The Hatch Art House featured artist for September is Craig Grabhorn of C.Cal Design Studio. Craig is currently the Community Arts Specialist with The John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI. He’s been working on ceramic plaques to pair with his modern and fresh screen prints which will be highlighted at Hatch for the month of September.
Hatch will be showcasing Craig’s work from September 1st-30th with an artist reception on Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.
Check out the Facebook event page here.
Stag ceramic plaque by Craig Grabhorn
Hatch Art House is showcasing the 2nd annual EcoSculpt Art Show! (Wisconsin artists only)
EcoSculpt is a small sculptures art show, with an upcycling theme along with affordable pricing. Every piece is under $200 and all artwork incorporates upcycled material. The show will run for the month of July.
The artist reception will be Friday, July 11th from 6-9pm. Artists will be in attendance to talk about their work and refreshments will be served.
Join us on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/762064913856640/
The Hatch Art House featured artist for April is paper mache sculpture, Steve Wirtz. Titled: “TAXidermy” in honor of the dreaded tax due date, April 15th, Steve has created trophy like, paper mache animal sculptures using old tax forms. In Steve’s words: “Finishing my taxes for the year is like landing a big fish, or bagging a big game trophy. It’s an accomplishment. They say nothing is certain except death and taxes. Well, I say all I know is life and taxes, because no animals were harmed in the making of this exhibit. I hope you enjoy it, and many happy returns.”
The artist reception will be Friday, April 11th 6-9pm and the exhibit will run from April 1st to April 30th.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396832730592168/?source=1
The June featured artist is Mark Evans, gelatin (monotype) print artist. Most recently, Mark has been exploring relief printing. His latest body of work is executed using a gelatin plate, creating abstract and mildly representational monoprints. Gelatin printing is a form of monoprinting in which a gelatin slab is used as a printing `plate’ in conjunction with standard water soluble printing inks to create images. Very little pressure is required to make monoprints using this technique – no presses required.
Mark will have his work showcased at Hatch Art House from June 1st-30th with an artist reception Friday, June 14th from 6-9pm. Refreshments and good times will be served.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/149570545229272/
Also, on Friday June 21st, the summer solstice, Hatch will be host to 6 different musicians during Make Music Madison, a city-wide event! To see who’s playing and at which time search for Hatch under Venue on their website. June 21st also happens to be the deadline for entry for the EcoSculpt Art Show! That gives you 2 weeks to make a sculpture! (or 3). I put together a Pinterest page of ideas and here is the EcoSculpt info. The show will run for the month of July.
CALL FOR ARTISTS! EcoSculpt Art Show: July 2013. Deadline for entry, Friday, June 21st.
Here is all the info: https://hatcharthouse.com/call-for-artists-ecosculpt-art-show-july-2013/
It’s warming up out there… That’s a great reason to celebrate! The MMoCA Gallery Night is May 3rd; a wonderful night to showcase the artists who’ve donated their work to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Salvage Art Show. Spring-themed cocktails and snacks will be served as well:) 5-9pm.
Check out the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/120700991459337/
We are already into our final few weeks of the EcoSquared Art Show here at Hatch… Our opening reception January 11th was a roaring success with a gallery full of creative and energetic people! Lindsay Christians gave the show quite a boost with her wonderful article in the Arts section of the 77 Square newspaper. Next up is the closing reception this Friday, February 8th from 6-9pm. Stop on by to see what it’s all about! Remember that all art pieces are available for purchase but we do appreciate pick-up near the end of the show. The artists will be available to talk with and we’ll have refreshments on hand. Please join us! Click here for the Facebook Event Page, click on join…then feel free to invite your friends.
Another “happening” this month is the Madison Magazine “Best of 2013” ballots are out. Hatch has been nominated for the best “Art Gallery” category. But we ALSO think we would work well under the “Gift Shop/Specialty Store” category! Write us in next to ‘other’ for that one. Hatch and it’s artists would really appreciate your vote! We’ve worked really hard these past 2 years;) VOTE HERE …The results are announced in the July issue.
As many of you know, the deadline to the EcoSquared Art Show is November 21st. I thought I’d share with you some of the artwork in the gallery that incorporates upcycled materials. Upcycled is still a fairly new term, you can learn more here. And remember, the main criteria for Ecosquared is to use something upcycled, have it measure between 6″ square to 8″ square, and have it ready to hang on the wall. We are so excited to see what all of you creative Wisconsinites come up with! Please feel free to leave questions or concerns here in the comment section.
Reclaimed steel and spray paint. “Birds on a Wire” artist Liv Aanrud.
Acrylic house paint on upcycled canvas. “Yellow Leaves” artist Lynn Lee.
Diorama made from a drawer, newspaper and found objects. Artist Beth Heeney.
Wall sculpture made with reclaimed wood, found objects (saw blade, nails, drain cover) and wire. Artist Bryan Richgels.
Acrylic painting with incorporated old maps on a cabinet door. Artist Tammy Schreiter.
“Spring”. Found objects (silk flowers, fabric, rope) on upcycled canvas and frame. Artist Beth Heeney.
It seems that there are a lot of ‘art happenings’ this weekend! Starting with Friday the 13th here at Hatch! 6-9 is the artist reception for photographer Jeremy Sailing. We’ll have ice cold beer and a special summery cocktail available for you.
“Wigs” black and white photograph; Jeremy Sailing.
Bourbon Street by Jeremy Sailing.
Next up for the weekend; Art Fair Off the Square, Saturday the 14th 9-6 and Sunday the 15th 10-5. Hatch artist, Steve Wirtz have been selected (Yes, he’s THAT good…) to be their FEATURED ARTIST! Steve makes fun-filled paper mache sculptures (think whimsical animals) and also large wire sculptures. (Look up next time you’re in the shop.) The main thing to remember about this show is that it showcases Wisconsin based artists only. What?! So does HATCH! 🙂 http://www.artcraftwis.org/afos.html
Art Fair OFF the Square, Steve Wirtz; Featured Artist
Also this Saturday and Sunday we have Art Fair ON the Square. This year I have been chosen as one of the four jurors for this ENORMOUS art fair. Of course, we’ve already completed the task of narrowing down about 1600 applicants to 450 or so. Saturday we will be judging the artists up close and personal for artist awards including “Best of Show”! Funny thing…I haven’t received any fruit baskets yet;) Kidding. Really… This show is filled with amazing talent from around the country. http://www.mmoca.org/events/artfair/Artists.php
Father’s Day is this Sunday… so it’s time for a few ideas for your pop!
Is Dad a comic book lover? Retro comic book table- made by Beth Heeney of Green Cricket Salvage.
“More Cow Bell!” How can your Dad not love this paper mache sculpture created by Steve Wirtz?!
Maybe an original painting of his favorite watering hole? “Mickey’s Tavern” painting by Lynn Lee.
Is Dad a bike enthusiast? These hand printed t-shirts made by Rosy Hawbaker of Recreative Crafts are perfect!
Let Dad show his Wisconsin pride with a ceramic trinket dish perfect for his keys or pocket change. Made by Potter Jenny Blasen.