April 8 - June 2
Hanging Gardens, a new collection of watercolors, brings together two very different versions of Kovac's artistic relationship with natural places.
In the series A World Before Paisley large vertical format watercolors reveal an enchanted greenhouse world of dramatic shapes, bold color, and flat patterned space where the familiar is strange and the ordinary becomes exotic.
Dreams of Field, a suite of small square watercolors on clay board, are portals to expansive landscapes rippling with the shapes, contours and energy of organic growing things.
Thea Kovac is a Milwaukee-based visual artist, poet, and independent art educator who calls her artistic practice The Lost Playground Studio. She paints vivid watercolor and acrylic paintings for public consumption, writes poetry for herself, holds artist residencies in schools and businesses, teaches classes in private and public settings, and hosts Palette Parties for family and business celebrations.
Eddee Daniel, Photography
Alverno College Printmaking Students, A Story of Herbs & Spices
Gabriel Sanchez, Painting
Sharon Mergener, Painting
Dara Larson, Drawing
Jim Farrell, Mixed-media works
Dena Nord, Painting, Surprise, Restructure, Explore, Resolve
Adam Ithier, Pen & ink drawings
Jeff Redmon, Painting
Timothy Abler, Photography, A Salvatorian Monastery
We are currently accepting proposals for solo exhibitions.
There are three large walls (16', 12', and 19') with studs spaced every foot to hang your work. There are outlets available for video pieces. Numerous track lighting fixtures can light your pieces to your desire.
Each artist gets a two-month exhibition in our gallery. Toward the beginning of the exhibition Sabrosa hosts a special art opening event on a Monday evening called Sabrosa After Dark. The event features a meet-and-greet with the artist, a keynote speech by the artist, live music, a wine tasting, and small plates and cocktails served by Sabrosa's staff.
Proposals for shows in our gallery will include the following requirements:
Sabrosa takes a 15% commission for works sold during exhibition in our gallery. Any pieces sold during the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the conclusion of the exhibition, unless suitable arrangements can be made for substitute pieces. All work is displayed at your risk. While the probability of damage occurring is extremely unlikely, we do recommend that your pieces are insured, listing Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery as a rider on your policy.
Send an email with all of the proposal requirements listed above to Frank Sanchez at info /at/ sabrosa dot cafe with the subject ARTIST PROPOSAL: (Your Name). If you prefer to mail your proposal, our address is 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee WI 53207.