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January 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

I have been on the lookout for the vivid sunsets that I associate with this time of year, when the sun sinks below the southwestern tree line while I'm still at my desk.

December 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

It is a little odd that we stay open until 5 pm as the days grow shorter. When it is overcast, dusk falls by 4 pm, and by 4:30 it's far too dark to see sculpture clearly.

November 29, 2016 | Willy

In the second half of its thirteenth cycle, the Fund made 11 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to nine individual artists, one duo, and one collective. These artists--two of them Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media and their exhibitions took them to Denver, Colorado; New Brighton, Minnesota; Millerton and New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Austin, Texas. Destinations abroad include Austria; Nikko and Tokyo, Japan; and Romania.

After School Special is heading to Philadelphia with two cars full of artists and work. Each of the nine members of the collective (including 2015 Nohl Fellow Zach Hill) is making something for an exhibition at Little Berlin curated by Brett Suemnicht.

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Sara Caron is transplanting her nomadic bar, the Bermuda Triangle, to Misako & Rosen in Tokyo. There, the project will be reshaped by new ingredients, new practices, new experiences, and a new audience. The Bermuda Triangle is an experiment in just what is needed to make a space, and to create, build, and contribute to a community around that space.

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Sheila Held (Nohl Fellow 2013) shipped several tapestries to the Center for Art, Faith and Culture at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minnesota, for a solo exhibition. The gallery noted that Held's work was "a constant topic of conversation" among the students, and that public events were well-attended.

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Alexander Herzog exhibited a new body of work--eight paintings, some of them large--in a solo show at Geary Contemporary in New York. Because of the Suitcase support for shipping, the gallery was able to print a catalogue, and they also decided to represent Herzog.

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Kyle Jablonski participated in a two-person exhibition, Jabroni, Jabroni, Jabroni, at the Shipman Gallery in Brooklyn. He spent four days in New York installing, meeting artists and seeing lots of work, and attending the opening. Back in Milwaukee, the exhibition "freed me up to install another show" at a local restaurant. Jablonski has discovered that "putting challenging art in familiar places" enables people to unpack its meaning far from the restrictions of the gallery space.

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Kayle Karbowski used her month-long residency at MASS Gallery in Austin to "get back into a rhythm with her work and ideas" and to give her personal practice her undivided attention--for the first time since completing her BFA--as she prepared for her solo exhibition. She also spent time with other artist-organizers who share her interest in finding a balance between studio and community, and who are also navigating smaller “art cities" that operate outside the national spotlight. Upon her return, Karbowski was able to show her new work in Chicago.

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Greg Klassen created a site-specific "Nature Table"--a self-generating sculpture of plants growing in studio debris--on site at the Re Institute gallery in Millerton, New York. Located in upstate New York, the Re Institute is a working farm that hosts small group shows in its hayloft; their goal is to allow artists to observe their work in a new context.

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Matthew Warren Lee had a painting selected for the First Street Gallery's 2016 National Juried Exhibition. It was his first opportunity to exhibit outside the Midwest, and he met curators, gallery directors, and other artists at the opening in New York. While in the city, he visited museums and learned more about the gallery ecosystem in Manhattan.

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Longtime collaborators Lindsay Lochman and Barbara Ciurej mounted a solo exhibition of work that addresses sustainable food policy at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver. While in Colorado they met fellow photographers, worked with high school students, participated in a panel discussion with other artists and members of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Network, undertook museum research, scouted sites for future projects, and met with the director of a gallery in Fort Collins who promptly offered them a show. They also made connections in Colorado Springs, and agreed to host the Mobile Garden of a local Denver food justice organization when it travels to the Midwest in 2017.

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When Madeline Power screened Across the Line at the Astra Film Festival in Romania in October, she was the first virtual reality filmmaker to show VR work in Eastern Europe. As the resident expert, she was much in demand for panels and received invitations to speak at future events.

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John Riepenhoff (Nohl Fellow 2009, 2014) will spend a month at the Troedsson Villa residency in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nikko, Japan, making plein air paintings and working with local potters to develop a set of usable ceramic ware. At the end of the month, Tokyo's XYZ Collective will host a public event featuring the paintings and a shared meal served on the new ceramic ware. Riepenhoff looks forward to bringing his production experience back to Milwaukee, where he is designing a collaborative ceramics studio.

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November 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

The maple foliage--red, full--is especially dramatic this year among so many trees stripped by last week's storm.

October 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

It is fall, as in falling rain (lots) and falling leaves (not so many, yet). Darkness is falling earlier. Summer activities--Sara Caron's coffee Mondays and hikes--continue to fall away.

September 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

Lynden's annual backyard barbecue always brings a feeling of shift in its wake, a turning of a corner from summer to fall.

August 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

Lots of time outdoors this past month, from Tomeka Reid's evocative concert on the porch of Eliza's cabin, to our free family day, to our planetary picnic (sorry about the clouds).

July 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

Has anyone seen June? It disappeared, for me, in a blur of exhibition-making.

June 1, 2016 | Joe Acri

We have been dropped precipitously into summer.

May 23, 2016 | Willy

In the first half of its thirteenth cycle, the Fund made 12 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to eleven individual artists and one duo. These artists--two of them Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media and their exhibitions took them to Sonoma, California; New York, New York; Minot, North Dakota; Ashland and Portland, Oregon; and Park City, Utah. Destinations abroad include Scheifling, Austria; North Vancouver, Canada; Kolkata, India; Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy; and London, United Kingdom.

Cynthia Hayes travelled to Kolkata, India, for a solo exhibition of her paintings--which focus on Southeast Asian art history--at the government-run Academy of Fine Arts Central Gallery. She spoke at the opening, met many Indian artists, appeared on national television, and was able to use some of her time in India to do museum research.

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Joshua Hunt sent two paintings that "represent misogyny as a historically systemic issue" to STOPJECTIFY, an invitational group exhibition at Gallery Different in London. The show was organized by artist and freelance curator Jess de Wahls to coincide with International Women's Day.

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Maeve Jackson and Keith Nelson will both spend time at Hotel Pupik in Scheifling, Austria, participating in residencies that culminate in public exhibitions. Hotel Pupik hosts up to thirty artists each year from around the world; they live and work on the grounds.

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Recent MIAD graduate Nicholas Kinsella was invited by a fellow alum to exhibit at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts in Portland, Oregon, as part of a series promoting exchange between PNCA students and emerging artists from around the country. The solo exhibition included film recorded on VHS, sculptures that function as props in the videos, and clothing designed for the characters.

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Matthew Konkel (screenwriter/co-producer) and Erin Maddox (producer) attended the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah where their feature-length narrative film, Neptune, was accepted for competition. They were on hand to support the film and seek distribution.

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Erik Ljung was invited to screen Mothers for Justice, a short film he completed while a Nohl Fellow, at the Sonoma International Film Festival in Sonoma, California. Ljung, who is making a feature-length film on the same subject, met with distributors, investors, and fellow filmmakers.

Photo: Vallen Gillett
Photo: Vallen Gillett

Shane McAdams was the sole Wisconsin participant in an exhibition of mostly Oregonian artists at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. He co-curated Exploring Reality with Scott Malbaurn, the director of the museum, wrote the catalogue essay, and delivered a talk.

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Jessica Meuninck-Ganger is headed to Italy for a solo exhibition at the International Center for the Arts Monte Castello di Vibio. The exhibition is part of a program promoting contemporary applications of traditional intaglio printmaking and handmade papermaking in the region known as the cradle of modern papermaking. The artist will share her research on sourcing native plant materials and fibers for papermaking and pigments and provide a lecture in the local theatre.

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Kim Miller took part in Life/Death, a program of experimental documentaries curated by Lana Lin and Cauleen Smith on the Flaherty NYC series at Anthology Film Archives in New York. She was on hand for the screening of her video, Madame Mae Nang Nak, and the Q&A that followed.

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Greg Schoeneck will bring work to the one-day Art World Expo in North Vancouver, Canada, and make a live painting at the charity auction. Two works will remain on exhibit at MAB Studios through the end of June.

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Tori Tasch exhibited "Tokyo"--an accordion-fold sculptural book made following a Suitcase Fund-supported trip to that city in 2013--in Paperworks 2016, a national exhibition at the Northwest Art Center in Minot, North Dakota. Attending the exhibition helped Tasch to plan the 2017 Wisconsin Visual Artists exhibition, which is devoted to paper.

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