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Please read the Entry Submission information carefully, as the submission process for RAM members has changed.

Wisconsin Photography 2022

August 31 – November 26, 2022

Entry Deadline: Monday, June 20 at 4:00 pm

DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS (PDF)

A unique juried exhibition for Wisconsin photographers and video artists. RAM is offering multiple Purchase Awards to acquire photographs for the museum’s collection.

Simmons Headshot Wp22
John Simmons, ASC
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

John Simmons, ASC is the juror for this year’s exhibition. Born and raised in Chicago, Simmons came of age at the height of the politically charged, artistically fluent 1960s. At age 15, Simmons began shooting photos for The Chicago Defender newspaper—the oldest Black-owned publication, having been established in 1906. After leaving Chicago, he studied fine art at Fisk University and completed his MFA in cinematography at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Simmons is a working cinematographer who carries his still camera with him everywhere he goes as he continues to mentor others and be inspired by the life around him. His photographs are held in collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Azure Bielefeldt, Milwaukee
Excessive, 2020
Digital inkjet print
24 x 36 inches
Racine Art Museum, Daniel Schmidt Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2020
Azure Bielefeldt, Milwaukee
Excessive, 2020
Digital inkjet print
24 x 36 inches
Racine Art Museum, Daniel Schmidt Memorial Purchase Award
from Wisconsin Photography 2020
DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS (PDF)

A unique juried exhibition for Wisconsin photographers and video artists. RAM is offering multiple Purchase Awards to acquire photographs for the museum’s collection.

John Simmons, ASC is the juror for this year’s exhibition. Born and raised in Chicago, Simmons came of age at the height of the politically charged, artistically fluent 1960s. At age 15, Simmons began shooting photos for The Chicago Defender newspaper—the oldest Black-owned publication, having been established in 1906. After leaving Chicago, he studied fine art at Fisk University and completed his MFA in cinematography at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Simmons is a working cinematographer who carries his still camera with him everywhere he goes as he continues to mentor others and be inspired by the life around him. His photographs are held in collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Simmons Headshot Wp22
John Simmons, ASC
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Entry Submission

  • Please read the entire prospectus above before submitting entries.

  • When ready to submit, add one entry ticket—located to the right on desktop, and below on mobile—to your shopping cart and click “Get Tickets.”

  • If you are NOT a RAM member, proceed with the $25 jurying fee. After payment is processed, you will receive a payment confirmation email containing a link to submit images or videos.

  • If you ARE a RAM member, log in to your member account using the login form—located to the right on desktop, and below on mobile—to receive immediate access to the entry form link. If you are already logged in to your account, you will see the entry form link without having to log in again.

Any questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz by email at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.

Tickets

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Wisconsin Photography 2022 Jurying Fee
You will receive a link to submit entries after payment is received.
$ 25.00
Unlimited

Important Dates

Deadline to Upload Digital Entries

4:00 pm on Monday, June 20

Notification of Acceptance

Artists will be contacted via email by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 11.

Deadline for Shipment of Accepted Work

Work must be received no later than Thursday, August 11.

Ship work to:
Racine Art Museum, Attn: Kiefer Waterman
441 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403

Entries must be sent prepaid, in sturdy, returnable, well-marked cartons. You must provide return shipping payment, attached to the registration card.

Drop-Off of Accepted Work

Designated drop-off times at RAM’s Wustum Museum are Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Work must be framed and ready for hanging.

Opening Reception at RAM’s Wustum Museum

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 pm

Please note: This reception may instead be presented virtually depending on the state of the pandemic at the time. Further information will be available at a later date.

Pickup of Work

Entries MUST be picked up either Monday, November 28 or Tuesday, November 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. A $5 per day storage fee will be charged on all works not picked up during the appropriate pickup dates.

Failure to pick up work before December 28 will be taken as an intention on the part of the artist to abandon the work. Abandonment legally dispossesses the artist of title to the work. This will allow RAM, as possessor of the work, to claim good title and dispose of it at the museum’s own discretion.

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