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 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 a weekly art e-newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook.
What Make Artdose Unique
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 and we use our platform to share with our networks that are specifically interested in the visual arts. Artdose Magazine’s success is based on finding those audiences via print, website, e-newsletter, and social media.
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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 the local visual arts (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 2,500 (2018) issues being distributed throughout North East, South East, South West, and North West Wisconsin. Today, we have grown into a bi-annual art magazine.
Frank Juárez | Publisher
Frank Juárez is a former gallery director, award winning art educator, artist, author, advocate, and community arts leader.
Juárez 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.
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Sally Carson I Graphic Designer
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.
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Xela Garcia I Contributing Writer
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.
Linda Marcus I Contributing Writer
Column: Contemporary Fiber Artists: Eye of the Needle
Linda Marcus 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.
Juan Miguel Martinez I Contributing Writer
Column: BIPOC Featured Artist
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.
Rachel Hausmann Schall I Contributing Writer
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 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI as an education specialist.
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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 where I stumbled upon an arts guide, which featured art galleries, artists, restaurants, retail shops, 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, 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 as a project through my gallery, Frank Juarez Gallery, as a way to continue exposing, educating and engaging the community about the visual arts in Wisconsin. This art guide 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 grown into a bi-annual magazine and changed the name from Artdose Art Guide to Artdose Magazine (2019).
– Frank Juárez, Publisher