Sheboygan Visual Artists

Golden Frame 2017

Golden Frame 2017 image

Final Friday May 26, 2017 6-10 p.m.

Live music by Mark Lawrence Trio

Admission is free.
Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Juried by Leslie Walfish,
Art Curator of the Lawton Gallery.

Gallery Open: 11am-3pm 5/27, 5/28
Special Hours during Kettle Moraine Spring Art Tour:
6/2 & 6/3 10-5, 6/4 10-4
6/10, 6/11 11-3

Please join the celebration!
This is the Final Friday event the art community and thirty-four exhibiting SVA artists are excited about.
This is the annual event that will reveal and celebrate the results of our guest juror’s selections.
Arrive early! Cast a vote for your personal favorite piece of art. The artwork with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award.
Arrive early! Try to successfully pick who the winners will be. Two Honorable Mentions, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and THE BEST OF SHOW

This annual SVA event, coordinated by Artist Steve Thimmig, continues to offer an upscale theme. And this year “The Golden Frame Award”, created by SVA Artist, Ray Hagerman, has taken center stage as the coveted award to win.
The “Best of Show” winner’s name will be added to the award but the trophy will stay in the gallery.
In addition, there will be cash, awards, and ribbons given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Two Honorable Mentions as well as the very important, “People’s Choice” Award that will be given to the artist deemed to be the best work in the show by visitor votes during the opening reception.
All are invited to attend and to cast their vote for their favorite work of art.
Thirty-four SVA Artist Members entered the show this year each will have at least one piece in the exhibit.
Visitors can expect to see a variety of mediums, styles, and techniques in the gallery. It is a strong show of local talent that has been referred to through the years as “The best of the best” exhibit.
The winners will be selected by distinguished guest juror Leslie Walfish, Art Curator of the Lawton Gallery and an Instructor in Arts Management at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She previously served as the Curator and Director of the Edna Carlsten Gallery at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point from 2015 – 2016 and was the Gallery and Collections Coordinator of the Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University from 2007 – 2015. Leslie received a Bachelor degree in Art History from James Madison University, a Master degree in Art History from the University of Arizona and a Masters degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has curated exhibitions and worked with artists from around the world.
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  • Steve Thimmig | painting
  • Kristina Halseth | Photography
  • Evie Grasse | Watercolor
  • Lori Scherer | Oil
  • Marla Payne | Mixed
  • Dennis Ninmer | Photograhy
  • Kay Jelinek | Mixed Media
  • Cheryl Schommer | photography
  • Greg Kerkman | painting
  • Cheryl Mahowald | paperbooks
  • Phyllis Brillowski | watercolor
  • Laura Spalinger | Acrylic
  • Terry Couch | Ceramics
  • Patty Aker | acrylic on silk
  • Peg Haubert | mixed media and Encaustic
  • Tom Ferguson | Photography
  • Eileen Urness | polymer clay
  • Don Urness | Handmade Paper
  • Kathryn Griesbach | painting
  • Patrice Worel-Olson | to be determined
  • Dorothy Block | oil and acrylic
  • Tom Dent | mixed media
  • Shirley Jansen | Photography
  • Dan Sohre | Mixed Media
  • Benna Hood | oil and acrylic
  • Sandy Achterberg | Fibers
  • Maria Weeks | Oil
  • Della Nohl | Photography
  • Keary Kautzer | oil, watercolor
  • Mary Wagner | photography
  • Ray Hagerman | Oil AND ACRYLIC PAINTING
  • Stephen Bowser | acrylic
  • Karen Robison | collage, assemblage
  • Jeff Wright | PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Joyce Babel-Worth | Pastel Portraits
  • Margaret Hall | Glass