Imagine you’re spending a few days in Cedarburg. You’ve explored the quaint shops lining both sides of Washington Avenue that garnered rave reviews from Midwest Living. You’ve wiled away some hours in local museums, admired the limestone and cream city brick buildings that line the flower-bedecked city streets, and you’re wondering what to do next. You’re in luck. The Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC), just south of the Washington House Inn, is currently hosting a new exhibit – the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s only annual juried exhibit – which opened to the public on Saturday, Aug. 15.
The works of art on display throughout the Cultural Center have all been selected from local guild members’ work by jurors Annemarie Sawkins, an independent curator, art historian and author who hails from England, and professional jeweler Sarah Mann, president of the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, who studied in Florence and is known for her stunning sterling-silver creations.
You’ll also notice a number of paintings in the East Gallery by Mequon artist Deb Mortl, the winner of the Center’s 2014 “You Gotta Have Art” exhibit. Her paintings are all about color, and show off the rolling Midwestern landscape to perfection.
And, if you’re lucky enough to be around on Friday evening, Sept. 11, between 5pm and 8pm, be sure to stop by the Cultural Center for the official opening reception and awards ceremony. Meet some of the artists who will be happy to answer questions on their work, and hear from the jurors how they chose the winning pieces. The exhibit will reinforce the reputation this charming small town has earned over the years … Cedarburg – where art is a tradition!