Diane Christiansen: Feeling Paint

Linda Marcus The “vibrations” emanating from Diane Christiansen’s paintings are palatable. The known, yet unknowable shapes and colors beckon the viewer to come closer and join in on the conversation. The Chicago based painter, singer and therapist says creating these linkages is vital not just to her art but to living. “That’s where I startContinue reading “Diane Christiansen: Feeling Paint”

Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship Call for Applications

Submitted Fellowship duration: May–December 2023Application deadline: November 14, 2022 Open to: scholars, writers, curators, or artists of all educational levels with demonstrated engagement in research, study, or other activities relevant to the Tawney collection. Details: Fellows will conduct research onsite at JMKAC using the Tawney collection and other JMKAC resources. Fellows are not expected toContinue reading “Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship Call for Applications”

Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space

Linda Marcus Materials and context are vital to the conceptual and fiber-based practice of Milwaukee based artist Maggie Sasso. “Every material has a push back point. As a maker you have to work with the material and empathize with it. It’s less about conquering the material and really more about empathizing with it,” according toContinue reading “Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space”

Bryana Bibbs: Telling a Story Through Color

Linda Marcus The complex, rich colors and textures of Bryana Bibbs’ weavings invite the viewer to come closer. “For me color has deep meaning,” according to Bibbs, a Chicago based fiber artist and 2014 graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. “I’m learning to use color in a more intuitive way,” accordingContinue reading “Bryana Bibbs: Telling a Story Through Color”

Anna Kunz: Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space, Vol 33 

Frank Juárez I met Anna Kunz at the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) at SAIC in 2008. She was one of two program facilitators. I was one of several secondary art educators selected to participate in this national residency program that provided us the opportunity to return to our studio practice, network, and participateContinue reading “Anna Kunz: Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space, Vol 33 “

Deep Time: Paintings by Jason Van Roo at Between Two Galleries

MILWAUKEE, WI – Var Gallery will feature the artwork of Jason Van Roo at its first exhibition of 2022 called “Deep Time.” Rooted in a relationship with the natural world, Van Roo’s work invites the viewer to let themselves get lost in the deeply rendered layers of acrylic and pastel, which lean into the grainContinue reading “Deep Time: Paintings by Jason Van Roo at Between Two Galleries”

Sarah Krepp:…..VROOM! at OS Projects, Racine

SARAH KREPP: ….VROOM! OPENS NOVEMBER 13th @ OS PROJECTS OS Projects is honored to present Chicago artist Sarah Krepp in a solo exhibition featuring her singular mixed media paintings and sculptures.  The exhibit opens November 13, 2021 and continues through January 15, 2022.  An artist reception takes place Saturday, November 13 from 1 to 3 pm.  Masks areContinue reading “Sarah Krepp:…..VROOM! at OS Projects, Racine”