Doug DeVinny, Racine
Begats: Gone Tomorrow, 2014
Watercolor and collage
First Award, Watercolor Wisconsin 2014
Photography: Jon Bolton

Watercolor Wisconsin 2014

December 14, 2014 – April 25, 2015

As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. Of 262 pieces submitted by 166 artists, approximately one-half of the pieces were selected. This year’s show featured 114 pieces by 100 Wisconsin artists.

Jurors for this year’s exhibition were Victor Armendariz and Aron Packer. Armendariz has been Assistant Director at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois since 1997. He has represented the gallery in speaking engagements and exhibitions across the country, including SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art) in Chicago, New York City, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Packer is Partner/Director of Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a gallery director for over two decades. With an original interest in folk art, Packer has curated and juried hundreds of exhibitions throughout his career. His recent focus is on contemporary art, that is “little obscure,idiosyncratic, and the road not obviously taken.”

During the opening reception Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, hosted the awards presentation to honor the most accomplished artists in this exhibition. Three new works were purchased for the Racine Art Museum’s permanent collection, adding to RAM’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Burlington: Sandra Nowicki; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad, Tom Kubala, Sandra Pape; Delavan: Sandra Willard; East Troy: Sandra Kessel; Elkhorn: Kay Meyer; Fontana: Susie Williams; Fort Atkinson: Bethann Moran; Fox Point: Barbara Friedman, Patricia Neibor; Germantown: Mary Boettcher; Glendale: Kathleen Bergstrom, Roselie Rentz; Grafton: Jean Crane; Greenville: Deborah Vandenbloomer; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Hartland: Barbara Sorenson Rambadt; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, James Block, Muriel Cunningham, Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Bob Marcella, Carlotta Miller, Helen Napier, Jami Rutherford, Amy Misurelli Sorensen, John Terhardt, Greg Uttech, Rebecca Venn; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson; Lake Tomahawk: Joanne Nock Olsen; Madison: Carrie Hunkel, Elizabeth Ivers, Helen Klebesadel; Marinette: Ernie Pleger; Mequon: Jan Effinger, Kathleen Nelson, Betty J. Rubner, Diane Schlitz, Lois Buley Wirth; Milwaukee: Ann Baer, Shari Brzinski, Joyce Eesley, Suzanne Haislmaier; Steve Horvath, Joel Jaecks, Madeline Martin, Gene Mihleisen, Judith Gahn Murphy, JoAnna Poehlmann, George Ronsholdt, Pat Zandron; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Richard Berns, Eileen Black, Karen Chartrand; Muskego: Jan Wood; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; North Prairie: Charlene Southworth; Oconomowoc: Virgi Driscoll, Marilu McCartney; Oshkosh: Huey aka William Greider, Joye Moon; Racine: Regina Baker, Jerrold Belland, Russell Bohn, Mary Ann Bresnahan, Karen Brittain, Karen Broman, Doug DeVinny, Deedee Dumont, Lisa Englander, Pat Gilbert, Nancy Greenebaum, Edwin C. Kalke, Barbara Kukla, Laura Lehman, Mary E. Nelson, Thom Petersen, Kate Peterson, Don Ricchio, Phil Saxon, Susan M. Sorenson, Sue Wolff; Salem: Harry Wirth; Sturtevant: Janet Mrazek; Theresa: Nancy Lamers; Thiensville: William Davis; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Edith Kubicek; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson, Chris Sommerfelt; Whitefish Bay: Ney Fraser, Anne E. Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback

Watercolor Wisconsin 2014

December 14, 2014 – April 25, 2015
Doug DeVinny, Racine
Begats: Gone Tomorrow, 2014
Watercolor and collage
First Award, Watercolor Wisconsin 2014
Photography: Jon Bolton

As one of the museum’s most popular annual shows, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. Of 262 pieces submitted by 166 artists, approximately one-half of the pieces were selected. This year’s show featured 114 pieces by 100 Wisconsin artists.

Jurors for this year’s exhibition were Victor Armendariz and Aron Packer. Armendariz has been Assistant Director at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois since 1997. He has represented the gallery in speaking engagements and exhibitions across the country, including SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art) in Chicago, New York City, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Packer is Partner/Director of Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a gallery director for over two decades. With an original interest in folk art, Packer has curated and juried hundreds of exhibitions throughout his career. His recent focus is on contemporary art, that is “little obscure,idiosyncratic, and the road not obviously taken.”

During the opening reception Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, hosted the awards presentation to honor the most accomplished artists in this exhibition. Three new works were purchased for the Racine Art Museum’s permanent collection, adding to RAM’s holdings of extraordinary Wisconsin artists.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Burlington: Sandra Nowicki; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad, Tom Kubala, Sandra Pape; Delavan: Sandra Willard; East Troy: Sandra Kessel; Elkhorn: Kay Meyer; Fontana: Susie Williams; Fort Atkinson: Bethann Moran; Fox Point: Barbara Friedman, Patricia Neibor; Germantown: Mary Boettcher; Glendale: Kathleen Bergstrom, Roselie Rentz; Grafton: Jean Crane; Greenville: Deborah Vandenbloomer; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Hartland: Barbara Sorenson Rambadt; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, James Block, Muriel Cunningham, Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Bob Marcella, Carlotta Miller, Helen Napier, Jami Rutherford, Amy Misurelli Sorensen, John Terhardt, Greg Uttech, Rebecca Venn; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson; Lake Tomahawk: Joanne Nock Olsen; Madison: Carrie Hunkel, Elizabeth Ivers, Helen Klebesadel; Marinette: Ernie Pleger; Mequon: Jan Effinger, Kathleen Nelson, Betty J. Rubner, Diane Schlitz, Lois Buley Wirth; Milwaukee: Ann Baer, Shari Brzinski, Joyce Eesley, Suzanne Haislmaier; Steve Horvath, Joel Jaecks, Madeline Martin, Gene Mihleisen, Judith Gahn Murphy, JoAnna Poehlmann, George Ronsholdt, Pat Zandron; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Richard Berns, Eileen Black, Karen Chartrand; Muskego: Jan Wood; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; North Prairie: Charlene Southworth; Oconomowoc: Virgi Driscoll, Marilu McCartney; Oshkosh: Huey aka William Greider, Joye Moon; Racine: Regina Baker, Jerrold Belland, Russell Bohn, Mary Ann Bresnahan, Karen Brittain, Karen Broman, Doug DeVinny, Deedee Dumont, Lisa Englander, Pat Gilbert, Nancy Greenebaum, Edwin C. Kalke, Barbara Kukla, Laura Lehman, Mary E. Nelson, Thom Petersen, Kate Peterson, Don Ricchio, Phil Saxon, Susan M. Sorenson, Sue Wolff; Salem: Harry Wirth; Sturtevant: Janet Mrazek; Theresa: Nancy Lamers; Thiensville: William Davis; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Edith Kubicek; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson, Chris Sommerfelt; Whitefish Bay: Ney Fraser, Anne E. Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback

Awards

Memorial Purchase Awards

William H. and Sharon A. Blaesing Award
JoAnna Poehlmann, Pick-Up Sticks: Homage to Jules Bastien LePage

Elenora Smith and Kathy Thielen Montvel-Cohen Award
Huey aka William Greider, Forbidden Dream

Joan M. Spinks Award
Helen Klebesadel, Peaches

First Award

Doug DeVinny, Begats: Gone Tomorrow

Second Award

Harold E. Hansen, Home of the Coldstream Guards, Scotland

Third Award

Virgi Driscoll, Acts of War Series #6

Awards of Merit

Jerrold Belland, Memorial Drive Journal 2

Don Ricchio, Au Naturel

Rebecca Venn, Trio

Merchandise Awards

Amy Arnston, Above the Falls

Russell Bohn, American Lad

Shari Brzinski, Waves in Summer

Patrick Doughman, Soup Kitchen

Huey aka William Greider, Forbidden Dream

Sandra Kessel, Dogtooth Violets

Nancy Lamers, Blue Dream II

Bethann Moran, Where Voices Grow Quiet

Jamie Rutherford, Golden Girl I

Sandra Willard, The Green Raven

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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