Meet Frank Juarez

Hello! I’m Frank Juarez. I am a gallery director, art educator, artist, author, presenter, and arts advocate living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.


Photo by Lois Bielefeld

I bring over a decade 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 me in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.

 

I am actively involved in the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. I have served on the following arts organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. I am the founder of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, I opened the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and has relocated to Milwaukee. I have presented at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on Professional Practices for Artists: Business of Art. I am the founder of four projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios , 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Artdose Art Guide, and FRANK & CO WI art e-newsletter. In 2015, I was awarded the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, I was awarded the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year and co-founded the Randall Frank Contemporary Art Collection Artist Grant Program. In 2018, I have been 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, I have been awarded the 2019 National Secondary Art Educator Award.

I am the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School , contributing editor of SchoolArts Magazine, and gallery director of the Frank Juarez Gallery.

Connect with me on Instagram.


NEWS

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.

 




PRESS

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / TAP

April 23, 2017

With new gallery, Frank Juarez extends role as artistic advocate by Rafael Francisco Salas [link]


Shepherd Express

April 12, 2017

Frank Juarez Gallery Opens Gallery in Third Ward by Kat Kneevers [link]

3 thoughts on “Meet Frank Juarez

  1. Frank,

    Great work on this blog. You are so passionate about the arts it is quite impressive and inspirational. I also think that our writing style is clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing your passion with me and the rest of the art community. I can’t wait to meet you once you are in Chicago.

    Arno

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