rOOTS - Taking Seed
Exhibit Dates: July 19 - September 14 2019
Exhibit Opening: August 2, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
ABOUT. An artist’s artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant roles in their artistic process and statement. The exhibit will highlight original fine art inspired by an artist’s perspective of their “roots” and artistic journey. Interpretations of the theme may be broad and entries are not limited to representational works.
ARTISTS. Carolyn Albracht, Christine Alfery, Miira Allen, Pouneh Asli, Scott Bargender, Pamela Callahan, Philip Colpitts, Patrick Doughman, Peter Flanary, Ryan Greene, Alyssa Gruenwald, Sara Hinke, Rick Hovda, Kathe Julin, Michelle Louis, George J. Miller, Christine B. Miller, Charles Morrison, Laurus Myth, Mackenzie Neuner, Robin O'Flynn, Margaret Pagoria, Rachel Pavlic, Sandra Peterson, Patrick Plunkett, Nathan Porath, Kathryn Regel, Mary Robinson, Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly, Lia Scherwinski, Diane Shabino, Liz Shaw, Edward Shmunes, Terry Gunderson Shulta, Jarrod Simpson, Barbara Smith, Toni Starr, Barbara Vater, Scott Von Holzen, Jillayne Waite, Bobby Walker, Benjamin Wendt
JUROR. Amanda Bulger grew up on her family’s dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin. She received a BFA in Drawing from UW-Eau Claire, and a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut. She is currently a lecturer at UW-Eau Claire and Gallery Director of the Ruth Foster Art Gallery.
Bulger has exhibited nationally, in venues such as The Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford, CT, Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, as well as abroad in British Columbia and London. Her artwork resonates with the lifework of farming. It draws upon her connection to cultivated landscapes and the labor, people, tools, and systems that transform them. She currently splits her time between Northeast and Northwest Wisconsin.
Upcoming Exhibit: Historic ARTspective
In collaboration with the Marathon County Historical Society
Exhibit Dates: September 27 - November 9, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception: TBA
Historic ARTspective features the work of 25 local artists and with 25 pieces from the Marathon County Historical Society’s private collection. Each artist will create a piece inspired by the artifact, sharing their own perspectives and personal connections to Marathon County.
ARTISTS. Christine Alfery, Carly Caputa, Terry Gunderson Shulta, Nancy Laliberte, Nancy McLay, Mara Mullen-Reinhardt, Nathan Porath, Max Reinhardt, Mary Robinson, Diane Shabino, Krista Vendetti, Natalie Vilter, Diana Weber-Osypowski, Audrey Wilde