Group Show at the KnaakJuarez Studio

Join us on Friday, December 16 from 7-10pm for our first eva group show featuring works by Paula DeStefanis, Julie Jilek, Frank Juarez, and Dale Knaak.

Doors open at 6:30pm. 

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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. 

Flashback 2010: Ready for 2016

My process varies from painting to painting. Over the past 7 years I have experimented with various techniques and hit a breaking point in 2012. This is when I took my first break from painting since I started in 2000. The break was a few months. Long enough to evaluate what I enjoyed about painting and applying it to future paintings. 

About a couple weeks ago I gessoed 9 canvases and have not touched them since yesterday. This format brought me back to 2010 when I had the idea of creating small studies for larger paintings. A time when I was producing a lot of work. I enjoyed this format because it allowed me to respond immediately to what I was producing.

2010 small studies

2010 small studies

Here is a chronological sequence of my process. 

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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