Studio Visits

Every month Frank Juarez, publisher, will be traveling throughout Wisconsin and possibly other states to do a series of studio visits. These studio visits will introduce you to artists working in various media.

If you are an artist and would like a visit from Frank, please fill out the form below.

Dale Knaak | Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Dale Knaak sees his paintings as a point of contemplation, a contemporary statement on past and present. Study through the spirit of self-expression and life experiences.

Working primarily in the studio, my focus has been on still life painting, the urban landscape and the human form. My work explores a fascination with the conventional spaces and objects of the everyday. Satisfaction comes not from the finished painting, but from the process. And paramount to that process is the drawing. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in color, value, texture and how light shapes form and structure. I find it interesting to process and reinterpret a visual observation, into a personal experience.

Follow Dale on Instagram at @knaakpaintings

Tim Day | Fredonia, Wisconsin

Tim Day’s work is culled from current or past media/photos with influences stemming from past art studies, which finds new meaning in his work today. Utilizing an array of new materials and methods allows him the gateway needed to produce work that is important, relevant, and timeless.

Follow Tim on Instagram at @jtd_projects 

Terie Leicht | Fredonia, Wisconsin

Terie Leicht’s art is inspired by ideas that she cares about and is made from materials often old and discarded. Caring and creativity are at the core of who she is as an artist and a person. Her journeys often take her to estate sales, junk stores, used book shops, and other places filled with things forgotten by others. The road to where she’s been has been filled with a few roundabouts and washouts, it has never been boring.

While making her art she is often reminded of the words of the sculptor Brancusi – “to see far is one thing; going there is another”. 

Her ultimate goal will always be to take you there.

Megan Woodard Johnson | West Bend, Wisconsin

Megan Woodard Johnson’s abstract mixed media work combines collected materials like vintage school books, ledgers, and hand-written correspondence with expressive layers of paint and drawn marks. This juxtaposition of found paper ephemera, which carries history of its own, with her intuitive use of color and abstract mark making creates contemporary paintings that celebrate the energy of the present as well as the nostalgia of the past. 

Her current series of abstract works are visual, visceral records of layers of moments and experiences converging to create the rich and complex elements of our personal histories. She thinks of each piece as a kind of map: charting the experiences that have come before, imagining what will happen next – layering spontaneity and organization, resulting in a celebration of the complexity of a moment.

Follow Megan on Instagram at @meganwoodardjohnsonart