Glas Coffee House Painting Demonstration


Hillcrest Road $250 14" x 22" watercolor

Hillcrest Road   $250  14″ x 22″  watercolor

I have a selection of watercolor and oil paintings on exhibit at the Glas Coffee House, 924 N 14th Street, Sheboygan from December 1 – 30, 2016.  You are invited to attend an opening reception on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am – 12 noon.   I will do a painting demonstration at 10:30 am.   Coffee house hours are Monday – Thursday 7 am – 8 pm. Friday 6:30 am  5 pm.  Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 3 pm.


A Holiday Membership Exhibition

Maywood Maples

Maywood Maples  $300           20″ x 28″  watercolor

Maywood Maples was painted in October 2016 in the maple forest in Maywood, Elwood H May Environmental Park, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  Each spring these trees are tapped to gather sap to make maple syrup.

Maywood Maples will be on exhibit at Gallery 110 North, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth  for the Holiday Membership Exhibition show.  The opening Reception is Friday, December 2, 2016 from  4:30 pm –  7 pm.  Complimentary refreshments, live music, cash bar.  The exhibit will be up from December 2 – January 20, 2017.  Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday   10 am – 4 pm.  Saturday and Sunday noon – 3 pm.  Closed Monday and holidays.  Admission is free.

J Gregory Vadney, Executive Director of the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is the judge for the exhibition.  Vadney also served a five year tenure as Director of the Stickley Museum of Decorative Arts in New York.  Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Place, and Merit Awards will be presented.  The Robert Heuel O.P.A. Award will be presented to an artist who displays exceptional skill in his/her chosen path.   Sponsors for the exhibition are Mooney & Siegert Law Office and Kathy and Paul Sartori.

Wonderland Holiday Fine Arts Show

Super Moon  $100 11"x13"  oil

Super Moon   $100   11″ x 13″   oil

You are invited to the Opening Reception of the Sheboygan Visual Artists Wonderland Holiday Fine Arts Show at EBCO Artworks Gallery, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Friday, December 2, 2016 6 pm – 10 pm.  Complimentary refreshments. Cash bar.  The show will be up from December 2 – 21, 2016.  Gallery hours:  Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm.  Friday 1 pm – 7 pm. Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm.   Admission is free.

Keep It Simple

Pigeon River watercolor

Pigeon River   $400   20″ x 28″  watercolor

You are invited to come see my new exhibition of 40 paintings at The Pyle Center, UW-Extension Conference Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.  The exhibit will be up from November 2 – December 23, 2016.

My mentor James Michael always told me to “Keep It Simple” by creating a well designed values sketch and using limited brush strokes with plenty of paint.

The Pyle Center is open Mondays – Fridays  7:45 am – 4:30 pm. Evenings and weekends when scheduled events. Closed holidays.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Red Devil Pickup 16" x 20" $200 watercolor

Red Devil Pickup    $200  16″ x 20″  watercolor

I have 40 paintings on exhibit at the UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery for my new show titled:  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This exhibition is a culmination of a number of years of painting.  I chose this subject because of the different shapes, colors, and what these vehicles were built for…everything from racing, protecting our country, pleasure cars, planting crops, moving freight, putting out fires, advertising.   Each vehicle has its own historical importance for its time period.  Most of these vehicles were made in America.

The exhibit will be up from November 1 – 30, 2016.

Opening Reception Friday, November 4  from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

The public is welcome. There is no admission charge.

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday (9 am – 9 pm) and Friday (8 am – 6 pm).

The gallery is located inside the Fine Arts Building on the UW-Sheboygan campus which is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan.  Park in the east parking lot.

Wisconsin Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition

Rock Carvings  $450  watercolor   20″ x 28″

Pigeon River

Pigeon River  $400 watercolor 20″x28″


Rock Carvings was painted below campsite 15, my wife’s favorite campsite, at Rock Island State Park….a scenic primitive island located at the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin.  One must take two ferries to reach Rock Island.

Pigeon River was painted along the Pigeon River near my home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

These two paintings will be on exhibit at the Wisconsin Watercolor Society Fall Membership Exhibition at Miller Art Museum, 107  s. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI from Saturday, September 17 through Tuesday, November 1.  Opening Reception Saturday, September 17 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Gallery Hours:  Mondays 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm; closed holidays and Sundays.


Mighty Waters of Sheboygan Lakes and Rivers Exhibition at SVA

Crashing Force

Crashing Force

Mighty Waters of Sheboygan Lakes and Rivers Exhibition opening reception is on Friday, June 24 6 pm – 10 pm at EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Complimentary refreshments. Cash bar.  Show runs through July 29.   Gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.  (262) 461-1278




Photo Film Video Festival 2016

sva photo film video (2)I have three photographs on display at the Sheboygan Visual Artists Photo Film Video Festival 2016.   Opening reception  May 20, 2016   6 pm – 10 pm at EBCO Artworks  on 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

There will be projection arts and alternative photography demonstrations.  Vintage cameras will be on display.  Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.  Admission is free.

Exhibition will be up until June 12, 2016.   Closed Memorial Day weekend.  Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.  (262) 461-1278

Alive in the Arts at Plymouth Art Center

Palace of Fine Arts watercolor $350 16"x20" 2016

Palace of Fine Arts watercolor $350 16″x20″ 2016

My painting of the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco was accepted into the Alive in the Arts Exhibition at Gallery 110 North,  Plymouth Arts Center.

The 21st annual Alive the the Arts Exhibition reception is Friday, May 20, 2016 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill Street, Plymouth.  Complimentary refreshments.  Admission is free.

Awards Ceremony at 6:30 pm.  Piano entertainment.

Presenting sponsors for this exhibit are Wisconsin Bank & Trust and 20/20 Visions, Dr. Sharon Roberts and Dr. Bradley Wicklund.

The juror for this 21st annual juried competition is Michelle Grabner.  Grabner is a Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and  co-owner of The Suburban gallery in Milwaukee.

Alive in the Arts runs in conjunction with the PAC Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour on June 3, 4, 5.

Plymouth Arts Center hours are Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 4 pm.  Saturdays – Sundays noon – 3 pm.  Closed Mondays and holidays.  Admission is free.  (920) 892-8409

Sheboygan Visual Artists Annual Juried Members Show

Golden Frame Award Winners

Golden Frame Award Winners

Sheboygan Visual Artists had their annual juried all members show reception on April 29, 2016.    The guest juror was Kevin Miller, Director of Thelma Sadoff Art Center, Fond du Lac.  I received the Golden Frame Award for the Best Male Visual Artist of the Year.  Best Female Visual Artist Award went to Marie Hetzel.  The Best Artist of the Year went to Steve Thimmig.  Best New Artist went to Della Nohl.  People’s Choice Award went to Marie Hetzel.