photo by Lois Bielefeld
Frank Juarez is a gallery director, art educator, artist, author, advocate, and community arts leader living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Juarez brings 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 him in the forefront of promoting artists, networking, and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Juarez is actively involved in the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. He has served 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 two projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios Project, The 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Artdose Art Guide, and FRANK & CO WI art e-new. In 2015, he was awarded the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, he 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, he has 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, he has been awarded the 2019 National Secondary Art Educator Award.
Juarez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School, gallery director of The Frank Juarez Gallery, and contributing editor of SchoolArts Magazine.