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Artists in the Garden

August 1st, 2016

Artists in the Garden

Earlier this year we were all very pleased that Milwaukee County Parks and the League of Milwaukee Artists have joined forces and are hosting the second annual Artists In the Garden, a Plein Air event and fine art fair to benefit the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The Martini Girls will be painting "en plein air" at this wonderful event, which includes food, beverages, music and children's events.

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Our latest news

July 28th, 2016

Our latest news

The latest news from the Martini Girls: Marcia Hochstetter is enjoying the Northwoods at her house up in Winchester. I recently visited Marcia and her husband, Jim, with Wendy Larkin Sostock, and we had a blast painting together.
Debbie Callahan just got back from her condo in Door County.
We are now making final tweaks to our curated show, #AllMixedUp, which opens with an Artists Reception on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Art*Bar, 722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee,WI, 53212. Everyone is welcome!

Summer in the City

June 6th, 2016

Summer in the City

The summer hit this year on Memorial Day Weekend, like it does every year, but this year we actually had excellent weather! So why aren't my window boxes planted yet? And why doesn't the water feature have any water in it? Well, I've been busy--creating, participating, and enjoying! I spent last Friday evening exhibiting down at the Magnet Factory in Bay View as part of Bay View Gallery Night, We had a blast, but on Saturday, those poor helpless plants in their nursery pots sure needed a drink. Anyway, I guess the message here is finish the time sensitive tasks first, then proceed to the next thing.

Speaking of next things, The Martini Girls are busy planning their next exhibition at The Art*Bar, called #AllMixedUp. We have invited a group of artist friends to each create a unique mixed media piece of art to show, with the opening reception being held on September 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00. Attendance to the opening is a time sensitive task, so be sure to put it on your calendar as such!

Marcia Hero

Summer in the City

June 6th, 2016

Summer in the City

The summer hit this year on Memorial Day Weekend, like it does every year, but this year we actually had excellent weather! So why aren't my window boxes planted yet? And why doesn't the water feature have any water in it? Well, I've been busy--creating, participating, and enjoying! I spent last Friday evening exhibiting down at the Magnet Factory in Bay View as part of Bay View Gallery Night, We had a blast, but on Saturday, those poor helpless plants in their nursery pots sure needed a drink. Anyway, I guess the message here is finish the time sensitive tasks first, then proceed to the next thing.

Speaking of next things, The Martini Girls are busy planning their next exhibition at The Art*Bar, called #AllMixedUp. We have invited a group of artist friends to each create a unique mixed media piece of art to show, with the opening reception being held on September 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00. Attendance to the opening is a time sensitive task, so be sure to put it on your calendar as such!

Marcia Hero

Another Art Journal Wednesday

April 27th, 2016

Another Art Journal Wednesday

I just love art journaling, and creating art journals from just about anything--watercolor paper, gelli prints, old books, cereal boxes, facial tissue boxes, and junk mail. I am pretty passionate about it, so much so, that the Martini Girls, Marcia Hochstetter, Debbie Callahan, and I started an "Art Journal Wednesday" club at The Martini Girls Gallery at 6909 W, North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI. We meet most Wednesday evenings to doodle, paint, collage, stencil, stamp, and do whatever we want to in our art journals, or just work on other art projects. Needless to say, we really enjoy getting together. The sessions are inspiring and motivating.

Happy Arting!!!

Art Journal and Open Studio

March 24th, 2016

The Martini Girls have been enjoying creating art with our friends. The Wednesday Journal club and Saturday Open studio has been going very well. Good art, good friends

Beautiful Weather

March 9th, 2016

Beautiful weather to get out and walk, enjoy nature, and paint. Enjoy!

Sketch Group

February 5th, 2016

M1 and M2 sketched at The Corner Bakery with friends from the Milwaukee Sketch Club. Good food, good company

Very dreary today

January 24th, 2016

Very dreary outside today here in Wauwatosa. Can't wait to get back outside painting. I am too wimpy to go out when it is cold.

Despite the Frigid Temps

January 13th, 2016

Despite the Frigid Temps

Well, the temperatures here in Milwaukee have definitely gone South with wind chills in the minus double digits. Despite the frigid temps, The Martini Girls will persevere with Art Journal Wednesday this evening at the gallery!

What is an Art Journal? It is a workbook, meant to be experimented in and marked up. No perfect pages. Just artistic freedom and adventure - Julie Fei Fan Balzer.

 

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