Tosa Fest Artisans Setp 7th, 2013

Tosa Fest 2013 Joining us Saturday Sept 7th 2013, from 10 am to 7 pm at Tosa Fest. Located along Harwood Ave between Bartolotta’s and Noodles you’ll find an array of Artisans from Furniture, Wearable Art and Accessories: Hand made wears, Wood-works; slabbed furniture, Hand fabricated Metal Jewelry, Sculpture, Photography, Graphic Artist Designed T-shirts & … Continue reading

Work Shown for Display Brooklyn NYC See. Me Gallery

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I am happy to announce that my work has been chosen to be exhibited in the See.Me Gallery of Brooklyn NYC, as part of  the Exposure 2013 Series. Justine Blount Curator contacted me May 17th and had already chosen the entry she wanted to see blown up on the walls of the gallery in July … Continue reading

Wisconsin Artisans Travel with their Art to Chelsea London early October.

October is here and the leaves are changing. With it comes a trip to London for an exhibition that will bring the Director the Grafton Arts Mill Paula DeStefanis Christensen and two Grafton Art’s Mill Artisans; Sue Cibulka and artist and arts advocate Valorie Schleicher to Chelsea London for an international Art Show. The International show will showcase artists from 33 countries around the world.

Forks and Corks Artisans 2012

This is our 8th year doing Forks and Corks, a meandering of Art, local Foods and Wine tasting. The event takes place at the West Allis Farmers Market each September; when it is converted into a lively evening of friends, food sampling from local restaurants, music, beautiful art, and great wine and local brews. Join … Continue reading

Tosa Fest Artisans for 2012

2012 Artisan Lineup Tosa Fest Artisan Sept. 7th & 8th 2012 Artisan Interviews The Artist area has now moved to the Ace Hardware store location at the intersections of State Street, Harwood and Underwood. * We still have room available for Artists This year we are presenting a group of artisans from painters, drawers, sculptors, … Continue reading

Festa Italiana Fine Art Artisans 2012 Interviews and updates

Festa Presents 2012 Artisans showing and exhibiting in the Fine Art Tent on the North end of the Summer Fest Grounds. Located just past the US Cellular stage, the tent is shared with both Fine Art and literature. On our West flank is the Opera tent and next to that will be the Italian Cinema … Continue reading

Tosa Fest 2012 Artisans

2012 Artisan Lineup Tosa Fest Artisan Sept. 7th & 8th 2012 Artisan Interviews The Artist area has now moved to the Ace Hardware store location at the intersections of State Street, Harwood and Underwood. This year we are presenting a group of artisans from painters, drawers, sculptors, jewelry makers, Illustrators, Mixed media and Photographers. Milwaukee … Continue reading

Festa Italiana Presents Artisans for 2012 Festa Italiana July 19-22nd 2012

All of our Artisans are of Italian descent and represent most of the regions in Italy.

We will have a mix of Authors; this year Art has released a new book, Paul Saline has published a new book and Larry Baldasarro. Hand crafted Artisans: sculptors, jewelry makers, Painters, Photographers, Ornate Plaster workers, Pottery, ornaments, fused glass, illustrators, ring makers, wearable art.

Here is a run down of each of the Artisans and an interview for you to get to know them a little better and be sure to visit us at Festa Italiana 2012 in the Italian Fine Art and Cinema tent.

Press Release: Grafton Guitars From Paula’s Pallette & The Village of Grafton

Paula is the Director of the Arts Mill a division of the NSAA, North Shore Academy of the Arts from her site  this evening (Grafton, WI) The Village of Grafton’s Public Arts Board has announced their third annual public arts project – Guitar Art. Guitar Art consists of ten metal guitar cut-outs painted by … Continue reading

Strong Woman Series: Natures Reach Honored

Natures Reach Stoneware Majolica, mounted on wood, wire hanger. 26″H x 16″W x 6″D The Strong Woman Series Started in 2010 has taken its 12th Award. Awarded Saturday March 24th at the Pyle Center in Madison WI. The Wisconsin Regional Artists Program and  The Juror was Katherine Steicher Rosing a painter and watercolorist. of … Continue reading

Awards Announced today by Public Art Commission for Historic Downtown Grafton

The Public Arts Board of Grafton Wisconsin announced today that two local artists Valorie Schleicher and Paula Christensen are the recipients of two each Public Art Awards for the City of Grafton.

The NSAA Arts Mill in Grafton Wisconsin

Buying Local Art for your holiday gift giving just got a little easier The Northshore Academy of the Arts: Arts Mill in Grafton has all your gift and giving needs in a  one stop shop. This Historic Mill on 1300 14th avenue on the edges of the river now houses some 18 plus artisans that … Continue reading

Your Invited: Out of the Suitcase IV Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Works by Recent Recipients of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Awards August 20 – October 8, 2011; Frederick Layton Gallery Opening Reception, Thursday, September 8, 6 – 9 p.m. Fredrik Layton Gallery at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design 273 E. Erie St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Each year, the Mary L. Nohl fund helps 15-20 … Continue reading

Forks & Corks 2011 Artisans Sept 9th, West Allis

Forks and Corks offers a great evening of Wine tasting, Food tastings and Great Art. We have the privilege of showing a number of Artisan each year. West Allis Farmers Market So. 65th & National 5:30 to 9:30 pm Here we will give you some insights into each of the artisans showing with interviews with … Continue reading

Press Release: 2011 Fine Art Show Season in Southeastern Wisconsin

The Fine Art show portions of these events are organized by Valorie Schleicher, an Artist and Arts Advocate where we ‘Artists’ are considered a valuable member of our community and not ‘Vendors’. We celebrate the Artist and want all Artisans to keep your hard-earned money in your pocket. These shows represent a Win-Win for the Artisan and non-profits hosting us. There is a minimal application fee for 2010. $50.00 and a 10% commission on any sales taken go to the Non-Profit hosting the Artisans. These monies then get re-distributed with the community. Late application fee of apply after deadlines most shows are open till full.

Val in the Press: February issue of the Italian Times

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The Italian Community here is Milwaukee is the proud Publisher of the Italian Times newspaper which host numerous articles on all things Italian. I was featured in their “Spotlight on Cultural Art” written by Robert Ruggieri. Robert is a wonderful writer and I love his work.

Made in Milwaukee Artisan Interviews

Made in Milwaukee Sept 4th in Cathedral Square Park,will showcase a host a day full of local opportunities for the whole family to participate in, including, Milwaukee Artisans, buy local, stop by