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This Friday — Event!

Don’t miss the opening reception for our new show,
The Milkweed Project and Other Flawless Fibers!

This exciting fiber and textile exhibition opens this Friday, January 14.


The Milkweed Project (above) is a collaborative artwork made up of approximately 150 objects created by several hundred artists and crafters from 30 states and 10 countries. It is a main highlight of the show. Participants from the U.S. and around the world have contributed works that are knitted, felted, crocheted and woven. They became a part of one artwork that is intended to capture the essence of a milkweed pod; its soft, ethereal beauty and its importance  to the natural world. The artwork was  conceived of and organized by Shan Bryan-Hansen. To learn more about the project, visit http://sticksandstitches.squarespace.com.


Other nationally-recognized textile artists, including Alison Gates (Above image: Neither Created nor Destroyed), Jennifer Hunold, and Mindy Sue Wittock, contribute non-traditional textile and fiber pieces that make this exhibition one not to be missed. Sculpture, basketry, quilting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, crocheting, felting, and knitting will be represented.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs through February 28.

Visit our main website for directions, hours, and more information about The Eclipse Gallery.

This event also coincides with the next Algoma Art Wave, a gallery/studio tour that takes place every 2nd Friday evening of each month.

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Salon 100 Reception and the Next Wave

Come join us FRIDAY NIGHT, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for a fun evening of art, conversation, and refreshments. The artist’s reception for our current show, Salon 100, will be held in conjunction with the Algoma Art Wave — so this is a great time to make the drive to Algoma and check out the different artists and venues that we have to offer here.

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This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served including gourmet cheeses, wine, and holiday cookies. So bring a friend and stop by!

Salon 100 features a wide variety of artists and styles–and all work is priced at only $100. Many artists are from the Northeast WI area, making this a great show to not only support your local artists but also your local gallery! Best of all, you can take purchased work home right away if you like.

We want to thank you for all the support you have shown us this year — looking back at all the great artwork we have brought to Algoma, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Finish up your holiday shopping with a handmade gift or gift card. Buy local and buy handmade this year – it really makes a difference! We have a few specials running right now:

25% off selected jewelry designs by Kim Geiser and Brandon Hemm

20% off Gift Cards

–With every purchase, you will get a coupon for a free $10 gift card with your next purchase of $50 or more. (For those of you on our mailing list, you will be receiving this coupon in the mail. Click here to easily sign up to receive these mailings)

We welcome your input! Leave us a comment/question below, and see you Friday night!

Artist Roster for the 50/50/50 show

Over the past couple days we’ve been installing our upcoming exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums. It has been very challenging but we think it is coming together successfully.

Don’t miss the opening reception, Saturday, September 26th!! It is from 5:30 – 10:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and it’s free!

sauter_04_ArcMark Sauter, representing Wisconsin and Sculpture

We have finally completed the official artist roster and are excited to announce that the following artists will be involved in the show:

artist – state – medium

jennifer marsh – alabama – community based

judie gumm – alaska – bimetal

the milans – arizona – painting

laureen ament – arkansas – lampwork

stephen day – california – lighting design

elizabeth saeger – colorado – polymer clay

william evertson – connecticut – digital collage

william roberts – delaware – segmented wood

jennifer zoellner – florida – rag dolls

sarah neuburger – georgia – artistamps

jonathan clark – hawaii – oil, acrylic, textiles

dan scott – idaho – oil on canvas

tom kane – illinois – photojournalism

christina marsh – indiana – installation

randy richmond – iowa – digital pigment print

anne b. hollond – kansas – vinyl

stacy smith – kentucky – knit/felt

valerie smith – louisiana – photography

jeff badger – maine – multimedia

lia kent – maryland – sketchbook

christine tarantino – massachusetts – artist books/mail art

matthew shlian – michigan – paper

jorday kay phillips – minnesota – zines

sean starwars – mississippi – woodcut

matthew derezinski – missouri – digital

judy arledge – montana – basketry

karen kohtz – nebraska – artist trading cards

evie davis – nevada – button design

jenn ski – new hampshire – giclee

collective revolution – new jersey – silkscreen

juanita finger – new mexico – beading

dalia haber – new york – steel, textiles

kathie roig – north carolina – weaving

kim fink – north dakota – lithograph

corrine bayraktaroglu – ohio – embroidery

james francis – oklahoma – charcoal on wood

sarah baugh – oregon – graphic design

peter morgan – pennsylvania – ceramics

lauren minco – rhode island – gouache

katy bergman-cassell – south carolina – enamel on copper

sarah wilson – south dakota – handspun yarn

cathy horner – tennessee – collage

jennifer khoshbin – texas – sound

daniel embree – utah – monotype

gowri savoor – vermont – ink on paper

john hentry blatter – virginia – video

megan kirby – washington – typography

lauren beacham – west virginia – jewelry design

mark sauter – wisconsin – wood sculpture

georgia rowswell – wyoming – paper mache

Thank you to all the wonderful artists who have made this possible.

See you Saturday!

Upcoming Shows–Updates!!

Summer is almost gone and we are gearing up for our next exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums. One artist from each state will represent a different medium in the art, craft, and design fields. The show starts on September 22nd with the opening reception on September 26th, from 5:30-10:00 pm. We hope to see you there for this exciting show which runs through December.

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Looking into 2010–which will be here before we know it–we are starting to accept submissions for Ethereal Views–Environments in Contemporary Art. This will be a curated, group exhibition of artists working in defining ethereal environments. Artwork will be characterized by one or more qualities of lightness, insubstantiality, intangibility, delicateness, of the celestial spheres, heavenly, not of this world, or spiritual while reflecting some kind of real or invented environment.

Artists so far include Kate Merritt Davis (painting) and Kiera L. Faber. (film)

Several additional artists of various mediums will be accepted for this show, which runs January-March 2010. If interested, email 5-10 images along with an artist statement/bio to sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

You are Invited!

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Artist: Molly Keyser
Photography

I am happy to announce that the date is finally set for the opening of our first exhibition at The Eclipse Gallery! We had to push it back a little bit again due to our renovations taking longer than expected. You can stay updated with the photos of our progress on our Flickr. Renovating a 100 year old building has proved to be quite the challenge!

You are invited to the reception of Personality: Real & Imagined, featuring five diverse artists working in mediums including photography, paper sculpture, illustration, artist books, and comics. Artists include locals Molly Keyser (above image) and Adam Koenig, Justin Madson of Baraboo, WI, Liz Gresey of Chicago, and Sher Christopher of England.

Bring your friends for a night of art, conversation, and refreshments, on the evening of August 1st, 2009.
Free and open to the public. 5:30 PM – ?

The show will run from July (exact date TBA) through mid-September. So even if you can’t make it to the reception, stop by whenever you get the chance.

Thanks, and hope to see you soon! If you have any question or comments, feel free to email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Book Report: Words of Wisdom

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I just wrote a summary of Words of Wisdom: A Curator’s Vade Mecum, which is a book published by Independent Curators International. You can read it here. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read about curating contemporary art exhibitions. Whether you are a curator, an artist, or lover of contemporary art, you would find this book very interesting.

There is…much that is said about the fact that there are no set-in-stone rules about curating. This is a good thing. As [curators] Jana Sevcikova and Jiri Sevcik state, “Always do only what interests you and what you believe in. Curating is like any other art form: it only serves to express your relationship to the world. No objective rules apply: there is not even a stable hierarchy of values to guide you. The meaning of images is never anchored by any kind of objective truth. You must not fall for the illusion of such truths, and instead propose questions challenging your own assumptions and especially the norms of the cultural establishment…This is the only way you can develop new relationships and provoke lively conflicts for which there exists no common denominator.”

Read the whole article

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New Dates, some Changes?

As I’m in the midst of the renovations and thinking about the exhibitions for this year, I’ve had second thoughts about the length that I’ve scheduled each show. As it is now, I have Personality planned for end of May through October, and the 50/50/50 show for October-March 2010, but I am thinking that is way too long. I may revise it to have the Personality show run from the end of May through September and the 50/50/50 show from September to January 2010. Since the 50 show will be such a huge undertaking, and since Wisconsin is generally a lot busier during the nicer weather months, I think more people would come out to see the 50 show if started in September. If anybody has any thoughts on this, please feel free to comment here or e-mail me. I don’t think it would be a huge issue to switch it now, while things are still in the planning stages.