Call for Artists is now open! You can now submit an application to be an exhibitor at the 2nd annual Art Walk Stoughton.
The festival will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Stoughton, Wisconsin's Arts & Entertainment District. The event will feature the artwork of 50 fine artists along with demonstrations, hands-on art activities, tours of art studios and historic buildings, music, and food. Questions? Contact us.
Application Deadline | May 31, 2018
Acceptance Notification | June 8, 2018
Painting, Mixed Media
Pamela Andros is a painter and a printmaker whose inspiration comes from real-life experiences: places she’s been, animals she has known and loved, stories she has heard, and memories she has lived and cherished. Her work spans a variety of styles from landscape to delicate, flowing shapes. Utilizing combinations of techniques including acrylics, oil, charcoal, encaustic, and even printmaking, her work is decidedly unique, each technique a piece of the whole evoking a different aspect of the subject matter.
Prince range: $50 to $900
ROGER & JACKIE BECKER
The creative process drives the collaboration of Roger and Jackie who use purchased wood and found wood from local trees to create their art. Classic woodcarving and woodturning techniques reveal the hidden natural grain patterns found in a block of wood, especially in burls, to show the natural colors of each piece. Carving, coloring, wood burning, and piercing may continue after turning on the lathe. Their carvings are made by hand making each piece unique.
Derek Brabender is a woodworker and carver. His carved spoons bring new life to wood with a strong connection to nature. Each spoon is carved from local timber that was removed by an arborist or damaged by a storm. The result is a tool-finished spoon that pleases both the hand and the eye, that serves both form and function, and that can be used every day.
Price range: $10 to $200
Acrylic/Mixed Media Paintings
Art Walk Stoughton 2018 Featured Artist
The work of our featured artist, Christine Echtner, is about storytelling. She uses drawing and mixed materials to develop narratives. She begins with a basic idea and by combining texture, line, color, pattern and figures, the story grows as she builds and develops it on the canvas.
Best known for his glass works, Steve Feren creates sculptural objects combining a variety of media utilizing cast and blown glass with steel, aluminum, mosaics, ceramic, concrete, acrylics, screened images, painted or drawn elements, fiber optics, LEDs, neon, and fluorescent light.
His work is a manifestation of a desire to create work that is assessable, yet sheds light on the complexity of the human condition. He is concerned with the persistence of life and the miracle of discovery.
Along with his glass works he creates sculpture for public spaces to link his role as an artist to the community.
Steve Feren is an Emeritus Professor of UW-Madison, where he led the infamous studio glass program.
Price range: $300 to $2000
Contemporary Art Quilts
Fiber artist Par Kroth creates fragment collage quilts comprised of tiny bits fiber, trapped threads, and found objects. These objects include anything from candy wrappers, safety pins, toys, to fortune cookie fortunes. The surface texture of her abstract works vibrates with high contrast, saturated, intense color. With hand-painting, dyeing, and other surface design techniques she transforms cloth, and paints with thread. Current explorations involve the use of transparent fabrics and materials to create stitched multi-dimensional and sculptural works.
Current and upcoming exhibitions include Quilt National 17, touring through 2019, Art Quilt Elements 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, and SAQA Concrete and Grasslands in Europe. Pat’s award-winning contemporary art quilts are in many public and private collections.
Price range: $35 to $4200
Tom Kuchenbecker paints stylized photo-realistic watercolors of Wisconsin-inspired scenes by using multiple layers to achieve high value contrast and deep color saturation, with great attention to image details and scene composition.
Price range: $10 to $150
Richard Lazzaro is a painter from Stoughton who has been a vocal supporter of abstract painting for over 60 years both as a teacher and as an artist. His work is based upon communicating his own desires and anxieties, in a style that is at once playful and personal. His art can be found in over 400 public and private collections across the world.
Laurie Mosher is a watercolor painter whose work reflects, in her own words, “a heightened sense of reality.” She utilizes vibrant colors along with a combination of intricate detail and impressionistic abstraction to create truly beautiful paintings inspired by nature.
Price range: $5 to $250
Aileen Musa is a mixed media artist whose work involves beginning with a photograph, which she then hand-colors utilizing a variety of media. Her work interprets the imagery of these photographs in a truly interesting and individual way, in a way that film cannot, lending her work a sense of nostalgia and a deep emotional focus.
Price range: $300 to $325
Mary Somers is a watercolor artist from Fitchburg, who uses her paintings to explore the feelings and robust personalities of people and animals. She uses a wet-on-wet technique, allowing her work to show effects like motion, and to allow the blending and moving of unique colors.
Price range: $20 to $300
TIM and NANCY STARTUP
Terry Sullivan is a watercolorist who utilizes traditional tools, techniques, and materials to create crisp, stunningly beautiful images marked with vibrant colors and unique perspective. Terry works from light to dark, from the broad to the detailed, from larger objects to smaller, creating pieces which showcase both the beauty of free-flowing watercolor and sharp, delicate detail.
Price range: $45 to $2495
Art Walk Stoughton is a juried art show, and is proud to highlight some of the best regional and local artists from around the South Central Wisconsin area. Our regional artisans and artists produce work across the full spectrum of disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, mosaics, digital art, jewelry, woodworking, and more.
Three artists were selected by our jury to receive awards for Best of Show, 1st Place, and 2nd Place. One artist was chosen by popular vote to receive the Viewer’s Choice award. All Art Walk visitors were invited to cast a vote for their favorite artist.
Congratulations to Dan Bassett, Mark Lajiness, Jerry Anderson, and Richard Lazzaro!
BEST OF SHOW
Dan Basset’s work includes handcrafted ceramic sculpted pieces including jars and containers, busts and other sculptures, and stoneware planters. His style is almost comically grotesque and charicature-esque, whimsical yet moody. He also produces brightly-colored colored pencil drawings which range from cubist to surrealist, in a distinctive cartoonish style.
MAP LOCATION 13 – STOUGHTON VILLAGE PLAYERS THEATER
Vaughn Metal Works, LLC
Megan Burditt has been a metalworker for five years, and she creates artwork through welding techniques. She has been working as an artist in Madison for three years now, and is pleased to be a part of the Stoughton Art Walk this year.
MAP LOCATION 26 – CULLY'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Theresa Drinka is a watercolor painter and jewelry creator whose work reflect her deep love of design, color, and awareness of her natural surroundings. Her jewelry pieces are each uniquely designed using semi-precious stones and metals, traditional materials like beads, and found objects.
MAP LOCATION 13 - STOUGHTON VILLAGE PLAYERS THEATER
Tim Erickson is a digital photographer and printmaker whose work includes landscapes and nature photography from the Dominican Republic and Great Lakes region.
MAP LOCATION 4 – NAUTI NORSKE
Rebecca Goldberg is a local Stoughton artist who works with glass to create beautiful, unique abstract pieces. Her work incorporates raw edge glass, hand-blown rondels, and natural materials, and aims to frame the beauty of nature in the setting of abstract glass work.
MAP LOCATION 5 – SFIBI
Brook Johnson is a potter from Stoughton whose work is an exploration of texture. From sharp, angular, prickly pieces to smooth, rounded, and glossy, Brook’s pieces are meant to be held to be fully experienced.
MAP LOCATION 2 – GREEN ROAD POTTERY
Mark Lajiness is a sculptor and mixed media artist from Stoughton whose work includes hanging and freestanding sculptural pieces based upon birds, beasts, angels, and geometric shapes created from repurposed materials including musical instruments, pianos, stained glass pieces, and metals such as copper.
MAP LOCATION 8 – STELLATIONS STUDIO, 2nd FLOOR
Medium: Digital Art
Bob Martin is a digital artist whose work includes both photography and scanned imagery, which he manipulates with image software to create unique, inspiring pieces.
MAP LOCATION 11 – VIKING BREWPUB
Brit McCoy creates using watercolor and pen. Her work depicts icons of the midwest as they deteriorate and collapse back to the earth. Brit captures the beauty of the rural Wisconsin landscape in her work.
MAP LOCATION 19 – MCFARLAND STATE BANK