Saturday, February 22, 2014

Closing Reception/Open House, 4 WHEELERS Show, Saturday Mar 1, 2014, 6-9pm

Please plan to join us one more time for the 4 WHEELERS Show for a closing reception/open house at SG1311 this coming Saturday, Mar 1, 6-9pm.  The members of the Wheeler family will be present to meet with guests and discuss their work.   If you haven't seen the show yet this is a great opportunity to experience the works and meet the Wheelers at the same time.  There are several great pieces still available for purchase and a few new additions to add to the mix.   Winter is almost over in Wisconsin (I hope) so there are plenty of reasons to celebrate and enjoy an evening of fun and art.    We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Next Show Announced: 4 WHEELERS: Four Visions, Four Artists, Opening Night February 1st, 6-9PM

SG1311 is pleased to announce our next show,  4 WHEELERS: Four Visions, Four Artists, featuring works of art by members of the Wheeler family from Viroqua, WI.   The show includes Nationally known plein air artist Kathie Wheeler (fine paintings and drawings), husband Tom Wheeler (fine woodworking), daughter Alison Wheeler (art pottery), and son Daniel Wheeler (fine photography).  

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the gallery (1311 Market Street, La Crosse, WI) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Portrait Painting Workshop with Katie Musolff Jan 11-12th at SG1311

We still have space for the upcoming workshop with Katie Musolff.   Start the year off right by treating yourself to a workshop!  This is a two day event where you can attend one or both days.   Day One is a demo/question & answer format and Day Two an opportunity to paint and receive feedback from Katie (live portrait model present).   Katie does a great job with her workshops and you are sure to receive a lot of helpful instruction whether you attend one or both days.   Please contact me if you would like to participate.   The information flyer with additional details is posted below.  Please help spread the word!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Open House/Christmas Party at SG1311, Saturday, Dec. 14th 6-9pm

Please join us for this year's open house/Christmas Party on December 14th, from 6-9pm.   Many of the artists currently featured in the group show People, Places, Things will be present to talk about their work and answer questions.   Light refreshments will be served.

If you haven't seen the show, this is an excellent opportunity to do so.   There is a great selection of original paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and artisan goods to choose from for that special person on your holiday shopping list.

We hope to you there and Happy Holidays from SG1311!  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Our Next Show Announced, People. Places. Things., A Group Show. Opening November 16th!

We are excited to announce our next show, just in time for the holiday season!  People. Places. Things. brings together work from 17 local and regional artists that covering painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography (all the great things in life by the way:).   This is our second year having a large group show at the end of the year just in time for the holidays with the idea being to bring our patrons and collectors an opportunity to do some holiday shopping.   This year we are adding a gallery open house/Christmas party where I hope to gather many of the artists associated with SG1311 along with patrons, collectors and friends for a chance to enjoy some holiday cheer and reflect back on what has been a good year for the visual arts.  And now the details:

The Opening Reception will be Saturday November 16th, 6-9pm at the gallery.  Feel free to bring friends and family.  Many of the artists will be present.

Opening weekend hours for the gallery will be Saturday 12-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.  

The gallery Open House/Christmas Party will be Saturday, December 14th, 6-9pm.

The show will be at the gallery from Nov 16th, 2013 to January 12th, 2014.

Hope you can join us!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thanks to everyone that had the chance to join us for the artists reception and exhibition for the Between The Bluffs Plein Air Event organized by the La Crosse Arts Initiative.   By all measures it was a complete success.   At one point in the evening we had over 120 people in attendance!   Congratulations to all of the participants and to the winners.

Special kudos to Andy Chulyk and Mark Martino for a job well done!

Due to multiple requests, the exhibit will remain on display at the gallery through October 5th at which time most of the artists will be picking up their work.   The gallery will be open for viewing on Saturday Sept 28 from 12 to 4 pm.   Appointments for viewing can be arranged.  Still plenty of great selections to choose from so please do plan to stop in.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Between The Bluffs Artists Reception/Show

It's time for another show at SG1311! 

As you may have heard or read in the paper, Studio Gallery 1311 is pleased to be hosting the Artists Gala Reception & Exhibition for the very first La Crosse Area Plein Air Painting event, "Between the Bluffs", on Saturday, September 21st from 6-9pm at the gallery.   This event is organized by the La Crosse Arts Initiative and is the very first of its kind for the area.  The week long event features over 20 area artists painting on location in and around La Crosse throughout the week.   In addition, there are painting demonstrations and a "Quick Paint" contest that you can find details on at the links below.   The week ends with the reception/exhibition where works will be on display and available for purchase.   Awards will be presented, including a special award by Mayor Tim Kabat.  

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet several of our regional artists, meet Mayor Kabat and the La Crosse Arts Initiative folks, see some great art, and add to your art collection (it is an inaugural event after all).  Best of all, in addition to supporting our local artists, a portion of all proceeds from gallery sales will go to support the La Crosse Arts Initiative.

As always at SG1311, it will  be a great evening spent with the visual arts!  Check out the links below for more information.   Help spread the word and we look forward to seeing you there.

Who:  You and your guests
What: Between The Bluffs Plein Air Show
When: 6 to 9pm, Saturday September 21st
Where:  1311 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 (street parking)

Kudos to Andy Chulyk and Mike Martino for making art stuff happen!

Event Sponsors:
Designing Jewelers – Al Louis
Michael and Karen Kiel
Margaret Carter Baumgaertner – Portrait Artist
Ken Dewaard – plein air painter
The Wine Guyz – Cathy Tyink
The La Crosse Tribune
The Pump House Regional Art Center
East Bank Artists – Quick Paint Award
Downtown Main Street – Robin Moses, Events Coordinator
State Street Gallery- Ellen Kallies
Kamolchanok (Mai) Yingneuk – Logo Design and graphics
Edward Hale – Graphics Department @ Western Tech
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