A newsletter for artists of all genres, throughout Northeast Wisconsin

January, 2018


Artists Workshop

April 28, 2018

Presented by Frank Juarez, this workshop will teach artists 6 points to effective self promotion. Frank Juarez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, author, presenter, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He has presented at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on the Business of Art | Art of Business. More info coming soon.


Town Meeting

March 12, 2018

4:30 - 6:30

Appleton Public Library

Join NEWAA and the Wisconsin Arts Board for their Town Meeting at the public library in Appleton, Monday, March 12th.  Are you interested in discovering resources for your work that you never knew existed? Do you need more money to do your work? Together we can increase the amount of WAB grants that come to your region! Some resources lie in plain sight – it's only a matter of seeing them. Funding sources, barter opportunities, shared office models… find out where they are and how they work. FREE EVENT!

RSVP by March 9th to


Artist Spotlight Q&A

This month’s featured artist is Kristin Sterkenburg, click here for more.

Business Spotlight

This month’s feature is with Wildwood Film Festival. Click below for more.


Got something to say? Looking to connect with other creatives? Want to share and discuss a cool idea? We've now added #NEWAA #FORUMS to our Resource offerings. Consider this a virtual gathering place, meeting platform, or online medium where ideas and views on arts-related issues can be exchanged. This free community-wide service is a great place to post a call for artists, look for creative collaborators, solicit advice, connect with a mentor, etc. Check it out here!: http://newisconsinarts.org/forums.html

NEWAA Artists Forum

#NEWAA is focused on promoting and uplifting artists within our 18 county region. To enhance our efforts to help artists thrive, we have some exciting new opportunities in store! The NEWAA Marketplace, which will be launched at the end of February, provides NEWAA Premier Members the opportunity to present and sell art on our website. This online platform will reach art lovers and collectors across the globe. NEWAA will take care of all the logistics required to sell your art, from online sales to shipping. We will handle every aspect of the sales process to ensure a smooth and quality experience for both seller and buyer. Stay tuned as we get ready to unveil this exciting new online market... more details to come!

Great Things are Happening at NEWAA! NEWAA Launches New Jobs Board

NEWAA’s Job Board is a resource for artists and arts professionals to connect with creative organizations, nonprofits, museums, schools, performing arts companies, design agencies and arts-focused businesses. We post jobs and paid internships for Northeast Wisconsin. Click here to visit our Jobs Board.

NEWAA Presents

Mr. Thursday - Extended World Premier

Sneak Preview

Date: 3/24/2018

Start Time: 5:30-6:30 Cocktail hour

                    6:30-7:30 Presentation

                    7:30-8:30 Mingling, etc.

Cost: Members $10.00. Non-members $20.00 early bird. $25.00 at the door.

Location: Foxley’s Gallery (NEWAA Headquarters)  623 W College Ave, Appleton, WI

Event site:

Appleton-based actor/film producer (and NEWAA Member!) Dan Davies was recently recognized internationally as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the Golden MOVIE Awards Africa for his role in "A Trip to Jamaica." He's the first American to receive a Golden Movie Award for his role in the No. 1 money-maker in Nollywood history, a feat which will be listed in the 2018 Guiness World Record Book!

Dan spent part of the summer in Iowa, Illinois, and Florida shooting a psychological thriller called 'Mr. Thursday.' A few scenes were also shot in Appleton, Wisconsin. The film stars D.B. Sweeney (Memphis Belle, Eight Men Out, Spawn, Lonesome Dove, The Cutting Edge, Gardens of Stone) along with our own Dan Davies (Ed Gein: The Musical, Tempting Fate, The Runners).

Thanks to Dan's big heart for NEWAA and his home community, we have the honor and privilege of hosting an extended World Premier Sneak Preview of 'Mr. Thursday' (Spring date TBA) in our new HQ at Foxley's Gallery in Creative Appleton Downtown.

This LIMITED SEATING one night only ticketed event will include a 'Mr. Thursday' sneak preview and trailer, with behind-the-scenes stories about making the film, working with celebrity actors, production challenges, and more! Dan's entertaining presentation will include unique, informative, and funny stories about filming in Africa, Jamaica, and all over the U.S. Audience Q&A to follow.

Guests will also have the opportunity peruse our vast array of original fine art by over 30 NE Wisconsin artists. Craft beer, wine and a variety of hot & cold beverages and light refreshments will also be available for your enjoyment this special evening.

Stay tuned for event details as they unfold!

A few cool things to celebrate:

Our Open House Celebration was a great success, bringing hundreds of people through the doors at our new HQ/gallery at Foxley's and fabulous media attention. Sold art (to very happy customers!) included original oil paintings (one was purchased within 30 minutes of doors opening!), a sculpture, framed photography, prints, several painted ceramic pieces, wearable art, art cards, and more! We also brought in a bunch of new members that day.

Within just a couple of weeks of joining NEWAA, one of our artist members was found via our online directory and commissioned for a paid local project! (Reminder: if your listing form isn't fully filled out and received by us, you won't show up in our directory and people won't be able to find you!)

NEWAA Open House Celebration was a great success