Wisconsin Art and Artists Matter
Founded in 2013, Artdose Magazine is an independent print and digital art magazine committed to connecting and supporting the visual arts in Wisconsin. Published by Frank Juarez, 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 a weekly art e-newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook.
What Make Us Unique
The Artdose Magazine has been a labor of love and continues to grow and give. We are introduced to the works of artists, art exhibitions and art events. Sometimes it can be difficult to tap into a broader audience. Artdose Magazine’s success is finding those audiences via print, website, e-newsletter, and social media. Artdose prides itself to not only promoting the visual arts, but also creates ways to engage the community to learn and enjoy the visual arts.
Subscribe to our Artdose Magazine weekly art e-newsletter here.
To learn more about how you can become a part of Artdose contact Frank Juarez (see below) or download our PDF.
What began in 2013 as a 12-page black and white art publication has grown into a 24-page full color art publication focused on local visual art content (2014). In 2017 it evolved into an 11 x 17 inch French fold publication with dedicated pages for art venues, artist directory, ads, and a quarterly featured artist. Circulation increased from 600 (2013) to 3,000 (2018) issues being distributed throughout North East and South East Wisconsin. Today, we have evolved into a bi-annual art magazine.
Publisher: Frank Juarez
Frank Juarez is a gallery director, award winning art educator, artist, author, advocate, and community arts leader.
Frank brings two decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Stay connected: instagram.com/frankjuarezgallery
Graphic Designer: Sally Carson
Sally Carson is a freelance graphic designer who focuses on logo and branding for small local companies. She strives to assist people who need full brand identity and build their concept into something they can be proud of and be excited to present. She also creates works for layout design for circular publications and of books. Sally is also working on developing repeating pattern design for paper and fabric applications. Sally takes opportunities to capture moments and develop her photography knowledge during events she attends.
Stay connected: instagram.com/sallycarsongraphicdesign
Contributing Writer: Xela Garcia
Column: Art as Activism
Marcela “Xela” Garcia is a Xicana artist, innovator and cultural warrior that currently serves as the Executive Director at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, WI. She brings broad experience in arts and culture administration, education, philanthropy and organizational sustainability. She earned her BA in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing & Chicanx/Latinx Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also holds a certification in Nonprofit Leadership. Xela was awarded Board Sources’ National Emerging Non-Profit Leader Award in 2012, was recognized as Wisconsin’s Most Powerful Latinos in 2018, was selected to the 2020 class of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, and the 2020-2021 Arts + Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship with Americans for the Arts.
Contributing Writer: Linda Marcus
Column: Contemporary Fiber Artists: Eye of the Needle
Linda b. Marcus b. 1961, Los Angeles, California is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drawing on her long history as a TV News journalist and fashion designer, Marcus’s work in fiber and sculpture touch on issues of memory, identity and materiality.
Marcus is a self-taught artist. She graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in journalism and philosophy from Marquette University and in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Marcus has won numerous journalism awards and her fashion designs were featured nationally when she was a contestant on season 16 of Project Runway.
Marcus was recently awarded an art residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber arts as well as the Charles Allis Museum and numerous galleries across the country and art publications. Currently, Marcus is the creative director and co-curator for the Saint Kate Arts hotel in Milwaukee.
Contributing Writer: Juan Miguel Martinez
Column: BIPOC Artist Spotlight
Juan Miguel Martinez is a Chicano writer from the south and north side of Milwaukee. He is a union organizer and considers himself a professional appreciator of all culture.
Contributing Writer: Todd Mrozinski
Column: View from the Studio
Todd Mrozinski acquired his BFA in painting and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1997 where he was the recipient of a Fredrick Layton Scholarship and attended The New York Studio Program. He was the 2015-16 Pfister Artist-in-Residence and curator of The Pfister Pop-Up Gallery. He is represented by The Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA/Palm Springs, CA. Todd is is a contributing art writer for Urban Milwaukee and teaches drawing and painting for MIAD’s Pre-College and Continuing Education Programs. He and his wife, Renee Bebeau, have a studio in The Nut Factory in Milwaukee, WI.
Contributing Writer: Rachel Hausmann Schall
Column: On the Rise
Rachel Hausmann Schall is a visual artist, writer, educator and arts organizer living and working near Milwaukee, WI. She received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) in 2015 and became co-founder and co-director of After School Special, a satellite artist collective that supports emerging and underrepresented artists through exhibitions and programming. She has exhibited her painting, sculpture, and installation work nationally at many galleries, alternative, and artist-run spaces. In addition to writing for Artdose, Rachel Hausmann Schall is also a contributing writer for the Chicago based arts publication Sixty Inches From Center and works at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, WI as an arts educator.
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In 2006, I visited one of my best friends, Randall Baren, in Virginia. A common interest of ours is visiting art galleries and art museums. On a sunny afternoon, we found ourselves in downtown Richmond. I stumbled upon a guide, which featured art galleries, artists, restaurants, boutiques, etc. During this time I was co-owner of a contemporary art gallery, Barrow + Juarez, in the Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What I loved about this particular guide was that as a visitor I had some guidance as to where to go to see art.
Since my move to Sheboygan in 2004, I have witnessed the local art scene grow. Today, it is a thriving arts community with art groups, traditional and non-traditional gallery exhibition spaces, artist studios, and businesses that support the Visual Arts such as Two Fish Gallery, Z Spot, Paradigm Music + Coffee, Glas, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Plymouth Arts Center, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Seranya Art Boutique and Studio; to name a few.
In 2013 I decided to launch my very own art publication called Artdose Art Guide through my gallery, Frank Juarez Gallery, as a way to continue exposing, educating and engaging the community about the Visual Arts in the North East and South East Wisconsin. This art guide has developed into a premier quarterly art publication featuring exhibitions, events, screenings, workshops, and so on taking place at galleries, art groups, institutions, arts centers, art related-businesses, and artist studios.
Today, we have evolved into a bi-annual magazine and changed the name from Artdose Art Guide to Artdose Magazine.
– Frank Juarez, Publisher