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Upcoming Exhibitions

2023 Call for Art Group Exhibitions:

In 2023, we will be starting the year with TWO call for art exhibitions. Back to the Basics in our Call for Art Side Gallery February 1-March 25, and Home in our Featured Front Gallery February 1-February 25. Followed by five Call for Art Side Gallery exhibitions: In Bloom, Common Ground, Inspired By..., Collaborate, and the Third Annual: A Year in Review - 2023. Find more information about current exhibitions HERE.
In Bloom
Exhibition Dates: April 5 - May 27, 2023
Submissions Open: January 13, 2023
Submissions Close: March 9, 2023

Acceptance Notification by:
Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6 @ 5pm-7pm
Celebrate renewal and growth as we make our way through Spring! What inspires you in times of transition?

“In Bloom” explores the symbolism that Springtime holds. Just as nature blooms in Spring, so do we! Consider how this season, the natural world and times of transition reflect what happens within ourselves, personally and collectively. Explore what inspires you, whether it’s the lengthening of days, the sights and sounds of new and returning life, or the return of color and warmth.
Common Ground
Exhibition Dates: June 7 - July 29, 2023
Submissions Open: March 10, 2023
Submissions Close: May 11, 2023

Acceptance Notification by:
Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8 @ 5pm-7pm
Using mediums, colors and textures, consider the following: What is unique about Northeast Wisconsin? What are the elements of this community? How does community transcend boundaries? What interests, passions and experiences do you share with others? We are bound not only by our physical location but by shared experiences, weather, businesses, organizations, food, activities and traditions within our region.
Inspired By...
Exhibition Dates: August 9 - September 30, 2023
Submissions Open: May 12, 2023
Submissions Close: July 13, 2023

Acceptance Notification by:
Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 10 @ 5pm-7pm
“Inspired By…” offers artists an opportunity to explore and showcase what sparks their creativity or has made an impact in their life. Who or what inspires you? Why? Do you have your own unique take on a concept or style of art?
For this exhibition, submissions must have an outside source of inspiration. Consider characters, poems, books, movies, tv shows, music, people, places, and more that inspire you.
Collaborate
Exhibition Dates: October 11 - December 2, 2023
Submissions Open: July 14, 2023
Submissions Close: September 14, 2023

Acceptance Notification by:
Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12 @ 5pm-7pm
“Collaborate” is an opportunity to create and submit work that showcases multiple mediums and perspectives. Submissions must feature work that is created by two or more artists.
Individualism has its own time and place, but “Collaborate” asks artists to get creative with others, to share space, ideas and resources, and to consider how the process encourages growth, understanding and evolution along the way.
Third Annual: A Year in Review - 2023
Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2023 - February 3, 2024
Submissions Open: September 15, 2023
Submissions Close: November 16, 2023

Acceptance Notification by:
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 @ 7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14 @ 5pm-7pm
Join us as we continue this side gallery tradition for a third year! The Third Annual: A Year in Review exhibition reflects on the previous year through art and will feature work exploring various subjects and mediums all inspired by, or created in, the last 12 months.

2023 Front Gallery Featured Exhibitions:

 

Monstrous Growth - Annie Stenseth & Milada Meikle
Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2 @ 5pm-7pm

Monstrous Growth encompasses sculpture, ceramics, metal work, and mixed media by artists Annie Stenseth and Milada Meikle. Enraptured by both physical and psychological transformation, these works speak about the fluidity of personal and physical growth .
Themes include multiple avenues of individual identity. These include the examination and acceptance of traumas, sexuality, mental health, self-image and morality.
The emulation of nature, especially fungi, is commonly used throughout this collection to portray growth within the dimensions between life, decay and rebirth. Monstrous Growth utilizes both realistic forms of the human body and the depictions of monstrous creatures as vessels of communication. While creatures convey topics outside of their preconceived perceptions of wrongdoing; the familiarity of realistic forms and surface work evoke a subconscious unsettled reaction in the viewer. The complex themes are uncomfortable in their allusions to pain and suffering yet emphasize the beauty of acceptance within growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annie Stenseth is a visual artist who embraces the human body as a beautiful, familiar form and uses it as a sight of transformation and transcendence. Her studio practice encompasses sculpture, ceramics, metal work and mixed media. Fascinated by transformation manifested in both the physical and psychological realms, her art investigates the dimensions between growth, decay and rebirth.

Born in Decorah, Iowa, Annie grew up on a farm outside of a small town in Northeast Iowa. She earned a B.A. in Art from Luther College and continued to develop her artist practice through studio work. In 2019 she moved to Door County, WI and now resides in Green Bay, WI. Presently, she is the Ceramic Studio Coordinator at NWTC Artisan and Business Center.  

Annie has shown her work in group exhibitions at the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery at Luther College, ArtHaus in Decorah, The Art Garage in Green Bay, and The Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.

Milada Meikle uses her multidisciplinary artistic talents to capture a wide variety of different forms of monsters. Each monster has its own personality and emotions, and wants to be able to reflect those emotions to the viewer. They want to reveal that those with frightening stigmas have the same complex emotions as anyone else: depression, pain, happiness. Milada asks the viewer to see her monsters as a way to reinterpret preconceived notions of what a monster even is, that things are "not always as they seem."

Her work in "Monsterous Growth" brings forward the struggles of mental illness through different monsters. The states of the plants embody the deterioration of various mental states such as anxiety and depression, and the difficulties of simply just keeping oneself alive. 

Milada graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she received her BFA. She currently lives in Sturgeon Bay while working full time in Fish Creek.

Spring Art Show - Green Bay Arts Unlimited
Exhibition Dates: April 5, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8 @ 2pm-4pm

Green Bay Arts Unlimited presents their Spring Art Show for artists of all levels of experience. This is a non-juried exhibit that presents artists' works in all mediums to the community.

Green Bay Arts Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of fine arts in Northeast Wisconsin. GBAU perpetuate and foster the interest of fine arts and present to the public the works and talents of local artists.

Learn More about submitting to Green Bay Arts Unlimited Here