Category: Art Exhibit


I’m posting a few photographs of the artwork that will be showcased during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour.   iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is located in Arbor Vitae ,about 1 mile north of the Lakeland Airport. My studio is #12 on the brochures guide map.

To learn more about all the wonderful northwoods artists on the tour and view the guide map, go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The WALKABOUT series is inspired by the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs that I’ve been documenting since September  of 2015.  This collage was created from a variety of  original prints that have been cut, torn and/ or paper punched into a wide selection of formations.  The bear is created from paper toweling that has been water-colored and cut into a bear shape.  The background of this composition is created from an original Intglio Print that was water-colored to create more contrast, enhance the prints textures to  entice the viewers visual interest.

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During your visit to my art studio you will have the opportunity to learn how a collagraph plate is created and watch how an original Intaglio print is inked, the special printmaking paper (Rives BFK) is soaked, blotted and pulled through the Intaglio Printing Press to create a one of kind original print.

 

 

I’m extremely honored to be involved with the UW Marshfield/ Wood County Campus Art Department serving as the Art Director for Art Gallery 450.  The video above segment depicts a sample of the artwork created in Professor Kitty Kingston’s Art Studio Courses.  The video segment listed below showcases the 2016 Fall semester  art students  and the 2017 Spring semester art students actively involved in the art studio courses offered at the UW Marshfield /Wood County Campus.

The public is invited to journey through the colorful north woods  and stop in at the many art studios and art gallery’s along the way.

Here’s a little peek at some of the new items I have at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (listed as #14 on the art studio tour map).

 

The dragonfly themed photography and artwork are offered as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 prints as well as a  greeting cards and coasters.

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Leap of Faith is a series of artwork created to honor those families that have a child with autism.  The Leap of Faith series was inspired by my daughter who is a line a therapist for autistic children.  The artwork in this series is sold as originals, reproduction prints, coasters, a deck of playing cards, greeting cards and as a journal (lined pages).

To learn more about the northwoods art tour go the the following link: northwoodsarttour.com

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SURVIVORS is a new series of artwork inspired by three orphaned Kodiak bear cubs.  The artwork is offered as photographic prints, greeting cards, a deck of playing cards, journals, coasters and photographic books.

Here are just a few photographs from this past weekends guests participating in the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  Thank you to all my guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio Printmaking.  Thanks to my family members and friends that helped me during the art tour.  Thank you to Sharon Drawz, Allie and Scott Wendlandt and my husband Doug. I couldn’t of opened my art studio and participated in the tour without all of your help!  Thank you from the bottom of heart!  Allie, thank you for taking all of these wonderful photographs of the art studio during my demonstrations and visiting with the our guests.

This weekend during the art tour I will have a large selection of artwork on exhibit and for sale.  There are over 200 cards of two rescued Kodiak bear cubs as well as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 photographs and two different photographic books celebrating the first 15 months of the two Kodiak cubs.

In addition to the photography and books on the rescued Kodiak cubs I also have artwork that celebrates their survival in the format of collages and a charcoal drawing.  This series can be purchased in as an original or in a card format or reproduction print.

DSC_1343 Kodiak paw print This collage was created from handmade paper, original mono prints , a map and altered original and reproduction prints.

“Leap of Faith” is a series of seven compositions that honors the families with autism and can be purchased as cards and 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 reproductions prints.  The more fluid piece of artwork is derived from some fun experimental art projects that in it’s original size is about 1″ x 1 1/2″ in size and can’t be seen without the use of a slide a projector.

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I invite you to explore the diversity of artwork showcased at my art studio on July 29-30-31. To learn more about the north woods art tour go to   northwoodsarttour.com

TING  is a 32″ x 36″ pen and ink drawing enhanced with watercolor and colored pencils.  This composition was created while I was cleaning and painting my art studio.  I believe that some of the fumes from my cleaning products had an impact on the subject and style of this composition.  Ting was inspired by Dr. Seuss and a number of people immediately made that connection with Dr. Seuss and this composition.

Ting is only one of over 30 pieces of artwork on exhibit at the iMAGEiNETHAT! Art Studio located in Arbor Vitae, just 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport on Bayer Lake Road.  My studio is listed as #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR GUIDE. To learn more about the art tour go to  northwoodsarttour.com  The tour dates are July 29th, 30th, 31st and October 7,8 and 9th and the hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming 2016 NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR which will be held on July 29th,30th and 31st.  The art studio will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each of those days.  At this time I will not be able to take credit cards due to some technical difficulties.

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as #14 on the self guided tour map.  My artwork is very diverse in medium and the subject matter always represents a mixture of the spirited girl from Chicago with a sprinkling of the Wisconsin North Woods life style.

During the art tour I will be demonstrating printmaking on my Intaglio Printing Press  and I look forward to answering any of your questions in regards to my original prints as well as the background stories behind the creations of my charcoal drawings, collages, assemblages and photography.

I hope you’ll stop in and explore the unique artwork at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio located five miles north of Woodruff  and 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport ,  just off of North Farming Road, first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go this link northwoodsarttour.com

The public is invited to attend the 18th Annual Student Art Exhibit sponsored by the student body at UW-Marshfield/WoodCounty.  The art exhibit runs from April 11th- May 15th,2016.  Gallery  450 Hour  Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery 450 serves as a teaching gallery with the UW-M/WC art students and the community, continuously using the current display for study.  It also serves as a place for professional artists from Central Wisconsin and beyond to showcase their artwork while sharing their expertise

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Come and explore the the northwoods of Wisconsin during July 25th-27th and discover the many artists of the northwoods.

I will be demonstrating the art of printmaking during these dates from 10:00 am- 5:00pm at Odonata Gallery located in Mercer Wisconsin, just off of Hwy 51 north.

Please stop in and join the fun!

To learn more about the NORTHWOOD ART TOUR go to
northwoodsarttour.com

The public is invited to view over 200 pieces of artwork ranging from painting, photography, printmaking,woodworking and drawings on exhibit and for sale beginning Thursday July 17th through Sunday July 20th, at the Manitowish Waters Community Center located on Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters Wisconsin.
Art Show Schedule is as follows…
July 17th, 9:00am-5:00pm
July 18th, 9:00am- 8:00pm
July 19th, 9:00am- 5:00pm
July 20th 9:00am- 2:00pm

Manito Art League artist provide demonstrations during the morning and afternoon hours, as well as a silent auction and many opportunities to talk to the artists during the show.

The Manito Art League, Art Show is open to the public at no charge and families are always welcome

Manito Art League is a non for profit organization and has awarded more than $155,000.00 in scholarships over the years, thanks to the gifts of our many patrons. This year the League will award approximately $5,000.00 in scholarship funds to area residents age 18 and older to promote and foster artistic pursuits. The Manito Art League is extremely grateful for the continued support of it’s patrons. Their generosity has made our scholarship program a great success. “We acknowledge Ms. Flora “Be” Dunlap of Rockford, Illinois, who administers the annual $500.00 Ruthford/Raedeke Memorial Scholarship in the Arts. We appreciate her generosity of time and spirit. We would also like extend a special “thank you” to the Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation for it’s generous donation of scholarships to the Manito ArtLeague members over the years.
To learn more about the Manito Art League’s 2014 Summer Art Exhibit and workshops go to the following link http://manitoartleague.blogspot.com/