Monday, August 31, 2015

'Of People & Places: Watercolors by Bob Witte, Showing at SG1311

We are pleased to announce our next show featuring local watercolor artist Bob Witte. Bob is an award winning artist whose work truly demonstrates the versatility and beauty of the watercolor medium.  Of People and Places, showcases several of his recent works including a number of alluring portraits and painterly landscapes.  This is a show you will truly enjoy seeing!
You are invited to join us for the opening reception this coming Saturday, September 5th, from 6 to 9 pm.  Bob will be present to meet with guests and discuss his work.

Light refreshments will be available and as usual it will be a fun crowd!
Reminder: The 2015 Plein Air Between The Bluffs Show and Sale will open at the gallery on Saturday, September 26th, from 5 to 9 pm. A number of local and regional artists will be participating and we anticipate an even better show than last year!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Thanks for supporting the arts!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Announcing New Classes at SG1311: Watercolor Classes with Bob Witte!

Beginning Watercolor Classes: The New Golf  
What: 5-week, 10-session class in watercolor painting for the rank beginner to the early intermediate painter.

Who: Classes are structured for young adults (15 and older) and older. 

Where: Studio Gallery 1311, located at 1311 Market Street, La crosse, Wi

When: July 27-August 30, 2015.  Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 0900 hours until 1200 hours.

Instructor: Bob Witte is an award- winning watercolor painter who lives in La Crosse. he is largely self-taught but has studied with such notable watercolor masters as Charles Reid, Frank Eber, and Ted Nuttall. His philosophy is that anyone can become a decent painter by training to see rather than look, proper instruction and dedicated work. These classes will serve to start one down this rewarding pathway.

Curriculum: Basics such as materials and supplies, setting up one’s palette, learning proper brush handling and various brush strokes will be covered. A good foundation in seeing and drawing will be practiced and then translated into simple painting of objects. The important topics of local color, values, wet on dry, wet in wet, various washes, edge control, and glazing techniques will be covered. Several small projects utilizing still life, landscape, figure painting and simple portrait will be used to both illustrate the use of techniques but also leave the student with a framable painting. The last week will be devoted to a project entirely of the student’s choosing.

Cost/Registration: $200 for the entire series. a rate of $25/session  will be charged for drop-in students.  Contact Bob Witte (, 608/386-1764). Class size will be limited to 8 students.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Back again, Ken DeWaard One Day Workshop, Sunday, March 29th!

Ken DeWaard will be back at SG1311 again offering a one day workshop, Capturing the Essence of the Figure, on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.   Spaces are limited and filling up fast (only a few left) so reserve now by contacting the gallery.  See the flyer for more information.   Supplies list can be found on the Art Classes/Instruction page.

A fantastic opening reception for Ken DeWaard: The Plein Air Tradition

Once again we experienced a packed house with a lively crowd of visual art supporters.   We had a lot of fun and were particularly impressed with the quality of the work presented by Ken, Tysen and Westen.   A special thanks to Tysen and Westen for agreeing to show with their Dad!   The show is up until April 4th so make plans to stop by if you missed the opening.   You won't be disappointed!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Our Next Show- Ken DeWaard: The Plein Air Tradition, March 7 - April 4, 2015

We are pleased to announce our first gallery show of 2015, Ken DeWaard: The Plain Air Tradition. Ken will be joined by special exhibitors Tysen DeWaard (age 13) and Westen DeWaard (age 10), both following in their father's footsteps!

This exhibit showcases some of Ken's recent plein air paintings including work from a recent trip to Italy. You may know that Ken's recent Italian work was the subject of an article published in Plein Air Magazine (Dec 2014-Jan 2015 issue).

As a special one time event, we will be offering a fine selection of Wisconsin plein air paintings spanning the last 10 years at special reduced prices in anticipation of Ken's upcoming studio relocation.

Please plan to join us for the opening reception which will take place on Saturday, March 7th, from 6-9pm. Light refreshments available.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ken DeWaard Workshop Announced! 02/22/2015 at SG1311

SG1311 is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop by Ken DeWaard, "Capturing The Essence of The figure".   This is a one day event on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Cost of the workshop is $130 which includes model fee.  All levels are invited.   See the attached flyer for more information.   Participation is this workshop is limited, so act now to reserve your place by contacting SG1311 via email or call 608.799.1184.