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.
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