As we do our best to navigate through our new daily routine, I wanted to give you the option to purchase a gift card for future use. I know many you would like to support us during this crazy time. All you have to do is follow the above link and it’s a simple purchase. Gift cards do not expire and you can send it to a friend or yourself. If you send it to yourself now you can always share it with a friend later!
Hatch Art House has been on Willy Street in Madison, Wisconsin for 9 1/2 years, can you believe it?! We will pull through this! Our neighborhood is a strong bunch and the support is felt everyday. With Much Gratitude-Tammy
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.
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 Showis 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.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally was able to deliver this custom built mirror. It was quite a process but I love a challenge! First, I went to the buyer’s house and checked out the space they had in mind for the mirror. After we decided on a size, 3’x4′, I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and after numerous trips and lots of digging, I found some wood house siding that I hoped was wide enough for the frame. I’m pretty handy, but not as much as my friend Bryan who has skills with a saw that I will never have. He put together a fantastic frame…better than I imagined. After many more weeks of painting it was time for the placement of the mirror. Again, Bryan helped out. Cutting super thick glass is not easy! Cracks can easily occur and he broke a couple large pieces. Ugh. After a lucky find at the thrift store… one more try and he cut the mirror perfectly! I was a little nervous since I had promised delivery the following morning…
I forgot to mention that one of the buyer’s (Susan and David) requests was for maps to be incorporated in the painting of their favorite places. It is definitely THEIR piece! I wish I had a photo of the mirror installed…hopefully soon.
If you’d like a custom piece of art, let me know! As for now, I have started a painting on a wood headboard I found on the curb. One man’s trash is a future work of art!