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Gallery Night/Day Pop Up

July 2018 Gallery Night

We are happy to announce our MARNmember artist for the April Gallery Night/Day is Beth Stoddard.

I once thought there is little as daft as a landscape painter living in the city. But in recent years, with limited time to
drive out and paint surrounding rural areas, I found myself stealing a few hours to depict scenes closer to home.
Eventually I realized that in city parks is ample subject matter for the landscape painter. Motivated by values
aesthetic as well as civic, I now endeavor to paint all of Milwaukee County’s 158 parks and 11 parkways.
This project to paint the parks comes at an auspicious time, as Milwaukee County’s present Parks with Purpose
initiative undertakes the formation of significant long term plans. Priorities are being determined, and a future for
the County’s 15,325 acres of parkland hangs in the balance.
These small scale, peaceful oil paintings can hardly be called activist, but they’re certainly advocates. With the
words of the prophet Jeremiah in mind, through this series of Parkscapes I “seek the welfare of the city” in which I
have been placed, delighting in its wealth of green spaces. Cheerful clouds, meandering footpaths, leafy shade
trees, and serene lagoons depict the respite found in urban parks and nature preserves. Visible brushwork and a
modernist emphasis on shapes activate the restful imagery. These paintings are works of art responding to a
cultural, natural, and civic inheritance worth preserving.

Please feel free to check out her MARN profile page:



Do you want to show your art during Gallery Night & Day, Milwaukee’s premier two-day art event? Gain exposure for your art and engage Milwaukee’s art community by submitting to MARN’s Gallery Night/Day Pop-Up.

The Pop-Up will be at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network located in Material Studios + Gallery in the Marshall Building of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Visual artists, filmmakers, designers, writers, actors and dancers are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Only current MARNmembers Creator Class and above are allowed to submit work. Works must be made within the last two years. Artists must be present at MARN for Gallery Night. One visual artist and one performing artist will be selected per Gallery Night.

Artwork: All media accepted including performances. All works must be ready for installation and installed one week prior to Gallery Night. Works will remain up for approximately two months.
Requirements: Artists are responsible for providing all equipment necessary for the installation, display and performance of their work (please note there is a brick wall). Visual artists must be prepared to fill approx. 28 ft. of wall space total. Walls are broken down by the approximate dimensions: 65" length wall; 65" length wall; 130" length brick wall; 85" length by 48" height wall.

Deadline for October event: Fri, Sept. 14th @ Midnight

Submit the following materials to

  1. Title your email: Gallery Night Pop Up
  2. Contact Info
  3. Artist Bio or Statement
  4. Artist CV or Resume
  5. Up to three (3) jpeg images (limit size to 700KB) or a video link