Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Shared Art Exhibition by Jennye Byrns & Richard Peterson lll

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a shared art exhibition by Jennye Byrns of Janesville and Richard Peterson III of Beaver Dam. "Unbreakable Squared" will feature work including individual pieces by each artist along with several collaborative works.

Jennye Byrns is a mixed media assemblage artist with interests in everyday objects (staplers, paintbrushes, doll parts, etc.) given strange new life.

Richard Peterson III specializes in both decorative and functional steel sculpture. 

An artist reception will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, March 31st at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through April 26th and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

"Gloppy" Book Signing by Author Pat Hall
Mar
17
5:00 pm17:00

"Gloppy" Book Signing by Author Pat Hall

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We are hosting a book signing by author Pat Hall featuring her book,"Gloppy," on Friday, March 17th from 5 pm to 7 pm. "Gloppy" is illustrated by Pat's daughter Emmeline Hall Forrestal.  Hall and Forrestal are also the author and illustrator of "Ida May's Borrowed Trouble" and "Beasties".

When fourth grader Mitch's bowl of cafeteria chili comes to life, his friend Andy convinces him to sneak it home.  Mitch gets a crash course in responsibility as he learns to care for his unusual pet.  What does it eat?  What do you do when it poops? Where will it sleep?  As Gloppy grows and matures, Mitch grows some insight into fatherhood and his own absent dad.

Fiber Art by Kristine Moser
Dec
1
5:00 pm17:00

Fiber Art by Kristine Moser

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a fiber art exhibition by Kristine Moser of Janesville. What Color is Christmas? is a collection of art dedicated to exploring the essence of Christmas through color. Moser’s creations include ornaments, wreaths, tapestries, and scarves. An artist reception will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on December 1st at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through January 3rd and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

Exhibition by Sophie Hansen
Oct
28
Nov 26

Exhibition by Sophie Hansen

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an art exhibition by Janesville artist Sophie Hansen.

“Standing on the Edge” is a collection of works in assorted mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, and graphite. Hansen is all about ideas stating “the shot of color, the expression of form, the brilliant highlights and complex structures all come together on canvas or paper.” The exhibition opens on October 28th at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee St. in historic downtown Janesville. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 2 pm to 4 pm. The exhibition is free, the public is welcome, and the artwork can be seen during gallery hours through November 26th.

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage by Alicia Reid
Sep
5
Sep 29

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage by Alicia Reid

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Raven's Wish is pleased to announce  the featured artist for September is Alicia Reid.

Alicia's current work is an exploration of the meaning of place, exploring our connections to points on the earth including swamps, deserts, mountains, and coasts. Reid currently works in acrylic and mixed media collage using maps, music, text, and samples of handwriting to interpret her landscapes. Grounded: An Exploration of Place will hang at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 West Milwaukee Street in Janesville, through September 29th.

Read our latest Be Inspired Blog featuring Alicia Reid.

Turned Wood Vessels by Richard & Bridget Zemlo
Jul
30
Aug 31

Turned Wood Vessels by Richard & Bridget Zemlo

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an art exhibition by turned wood artists Richard & Bridget Zemlo.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday, July 30th from 1 pm to 3 pm. Both the reception and exhibition are FREE and open to the public, and the show will hang through August 31st.

Richard, a retired gemologist, and Bridget, a retired industrial design engineer, have their home and studio in Brodhead, Wisconsin. They have been creating turned wood objects for more than 20 years. Many of their works are from local wood including trees from their own property.

The Zemlos are members of the American Association of Woodturners, Badger Woodturners, Madison Art Guild, Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, and the 14 South Artists. Attending woodturning symposiums and classes has encouraged them to experiment with new materials and methods, as well as using collaboration in their work.

Exhibition by Jessie Willyerd
Jun
24
Jul 27

Exhibition by Jessie Willyerd

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a unique art exhibition by artist, equestrian, and full-time art educator Jessie Willyerd.

“What Horses Say” is a group of acrylic paintings and mixed media drawings with titles indicating a lesson learned from a horse somewhere along the way.  Willyerd believes “by learning to record my observations of horses, I developed an artist’s eye for observing the world around me.” 

Willyerd is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and has teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She works most frequently in acrylic, but also creates with chalk pastels and watercolors.

"What Horses Say" opens on June 24th with an artist reception from 6 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition is free, the public is welcome, and the show will hang through July 27th

Creativity, Color & Cabernet Exhibition
Jun
3
Jun 25

Creativity, Color & Cabernet Exhibition

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"Creativity, Color & Cabernet" is the title of the very first exhibit showcasing the work of ART.club, a local group of women who have been making art together on a regular basis for the last few years.  

Known as the ART.club (Aspire + Renew + Thrive), the five women discovered they had a common interest in art which led to the creation of an informal group with the long-term goal of working together and becoming better artists through the regular practice of their craft. Some have art degrees and others have taken numerous art classes and workshops.  No matter what their experiences, they value the inspiration and support that the group provides as they explore and experiment. More than 30 works are featured including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage, and mixed media.

Please join us at our reception on the evening of June 3rd or visit the gallery during its scheduled hours before June 25th

ART.club members:  Sue Arndt, Kathy Gibbs, Mary Jo Manus, Chantel Stried, and Chris Stried

Sax & Violets
Apr
29
May 25

Sax & Violets

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Sax & Violets

A juried, thematic exhibition celebrating music and flowers featuring over 35 local artists.

Exhibition by Richard Peterson III
Mar
25
Apr 27

Exhibition by Richard Peterson III

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Richard is a self-taught blacksmith and sculptor. He uses primarily new material, first cutting petals and leaves from flat sheets of steel. Secondly, those are heated in a coal forge and hammered into the desired shape. Finally, all are welded together to create the unification of his vision. Most of Richard’s work has a floral design alluding to his love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoys the opportunity and challenge of working rigid metal to form soft, flowing botanical designs.

Three Tubes of Paint
Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

Three Tubes of Paint

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.
— Richard Bach

Join us for an artist reception on Friday, February 26th from 6-8pm to see the results of this "Three Tubes of Paint" challenge where a group of artists were given a limited palette.

CASH AWARDS

Best of Show:  $125

First:  $75

Second:  $50


Stones, Rocks, and Stories
Jan
7
6:00 pm18:00

Stones, Rocks, and Stories

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Raven's Wish Gallery is hosting a gathering of rock enthusiasts and story tellers on Old Rock Day, which is January 7th, 2016.

Choose a rock from your collection, along with a brief story you can share, and join us from 6-8pm.  We'd love to know how you acquired your rock or fossil and any special significance it might have for you.   Listeners are also welcome to attend!

One participant will win a "People's Choice Award" for the most unusual rock or funniest story. 

If you love collecting rocks and have stories or adventures connected to the rocks you've accumulated, then this is the celebration for you!

Light refreshments provided.

Textile & Fiber Exhibition by Kristine Moser
Dec
5
Jan 14

Textile & Fiber Exhibition by Kristine Moser

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“Seasonal Flavorings” 

Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to host an art exhibition by award-winning artist Kristine Moser of Janesville. “Seasonal Flavorings” is a visual interpretation of the natural cycles of the earth’s seasons. Moser’s work encompasses both the subtle and dramatic, the riot of autumn leaves, tender spring buds, flashing ice storms, and sweet, summer days.

In her signature style, Moser uses 2”x 2” pieces of fabric as “building blocks” to create the appearance of depth, texture, and shape. Many types of work will be included in the exhibition, including tapestries and functional accessories such as table runners and scarves.

An artist reception for Moser will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, December 5th at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through January 14th and the gallery is open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm on Saturday, and through December from 11am to 3pm on Sunday.

Photo Illustration Exhibit by Gail Pratt-Tingfah
Nov
20
Dec 2

Photo Illustration Exhibit by Gail Pratt-Tingfah

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a photo illustration exhibition by Gail Pratt-Tingfah of Janesville. Proof of a Life: Part One is a collection of engaging images, many from the Rock and Walworth county area. Life can be a confusing, complex endeavor and through her photography Pratt-Tingfah becomes a filter, reducing the chaos and “connecting the dots.” Using her camera, she settles her own soul while producing calming, introspective images.

An artist reception for Pratt-Tingfah will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on November 20th at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through December 2nd and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, and through the holidays from 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays.

Golden Paint Demonstration by Sandie Bacon
Oct
3
10:30 pm22:30

Golden Paint Demonstration by Sandie Bacon

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Wonders of Acrylic Paints

Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to welcome Sandie Bacon, a Golden Paint Working Artist, for a demonstration and sharing of new products on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  

Bacon is a classically trained, versatile artist who resides in the Chicago area. She has been a Golden Paint working artist since 2006, and generously shares her enthusiasm and knowledge in her lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. Bacon will discuss the unique properties of Golden Paint Fluid, Heavy Body, OPEN, and High Flow Acrylics. She will also talk about grounds for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing, and mixed media.

The presentation is FREE and open to the public. However, registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 608-757-2622 for reservations.

“Beasties” Book Signing by Author Pat Hall
Oct
3
1:00 pm13:00

“Beasties” Book Signing by Author Pat Hall

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We are hosting a book signing by author Pat Hall featuring her newest picture book, “Beasties,” on Saturday, October 3rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at Raven's Wish. “Beasties” is illustrated by Pat’s daughter Emmeline Hall Forrestal. Hall and Forrestal are also the author and illustrator of the award-winning “Ida May’s Borrowed Trouble,” which will also be available during the signing.

“Beasties” is the story of a child who learns to handle the scary “beasties” in the closet and under the bed by making them count things. The core message of the book is that by extending a kindness one often finds that “a beastie might turn out to be a friend you haven’t met.” Included in the book is a recipe for Beastly-Good Cookies.

Time for Clockmakers
Oct
2
Oct 28

Time for Clockmakers

An Exhibition by Susan Wood & Ron Widenhoefer

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by clockmakers Susan Wood (formerly of Janesville) and Ron Widenhoefer. Susan and Ron are longtime friends through the Minnesota Clockmakers Guild. Their working styles and purpose for building clocks are different but the resulting clocks they each build are both a tribute to a very old craft (clocks have been made since the 1300’s), and a celebration of mechanical beauty.  All of the clocks in the exhibit are working time keepers and fascinating kinetic sculptures.

Susan Wood began learning about clocks in 1990 as part of her work handling art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Night classes at Saint Paul Technical institute (now Saint Paul College) introduced her to the repair of mechanical clocks.  For Susan mechanical clocks have become more than just keepers of time and regulators of the world.

Ron Widenhoefer is a retired mechanical engineer.  Nearing retirement he took clock repair classes at the St Paul Technical College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His interest in clocks began with inherited watch tools and lathe from his grandfather. It seemed logical for Ron to pick up on clock work as his working life had been spent designing products and production machines.

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An artist reception for Wood and Widenhoefer will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, October 2nd at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through October 28th and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, and during the fall from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

Exhibition by Karolyn Alexander
Sep
6
Sep 30

Exhibition by Karolyn Alexander

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Beyond Crayola

Watermedia Paintings by Karolyn Alexander

Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a solo art exhibition by Karolyn Alexander of Whitewater. “Beyond Crayola” is a collection of watercolor, collage, and acrylic abstract paintings representing Alexander’s ongoing mission to “make surfaces more COLORful.”

 Karolyn Alexander has enjoyed mixing colors and making plain surfaces more colorful since her first box of Crayola crayons. As a youngster she experimented with creating new colors by layering one color of crayon over another. An early retirement from UW-Whitewater allowed her to focus on creating art and in April of 2003 she began studying watercolor with the late Marilyn Keating at L’Atelier Art Studio in Janesville. Since then she has also worked in collage and most recently in acrylic. 

Alexander’s book, “Watercolor Cookbook – Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color,” includes tips on mixing watercolor paints and more than 60 full color photographs of her watercolor paintings and is available for sale at the gallery. She frequently teaches adult watercolor and collage classes in both Janesville and Whitewater.

An artist reception for Alexander will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on September 11th at Raven’s Wish Gallery. The exhibition will hang through September 30th. 

Exhibition by Lori Salamone-Limbachs
Aug
7
Aug 27

Exhibition by Lori Salamone-Limbachs

An Abstract Mind

Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media wall art by Janesville artist Lori Salamone-Limbachs. Her unorthodox techniques with glass and metal, along with limitless creativity, result in a non-traditional, diverse body of work.

With the exception of lessons in stained glass, Salamone-Limbachs is a self-taught artist. A Janesville native, she is inspired by nature, personal dreams, and her fellow artists. Her work has evolved through experimentation and discovery, developing an increasingly complex style.

An artist reception for Salamone-Limbachs will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 7th at Raven’s Wish Gallery.  The exhibition will hang through August 27th.

The Gentle Mason Bee
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

The Gentle Mason Bee

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is hosting a presentation, discussion and demonstration pertaining to mason bees on Saturday, July 11th from 10am-11:30am.   The public is welcome to attend, at no cost.

Three-fourths of the world's food supply depends on animal pollinators.  The plight of honey bees and their disappearance through colony collapse disorder has been widely reported, yet there is another pollinator right under our noses -- the gentle mason bee. 

Local authors Cinder Roherty and Pat Hall will discuss mason bees and show examples of simple, do-it-yourself bee hotels. Cinder is the author of "Flushed", a book whose plot pivots on mason bee hotels.  Pat has constructed and implemented several bee hotels and is the author of "Ida May's Borrowed Trouble" and the soon-to-be-released "Beasties".

Exhibition by Matthew Ledger
Jun
26
Jul 30

Exhibition by Matthew Ledger

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media acrylic paintings by Matthew Ledger of Janesville. 

Ledger’s current works are abstracts which resemble “space-scapes,” nebulous clouds clinging together drawn in by dark matter. The pieces are not begun with this intention, only thought of as color, form, and emotion.

When he is painting, Ledger often slips into a state of “flow.” Similar to a runner’s endorphin high, Ledger finds this feeling beneficial for his mental health and for finding release from stress. Flow is described as completely focused motivation, a single-minded immersion in a task. For Matthew, the hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy that is infused into his paintings. 

Ledger was born into a family rich in artistic abilities. His mother Arlene Ledger, a well-known local painter, was the greatest influence on his work. Gerhard Richter, a New European Movement painter known for his exploration of the play between realism and abstraction is another strong influence on Ledger’s work.

An artist reception for Ledger will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, June 26th.  The exhibition will hang through July 30th and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, and during the summer from 11 pm to 3 pm on Sunday.

Exhibition by Matthew Holt
Apr
24
May 26

Exhibition by Matthew Holt

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to announce an art exhibition by acclaimed oil painter Matthew Holt. His current work is an interpretation of his surroundings, both indoors and out.  They are studies from his life and perceptions of the world around him including intimate interiors and the vast Midwestern landscape. 

Holt finds “through keen observation, beauty does not have to be intrinsic with a particular object or scene.”  Scenes of non-grandeur, which he loves to study, are what he takes joy in recreating, transforming the ordinary in to something extraordinary. 

An artist reception for Matthew Holt will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on April 24th at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through May 26th.

Photographic Exhibition by Rich Fletcher
Mar
27
Apr 22

Photographic Exhibition by Rich Fletcher

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London: Icons and Heritage

This photographic collection by Rich Fletcher is of ancient tradition and architecture along with scenes of celebration and modernity. 

Rich Fletcher loves to travel and loves photography as a means of expressing his experience of “being there.” He has been fortunate to travel to and document many great destinations over the past twenty years, and finds it a wonderful challenge to capture a bit of the essence of a place allowing the viewer to feel as if they are there with him.

Returning to London in 2011 after a 10 year absence, Rich has fallen in love with the city. With a friend he participated in events surrounding the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Rich notes “the pageantry and royal spectacle in the vibrant and ever changing modern city really impressed me and I wanted to explore the city more.  I was able to return and attend the London 2012 Olympic Games and followed with a much quieter trip in 2014.”

An artist reception for Fletcher will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on March 27th at Raven’s Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through April 22nd and the gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

25 Local Artists You Should Know
Nov
21
Dec 31

25 Local Artists You Should Know

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From an informal poll of artists, art collectors and patrons, Raven’s Wish Gallery has identified the most widely-known and most well-respected artists in our area. The results are showcased in an upcoming art exhibition: 25 Local Artists You Should Know.

Our goal is to bring together “working” artists, with a regular studio practice, who carve out time from their busy days for a few hours of painting.  At various stages in their art careers, they range from recognized art professionals to younger artists launching their businesses, and they work in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, and etching.

Exhibition by Harold Rotzoll
Oct
3
Oct 31

Exhibition by Harold Rotzoll

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For more than 35 years, Harold Rotzoll has been creating black-and-white etchings with subjects ranging from amusing animals to musings on the meaning of life.

A life-long Janesville resident, Rotzoll received a BA in art from UW-Whitewater with a concentration on printmaking. His work appears in the collections of universities, galleries, art centers, and private owners. Harold’s etchings have been shown in local, national, and international art exhibitions, and he has received numerous awards. He also judges both local and national art competitions, and creates commissioned work for public, private, and corporate venues.

 

Exhibition by Linda Davis
Aug
29
Sep 29

Exhibition by Linda Davis

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Raven’s Wish Gallery is pleased to host an art exhibition featuring the artwork of artist Linda Davis. “Absolutely Abstract” is a celebration of the freedom, creativity, and energy Davis experiences when she paints.

Davis starts most works without a preconceived plan and lets the paint lead the process. She employs bold colors, texture, and layers allowing these to provide the underpainting and then embellishes these established forms. Her work is continually evolving as she experiments with new techniques and strives to be more original and spontaneous. A long-standing member of the Janesville Art League, Linda has won numerous awards in the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP). She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Dominican University and studied botanical illustration at the Morton Arboretum. She once thought she had to “paint within the lines,” but once she discovered acrylic and abstraction there were no lines and no rules.

Exhibition for Kristine Moser
Jul
25
Aug 27

Exhibition for Kristine Moser

More than 20 works will be included in the exhibition of award-winning textile/fiber artist Kristine Moser, including tapestries, functional accessories, and greeting cards.