Ann Thering Photography

 

Exhibits and News

"International Color Awards," group show at PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Drive (Suite 208) in Madison. Several PhotoMidwest photographers were either nominated or won awards in this annual contest. Look for Ann's "Butterfly and Purple Mist" image. Reception is December 7, 7 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays or by special appointment.

Past Exhibits/News

• Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, UW Hospital and Clinics, Aug. 26 to Sept. 30, at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, in the Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main entrance right across from parking ramp.

• "Great Expectations," an exhibit featuring small works by members of Wisconsin Visual Artists. Sept. 10 to Oct. 28, at Steenbock Gallery, 1922 Old University Avenue (open M to F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

• "Landscape: Heart and Home," includes photographs by the Women's Group of PhotoMidwest, Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, at Middleton Art and Framing, 6771 University Avenue, Suite 108, in Middleton (open M-F, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed on Sundays).

• "Water: The Essence of Life," juried group show featuring members of Wisconsin Visual Artists at the Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee (1501 S. Layton). June 11 through August 6, 2017. Gallery hours: Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m.

• PhotoMidwest annual members' show at the UW Hospital and Clinics, March 4 - April 1, 2017. You'll find the exhibit on the ground floor Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2.

• January-February 2017: "Our Vision, Our Voice" group exhibit (PhotoMidwest Women's interest group) at the Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, UW-Madison campus.

• Women's Group of PhotoMidwest Exhibit, "The Nature of Things," Sept.-Oct. 2016, at Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin. Daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appt.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, UW Hospital and Clinics, Sept. 2016, at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, in the Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main entrance right across from parking ramp.

• The Women's Group of PhotoMidwest exhibited 200 images at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus in Madison, Wisc. Sept.- Oct. 2016. Included were Holga images, abstracts, black and white, and images depicting "Our Vision, Our Voice." The Pyle Center is located at 702 Langdon Street and is open M - F, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and some evenings and weekends. The images from this exhibit are available in a Blurb book, "A Celebration of Women Photographers."

• "Abstracts" group exhibit (PhotoMidwest Women's interest group) at the Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, UW-Madison Campus, May 2 to the end of June.

• PhotoMidwest annual members' show at the UW Hospital and Clinics, March 6 to April 1, 2016. You'll find the exhibit on the ground floor Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2.

• The Nature of Things. Women's interest group of PhotoMidwest photography exhibit, "The Nature of Things," at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison, November and December. The Arboretum is in Madison at 1207 Seminole Highway.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, UW Hospital and Clinics, Sept. 2015, at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, in the Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main entrance right across from parking ramp. If construction blocks entrance, enter through the Clinic entrance next door.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists group exhibit May 1 to 29 at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street) UW-Madison campus. The Pyle Center is open M - F, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and some evenings and weekends.

• PhotoMidwest annual members' show at the UW Hospital and Clinics, March 7 to April 3, 2015. You'll find the exhibit on the ground floor Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2.

• PhotoMidwest, a biennial invitational photography exhibition: "Of Midwest, By Midwest: Photography and Midwestern Culture," at the Overture Center galleries (galleries I and II), September 16 - November 30. Ann's "Snow Day" was juried into this show.

• "Best of Past Shows" exhibit at Lowell Hall on the UW-Madison campus November-December 2014.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, UW Hospital and Clinics, September 6 - October 4, at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, in the Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main entrance right across from parking ramp.

• "Perspectives" exhibit, a group show by the CPM, now PhotoMidwest, Women's Interest Group. September 28 to October 30 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon Street, 1st floor hallways. The Pyle Center is open M - F, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and some evenings and weekends. Ann will have three images, including two bumble bees.

• "Vital Signs," Wisconsin Visual Artists South Central Group Show, June 10 - September 30, 2014, at Promega's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg. The exhibit is open to the public M - F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• The Center for Photography at Madison annual Member Show, March 1 - 29, 2014, UW Hospital and Clinics, at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, in the Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main entrance right across from parking ramp.

• Women of CPM juried group show, "Connections" at the Tamarack Gallery and Studio in Madison, Wisconsin. September-December 22, 2013. Tamarack Gallery is located at 849 E. Washington Avenue.

• "Butterflies" exhibit at the Prairie Cafe and Bakery in Middleton (6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue). Enjoy a quiet moment with a cup of coffee, a pastry, and butterflies! October - November, 2013.

• "Natural Selections" exhibit at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, August 4 to October 27. This juried show included work from members of the South Central Chapter of the Wisconsin Visual Artists. Olbrich Gardens is at 3330 Atwood Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin.

• Ann found the first Ocola Skipper in Wisconsin! This small butterfly is usually found in Florida and surrounding states. A new Wisconsin state record.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists Annual Member Show at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, September 8 through October 4, in the Surgical Waiting Area.

• "Butterflies" exhibit at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center (Horicon, Wisc.), July 10 - August 27, 2013. Opening reception Wednesday evening, July 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The center is on Highway 28 just north of Horicon, Wisconsin.

• Wisconsin Visual Artists South Central Group Show May 2 - May 29, 2013, at the Pyle Center, UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon St., 1st and 2nd floor hallways. The Pyle Center is open M - F, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and some evenings and weekends.

• "Butterflies" exhibit at Oakwood Village University Woods (formerly Oakwood Village West), 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin, March 1 to April 28, 2013. See how the right color and angle of light can transform found insects into art. Daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appt.

• Center for Photography at Madison Annual Member Show at the UW Hospital and Clinics at 600 Highland Ave. in Madison, March 2 - 29, 2013, Surgical Waiting Area, C5/2, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

• Ann's "Variegated Fritillary" image won third place in the North American Butterfly Association's (NABA) Photo Contest. See it in the "Butterflies" gallery or in NABA's fall/winter 2012 issue of American Butterflies.

• "Backyard Butterflies" exhibit at Willy Street Co-op - West, 6825 University Avenue, Middleton, summer of 2012. Featured several amazing butterflies you might find in your own backyard with the right nectar and caterpillar food plants.

• The "Timeless Visions" show (two of Ann's images were included) at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison (201 State Street), part of the CPM Women's Special Interest Group exhibit during PhotoMidwest 2012, was a huge success!

• Color and more were explored at the Wisconsin Visual Artists (South Central chapter) member show at the UW-Madison's Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, 2nd and 3rd floor hallway galleries). Ann had two images in this group show last summer.

• Ann offers the class, Wings and Petals: How to Attract Butterflies to Your Yard, periodically. Ann has been butterfly gardening for 18 years, and has thousands of hours of field experience observing butterflies in their native habitats. In her current city garden, she has spotted 50 species, including several rare Wisconsin finds: Striped Hairstreak, American Snout, Sachem Skipper, Pipevine Swallowtail, Variegated Fritillary, Milbert's Tortoiseshell, and Little Yellow.

• "All that Glitters: Swallowtails, Admirals, Blues and Beetles" exhibit at the Lowell Center in Madison (610 Langdon Street). March - April 29, 2012. The images selected for this exhibit bring together a living tapestry of greens, blues, violet, and silver. As your angle of view alters, the iridescent scales of butterflies and other insects shimmer and change hues, just like soap bubbles and seashells.The intimate details of these images will capture your imagination and draw you into the world of these tiny creatures. See a few images from the show published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, March 4.

• August 2011. "Bugs" at the Madison Children's Museum, featuring five closeup images of amazing caterpillars, moths, and butterflies.

• On March 10, 2011, Ann presented a Butterflies of Wisconsin talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture Series.

• The Xerces Society's magazine, Wings, included two butterfly images of Ann's: a Purplish Copper and a Field Crescent (a western species) (Spring 2010).

• In 2010, Ann gave a presentation at The Prairie Enthusiasts' annual conference on "Butterflies on the Prairie."

• The Bindley Collection Gallery closed on Dec. 28, 2011. Farewell to a wonderful gallery!

• The Wisconsin State Journal featured Ann's work in 2010: go to article.

• Ann's "Backyard Buckeye" is featured on the back cover of the summer 2011 issue of Butterfly Gardener. "Regal Fritillary," an image Ann made in 2009, is featured on the cover of the fall 2009 issue of Butterfly Gardener (publication of the North American Butterfly Association), and her "Aphrodite" is on the back cover.

• Ann's photograph, American Copper and Berry Blossoms, placed third in the North American Butterfly Association's biennial photo contest (see fall 2008 issue of American Butterflies magazine).

Resources

If you are thinking about trying to rear a caterpillar, read Ann's Notes on Rearing Caterpillars.

To find out more about what plants will attract butterflies to your backyard, read Ann's Butterfly Gardening in Wisconsin article, which she developed for the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association.