Racine and Vicinity Show 2017

June 2 - August 5, 2017

RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a museum tradition with the opening of Racine and Vicinity Show: An All Media Juried Exhibition. A glimpse into local talent, this juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members from outside the area.

Juror Susan Barnett selected the 93 works by 72 artists to be included, as well as the awards for this year's exhibition. Of the 418 pieces submitted by 175 artists, less than one-quarter of them were chosen for this year's exhibition. Barnett is an independent curator, writer, and photographer. Since 2003, she has directed the Cedarburg Cultural Center and helped bring the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 40-year exhibition and publication to fruition. Recent projects include managing a large private collection and co-curating Wis.Con.Sin at the Portait Society Gallery in Milwaukee. Susan has curated more than 50 exhibitions and has served often as a juror, most recently for Forward 2016 at the Charles Allis Museum.

Exhibition Catalogue
Press Room

$200 Merit Awards
Regina Baker, Tarail
Paul Brnak, We Must Expand Our Nuclear Capabilities
Janet Roberts, Flea Market Man
Julia Smith, Look in Thy Glass....

$100 Merit Awards
Jerry Belland, Fight on Memorial Drive
Patrick Davis, Hazard Signs

Pick-Up of Accepted Works After the Exhibition
Monday, August 7     10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Belgium: Guntis Lauzums; Brookfield: Janet Roberts; Burlington: Patrick Davis, Doris Ann Hayes, Dave Jewell, Gail Willert;  Caledonia: John Borchardt, Veronica Gagliano; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman; Chicago, IL: Diana Simon, Julia Smith, Carol Stitzer; Delavan: Jenny Knavel, Dennis Markley, Sandra Willard; Evanston, IL: Marilyn Lucas; Grafton: Wallis Coffman; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, Paul Brnak, Nathaniel Hunter, Ben Jerry, Diane Levesque, Jami Rutherford, Bernice Serpe, Greg Uttech, Taylor Waldrop; Milwaukee: Janet Falk, Ney Fraser, Tom Hoffman, Ned Pritzlaff, George Ronsholdt, Jessica Zalewski; Mount Pleasant: Sophia Chiodo, Trace Chiodo, Neale Murray, Celia Schulz, Jim Wardrip; Muskego: Lynn Proeber; Oak Creek: Kelly Marie Steitz; Oconomowoc: Virgi Driscoll; Pleasant Prairie: June Ambro, Elizabeth Hunter; Racine: Gwen A.P., Regina Baker, Kristen Bartel, Jerry Belland, Martha Coaty, Margo Cuisinier, DeeDee Dumont, Lisa Englander, Patricia Fallon, Maureen Fritchen, Ann Henkes, Mark Hyde, Christopher Johns, John Krewel, Alex Mandli, Lance Raichert, Nicole Reid, Lewis Schultz, Phillip Schultz, Suzette Smith, Lin Somogyi, Susan M. Sorenson, Jennifer Thompson, Maggie Venn, Marc Wollman; Shorewood: Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski; Union Grove: Eileen Voss; Waterford: Roy C. Schmidt, Etta Simon; Whitewater: Christine Miller

Janet Roberts, Racine
Flea Market Man  (detail), 2016
Oil on vintage fabric and canvas
Photography: Jessica Zalewski
Jerry Belland, Racine
Fight on Memorial Drive, 2016
Prismacolor and ink
Photography: Jessica Zalewski
Regina Baker, Racine
Tarail, 2016
Photography: Jessica Zalewski
Ann Henkes, Racine
Black Birds at Lake Mendota Firepit, 2017
Acrylic and collage
Photography: Jessica Zalewski
Maureen Fritchen, Racine
One Way or Another, 2017
Mixed media
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsors: Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors - Andis Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer International Ltd., United Way Racine County, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Ruud Family Foundation, Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild; Media Sponsors - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, Wisconsin Public Radio.