The light may last longer in the summer, but the days still fly by.  We had a busy summer, but now, as crisp days and cooler nights are changing the hazy colors of summer to the vibrant colors of fall, we look forward to the opening of Color, a two-artist show in Wausau featuring Dave and painter Christine Alfery.

Preview Web Image of "Spilt Cherry Roadkill"

Dave Tilton, Spilt Cherry Road, ©2011

Color – Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau
Opening Reception Friday, September 30 from 5-7

Color (September 23 – November 5), a two-artist show at the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) opens this week in Wausau, Wisconsin. Featuring the work of Dave Tilton and Christine Alfery, the CVA Board of Directors and Friends of CVA sponsored this exhibit organized around the concept of color calling it “a complex gauge for energy, emotion, and expression.” Both artists will have nearly two dozen pieces on display in CVA’s beautiful gallery space at 427 N. Fourth St. on the ArtsBlock in downtown Wausau. Dave and Christine will speak briefly about their work at the artists reception held next week on Friday, September 30 from 5-7pm.

Color will also be on display during the CVA’s fall fundraising tradition: the Art of Wine. Held on Friday, October 8 from 6 to 9pm, over 40 wines rarely available in Wausau will be served with accompanying foods cooked up by the City Grill at Jefferson Street Inn.  Expect regional wines and food flavors from South America, Europe, California, Pacific Northwest, and Wisconsin. Tickets are $55 or 2 for $100 and include a collectible Warhol-inspired wine glass. Call 715-842-4545 for tickets.  Availability is limited.

So if you’re heading north for fall color, stop in and see color inside the gallery’s walls. Admission is free (except for the Art of Wine event). CVA is open Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Madison’s Fall Gallery Night – Carta StudioWorks will be Closed
Stop in at Grace Chosy Gallery instead on the SECOND Friday of the month – October 14 – from 5-9

With our focus on the Color exhibition in Wausau, Carta StudioWorks will be closed for Madison’s Fall Gallery Night.  A few of Dave’s pieces, including “Summer Lake” – recently returned from the American Landscapes exhibition in Maryland – will be at Grace Chosy Gallery (1825 Monroe Street).  We’re excited to be able to join the crowd ourselves out and about on October 14 from 5 to 9pm.

Winter Lake Day featured in Welcome Home, the 2012 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Art Calendar

Winter Lake Day” graces the month of February in Welcome Home, the 2012 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Art Calendar.  In its thirteenth edition, sales of the annual art calendar help support the Commission’s mission and programs to foster public participation, increase access, and forge alliances in support of arts, culture and local history. Alliant Energy provided generous support for the 2012 edition which is available for sale at the Commission’s office in the City-County Building in downtown Madison as well as from local sales partners located throughout Dane County.  “Winter Lake Day” (25″ x 40″) has been a popular work – only one print in the edition of 6 remains available for sale.  The same is true of another image also seen on the 2011 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Art Poster – only one print of “Winter Sky” (42″ x 42″) remains available. Please contact us or Grace Chosy Gallery if you’re interested in a purchase.

Works on Display

“Marsh II” is currently on display at the 64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition (September 9 – October 20).  Held at the Buchanan Center for the Arts (BCA) on the public square in Monmouth, IL, the show includes all media from artists living in about two dozen states and Canada. The BCA is open Tuesday – Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 10 to 2.

Web Image of "Marsh II"

Dave Tilton, Marsh II, (20 x 12.5 inches), Edition of 12, ©2010

Summer Lake” returned from Maryland this week after the conclusion of the American Landscapes exhibit at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis. View a virtual show: “Summer Lake” will be at the Grace Chosy Gallery on Monroe Street for Madison’s Fall Gallery Night on Friday, October 14 from 5 to 9.

The Art at the X exhibition at Xavier University Art Gallery in Cincinnati, OH is ending this week which means “Conversation I, II, & III” will be returning and available for viewing at Grace Chosy Gallery.

Of course, many pieces are on display at Color (September 23 – November 5) in Wausau, Wisconsin.

August in Door County inspires new works

You may remember that Dave gave a lecture and taught a workshop in early August at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI.  For those of you not familiar with Fish Creek – it’s a centrally located community on Door County’s northern peninsula.  Northern Door County, Wisconsin is a special treasure with harbors and bays of both Green Bay and Lake Michigan creating interesting vistas and intersections of land and water from many protected conservancy areas (including state and county parks) while inland natural meadows, wetlands, and woods co-exist with orderly farm fields and rows of cherry and apple trees in orchards.

Dave is currently creating new work inspired by our time there.  Here’s an early preview of “Spilt Cherry Road” (top) and “Maple Grove” (below).

Preview Web Image of "Maple Grove"

Dave Tilton, Maple Grove, ©2011

Studio and Gallery Visits

We’re always happy to have gurests so please let us know if you’ll be in Madison and want to schedule a studio visit as we’re only open by appointment. We still have some 2011 posters. Dave’s work is also at Grace Chosy Gallery on Monroe Street in Madison. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  If there is a particular piece of work you’d like to see – drop us an email: or contact Karin Ketarkus at the gallery ( We would be happy to arrange a time for you to stop by the studio or we can drop it off at Grace Chosy if that is more convenient.

Paula & Dave