With more than 20 new artists, in addition to the 84 individuals already represented, owner Charlene Berg is concentrating on perfecting the exhibition space on three floors of Gallery Ten in Gills Rock by the official opening day, May 2.
This season, the traditional porcelain, oils, graphite renderings and watercolors are now matched with daring new creations in unusual media like wisteria vine, sea glass, Wyoming red granite, Black Hills shale, Montana quartz and red oyster dogwood. A diverse collection of fiber works – executed in waxed linen, cheesecloth, hog casein, snakeskin, horse hair, silk, Peruvian wool and yarns from Croatia, England, Switzerland, Italy, France, Uruguay, Wales and Spain – now grace the gallery walls, too.
A total of 11 individual artists will be featured in solo shows with the first of five individual artist receptions welcoming a mother and daughter duo on Saturday, May 23 (Memorial Day weekend). While not yet featured in solo shows, artists like Indiana potter Zach Medler and mixed-media sculptor Sherri Trial, among many others, bring a wonderful, fresh new look to the ever-changing and diverse collection on exhibit through the end of October. The Ninth Annual Gills Rock outdoor Artfest is scheduled for September 5 – 6, with artists at work all around the gallery grounds.
With more than 10 years in Gills Rock and 20 years representing artists, Charlene Berg reaches across the nation and around the world to bring unique and original works from all of the Midwestern states, as well as Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado and Hawaii. She also features pottery and jewelry from Ecuador and Guatemala.
Charlene’s Gallery Ten represents over 100 artists in a gallery collection that is contemporary, original and eclectic. GT Coffee, complements the gallery, serving espresso drinks and Door County cherry pie by-the-slice Thursday through Monday from 8 am – 5 pm. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 10 am – 5 pm at 12625 Hwy. 42 in Gills Rock, Wisconsin. For more information call 920.854.9907 or visit http://www.GalleryTen.com.