Joie de vivre, mischief, transformation and innovation…

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…that’s what this painting is really about.

Oil painting detail of face of terrier with big stick in mouth

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In Dog Years, exhibit opens tonight!

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panoramic view of gallery featuring 8ft goat, 6ft chicen and various paintings and relief prints

‘In Dog Years’ at Artisan Gallery through December 2014

Finally, a return to painting with this solo show opening tonight! ( Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5-9 pm, Artisan Gallery, Paoli)

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Upcoming shows: Food & Salvage (what a combination!)

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red shiny cabinet decoupaged with pieces of Dog & Pony Show woodcut broadside by S.V. Medaris

Dog & Pony Show Cabinet • 14in x 7in x 4in • Salvaged materials: cabinet, thrift shop t-shirts

Opening Reception at Artisan Gallery this Friday night, April 11, 5-9pm (for multiple shows!)

Here’s the skinny on the 2 separate shows (actually, there’s 3 shows; I have work in 2 of them) at Artisan Gallery….

Artisan Gallery • 6858 Paoli Road, Paoli, Wisconsin 53508 • 608-845-6600

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Dog & Pony Show ‘split run’ broadside available at shop

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Tri-color rainbow run paper with block-printed black design of bulldog riding atop a circus horse, both wearing circus collars. by S.V. Medaris

This commemorative broadside for The Dog & Pony Show is now available at the Market Weight Press Shop. The exihibit was held at Artisan Gallery in Paoli, 2014.

This is a linocut block (the black-inked image you see here) printed on top of a “split run” or “rainbow roll” print on paper. 100% cotton, 300gm, high quality paper measures 11-1/4in x 25in.

That’s Rosie, the English Bulldog (I met her when we took our hogs in to Avon Locker in Darlington), mellow as usual, resting atop a circus pony. The cat in the fez is the critic, who obviously doesn’t think much of the show (nor wearing hats). Dexter is below, advertising the event—any excuse to run around with a precious stick in his mouth.

See detailed close-ups of the print and purchasing information at the Market Weight Press Shop.

Dog & Pony Show opens tonight!

detail of dog from 'Dog and Pony Show' broadside

Opening Reception Tonight:
Jan. 10, 2014, 5-9pm

Here’s the info:
JAN 10 – FEB 23, 2014: The Dog & Pony show
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This Friday Gallery Night, Madison Craft Beer Week….

Taliesin Goose, reduction woodcut on cutout wooden shape by S.V. Medaris

4ft long goose! Reduction woodcut adhered to plywood form.

This Friday, May 3 in downtown Madison, it’s Gallery Night! As part of the Taliesin show at Overture Gallery I, I’ve got 2 pieces dealing with Taliesin geese. Reception is from 6-8pm. It should be a grand event, as the whole downtown is alive with gallery-hoppers, receptions, and lots of great art!! Oh, and also this Friday is the start of the 3rd Annual Madison Craft Beer Week in Madison. Get there early for parking. I’m just sayin’….

Also, Paoli’s Artisan Gallery shows are up and I think, pretty terrific. The one in the front end of the gallery is Flora and Fauna. I’ve got the new 48in goose print (reduction print–see it here) showing (over to the left on a bright blue wall that matches the blue sky in the goose painting(!), and a cutout woodcut pig.

Then, back in The Cooler (also at Artisan Gallery), it’s the Habitat ReStore Salvage Art Show and Benefit, April 10-June 2 Check out all the salvage art made by local artists. My favorites: Michael Roberts’ Hammera (a figure made out of piano hammers, from an entire piano that Michael purchased at a thrift shop), and Fish Spoon #2 by Linda Kelen (a cold-forged, chased/repoussed white bronze spoon). I’ve got 3 small wooden cutout figures–woodcut or linocuts. See all the work that’s currently showing at the online ReStore Salvage Art show April 19th – June 2nd