Monday, July 16, 2018

Kerry Tharp #11 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

As a mosaic artist, I “paint” both abstract and representational nature scenes, using tiny pieces of stained art glass.  Why glass?  I’ve been amazed by its beauty and transparency since admiring the stained-glass windows of my hometown church.  I started out creating glass mosaics, with the intent of ‘progressing’ into stained glass artistry.  While I have learned the art of stained glass, I found it too restrictive after experiencing the liberty that mosaics offers as a method. 
I have two bodies of work.  My abstract pieces include bold use of color.  Careful attention is given to the choice and placement of tesserae in attempt to achieve a harmonious flow (andamento).  Inspired by the glass itself, I join colors and patterns of glass that I love and want to see together in a collage.   I lay them out, similarly to piecing a quilt.    My representational pieces, often landscapes, are loose but realistic in color.  They are an attempt at ‘painting’ with glass and creating brushstrokes by thoughtful placement of tesserae; shape and form by color and line.
From my photographs, I draw a general sketch, sometimes painting the scene as a watercolor to further develop it.  Wheel nippers and a scoring tool/running pliers are used to hand-cut and shape the glass tesserae.  Much time and precision goes into the tedious cutting and placement of tesserae.  Though some have called this “a lot of work”, for me it is an incredibly meditative pastime and there is a satisfaction to be found in bringing forth exactly what I am envisioning.  I use direct method mosaic and finish with grout.  In addition to art glass, I will incorporate mirror; hand-tumbled or beach stones; hand-built, kiln-fired clay pieces.




Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website:  mosaicsbykerry.com


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Clarey Wamhoff #11 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Sense of place or feeling of home has always been an integral part of my art. Through exploration of pattern and color, I interpret the identity and emotion of a landscape.  My paintings are often described as both heartfelt and happy!


Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website:  clareywamhoff.com


Sunday, July 8, 2018

SPONSOR- Vines to Cellar on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th









Vines to Cellar Winery located in Port Washington WI where you can come in for a Sample, Glass, Bottle or Batch.  We are one of the few wineries were you can make a batch of wine that will be maintained by Jim our winemaker until you return to bottle, cork, foil and label in 4-8 weeks.  We also carry a full supply of beer and wine making supplies along with wine and beer themed gift for all occasions.  Need a special gift, you can pick a wine and have a custom label created while you wait.
   Although small in size we are big in flavor.  Stop in for a taste and stay for a glass or two.  Vines to Cellar has a small party room that can be used for a variety of groups and classes.  Call us for details.

SPONSOR- Gallery 224 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Gallery 224


GALLERY 224 IN PORT WASHINGTON INVITES YOU TO THEIR SUMMER SHOWS


This summer we celebrate our 7th anniversary and 40th exhibition with a show called BIG IDEAS. Please join us Friday, June 8, 5:00-7:00, for the opening reception. This exhibition features the work of Tom Bamberger, Emily Belknap, Tom Loeser, and Katie Ries, along with a Community Garden Wall of flowers by over 30 artists. 

Sunday, June 24, 6:00-7:00, enjoy an evening of poetry with Milwaukee poet laureate Roberto Harrison at Gallery 224, with a special appearance by Miles Stimac, local poet and Port Washington High School senior.
Saturday, August 4, 8:00-3:00, the third annual Port Washington plein air event Paint-Out Port. More information to come.
Saturday, August 4, 5:30-8:00, opening reception for the Paint-Out Port exhibition at Gallery 224. This is a pop up exhibition featuring the plein air paintings created during the Paint-Out. The exhibition will be up through August 25.

Summer hours begin in June; Gallery 224 will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-2:00.  

We welcome Cassandra Webb as our Summer Intern. Cassie is going to be a junior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the fall.

Studio 224 Update: Artist in residence, Nicole Shaver is in Iceland this summer where she is working on a series of paintings and drawings that speak to the transient nature of place. Richard Taylor is featured this month on our website, read more about Richard here. Berel Lutsky is co-coordinating the Really Big Prints event at UW Manitowoc, July 11-14 and artist Brian Galloway will be printing at the event for Studio 224. Studio 224 is open to the public every Saturday from 10:00-1:00. 






Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Nancee Ariagno #9 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Nancee Ariagno’s  original punch needle designs have been published in Punchneedle & Primitive Stitcher,  Simply Vintage, and The Wool Street Journal.  Her work has been dubbed PRIMSICLE a combination of Primitive and Whimsicle.




Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage

Monday, July 2, 2018

Diane Boer-Henke #10 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

I have been working with clay on and off for 35 years…
I am inspired by life and the faces of people I have met. Faces are like a map that can illustrate our experiences and emotion. I am wonderfully intrigued by the lines etched by time on each of us dwelling on this earth. 

I welcome you to visit my studio and see what emerges from the clay….






Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: boerworks.com



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Terry Lockwood #18 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Terri is a mixed media painter and photographer with more recent emphasis on incorporating encaustic method and tools to her work. As a Wisconsin beekeeper and passionate nature lover, a harmonious process has developed using these combinations to achieve images that depict the beauty of the world around us.








Monday, June 25, 2018

SPONSOR- Santa Fe Shop on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th



The Santa Fe Shop
A unique and eclectic gallery filled with artwork, handbags, lamps, candles and decorative glass along with a wide variety of silver, amber, turquoise and inlaid jewelry. Representing over 50 artists from around the world, including exclusive representation of jewelry by international artist Sergio Bustamante


SPONSOR- Cedarburg Arts Museum on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th






Celebrating its fifth year as a part of the Cedarburg community, the Cedarburg Art Museum has many art and community-based events on the roster for the coming months! On view through summer and opening in early fall are numerous exhibitions— Paul Yank: Process and Perspective, From China With Love: Hand-Colored Photographs and Letters Home 1919-21, Altered Scale: Sculpture by Richard Taylor, selections from Cedarburg Plein Air Festival’s Best of Show, gifts of Carl Marr’s Milwaukee family, Leon Travanti: Main Streets, Art from the Jepson Collection, and of course, the exhibition of the museum’s annual juried show. With submissions open through July 31, Historic Cedarburg: Then and Now will be a juried exhibition celebrating the rich history and contemporary community of Cedarburg.

It is also Beer Garden season now through Wine & Harvest Festival! Every Thursday through September 13, the museum’s back garden will have live music, food from local vendors and restaurants, featured artists from our gift shop, and great libations. All are welcome to drop in, no cover. Other exciting events happening in the upcoming months include Main Street Art Camp for kids, Yoga and a Beer, and the Metal Pour (which will coincide with the Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour).

The calendar of events, exhibition info, and more are available on our website, cedarburgartmuseum.org, by calling 262-377-6123, or emailing info@cedarburgartmuseum.org.

SPONSOR- Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th



The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) is the only museum devoted to the creation, education, and preservation of fiber arts in Wisconsin. In 2011, an 1850's barn in Cedarburg was restored for use as an temporary exhibition space, preservation room, classrooms, and offices. The property also includes a farmhouse, summer kitchen, blacksmithery, lambing shed, privy, chicken coop, and corn crib all dating back to their use as a late 1800's working German farmstead. WMQFA offers quarterly themed fiber art exhibitions as well as both adult and youth educational programming throughout the year. We are dedicated to educating the public about the artistic, cultural, historical, and social importance of fiber art.



Details:
N50 W5050 Portland Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012

262-546-3000

Open Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, closed Monday - Tuesday.

Docent led group tours available. Contact director@wiquiltmuseum.com to plan a trip or receive more information.

2018 exhibition schedule:
Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm
December 7, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince
March 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Bouquet of Applique
March 15, 2018 - June 17 2018

13th Quilt Nihon
June 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Fiber Arts in the Digital Age
September 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Deb Rolfs #18 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

 Painting is challenging, therapeutic and relaxing for me.  I am inspired by color, and incorporate bold colors in my paintings.  I try to convey warmth, optimism and fun in my paintings.  While I love the process of painting - creating and watching the painting unfold - my greatest joy in painting is when someone else enjoys the piece.

I am the President of the Cedarburg Artists Guild.  My most recent project was to complete 70 paintings in 70 days of Cedarburg homes.  These homes, along with still lifes and landscapes, were on display in my solo exhibit, “Come Home:  the Art of Deb Rolfs,” at the Cedarburg Cultural Center from July 18 through August 27, 2017.  I was recently the winner of the “People’s Choice” Award in the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s “Third Annual Members’ Exhibit” in December of 2014, and awarded a blue ribbon in the Ozaukee County show in March 2015.  I was the CCC’s Artist in Residence in January 2015 and have taught painting classes at the CCC.  I also have three paintings in the permanent collection at the West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.

My original oil and acrylic paintings can be seen at the the Pink Llama Gallery and the Main Street Gallery in Cedarburg, WI.






Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: debrolfs.com

Friday, June 22, 2018

Laura Weber #18 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Laura Weber is a fiber artist focusing on functional and sculptural basketry. 
Laura first learned basket making like many before her, in the homes of others who shared their skills, whether out of the necessity of creating useful vessels, or a desire to pass on an ancient craft to future generations. She continues to work with traditional basketry materials and forms, yet often incorporates found objects and mixed media elements to create sculptural vessels.



Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: weberarts.com



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Andee Warren #15 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Many artists create work to be admired from afar, but pottery is best admired while eating.  For Andee Warren, there is no greater joy than knowing that her pottery is used and enjoyed regularly.  She creates functional, durable pottery blending form, color and texture to create culinary costume in clay.





Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: cedarcreekpottery.com

Monday, June 18, 2018

Judith Kervin #15 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th


My art is created by using various processes and mediums. I create jewelry, paintings, printmaking and conceptual art. I am inspired by natural formations, patterns and colors found in geological subject matter.




Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: JudithKervin.com

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ryan DeLoge #26 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Ryan DeLoge
Ryan Mathew Photography

Ryan DeLoge is a landscape and nature photographer based out of Milwaukee WI. His work strives to encapsulate the unspoken voice of the wilderness. Uses of vivid colors and deep contrast illustrates the style of his photography, but also the importance and fragility of the environment. His work is inspired by the photos of Ansel Adams and Group f/64. Writings from Henry David Through and Aldo Leopold also provide a constant backdrop for all his pieces. 5% of all revenue made will be donated to the Sierra Club Foundation to help promote conservation and environmental stewardship throughout the world.        



Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my Facebook page: facebook.com/pg/ryanmatthewphotography

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tom Kubala #16 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Like most of us, Tom began painting soon after learning to walk. Unlike many,
drawing and painting has been his constant companion ever since. Currently,
Tom paints weekly with a group of friends known only to themselves as the
Dumpster School. His subjects range from local architecture and landscapes to
still life objects. Watercolor has been Tom’s media of choice primarily because of
it’s simplicity and portability, painting outside is a particular pleasure for him.

Watercolor is a fascinating medium, it has a mind of its own. Tom finds a major
task in painting is getting out of the way, both spiritually and physically.
Spiritually, to see the painting as it unfolds - without the filter of a concept or
abstract notion. Physically, so as not to interfere with the paint’s own mixing -
directly on the paper. Tom believes that a painting is a painting, that it must
stand on it’s own as a collection of colored blotches on white paper, a collection
that has the ability, if organized properly, to bring life to the world where none
existed before. Subject matter is only a starting point for his paintings, an
organizing framework for color and value.





Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: tomkubala.com


Monday, June 11, 2018

Claudette Lee-Roseland #17 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th


Claudette is a painter of medium to large format, acrylic, abstract paintings on canvas or board.  She accepts commissions, adapting paintings to size, shape and color requirements.
Her work is included in many corporate collections, offices and homes.  Claudette also works in landscape style, adapting clients photographs to paintings for a lasting memory.




Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Haley Maxine Grebe #12 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Haley Maxine Grebe was born legally blind and sees the world with no depth perception. She grew to love two dimensional art because she could transfer her view of the world onto a flat surface which is the way she had always experienced it.  Some of her paintings and drawings focus on details in nature like her view through a magnifying glass while others become distant blurry impressionist landscapes.  Working in acrylic or chalk pastel her colors are intense because she sees colors very intense since her eyes have little pigment.



Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 



Monday, June 4, 2018

Mary Ellen Mueller #19 on the 2018 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 12-14th

Mary Ellen Mueller holds a degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater which included study in Florence Italy where she was introduced to the process of etching and the love of architecture.

She enjoys the detail of the etching process, the spontaneity and surprise effects of monoprints and the challenges of plein air painting. Mary Ellen enjoys commissions of architectural drawings of homes, buildings and landmarks.

Her self published book “A is for Amaryllis” incorporating the alphabet using the illuminated letter and teamed with flowers and their meanings is a labor of love.






Feel Free to Visit me at my website for more info on my work, 
Click on my website: maryellenmueller.net