One of the museum’s most popular shows, Watercolor Wisconsin is a statewide competition organized by the museum annually since 1966. This longrunning, juried exhibition attracts a wide range of artists. Limited only by their materials—aqueous media such as acrylic and watercolor—artists are free to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works on paper.
Of 303 pieces submitted by 165 artists, approximately one-third of these pieces were chosen for this year’s show—featuring 125 pieces by 95 artists. Two new works from this year’s competition were be purchased for the Racine Art Museum’s permanent collection, adding to RAM’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists.
Artists in the Exhibition
Appleton: Gary Hanks; Bayside: Connie Hoogerland; Brookfield: Julia McMurray, Jean Pascek, Janet Roberts; Burlington: Dave Jewell; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad, Tom Kubala; Delavan: Sandra Willard; Eagle River: Louise Engelbrecht; Elm Grove: Karen Finerty; Fontana: Susie Williams; Franklin: Carol Christ; Franksville: Sue Horton; Genoa City: Marilyn Olson; Germantown: Mary Boettcher; Glendale: Pat Hidson, Roselie Rentz; Grafton: Wallace Coffman; Greendale: John Vlaj; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Hartland: Barbara Sorenson Rambadt; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, Sande Jensen, Beverly Mich, Carlotta Miller, Amy Misurelli Sorensen, Rebecca Venn; Lake Geneva: Sybil Brauneis Klug, Nancy Newcomb; Lake Mills: Amy Arnston; Lake Tomahawk: Joanne Nock Olsen; Madison: Theresa Drinka, Randal Feig, Carrie Hunkel, Elizabeth Ivers, Brian McCormick; Mequon: Jan Effinger, Kathleen Nelson, Alice Struck; Milwaukee: Joyce Eesley, Steve Horvath, Madeline Martin, Gene Mihleisen, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Sarah K. Andersen; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; New Berlin: Rebecca Moczulewski; North Prairie: Margaret Schumann; Oak Creek: Al Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Marilu McCartney; Oshkosh: Maxine Nobbe, Huey Peckerhead; Racine: Jerrold Belland, Joseph Church, Doug DeVinny, Lisa Englander, David Garner, Nancy Greenebaum, Jane Hobbs-Baldwin, David Holmes, Christopher Johns, Edwin C. Kalke, Jeff Kosmala, John Krewal, Deb Marett, Christine Patten, Thom Petersen, Lance Raichert, Don Ricchio, Suzanne Schackelman, Susan M. Sorenson, Jean Thielen, Dyan Tishuk, Donald Tobias, Maggie Venn, Sue Wolff; Rubicon: David Bielot; Salem: Harry Wirth; Shorewood: Terry Kumakura; Thiensville: William Davis; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Linda Gerard Dzik, Edith Kubicek; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck, Peggy Thurston Farrell; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson; Whitefish Bay: Beth Costello, Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Nikki Knudsen, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback