I am very excited to share that my friend, Kate Kramer, a lecturer in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania, just published an excellent new book. (And my work is in it – woot! Thank you Kate!) This book, “Artists Write to Work: A Practical Guide to Writing about Your Art” encompasses so much […]
Wow – what a day! On Friday, August 24, 2018, the Milwaukee Bucks permanent art collection at the Fiserv Forum was unveiled. I was lucky enough to be one of the 32 artists chosen from nearly 1300 applicants to have my work included in the collection. The day started with a televised press conference where I had the […]
Hey folks! I have changed my name after getting married in December, which means I have also changed my website domain and email address. I have forwards set up so your communications will get to me while I have the forwards set up, but I’d appreciate it if you would all update your address books […]
Well this is some exciting news! Several months ago I answered a “call for artists” from the Milwaukee Bucks. They are building an amazing new arena and they want to include an art collection for this new building. Out of 1200 entries, and a couple levels of culling, I made the final cut of 32 artists […]
I am thrilled to announce to any who will listen that on December 2 2017, on an unseasonably warm day for December in Milwaukee, I married a man called Carr. John Francis Carr III to be exact – a man I’ve known since my college days — and he’s pretty fantastic! While I gave the […]
Just met with my client last evening to hand over the finished “Portrait of Lady” – and today I get this great photo of Lady and the portrait meeting in real life! Doesn’t get much better than that! Thank you Jonathan and Lady!
I love working on portraits. I especially love when someone commissions a portrait as a gift – holidays, anniversaries, weddings, even memorials of those who we’ve lost. I love working on portraits because of the love that flows from the giver, through me, to the person who ultimately receives the gift. I feel that love when I’m […]
Just found out a collector in Nova Scotia picked up three of my paintings at the Leigh Gallery this month. Yahoo! The three pieces are from my Strata+Sphere series about my life growing up in Milwaukee. They are the same size, 12″ x 12″ x 2″, and are all watercolor on board, employing transparent techniques. […]
Just found out I was accepted to the Pancakes & Booze show in Milwaukee on June 2 – woot! If you’re in the area, stop on by Turner Hall and check it out! Established in May of 2009, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an artist movement that has been touring the nation with […]
I just found out that my work, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” has been juried into a show at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. Yay!! The show is called “Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now” and the opening is at the museum on October 27. I am extremely honored to be included in the […]
I’m currently exhibiting my Strata+Sphere series at the ARC Gallery in Chicago – please stop by! Exhibition dates: July 20 – August 13, 2016 The ARC Gallery, 2156 North Damen, Chicago Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm Strata+Sphere, Abstract works by Rochelle Weiner | Rochelle Weiner is a contemporary multi-media artist, recently returned to her home […]
Ohhhh, yeaaaah – that’s my work in the background of this episode “In A Duffel Bag” of Chicago PD. The work is called “White Noise”, the medium is oil/cold wax and the work measures 36″ x 48″ x 2″ – available for sale at the Leigh Gallery in Chicago. Thank you Leigh Gallery!
I am very excited to announce a new one-woman show now live at Tease Salon (2222 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207). The team at Tease did a fantastic job posting the show – the quirky antiques and cool vibe at Tease really make my stuff look great! For this show, I am presenting pieces from two very different series: […]
More of my work to be used on the sets of NBC hit Chicago series! The following will be used on the set of Chicago PD: And these will be on Chicago Med:
Stop by to see the “Strata+Sphere” show at Pizza Rustica Bistro & Bar in Chicago. In this series of abstract works, entitled “Strata+Sphere”, I used layered painting techniques to depict abstract memories of growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My main interest in painting lies in storytelling. The layered painting techniques that I have developed – […]
For those of you in or around Milwaukee who have not yet had a chance to see my show at Lulu’s Cafe (2261-2265 South Howell), I will be there for Bay View Gallery Night on September 25. My show, Strata+Sphere, will be there for only a few more weeks! Stop on by and say hello!
My painting, “It’s Up To Her” from my Discarded series was accepted into the upcoming juried show at the Koehnline Art Museum at Oakton College in Des Plaines, Illinois. The show runs from Thursday Oct 1 – Friday Oct 23 2015, and the opening night is Thursday Oct 1. If you’re in the area, please […]
This week I was interviewed on Listen Up Milwaukee. The goal of Listen Up is to promote Milwaukee and the people who are doing things to make it a great place to live and work. I am honored to have been chosen to be on the show. What an amazing welcome to my new town! […]
Wow! looks like press releases work! Got a fun write up in Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express this week. And right next to “Eggs Benedict” and “Van Gogh to Pollock” – how about that?
F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E August 10 2015 | Rochelle Weiner Fine Art | Milwaukee, WI CONTACT: Rochelle Weiner | 773 609 0008 | firstname.lastname@example.org ——————————————————————– East Side Milwaukee artist returns home after 20 years in Chicago Rochelle Weiner […]
The Strata+Sphere show is opening tonight in two Milwaukee locations – following are installation photos. Come one come all! At Café Lulu | 2261-2265 S Howell Avenue, Milwaukee Wisconsin At Juniper 61 | 6030 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI
I am opening my “Strata+Sphere” exhibit in two locations in Milwaukee starting July 24 2015. Click here to see the collection This series of abstract works, titled “Strata+Sphere” combines a layered painting technique with layered memories of growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The collection is comprised of a mix of oil/cold wax works alongside watercolor/multimedia […]
I am very excited to announce that I will be showing two concurrent shows in Milwaukee starting July 17, 2015 – wow! I just agreed to post at Juniper 61 (6030 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213) at the same time that I am showing at Lulu’s Café (2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207). […]
Pictured above, working title, “Egg on your face” – 36″ x 48″ x 2″, oil/cold wax on cradled board. Very excited to announce an upcoming one-woman show in my home town, Milwaukee. The show opens on July 17, 2015 at Lulu’s Café in Bay View (2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207). I am developing […]
My new greeting cards were just delivered today – 12 new cards hot off the presses! These cards are $4.00 individually, and $13 for a pack of 4. Each comes with a metallic silver envelope. Soon to be stocked in select Chicago stores.
Last week I found out my watercolor “Red Ball” was accepted into the “Winter Wonderland” exhibition – a juried show at Blick’s Loop location. Very exciting! The show will be hanging from 12/04/14-01/04/15 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 4 2014 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. There will be a raffle, and winners of both […]
Super excited to share this news – I just found out that not only did I win an award in a national watercolor competition, I will also be published in the April 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! Yippee! Here is an excerpt from the email just received a few minutes ago: Congratulations! It’s my […]
Very excited to report about the new I Love Chicago shop at 316 N Michigan Ave, Chicago. I had dropped off my work a few weeks ago before they started renovating. I didn’t know what was in store but if the O’Hare shop where I also show my work was any suggestion I knew they […]
I visited the ARC Gallery for an opening this weekend, and was for the first time introduced to the group as a member. What a thrill! They even put my name up on the wall (see below). The ARC Gallery at 2156 N Damen in Chicago is an all-women membership and the members run the […]
Quite an eventful week here at Rochelle Weiner Fine Art! First I found out that I was just juried in as a new member of the venerable ARC Gallery here in Chicago. I was juried in and will be meeting with them this weekend to find out how we get started! Here’s a bit of […]
Very excited to report I am now a member of the ARC Gallery in Chicago. From their website: ARC Gallery is an internationally recognized exhibition space that has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since its inception in 1973. Founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream gallery system, […]
Last weekend I drove up to Minneapolis for the pleasure of studying with one of my favorite artists, James Edward Scherbarth. I had taken a workshop with Jim last April at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. I really respond to Jim’s style of teaching and got so much out of the first class, […]
Very excited to announce that my work will now be on display at the new “I Love Chicago” store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. I have already been showing my work in their shop at O’Hare’s international terminal, and they have now invited me to show at their new shop as well. I’m headed […]
I just found out that my painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” has won honorable mention from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2014 member show. I am over the moon thrilled about this! Hooray! Show is on Sunday at 2pm if anyone wants to truck out to Bloomingdale. IWS Member’s Show 2014 The Bloomingdale Park District Museum 108 […]
I just signed release forms today because the set designer for NBC’s “Chicago PD” is going to use some of my work in the set for the show. Don’t know which pieces yet but I will be watching carefully to see when and where they show up! What a thrill!
Just got back from a 4 day artist’s retreat in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. 8 oil/cold wax painters, sharing a beautiful space at Shake Rag Alley, working side by side – what a great trip. Coincidentally there was a plein air competition happening the same weekend in Mineral Point so we were surrounded by art and […]
I just entered the above painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” into the Illinois Watercolor Society’s annual member show. It’s a juried show so fingers crossed my painting will get noticed. I had a good spy of the competition when I dropped off and there are some serious contenders in that room! The painting is a continuation […]
Ok – I was showing my work – 7 pieces – at a place that for privacy reasons I will not name. The show was over and I had planned to pick up the work on a agreed-upon day. The day before that however, I find out that one of my paintings had been stolen […]
Currently studying watercolor techniques with Karlyn Holman – today was abstract day. We worked with collage and watercolor for half the day and the other half of the day we learned to work with alcohol inks. Having a ton of fun!
I am very excited to report that I have sold 5 originals this month. Three to my good friends who have just moved in together (their first art purchase together) and a 4th and 5th are a commissioned portraits. I can’t post the portraits yet as they are both surprise gifts, but the three paintings […]
Ok – the new studio is finally completed. Yay! I spent the last few weeks renovating my spare room into a real art studio. (Sorry overnight guests, you’ll have to bunk up in the office now). Super excited about getting to work in the new space!
A very good friend lost his father a few months ago, and he and his mom have been having a particularly tough time. He asked if I could create a portrait for his mother in memoriam of their beautiful marriage. Attached is the finished product – it was given to her for mother’s day this […]
I had the pleasure of celebrating Easter with my family at Café Vocar amongst 6 of my paintings currently decorating the dining area. Thank you to Michael and JoAnn at Café Vocar! They look fantastic and dinner was delicious and fabulous! Anyone in the Milwaukee area, I highly recommend a visit to the café soon! […]
A while back I bought a few aquabords, inspired by a demo I’d seen with another artist. Aquabord is an Ampersand product – a board treated with a porous clay surface that works well with aqua based media. I bought the boards and then they sat there – for a long time. I had no […]
(Above: Sweeney admiring my work. Or maybe it just smells nice.) Just got back from a fantastic workshop at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI with James Edward Scherbarth. The workshop was Oil and Cold Wax. This is the third workshop I’ve taken in this medium, with three different instructors. Each time I learn […]