I AM PROOF
Sponsored by Bellin Health
Thursday, October 3 THROUGH Sunday, November 24
The Art Garage presents I am Proof sponsored by Bellin Health- An art exhibition dedicated to cancer survivors in the Northeast Wisconsin area. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this exhibition provides an opportunity for those who have or had cancer to display their experience with cancer through visual art.
SUBMISSION DUE: September 19!
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 3 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 3 THROUGH Sunday, October 27
Cosmic Remnants solo exhibition features over 30 exclusive paintings by Curtis Judd, the first personal introspective to showcase his inner world and cosmos. Conjuring influences including Surrealism, Expressionism and Cosmology, Judd seeks to un-blur the clutter of digital photography and sharpen attention on the abstract universe. Judd invokes his signature pallet born of a supernova explosion to achieve this. Cosmic Remnants provides an insider’s glimpse into one serious emerging artist.
Curtis Judd works in abstraction as a tool to amplify the intimacy he finds plentiful in nature, but rarely in people. Judd's works are overtly expressive and vibrant, a metaphoric kneel to the few subjects he considers sacred. Judd believes we are not alone in the universe…and painting is his adolescent yawp. People ask about Judd's pedigree...where did he study art? Judd started painting at 14 but could never afford art school. His skills are learned, hardscrabble…dug out of the ground.
Not accepting submissions - solo artist
Artist Reception: Friday, October 4 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 31 THROUGH Sunday, November 24
In overcrowded shelters in the south, shelters cannot make space fast enough for the influx of dogs that are constantly being brought in from the streets. At Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, dogs are given three business days to be saved before their time is up. High-kill shelters have this system in place to make space for new dogs coming in daily. Lack of space, low funding, local culture, backyard breeding and weak laws and public policy all lead to the vicious cycle of millions of dogs reproducing and being euthanized every year. Rescue groups across the country carry the burden and work to rescue, rehabilitate, transport and place these dogs into homes with one goal in mind – rescue until every last dog has a family and a loving place to call home.
In Second Chances, Green Bay Photographer Audrey Thomas captures a vast array of dogs that local rescue group Lucky 7 Dog Rescue has placed into homes in 2019. As soon as dogs arrive into Lucky 7’s care, Audrey takes their portrait before they are sent home with their foster families. These dogs have come from a variety of situations and states across the country. Some are hurricane survivors, some have lived their whole lives chained to trees, some have come from the worst hoarding situations that rescue groups have ever seen. While their backgrounds differ, the dogs share in common their resiliency, courage, and capacity to love and forgive despite their circumstances. When taking their portraits, Audrey’s goal is to capture the spirit, potential and personality in each dog, in hopes that the images will help act as a bridge to matching them to their perfect forever families. The portraits represent all of the volunteers, time, effort and resources that have gone into getting these dogs healthy and adoptable. They represent their second chance.
Not accepting submissions - solo artist
Artist Reception: Friday, November 1 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 5 THROUGH Sunday, January 26
The Art Garage presents Belief - An exhibition dedicated to personal beliefs. This exhibition will help viewers reframe how they approach various religious beliefs, scriptural writings, scientific theories, etc. The exhibit embraces the idea that both science and religion are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us.
SUBMISSION DUE: November 21!
Artist Reception: Thursday, December 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 2 THROUGH Sunday, January 26
Beautiful Minds "Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage" an Art exhibit that celebrates the creative gifts and talents of children and adults with dyslexia!
“Many people have the wrong idea about what dyslexia actually is — in ‘Beautiful Minds’ we are using art, among other things, to show that one of the strengths people with dyslexia have is their creative artistic talents.
“The exhibit will illuminate many of the misconceptions of dyslexia, educate those who aren’t familiar with it and empower those who have this most common learning disability. It also shines a light on the heightened creative skills that are so commonly found in people who have dyslexia,” The exhibition also features artwork from students and adults with dyslexia along with family members and friends who will create works of art as an expression of love for them.
“In school we gauge intelligence by one’s ability to read. Children who struggle to learn to read feel alone as they struggle to master what comes easily for so many. ‘Beautiful Minds’ is a place of acceptance while opening the minds of parents, educators, family and friends to the hidden potential that goes unrecognized in the 10 to 20 percent who struggle with dyslexia.
Jayne Black, Mrs. US continental is spending her year promoting her platform Beautiful Minds "Dyslexia in the Creative Advantage". Jayne was diagnosed as an adult with dyslexia and also has a son with dyslexia.
Let's create a world where children with dyslexia can stand proud and shine bright!
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AT: http://bit.ly/2mhqq56
Artist Reception: Friday, January 3 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MISSION TO SPACE
Thursday, January 30 THROUGH Sunday, March 29
The Art Garage presents Mission to Space - An art exhibit featuring the universe, sun, moon, and outer-space.
SUBMISSION DUE: January 16!
Artist Reception: Friday, January 31 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM