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.
Christina Haglid—Senior Paper Conservator and Manager for the Art Conservation Department at Joel Oppenheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois—and Tom Herzberg—a freelance illustrator for over 30 years and longtime member of the U.S. Air Force Art Program, with artwork in the permanent collection of the Pentagon—juried this year’s show. Haglid and Herzberg considered 261 works submitted by 148 artists, narrowing down the selection to 104 works by 75 Wisconsin artists.
Artists in the Exhibition
Appleton: Gary Hanks; Beaver Dam: Judy Beyer; Brookfield: Jean Pascek, Janet Roberts; Burlington: Gillian Graffy; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad, Tom Kubala; Delavan: Jenny Knavel, Dennis Markley, Sandra Willard; East Troy: Sandra Kessel; Fontana: Cathy Rocca, Susie Williams; Glendale: Fred Stein; Grafton: Wallis Coffman, Jean Crane; Greendale: John Vlaj; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Genevieve Gagliardi-Gerov, Carlotta Miller, John W. Terhardt; Lake Mills: Karen Beal-Crosby; Lake Tomahawk: JoAnn Nock Olsen; Madison: Theresa Drinka, Melissa Enderle, Elizabeth Ivers, Brian McCormick, David Williams; Mequon: Alice Struck; Middleton: Vicki Pierce; Milwaukee: Michael Andrysczyk, Joyce Eesley, Kiefer Ledell, Don Linke, JoAnna Poehlmann, George Ronsholdt; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Sarah Andersen, Eileen Black, Doug DeVinny; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Oconomowoc: Virgi Driscoll; Oshkosh: Nancy Marks, Maxine Nobbe; Racine: Regina Baker, Jerry Belland, Karen Broman, Lisa Englander, Karen Mathis, James McFarland, Nate Mortensen, Christine Patten, Lance Raichert, Suzanne Schackelman, Phil Schultz, Dina Walker, Kelly Witte; Rubicon: David Bielot; Salem: Harry Wirth; Shorewood: Madeline Martin; Stevens Point: Lois Freeberg-Hagen, Annette Schuh; Thiensville: William Davis, Tom Hovorka; Waterford: Norman Abplanalp, Linda Gerard Dzik; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Kenny-Carter, Chris Sommerfelt; West Bend: Louise Joyner; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback