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Around the Corner with John McGivern: Door County’s Quiet Side

March 2019

Quiet must be a relative term since the Lake Michigan side of Door County was pretty loud and active when John was there in October of 2018. Then again, maybe it was John who was loud and active! … And just so you know, not even one of the people he met was quiet about how much they love living, working and playing in this area of Door County.


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Interview in Mexico

May 2019

Programa especial dedicado a la diversidad cultural de Oaxaca en el programa Radio Cielo de Zafiro de Radio Universidad, Oaxaca, Mexico. Spanish language interview.

Wisconsin Public Television Feature

January 2014

Artistic creativity – and love – don’t understand the bounds of geography.

ACC/Balvenie Rare Craft Fellowship Finalists

April 2017

Library Salon Series: The Collaborative Relationship of Wence and Sandra Martinez

June 2017

An epic story of art, love, and collaboration between master weaver Wence Martinez and symbolist painter Sandra Martinez.

United States Artists

January 18, 2018

Our 2018 Fellows represent the remarkable breadth and depth of the American cultural landscape.

American Craft

June-July 2017

Balvenie Rare Craft Finalist

American Craft

April-May 2017

Woven Together: Wide World of Craft

MOWA Museum of Wisconsin Art

August 2016

Woven Together: Traditional Textiles Meet Modern Design
http://www.wisconsinart.org/exhibitions/wence-and-sandra-martinez-woven-together.aspx 

Door County Living

Summer 2013

To the Smithsonian and Home Again: Martinez Studio garners national recognition
https://doorcountypulse.com/martinez-studio-garners-national-recognition/

Indian Country Today

December 14, 2011

Looming Large: Wence Martinez has taken his traditional craft honed over centuries into the world of contemporary art and become a dream weaver.

Fiesta! Celebrating 25 Years of Martinez Studio in Jacksonport

July 6 from 3-7pm

In the five years since we last threw a Fiesta, we’ve welcomed unprecedented growth.

Between the Lines: Sandra Martinez at St. Norbert College

February 25 – March 29

In this body of work, Sandra pushes her Symbolist imagery into the third dimension for the first time by use of shadow forms inspired by Haitian cut-outs. 

Wence and Sandra Juried into Excellence in Fibers IV!

January 23, 2019

Ojo de Agua and Tronco :: Excellence in Fibers IV

Harlot’s Progress: Works on Paper at Mr. Helsinki’s

July 18, 2018

Reception for Sandra’s new work painted on text sheets from a large-scale 1822 Hogarth monograph!

Weaving Included in MOWA Contemporary Live Auction

July 2018

We are honored to support Museum of Wisconsin Art by donating a weaving to their biennial signature fundraiser, Vintage 2018: Pedals, Plates, and Pours

Studio Reception July 7th

June 19, 2018

New Weavings, New Works on Paper

Opening Reception, Miller Art Museum, Permanent Collection, and New Website

May 15, 2018

Celebrating our twenty-fourth season in Door County, 2018 United States Artists Fellowship, and Miller Art Museum’s acquisition of Sandra and Malena’s artwork. 

Party and New Site

May 3, 2018

(Our gratitude to USA and all of you is endless!)

***Reception celebrating our USA Fellowship Award at our Door County Studio, Sunday, May 27 12-5pm.
***Our new website, (thanks to USA!) is now live!  MartinezStudio.com

USA #ILGiveCommunity Day

May 3, 2018

Dear Friends:

As many of you know, Wence and I received a 2018 USA Fellowship in Crafts last January, and recently went to an Assembly in Chicago hosted by United States Artists in celebration of our amazing class of Fellows!