Honoring Fifty Years of Watercolor Wisconsin

October 16, 2016 - February 5, 2017

In 2016, RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts turns 75 and Wustum’s longest running exhibition, Watercolor Wisconsin, turns 50. Watercolor Wisconsin was inaugurated in 1966 in response to a long-term and dedicated interest in this form of painting and has been presented every year since.

In honor of this milestone, RAM is honoring Watercolor Wisconsin—and Wustum’s commitment to supporting the medium and regional artists—with an exhibition of works purchased from the shows that became part of RAM’s permanent collection.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Guide
Timeline – 75 Years of Art at RAM's Wustum Museum
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Amy E. Arntson, Sarah Aslakson, Trenton Baylor, Dennis Bayuzick, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Erwin Breithaupt, Nancy Elholm Burkert, Warrington Colescott, John N. Colt, Jean Crane, Doug DeVinny, Mary Diman, Elton Dorval, Patrick Doughman, Craig Ede, Lisa Englander, Carolyn Gagliardi, John Goray, William Greider, Sherman Groenke, Danelle Hanna-Schure, Harold E. Hansen, David V. Holmes, Robert Houck, Bruce Hustad, Elizabeth Ivers, Joel Jaecks, Robert Johansen, Aletha Jones, Edwin C. Kalke, Helen Klebesadel, Gregg A. Knoll, Linda Koenig, John S. Milella, Ruth Miles, Anne E. Miotke, Helen Napier, Lee O'Daniel, JoAnna Poehlmann, Lance Raichert, Lynne Railsback, Laurence Rathsack, Jamie Ross, Joseph Rozman, Ken Schneider, Susan M. Sorenson, Kitty Sturrock, Jean Thielen, Christel-Anthony Tucholke, Leslie Vansen, Lee Weiss, John Wickenberg, Harry Wirth, Peggy Flora Zalucha, and Scott Zupanc

Harold E. Hansen
Beekeeper, Jardin du Luxembourg, 2012
Watercolor

11 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, George and Betty Ren Frederiksen Memorial
Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 2012
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Lee Weiss
Autumn Ridge, 1966
Watercolor
30 x 40 inches
Racine Art Museum, C.W. DeWitt and W.H. Keland
Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin '66
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Anne E. Miotke
Red Branch, 2010
Watercolor
19 3/16 x 23 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, George and Betty Ren Frederiksen
Memorial Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 2010
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Jean Crane
Endangered Garden II, 2005
Watercolor
17 x 25 inches
Racine Art Museum, Rufin and Mary Ann Naczinski
Memorial Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 2005
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Nancy Ekholm Burkert
At Rest on the Expressway, 1966

Watercolor
14 1/8 x 18 3/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Museum Purchase
Award from Watercolor Wisconsin '67
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Joel Jaecks
Red Camaro Near Mr. Soukup's House, 1981
Watercolor
28 x 40 inches
Racine Art Museum, SC Johnson
Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin '81
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Christel-Anthony Tucholke
Could it be a Miami Beach Abstract Expressionist, 1985
Watercolor and acrylic
30 x 40 inches
Racine Art Museum, Special Papers, Inc.
Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin '85
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Amy E. Arntson
Peninsula Point Morning, 1998
Watercolor
27 ¼ x 31 inches
Racine Art Museum, Joseph A. Marino Memorial Purchase
Award from Watercolor Wisconsin '98
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Richard Berns
Nina Nebraska, 2008
Watercolor, acrylic, and pencil
21 x 29 ½ inches
Racine Art Museum, George and Betty Ren Frederiksen
Memorial Purchase Award from Watercolor Wisconsin 2008
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 
This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor - Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, Racine Community Foundation, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Andis Foundation, Real Racine, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc., CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Rasmussen Diamonds, Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild, Wisconsin Public Radio