Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Colosso Picasso...July 30th...at the Big Easel Gallery

The arts cultural event of the summer in NE Wisconsin...you're not going to want to miss this one.  Put it on your calendar!  July 30th...Saturday from 10am to 4pm....an event celebrating the work of Picasso, and the influence of his work on the art world.  Live music, refreshments, the fine work of consortium artists executing pieces with the influence of Picasso in mind.  Going to be a blast...don't miss out!!!

at the Big Easel Gallery...located right  off hwy 32 passing thru Wabeno, Wi...and you can't miss as there are yes...TWO BIG EASELS facing the road.  The address is 1784 Maple Ave, Wabeno...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Consortium Artist Larry Seiler, wonderful time in Alaska!

Larry and his wife, Debbie...returned after twelve days in the Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer and Willow areas of Alaska...there to teach two plein air painting workshops.  A wonderful time was had by all, and plans are already in the works for two, possibly three workshops in Alaska next year!  Stay tuned for future information!

Richeson Wisconsin Plein Air Exhibition

Consortium artist/member Larry Seiler, is one of 28 Wisconsin artists that has been accepted into the Jack Richeson Wisconsin Plein Air Exhibition...hosted by the Bergstrom-Mahler Art Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin July 9th - September 18th

Plein air, is a French term meaning "in the open air"  or paintings that are executed set up on location outdoors.  In the tradition of the early Impressionists of France...and the long traditions of landscape and figure painters.

These three works were accepted into the exhibition-

Larry, will also be participating in a Richeson sponsored plein air event known as a "paint out" which is a growing and exciting trend throughout the country.  Plein air painters converge on an area of set boundaries, and over several days to a week's time paint scenes and settings.  Panels or canvases are stamped the mornings of each paint day so that no paintings in advance could be part of the shows end.   

Itinerary as follows-
August 4th, painters will converge on Brown County and Outagamie Counties; the 5th in Winnebago and Calumet Counties; the 6th, the cities of Appleton and Neenah/Menasha...

Completed works will be framed by the artists, then set up for display at Begstrom-Mahler between 2-3pm for an end show and sale...4pm-7:30pm

Johanna Axelrod- Featured Consortium Artist

Last night was another fun filled event, the featured artist Johanna Axelrod and her wonderful watercolors took over the gallery floor space at the Big Easel Gallery in Wabeno.  Friends, guests, and art patrons visited throughout the evening...foods, beverages and live music performed made the event a memorable one for everyone involved.  Nice show, and congratulations Johanna...!