RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a museum tradition with the opening of Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Competition. A glimpse into local talent, this juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members living in or outside the area. This year’s show features 117 accepted pieces by 103 artists—less than one-quarter of the unprecedented 504 pieces submitted by 210 artists.
Graeme Reid selected the works to be included, as well as the awards for this year’s exhibition. Reid is currently Assistant Director at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, having previously worked at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette in Lafayette, IN, and the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN. Over the years, Reid has curated over 120 group and solo exhibitions.
Artists in the Exhibition
Appleton: Jan Petersen; Brookfield: Janet Roberts; Brown Deer: Gary John Gresl; Burlington: Dave Jay, Tiffany Knopow; Elkhorn: Mary Abbott, Kate Pietri, William Zweifel; Fontana: Susie Williams; Franksville: Kevin Pearson, David Gaura; Genoa City: Victoria Lilla; Glendale: Rochelle Whiteman; Greendale: John Vlaj; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, Lisa Bigalke, Kathy Brand, Paul Brnak, Katie Dylewski, Chet Griffith, Bob Grno, Don Hinrichs, Candace Hoffman, Marna Glover Krueger, Kathleen Laybourn, Diane Levesque, Helen Napier, Bruce Niemi, H. June Pomatto, Maggie Sasso, Amy Misurelli Sorensen, Greg Uttech, Bryanna Vancaster, Rebecca Venn, Timothy Zeszutek; Lake Geneva: Mary McEneely; Milwaukee: Chris Andrews, Joyce Eesley, Janet Falk, Helga Hilbert-Robinson, Gary Warren Niebuhr, JoAnna Poehlmann, Priscilla Weissenfluh, Jessica Zalewski; Pewaukee: Sandra Wagner; Pleasant Prairie: Jean Ambro; Racine: Robert W. Anderson, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Karen Brittain, Janet S. Cascio, Jean Chars, Sharon Christensen, Doug DeVinny, Lisa Englander, Julianne Feiler, Maureen Fritchen, Dian Gabriel, Abby Garner, David Garner, Arthur L. Grebetz, G. D. Helding, Andrew J. Hendricks, Janet S. Hoffman, David V. Holmes, Edwin Kalke, James Kipfer, Jeff Kosmala, Marj Lacock, Matthew LaCour, Maggie Peg Lukow, Jason Madson, Alex Mandli Jr., Sally G. Miller, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Joyce Ottum, Leslie Perrino, Lyle Peters, Lance Raichert, Bill Reid, Mary Rhomberg-Spengler, Mary Sabol, Phil Schultz, Suellyn Scoon, Pamela Smiley, Susan M. Sorenson, Louise Sliv, Rusty Stirle, Jason Swanson, Ken Swanson, Alex Tompsett, Laura Underwood, Randall Underwood, Randy Wesner, Sue Wolff, Sherri Myers Wray; Salem: Gabrielle Bakanec; Serena: Michelle Rial; Sturtevant: Stacey Piper; Union Grove: Valerie Hernandez; Waterford: Heidi Keyes; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback