Here’s a little Gallery Night Guide I put together for Guildess. Also includes info on a couple of Gallery Night shows I am participating in:

The Guildess ladies will be out and about on Gallery Night – this Friday, January 15th – enjoying the various exhibits our members have going on, and checking out the many other exciting shows going on across town. One of the things we adore about Milwaukee is the diverse group of talented artists that reside here. If you see us, say hello – we’d love to meet you and talk about art!

Here’s a snippet of our itinerary …

Aware at Body Awareness Center

Body Awareness Center

1234 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
6:00 to 9:00 pm – Gallery Night – Fri., Jan. 15th
12:00 to 3:00 pm – Gallery Day – Sat., Jan. 16th

Features Guildess members

and also

Kathleen Hale
Jamie Krutsch
Erica Meier
Tom Schulteis
Dante’ N. Smith

See diverse works by emerging artists reflecting the spirit and beauty of Body Awareness Center, a holistic wellness center in a rejuvenated Victorian mansion on Milwaukee’s lower east side.

Enjoy the calming atmosphere, relax into a chair massage.

Donations from chair massages benefit Walnut Way Conservation Corp.

Delight your taste buds, while you relax, with raw herb cheese balls, chocolate tarts, chai lattes, and apple cider.

CoPA’s 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (WPCA)

911 W. National Avenue
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Join Milwaukee’s Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) on Winter Gallery Night for the closing reception of its 3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit!

See these stunning photos by regional artists before they’re gone.

This annual juried exhibition offers local and regional artists (from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota) an opportunity to have their work evaluated by a carefully selected, renowned juror – a specialist of an impeccable reputation in the field of contemporary photography. Since its inception, the show has been growing exponentially. By rigorously maintaining the standards of photographic excellence, CoPA’s show continues to draw attention, interest and praise to the Milwaukee’s fine art scene.

This year, over 90 individual artists submitted their work for jurying. 47 images by 34 artists were chosen for the exhibition.

The photographers invited to participate in the show are: PJ Boylan, Richard Bublitz, Eddee Daniel, Patricia Delker, C.M. DeSpears, David Draeger, Michael Dvorak, Mary Familant, Susan Foley, Marcia Getto, John Hart, Perry Heideman, Kurt Kamka, Kristen Keshena, John Koeppen, John Kohl-Riggs, Susan Lukas, Terrence Molter, Trevor McNaughton, Jill Newton Moore, Chris Norris, Ashley Rick Quinn, Robb Quinn, Mike Reinders, Karl Schroeder, Bernard Spinelli, Mike Starling, Benjamin Stewart, Miriam Sushman, Rikki Thompson, Ruth Yasko, Jessica Zalewski, Yong-ran Zhu, and William Zuback.

This year’s juror is Paul Ha, the Director of the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (the Contemporary). Under his leadership, the Contemporary has become a vibrant center for contemporary art and a prominent national venue. Prior to the Contemporary, Ha was the Deputy Director of Programs and External Affairs at Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.


(Detail from “Respect” from the series,
The Ballad of John and Kinoko
by Guildess member Karina Schafer)


231 E. Buffalo St.
6:00 – 9:30 pm

YamaYoga, in the heart of the 3rd Ward, will transform from a yoga studio into an art studio displaying a variety of work from talented artists, including:

Donna Weiss

Dan Herro

and Guildess Members

Karina Schafer

Jessica Zalewski

and more.

Firestarter Films

Illustration by Guildess Member Brittany Farina

Firestarter Films #7

at Live Artists Studio
228 S. 1st Street
6 pm to 12 am?

Firestarter Films is a unique event in the Milwaukee area for local filmmakers to screen their work and chat with the audience. Breaks are taken regularly between short films to give the audience a chance to talk to filmmakers while the films are still fresh in everyone’s mind. Firestarter Films is a very interactive event, the audience is encouraged to bring films of their own to show the night of the event. Films begin at 7pm and will run until or past midnight.

RedLine Milwaukee

RedLine Milwaukee

1422 N. 4th St.
Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10 to 5pm
Exhibition January 8 through March 12.

Featuring Amos Kennedy, Jr.

Kennedy is an internationally recognized printing press artist whose posters are socially, politically and racially charged. His work stirs up strong emotions and encourages people to think in previously unexplored ways.

Portrait Society Gallery

The Portrait Society

207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 526
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Opening Gallery Night: Friday, January 15, 2010
Closing: March 13, 2010

Gallery A: Boris Ostrerov

Boris Ostrerov is a young painter who works with white paper and black ink. His new, large scale works deal with boundaries and empty spaces, borders, fringes, the here and there, often focusing on what is at the edges rather than at the center. Originally from Russia, Ostrerov is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He currently lives in Milwaukee.