Featured Madison Artists

Alaura Megan Seidl is Making Art and Making Change

Alaura Megan Seidl

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Alaura Megan Seidl is one fascinating and busy creator and community activist. Alaura is an artist, founder of ArtWrite Collective, and teaches at the University. She even found time to hike the Appalachian Trail.  Alaura has a lot to share, so let’s get right to it! I see that you are the founder of an intriguing cooperative called ArtWrite Collective. In one sentence, … Read More →

Josh Ciolkosz Photography

Josh Ciolkosz Photographer and Family

Josh Ciolkosz the type of guy you wouldn’t mind being trapped in an elevator with for several hours.  His sunny disposition and faith would buoy your spirits, stories and pictures of his family would make you smile, and he would probably give you half of his sandwich. Josh is a talented photographer who remembers CD clubs and what it’s like to shoot on film. Read more about Josh in our Q&A below and … Read More →

Jessica M. Pankratz

Jessica M. Pankratz

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Jessica M. Pankratz is one of The Artery’s new artists. I actually saw Jessica’s work for the first time at a solo exhibition at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. I was so impressed that I wanted to learn more about her and her unique style of art. Find out how Jessica gets her creative juices flowing, and more, right here. I read that you started as … Read More →

Deepa Sampath

Deepa Sampath

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Deepa Sampath adds beauty and color to the world with incredibly vibrant paintings. Deepa is quite versatile, working with a number of different mediums. Did you know you can paint with coffee powder? Deepa has done it, and find out what else this talented artist can do right here!   Do you generally look at an object when drawing or painting? I prefer looking … Read More →

Barb’s Fine Glass

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by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Barb’s Fine Glass turns ordinary items into extraordinary glass pieces. Barb uses an abundance of color and her pieces are playful. She is ready and willing to create your custom design(s). With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to have Barb create some unique gifts. Learn more about this artist right here. How did you become a glass artist … Read More →

Molly Bernier’s Whimsy House

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by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Are you a lover of all things vintage? Do you strive to find that one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or accessory? Then you need to check out Molly Bernier’s Whimsy House. Molly’s pieces are attractive, unique, and upcycled to boot. Whimsy never looked better, and find out how it all got started right here. Check out Whimsy House’s Artery shop! How did you become … Read More →

Exploring the Yellow Rose Gallery

Photography, Art, Ceramics, 3-D Objects

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery I had the pleasure of exploring the Yellow Rose Gallery for the first time, along with chatting up the owner, Miles Kristan. Aside from the impressive pieces of art on display, I’m really fond of the gallery’s layout. There are multiple rooms, so I felt like I was in an art “house.” The gallery is warm and inviting, and I look forward to checking … Read More →

Enrique Rueda Sculpts Sound

sound sculpture piece by Enrique Rueda

The space between art and music is filled by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery I was immediately intrigued when I discovered the artist I was going to interview creates sound sculptures. I wasn’t familiar with them other than what I had seen on The Artery’s website. I learned about Enrique Rueda’s passion for sound sculptures as I sat down with him in his studio. Enrique constructs striking wood sculptures … Read More →

Christy Grace Makes Her Mark on the Madison Art Scene

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by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery Christy Grace is a local artist who is also a member of The Artery and recent winner of RAW Madison’s Artist of the Year. She is extremely versatile, and I interviewed her to learn more about her work. Christy does it all including spray painting, acrylic, body art painting and face painting. Get to know this talent right here, and then check out … Read More →

Kerri Shannon

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Kerri Shannon of KShan Jewels is an artist and a lifelong student. She is continually improving her art skills, studying different techniques and mediums as well as becoming educated in the business side of the art world. Kerri is also a student of life. She learns from life’s most difficult lessons and moves forward with self-knowledge, resiliency, and an inspiring positive attitude. Kerri is a mother, a wife, a daughter, … Read More →