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Historical Museum
Our Gallery is in the Langlade County Historical Museum.
Paintings, Photography, Sculptures and Carvings are featured.
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Langlade County's Historical Museum is also the home of the Deleglise Cabin, Langlade County's first homestead. AVA has selected the cabin as part of its logo to remind visitors we are part of, and located in the Museum.

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Cindy Martin, AVA's 2017 Starved for Spring show judge teaches art at the Anigo Middle School. She is also a member of the AVA Artist's Guild, and is on the LA Arts board of directors.

AVA is actively seeking area artists to participate in our 2017 Starved for Spring show. The show will hang in the AVA Gallery at the Langlade County Historical Museum, 404 Superior St., Antigo, April 13 - June 22. It will be AVA's second judged show.

    "The show is open to all area artists 15 and over," AVA Gallery Director Karen Aulik-Now said. "And, like last year, awards will be given for first, second and third places, as well as best of show. Honorable mentions may also be awarded at the discretion of the show judge."
    Cindy Martin has been selected to judge this show. Cindy is an artist and art instructor at the Antigo Middle School.  She has bachelor’s degrees in Art Education & interior design from UW-Stevens Point, and a master’s degree in education from Marian College. In addition to her AVA membership, she is on the LA Arts Board, and is a member of both the Transparent Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society.
    Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original art. The work can be: paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, wood carving, or monoprints. The show has no theme so just about any piece of art can be entered. All entries, however, must be original works of art, entirely the work of the entrant.
    There is a $10 entry fee for the first piece and a $5 fee for each additional piece. Show Entry Forms are currently available in the Gallery at the Museum. They can also be downloaded here.
    Entry forms must be completed by Wednesday March 22. The AVA Artist Guild, will be hosting a Mothers Day reception, Sunday, May 14 from 1 - 4 pm at the Museum. All artists are encouraged to participate.

Starved for Spring reception
AVA’s 2016 Holiday Show will remain in the Gallery until the Starved for Spring show, which will open Thursday, April 13. Sunday, May 14, a Mother's Day reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Those attending the Mother's Day reception will select the winner of the People's Choice award. The Starved for Spring show will hang until the AVA Summer show. Dates for the Summer show are yet to be determined.

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You are invited
to join
the AVA Artist Guild

Anyone interested in joining the AVA Artist Guild should stop by the AVA Gallery at the Langlade County Historical Museum, 404 Superior St. Antigo and pick-up an application form. Forms can also be downloaded here.

Or, contact: Jim Martinsen, 715-623-6799, or Karen Aulik-Now, 715-219-0612. All area artists are welcome to join the AVA Artist Guild. AVA Gallery exhibits are only open to Guild members, but judged shows will be open to everyone.

Judged shows will offer cash awards, so artists will have an opportunity to earn back their show fees and more. Some judged shows will also include an art raffle and/or a people's choice award.

The Antigo Artist Guild offers, not only AVA artists, but all area artists several benefits. It . . .

    Provides identity (AVA  is a guild of visual artists)
    Provides a learning experience for artists at all levels
    Allows judged shows
    Provides funds for show awards
    Provides funds for meeting speakers, and workshops

Dues are $25 annually.
AVA is looking for AVA Artist Guild members who would like to serve on the AVA Board of Directors. The board meets approximately once a month over the noon hour at the Langlade County Historical Museum. The board currently consists of Joe Hermolin, recording secretary, AVA Treasurer Barbara Arnold, Craig Pilecky, Rosemary Bauknecht, Karen Aulik-Now and Jim Martinsen. If you are interested you can contact any board member or email Jim Martinsen: ava@antigovisualarts.org

Our mission is simple . . .
"We envision an arts-based community partnership in which every citizen has opportunities to explore, experience, and develop an appreciation for the visual arts in order to maximize their potential."

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