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Dave Tilton • 100 Artists of the Midwest Book Release

[Originally written summer 2012]

We are excited to announce that 100 Artists of the Midwest by E. Ashley Rooney has just been released and is now available through Amazon.comBarnes and Noble and directly from the publisher Schiffer Books (free shipping).

Dave’s work is featured on pages 202-203.

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100 Artists of the Midwest, (2012) by E. Ashley Rooney. Dave Tilton pp 202-203.

Book Description from Schiffer

This expansive book takes a fresh look at 100 living artists from the Midwest, their personal stories and inspirations, along with several examples of their works. A wealth of urban settings, wide plains, flourishing cities, rushing rivers, and placid lakes are source material and inspiration for the artists. These works show how each artist interprets life. They explore the richness of the homegrown imagery of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – their culture, society, and environment. They are delineating our stories for future generations in oil, pastels, sculpture, and other media. Their works are displayed in over 600 full color images. This book is essential for all who appreciate or practice art today.

Other artists in the book whose work you may be familiar with includes: Michael Banning, Stephanie Barencz, Rodger Bechtold, Mary Bero, Mark Brautigam, Sheryl Budnik, Mark Chatterley, Yueh-Mei Cheng, Terrance James Coffman, Leslie DeMuth, Joel Elgin, Patrick Farrell, Raymond Gloeckler, Martha Hayden, Mike Kelly, Helen Klebesadel, Cathy Martin, Lon Michels, John Mominee, Francisco X. Mora, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Timothy M. O’Neill, Bill Reid, Jim Rose, Jan Serr, Sharon Stelter, Fred Stonehouse, Tom Uttech, Jeremy Wolf, & Janica Yoder.

Where to See Dave’s Artwork

Dave’s work can be seen at two wonderful Wisconsin galleries:  Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison and Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries is open 10-5 daily through the end of October.  If you visit the peninsula this year, be sure to allow time to stop by this beautiful gallery and sculpture garden.

Grace Chosy Gallery is open 11-5 Tuesday through Saturday.  Dave’s solo show at Grace Chosy runs from September 7 through 29.  If you’re in Madison, we hope to see you at the artist reception on Friday, September 7 from 6-8 pm.

Dave Tilton | Welcome Home, Winter 2012

[Originally written mid-February 2012]

Halfway through February already – although the weather has been mild, it’s been a busy start to 2012.

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Winter Lake Day (25" x 40") © Dave Tilton

Winter Lake Day featured this month

“Winter Lake Day” (25″ x 40″) graces the month of February in Welcome Home, the 2012 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Art Calendar. If you haven’t picked up a calendar yet, please consider doing so either downtown at the Commission’s office in the City-County building, at the municipal offices of cities, towns, and village throughout the county, or at a number of local sales partners.  There’s still ten more months to enjoy the beautiful artwork of Dane County artists, including our friend Kay Brathol-Hostvet’s “Distant” in March.

In its thirteen 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.  See the Commission’s website: Dane Arts for more information.

Book Release Date Set

Dave is happy to be among the artists chosen for the book, 100 Artists of the Midwest.  Published by Schiffer Books, it’s set for release in May and already available for pre-order on Amazon.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries

We are excited to announce that Dave’s artwork will be shown this season at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, one of Door County’s favorite seasonal destinations for art lovers.  Set on an 80 acre orchard and housed in a restored barn, the gallery has been known since 1969 for its exhibitions exploring a wide range of media.  We’re looking forward to showing work in this beautiful location just south of Fish Creek at Peninsula Players Road.  Gallery opens for the season May 5 from 10am to 5pm daily.

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Cloud Cover I (31" x 38") © Dave Tilton

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Water Falls I (38" x 72") © Dave Tilton

September Show at Grace Chosy Gallery

We’re also excited to announce that Dave will have a show of new work this September at Grace Chosy Gallery on Monroe Street in Madison.  The gallery always has a few of Dave’s works on hand, so stop by anytime.

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Yellow Cloud (74" x 55") © Dave Tilton

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