The Webmaster sez, "Check out the Numbers!"
On March 13, 2019 I began to really pay attention to the number of views our website was getting. On that day it was 31,666 views. Today, May 17, 2019, I opened the site to add and edit information. Our view number is 33,319. That means in approximately 2 months we have gererated one thousand-fourteen hunderd eighty-four hits! People are looking at us. Keep passing the word around that we are worth looking at. Tell them to check our our calendar.
SPRING ART TOUR
Chuck Bauer is part of the Mount Horeb Arts Association 's 13th annual SPRING ART TOUR which is anopen studio event. Thee tour runs May 31st through June 2nd. The tour is free and stretchesto 5 towns and to over 25 artists.
For tour sites and information go to www.mhaaa.org
DAA Member Linda Shannon's life has made a major sea-change. She is retirering from a nursing carreer to be come a full time artist exhibiting and selling her work at art fairs. She has other plans as well. Linda has scheduled a watercolor class to be taught in her home studio, and she writes, "I also will be doing two Pour Painting Classes for Blackhawk Adult Enrichment this summer. I have titled them Two Universe Painting, one on May 14 - 10a-12noon & one on Aug. 6th - 6p-8pm. I am going to be doing some other classes this summer & will let you know when I have them finalized."
Sandra Peters, 2019 Wisconsin Reginasl Arts Judge, is joined by Ben Riley, MAC Gallery Director, for the April 27th after show critique workshop at MAC. Due to very inclement weather, the workshop had only four participants, all from within the city of Monroe. That is what happens when there is a snow storm on Apriul 27th! Because of the small group, Sandra was able to spend a good deal of time giving support and ideas to each artist attdending.
Sandra recieved her undergraduate art degree at UW Eau Claire and her Graduatuate Art degree from the UW Madison. She has painted her entire life and now that her nest is empty, intends to spend every day in her studio. She jokingly says each year,"Give me five more years and I'll get it right,"
In 2017 Sandra applied for and recieved an ndividual Support Needs Based Grant. This gave her career as a professional painter the validation and focus she felt was needed to continue art full time. She explained that undergraduate and even graduate art programs seldom provide guidance that allows the artist to create a carreer and business plan. The grant has allowed to do just that.
Sandra Peterson's is curently showing in the Wellinton Gally of MAC
State Award Winners were DAA members Elaine Berthke for heracrylic painting of Jenny &The Duck, also Jeanne Ausmus for Cemetary Priairie (Burn), a color pencil painting. Taking a Honorary Memtion for his photograph, River Angel, was DAA member, Roger 'Earth' Dorenden. State winners will move on to the WI State-level WRAP contest this fall where the compete for flurther awards.
If you see a new name under some beautiful nature photography, it my be ROGER EARTH. our DAA member from Apple River Illinois, has decided to chcange his
art name to Roger Earth. This white beared, Camera wearing nature loving man decided his name should reflect his love. When next you see him, ask to see his photos. He always
carries a few or more.
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