News

  • 17 May 2017 7:27 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Long time member and Morning Glory exhibitor Jean Smalik-Wells has been selected to be the  featured potter for the 2017 US Open Championship at Erin Hills.

    Check out this Fox6 report featuring Jean in her studio.

  • 04 Apr 2017 3:47 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    So who's not looking for an excuse to go to Door County this summer? That's where Sarah will be leading a workshop on designing and constructing sculptural rings. The workshop will be held on Jul 6, 7, 8 at the Pennsylvania School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. You can go here or click on the image at the right for complete information and to register. Fun...learning....Door County....what's not to love!

  • 20 Mar 2017 8:23 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Artist, inventor, and influencer Brenda Meintz Schweder will show you how to harness the power of the best web-based and social media tools available in an easy-to-understand, pick-what-works-for-you, simple-to-dive-into way.

    Learn the basics of:
    • Social network platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Flickr
    • Website platforms like WordPress
    • Content creation
    • Connection tools like blogs and newsletters
    • Live video broadcasts
    • Social selling on Etsy, Facebook
    • Advertising applications like Ripl and Facebook
    • Creating your own YouTube channel ... and more!

    For more details or to register - CLICK HERE

  • 17 Feb 2017 7:05 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, Idaho, announced this week that “Lifeline” a custom necklace of copper, silver, limestone & garnet created by Stevens Point silversmith Joan North was chosen for its National Juried Exhibition. Only 57 art works were selected out of 169 applications. The exhibition opens on March 16 and closes on June 11. Earlier in 2017 three other fine art exhibits included North’s works. Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA, chose a North creation for its “Tree Lines” exhibit running from Feb. 19 to March 16. Wisconsin Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople, Madison, WI, included two of North’s creations for its show at the UW Hospital Feb. 4 to March 4. The Art Garage in Green Bay sponsored a February “Art in Circles” exhibit and chose North’s “Coming Full Circle” necklace of silver, diopside and ocean jasper. Former Dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, North is now an actively exhibiting, award-winning silversmith whose works are shown at galleries and museums across the country, most recently in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Florida and Wisconsin. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. Find her online at JoanNorthDesigns.com and facebook.com/JoanNorthDesigns as well as locally at the Center for the Visual Arts, Q Gallery & Riverfront Arts Center.

  • 25 Jan 2017 4:11 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Michael Thee and Mary Wohlgemuth are excited about their collaboration with Ephraim Pottery.  Mary passed on the news, saying, " Michael and I make jewelry using their glaze drops, a byproduct of the ceramic glazing process. We developed about 30 different styles for the line, which is sold in their galleries/retail shops in Lake Mills, Wis., and Cambria, Calif., and online on their website. The folks at Ephraim have been enthusiastic and creative partners in this journey – just fantastic to work with. 

    What great synergy both in the art and the artists!  Check out the Ephraim Blog Post  to learn more and see photos of the great work resulting from the collaboration!

  • 01 Jan 2017 2:31 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Be sure to visit the Color Pop Gallery Exhibit at the Plymouth Arts Center, running from 1-27-17 through 3-17-17! This exhibit features the colorful work of artists Claudette Lee-Roseland and Jeanette Payne. Roseland’s bright paintings and Payne’s colorful jewelry are sure to amuse the viewer The opening reception is Fri. Jan. 27 from 4:30-7:30pm with an Artists’ Talk from 4:30-5pm. More on the Arts Center and exhibit on their FB page.

  • 01 Jan 2017 2:11 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI announced on December 9th that three custom necklaces created by WDCC member Joan North, have been selected for inclusion into their signature exhibit “Midwest Seasons”. Pictured is “Raindrops Falling on My Head” which features textured silver with custom bezels holding the focal gem, serpentine, highlighted by citrine and finished with an artisan silver chain. Artists from around the country submit artwork in all mediums and style describing the seasons of the Midwest. The exhibit opens on January 6th and runs through April 1st Former Dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of WisconsinStevens Point, North is now an actively exhibiting, award-winning silversmith whose works are shown at galleries and museums across the country, most recently in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Florida including solo shows at artZ Gallery, CVA & Q Gallery in Wisconsin. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. Find her online at JoanNorth.com and facebook.com/JoanNorthDesigns.

  • 23 Nov 2016 8:18 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the award winning jewelry of Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North, on December 2 and 3 from 9 am to 5 pm.  Joan is an actively exhibiting artist, known for unusual silversmithed jewelry that reflects life’s moments. North’s jewelry has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, most recently in Minnesota, Florida, California and Michigan including solo shows at CVA, artZ, & Q Galleries in Wisconsin.

     The public is invited to meet the artist, explore new creations, and view over 100 items, including some award winning pieces.

  • 30 Oct 2016 3:23 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Jeanette Payne, Ilze Heider and Laura Livermore will be featured artists at a "Fine Wine - Fine Craft" event at Wine Maniacs of Oconomowoc, on Monday, November 14th. The event will be held from 4pm - 7pm. Wine Maniacs will be offering free tastings of 3 white and 3 red wines. Wines as well as the art will be available for purchase. Join us!  And stick around for dinner if you can. The chef is outstanding.


  • 24 Oct 2016 7:03 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    WDCC member, and photographer Larry has had one of his new series of photographs, “Out of Corn Series, #1” accepted into the Charles Allis Museum exhibition, “Forward:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now.”

     Larry invites members and friends to attend the grand opening, or if not, to be sure and see the show which runs through February 19th, 2017.



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