Works by a pair of Wisconsin artists are being featured as part of the 2015-16 series at Lakeland College’s Bradley Gallery.
Selected works by prolific artists and teachers Lori Beringer and Dale Knaak are being displayed through February 19. Admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public. The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the college is in session.
Beringer, a Wisconsin native, is known for her landscapes, still-lifes and portraits that capture a joyous celebration and a deep reverence for each day.
Recently, she was awarded the Portraiture Honorable Mention in the 22nd Juried National Oil Painters of America Exhibition. She won the bronze medal at the Eastern Regional OPA Exhibition, has competed in many plein air competitions and won numerous awards, including the Sandra McCutchen Pape Award.
Beringer was included in the Charles Allis Museum Exhibition, "Seeing the Light," an exhibit featuring Wisconsin plein air artists. She is a BoldBrush third-place winner competing internationally.
In addition to painting full time, Beringer has taught studio and plein air classes in Door County for several years. She is also an instructor at The Academy of Fine Art in Denmark, Wis., and she teaches ongoing open studio classes at The Plymouth Arts Center in Plymouth, Wis., along with other various workshops.
Learn more at her website: loriberinger.com.
Knaak, a native of Sheboygan, moved to Milwaukee after high school to study art. He lived in Milwaukee for 10 years, where he received the basis of his art training. After obtaining a degree in commercial art, he went on to study painting and drawing for five years with the late James Prohl of Atelier Prohl.
He has held a variety of industry-related positions over the years, including art director at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, illustrator at JK Art Directions Art Studio in Milwaukee and DuFour Advertising in Sheboygan and a mural painter for Interior Systems, Inc., in Fond du Lac.
Currently, he maintains a full-time fine art studio in the EBKO Artworks Building in Sheboygan. He divides his time between fine art drawing and painting, commissioned art and commercial mural projects.
Knaak has work at the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and in collections for the American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Bank First National, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, Johnsonville Sausage World Headquarters, Blue Harbor Resort and Hotel, McDonald’s Corporation, Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, J Gumbo Restaurants, Coca Cola, Sheboygan Chevrolet and private collections.
His work has also been featured in dozens of solo and multi-person exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
Learn more at his website: knaakpaintings.com.