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  • 01 Nov 2021 12:52 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Click HERE for our Latest Announcement!



  • 30 Sep 2021 9:28 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Join us on October 2 & 3 for the 3rd Annual:

    MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour

    15 Tour Stops around Milwaukee County featuring 42 Wisconsin Craft members. See the working studios of the 15 host artists while also shopping for art and gifts from a large selection of hand crafted items in pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, wood furniture, sculpture and more.

    Interactive Google Map and more information on participating artists and their Tour Stops can be found at: MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour

    Tour Stops will be open from 10AM - 5PM on Saturday and Sunday.


  • 05 Aug 2021 3:04 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    What will you find at the Morning Glory Art Fair this year on August 14 & 15? We hope it will surprise you!

    Come and visit 140 artist from the region showcasing their latest work in Fiber, Ceramics, Wood, Photography, Sculpture, Glass, Printmaking, Jewelry, Painting and more! Discuss how artists create their work and support them by bringing home a handmade piece or two.  Artists will be spread out along the Deer District Plaza at Fiserv Forum and along Juneau Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

    Artist listing and more info can be found on the Morning Glory Website.   

    Based on CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines at the time, the art fair will implement appropriate COVID safety protocols if necessary. 

    Click here for Directions and Parking


  • 05 Jul 2021 9:00 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Libby Collins from WTMJ Radio interviews WI Craft member Maday Delgado for ideas of what to do will all of our used fabric face masks. Time to get creative! And thank you to Maday for doing such a great job!

    View the 6 minute interview on the new WI Craft YouTube Channel:

    https://youtu.be/-RskcxD5olY

  • 18 Mar 2021 8:56 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)


    Saturday & Sunday - OCTOBER 2 & 3

    The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour is a self-guided, open-studio tour showcasing Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members with studios in Milwaukee  County.  Each studio location will feature the work of the host artists along with several guest artists.

    Attention Artists: If your studio resides in MKE County, please consider applying as a host artist to showcase your work and studio.  If you live outside MKE County, or do not want to host, please apply as a guest artist.

    Important 2021 Dates:

    April 30 - Applications due

    May 15 - Host and Guest Artists matched

    May 20 - 1st $75 payment due (Total participation fee $150)

    Aug 1 - 2nd $75 payment due

    Late Aug - Artist Social (Date tbd, will be held outdoors at Good Hope Island)

    Oct 2&3 - MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • 15 Mar 2021 10:20 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

     

    Join us to view the creative work of 37 WDCC members that expresses how the seismic events of this past year have impacted our artists personally and how it is reflected in their art. 

    Alverno's Arts and Cultures Gallery will be open regular hours for in-person viewing on

    Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of the show.   Closed on Sunday. The Gallery will be CLOSED on March 12, 13 & 14 for Spring Break. 

    We hope you will be able to enjoy the exhibition in-person or virtually!...... Check back for link to virtual show.

    Directions to Alverno
    campusdirections.pdf

    Entrance to Gallery
    Alverno College Artwork Dropoff W Morgan ave off of 39th.pdf

  • 14 Dec 2020 10:10 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    Applications for the 2021 Morning Glory Art Fair on August 14 & 15 on the Plaza in front of Fiserv Forum in Downtown Milwaukee are now available on Zapplication.  We encourage all of our members to apply to this nationally recognized show featuring the quality craftsmanship from local and national artists!

  • 12 Nov 2020 5:09 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)


    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and Alverno College 
    Present

    BEYOND THE NORM

    Creating Through Abnormal Times

    March 5 through 30, 2021

    We invite our members to create work that expresses how the seismic events of this extraordinary year have impacted you personally. This could include how your life has been changed by the Covid 19 pandemic (i.e.; your mental or physical health, self-care and coping techniques, your relationships with family, friends or nature, etc.), the impact of the fight for social justice and other issues of civic engagement, or anything else you wish to explore with your art that has been inspired or motivated by 2020.

    Entry for BEYOND THE NORM is open to all members. You may join or renew your WDCC Membership at: www.wdcc.org/renew_update_membership

    Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of accepted works will be sent by January 12.

    Application fee: $10 for up to three entries. Please complete payment before filling out your application.

    Click her for full Prospectus: 2012 Member Exhibition Prospectus
    Click here to pay: WDCC 2021 Member Exhibition Application Fee

    Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/AeApXtWazg1sjBBX8

    This is a juried exhibition. Artwork entered must be original, crafted by the artist and not shown in a previous WDCC or Alverno College exhibition. Note: Due to space limitations, please limit Width of any hanging work to 24”. Any height is acceptable.

    Questions about the Exhibition or application process can be directed to Kathleen Eggert, at: eggertglassart@gmail.com

    Opening Reception: Gallery opening reception or virtual reception will be Friday, March 5th. In person reception from 4-8 pm or virtual from 7-8pm.


  • 31 Aug 2020 9:59 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour

    PRESENTED BY THE

    Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council

    October 3rd-4th, 2020, 10am-5pm

    The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour is a self-guided, open-studio tour showcasing Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members with studios in Milwaukee  County.  Each of the 9 studio locations will feature the work of the host artists along with several guest artists showing their unique handicrafts.  With nine different locations in the Milwaukee Area and more than 30 fine craft artists, you’re sure to find something you love!

    More Details and Map: https://www.mkefinecraftstudiotour.org

    COVID-19 UPDATE:

    The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour will continue while observing CDC Guidelines such as social distancing and mandatory face masks. Hand sanitizer and face masks (for purchase) will be available. Some studio will be limiting guests and we suggest that all tents be occupied by less than 2 people at any given time.

  • 25 Aug 2020 8:30 AM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is planning for Morning Glory Art Fair 2021 at the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum for the weekend of August 14-15 and is pleased to announce our new Morning Glory Art Fair show director Sue Schrader.

    As an event planner and marketer with more than 20+ years of experience, Sue has worked for Virgin/EMI Records, GMR Marketing, Blind Ambition Management and various artists and festivals, producing and publicizing everything from concert series to gallery nights; from cruise ship events to large artist meet and greets. She’s obsessed with innovating new ways of creating amazing live experiences that turn out to be absurdly enjoyable and effective.

    Sue wants to live a world filled with creative artists, books that come bundled with chocolate, and a force field around her keyboard that repels coffee and at times, wine. When she’s not organizing amazing events or creating effective marketing plans to help her clients get better coverage, you can find her walking around barefoot with her one-eyed black lab named Elvis, roller skating, or asking the question “why” for the twenty bajillionth time.

    Sue is on a mission to help artists of all art forms get their art seen, heard and appreciated.


    Stay tuned for more information as the application process will begin in late October on Zapplication. Artists who were jury exempt for 2020 will be extended that status for 2021.




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