Events & Gallery Shows

August 22, 2020

Virtual Presentation of Digital Book and Online Performances - 7 pm Central

People's History of the Pandemic: REALITY HITS

This virtual program will showcase Milwaukee Area artists of various mediums presenting art they created in response to COVID-19.  In addition, this is a collaborative project, where artists created a second piece in response to the first work of another artist.  Finally, there will the presentation of the digital book, which is a collection of the artists works. Stay tuned for details for when you can experience this online program.

August 08, 2020

Facebook Live at 11am central

Circulate MKE Virtual Market

Saturday, I will be participating in a Facebook LIVE virtual market with Circulate MKE.  The live stream begins at 11am central time.

Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Playful Palette: Colorful Experiments in Abstract

Due to the COVID-19 virus, this art exhibition is cancelled.  Stay tuned for updates.

November 01, 2019

Art*Bar, Milwaukee

mini "tiny" art @ tiny prices show

Group art show at the Art*Bar, 722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212. All works is 8 x 8" or smaller and priced under $100. Opening reception and sale is November 1 at 7 pm. Show runs thru the end of December. Art*Bar hours are Mon - Fri 3 pm - 2 am, Sat - Sun 12 pm - 2 am.

November 02, 2018

Cedarburg Cultural Center

First Fridays - Nov. 2

From 6 - 9 pm, selling my latest paintings at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.  

June 01, 2019

Whitefish Bay Library

Making Princess Crowns

Making Princess Crown with youth at the Whitefish Bay Library.

March 17, 2018

1617 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee

Outpost Makers Market, 11am - 3pm

September 04, 2015

Opening Night

Walker's Point Center for the Arts - Members Show 2015

Group show at a local art gallery from September to October 2015

July 11, 2015

Port Washington Farmers Market

Paint the Market

In 2015, painted outdoors for 5 summer Saturdays at the farmer's market in Port Washington.  The event ended with a showing of works at a local restuarant.

January 26, 2019

Arts & Craft Fair

2019 Maker Market at Maryland Montessori

I will have a vendor's table selling my latest paintings at the MAM Maker Market.  Market goes from 10 am - 4pm

League of Milwaukee Artists Week

Throughout November and December, eight LMA artists will exhibit their art in the Library's 2nd floor gallery. The show's opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 12:00-2:00 PM.  Show ends Jan. 31, 2020.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Saturday, November 16: Visit Weyenberg Library to see selected LMA members showcase their skills during the library's open hours. Artists Tom Smith, Jolie Collins and Erin Callahan Blum will demonstrate their art techniques, so be sure to visit the library for this exciting opportunity.  Jolie's art demonstrations will be Monday - Saturday from 1 -  4 pm.

2019 Annual Members Art Show

This annual group show showcasing the work of Milwaukee area artists runs from August 31 to October 5, 2019.

March 03, 2018

Women who Dance: Pre-Show event of women art vendors

Maker Fair at Next Act Theater

March 24, 2018

11am - 3pm at Urban Ecology Center- Menomonee Valley

SWAN Day MKE 2018 Art Opening

January 27, 2018

Arts & Craft Fair

Maker Market at Maryland Ave. Montessori

October 24, 2015

Art Show at the White Shed

A one day art festival where local artists showed and sold their works. 

March 01, 2019

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Past Solo Show at the Boerner Botanical Gardens - Garden House

Solo show of my "Adventures in Abstract" paintings on view from March 1 - March 29 with an artist reception on March 16 from 11 am - 1 pm.

Adventures in Abstract Solo Exhibition in Madison

Solo Exhibition of my colorful abstract acrylics on display in Union South's Gallery 1308 in Madison, WI.  Show runs from November 22, 2019 - January 24, 2020.  Opening Artist Reception: November 22, 6 - 8 pm.

August 25, 2019

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October 19, 2019

Go Wild! A Study of Plants and Animals

The exhibition will explore artwork created with plants and/or animals (non-human) as the subject or inspiration.  Runs from October 4 - 19.  Closing Reception Oct. 19 from 6 - 8 pm.

February 01, 2020

Adventures in Abstract Solo Exhibition in Greenfield

Solo Exhibition of Jolie's acrylic abstracts at the Greenfield Public Library.  Jolie will display paintings from her “Adventures in Abstract” series.  These paintings started as an artistic challenge that turned into a lovely journey of creative discovery.  The colorful pieces of this exhibition are created by applying acrylic paint directly to the canvas and moving it with dynamic strokes of the palette knife or paintbrush. The pieces reflect the energy, boldness and vibrancy of color, which Ms. Collins hopes will bring joy to the viewer. Show runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 27, 2020.  It is free and open to the public.  Address: 5310 W Layton Ave; Hours: M - Th: 9-8:30, F: 9-6, Sa: 9-4, Su: 1-4

August 20, 2016

Reception at Eastbrook Church

Artist Showcase 2016

Group art show at Eastbrook Church in Milwaukee.   Participating artists of all ages contributed one piece to the showcase. Reception held on Aug. 20 at 6:30pm. Show ended Sept. 29, 2016.

March 23, 2019

Swan Day 2019

Group show of women artists who live in the Milwaukee area.  This year's theme was water, and once again hosted at the Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley.

November 19, 2016

MPTV Holiday Art & Gift Fair 2016

Two day holiday art and gift fair in Brookfield. Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 - 5 and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 - 4. For more information and location, visit:

December 07, 2018

Cedarburg Cultural Center

First Fridays - Dec. 7th

From 6 - 9 pm, selling my latest paintings at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.  

March 24, 2017

Art Show at Redline, Milwaukee

SWAN Day MKE 2017

SWAN Day MKE  Art Show spotlights the artistic contributions of women artists; SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now.  Opening Reception is March 24th.  Show runs thru April 22 at Redline Milwaukee.

League of Milwaukee Artists Juried Exhibition

Juried group show for the members of the League of Milwaukee artists.  Show runs from August 17 to September 20

December 01, 2017

6 - 9 pm

First Friday in Cedarburg

Art table at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.  I'll have art and earrings for sale.  There will also be art demonstrations.  

June 08, 2018

Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI

Big Ideas: Community Wall of Flowers

Group show of art depicting flowers in multiple mediums.  Show run until July 28, 2018.

September 01, 2017

Walker's Point Center for the Arts

2017 Annual Members Show

Group show at Walker's Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee.  Opening Reception Sept. 1, 2017. Show ends Oct. 7, 2017

May 24, 2018

Public Art Exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo, in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties

Beastie Safari

Painted two Beasties for the Zoological's Society's summer exhibit of 42 Beasties displayed around SE WI and painted by local artists.  One is located at the zoo and the other is in Downtown Milwaukee.

December 16, 2017

9am - 4pm

Art Show at Oholiab's Offering

Art Show at Oholiab's Offering.  I'll have art and earrings for sale.  Art Show is from 9am - 4pm at Oholiab's Offering, Milwaukee, WI 53209

November 03, 2017

"mini art" @ tiny prices

Art Bar's Mini Tiny Art Show 2017

November 3 - December 31, 2017 small works of art are on display at the Art Bar.  All works are no bigger than 8 x 8" and come in a range of mediums, including 2-D and 3-D works and jewelry. Sales begin  November 3 at 7pm.

November 04, 2016

"mini art" @ tiny prices

Art Bar's Mini Tiny Art Show

November 4 - December 31, 2016 small works of art are on display at the Art Bar.  All works are no bigger than 8 x 8" and come in a range of mediums, including 2-D and 3-D works and jewelry. Show opening November 4 at 7pm.

September 02, 2016

Walker's Point Center for the Arts

2016 Annual Members Show

Group show at Walker's Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee.  Opening Reception Sept. 2, 2016. Show ends Oct. 8, 2016

January 23, 2016

Artist Talk & Reception at Eastbrook Church

Rushing Wind

Group Art Show at Eastbrook church.  Artists created individual works in various mediums on the Holy Spirit.  Show was from January to April 2016.

June 16, 2019

Konkel Park - Greenfield

A Celebration of Greenfield Art

the art festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm

February 01, 2019

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Artist Residency - February 2019

I will be the Artist in Residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the month of February.  People can come visit me while I work on my latest pieces; and either watch me work, ask me questions or buy my art.  Plus, I will be teaching a painting class in February, and additional classes in March and in April.  See my Blog page for class details and visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center for more information regarding class registration.

October 05, 2019

EXTENDED! Solo Exhibition in Bayview

Starting Oct. 5th, several paintings from Jolie Collins' Adventures in Abstract series will be on display and available for purchase at the Freya Salon in Bayview.  This solo exhibition includes many of her small, but dynamic works that reflect the energy, boldness and vibrancy of color.  Show ends February 29, 2020.

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