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Frank Juárez, founder + publisher
Sheboygan, Wisconsin (April 20, 2022) – Artdose Magazine is pleased to announce its expansion this summer to include the visual arts from neighboring states; Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota, in preparation for its 10th year milestone in 2023. This summer’s issue will introduce Chicago Gallery News (Chicago, IL), Rockford Art Museum (Rockford, IL), Voices Productions (Dubuque, IA), Rochester Art Center (Rochester, MN), MPLSART.COM (Minneapolis, MN), DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI), Cultivate Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI), and Essay’d (Detroit, MI). In addition, featuring art content from those respective states via our Artdose Magazine Weekly art e-newsletter, social media platforms, and website. Artdose Magazine continues to build bridges across the state of Wisconsin providing multi-platforms to connect, educate, engage, and support artists, galleries, arts centers, and art museums. This new direction will have a positive impact as we move forward into the future.
Artdose Magazine began as a quarterly art guide in 2013 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to introduce local artists, artist studios, and exhibition spaces to its readership. A couple of years later, it gradually began to cover the visual arts throughout the state of Wisconsin. In 2017, it transitioned into a French-fold publication for a few issues, which eventually developed into a bi-annual art magazine that you see today. Similar to other art publications, it went through multiple phases to remain afloat.
“It is important to celebrate the visual arts in our region and to use our platform to amplify an industry that we are passionate about. Our commitment is to bring people together to experience art. My goal is to continue building a larger art ecosystem across state lines that embraces mutual support, collaboration, and partnerships”. – Frank Juárez, publisher
About Chicago Gallery News
CGN aims to be a clear, accessible link to the art world, as well as an advocate on behalf of CGN’s creative community. In print for 40 years, CGN is the publication of record for art in Chicago and the near Midwest. Its annual listings guide, summer and fall magazines and website feature over 120 galleries and arts institutions along with hundreds of exhibitions and events. It also lists scores of art-related businesses and resources, arts nonprofits and alternative spaces, artist studios, and art centers. CGN features a series of art profiles, highlighting the unique perspectives of Chicago’s art dealers, artists, and collectors.
About Rockford Art Museum
Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse yet concise collection, acclaimed modern galleries, museum store, office, studios and classrooms; since 2004 the museum has been a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Now comprised of more than 2,000 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to African American Art from the Black South. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.
The mission of Rockford Art Museum is to foster creativity and build community through visual arts.
About Voices Productions
Voices Productions, located in Dubuque Iowa, is an independent, not for profit art advocacy organization whose vision is to build community through relevant cultural programming. Voices is well positioned to experiment and explore the creative process and contemporary vision of the emerging creative class.
In collaboration with a broad variety of institutions and grass roots organizations, Voices seeks to create an art ecosystem in Dubuque which will uplift and transform formerly vulnerable neighborhoods. Most recently, Voices has acquired a physical 10,000 sq ft home for itself which will include two galleries, an expansive studio for its artist in residence program, an art bar, and a sculpture courtyard/pocket part, all in a very urban and edgy part of town.
About Rochester Art Center
The Rochester Art Center, located in Rochester, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 with the notion that the medical destination city should be a cultural center worthy of its scientific achievements (namely through the renowned Mayo Clinic). Situated in the heart of downtown, where the Zumbro River’s waters reflect into the stunning grand lobby, the art center’s beautiful copper, zinc and glass structure offers a panoramic view of Rochester, along with world-class exhibitions and programs, making it a natural spring for rejuvenation.
The Rochester Art Center has a rich programming history filled with classes, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and performances. The art center’s first exhibition, held in early 1947, featured 36 paintings by 14 Minnesota artists, including William Saltzman who became the Art Center’s first director. Exhibitions that attracted national attention were Pure Vision: American Bead Artists in 1994, and very recently, Homecoming Queen: The Wonderful World of Utica Queen.
MPLSART.COM is a critical independent resource for the Twin Cities’ visual arts community. Founded in 2005, MPLSART has been covering the best local exhibitions, artists, galleries, and more for over a decade. Home to the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, numerous art museums, multiple thriving arts districts, the nation’s largest open studio crawl, and amazing public and private funding for the arts, the Twin Cities is a thriving hub for art in the Upper Midwest.
MPLSART.COM showcases all that it’s amazing community has to offer through an exhaustive gallery guide, exhibition calendar, and editorial content ranging from exhibition reviews to topics impacting our community.
About DeVos Art Museum
The DeVos Art Museum opened in February of 2005 after the completion of the new museum building, designed by HGA Architects. The museum is part of the School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University (NMU) and also serves as a regional art museum for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The DeVos Art Museum is expanding its role at the University and in the community. With the generous endowment and state of the art gallery spaces, the museum is focusing on exhibiting regional, national and international contemporary art. The mission of The DeVos Art Museum is to provide the University and local communities the opportunity to experience original works of art and to foster educational opportunities for all audiences through exhibitions, programs and publications. Through the vast academic resources at Northern Michigan University, the museum aims to become an artistic learning laboratory for NMU, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Upper Midwest region
About Cultivate Grand Rapids
Cultivate is an arts organization offering a contemporary art gallery and fine art education space based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Serving to connect the community through art, Cultivate offers exhibitions, foundational studio-based art classes for ages 3 to adult, art and community groups, and resources for artists to elevate their careers.
Essay’d is a writing, curatorial, research, educational, services, and advocacy project based in Detroit, Michigan. Essay’d has been publishing short illustrated online essays on Detroit artists since December 2014, and to date, it has featured 160 installments by over 30 writers – an unprecedented survey of Detroit art. Since writers choose their subjects, this “crowdsourced” approach helps overcome “network bias” and leads to a diverse spectrum of featured artists. Essay’d aspires to publish articles with a long shelf life by paying above the market rate and expecting writers to undergo a rigorous editorial process.
Essay’d aims to both broaden and deepen the audience for Detroit art. Through its collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, it has been able to put significant works by Essay’d artists in front of tens of thousands of patrons through the innovative Art@TheMax program.
About Artdose Magazine
Founded in 2013, Artdose Magazine is an independent print and digital art magazine committed to connecting and supporting the visual arts in Wisconsin. In 2023, it will expand its mission to include Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota. Published by Frank Juárez, the magazine is premised on the belief that we all share common goals of introducing, engaging, and offering others diverse art experiences. Artdose appears in print as a bi-annual art magazine, through Artdose Magazine Weekly art e-newsletter, and on Instagram and Facebook.
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