Saueressig opens solo art gallery
in downtown Madison
North Dakota native has established himself
among the regions most elite artists
(January 2007) When opportunity knocked, artist
Bob Saueressig answered. The result is his first solo art gallery in
a great location in downtown Madison, Ind.
by Michele Turner
artist Bob Saueressig
took advantage of prime storefront space
in Madison to exhibit his artwork.
Camille Fife, owner of The Westerly Group Inc., told Saueressig
that she wasnt using the space in the front of her office building
at 225 E. Main St. So we worked out a deal on rent, and I moved
in, said Saueressig.
The collaboration works well for both. Saueressig has a place to display
and sell his work, and Fifes front space looks great.
This is the first opportunity Ive had for space in such
a great location for a solo gallery, explained Saueressig.
The gallery opened in October and had its official grand opening Nov.
17. Most of my sales are to out-of-town visitors, but I have sold
to local residents as well, said Saueressig.
He and his wife, Heidi, are originally from North Dakota, where Bob
worked for many years as a graphic artist. He began doing freelance
design work 15 years ago and had the chance to paint more and started
to do art shows all over the Midwest. We were traveling out this
way so much that we decided we ought to move here, said Saueressig.
In January 1999, they moved to Rising Sun, Ind., and then Madison, where
theyve been for more than five years. The majority of his paintings
depict scenes of southern Indiana. However, this summer he spent about
two months painting in Montana and plans to go back next year. Saueressig
also accepts commissioned works. He has a great deal of experience in
portrait painting. As a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, he travels
there once or twice a month to draw and paint models.
Hes done many portraits, both humans and animals. At our
opening, I had someone ask me to do a portrait of her dogs, said
Saueressig also was selected to paint the 2002 Madison Chautauqua Festival
of Art poster, which featured the historic Jeremiah Sullivan House.
Despite opening his own gallery, he still exhibits his work in the Madison
Art Club Gallery at 301 E. Main St., and in galleries in New Harmony,
Ind., and Holland, Mich. His paintings and linocuts can be purchased
during the week from Fife. Saueressig is in the gallery during most
For more information, call Bob Saueressig at
(812) 273-0552 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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