Monday, November 20, 2017

First Guerrilla Art Show Announced, Friday Dec 12, 2017 6-9PM!

Studio Gallery 1311 will be hosting the first of what we hope will be many “Guerrilla Art Shows” Friday, December 1, 2017, 6-9PM. “Guerrilla” in this context refers to an impromptu event that is very loosely run and organized. Such events have their roots in the street art movement and are sometimes called “pop up” shows. Our version is a little different: artists are invited by a secret committee, the names are not published or publicized in advance. Artist are free to show whatever they like, subject to a few simple rules, in the medium/media the artist uses such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and mixed media to name a few. Artist are not even required to exhibit in true name, so there could be some real surprises! All of the artwork is hung by the invited artists an hour before the show opens and comes down at the end of the night. It is a one night only unique type of art event that you'll want to see for yourself.

Some reasons to attend:

Who and what is showing up for the show is a mystery. That alone is worth the price of admission (which is free BTW).

Some really cool art folks will be there talking about their work and art in general.

Some of the participating artists might choose to price a work well below market value in keeping with the impromptu and fun nature of the event.

It is a great chance to view and acquire a really recent or even experimental piece of artwork by some really talented local and regional artists.

So here’s the important stuff:

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: Opens to the public at 6PM, goes until 9PM or so
Admission: FREE
Location: 1311 Market Street, La Crosse WI 54601

On facebook @guerrillaartshow
Gallery page @SG1311

We look forward to seeing you there.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 Between the Bluffs Plein Air Reception/Sale September 22, 2017, 6pm to 9pm

Once again it is time for the annual Between The Bluffs Plein Air Show Reception and Sale.   This is the event of the year to buy quality local art by some of the finest artists in the region.   This year we have 28 artists who will be presenting their work made during the two weeks of the event.   All paintings are done outside on location (plein air style) and feature scenic views of the local La Crosse and surrounding areas.   Whether you are an advanced collector or someone just starting out collecting local art this is the show to attend.   The artists will be present at the reception to answer questions and discuss their work.   Free to attend.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stephie Butler Workshop, Filling Up Fast!

If interested, please contact gallery.   Space is limited and seats are filling fast!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Our Next Show: Joseph Schwarte and John Craig, Dec 2, 2016 - Feb 4, 2017

SG1311 is please to announce our last exhibition of the year, hand-crafted fine furniture by Joseph Schwarte and unique collage creations by John Craig.  Jospeh Schwarte returns to SG1311 with a few of his latest designs including some very special ‘Hooch Cabinets’ (just in time for the holiday season!) and some recent chair designs.  Schwarte’s work shows a strong arts and crafts influence combined with his own unique design ideas resulting in finished objects that are both beautiful and functional.   An SG1311 favorite, Joe’s latest work is something you do not want to miss!John Craig joins us for his first showing at SG1311 with a selection of his latest collage creations.   John’s work has appeared in numerous national and international publications and has even appeared on album covers such as the Smashing Pumpkins’ CD 'Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness’. His latest work is playful, thought provoking and guaranteed to leave you thinking about it.Please join on the evening of Friday, December 2, 2016, 6-9pm, for the opening reception.   Joe and John will be present to meet guests.  There will be another art event that evening at State Street Gallery so plan to make an art evening out of both shows.   The gallery will be open the following day, Saturday, Dec 3, 1-4pm.   The show will be on display through February 4, 2017.We look forward to seeing you again,SG1311

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Between The Bluffs Plein Air Festival Schedule

This coming weekend kicks off the 2016 Between the Bluffs Plein Air Festival.   Here is the schedule for events (be sure to check the official site for the latest information).

Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 Between The Bluffs Plein Air Painting Festival

Once again it's the end of the summer and time again for the annual Between the Bluffs Plein Painting Festival.  For the plein air painters out there that have yet to register, be sure to visit the event site and get your application in.   We are looking forward to yet another spectacular show and sale of works from the festival by some of the region's top artists.   Be sure to mark you calendar.

More about the event at the official event website