Sheboygan Visual Artists Holiday Show

Pier 39 watercolor $480 29: x 24:

Pier 39 watercolor $480 29″ x 24″

I have some paintings on display at EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Ave, Sheboygan, WI (map) from Thursday, November 20 – December 14, 2014.

The Gallery has been newly decorated with A Dickens of a Twistmas theme.
Bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry of Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 20 5 pm – 7 pm Corporate Preview night

Friday, November 21 6 pm – 9 pm Holiday fine art show and Make It and Take It art workshops

Saturday, November 22 6 pm – 10 pm Holiday Gala and Silent Auction
Auction items will have a starting bid price and a Buy It Now price.
Stroll with Tiny Tim and Carolers. Come dressed as your favorite Dickens character. A photographer will take photos. Complimentary snacks and beverages for purchase.

Gallery hours between November 29 – December 14 Thursdays from 5 pm – 8 pm and Fridays/Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm.

More information at
Call: (262) 416-1278

Latitude 43 Restaurant Exhibition

Sun Rise Charter $480
I have some paintings on display until the end of March in the Latitude 43 Restaurant, Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The exhibition is a collaboration with Sheboygan Visual Artists and Latitude 43 Restaurant. Thirteen Sheboygan area artists have their art on display. The restaurant is open from 4:30 pm – closing. You may contact the restaurant at 1-866-701-2583.

Plein Air Shorewood 2014

Keary painting
Wednesday, September 17 through Saturday, September 20, 2014. I will be joining 64 other artists in setting up our easels all around the village of Shorewood to paint homes, businesses, and schools. Come join us and watch us painting outside for four days and share in the excitement.

Wednesday evening meet the artists at Hubbard Park Lodge for a community dinner 6 pm – 9 pm and enjoy live music.
Thursday evening Shop Walk and Quick Paint 4 pm – 8 pm around the Business District.
Friday evening Block Party at Kensington Square on the 4500 N Oakland Avenue block to celebrate Shorewood with a live band from 6 pm – 9:30 pm.

Saturday morning Quick Paint at the Lakefront at Atwater bluff 8 am – noon.
Collectors Sneak Peek at the Library 10 am – noon.
Jurying 2 pm – 5 pm by David Lenz, Jim Maki, and Diane Buck.
Announcement of awards at 6 pm.

Over 250 paintings will be on display and for sale with a Buy it Now price and Silent Auction Bid Sheet at the Village Center, located in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library (3920 N Murray Street) on Saturday, September 20, 2014, for a community Gala from 6 pm – 9:30 pm. Appetizers. Cash bar. Paintings may be removed by buyers beginning at 7 pm.

New this year, you can track and locate artists on the online map on the website:

Keep It Simple

Down the Road 14" x 21" watercolor

Down the Road 14″ x 21″ watercolor $400

I am back to walking slowly without assistance and I have been very busy painting. I want to invite all of you to see my new collection of paintings at the University of Wisconsin Extension The Pyle Center at 702 Langdon Street, Madison on the first floor. (map)

Keep It Simple will run from August 28 through September 26. The Pyle Center is open from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

On March 27 the achilles tendon in my left foot tore while I was playing a volleyball game with my team at the Sheboygan YMCA. I immediately fell down in severe pain. I was taken to the emergency room at St Nicholas Hospital, but Doctor Gassner, the orthopedic surgeon, was not available until the next day. He looked at my achilles tendon.. and scheduled surgery for Monday, March 31. My foot is now in a cast and I am using crutches to get around.

I had a show opening at the University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery the week after my surgery. The exhibit Keep It Simple II was supposed to be installed on Saturday, two days after my accident. My wife Jane loaded the paintings into our Jeep and carried them into the Gallery for installation. Two friends…Chuck Ausavich and Judi Roblee.. helped install the 44 paintings. Chuck and Judi did a wonderful job hanging the paintings. Very professional. Thank You!!

I sat and greeted visitors at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 10. I was so happy to see so many of you at the reception. Last Friday, Jane took down the exhibit and I packed them into the Jeep. I couldn’t do much with my leg in a cast and crutches.

My studio is on the second floor of my home, so I have not been up there to do any painting.

It has been almost four weeks since the surgery, but I am still feeling a lot of pain. It will be a long recovery. Whenever I get up from lying down, my foot hurts again. I have been able to return to work part-time, but it is difficult to keep my foot elevated above my heart. It doesn’t take long before my foot gets swollen and I need to go home and lie down.

Now you will understand if you don’t hear from me for awhile. Please pray for a swift healing/recovery for me.

Keep It Simple II, UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery

VW Classic   $150  10" x 12"   watercolor

VW Classic $150 10″ x 12″ watercolor

I have a solo art exhibit entitled Keep It Simple II at the University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery from April 1, 2014 – April 25, 2014.

Reception Thursday, April 10, 2014 5 pm – 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Gallery is open from 9 am – 6 pm.
The Fine Arts Gallery is located inside the Fine Arts Building, just outside the Theater entrance; 1 University Drive, Sheboygan (map)


Endangered Spaces, Historic Places

Dodge Preserve  $500 16"x19"

Dodge Preserve $500 16″x19″

I will have a few paintings on exhibit with the Water’s Edge Artists at Gallery 110 North, Plymouth. The exhibit entitled, Endangered Spaces, Historic Places runs from April 4, 2014 – May 30, 2014.

Reception April 4, 2014 from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Entertainment: 5:00 – 6:15 pm Robert Herrman, Piano, Iona Herrman, Clarinet.
6:15 – 7:30 pm Kathy Arndt, Piano & Harp

Sponsored by Mooney & Siegert Law Office and Plymouth Rotary Club.

Water’s Edge Artists is an alliance of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or threatened places.

Water’s Edge Artists meet monthly to creatively capture both celebrated and humble environmental or historically significant treasures.

The group engages with one another and the public, both as individuals and as a whole, through collaboration with and financial support of local environmental and historic preservation stewardship organizations.

Through these joint efforts, WEA endeavors to stimulate awareness of the need to protect and celebrate our unique, precious and essential natural resources and historic places.

Gallery 110 North, 520 East Mill Street, PO Box 253, Plymouth, WI 53073 (map)

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm, closed Monday, holidays
Admission is free.

Donna Hahn, Executive Director
Phone: 920.892.8409

Poets and Artists in Cahoots

I partnered with Joanne Lensink, a member of the Mead Library Poetry Circle, to create a painting which will be on exhibit at the Sheboygan Visual Artists exhibit entitled, Making it Speak: Poets and Artists in Cahoots at the EBCO ArtWorks Gallery, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan. (map)

Come to the opening reception on March 28, 2014 6 pm – 10 pm.
There will be poetry readings beginning at 7:30 pm. This event, complete with refreshments and valet parking, is open to the public, free of charge.

Sixteen members of the Mead Library Circle were paired with sixteen SVA artists, resulting in a joint exhibit of art and poetry in the main gallery.

The artist took on the challenge of creating a new work of art based on one of three poems submitted by a poet. That new work of art and the poem that inspired it will be displayed side by side.

Each artist submitted photos of three already completed works of art. Mead Library Poets chose one work of art to inspire a new poem. Both the work of art and the new poem that it inspired will be exhibited side by side.

The end result will be two works of art by each artist exhibited alongside two poems by members of the Mead Library Poetry Circle.

EBCO Artworks Gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm March 29 & 30, April 5 & 6, April 12 & 13

For more information, please contact Erico Ortiz at 414-587-3474 or Marilyn Windau at 920-467-6614

EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan
(262) 416-1278

WRAP Exhibition at the Pyle Center, Madison

Capitol Skyline $270 12" x 24" watercolor

Capitol Skyline $270 12″ x 24″ watercolor

I will have two paintings at the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program exhibition which will be on the first floor of the University of Wisconsin – Extension The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison. (map)

The show runs from March 9 until April 12, 2014.

April 12 will be a workshop day from 10 am to 3:30 pm

Judge and Guest Speaker is Leslee Nelson, recently retired director of WRAP. She will be talking about her extensive work in textile arts, especially about pieces she creates called “memory cloths.” Her lecture will be from 10 am – 11 am on April 12. Guests pay $5 admission and are welcome to stay for the critique as well.

WRAP (Wisconsin Regional Art Program) is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Continuing Studies division. It was begun in 1940 by the College of Agriculture Extension as a means of encouraging rural artists and providing them with exhibit opportunities.

The purpose of WRAP is to encourage non-professional artists and to offer them an opportunity to exhibit and develop their abilities through regional exhibitions and workshops.

Today WRAP sponsors 20 non-juried regional exhibits across the state for non-professional artists. The exhibits are held in public spaces for two to four weeks and each participant can submit two pieces of work. Exhibits are accompanied by a workshop day that features a guest speaker or demonstration as well as a judge’s critique of participants’ art. You may enter as many Wisconsin Regional Art Workshops as you like. Anyone 16 years or older can exhibit in any of the regional WRAP shows

Honorable Mention and State Awards are given. The State Award pieces are eligible for exhibit at WRAP’s annual State Art Exhibition and Conference held in September each year. If your work is selected for the State Exhibit at two different workshops, you must choose which one you want to send to the State Art Exhibit.

Helen Klebesadel
Director, Wisconsin Regional Art Program
608-262-3056 or

University of Wisconsin-Madison
21 N. Park St., 7th floor, Madison, WI 53715

WRAP website:

WRAP is sponsored in part by funds administered through the UW-Extension as part of a coordinated statewide extension program.

Artist of the Month, Stone House Gallery, Grafton

Rounding the Mark, $350 watercolor

Rounding the Mark, $350 watercolor

I will have five paintings on exhibit at the Stone House Gallery at North Shore Bank, 2301 Wisconsin Avenue, Grafton (map) from March 3 – March 28, 2014.

Reception on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9 am to 12 noon.
Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery is open during business hours: Mondays – Thursdays 9 am – 5 pm; Fridays 9 am – 6 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 12:30 pm