Reception Photos: The 365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Last night we hosted our artist reception for The 365 Artists 365 Days Project: The Show. This group exhibition celebrates the artists that have been featured in this project from 2014 – 2015. 

The Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery collaborated on this global art project and launched it on January 1, 2014. What began as a one-year project grew into two-years of featuring artists world wide. It was great to see the enthusiasm of artists through sharing our posts especially their own via social media. Although this project came to a close in 2015 we have decided to keep the site up and running. This project is too important to take offline. 

To our amazement, what started as a way to spotlight contemporary artists daily from across the country blossomed into getting the attention of artists from across the globe such as France, Germany, Slovenia, Australia,  Russia, London, Israel and the United Kingdom; to name a few. 

In 2017, Frank Juarez, Zina Mussmann, and Rachel Quirk decided to revisit this project. This time to co-curate it as a juried exhibition and bringing it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2018. This ambitious exhibition features local, national, and international artists from this project featuring works by Christian Arrecis (Illinois), Jill Christian (New Mexico), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Wisconsin), Samantha Haring (Ohio), Jeanne Heifetz (New York), Colleen Keihm (Illinois), Laurie LeBreton (Illinois), Jennifer Scheuer (Indiana), Emily Swinsick (California), Casey Whittier (Kansas), Connie Wolfe (Illinois), and Ana Perez Ventura (France).

This exhibition ends July 14, 2018.

If you go:

Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, #600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

frankjuarezgallery.com


Reception photos by Cate Elsbernd. 

To see more photos click here

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Ana Perez Ventura at H Gallery in Paris

ANA PEREZ VENTURA

La Mesure du Temps

Opening Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

Breakfast for the Press, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 9 to 11am

Exhibition from May 12 to June 3, 2017.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm.

Ana Perez Ventura was one of our featured artists in 2015.

Click here to read her interview.


image courtesy of the artist

Ana Perez Ventura is a Spanish artist based in France, but also a talented musician. Her work creates new correspondences between art and music while exploring the relationships between time, space and the idea of repetition. La Mesure du Temps is the first personal exhibition of the artist at H Gallery.

Ventura’s work had already appeared at the gallery in June 2016 in the group show, Harmonies Constructivistes. Her training as a pianist is the basis of her art. To develop the necessary qualities to a concert performer, a pianist must spend hours repeating the same gestures so that the body can internalize and integrate them. The artist establishes a synesthesia, an equivalence between music and painting and thus becomes a kind of human metronome. Music gives the impulse and the work visually explores the passage of time which is then reflected in the process of creating images.

Indeed, in the same way that a pianist must practice, repeat, memorize his scales and in the same way that a composer builds a score with motifs assembled in a certain order, the artist, involving her body by similar gestures, repeats again and again, on canvas or on paper, patterns in a particular order, while superimposing them. Ventura adds strata of colors and shapes to create her artworks. Likewise, the musician’s memory, notes and gestures superimpose the notes to make a synthesis, a melody, a music. She finds beauty in the technical aspects of her exercises, just like an athlete could find as much beauty in her training as in her victories. Her gestures measure and count time and, by inscribing themselves in space, her works make visible the music which, in essence, is impalpable.

Ana Pérez Ventura, Etude n°199, Acrylique sur toile, 38 x 46 cm, 2017

Neumes are signs of musical notation inherited from the Middle Ages. Their etymology, which means «which concerns air, breath», indicates that musical notation is already a writing of the time. The series of the Neumas by Ana Pérez Ventura is com- posed of 27 pieces based on the 24 studies and 3 other musical pieces by Chopin. The latter developed this pianistic genre by going beyond the educational aspect in order to make masterpieces of technique and emotion. To create this series, Ana transcribes the score with white and black points that correspond to the piano keys, she removes the rhythmic indications of the stave and reveals the relative relations between the notes. Each page is written on a layer of tracing paper and superimposed on the next page. The cryptic drawing becomes a real three-dimensional object whose plays of transparencies and nuances create subtle melodic forms.

Her series of Notages began when she was invited to participate in an exhibition on monochrome. The notages are an operation to record airs on music boxes hence the idea of drilling holes in her works. She first used a study by Chopin (op.10, no. 5) in which the right hand plays only on black keys. She continued this series with her works playfully nicknamed «beans», for the exhibition Réalités Nouvelles in which she participates regularly, using repetitive piano exercises that she describes as slightly boring, such as those by Lemoine or Hanon. The physical effort to drill the holes in the various materials, the variations in the depth of the holes themselves, the precision, the unacceptable slightest mistake, the patience and the discipline used in this series mirror the experience of a professional pianist.

The repetitive practice of scales is one of the exercises that each pianist must perform regularly. A scale is based on an ordered set of notes that follows a sequence of fixed intervals, which can be repeated on different octaves. The major scale is one of the most used musical components. It is possible to form a major scale from each of the 12 piano keys (7 white and 5 black). There are therefore 12 major scales. Each scale involves using a certain set of notes, a certain physical path that the fingers and hands of the pianist must learn by heart and repeat unceasingly.

The drawings of the 12 Gammes majeures series show the scores of the twelve major possible scales that use the maximum number of octaves according to the keyboard size. Ana Perez Ventura’s drawings work like geographical maps and indicate the paths that must be followed by fingers on the keyboard. The color of each note refers to the specific physical spaces that are the black and white keys.

Ventura’s paintings and drawings can be gathered under the name of Etudes. This series, begun in 2007, has undergone aesthetic and technical evolutions. In music, a study is a piece intended to solve a specific problem, usually technical, which is translated by a gesture, a concrete physical movement. For Ventura, the specific problem to solve is how to create an entire work from a continuous line in the same way that a piece of piano is played from beginning to end. She has engraved paint layers, applied the paint with markers transformed into tubes, quarter-turned her canvases and papers between each layer, drawn curves until reaching the limits of the canvas and of her own physical resistance.

In her Études, she explores the temporality of the painter’s gesture. The works are, therefore, the result of the rhythmic repetition of the same circular gesture which leaves a mark on the surface of the canvas by adding or subtracting matter. The repetition of this gesture makes the pictorial surface a weaving. Thus, the final image is the result of superimposed layers which give rise to an infinity of subtle variations in color and depth.

In music, studies are built around a single musical material, rhythmic and melodic patterns that repeat with slight variations and create a continuous writing that visually recalls a tapestry. In the same way, the plastic choreography of gestures and movements of Ventura creates works that are as swirling as hypnotic.

The conceptual and geometric works of Ventura reveal themselves to be of great poetry and immense beauty, for whom takes the time to look at them and immerse themselves in them. Their abstraction, their silence is only apparent since they evoke a sensitive, real and sonorous language: music. The notes, the inflections become colors, points, lines, holes, crevices and produce sounds that resonate, whether subtle or brilliant, in the heads of visitors… Beyond contemplation, a rhythmic, plastic, meaningful and physical spiral invites our imagination to a delicate and effervescent dance.

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Vilyana Milanova at Galerie Kras in Austria

Vilyana Milanova was one of our featured artists in 2015.

Click here to read her interview.

Below are some images from her current show in Austria.

Images courtesy of the artist and used with permission.


Painting by Vilyana Milanova

Painting by Vilyana Milanova

What do you see?

About What do you see?
It’s a touchable work – a woven textile with earplugs. It is made to be touched and not just seen with eyes. It brings the idea – you don’t need eyes to see, you need vision. 
The name of that work is, “What do you see”. With the headphones is “written” in braille – now I can see. So, the one who can’t physically see it, can ,however, touch it and be part of this process – “viewer” / artwork. I used earbuds because nowadays we use them a lot but it actually damages our hearing. So, I decided – first, I am going to destroy the ear buds. Second, I transformed their function – they are now a help for this artwork to be read. 
I wanted to make it because of all the people who can see something through other senses. We all have five sense and usually use only one of them to “see” the art.  – Vilyana Milanova
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Zina Mussmann – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Precautionary Measures III, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12", 2015

Precautionary Measures III, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12″, 2015

Briefly describe the work you do.

My studio practice revolves around confronting issues of safety, vulnerability, and perceptions of danger and anxiety. I make mixed media drawings that reflect the unease of contemporary existence and my own state of mind. In these drawings, I depict figures who are dressed in protective clothing in an environment that contains no discernable hazard. Lately I have been incorporating abstract floral shapes derived from my research into plants that are toxic to humans, some of which were often used in Victorian art to symbolize impending doom or a threating situation.

Tell us a little about your background and how that influences you as an artist.

I come from a very loving family who were also prone to worry and often overcautious and guarded as a general way of life. I grew up believing that there was danger lurking around every corner. This upbringing, combined with what I believe is a biological “nervous disposition” in myself, has turned me into a pathologically anxious individual. I have come to realize that this way of seeing the world is more common that I once thought. I believe that this constant state of fear is the way that we as a society have come to conceptualize our own existence.

The concept of the “artist studio” has a broad range of meanings, especially in contemporary practice. The idea of the artist toiling away alone in a room may not necessarily reflect what many artists do from day to day anymore. Describe your studio practice and how it differs from (or is the same as) traditional notions of “being in the studio.”

My studio practice consists of research, which can be conducted anywhere from my couch to simply walking down the street and observing. However, I value every moment I can spend within the walls of my studio; it has become a place where I can retreat, think and mostly importantly focus.

Precautionary Measures IV, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12", 2015

Precautionary Measures IV, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12″, 2015

What unique roles do you see yourself as the artist playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?

I never thought I would run a gallery. In 2011, Rachel Quirk and I rented a space that we intended to be a studio. We started to have open studio events and eventually renovated half of it into a formal exhibition space. We now show local and national artists.

I didn’t picture myself teaching because I have always considered myself somewhat of an introvert. When I’m in the classroom, however, I become extremely extroverted. I love working out ideas with students and helping them realize their goals.

Co-directing a gallery and teaching have made me grow and flourish as an artist. All three of these things inform and strengthen one another and I feel very lucky to be able to do them all.

When do you find is the best time of day to make art? Do you have time set aside every day, every week or do you just work whenever you can? 

I used to make art whenever my crazy schedule would allow. Recently, I have decided that it is important to me to set aside specific times and days just for studio work.

Precautionary Measures I, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12", 2015

Precautionary Measures I, Mixed Media on Paper, 9X12″, 2015

How has your work changed in the last five years? How is it the same?

This work started out by me passing time while waiting for some painting surfaces I had prepared to dry. I used to paint with oils and was very particular about my surfaces, so I would devote entire days to just getting things ready. I had some photos and started playing around by drawing from them, using inks and watercolors that were laying around in the studio. Painting has fallen by the wayside, and my practice is entirely mixed media. I also feel that I have gotten mixed- media to work better conceptually than I ever could with painting. I am now incorporating cut-out elements into the work, which is something I experimented with early on, but could not get to function the way I wanted to. It is my experience that my work evolves when it is ready, and I think it seems ready for this.

Are there people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers or even pop icons that have had an impact on the work you do?

The work of the writer Samuel Beckett has had a direct influence on the work. I started drawing on gray paper specifically because of reading Endgame. There is a part where one of the characters looks out of a telescope and reports all that he sees is gray. “Light black. From pole to pole.”

The Existential philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard’s themes of dread, anxiety, alienation, individuality and subjectivity has also had an impact on my life and work.

I’m always drawn to people that see the absurdity of the human condition.

If you had an occupation outside of being an artist, what would that be and why?

I have many interests such as philosophy, literature, psychology and science, but I see them as a way of informing my artistic practice. Early on, I thought I wanted to be an experimental psychologist, then a criminal profiler (brought on by watching too much X-files in the 90s), then a photojournalist. But art was always something that I kept coming back to and I decided to commit to it.

About

Zina 365 headshotZina Mussmann received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002 and an MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2008. She has exhibited her work regionally and nationally. Her work has been featured in the Manifest International Painting Annual, The Alchemy Magazine of Literature and Art and Lunch Ticket Magazine. Zina is the co-founder of Greymatter, an artist-run space dedicated to showing conceptually driven and challenging work by local and national artists; and the curator of 365 Artists 365 Days. She is also a faculty member at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she teaches in the Foundations Department.

Zina in Studio

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Rachel Quirk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Engulfed II (detail from series of 25 prints) Photo transfer on fabric 10x10” 2015

Engulfed II (detail from series of 25 prints)
Photo transfer on fabric
10×10”
2015

Briefly describe the work you do. 

My photo transfer work is about the complexity of stillness. When I think about what it means to be still and just be in your surroundings, there can be an uneasy feeling or conversely a tranquil feeling as well. I appreciate the subtlety of this experience and want to investigate it in my work. I keep the work within a vast open space and focus on one dense area to push the idea of stillness. The stillness can also be seen as isolation.

I enjoy the photo transfer process and the unpredictable nature of it. I can have an idea of how the image will turn out and inevitably I will be way off.    

Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on your work and on you as an artist.

I’m a sculptor at heart, but have been making 2d work most recently. My grad-work was object/installation-based, where I would incorporate video. That was definitely a point of departure for me. My videos were short loops of small actions repeating, like a head turning or a hand writing the same sentence over and over. I continue to be interested in small moments and the impacts and possibilities of them.

While on a trip with my mom I noticed we were going through a lot of tunnels. These were enormous tunnels that went through the sides of mountains. I took a number of photos as we went through them and as we exited. There was something very exciting to me about the possibilities that existed on other side of the tunnels. Would there be danger? Excitement? Beauty? Tragedy?

I brought these images with me into the studio and started to produce photo transfers—a process that is in itself unpredictable. The resulting images are abstract dark spaces in a vast open white space where the uncertainty of a moment is frozen in time.

IV (The Road Series) Photo transfer on fabric 20x16” 2015

IV (The Road Series)
Photo transfer on fabric
20×16”
2015

The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio.”

My studio practice is chaotic, I tend to work in bursts as the ideas come. I don’t have a typical set schedule for when I work in the studio, rather I’m working on ideas, filming and photographing when an idea strikes.

What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?

I don’t think I would’ve ever imagined I’d have an artist-run gallery space or be part of a project like 365. I have loved every minute of it. When my partner, Zina Mussmann, and I first rented our studio space it was not our intention to transform it into a gallery space. The building that we are in has a number of galleries and artist studios. We were asked to participate in an open studio event the building was having, and after taking part in a couple of these, we saw the possibility the space could have. We decided to reimagine the space and open it up for other artists to show. We now keep our studio practice in the back room and reserve the exhibition space for local and national artists. It has been a tremendously rewarding experience that I’m very glad we’ve taken on.

When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?

A little bit of both, I have some set time in the studio. But, I mostly work as time allows. For a couple of years, my schedule has been erratic so I had to fit in time when I was able. This year I am freeing up more time so I can actually have a set studio schedule. That’s at least the plan for now.

V (The Road Series) Photo transfer on fabric 20x16” 2015

V (The Road Series)
Photo transfer on fabric
20×16”
2015

How has your work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?

My work over the past five years has become more refined and minimalist. When I first start working with a different format or concept I tend to keep adding additional layers. It can be hard to pare down and just stop and edit a piece to only the essentials. I’ve decided I can say much more with empty space. Conceptually, I think I’m still working in the much the same direction. My work is still concerned with navigating the space between small actions. For example, a recent series of mine was filming a candle burning. At the time, I was so busy and being pulled in many different directions that I felt I really needed to just stop and not be distracted by anything. So, I filmed a candle burning from beginning to end. I forced myself to spend the time watching the flame flicker down the wick. It was a calming experience that I needed at the time. The resulting images that I produced are transfers from stills of the video. When you see the images, you only get the brief moments that I share, but there is so much that happens in the space between each image. It is these in-between spaces and the stillness that accompanies these experiences that interest me.

How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?

My biggest influence would be my partner. We guide each other in right direction and help one another every step of the way. And since she’s also an artist she never sugar coats things for me, which I appreciate. Being part of the 365 project with Zina and Frank has been amazing. Seeing so much great work has had a profound impact on me as an artist.

I think the biggest influence on me is just living and letting life happen. It’s when I’m not expecting an idea to come, or stressing over what I’m working on that my best ideas will come to me. And, I listen to a lot of Morrissey, and I’m sure has an impact on my work! Maybe that’s why the work has become more somber and sedate?

Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your other interests?

Funny story about that. During high school, I procrastinated on deciding a theme for my studio art class that I had to explore for the entire year. When the time came to pick something I panicked and chose chairs. Well after spending a year making small metal chairs, I thought I might like to be a furniture designer. I’ve used chairs a bunch in my work and still continue to, but I never fulfilled that dream of becoming the next great furniture designer. Maybe someday I suppose, there’s still time.

About

Quirk-headshotRachel Quirk is an artist and co-directs the artist-run space, Greymatter Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelors degree in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Masters in Fine Arts-Sculpture from Northern Illinois University. She has exhibited nationally and is busy working on a new series.

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Frank Juarez – Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Wishbone, oil on canvas, 16x20", 2013

Wishbone, oil on canvas, 16×20″, 2013

Briefly describe the work you do. 

The paintings I create are visual recordings of how I see the world around me. My paintings are driven by a collection of certain things I feel can influence my work. In my studio I reduce those visuals into paintings with a minimalistic approach. Through this process I am able to bring what is important to the surface so that the viewer can interpret his/her own meaning.  

Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on your work and on you as an artist.

I am a Wisconsin artist, photographer, gallery owner, art educator, advocate, and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, I committed my life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the Visual Arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed me in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Sheboygan community.

Engaging in various aspects of the art world has provided me ways to see my art through multiple lenses. When I create a painting what is the intent? Is it to deliver a certain message? Is it a way for me to work out what is happening inside my head? Is it more for my own personal growth? It is my way to distract myself from reality? I believe it is a combination of all. Being exposed to a variety of studio practices and processes provide me the opportunity to reflect on my own practice and try to make sense of what I am doing inside the studio.

Curtain, oil on canvas, 16x20", 2013

Curtain, oil on canvas, 16×20″, 2013

The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio.”

When I go to my studio I turn on the turntable, put on some jazz, open the laptop, get my cameras ready, do some organizing, throw a canvas on the wall, do some social media, grab a brush with paint, begin doing an underpainting consisting of random markings, put the brush down, check Instagram, go back to painting, take a few shots with my iPhone, edit, post on social media, continue to organize my studio, go back to painting. Repeat.

You might get the impression that I am a bit A.D.D. Never been diagnosed, but I would say that I am. My practice is driven by what I am thinking at that particular moment. My time in the studio can range from a couple of hours to a full day. Regardless of the outcome I always leave my studio with an idea of where I would like to continue next time I go back. On a brighter note I have decided to take time off from running my gallery to spending more time in the studio. I once wrote, “painting is the only thing that makes me feel alive”. It is easy to forget this when your professional life is being stretched in multiple directions by your own doing.

What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?

A few years ago I bought a book called, The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love “ by Jackie Battenfield. I came across an activity where she encourages artists to write their own obituary. It was through this activity that I started to think about what type of legacy I would like to leave behind when I leave this earth. I knew that I wanted to commit my life to the only thing that has been a constant factor in my life and that was ‘art’.

For the past decade, I have committed to advocate for the Visual Arts in Wisconsin and to support artists. About three years ago, my practice as a painter has slowly merged into the art of building art community, which has opened many doors to projects, opportunities, and programs. This has been such a great ride in bringing the local visual arts into the forefront in my community as well as to continue to nurture the visual arts throughout Wisconsin.

When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?

The best time to make art is on Sundays. There is something magical about this particular day. It is so quiet.

Stack Series No.1, oil on canvas, 12x12", 2015

Stack Series No.1, oil on canvas, 12×12″, 2015

How has your work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?

In the past five years I have noticed that my color palette has become more limited, final paintings have now become underpaintings flooded by a solid color, texture has found its way to the surface, the Exacto knife has become another tool for creating, and spray paint has now become another medium. I also have noticed that I am enjoying experimenting more with my work.

How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?

The 365 Artists 365 Days Project has been part of my life for the past two years. What started as an ambitious project has now became part of who I am today. Publishing our daily artists has impacted how I view art today. Being exposed to the different types of processes, ideas, and media shared across the globe has continued to challenge me to think on how I can continue to move forward with my work. Working with Zina Mussman and Rachel Quirk on this project has been a rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Opening the channels of communication has allowed me to share my thoughts. A big thanks for Mary Dally-Muenzmaier for sharing our project to her audience via her blog, CricketToes and to the Wisconsin Art Education Association for selecting our project to be presented at the 2014 and 2015 annual art conference.

Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your other interests?

I am pulled in different directions everyday. Perhaps it is because I have my hands into many fabulous things ranging from owning an art gallery to working on the 365 Artists 365 Days Project, designing artist-inspired lesson plans for the Midwest Artist Studios Project to publishing a quarterly art publication called Artdose Art Guide, teaching secondary art full-time to speaking at conferences, putting together an art e-newsletter called Frank & Co to networking with artists, and facilitating community art-based events to advocating for the Visual Arts and art education in Wisconsin. Regardless of how my time is divided it always comes back to why I decided to commit my life to art.

Other interests that I have is to write to become an author, to continue traveling, studio visits, curating, and to become a resource for visual artists living in and out of Wisconsin.

About

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Photo credit: William Zuback

Frank Juarez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School. He is actively involved in local, regional, state, and national arts organization such as the Wisconsin Art Education Association, and the National Art Education Association. He has served as a board member in the following organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. He is the founder/former director of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he has opened his first art gallery, EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery (now called the Frank Juarez Gallery), in Sheboygan. He has been presenting at local universities/colleges on the Business of Art | Art of Business. He founded two projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios and the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Recently, he has been recognized as the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year. In 2016, he will be receiving the Wisconsin Art Educator Award at the National Art Education Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois. 

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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Thank you from Frank, Zina, and Rachel

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LtoR: Frank Juarez, Rachel Quirk, and Zina Mussman. Photo by Irma Roman.

Frank, Zina, and Rachel would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for following the 365 Artists 365 Days Project for the past two years. What began as a one-year project rapidly grew into two-years of highlighting artists from across the globe. It was great to see the artists’ enthusiasm through sharing our posts especially their own. Although this project is now coming to a close in the next few days we plan on keeping the site up & running. This project is too important to take offline. In addition, we are in the process of creating our 2015 Artist Database, which can be downloaded from here.

We would like to conclude this project by highlighting our work as artists. Being gallerists is a rewarding experience, however, it is very important to us that we continue to make art.

We encourage you to keep us posted on all of the fab things you are doing via facebook.com/365artists365days.

Frank, Zina, and Rachel

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