New Spring exhibition at the beautiful UW-LaCrosse Art Gallery!
LaCrosse WRAP Exhibit and Workshop ~ Entries due by 6.9.14
Artwork due: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11am-5pm
Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12 pm-3pm
Workshop: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10 am-12 pm
Place: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Art Department – Art Gallery, Corner of 16th and Vine Streets, La Crosse, WI 54601
Make check payable to sponsor: MISSISSIPPI RIVER ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
Exhibit Open to Public: Friday, June 13-Saturday June 21, Gallery Hours: 11 am-4 pm
Coordinator: Marlene Salls, 2206 Loomis Street, La Crosse, WI 54603, 608-779-6591 for questions prior to day of drop off, or firstname.lastname@example.org
LaCrosse Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) Particulars
You decide which of your artworks to display, and the exhibition jurors will identify award recipients. There is a $20.00 fee to participate.
Artists Ellen Roles (2-D) and Mary Ann Narveson (3-D) will be the exhibition jurors for WRAP 2014, showing from June 13-21, 2014.
Ellen Roles, will be the presenting guest artist as well offering a workshop by for participating artists (free) and guests ($5.00) will take place June 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., followed by an artists reception and critiques will take place 1-3 p.m.
This WRAP Exhibit and Workshop is sponsored by the Mississippi River Artist Association in collaboration with the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association and the Wisconsin Regional Art Program, hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.
This is the second WRAP Exhibit in the LaCrosse area offered in 2013-2014. State Award winning artists from both WRAPs will be invited to exhibit their artworks as a part of the State WRAP Art Exhibition which will be on display at the Center for Visual Art in Wausau in August and September this year.
Artist~Juror Ellen Roles workshop 'To Plan or Not to Plan'
Ellen Roles is motivated in her art making by vibrant color relationships such as placing red next to teal. “The subjects I paint are mostly recognizable, but uniquely rendered with color and shape,” says Roles. “I really enjoy making choices about composition and the process of putting paint on paper.”
It is her goal to create artwork that brings enjoyment—a work that will enhance, lift, entertain the viewer and decorate a space. To that aim, I design with a focus on warm color and lightheartedness.”
Ellen is a teacher by design, and enjoys teaching both Math and art. She began teaching watercolor in Community Ed and regional art event plus 30 years ago. She has taught at Dillman’s in Northern WI; North Star workshop at Roseville MN. Having become well known for her technical competence and design skills, Roles also conducts a variety of workshops and classes both locally and regionally.
Mostly recently, her work has been included in the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital new Addition. She was accepted as a signature member of the prestigious Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Wisconsin Watercolor Society. Her work is included in the national exhibition at the Bloomington Art Center in Bloomington, MN. She was invited to join in Waterborne Regional Art Instructors Exhibition at U of MINN. Best of Show at ART on the Green. First recipient of the Sister Margaret Schlosser Award from LCSAC.
Ellen has a BA in Math and in ART. Also has studied with many nationally recognized instructors such as Ed Whitney, Frank Webb, Skip Lawrence and Myrna Wacknov to name a few. You can see more of her art on her website: http://ellenroles.blogspot.com