• 08 Nov 2017 8:06 AM | Robert Dickey

    Projects Gallery, Miami, FL., Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ., and The Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO., recently announced that jewelry created by Stevens Point Silversmith, Joan North, have been juried into their national exhibits. One sterling necklace and one sterling ring will be featured in the Florida “Square Foot Aqua” exhibit. One sterling ring, along with one sterling necklace, & one copper necklace will be featured in the Arizona “Sunniest Place on Earth” exhibit. Two sterling necklaces will be featured in the Colorado “Lines into Shapes” exhibit. Pictured is the ring “Sassy Pink,” bound for Arizona, is formed & textured sterling with custom sterling bezels holding pink opals. Earlier this year North’s sterling and turquoise necklace “Family Tree” was awarded Third Place at The Lancaster County Art Association (Strasburg, PA) Tree Lines Juried Exhibit.

  • 07 Oct 2017 8:10 AM | Robert Dickey

    Many WDCC artists are having or participating in holiday season events, shows and tours. We'll share that information as we receive it. Don't miss some great opportunities to meet the artists, see great fine craft art, and take care of your holiday shopping.


    Sculptor Jef Raasch, Fiber Artist Erika Mock, Jeweler Kim Wilson, and Wood Artist Bob Dickey, invite you to seek out the J.A.R. STUDIO.

    Make the quest. Come and explore. Encounter artists in their natural habitats. Sample the wine. Discover great one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Go forth, splurge and acquire. Take your treasures home with you.

    Friday, November 17th 3-9 PM
    Saturday, November 18th 11-5 PM

    361 E Becher Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53207


    Eight Fine Craft Artists will have their work for sale at JourneyFiber Arts Studio in Downtown West Bend, WI. You’ll find artist designed and hand-crafted apparel, accessories, jewelry and custom wood boxes, perfect gifts for the most special people on your holiday list.

    Open Small Business Saturday, November 25, 10-4,


    Fridays 12-7 and Saturdays 10-4 through December.

    Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 5-8pm

    Studio at:

    125 S. Main Street    West Bend, WI 53090


    David’s photography based work reviews the passion of his mountaineering climbing, backpacking, and visits to exotic locals. 

    Each image is a unique single edition work printed on Kodak metallic photographic paper laminated directly to UV filtering museum quality acrylic and backed by another opaque layer of acrylic.

    The end result is a frame-less, three dimensional, very high gloss production, with manually polished edges that seem to lift away from the wall in space.

    See his work at:

    • Ovation Jewish Home at Odgen and Prospect: “Dor L Dor” gallery. October 28 – November 30
    •  Lemon Street Gallery – Kenosha.  Artistreet event. Late October – December.
    • Art Bar – River West area Milwaukee – November – December. 
    •  Winter Fair Off the Square – Madison – Monona Terrace. November 11-12
    • Lemon Street Gallery – Kenosha. Personal Exhibit. March 2018.

  • 15 Sep 2017 9:51 AM | Robert Dickey

    Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado announced today that two custom sterling necklaces created by Stevens Point silversmith Joan North, have been selected for inclusion into their national juried exhibit “Lines Into Shapes”. Over 300 entries were received with only 100 being accepted. The exhibit opens on October 28th and runs through November 11th. This will be North’s second affiliation (2015) with Estes Park. “Hat’s Off to You” necklace large focal of crinoid fossil jasper with three round rose quartz gems each held in place with custom sterling bezels, all resting on textured sterling, finished with a sterling bar & 20-inch artisan sterling chain. “Melt My Cold Heart” necklace faceted  diopside with a hint of quartz embedded in custom sterling bezels on top of sterling, finished with 18-inch custom-made sterling chain. About the artist: Joan is a full time award-winning silversmith whose jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits across the country, most recently in Kansas, Idaho, California, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. 

  • 19 Aug 2017 6:24 AM | Robert Dickey

    The exhibition is running now through Oct. 1 at Redline Milwaukee,  RedLine artists in residence in many media reflect current trends in contemporary art as they look back on their past year's work. 

    Other featured artists are Jill SebastianBlanche BrownDara LarsonMarc TasmanMelanie AriensNirmal RajaAnja Notànjà SiegerJulie VonDerVellenClayton HaggartyJake Hill, and Cynthia Hayes

    RedLine Milwaukee is at 1422 N Fourth St in Milwaukee. 

    Gallery hours are Thursday 10-7, Fridays and Saturday 10-3. 

    Admission is free.

  • 18 Aug 2017 10:56 AM | Robert Dickey

    Winter Juried Exhibition November 13, 2016-January 7, 2017 (download a Prospectus)

    C a s h A w a r d s $ 200 First Place; $ 150 Second Place; $ 100 Third Place.  Also, five solo shows awarded for 2017 in Upper Galleries Sections and Awards.

    The prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception on November 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Reception opens at 1:30 and concludes at 4:00

    Anderson Arts Center

     6603 Third Avenue

     Kenosha, WI 53143

  • 09 Aug 2017 7:01 PM | Robert Dickey

    Mark Arts, Mary R Koch Arts Center, Wichita, KS and Art League of Lincoln,  Lincoln, CA announced this week that jewelry created by Joan North, Stevens Point, has been selected for inclusion into their national juried exhibits. “I look forward to starting a new affiliation in Kansas and continuing my California ties,” enthused North.

     Mark Arts will feature “Lifeline” necklace, containing a rugged piece of limestone, & a round garnet held both in place with custom silver & copper bezels resting on textured copper and finished with an 18-inch artisan silver chain. Art League of Lincoln will feature three of North’s necklaces; “Come With Me”, “Firefly” and “My Star” exquisite serpentine and citrine held by custom silver bezels resting on formed silver with 20-inch custom-made link chain. 

    Joan is a full time award-winning silversmith whose works are shown at galleries and exhibits across the country, most recently in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Wisconsin, California and Florida. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. Find her online at, Facebook and Instagram.

  • 01 Jun 2017 6:29 PM | Robert Dickey

    The Show in downtown Milwaukee starts on Sunday, June 4. This annual show is the second-largest convention held in Milwaukee with 11,000+ attendees, and it brings in jewelry makers from across the country and around the world. 

    Michael and Mary are teaching soldering and metal fabrication workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced makers. “Most of our students complete their projects in class,” Mary said. “I love to see them wearing their jewelry out the door and onto the show floor!”

    The pair will also be selling their made-in-Milwaukee tools for jewelry makers. If you’re headed to the show, stop and say hi in their Wisconsin Center classroom, 203D.

  • 01 Jun 2017 6:22 PM | Robert Dickey

    The Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI invited Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North to exhibit her jewelry in its Stoned Invitational Exhibition, which opens on June 9th and closes on August 12th. Opening Gallery Gala: June 23 from 5 – 7pm. “Stoned” is meant to celebrate and recognize artists that feature natural mineral elements, or rather, stones in their artwork. North is showing a rainbow of stones in her rings, bracelets, and necklaces: jasper, kyanite, citrine, agate, sandstone, rhodochrosite, malachite, turquoise, sapphire, prehnite, amethyst, tourmaline, labradorite, aventurine and peridot. 

    North is an actively exhibiting, award-winning silversmith whose works are shown at galleries and museums across the country, most recently in California, Florida Michigan and Pennsylvania. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. Find her online at: and

  • 17 May 2017 7:27 AM | Robert Dickey

    Long time member and Morning Glory exhibitor Jean Smalik-Wells has been selected to be the  featured potter for the 2017 US Open Championship at Erin Hills.

    Check out this Fox6 report featuring Jean in her studio.

  • 04 Apr 2017 3:47 PM | Robert Dickey

    So who's not looking for an excuse to go to Door County this summer? That's where Sarah will be leading a workshop on designing and constructing sculptural rings. The workshop will be held on Jul 6, 7, 8 at the Pennsylvania School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. You can go here or click on the image at the right for complete information and to register. Fun...learning....Door County....what's not to love!

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