Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is pleased to present a new opportunity for our members. The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour will showcase participating members with studios in Milwaukee County along with guest members from around Wisconsin. The tour will take place annually, the first full weekend in October. Each host studio will have one or more guest artists and will be open from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, this year October 5 & 6.
For more information and to Apply please click on this link: https://www.mkefinecraftstudiotour.org/
Applications are not being accepted on ZAPP. CLICK HERE for the prospectus
Please join us on Friday, January 18 from 6pm - 9pm at the Hudson Business + Lounge - MKE where 12 of our Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members will be featured for Gallery Night! Here are our featured Artists: JBC Pottery, Leann Wooten, Cary Suneja, Heather Eiden, Craig Henry, Jef Raasch, Blueguell Pottery, Pam Sable, LANA VOSK, Pat Heller, Lyn Chevrier, and Jan Falk. Come and support Fine Craft Artists!
Here is a Link to our Facebook Event.
The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is partnering up with the Hudson Business + Lounge to present the diverse work of our artists. Our first Gallery Night was held on October 19th, 2018. We are looking to showcase different WDCC members each of the 4 nights throughout the year. I
Upcoming Gallery Nights available are:
January 18, April 26 & July 19, 2019
For more information about how to participate in upcoming gallery nights with WDCC, Please Contact member: Kathy Eggert at email@example.com
The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District. It offers the city's most dynamic array of restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques. The neighborhood was named a Top 12 ArtPlace in 2013. Hudson is located at the heart of the Third Ward on the corner of Buffalo and Broadway.
Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the award-winning jewelry of Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North, for two days only on November 30th and December 1st from 10am to 5pm Friday and from 10am to 4pm Saturday. The public is invited to meet the artist, explore new creations, and view over 100 items, including some award-winning pieces and once-a-year sale items.
Scarabocchio Art Museum
800 Main Street Stevens Point WI
Joan is an actively exhibiting artist, known for unusual silversmithed jewelry that reflects life’s moments. Her jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits across the country, (twice featured artist in 2018) most recently in California, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Arizona. She has been operating Joan North Designs for eighteen years from her studio in Stevens Point. Find her online at JoanNorthDesigns.com, Facebook and Instagram.
WDCC Members at Third Ward Gallery Night
Friday, October 19, from 6pm - 9pm
The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is partnering up with the Hudson Business + Lounge to present the diverse work of our artists.
Food and Beverages will be for sale at the cafe and live music will perform till 7:30pm.
Participating Members: Jef Raasch - Clay Sculpture, Dale Eggert - Glass, Stephanie Bartz - Photography, Joan Kennedy - Fiber, Jen Loberg - Leather, Susan Lukas -Digital Art, Bob Dickey - Wood, Andrew Linderman - Pottery, Michael Thee and Mary Wohlgemuth - Jewelry.
WDCC President Bob Dickey and 25 year member Jean Wells were interviewed by Bonnie North on WUWM's Lake Effect Program. A separate interview of member Sara Mann, took place with Bonnie North in Sara's home studio. Click HERE to listen to the interviews.
Chico Art Center, Chico, California announced this week its selections for their National Juried exhibit. Among the selected pieces were a custom sterling, serpentine and peridot necklace created by Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North. This exhibit features exemplary artwork of all media submitted by artists from across the United States and runs from September 7 to 28. North skillfully controls sterling sheet and wire to create unusual designs, often including unusual semi-precious stones. Her necklace, “Circle of Life” incorporates a textured sterling base holding an exquisite serpentine gem, under the watchful eye of three peridots. Custom sterling bezels and chain complete this marvelous piece. Joan is a full time, award-winning silversmith whose jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits coast to coast, most recently in California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio, and Arizona. North has been operating Joan North Designs for eighteen years in her Stevens Point Studio. She is represented by various galleries across the country and locally at Q Gallery, Riverfront Arts Center and Center for the Visual Arts. Find her online at Facebook, Instagram as well as JoanNorthDesigns.com.
Writer Nancy Herrick produced a wonderful Article for the Journal Sentinel featuring several of our member artists participating in the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair in August 2018. Click on the link above to see photos and read the article.
Blue Line Arts, Roseville, California announced the winners this week of its Membership Medley exhibit. Among the chosen pieces were a custom sterling and pearl necklace created by Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North. The exhibit has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and runs from July 27 to September 8. North manipulates sterling sheet and wire to create unusual designs, often including unusual semi-precious stones. The necklace, “Outa My Way” at Blue Line Arts shows a pearl trying to escape a maze of intersected sterling wire. Also, this past spring/summer North's jewelry has been accepted into the following juried exhibits: Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA "Open Door"; New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI "Culture & Agriculture"; Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI "Visions"; and Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI "Roots - the Growth from Within". Joan is a full time, award-winning silversmith whose jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits coast to coast, most recently in California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio, and Arizona. North has been operating Joan North Designs for eighteen years in her Stevens Point Studio. She is represented by various galleries across the country and locally at Q Gallery, Riverfront Arts Center and Center for the Visual Arts. Find her online at Facebook, Instagram as well as JoanNorthDesigns.com
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