Harold E. Hansen, Hartford
Souviens—Père Lachaise, 2009
Transparent watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

Watercolor Wisconsin 2009

December 13, 2009 – April 24, 2010

RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a splendid Racine tradition with the opening of Watercolor Wisconsin 2009. As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of atists from throughout the state. This year’s show features 106 pieces by 87 Wisconsin artists.

Of 295 pieces submitted by 164 artists, approximately one third of the pieces were chosen for this year’s show. Three new works from this year’s competition will be purchased for the Racine Art Museum’s permanent collection, adding to RAM’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists. The Curator of Collections makes these purchases for the collection. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded to the artists whose pieces are selected as the best in the show.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Beloit: Helen Byron, Robert Houck; Black Earth: Linda Koenig; Bristol: Bonnielynn Brankey; Brookfield: Janet Lillie, Julia McMurray, Jean Pascek, Janet Roberts; Burlington: Marilyn Ahler; Caledonia: Nancy Neider; Cedarburg: Jean Crane, Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Dousman: John Wickenberg; Fox Lake: Judith Beyer; Franklin: Jeff Pietrzak; Genoa City: Vicky Lilla; Glendale: Ian Baker Johnson, Francisco Mora, Fred Stein; Greenville: Deborah Vandenbloomer; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Carolyn Gagliardi, Diane Levesque, Dan Simoneau, Rebecca Venn; Lac du Flambeau: Christine Alfery; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson; Madison: Kathy Armstrong, Randal Feig, Cary Hunkel, John Jacoby, Madge Macfarlane, Lee Weiss; Marinette: Ernie Pleger; Mequon:Jan Effinger, Alice A. Struck; Milwaukee: Joyce Eesley, Deborah Fiedler, Earl Kittleson, Susan Leopold, Gene Mihleisen, Judith Gahn Murphy, JoAnna Poehlmann, Glenda Puhek, George Ronsholdt, Jan Serr, Anthony Weber; Oak Creek: Alfred Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Marilu McCartney, Pat Siok; Pewaukee: Sandra Wagner; Racine: Robert Andersen, Doris Beaudry, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Russell Bohn, Mary Burant, Sharon Christensen, Dian Gabriel, Nicole S. Higgs, David V. Holmes, Edwin Kalke, John Krewal, John Nowicki, LeRoy Petersen, Lance Raichert, Alice Rossman, Suzanne Schackelman, Marie Skowronski, Susan M. Sorenson, Jean Thielen, Maria Varga-Hansen, Maggie Venn; South Milwaukee: Diane Richards; Sheboygan: Gayle Meves; Sturtevant: Charles Velzka; Thiensville: Shelby Schait; Waterford: Linda Gerard Dzik, Jeanne Raccoli-Baas; Waukesha: Shirley Kroening, Charles Wickler; Waupaca: Theresa Drinka; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Kenney-Carter, Millie Minessale; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Linda Tump

Watercolor Wisconsin 2009

December 13, 2009 – April 24, 2010
Harold E. Hansen, Hartford
Souviens—Père Lachaise, 2009
Transparent watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a splendid Racine tradition with the opening of Watercolor Wisconsin 2009. As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of atists from throughout the state. This year’s show features 106 pieces by 87 Wisconsin artists.

Of 295 pieces submitted by 164 artists, approximately one third of the pieces were chosen for this year’s show. Three new works from this year’s competition will be purchased for the Racine Art Museum’s permanent collection, adding to RAM’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists. The Curator of Collections makes these purchases for the collection. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded to the artists whose pieces are selected as the best in the show.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Beloit: Helen Byron, Robert Houck; Black Earth: Linda Koenig; Bristol: Bonnielynn Brankey; Brookfield: Janet Lillie, Julia McMurray, Jean Pascek, Janet Roberts; Burlington: Marilyn Ahler; Caledonia: Nancy Neider; Cedarburg: Jean Crane, Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Dousman: John Wickenberg; Fox Lake: Judith Beyer; Franklin: Jeff Pietrzak; Genoa City: Vicky Lilla; Glendale: Ian Baker Johnson, Francisco Mora, Fred Stein; Greenville: Deborah Vandenbloomer; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Carolyn Gagliardi, Diane Levesque, Dan Simoneau, Rebecca Venn; Lac du Flambeau: Christine Alfery; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson; Madison: Kathy Armstrong, Randal Feig, Cary Hunkel, John Jacoby, Madge Macfarlane, Lee Weiss; Marinette: Ernie Pleger; Mequon:Jan Effinger, Alice A. Struck; Milwaukee: Joyce Eesley, Deborah Fiedler, Earl Kittleson, Susan Leopold, Gene Mihleisen, Judith Gahn Murphy, JoAnna Poehlmann, Glenda Puhek, George Ronsholdt, Jan Serr, Anthony Weber; Oak Creek: Alfred Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Marilu McCartney, Pat Siok; Pewaukee: Sandra Wagner; Racine: Robert Andersen, Doris Beaudry, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Russell Bohn, Mary Burant, Sharon Christensen, Dian Gabriel, Nicole S. Higgs, David V. Holmes, Edwin Kalke, John Krewal, John Nowicki, LeRoy Petersen, Lance Raichert, Alice Rossman, Suzanne Schackelman, Marie Skowronski, Susan M. Sorenson, Jean Thielen, Maria Varga-Hansen, Maggie Venn; South Milwaukee: Diane Richards; Sheboygan: Gayle Meves; Sturtevant: Charles Velzka; Thiensville: Shelby Schait; Waterford: Linda Gerard Dzik, Jeanne Raccoli-Baas; Waukesha: Shirley Kroening, Charles Wickler; Waupaca: Theresa Drinka; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Kenney-Carter, Millie Minessale; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Linda Tump

Awards

Memorial Purchase Awards

George Frederiksen Award
Lance Raichert, Curly Kale

Frances and William Gerler Award
JoAnna Poehlmann, Red Caps

Arthur J. LeBlanc Award
David V. Holmes, Requiem for a Tin Man

First Award

Russell Bohn, Dad Hitch-hiking to the Tavern

Second Award

Francisco Mora, La Ultima y Nos Vamos

Third Award

Alice Rossman, Could Use A Broome

Awards of Merit

Joyce Eesley, Cherry Reflections

Carolyn Gagliardi, Red Clouds

Harold E. Hansen, Souviens—Père Lachaise

Merchandise Awards

Amy Arnston, Fall Wind

Mary Burant, Carnival

David V. Holmes, Requiem for a Tin Man

Cary Hunkel, Exploring

Gene Mihleisen, Untitled

JoAnna Poehlmann, Red Caps

Lance Raichert, Curly Kale

George Ronsholdt, Lobster Fest

Fred Stein, You Raise Me Up

Linda Tump, Water Washed

Lee Weiss, Dream Stream

John Wickenberg, Special Nest

Charles Wickler, Conflicted

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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