Saturday, June 1, 2013

Southeastern WI Arts Guild (SWAG) has a brand new website and blog!!  As this particular blog is no longer being maintained, please visit us at the new site:   You'll be glad you did!

- Dan Laske, President, Southeastern WI Arts Guild, LLC

Monday, February 18, 2013

SWAG welcomes talented lead-vocalist Tony Goff - Southeastern WI Arts Guild

Meet TONY GOFF - Lead vocalist (UPRISING), Frontman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

TONY GOFF is a recognized frontman on the Metro Milwaukee music scene since the 1980's. Over the years Goff has fronted for such noteable groups as LIPS (1988-1991) Mother Conviction (Los Angeles 1991-1995), The Boogie Men (1996-2012) and 52nd Street - Playing the Music of Billy Joel (2011-Today).

During the Mother Conviction years, Goff & his band landed a development deal with A&M Records in Los Angeles and later had the same arrangement for a solo project entitled “Anthony.” For this, an EP was recorded with the likes of Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Satriani, Ringo Starr) Robbie Wyckoff (Roger Waters, Rick Springfield, Jackson Browne) Solomon Burke, Jr. and members of his Wisconsin musical family: Songwriter and keyboardist Joe Hite, brother Joey Goff and bassist Mike Riojas (Corey Stevens).

Goff is a lead vocalist with impressive range, power and expression. He is a natural frontman, capturing the audiences attention with ease and style. Goff is currently rehearsing with his new pop/rock band UPRISING - playing music from the 2000's-today. Tony Goff, Peter Mac, Brian Dale, Ethan Bender & Luke Edgewood are UPRISING!
CLICK on the following link to connect with Tony Goff and other great Metro Milwaukee Artists!

Meet Jodie Niles - Charter Member - Southeastern WI Arts Guild

The Southeastern WI Arts Guild welcomes our newest member - Writer, Artist and Life Coach, Jodie Niles!

Jodie Niles is a writer, artist and Certified Life Coach, whose goal is to empower and inspire others. A Milwaukee native and graduate of Marquette Unniversity, Jodie embraces her Midwestern values in her travels to other cities throughout the world. Her published works namely include magazine writing, book excerpts and blogs. She's also an aspiring novelist, with hopes to publish within the next three years. Whether she’s writing a human interest story, commenting and reflecting on the ups and downs of everyday life, or promoting self-awareness, Jodie’s honesty, humor and passion are always present.
Connect with Jodi Niles by visiting the Southeastern WI Arts Guild website:

SWAG Ticket Deal of Week - SISTER ACT

Announcing the Southeastern WI Arts Guilld "Ticket Deal of the Week" - the Hit Broadway Musical "Sister Act".
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI.
Dates: February 19th - 24th, 2013
Tickets: ALL ARE WELCOME to our excusive group rate on tickets to this performance. Visit the Member Discount page for details. 
Contact: Dan Laske with questions regarding member discount for this and other top arts and entertainment. CLICK for MEMBER BENEFITS and to JOIN SWAG.

Story Line: SISTER ACT
is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
For the best of the Metro Milwaukee Arts and Entertainment scene visit the Southeastern WI Arts Guild website!

Meet Steven White, Member of the Week!

Meet Steven White - the Southeastern WI Arts Guild "Member of the Week" (February 17, 2013 - February 24, 2013).

A classically trained musician, Steven J. White works with filmmakers, choreographers and theater groups composing and performing many genres of music. Whether scoring to picture, improvising on stage with dancers or playing in a jazz combo his work communicates the emotions of the moment.

For more information about STEVEN WHITE and other great artists from the Southeastern WI Arts Guild - visit the official website.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Southeastern WI Arts Guild is pleased to announce or Artist of the Month for February, 2013 - Abstract Artist and Painter, Pamela Anderson!

Pamela Anderson
is known or her bold, colorful strokes and gestural movement, Pamela’s work is Abstract Expressionist with a modern dimension. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Plaid Tuba in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. She was selected as one of the Pfister finalists for the Pfister Artist in Residence at the historic Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012.

In 2003 her passion to paint and create was reignited. She pursued painting in the Abstract
Expressionist Style. Pamela has studied with Terrence Coffman at Center Avenue Studio, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She has exhibited in numerous shows locally and nationally. Her work can be seen in corporate and private collections.

Her work is currently represented at Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and at Pez Gordo Gallery, Jose del Cabo, Mexico. As an exhibiting artist and strong advocate of the arts, Pamela is active in local and state organizations including, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) where she holds the Executive Position of President. Pamela is the founder of the 10 year old Westside Artwalk, a local art production which has grown into a two day premier event.

Connect with Pamela Anderson, and other great local artists, by visiting th SWAG website:

Meet Rochelle Melander - SWAG's Member of the Week!
Rochelle Melander is an author, speaker, and certified professional coach. She is the author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide--Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It). Rochelle teaches professionals how to write good books fast, use writing to transform their lives, navigate the publishing world, and get published! In addition, she is the founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop to help risk tweens and teens in Milwaukee write about their lives. For regular writing tips, blog posts, and a complimentary download of the first two chapters of Write-A-Thon, visit her online at

To connect with Rochelle Melander, vist the SWAG Members page