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, educating, and offering others diverse art experiences. In preparation for its upcoming 10th year anniversary, the next journey we have expanded to include the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.
What Makes Artdose Magazine Unique
Artdose Magazine is art + community driven. We believe in advocacy, outreach, and education. There is so much to celebrate in the Midwest and we use our platforms to keep our audiences engaged and continue to build long lasting professional relationships with artists and advertisers. We print a bi-annual art magazine, send a weekly art e-newsletter, and provide our followers on social media with a daily dose of art, opportunities, exhibitions, events, and more.
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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. In 2019, it matured into a bi-annual art magazine. Today, we have expanded regionally as we approach our 10th year anniversary.
Frank Juárez | Founder + 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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Linda Marcus I Contributing Writer
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.
Rachel Hausmann-Schall I Contributing Writer
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.
Kaleb Williams I Contributing Writer
Kaleb Williams is a native of Minneapolis and a lifelong writer. He’s uses story telling as a way to reshape the narrative of Black spaces, tell Black stories, and form Black identity. Kaleb sees words as pliable and flowing, using his imagination to find how words fit and stretch to complete the picture. An aptitude for alliteration, Kaleb sees words as a way to create spells and teleport the read to another world.
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How it all began
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, Founder + Publisher