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New Look, New Features!

We are proud to announce that the Artery’s reconstruction is coming to a close. Below you will find a list of changes and features now available to vendors.

Update Notes:

  • All Previous vendors and most products have been imported. Once you login please go to The Vendor Dashboard and complete the store set-up process.
  • Vendors who complete their store set-up and have 10 products for sale by 10/10/19 will receive a 2sqft print credit at The Madison Print House
  • Vendors may now add an unlimited amount of products
  • The Website is now mobile friendly
  • Full self serve “Art Services” directory has been added.

 

New Features

Ajax Live Search

The Search bar will return results instantly as customers search for products.

Follow Store

Customers can now follow your stores and get updates when you post new products.

PDF Invoice

Invoices are automatically generated and are downloadable as pdf files.

Return and Warranty Request

Return and Warranty module that allows vendors to set their polices and manage any returns.

Vendor Review

Customers may now rate vendors. Stick out with high ratings!

 

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!

Deepa Sampath

 

Do you generally look at an object when drawing or painting?Deepa Sampath
I prefer looking at an object, especially when I sketch, because of the detailing. In the case of painting, like landscapes, I put them in my own way.

I read that you sketch or paint on just about any surface. Do you have a favorite? Is there a surface that is more challenging than others?
Yes, I love to paint on different surfaces. My favorites to paint on are wood, egg shell, and grip mats. The challenging surface is ‘egg shell,’ because it needs careful handling techniques starting with the cleaning procedures and then painting on them.

Deepa SampathYou use an excellent array of colors in your work. Have you ever done black and white?
So far, I haven’t tried painting with black and white, but I have an idea of doing it. I also do ‘coffee painting’, a technique I practiced using coffee powder. This type of painting has just the brown color.

Deepa SampathIf you could only choose one color, what would it be? What is the first word that comes to mind with that color?
If I had to choose one color, I would go for ‘green,’ which I feel is the most attractive among all colors. Thinking about the color green, the word that first comes to me is ‘leaf.’

What are your aspirations for the future?
I have exhibited my artworks in Megan’s Custom Framing store as a part of the MMoCA Gallery night for the past two years. In the future ­ I aspire to be featured in more art galleries displaying my unique style of paintings; look forward to being an art instructor, where I can inspire people who are really interested in learning new styles of painting; and planning to be part of future art fairs conducted across Wisconsin.

Deepa Sampath

 

Madison Art Hub

Madison Art Hubby Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

Madison Art Hub is a new space on the east side that is ready to welcome artists with open arms. In need of a place to create? They have you covered with 17 private studio rentals available. The Hub would also love to showcase your work. Want to learn more about what they can do for you? Look no further than right here, as Sher interviewed co-owner Jeff Gabriel.

What inspired you to open Madison Art Hub?
Ever since I was a teenager, my friends and I would drive past old warehouses and factories, and imagine using them as an art studio, gallery, coffee shop, or pretty much anything else for that matter. After meeting my wife several years ago, with her background in arts management, we decided it was time to do something productive with ourselves. As much as I love working on art, I know I don’t yet possess the skill to cut it as a full time artist, so erecting the Hub was our way of promoting our own development as artists and trying to help the rest of the art community.

Madison Art HubAre you and/or your wife artsy? Do either one of you have a favorite style of art?
My wife and I have always been interested in the arts; however, we both have very different styles and opinions on the matter with her being more sculptural, and myself more in tune with painting and photography. Rachael has a good eye for combining found objects and re-purposing them into something new and more interesting. I tend to focus on photography, working a lot in details and macro work.

What do you like to do outside of the art world?
Unfortunately, that implies we have any spare time. That said, when Rachael and I aren’t working, trying to organize things at the Hub, or running between other events, we actually spend most of our time at home with our two dogs.

Do you plan to host any community events?Madison Art Hub
We’ve already been putting on exhibits for artists in our gallery since our grand opening back in June. The Hub’s got several shows under its wing already, and I’m looking forward to more in the next year. Aside from that, we’ve been in contact with a few arts organizations (Project Famous for one) that have helped us hold a few workshops and events including a writer’s workshop and the “art jam” earlier this year. In the future, I’d like to start having our resident artists and myself put on classes, but I’ve been holding out this year until we can raise more awareness about the studio.

Madison Art HubWhat types of services are available to artists at Madison Art Hub, and do you charge a fee for these services?
Here at the Hub, we’ve been offering access to gallery space for artists, a communal workshop, and several individual studios. We have been charging varying fees for the spaces available, because sadly, the studio costs money to run and maintain. Additionally, there are some extra opportunities we’d like to provide in the future that we’re still working on, so I hope everyone stays posted by following our website and Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/madisonarthubstudios
http://www.madisonarthub.com/

Will the Hub be doing any exhibitions, and if so, is this service available solely to artists who live in Madison?
I plan to keep up on exhibitions as best as possible, although I expect we’ll take it a little more easy during the winter months, since turnout is always a trick with Wisconsin weather. Currently, we’ve been focused on artists in the general area, but it’s been more a matter of logistics. However, for gallerynight, we contacted Tyler Holman, an artist fresh out of Lakeland College near Sheboygan, to offer him a solo show. I have no reservations about allowing artists from outside of Madison to utilize our space, but the goal is to help promote local artists as best we can.

What kind of advice do you have for up and coming art peeps?Madison Art Hub

Although I’m far from the best person to take advice from, do not get discouraged. Whether you’re having a hard time finding receptive clients or positive feedback, do not let that slow you down in your passions. Art has so many facets to it and so many different kinds of people both working on it and backing it, that there will always be room for your work. I don’t mean to trail off, but an artist that showed with us earlier this year was very let down about the response he received to some of his pieces, and those same works ended up being the most popular in his show. So you never know what’s going to come around the corner, and you need to keep focusing and honing your skills.

In one sentence, tell Madisonians why they should check out Madison Art Hub.
Since the beginning, we have strived to help grow the art community, helping beginners and veterans become more connected to the art world, and we have every intention of doing everything in our power to continue promoting artists in their endeavors in the future.

 

Exploring the Yellow Rose Gallery

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

Yellow Rose Gallery

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 out one of their events. The first photo you see here is a beautiful tribute, and it will become clear why after reading the interview.

Yellow Rose Gallery's Tribute

A beautiful tribute to a friend.

When did the gallery open and what inspired you to do so?

It opened in March of 2014, and I had been wanting to open a gallery for a while for two reasons. One – it was an opportunity to help the many artists in town, and two – to honor my friend Jim (who passed away two years ago). There was an anti-war bus called the “Yellow Rose of Texas” that Jim drove across the country, which is where the name yellow rose comes from. So in a way, the gallery is to honor my friend Jim and the State of Texas.

Yellow Rose Gallery 2Do you host regular events here at the gallery?

Yes, at least one event each month. We have had as many as three events in a month.

Are you interested in a particular style of art from artists and do you have a personal favorite?

I’m a photographer, and photography is probably one of the easiest mediums to hang. The pieces are usually smaller and can be placed in different areas; however, I’m interested in having any type of medium here from prints to ceramics to 3-D objects.

I have to say that Ryan Robinson is one of my favorite artists to work with. He has done amazing things as an artist, and I’m really interested in what he is doing with Fat City Emporium.

Photography, Art, Ceramics, 3-D Objects

 How can artists get their work exhibited here and is there a fee involved?

Artists can apply at yellow.rose.gallery@gmail.com. The fee ranges from $25-50 depending on the size of the art work.

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Wheelhouse Studios: a Public Playground for Artists

by Sherry BonDurant, writer for The Artery

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There is an exciting new “playground” for artists called Wheelhouse Studios. The studios are located in the lower level of the newly renovated west wing at the Memorial Union.

wheelhouse studios MadisonI had the pleasure of attending a preview party, and the space is quite impressive. Wheelhouse is made up of three studios:

1)     A full ceramics studio for wheel throwing, hand building, sculpture, and more

2)     Art metals, stained glass, glass fusing, lampworking, and polymer clay jewelry

3)     Drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, laser cutter, and fabric arts

wheelhouse Studios Madison, WIArtists should be excited about the hours, because they will be open from noon-11pm seven days a week. UW-Madison students will have free access, and all others can purchase passes in the form of daily, weekly, monthly and annual (best value).

Daily: Union Members $4 / Non-members $5

Monthly: Union Members $15 / Non-members $25

Discounted annual passes will be available and sold at either the Wheelhouse Studios Store or online: Union Members $135 / Non-members $225

wheel6In addition, the studios will offer DIY projects, courses, drop-in events, workshops, group parties, instruction and private instruction.

I spoke with Jay Ekleberry, Director of Wheelhouse Studios, and he is very excited about sharing the facilities with the community. I asked him what he feels Wheelhouse Studios will add to the art scene – “A true art maker space with multiple media capabilities and a truly affordable open studio space.” His advice for up-and-coming artists? “From someone who is not a professional/selling artist himself, enjoy the process and don’t get hung up on the end product.”

Wheelhouse Studios opens their doors to the public on September 2, 2014; however, you can check out their website now at www.union.wisc.edu/wheelhouse. Think about all the possibilities….

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