Rebecca Venn
Hot Head, 2016
Watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

Watercolor Wisconsin 2016

December 11, 2016 – April 22, 2017

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. This year’s show features a variety of subjects, from animals, flowers, and landscape to figurative studies and the abstract.

Peter Power—Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Print Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—and Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery—an adjunct faculty in the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College Chicago, and a visual artist—juried this year’s show. Power and Stapleton considered 272 works submitted by 155 artists, narrowing down the selection to 98 works by 71 Wisconsin artists.

Also on view at RAM, Honoring Fifty Years of Watercolor Wisconsin features works that were acquired from past juried shows for the permanent collection. These acquisitions were made using various special funds dedicated to growing RAM’s holdings in contemporary watercolor or were gifted by donors.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Appleton: Gary Hanks; Brookfield: Julia F. McMurray; Burlington: Jimmy Yanny; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Sandra Pape; Franksville: Sue Horton; Fredonia: Tim Day; Glendale: Kathleen Bergstrom; Grafton: Wallis Coffman, Jean Crane; Hales Corners: Betty A. Storey; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen, Barbara Sorenson Rambadt; Janesville: Connie Glowacki; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, James Block, Judy Gotta, Sande Jensen, Robert Marcella, Beverly J. Mich, Carlotta Miller, Paula Touhey, Greg Uttech, Rebecca Venn; Madison: Randal Feig, Linda P. Hancock, Doug Haynes, Brian McCormick; Mequon: Kathleen Nelson, Alice Struck; Middleton: Michael Kratochwill; Milwaukee: Michael D. Andrysczyk, Joyce Eesley, Steve Horvath, Matt Kuhlman, Kiefer Ledell, Susan Leopold, JoAnna Poehlmann; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Neenah: Kathryn Wedge; New Berlin: Julie San Felipe; Oak Creek: Al Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Virgilyn Driscoll; Racine: Jerry Belland, Mary Burant, Ellen Cardwell, Lisa Englander, Maureen Fritchen, Christopher Johns, Edwin Kalke, Jeff Kosmala, John Krewal, Karen Mathis, Sharon Mellberg, Lance Raichert, Linda Somogyi, Susan M. Sorenson, Dina Walker, Sue Wolff; Salem: Harry Wirth; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Linda Gerard Dzik, Edith Kubicek; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Chris Sommerfelt; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback

Watercolor Wisconsin 2016

December 11, 2016 – April 22, 2017
Rebecca Venn
Hot Head, 2016
Watercolor
Photography: Jon Bolton

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. This year’s show features a variety of subjects, from animals, flowers, and landscape to figurative studies and the abstract.

Peter Power—Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Print Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—and Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery—an adjunct faculty in the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College Chicago, and a visual artist—juried this year’s show. Power and Stapleton considered 272 works submitted by 155 artists, narrowing down the selection to 98 works by 71 Wisconsin artists.

Also on view at RAM, Honoring Fifty Years of Watercolor Wisconsin features works that were acquired from past juried shows for the permanent collection. These acquisitions were made using various special funds dedicated to growing RAM’s holdings in contemporary watercolor or were gifted by donors.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Catalogue (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Appleton: Gary Hanks; Brookfield: Julia F. McMurray; Burlington: Jimmy Yanny; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Sandra Pape; Franksville: Sue Horton; Fredonia: Tim Day; Glendale: Kathleen Bergstrom; Grafton: Wallis Coffman, Jean Crane; Hales Corners: Betty A. Storey; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen, Barbara Sorenson Rambadt; Janesville: Connie Glowacki; Kenosha: Dennis Bayuzick, James Block, Judy Gotta, Sande Jensen, Robert Marcella, Beverly J. Mich, Carlotta Miller, Paula Touhey, Greg Uttech, Rebecca Venn; Madison: Randal Feig, Linda P. Hancock, Doug Haynes, Brian McCormick; Mequon: Kathleen Nelson, Alice Struck; Middleton: Michael Kratochwill; Milwaukee: Michael D. Andrysczyk, Joyce Eesley, Steve Horvath, Matt Kuhlman, Kiefer Ledell, Susan Leopold, JoAnna Poehlmann; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Neenah: Kathryn Wedge; New Berlin: Julie San Felipe; Oak Creek: Al Minzlaff; Oconomowoc: Virgilyn Driscoll; Racine: Jerry Belland, Mary Burant, Ellen Cardwell, Lisa Englander, Maureen Fritchen, Christopher Johns, Edwin Kalke, Jeff Kosmala, John Krewal, Karen Mathis, Sharon Mellberg, Lance Raichert, Linda Somogyi, Susan M. Sorenson, Dina Walker, Sue Wolff; Salem: Harry Wirth; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Linda Gerard Dzik, Edith Kubicek; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Chris Sommerfelt; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback

Awards

Memorial Purchase Awards

Larry Beebe and Robert S. Toivonen Award
Edwin C. Kalke, The Last Picture Show I

RuthAnn Pettibone Award
Steve Horvath, Light and Shade

Vera Roeschen Award
Randal Feig, Vineyard, Casablanca, Chile

First Award

Steve Horvath, Light and Shade

Second Award

Harry Wirth, Frontier

Third Award

Christine Miller, A Space-Cowboy Adventure… Rocket Rodeo Round-up!!

Awards of Merit

Virgilyn Driscoll, Acts of War Series #10

Susan Leopold, Pair and a Spare

Robert Marcella, Winter’s Prelude

Merchandise Awards

Dennis Bayuzick, Exercise

James Block, Autumn Ranch

Bruce Boeck, Waterfall

Michael Kratochwill, Liquid Lace

Edith Kubicek, Watering Cans

Carlotta Miller, Buckets of Blooms

Alice Rossman, Lyric

Chris Sommerfelt, Morning Stroll Abstracted

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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