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Two Series live at Tease

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: 1) the Discarded series, representative watercolor works inspired by antique photography and 2) Strata+Sphere, multimedia abstract works inspired by my childhood in Milwaukee.

For those in the area, Tease takes part in Bay View Gallery Night and I will be there for the grand opening of this show the evening of June 3, 2016. Come one, come all!

Discarded Series

Strata + Sphere Series

 

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Chicago PD and Chicago Med

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:

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Installation complete – shows open tonight

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

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JUL 24 2015 – Strata+Sphere – Art Exhibit in Milwaukee

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 pieces. Large scale works will be on display at LuLu Cafe & Bar in Bay View and and smaller pieces will be at Juniper 61 in Milwaukee.

Café Lulu 2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Juniper 61  6030 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213

I will be at Café Lulu from 7-10 on opening night. I hope to see you there!

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Show opening at Juniper 61 in Milwaukee

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). I will be showing a series of abstract works at both shows – large works at Lulu’s and smaller works at Juniper 61 – but all part of the same series of work.

 

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Upcoming show at Lulu’s Café in Milwaukee

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 a series of abstract works specifically for this show, most of which are currently in the works, but in the vein of the work pictured above, “Egg on your face”.

The opening on July 17 coincides with a city-wide art walk.

More info to come.

 

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New gallery, work on TV and big sale

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 info about them, 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, ARC is one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country.

As a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative, ARC continues its feminist tradition by providing exhibition opportunities for professional and emerging artists working in all media based on excellence of artwork, without discrimination toward gender, race, age, class, physical/mental ability, sexual, spiritual or political orientation.

Next, I learned that three of my paintings will soon be seen on national TV. Great thanks to The Leigh Gallery for setting this up!

NBC’s Chicago Fire chose another of my works to use on one of their sets – it was “Florentine Market” – watercolor and ink. This is I think the 7th or 8th time they have used my work on their show.

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Florentine Market

And “Sense8”, a new show premiering on Netflix in 2015 is using two watercolor works, “Testing the Waters” and “Down by the River”.

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Testing The Waters

Down on the River

Down on the River

And to top it all off, one of my large scale oil/cold wax paintings just sold. “Green Dawn”, 36″ x 36″ x 2″, oil/cold wax on cradled board sold yesterday at the Andersonville Galleria.

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Green Dawn

All in all, a pretty fantastic week!

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Another workshop with Jim Scherbarth

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, that I signed up for another course as soon as I had a chance.

Jim’s studio is located in the Northrup King building – an enormous L-shaped warehouse building in Northeast Minneapolis, that has been taken over by the local artists community. The place is filled with artist’s studios – what a dream to walk through that place!

All six of the students were comfortably placed at tables in Jim’s studio which was lined with all of Jim’s amazing work, currently for sale in his gallery. What an inspiration that was! We had three wonderful days of learning, inspiration, and creativity. Jim taught us some great techniques, and inspired us with thought provoking exercises and lectures on art and creativity.

Thanks Jim! Can’t wait to take another one of your workshops!

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Oil and Cold Wax workshop with Jim Scherbarth

(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 something amazing and new, and my work improves each time.

Click to view my gallery of work in Oil and Cold Wax.

The first class I took was with Lisa Pressman at Shake Rag Alley a couple years ago, and she focused on R&F Pigment sticks with the cold wax. That was my start with the medium, and I was hooked immediately. The tactile quality of the medium, the infinite techniques, and the layering – so much more flexible than the watercolor medium in which I typically work.

In February, I took my second class with instructor Dianne Martia at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL. Diane reinvigorated my passion for the medium, teaching me all new techniques focusing on oil paint from the tube mixed with the wax, incorporating stencils and mark making techniques, and combining marble dust to increase the textural possibilities. My passion was re-stoked.

That class led me to Jim Scherbarth’s class, which was filled with 9 other artists of varying levels of experience. What a great group this was and how lucky I was to be part of it. Jim led us each day with demos on new techniques and inspirational talks and exercises on how to develop your individual voice as an artist. The group as a whole had enormous creative synergy, each person inspiring and encouraging each other. The work from the artists was awesome on so many levels. We also had the great luck of viewing several pieces of Jim’s work on display at a local art walk on the same weekend. Seeing his work in person his work was an enormous treat – he is truly inspired. It all leaves me itching to get back into the studio.

Following are works completed in Jim’s class:

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I look forward to future collaborations with these wonderful artists, taking more workshops, and continuing to develop my artistic voice. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Babs had to get in on the fun too.

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