109 N. 8th Street in downtown Sheboygan.

A new look for 2016 – Artdose Art Guide

1FrankJuarezGallery_27329_LayoutIn just a couple of days we will be ringing the New Year. The past three years have been amazing promoting the visual arts in Northeast Wisconsin. The Artdose Art Guide is officially covering the visual arts from the entire state. The goal of this project was to be the most comprehensive art guide available and although there is a lot of work ahead of me, I know this can be achieved. What started as a black-n-white art guide with a circulation of 600 has grown to a full-color art guide with a circulation of 1,200. This would not be possible with the continued support of the following: Tour of the Town Fond du Lac, Mel Kolstad, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Riverwalk Art Center, Gallery Frame Shop, Two Fish Gallery, Plymouth Arts Center, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, Lakeshore Art Supplies, LLC., and BAMCO WORLD.

I am excited to welcome The Pink Llama Gallery and the Waukesha Art Crawl into the Artdose family. 

I am looking forward to working with Sally Carson, graphic designer, from Sheboygan. I have been working with her on other projects for the past few years so I know she’ll rock this one. I have to give Erika Block from Creative Studios a shout out. She has been with me since the beginning of Artdose. Thank you, EB. 

Here are some new features that you can expect from the new Artdose Art Guide. 

  • a featured artist from Wisconsin along with a Portfolio page
  • a Calendar of Events with a listing of what is to come later in the year
  • content from Artdose Art Guide shared through my WI art e-newsletter, Frank & Co. This e-newsletter is scheduled to land in your inbox on Sundays at 7pm (CST). To subscribe click hereThis is a free subscription that will introduce you to more art happenings in Wisconsin.

I do hope you enjoy reading Vol XIII, which you can read online by clicking here

Here’s to 2016.


Frank Juarez




Introducing Lakeshore Art Supplies, Inc

Lakeshore Art Supplies, Inc

(inside the Frank Juarez Gallery)

1109 North 8th Street

Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081


Soft Opening: August 13, 6pm – 8pm.

Introducing Lakeshore Art SuppliesTo read the entire Lakeshore Art Supplies, Inc e-newsletter #1 click here to download.

The best way to stay up-to-date on what is happening at LAS is to subscribe to its bi-monthly e-newsletter. Click here. 

LAS is a proud member of the National Art Materials Association.