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Watercolor Wisconsin 2020

December 16, 2020 – April 24, 2021

Digital Entry Deadline: September 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Now in its 54th year, the exhibition was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin.

This year’s jurors are Victor Armendariz and Kathy Weaver. Armendariz is founder of Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, Illinois, which opened in 2017 and features contemporary art in a variety of media by an international stable of artists. Previously, Armendariz worked at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented thought-provoking figurative artwork, museum-quality works of realism, and studio furniture with exacting detail for two decades.

Weaver is a watercolor artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois; the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin; and the Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Grant. Weaver received her MA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Eligibility
  • Any artist who is a resident of (or maintains a residence in) Wisconsin and is 18 years of age or older.

Entry Fee
  • $35 Entry Fee, which is waived for RAM Members.

Requirements and Specifications
  • One or two works made after October 1, 2018 may be entered.

  • Work must be executed in an aqueous medium or water-based medium combined with dry or mixed media; for example: watercolor, acrylic, ink, or gouache.

  • All work must be on a paper surface, including 2-D, collage, book, or 3-D construction.

  • Canvas, canvas panels/boards, yupo, and other non-paper surfaces are unacceptable.

  • Hand-colored photographs and digitally-created media are also unacceptable.

  • Work must be framed properly, glazed with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging.

    Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. RAM recommends white and off-white matting. Consult staff for deviations from these rules before Wednesday, September 30. RAM reserves the right to refuse works that do not meet the museum’s standards for quality, presentation, and framing.

  • Work must not have been created under the direct supervision of a teacher.

  • Work must not have been previously exhibited at RAM’s Wustum Museum or RAM.

  • Submissions must meet all requirements listed above.

Any Questions?
Please contact Curatorial Assistant Liz Siercks at lsiercks@ramart.org or call 262.619.3541.

From Watercolor Wisconsin 2019
Katie Musolff

Chukar Amongst the Leaves, 2019
Watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

Watercolor Wisconsin 2020

December 16, 2020 – April 24, 2021

Digital Entry Deadline: September 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

From Watercolor Wisconsin 2019
Katie Musolff
Chukar Amongst the Leaves, 2019
Watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

Now in its 54th year, the exhibition was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin.

This year’s jurors are Victor Armendariz and Kathy Weaver. Armendariz is founder of Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, Illinois, which opened in 2017 and features contemporary art in a variety of media by an international stable of artists. Previously, Armendariz worked at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented thought-provoking figurative artwork, museum-quality works of realism, and studio furniture with exacting detail for two decades.

Weaver is a watercolor artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois; the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin; and the Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Grant. Weaver received her MA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS (PDF)
TO SUBMIT DIGITALLY

Eligibility
  • Any artist who is a resident of (or maintains a residence in) Wisconsin and is 18 years of age or older.

Entry Fee
  • $35 Entry Fee, which is waived for RAM Members.

Requirements and Specifications
  • One or two works made after October 1, 2018 may be entered.

  • Work must be executed in an aqueous medium or water-based medium combined with dry or mixed media; for example: watercolor, acrylic, ink, or gouache.

  • All work must be on a paper surface, including 2-D, collage, book, or 3-D construction.

  • Canvas, canvas panels/boards, yupo, and other non-paper surfaces are unacceptable.

  • Hand-colored photographs and digitally-created media are also unacceptable.

  • Work must be framed properly, glazed with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging.

    Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. RAM recommends white and off-white matting. Consult staff for deviations from these rules before Wednesday, September 30. RAM reserves the right to refuse works that do not meet the museum’s standards for quality, presentation, and framing.

  • Work must not have been created under the direct supervision of a teacher.

  • Work must not have been previously exhibited at RAM’s Wustum Museum or RAM.

  • Submissions must meet all requirements listed above.

Any Questions?
Please contact Curatorial Assistant Liz Siercks at lsiercks@ramart.org or call 262.619.3541.

Important Dates

Upload Digital Images of Work

Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 pm

Ship Work to Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street

Deadline for receipt: Wednesday, September 30

Deliver Work In-Person to RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue

Friday, October 2 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 3 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Notification by Phone

Tuesday, October 6 by 5:00 pm

Drop-off of Accepted Digital Entries and Pick-up of Unaccepted Entries

Friday, October 9 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 10 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Virtual Awards Announcement and Artists Reception

To be determined

To Submit Entries

  • Please read the entire prospectus before submitting entries.

  • If you ARE a RAM Member, login in using your email and password. If you have not yet accessed your updated Member account by resetting your password, click on “Lost Your Password?” and proceed with on-screen instructions. Change your password to something that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess. Login with your new password, click “Get Tickets”, and proceed with the payment process. After you submit the $0 payment, you will receive an email confirming your purchase with a link to submit images.

  • Become a RAM Member to waive entry fee. Pay for your membership first, then come back to continue submission.

  • If you are NOT a RAM Member, proceed with the $35 jurying fee. When ready to submit, add an entry ticket below to your shopping cart and click “Get Tickets.” After payment is processed, you will be sent a payment confirmation with a link to submit images.

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