The CVA is always up to something, so check this page frequently to keep up on the latest happenings at the CVA!
Thank you to the Wisconsin Valley Art Association
for renewing your sponsorship to the CVA Scholarship Fund.
Through your support many children and adults are able
to experience and become enriched in the arts here at the CVA.
If you are looking for creative ways to spend your summer, go to our
classes page and view the upcoming Workshops and Classes.
- Glass Fusing Series - Photo Encaustic 2-Day Workshop
- Color Theory Through Watercolor - Colored Pencils & Acrylics
- Tues & Thurs Pottery with Ann - Mon & Wed Pottery with Krista
- Saturday Pottery with Diane - Phone Photography with Diane
- Natural Dying with Cathy - Exploring the Abstract using Watercolor & Multi Media with Carri
- Crash Coarse in Watercolors with Dawn
Ooh la la! Springtime in Paris! The Second Annual CVA Soiree promises to be a spectacular
spring evening of French cuisine, art, raffles, and lively bidding benefiting The Center for the Visual Arts.
Mark your calendar for Friday, May 10th at the Jefferson Street Inn.
Funds raised at The CVA Soiree directly support the Annual CVA Operating Budget.
The 2013 Soiree Goal is $50,000!
The Center for the Visual Arts prvides three professional gallery spaces - The Main Gallery, The Loft Gallery,
and The Transitions Gallery - with 16 exhibits annually, a Gift Shop featuring local and regional art offering unique handcrafted gifting, and a School of Art sparking creativity in children and adults. The CVA also offers free art experiences in conjunction to Wausau Area Events, and works in collaboration with entities like The Grand,
Allegro Dance, Central Wisconsin Children's Theater, and Wisconsin Valley Art Association.
Please join area businesses, artists, and friends of the arts in support of The CVA Soiree!
Your tax deductivle donation is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference!
Thank you for your time and your generosity!
The CVA Soiree Tickets
are $60 per person.
can also order a Red or Wite bottle of wine to
enjoy with the evening as
715-842-4545 to make your reservation.
Thank You to our Supportive Sponsors!
CVA Soiree Monet Gold Presenting Sponsor:
CVA Soiree Matisse Silver Presenting Sponsor:
CVA Soiree Rodin Sponsor:
You can call or e-mail the CVA to
purchase your tickets today!
~ Limited Seating Available ~
River District Theatre
Students Tour the CVA!
An Art Instructor from the Medford School District brought six of her AP Art Students to the CVA to tour the Galleries and have Valerie Berkely, a local artist and CVA Painting Instructor critique some of their portfolio work.
Sharon said "Val gave us some excellent instruction and information in only 90 minutes. She taught us a lesson in value scale, designing compositions using the rule of thirds, how light creates emphasis, how to know when you are done with a piece, framing, practicing composition, and how to choose a gallery for your work."
"Students received some extremely beneficial feed back on their work and were impressed by the artist's knowledge of art and design. I am also developing three lesson plans based on this experience to bring back to all my classes. I am grateful that the CVA gave us the opportunity to meet with Val and get motivated to get back into the studio!"
Thank you Sharon for taking the time to bring your students to the CVA to become inspired in the arts!
Opening at the CVA Friday, March 15 - May 11, 2013
Opening Gala is on Friday, March 22, 5-7pm
Absence & Presence - Contemporary Portraiture is an exhibit displaying different modes of portraiture as practiced by today's artists showing the connections and differences existing amongst widely varying works of portrait art. The exhibit includes portraits executed in oil, watercolor, patina sculpture, pastel, chalk, and photography.
Lori Beringer, Craig Blietz, Pamela Clausen, Molly Johnson, Amy Lloyd,
Sandra Murzyn, Katie Musolff, Mara Pionek, Betsy Popp, Gail Potocki,
Suzanne Rose, Bren Sibilsky, and Mark Zelten
The 2013 Gallery Sponsor for
CVA Exhibits is Wausau Homes
Art Madness at the CVA
Our version of March Madness for art enthusiasts!
Who will be the Cinderella Story of Art Madness? Who will make it to the Big Dance on Monday, April 8th? Who will be the first ever Art Madness champion? It is all up to you! Each day, beginning March 19th, we will have a new match up on Facebook. The artwork with the most likes by the next day at 10am will advance on to the next round.
For scouting reports click here. To download the bracket click here.
To kick off this year's competition you have a chance to take a beautiful fusedglass centerpiece home with you (pictured at right)! The drawing runs Friday, March 1 through Saturday, April 6 with the winner being announced
at 10am on Tuesday, April 9.
Entries can be earned through any of the following ways:
1) Purchase of $30 or more from our Gift Shop
2) Any Gallery purchase
3) Purchase an artwork in our Art Madness competition.
Curious about enrolling in
CVA a Pottery Class?
View photos of Ann Jaroski's Pottery Class here at the CVA
by Dan Young/Daily Herald Media
Opening at the CVA Friday, Jan 11 - Mar 9, 2013
Opening Gala is on Friday, Jan 18, 5-7pm
Awards announced at 6pm
Best of Show, Awards of Excellence, and Honors Awards are
sponsored by Peoples State Bank
Christine Alfery, Marie App, Karen Aulik-Now, Jody Beighley, Mary Ann Carter,
Daniel Christianson, Rita Crooks, Toni Damkoehler, Patricia Derozier,
Patrick Doughman, Sharon Dowis, Sharon Feathers, Diane Graveen,
Pamela Kirkbride Hoose, Jean Huntoon, Bruce Hustad, David Kapszukiewicz,
Carrie M. Kartes, Nancy McHugh, Carol Molepske, Susan Phelps-Pearson,
Patrick Plunkett, Nathan Porath, Susan Pucci, Carolyn Rosenberger,
Edward Shmunes, Julie Sittler, David Sittler, Jeff Stern, Tonya Wagner,
Kathryn Wedge, Denise Presnell-Weidner, Susie Williams, and Richard Wunsch
The Exhibit Sponsor for the 23rd Annual Midwest Seasons is UMR
The 2013 Gallery Sponsor for CVA Exhibits is Wausau Homes
To see the posting Midwest Seasons by the Wausau Daily Herald
Opening at the CVA Friday, Nov 9 - Dec 29, 2012
Gala: Friday, Nov 16, 5-7pm
Many artists stand on the edge of form and function. Has function met form? Has form followed function? Artists working in textiles, pewter, wood, and other mediums walk this fine line making utilitarian beautiful and bringing a functionality to the decorative.
Nathan Hatch, Rebecca Hungerford, Paul Jensen, Paul Klein, Char TerBeest-Kudla, Erika Mock, Timothy O'Neill, Sharon Rotz, TJ Roovers, Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler, Richard Schneider, Louise Schotz, Laura Wasilowski, and Sharon Wright
To see the posting Center for the Visual Arts by the Wausau Daily Herald
~ 2013 ~
MIDWEST SEASONS PROSPECTUS
An annual juried exhibit since 1990, formerly Midwest Winter
Inviting your entry in two and thee-dimensional art:
photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, sculpture, fibers, textiles, ceramics, metals, glass, wood and mixed media
Submissions due by November 10, 2012
BUXTEHUDE: The Reuniting
Exhibit Walk & Talk
Please join us at the CVA on Friday, October 19th from 6 - 7:30pm
for a walk & talk open to the public about the
exhibit BUXTEHUDE: The Reuniting.
Martha Harris, Linda Ware, and Samuel Watson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History at UW Sheboygan, will lead the walk & talk throughout the galleries.
Come with questions and gain insight on an astounding artist's point of view.
CVA Main Gallery & Loft Exhibit
Opening at the CVA Friday, Sept 14 - Nov 3, 2012
Gala: Friday, Sept 21, 5-7pm
"There is a mystery here, and in all my best work,
which I, too, am forbidden to understand."
So wrote the man behind the enigmatic paintings signed "BUXTEHUDE."
The artist himself might hope we would view his oil canvases "with a gasp of astonishment,
a moment of recognizing something as absolutely right, while never
having seen it that way before." These remarkable narrative paintings
are compelling and brilliantly accomplished, both luscious and
Rarely has the CVA dedicated both the Main and the
Loft Galleries to a single exhibit. "BUXTEHUDE: The Reuniting" showcases
more than twenty large paintings by this locally renowned painter and
For more information about the exhibit and to read the Artist Statement
To see the posting Exhibition at the CVA by the Wausau Daily Herald
To view the article CVA offers rare look at professor's paintings by
Central Wisconsin Hub, A Gannett Company
Check out the CVA Facebook page for even more details!
Art by the Foot Silent Auction
It's time for Your creativity to shine!
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 7th: 5-7pm
Silent & Buy Now Auction: Friday, Sept. 7th - 9th
Special Sunday Hours: 10-5pm
Artists and community members are invited to stop in at the CVA to pick up a 12"x12" blank canvas to create upon once again. Artists can paint, draw, collage or attach 3D materials to the canvases. There is a $20 refundable deposit required for each canvas picked up.
Canvases are due back to the CVA on or by August 31st. From there they will be installed in the CVA Main Gallery for a silent auction where all proceeds help maintain the Center for the Visual Arts mission to promote and sustain the creation and the appreciation of the visual arts.
The Opening Reception of the silent auction is Friday, September 7th from 5-7pm where guests can place their silent bids or take advantage of the "buy now" option. The silent auction will continue throughout the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.
Show your support and show off your talent by participating in our Art by the Foot. Our goal is to surpass our earnings from 2011, which we can do with your help. As a friend of the arts, you understand how much the community relies upon our non-profit arts organizations to enhance the lives of children and adults with creative expression. We look forward to exhibiting and auctioning off the unique works of art to You!
For more information click here:
For canvas contract click here: