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Across lakes and seas, the Floating on Waves Exhibition celebrates the 16 year friendship of 16 artists from Wisconsin and Japan.
39 backers pledged $3,811 to help bring this project to life.

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Who we are

We are a dynamic group of five women and one guy — all hardworking Wisconsin artist/teachers who have built a friendship with artists in Japan over the past 15 years.

L to R: Katherine Steichen Rosing, Pat FIlzen, Rita Yanny, Tori Tasch, Bonnie de Arteaga and Lee Mothes.

Our long artful history together leaps forward with an exciting new collaborative exhibit, “Floating on Waves” to be held at the Artist’s Showcase at Promega BioTechnology Center, Madison, WI June 14 to September 13, 2016.

Promega has sponsored the artist's showcase since 1996 as part of the company's commitment to creativity and innovation in the arts, cultures and sciences.

Past shows by these Japanese and Wisconsin artists include enormous pastel drawings celebrating the earth, an installation of felted fiber globes mystically suspended from the ceiling, image transfer artists books depicting urban destruction, twenty foot high paintings created to the music of accordion players before a live audience in Tokyo.

If these past works are any precedent, the 2016 “Floating on Waves” exhibition at Promega will be an intriguing show.

As a Backer . . .

As a backer, you will help us produce a complete catalog and video documentation of the exchange including videos of the artists at work in their studio and help provide hospitality to our visitors who will stay in our homes for the first week of the show. More importantly, you will be nurturing young unfolding friendships between emerging artists from Japan and Wisconsin who will be invited to participate in the exchange with their established mentors. You will be making an investment in the future of the visual arts in Wisconsin and Japan.

See images of our rewards below:

For any donation of $5 or more, we will thank you with your name in the color catalog of the exhibit featuring art by 16 artists. 

With a donation of $10 or more, you will receive downloadable PDF of the official exhibition catalog, with your name included on the acknowlegements page

For $15 you will receive a printed copy of the official exhibition catalog shipped to you, with your name included on the acknowledgements page

For $35 we will ship you a printed copy of the official exhibition catalog plus a DVD featuring demonstrations by Japanese and Wisconsin artists along with additional images of the entire project.

For $35 you get a copy of the official exhibition catalog signed by the participating artists plus a DVD featuring demonstrations by Japanese and Wisconsin artists along with additional images of the entire project.

For $75 or more, you can choose an original woodcut print by Bonnie de Arteaga framed to 8x8 inches.

"Glimpses" series #2
"Glimpses" series #2

For #140 or more you can choose one of three hand-felted stuffed cats by Pat Filzen.

Cat #1
Cat #1
Cat #2
Cat #2
Cat #3
Cat #3

 For $150 or more you can book an art party with Rita Yanny.

Also for $150 or more, Tori Tasch will produce a paper-making party.

 For $200 or more Katherine Steichen Rosing will send you her "Autumn Glow, Encircling Golden Vines" original watercolor on handmade Japanese paper.

Autumn Glow
Autumn Glow

 At the $350 or more level, Katherine Steichen Rosing will send you her original acrylic painting on handmade Japanese paper titled, "Birch".

Birch
Birch

At the $500 level you can be rewarded with this original graphite drawing, "Storm Surf", by Lee Mothes.

Storm Surf: Oregon Coast
Storm Surf: Oregon Coast

Thanks in advance for your support of our project

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We may not be able to fulfill rewards by projected deadlines. Finished catalog and DVD may vary slightly from descriptions here.

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    Glimpses #2
    Original woodcut print (Hand-colored, hand-pulled print 3 x 3 " on Japanese paper framed to 8 x 8 inches. Frame is brushed copper anodized metal. Artist: Bonnie de Arteaga

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    Handmade one piece felted cat. (These are heavily weighted freestanding hand embellished fiber sculptures, not pillows) Approx 20" tall. Artist: Pat Filzen

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    Children's art party.
    90 minute art party for up to 8 children includes supplies and customized art project taught by Rita Yanny (2 parties available / Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis areas only/ to be scheduled in July- November 2016)

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    papermaking party
    Artmaking fun with Tori Tasch, using locally sourced materials, including cornhusk papyrus. 90 min. 8 adults or children. Milwaukee/Madison area.

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    "Autumn Glow, Encircling Golden Vines"
    Original watercolor on handmade Japanese paper by Katherine Steichen Rosing, 81/2" by 61/4" unframed.

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    mixed media encaustic painting "Sostice Sunrise" by Bonnie de Arteaga. image 12x12 framed in black wood to 13x13.

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    "Birch"
    Original acrylic painting on handmade Japanese paper by Katherine Steichen-Rosing, 14" by 21/2", archivally framed to 20" by 8". Katherine was intrigued by this long narrow paper she found near Tokyo. It suited her fascination with natural patterns and colors on tree trunks.

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    "Storm Surf, Oregon Coast"
    An original graphite drawing by Lee Mothes. Pencil on rag paper framed in black anodized metal, 20" by 25" framed size.

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