The Beloit WRAP (Wisconsin Regional Art Program) Exhibit/Workshop will be hosted at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator.
This exhibit will run from June 5 to June 20, 2015, with a workshop on Saturday, June 20.
The workshop will include an artist's demo in the morning and announcements and critiques of works selected for state exhibit and honorable mention.
There will be an artist's reception on Friday, June 5th from 5-8 pm.
To learn more about the WRAP program, click here.
To see Entry Guidelines and Entry Forms, click here.
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator (BFAI) and the Beloit College Wright Art Museum will be presenting simultaneous exhibits of the work of artist, O.V. (Verne) Shaffer during the month of July, 2015. Both galleries are calling for loaned pieces from private Shaffer art owners for the month-long exhibits. “These retrospective exhibits of Shaffer’s art will span many decades and will be part of a series of projects designed to celebrate Verne’s long and prolific career in the Beloit area”, said BFAI President, Jerry Sveum. “The most exciting part is that the community will be involved in the exhibits. Many of the privately-owned Shaffer pieces were commissioned as gifts to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special life events”, Sveum said. Shaffer, 86, will have a large role in planning and installing these once-in-a-lifetime exhibits.
Other components of this celebration of Shaffer’s art include a “Local Road Trip” and a “State Road Trip” to view the more than 80 public sculptures created by Shaffer for hospitals, schools, libraries and other public buildings in Beloit, Janesville and twelve other cities in Wisconsin. The “Road Trip” maps will combine technology with art, incorporating the use of QR codes to connect the viewer to You Tube via a smart phone to see and hear Verne talking about the piece they’re viewing. The same technology is being used to develop a “talking book” of Shaffer’s art.
There will never be another art show like these privately-owned exhibits of Verne Shaffer’s work. If you have one, or more pieces of Shaffer art that you would be willing to share for the month of July, 2015, please contact, Jerry Sveum at (608) 362-5906.
Starting Date: Every Thursday Night
Where: BFAI ( Upstairs)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $5 per night
Artists are invited to come in and paint, network with others, all under the watchful eye of experienced instructor, Dan Wuthrich. This is not intended to be a basic formal instruction event but just a place to paint with others and have experts available for suggestions.
Bring your supplies for whatever medium you like (watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, etc.). We will offer free coffee and a honor system donation box for soda. So, gather your supplies and join us!
Photos by Karl. 608 365 2795.