Thelma Members Show 2016 Reception

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

51 Sheboygan Street

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935

www.thelmaarts.org

Congratulations to all of the artists! This annual exhibition features works from Friends of THELMA, members of Fond du Lac Visual Arts, Fond du Lac Artists Association, and the Sheboygan Visual Artists. This show runs until November 12, 2016. 

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Artists in the Artery: Frank Juarez at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

This evening I presented on “The Life of an Abstract Painter”.  This presentation was part of the Artists In The Artery Series at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. During this presentation I talked about how my work developed at a pivotal point in my life (2005) and how my environment impacted my view on the world around me. 

Through the process of creating I was able to reflect on life experience, use art as a way to make sense of the world and my thoughts, and  use it as a vehicle to bring order back into my life. 

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Knaak + Juarez Studio Sale, June 11, 6-10pm

Join Dale, Rudy, and I on Friday, June 11 from 6-10pm for our studio sale at the Knaak + Juarez Studio, 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd flr in Sheboygan. We will have paintings, drawings, and photographs available for purchase. 

Here is a sample gallery of paintings I will have available. I will also have drawings and photography available as well.  

Simply contact me with the name of the painting you would like to purchase. 

Certainty and Doubt exhibition at Project Space 314

My solo show, “Certainty and Doubt” runs through May 15, 2016. Project Space 314 is located at 314 Watson Street, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12-4pm, and Sunday 6-9pm. 

Here are some reception photos taken on April 8, 2016. 

Playing in the Dark soft opening at Prak-sis Gallery

Prak-sis Gallery

16 West Ontario Street

Chicago, IL 60654

Gallery hours

Tuesday through ​​Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

​Sunday, 1pm – 6 p.m

Web: www.prak-sis.com

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On Saturday, January 30th I had a soft opening at the Prak-sis Gallery. It was great to reconnect with former students, artists, and art educators. A huge thanks to gallery director, Miyeon, and her assistant, Jae, for their hospitality. They were fab!!! 

On Friday, February 5, from 5-8pm the gallery will have a public reception at 16 West Ontario Street in Chicago. I will not be in attendance, however, I know you’ll be in great hands. All works are for sale. 

Click here to learn more about me. 

Click here to learn about my exhibition. 

Here are some photos from the soft opening. 

About Prak-sis Gallery

GACI Project is created by Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association which is a non-profit organization emphasizing art career development and art education. Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association was founded in January 2009 as a not for profit art organization. Prak-sis is a dynamic art experience, migrating to diverse locations across the cityscape. For projects since the Fall of 2010, Prak-sis has worked with small businesses and neighborhood support organizations for mutual benefit. With technology flooding our modern lives, Prak-sis seeks to promote art in new media as well as traditional art forms. Prak-sis continues to further develop and focus on online projects as we organize physical art exhibitions, bridging the gap between new technologies and traditional artistic practices.

We are a cozy fine art gallery just north of downtown in Chicago.  We welcome local community and visitors to the city. We try to provide memorable art experiences with stunning artwork by Geon-Art Case International (GACI) Project and Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association (Praksis CAA).

GACI Project works with many different artists from nascent to experienced emphasizing the development of their brands as well as enhancing their art careers under director, Mi-yeon (Geon) Kwon.  At G-Art Case, we pay particular attention to solo projects and represent artists’ artwork in a smaller scale at our gallery for both art lovers and collectors.  

Playing in the Dark Solo Exhibition at Prak-sis Gallery

Playing in the Dark

Frank Juarez Solo Exhibition 

at Prak-sis Gallery

 

Emergence II, oil on canvas, 10x10", 2016

Frank Juarez, Emergence II, oil on canvas, 10×10″, 2016

Mark your calendars, ya’ll.

I am having a solo show in Chicago. 

Location:

Prak-sis Gallery

16 West Ontario Street

Chicago, Illinois 60654

Private viewing: January 30 from 3-6pm. 

Opening reception takes place during first Fridays, February 5, 5-8pm.

Click here to learn more about me. 

About Playing in the Dark

The theme of Playing in the Dark is symbolic for not knowing what to expect as an outcome during my painting sessions. This past summer I visited the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA and saw my first James Turrell Exhibition. At first I did not know what to think about his work, but as I began to think about it it made sense. It is about the experience. The experience of not knowing what is real and what is implied. The installation I keep thinking about is called Pleiades where the room was completely dark. You could not see in front of you. All you could do was to use your other senses such as touch and hearing to navigate the room.

With the closing of my gallery the opportunity to refocus on my studio practice was presented. Playing in the Dark is my personal inquiry on exploring ideas that have been swimming in my mind for months. I am an intuitive painter and the vulnerability of my actions is influenced by my thoughts, emotions, and feelings.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts Membership Exhibition, September 10, 5-8pm

I was recently accepted to participate in the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts‘s upcoming membership exhibition. This exhibition will feature works from local art organizations such as the Fond du Lac Visual Artists and the Sheboygan Visual Artists.

This year’s exhibition was juried by UW-Ripon art professor and artist, Rafael Francisco Salas.

Location: 51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Reception: September 10, 2015, 5-8pm

Exhibition dates: September 10 – October 31, 2015

Curtain, oil on canvas, 16x20", 2013

Frank Juarez, Curtain, oil on canvas, 16×20″, 2013