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Art show seeks artists

Ann Yaeger won the People’s Choice Award in 2023 for her Indian Maiden oil painting at the Wolf River Art League’s Mid-Winter Art Show. File Photo

New London event set for Feb. 10-11

By Lori Schneider

The Wolf River Art League invites professional, non-professional and student artists to enter work to be displayed at the Mid-Winter Art Show.

The art show takes placefrom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10-11, at Crystal Falls Banquet Facility, 1500 Handschke Road, New London.

Media such as oil, acrylic, pastel, photography, fiber, ceramic and wood will be judged and displayed at the show. The event is free and open to the public.

Artists entry forms can be found on the WRAL’s new website at wolfriverart.org or picked up at the New London Area Chamber of Commerce, 420 N. Shawano Street.

Entry forms are due Jan. 31. No late entries will be accepted so those who are mailing should do so by Jan. 29. Artwork including framing should be no larger than 44-inches across.

A 10:30 a.m. Saturday judge’s critique kicks off the weekend event.

Professional artist Roberta Miles is the 2024 judge. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Art and has been a teaching artist to children and adults for the past 30 years. Her work has been acquired and is on display at Deloitte (Chicago), Body Partners (Missouri, Oregon) and in private collections across the country. She is facile with realism and abstraction and works with a variety of mediums across the board. She lis also a Chicago-based jazz singer, writer and producer.

Twenty-four prize ribbons plus cash prizes are awarded to artists of all ages at the show, and a “People’s Choice Award” is announced at the end of the weekend. Participants may price art to sell as part of the show.

In addition to the judged art, local artisans demonstrate skills that many consider “lost arts.”

Crystal Falls provides a limited menu of hot items. A league member will be sculpting ice outside.

The league will also launch a new fundraising effort at the show, to benefit a new sculpture trail to be located at Riverside Park. Attendees can purchase a stainless steel fish with their name engraved on it to be part of a community sculpture for the new trail. A children’s interactive area will have something new relating to the sculpture trail.

For more information or to join the Wolf River Art League, email [email protected], or call Lori at 920-982-0168.

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