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Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Contact Info: 

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
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Terry Boehner, Gallery Night Coordinator
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See Gallery Night Map

Spring 2010 Gallery Night

Record-Breaking 65 Venues 
Participate in Spring 2010 Gallery Night

May 7, 2010 • 5- 9 pm

MADISON, WI—Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts, Gallery Night, will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010, from 5 to 9 pm. Sixty-five venues will participate in this spring’s event, a record-breaking number of participants. Art lovers can look forward to an evening packed with free demonstrations, new works of art, and live performances.

Highlights include:

- The debut of abstract and Aboriginal paintings from Bali at Indocara;

- A community and student art sale benefiting Orchard Ridge Elementary School, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church;

- A site-specific installation and performance by Kyle Pfister at The Project Lodge;

Hanging Out, an installation of ceramic laundry by Leora Saposnik at Higher Fire Clay Studio;

- The new Gaston School Gallery in a remodeled 1910 schoolhouse;

- A trunk show featuring hand-dyed silk jackets, vests, tops, and scarves by Justine Vaughn at the Museum Store of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art;

- Original oil paintings, Old Master prints, etchings, and botanical prints dating back to the 1600s at the Westside Antiques Mall;

- An exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Crystal Chesnik at the Red Gym;

- A gallery show and open house at Winnebago Studios. Bring dough; artists will bake bread.

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an electronic map of participating venues can be found at The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, may be picked up free of charge at participating establishments and downloaded at

A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 7 edition of Isthmus. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus | 

A complete list of participating venues follows:


1 Aardvark Art Glass
819 E. Johnson St. • 256.5037 •
Photography by JP Grace. Ceramics by Cindy Ginter. Glass beadmaking demonstration 7-9 pm.

2 Absolutely Art 
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 •
Art by mother/daughter painters Laura and Sarah Meddaugh. Live music and light refreshments will be served. Plus work by over 200 local artists.

3 Arts 4 All at Zion Lutheran Church
2165 Linden Ave. • 279.5250
Arts 4 All seeks to remove barriers to artistic success by connecting people to the resources necessary to create, promote, display, and sell their art.

4 ArtSPACE Twenty-Two Eleven 
2211 Atwood Ave. • 241.8051 •
Photographer/artist Alison E. Mader showcases original hand-colored and black-and-white photographs.

5 bad dog frida 
2094 Atwood Ave. • 442.6868 •
Bad dog frida features really cool things for good dogs and their people, including Green Cricket Salvage—transforming unique salvage into one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly goods.

6 Black Earth Kiln Group at Goodman Community Center
Bolz Room, 149 Waubesa St. • 244.5040 
Wood-fired and traditional stoneware in functional and sculptural forms. Also, Paul Stoede showing local landscape paintings and Margo Tiedt with modern abstract acrylic paintings.

7 Carta StudioWorks 
2001 Atwood Ave. • 669.4328 •
Featuring the experimental photography of Dave Tilton and the functional pottery of Nate and Hallie Evans of Allamakee Wood-Fired Pottery.

8 Common Wealth Gallery 
100 S. Baldwin St. • 256.6565 •
Sarah Noreen investigates cultural identity and personal history through textile patterns, personal iconography, and imagery in the construction of paper garments that cross cultural traditions.

9 Dobhan Restaurant 
2110 Atwood Ave. • 242.4448 •
Paintings by local artists Dennis Nechvatal and Mary Bero. Appetizers served.

10 Earley Art 
1231 E. Wilson St. • 256.5171 
Déjà vu! Art from the recycle bin. Kevin, Renee, Olive, and Dexter Earley. 

11 Eyeopia 
2134 Atwood Ave. • 316.7999 •
Exhibiting the colorful and whimisical folk art animal paintings of Tamara Tsurkan at Eyeopia, a completely unique optical boutique, representing the best in progressive eyewear.

12 Gaston School Gallery
4691 County Rd. N, Cottage Grove • 839.0840 •
A new art gallery in a remodeled 1910 schoolhouse, Gaston School Gallery currently features the wood-fired pottery of Mark Skudlarek in addition to ongoing group exhibits.

13 Juliette Crane at EVP East Coffee Shop
1250 E.Washington Ave. • 312.731.7123 •
Art, free drinks, live music! Relax and enjoy Juliette Crane’s whimsical mixed-media illustrations and paintings with live music from Madison’s own Ghost Town Council.

14 Lucent Room Studio 
307 S. Livingston St. • 616.0306 •
Paintings by Betsy Delzer, constructions by Cam Anderson, and photographs by Barry Sherbeck.

15 Mermaid Café 
1929 Winnebago St. • 249.9719 •
Larry Price’s artwork is powerful, genuinely unique, beautiful, and delivered with an ability that’s concealed by his easygoing, friendly, humble personality. His artwork is truly something special.

16 Radiant Glass 
100 S. Baldwin St., Ste. 100 • 628.9292 •
Come see what’s new at Radiant Glass this spring! Cups, vases, bowls, ornaments, paperweights, glassblowing instruction, studio rentals and more. Live glassblowing demonstrations.

17 Reneéglass Factory 
100 S. Baldwin St., Ste. 100 • 255.1000 •
Reneéglass Factory is an active fused-glass studio and gallery featuring large and small free-hanging window art and architectural pieces. Commissioned work welcomed.

18 Salisbury Studios 
301 S. Few St. • 256.5557 •
Lose the winter chill with a fresh focus on photography and dimensional art that will sprout your inspirations.

19 Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison 
408 S. Baldwin St. • 217.2132 •
Miksang Contemplative Photography exhibit showcasing nearly a dozen local Miksang artists. Photos from recent Overture Center Gallery I exhibit as well as new works on display. 

20 Social Justice Center and WYOU Community Television 
1202 Williamson St. • 258.9644 • /
SJC and WYOU present Light and Action: Willy Street Roots in Art and Activism. Mural dedication and seventies-era posters by Sharon Kilfoy. Video installation by Eric Allin and WYOU producers.

21 Studio Paran 
2051 Winnebago St. • 242.1111 •
Opening tonight in the tokonoma space: new glass sculptures for flowers by Richard Jones and metal sculptures by Will Turnbull. Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

22 The Project Lodge 
817 E. Johnson St. • 541.908.1744 •
A unique gallery space and music venue, The Project Lodge hosts a site-specific installation and performance by Kyle Pfister. Reception 6-8 pm.

23 The Straight Thread 
2033 Atwood Ave. • 250.5135 •
The Straight Thread is a furniture upholstery workshop. This spring we will be showcasing locally designed and built upholstered furniture.

24 Winnebago Studios 
2046 Winnebago St. •
A gallery show. Open studios. Photography, jewelry, textiles, prints, ceramics, woodwork, painting, and mixed media. Bring dough. Artists will bake bread!

25 Wisconsin Capitol Pride at Plan B
924 Williamson St. •
Absolutely fabulous Proud, Connected & Visible Art Auction benefiting GSAFE teen scholarship and Wisconsin Capitol Pride. Tango lessons. Beautiful people and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Catalog on website. Parking. 5-8 pm.


26 16 Hands Studio 
104 King St. • 219.0342 •
Several artists, including Linda Massey, John Kovalic, and Brian Straussberg, show new paintings, cartoons, games, collages, and sculptures created in this working studio and gallery.

27 Anthology 
218 State St. • 204.2644 •
A paper and craft shop featuring unique gifts Made in Madison by over 40 local artists: jewelry, quilts, drawings, photography, fiber arts and recycled goods.

28 Crystal Chesnik at the Red Gym Gallery 
716 Langdon St., 2nd Fl. •
Experience installations that tower over you and small sculpture you can handle! An exhibition of ceramic sculpture, open May 3-15. Reception/refreshments 5-9 pm on May 7.

29 Driftless Studio 
214 State St. • 230.5153 •
Take a stroll through Driftless Studio where you’ll find award-winning nature photography, locally crafted jewelry, nature-themed gifts, and so much more!

30 Fanny Garver Gallery 
230 State St. • 256.6755 •
Pastel drawings by Lee Kimball. This award-winning artist shows his incredible drawings for the first time in Madison.

31 Hyart Gallery 
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 •
Celebrate the opening night reception of Armed with Adornment: Bracelets, an invitational exhibition featuring bracelets designed by artists from around the globe. April 23-June 11.

32 Indocara 
540 W. Washington Ave. • 251.7711 •
This will be the U.S. debut of one-of-a-kind abstract and Aboriginal artwork from Bali, Indonesia. Sneak peak at Join us for this special evening at Indocara.

33 Little Luxuries
230 State St. • 255.7372 •
Unusual gifts for life’s special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and anniversaries. 20% off your purchase during Gallery Night with this brochure.

34 Madison Public Library 
201 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6300 •
The Art of Lichtner and Grotenrath. The premiere exhibition of the Madison Public Library’s newly acquired paintings by well-known Wisconsin artists Schomer Lichtner and Ruth Grotenrath.

35 Madison Senior Center 
330 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6581 •
An Artful Affair features work by more than 40 Dane County artists over the age of 44. This show offers cash prizes and celebrates Older American’s Month in May. Reception from 5-8 pm.

36 Museum Store at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St. • 257.3222 •
Trunk show featuring fine contemporary craft: hand-dyed silk jackets, vests, tops, and scarves of Justine Vaughn and more. Fri, May 7: 5:30-9 pm. Sat, May 8: 10 am-3 pm.

37 Northside Artists Group at the Pyle Center
702 Langdon St., Rm. 106 • 244.2909 • 
A group exhibit by over 25 artists in partnership with Community Groundworks at Troy Gardens. Inspired by the beauty and ethic of gardens, the artists offer photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed-media.

38 Overture Galleries 
201 State St. • 258.4961 •
Overture Galleries will feature shows by Peter Esdaile and Trent Miller; Pat Hobaugh and Morgan Sims; and WI Handmade Tile Guild. Refreshments served in the Promenade Lounge.

39 Shoo 
109 State St. • 819.0304 •
David Schaefer creates highly textural canvases with intense color for dramatic effect. His work illustrates how light, reflection, and shadow can be interpreted.

40 Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery 
201 State St., Third Floor, Overture Center • 265.2500 •
Selected Visions: An Exhibition of Artwork by the 2010 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual and Media Arts Fellows. Gallery talk at 6:30 pm.


41 Bindley Collection Gallery 
6771 University Ave. • 831.7780 •
Sculpture and wearable arts/fine jewelry featuring 25 artists. Enjoy music and refreshments among paintings, original prints, and fine craft.

42 Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas 
636 S. Park St. • 441.8808 •
Meet some of Mexico’s finest artists via photos and stories. Work includes hammered copper, playful wood sculptures, handcrafted furniture, and wood tapestries. Refreshments will be served.

43 DeRicci Gallery—Edgewood College 
1000 Edgewood College Dr. • 663.2263 •
Mona Boulware Webb: Treasures from her Mystic Wayhouse Gallery and long unseen work from the Queen of Willy Street. Band. Cash Bar.

44 Douglas Art and Frame 
3238 University Ave. • 441.9948 
The best frame shop in Madison. Specializing in working with artists and collectors. Showing pieces by Dennis Nechvatal with a limited number of his signed posters.

45 Fine Earth Studio & Gallery 
2207 Regent St. • 441.3463 •
Pottery wheel demonstrations all evening. Pottery, jewelry, and more by 20 local artists. Enrolling adults and kids for pottery classes and summer art camp program.

46 Grace Chosy Gallery 
1825 Monroe St. • 255.1211 •
Tom Sargeant exhibits abstract acrylic canvas paintings. Sargeant’s paintings evoke the textures of time with suggestions of ancient/futuristic communications—visual puzzles to decipher.

47 Higher Fire Clay Studio 
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
Hanging Out: Laundry is about taking what is most intimate and putting it out on a line for everyone to view. An installation of ceramic laundry, shoes, and washday-themed tiles by Leora Saposnik.

48 Higher Fire—the Annex 
2134 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
Heap3, by Andrée Valley, includes brightly colored sculptures placed throughout the exhibition space with sound by Nathaniel Bartlett: solo marimba and three-dimensional, high-definition, computer-generated sound.

49 Janus Galleries 
2701 Monroe St. • 233.2222 •
Celebrate spring! New original paintings spanning three centuries. A wonderful inventory of landscapes, still lifes and figurative work, antique and contemporary.

50 La Bella Vita 
6666 University Ave. • 831.3303 •
Art, gifts, jewelry, mixed media, and glass from around the USA, plus global talent. 15% off on Gallery Night purchases with this brochure. Sip, nibble, shop from 5-9 pm.

51 Macha Teahouse + Gallery 
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 •
Group exhibition featuring the stunning brush paintings of the Chinese Fine Art Association and showcasing three painting styles known in China throughout the dynasties. Celebrating its ten-year anniversary. Reception 5-9 pm.

52 Meuer Art and Picture Frame Company 
8448 Old Sauk Rd. • 833.3337 •
Madison artist Mary Stegemann will exhibit landscape and still life oil paintings, along with nature and architectural photography by Erik Stegemann.

53 Milward Farrell Fine Art 
2701 Monroe St. • 238.6501 •
From traditional to abstract: new works by gallery artists include paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and art jewelry. Reception 6-9 pm.

54 Monroe Street Family Dental 
2702 Monroe St. • 204.0222 •
Madison’s green dental office showcases works featuring recycled and reappropriated media by artists Anastasiya Craig, Scott Lesh, and Carrie Scherpelz.

55 Monroe Street Framing 
1901 Monroe St. • 255.7330 •
Stop in and get to know your local custom frame shop with the national reputation. Museum-quality framing. Competitive pricing. Exceptional service.

56 Mound Street Yoga Center 
1342 Mound St. • 770.6469 •
Feng Shui maven Linda Mundt and virtuoso photographer Caroline Hoffman share their collaborative haiku project. Additionally, Efrat Livny displays her meticulously crafted talking stick assemblages.

57 Orchard Ridge Elementary at Good Shepherd Church
5701 Raymond Rd. • 204.4789 
Community Art Sale: A Benefit for Orchard Ridge Elementary. Community, student, and local art sale with on-site demonstrations. All proceeds support Orchard Ridge Elementary’s multicultural events. 3:30-7 pm

58 Quarry Arts Building 
715 Hill St. • 770.3729 •
Featuring a variety of local artistic talent! The Quarry Arts Building is the home of an eclectic group of independent wellness practitioners helping clients live a more full and healthy life.

59 Studio Jewelers 
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 •
Featured artist: Thomas Dailing of Stevens Point, WI. Enjoy culinary treats and refreshing beverages as Tom describes his breathtaking collection of award-winning jewelry.

60 The Bohemian Bauble 
404 W. Lakeside St. • 333.2646 •
Swing by this funky artist co-op featuring unique handmade wares by 11 local artists! Enjoy bevs, apps, convo with artists, and 10% off any purchase!

61 The Century House 
3029 University Ave. • 233.4488 •
Join us in welcoming art students from the UW who will be exhibiting original paintings, prints, handcrafted jewelry, and furniture in all three of our locations.

62 The Chakra House / Nutzy Mutz + Crazy Catz 
330 W. Lakeside St. • 237.6128 | 256.3647 • | 
Healing artwork of Bettina Madini, Cherie St. Cyr’s handmade quilts, and local animal photography and vintage dog prints—all in one location.

63 Tileart
1719 Monroe St. • 255.8453 •
Tileart will display a new portfolio of photographs showing recent architectural tile installations. Be inspired to restore, renovate, and refine, with tileart...great works of...tile.

64 unearthed 
2501 University Ave. • 441.1993 •
Vintage objects as character pieces for home and garden: English chimney pots, Japanese glass fishing floats, bistro folding chairs, bird baths, and more.

65 Westside Antiques Mall 
2300 Badger Ln. • 467.6466 •
We have 100s of original oil paintings, including prominent Wisconsin artists Bohrod, Morely Hicks, Pelican, and Lorenz. In addition, original Old Master prints, etchings, and botanical prints dating back to the 1600s.

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