Event Archive

Event Archive

Season Opener Celebration and Pop-Up Saturday

Season Opener Celebration and Pop-Up Saturday, May 20, 12-4pm at our Studio! After our Morven in May show in Princeton, like hungry horses running to the barn, we’ll be ready to dole out hugs, stories from the road and Romulus Craft will join in for a Pop-Up Show. If you are lucky enough to be near the St. Croix Pottery Tour, May 12-14…look for this award winning duo’s ceramics. We all pretend Door County is on the way home to their Vermont home and we are honored to host them once again during our Season Opener.  Michael Doerr’s impeccably crafted…

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Closing Reception at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar

Thursday, May 25, 5-7pm. Closing Reception at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek where work from our solo show at The Museum of Wisconsin Art has hung all winter. Read More

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Michael Doerr Woodworking Collaboration

Doerr Woodworking’s collaboration with Martinez Studio is a rare visual treat and a wonderful match between contemporary furniture and flatweave, a perfect blend of interior collaboration. Though Michael and his wife Bobbi have admired the Martinez’ work for years, it was a lucky coincidence that brought them together for their first joint venture in New York City for the Architectural Digest Show. Read More

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Smithsonian Craft Show

Smithsonian Craft Show

April 21-24, 2016
Washington D.C.

Our southwestern working retreat led to Wence’s latest “Canterita” stone inspired weavings and expanded Sandra’s symbolist weaving studies painted on up-cycled German book paper from 1877. New images on the weaving and painting pages. Read More

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Victory Lap at Smithsonian Craft Show!

April 27- May 1, 2017
Smithsonian Craft Show

We were delighted to be juried into our fifth consecutive Smithsonian Craft Show, April 27- May 1, 2017. The Smithsonian Bump truly gave us a springboard into national awareness of our work. Surrounded by such stellar artists, winning the Silver Award for Overall Excellence in the 2016 show was a complete surprise. The Gala Opening is a ticketed event supporting the mission of the Smithsonian on Wednesday, April 26, 5-9:30pm. More info on tickets will be up soon on the Smithsonian Craft Show site. Read More

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Morven in May, 2017

May 5-7, 2017
Princeton, NJ


We met so many lovely people there last year, we are looking forward to our second showing in Princeton! Read More

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Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar

Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Fish Creek reopens for dinner on weekends in January and February. We will be hanging Sandra’s latest large paintings from the MOWA show on those warm red walls along with Legacy Project weavings through May 2017. Read More

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Fremont Arts Center

Friday, January 6
Cañon City, Colorado
Fremont Arts Center

Members Event – Artist Talk and Pop-Up Show (4:30-6pm) followed by public Gallery Night opening 6-7pm. A selection of Legacy Project weavings will remain for a month. Read More

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Tubac Festival of the Arts

February 8-12
Tubac, AZ

Gallery H offers our Legacy Project apprentice weavings and will host an event for us during the annual Tubac Festival of the Arts. We will be in the area from January 11 through February 15 on an art making retreat. Read More

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Scottsdale

February 20-27, we will be based out of Scottsdale with travels to Palm Springs, Tucson, Phoenix and Sedona to touch base with museums and collectors of our work. Read More

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Ojo Caliente Retreat

February 28-March 28

Our second art making retreat near Ojo Caliente, NM an hour north of Santa Fe. Read More

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Artist Talk/ Pop-Up Show

Saturday, March 4, 3-5pm

The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, a vibrant hub for textile artists in the area welcomed us with open arms last year. We appreciate their hosting of our event and introducing us to the nearby Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. The power of standing in the midst of these sacred marks is as astounding as the effort to preserve and protect them. On our trip we will be looking for like minded weavers to expand our Legacy Project apprentice work and deepen our connection to the rich weaving heritage of the Southwest. Read More

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Extended Placement of Hawks Veil – MOWA

MOWA, the Museum of Wisconsin Art has extended the placement of Hawks Veil (our 9’x12’ tapestry) in their soaring atrium until mid-January after our 3 month exhibition closed November 14, 2016. This is the first time that work has been shown without at least a few inches sitting on the floor. Read More

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

Juego

Wence and Sandra Martinez: Woven Together Traditional Textiles Meet Modern Design August 6 – November 6, 2016 August 6, Saturday Opening Reception 2-5pm West Bend, WI Meet the Artists Thursday, October 20 | 5:00 Listen to this artistic duo share stories about their interconnected artwork. Enjoy a special bilingual tour of this stunning show thanks to a partnership with Casa Guadalupe Education Center. 5:00–6:00 Hands-on all-ages weaving project 5:30  Bilingual English and Spanish tour of Woven Together 6:30 Artist Talk Born in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca Mexico, a village famous for its woven rugs and tapestries, Wence learned the family textile trade as…

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2016 Holiday Art Crawl

2016 Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Saturday and Sunday, Nov 19 & 20, 10-4pm 23 Artists – 15 Sites Work from Sandra and Wence’s 3 month MOWA exhibition will be back in our studio for the Crawl. Instructions & printable Crawl map on sturgeonbaystudios.com Facebook: Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Win this Door Prize, a hand-crafted bread board by Michael Doerr. Preview Reception Friday, Nov 18, 5-7pm Popelka Trenchard Glass 64 S 2nd Ave Sturgeon Bay, WI Refreshments! Meet the artists!…

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

August 6 – November 6, 2016
MOWA
West Bend, WI

Wence and Sandra are nationally recognized artists who recently received the Silver Award for overall excellence in the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show, which is widely regarded as the most esteemed juried exhibition and sale of American fine craft. Read More

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Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar

October 2016 – May 2017
Fish Creek, Door County


We’ll return to hang all winter! Check back for party dates. We can’t get enough of the food, wine, camaraderie of our favorite watering hole….plus the work looks great on those red walls! Read More

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New Village Collection

The “Village Collection” is based on 14 of Sandra’s latest designs woven by the apprentices of machine spun, Oaxacan wool providing entry level pricing for new collectors. Whether used on the wall or the floor, the work brings warmth to a variety of interiors from urban lofts to cozy bungalows.

”Village Collection” designs are available in a variety of colors and sizes woven by the apprentices. Read More

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Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show

contemporary craft show

November 12-15, 2015
Our second year in a row


Wence and Sandra will appear at the 39th annual Philadelphia Museum Contemporary Craft Show, November 12-15, 2015. Read More

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Mr. Helsinki celebrates Martinez Studio: Legacy

Wence and Sandra Martinez will hang a rotating selection of their weavings and paintings at Mr. Helsinki, the notable, second story, Fish Creek wine bar and restaurant over the winter months. Read More

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Contemporary Flatweave Rooted in Legacy

Wence and Sandra Martinez at Latino Arts, Milwaukee.
Sept 11-Oct 14 2015. Show open Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm.

Wence and Sandra Martinez have been gathering a selection of important works from their collectors in preparation for a comprehensive survey show opening at Latino Arts in Milwaukee Sept 11-Oct 14, 2015. Most impressive of all is the Codice Nuttall, an 8’x5’6” tour de force weaving of Wence’s that has been accepted as a Promised Gift to the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL. Read More

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Sturgeon Bay-The Secret Treasures of Door County

Sturgeon Bay-The Secret Treasures of Door County Michael Doerr, will be on hand celebrating Doerr Woodworking’s inclusion in the recently published book, “Sturgeon Bay-The Secret Treasures of Door County” by Thomas Jordan. Fresh from our third consecutive (!) Smithsonian Show we will debut new weavings and paintings. With so much to be thankful for, light refreshments and big rounds of applause and much hugging …will be served. Come over and join us!…

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Christy Klug: Contemporary Grace Trunk Show/Reception

Christy Klug

Christy Klug’s works in vitreous enamel, silver and gold embody an earthy sumptuousness. A veteran of the best-of-the-best craft shows, (she won Best of Show at the November Smithsonian Craft to Wear Show), Christy travels extensively and shows at widely respected museum shops and galleries around the country. Read More

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Guest Artists Romulus Craft

May 14, Saturday 11-4pm
Our first Door county event is a reception for guest artists Romulus Craft. Intrepid Vermont ceramics artists, Ikuzi Teraki and Jeanne Bisson, stole our hearts when we first encountered their work. Smitten, we can’t wait to share it. Read More

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Smithsonian Craft Show

We are so proud to announce our 3rd consecutive year at the Smithsonian Craft Show, Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2015. Read More

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Morven in May

May 6-8
Princeton, NJ


A very select group of 36 craft artists and we are honored to have been invited to participate in our first one. Read More

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Pen Druid Brewing

Pem Druid Brewing

April 29-May 1
Sperryville, VA


Pen Druid Brewing: Wild, Spontaneous, Barrel-fermented, Farmhouse. Our weavings will swing from the rafters in the industrial brew house over a long weekend. Celebrating the Village Collection, bringing our work full circle into the next generation. Read More

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American Craft Council Baltimore Show

American Craft Council

Hot off the Santa Fe trail, (that was magical!), we headed back east for our second American Craft Council Baltimore Show. Last year was our first by special invitation and we are hooked. Booth 708, Retail Section, Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Read More

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Martinez Studio East Coast Tour Includes Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia

Wence and Sandra have been making the rounds at premiere craft shows around the country, and are excited to announce their participation two upcoming shows. They will present their new series “Juego,” along with many other works, at the Crafts America show in Washington, D.C., October 31-November 2 and the 38th annual Philadelphia Museum Contemporary Craft Show, November 6-9, 2014, where Martinez Studio was one of 195 exhibitors selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. Read More

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Kohler ARTspace and John Michael Kohler Art Center Exhibit Martinez Work

Next time you are driving I-43, stop in Sheboygan and see Wence and Sandra’s work, on display as part of the “Black, White With a Bit of Color” exhibit at Kohler ARTspace now through October 5. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is also showing one of Wence’s large tapestries. Read More

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Martinez Chicago Show at Green Home

Green Home Chicago founder Karen Kalmek is excited to introduce Chicago to Martinez Studio. “The aesthetic and quality of Wence and Sandra’s hand-made works are exceptional,” she says, “and they are a perfect fit with our specific vision.” Read More

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Martinez Studio Juried into Smithsonian Craft Show for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Martinez Studio was chosen as an exhibitor for the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show. “The honor of being chosen for back to back shows at the Smithsonian,” says Sandra, “is nothing less than a dream come true.” Read More

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Martinez Studio Debuts at Green Home Chicago Design Center

On September 5, 2014 from 5-9 pm, Wence and Sandra Martinez will make their Chicago debut at Green Home Chicago Design Center in the West Loop. Their vibrant, primitive, pattern-driven tapestries and works on paper will remain on display through October, with select works remaining throughout the winter. Read More

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Kohler ARTspace Features Martinez Paintings and Tapestries

Hawks Sunrise Artspace

From July 13-October 5, paintings and tapestries from Martinez Studio will be featured at Kohler ARTspace at the Shops at Woodlake, the satellite gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Wence and Sandra’s work will be part of a show titled “Black, White and a Bit of Color.” Read More

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20th Anniversary Party

Wow! Thank you for the amazing turnout of more than 400 people at our July Fiesta! Everywhere we turned there were hugs, appreciation and a huge show of support from our many collectors and cheerleaders. Our re-issued decal glasses flew out the door and from now on will be a staple at the gallery. Click here to see photos from the event. Read More

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Martinez Studio Featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Artistic creativity – and love – don’t understand the bounds of geography. Meet two artists, Sandra and Wence, who were drawn together across the miles between Chicago and Mexico by their art. And, learn how that passion led them to an artistic – and romantic – relationship in their two-story studio in Door County Read More

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Wayne Arts Center’s 19th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft

Wayne Arts Center

Our piece, Flechas on view at “Craft Forms” the Wayne Arts Center’s 19th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft. Read More

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan

When the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan asks for your work, give them whatever they want, then do a little victory dance grateful they know you exist! Two of our favorite pieces hanging at ARTspace at the Shops at Woodlake, Kohler, the satellite gallery of JMKAC. The One & Only Show runs now through January 5, 2014. Your purchase supports an amazing organization besides the artists, natu Read More

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American Craft Council Show in Baltimore

American Craft Council

Last month, Sandra and Wence welcomed a steady stream of visitors to their booth at the prestigious American Craft Council (ACC) Show in Baltimore, MD. “We received a special invitation to participate, which was quite an honor as it is normally a juried show,” says Sandra. “ACC staff circulated the Wisconsin Life PBS profile that recently aired, which prompted many new people to seek us out.” Read More

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