Hello! I’m Frank Juarez. I am an award winning art educator, artist, author, presenter, arts advocate, and former gallery director.
Frank Juarez brings nineteen years of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Juarez is actively involved with the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. He has served as a board member on the following arts organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. He is the founder of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he opened the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and has relocated to Milwaukee. He has presented at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on Professional Practices for Artists: Business of Art. He is the founder of four projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios , 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Artdose Magazine, and FRANK & COMPANY art e-newsletter. In 2015, he was awarded the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, awarded the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year. In 2018, he was elected to serve on the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees and has been awarded the 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows Award. Recently, Juarez has been awarded the 2019 National Secondary Art Educator Award. Recently, he has joined the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Curatorial Committee.
2006 – co-owner of Barrow + Juarez Contemporary Art Gallery, Historic Third Ward (2006-2008).
2007 – founder of the Sheboygan Visual Artists
2011 – opened the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gallery closed December 2019.
2013 – publisher of Artdose Art Guide (now Artdose Magazine), President of the Wisconsin Art Education Association (term ended in 2015)
2014 – founder of The Midwest Artist Studios Project (2014-2016) and The 365 Artists 365 Days Project (2014-2015).
2015 – publisher of The FRANK & COMPANY (now Artdose Magazine) art e-newsletter, awarded the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year
2016 – awarded the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year, co-founded the Randall Frank Contemporary Art Collection Artist Grant Program
2018 – elected to serve on the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees, awarded the 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows
2019 – awarded the 2019 National Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
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September 22, 2020
In this episode, Sara Meyer, Promotions and Events Manager for Visual and Performing Arts at Carroll University, talks to Carroll alumnus Frank Juarez (’97) about his Carroll journey from pre-med to art, as well as some of his many post-grad achievements. His accomplishments include winning National Art Educator of the Year, founding Sheboygan Visual Artists, opening Frank Juarez Gallery, and Artdose Magazine.
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August 7, 2020
On July 17th, 2020 the following 14 local and national arts professionals came together to record a discussion on “The Role of the Traditional Gallery amid George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Protests. America, What Now?”
This video captures a panel discussion on the role of the traditional gallery in the world today as we address systemic issues of race and injustice in this country. The Alice Wilds is focused on promoting art and artists and we acknowledge the need to address these difficult topics and hope to stimulate constructive and sincere conversations for galleries, artists, and our patrons on what practicing anti-racism means in today’s society, and more specifically inside the art world.
This discussion was moderated by Tyanna Buie, artist and educator. Panelists & Contributors included the following gallery owners, curators, artists, and community arts advocates from Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, and New Mexico: Anais Duplan (Panelist), Jenie Gao (Panelist), Michelle Grabner (Panelist), Josh Hintz (Panelist), Frank Juarez (Panelist), Leah Kolb (Panelist), Lucy Mensah, PhD (Panelist), Polly Morris, PhD (Panelist), Maureen Ragalie (Panelist), John Riepenhoff (Panelist), John Sobczak (Panelist), Kylee Aragon Wallis (Panelist), and Deb Brehmer (Contributor), Simone DeSousa (Contributor )
An extra special thank you to feather ( @feather_chiaverini )
The podcast version is available on the following platforms:
Video and podcast courtesy of The Alice Wilds and Tyanna Buie.
March 12, 2020
Success Magazine, July/August 2020
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May 9, 2019
Art Advocate: Frank Juarez Impacts Students, Community Through Love of Art by Dave Dahmer, Madison365.com
“Personally, I feel like art has been my salvation, in a way,” says Frank Juarez. “Where I grew up in Milwaukee, there was a lot of crime and a lot of vandalism and a lot of gangs. So, focusing on my art was my way of avoiding that. Read more.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / TAP
April 23, 2017
With new gallery, Frank Juarez extends role as artistic advocate by Rafael Francisco Salas [link]
April 12, 2017
Frank Juarez Gallery Opens Gallery in Third Ward by Kat Kneevers [link]