PARDON FASHION SHOW sat. jan. 30th 7-10pm @ the RAW DEAL free!

Pardon Fashion Show, created and directed by Raine Nimmer and Lindsey Baker, will be held on January 30, 2010 @ 7pm at the Raw Deal in Menomonie, WI. It will be featuring regional fashion and industrial designers. They will be showing their wearable art work on the runway and later on the gallery floor of the Raw Deal. This is a great opportunity for friends to have a night out on the town while listening to DJ Dave Hannigan’s music and enjoying wearable art in fashion forward community. This event is FREE and open to all. Donations for Gallery 111 and future Pardon Fashion Shows will be gladly accepted. If you have any questions please contact Lindsey Baker by email at Bakerlin@my.uwstout.edu




Performances from Select Musicians

FRI. FEB 5th, 2010 7pm


CD includes music from local artist:

Ben Teagarden

Savannah Smith


The New Audrey

Michael Drabik

Kristen Korkowski

Hannah Schroeder

This event is FREE and open to all.

gallery 111 main st. e. menomonie, wi

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Leader Telegram Article

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Artists join forces in gallery in Menomonie

By: Pamela Powers

MENOMONIE - While volunteering at River Heights School, UW-Stout art major Hannah Schroeder admired the beauty in the children's artwork.

Then she saw a storefront at 111 Main St. E. and realized the space could be a gallery, a place where anyone could display and sell their creative works.

She started talking with college friends, her father and a professor and realized she could help start a cooperative gallery.

Schroeder, seven other UW-Stout students and two community members are board members of Gallery 111, which is named after the store's address.

"It's an art gallery we co-own," Schroeder, 21, said. "We can all show our art in it."

The gallery will have its grand opening Jan. 11. Art from everybody who volunteered to paint the gallery and founding members will be shown. Regular gallery business hours have not yet been determined.

As owners, when they sell their art, they keep 100 percent of the profits.

Others can join the cooperative as sustainable artists. For level one, which costs $5 a month, artists keep 60 percent of the profits of personal sales. At level 2, for $8 a month, artists keep 70 percent. Level 3 sustainable artists pay $20 a month and keep 90 percent.

Other artists can negotiate a fee, and the co-op will keep 50 percent of the profits of personal sales, Schroeder said.

The money kept by the cooperative goes to cover costs of keeping the gallery open, Schroeder said. This includes lights, heat, insurance and maintenance.

"Every month the art is going to be fresh," said Schroeder, of Roseville, Minn. "We open our doors to art of any medium."

The gallery will feature plays, poetry readings, independent films, sculptures, paintings, mixed media and fashion shows.

Two or three times a year, the co-op will host a salon show. Artists can hang their art on the wall, filling the gallery, and then the co-op board will pick whose work they wish to feature.

Schroeder said the galleries at UW-Stout don't feature many opportunities for students to show their work.

Gallery 111 also gives community artists a space for their work, said Anthone Hendrickson, 24, a UW-Stout art studio major and a board member.

"Community members, even if they are not so-called artists, may not know how to approach a gallery for an exhibition," Hendrickson said.

Fundraising is being done to help with costs. Earlier this month a dance was held at Acoustic Cafe to pay to replace the floor.

The group is selling recordings from local musicians called "East of the River" for $5 plus shipping and handling to raise money.

Operating a gallery is one of Schroeder's career goals.

"I want to curate shows for a living," she said. "I want to own a gallery or cafe or another venue."

Powers can be reached at 715-556-9018 or pamela.powers@ecpc.com.

WQOW Eau Claire News Press release on Opening

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New art gallery opening in Menomonie

Menomonie (Press Release) - University of Wisconsin-Stout student Hannah Schroeder has recruited fellow art students and local artists to join her in launching Menomonie's newest art gallery.

The cooperative art gallery, Gallery 111, has its grand opening from 7-10 p.m., tonight, Jan. 11, at 111 East Main Street.

According to the gallery founders, the grand opening date was selected because of the relationship between the gallery's name, its address and the numerals of today's date (1/11/10).

The cooperative gallery will display and sell a variety of works from student and community artists.

Daily ShakeDown - Volume One Article

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New Art Co-Op in Menomonie

A whole heck of a lot of artists around the Chippewa Valley spend time talking about arts co-ops. Unfortunately, I think, the majority of that talk ends up as wasted breath over a pitcher of Berghoff at the Joynt or whatever the Menomonie/Chippewa Falls counterpart might be. There are a handful of art co-op type organizations in existence right now (like Arts Coming Together, Tangled Up in Hue), and there have been honest-to-god attempts in the past (Destini Artworks, anyone?), but truly strong and active art co-ops seem to be at a premium around these parts. However, some artists in Menomonie hope to change that.

Eight UW-Stout art students and two townies are starting a new co-op art gallery in downtown Menomonie – looking to have local people display and sell their creative works. Gallery 111, named for the store’s address (111 Main Street E.), is slated to open January 11, but has been displaying items from Stout students since December 18. Art from the founding members – as well as those who helped with the renovation – will be shown at the opening. Soon, others can join the co-op, so if you’re interested in getting involved or following the progress of the gallery, check out its website:Gallery111Menomonie.com. And check out the blog.

East of the river article - Volume One Magazine

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"Menomonie goes East" By: Tyler Griggs

To help offset the costs of renovating and opening Menomonie's new art co-op Gallery 111, co-owner Hannah Schroeder met with local musicians to contribute songs for a CD which they could sell. The CD, East of the River, features songs donated by all-girl folk trio Feathe, former The New Science member Savannah Smith and the acoustic/electronica The New Audrey and more. See the full list here.

The CD is available for $5 and can be purchased at Gallery 111 (111 Main Street E., Menomonie) when it opens Jan. 11 or by e-mail request at gallery111.menomonie@gmail.com.

Look forward to a full article on Gallery 111 in Volume One's Jan. 28 issue.

OPEN / NEPO photos

photos taken by clark schroeder