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Historical Museum
Our Gallery is in the Langlade County Historical Museum.
Paintings, Photography, Sculptures and Carvings are featured.
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Langlade County's Historical Museum is also the home of the Deleglise Cabin, Langlade County's first homestead. AVA has selected the cabin as part of its logo to remind visitors we are part of, and located in the Museum.

AVA 2017 Ornament & Art Under the Tree People's Choice Award Winners
Peoples Choice winners
All the ballots have been counted from AVA's 2017 "Art Under the Tree" reception at the AVA Gallery in the Langlade County Historical Museum. In the ornament competition, the people's choice winner for best ornament is Camille Converse-Smith. Camille won for her entry labeled simply, "Ornament 10." Jim Martinsen's photograph "Last Leaf of Summer" received the people's choice award in the Art Under the Tree competition. Both winners will receive a check for $50 as well as a people's choice award ribbon. It goes without saying the wine donated by bbJacks was very much appreciated, as was the cheese provided by Sartori. AVA thanks everyone who attended the reception and extends a special "Thank You" to everyone who voted. The ornaments will hang in the museum until after the holidays. While several ornaments sold at the reception, Camille's "Ornament 10" is still available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go to the Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary to assist in the purchase of a portable EKG unit for the Birnamwood Clinic. Both ornaments and artwork are still available. They make very unique one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. Museum hours are Thursday - Saturday 10am to 4 pm.
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You are invited
to join
the AVA Artist Guild

Anyone interested in joining the AVA Artist Guild should stop by the AVA Gallery at the Langlade County Historical Museum, 404 Superior St. Antigo and pick-up an application form. Forms can also be downloaded here.

Or, contact: Jim Martinsen, 715-623-6799, or Karen Aulik-Now, 715-219-0612. All area artists are welcome to join the AVA Artist Guild. AVA Gallery exhibits are only open to Guild members, but judged shows will be open to everyone.

Judged shows will offer cash awards, so artists will have an opportunity to earn back their show fees and more. Some judged shows will also include an art raffle and/or a people's choice award.

The Antigo Artist Guild offers, not only AVA artists, but all area artists several benefits. It . . .

    Provides identity (AVA  is a guild of visual artists)
    Provides a learning experience for artists at all levels
    Allows judged shows
    Provides funds for show awards
    Provides funds for meeting speakers, and workshops

Dues are $25 annually.
AVA is looking for AVA Artist Guild members who would like to serve on the AVA Board of Directors. The board meets approximately once a month over the noon hour at the Langlade County Historical Museum. The board currently consists of Joe Hermolin, recording secretary, AVA Treasurer Barbara Arnold, Craig Pilecky, Rosemary Bauknecht, Karen Aulik-Now and Jim Martinsen. If you are interested you can contact any board member or email Jim Martinsen: ava@antigovisualarts.org

Our mission is simple . . .
"We envision an arts-based community partnership in which every citizen has opportunities to explore, experience, and develop an appreciation for the visual arts in order to maximize their potential."

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