RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues an important Racine tradition with the opening of Watercolor Wisconsin 2018. One of the museum’s most popular shows, Watercolor Wisconsin is a statewide competition organized by the museum annually since 1966. This long-running, 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.
Gretchen Burch—Certified Member of the prestigious Appraisers Association of America and Principal of GB Fine Art in Oak Park—and Beth Shadur—Artist-in-Education for the Illinois Arts Council in Chicago, Illinois—juried this year’s show. Burch and Shadur considered 254 works submitted by 145 artists, narrowing down the selection to 108 works by 85 Wisconsin artists.
Artists in the Exhibition
Appleton: Gary Hanks; Beaver Dam: Judy Beyer; Brookfield: Julia F. McMurray; Burlington: Jimmy Yanny; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Delavan: Judith Getz Buzzell, Sandra Willard; Egg Harbor: Michael Nitsch; Fox Point: Francisco X. Mora, Franklin: Carol Christ; Glendale: Pat Hidson, Fred Stein; Grafton: Jean Crane; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Janesville: Barbara Mathews; Kenosha: James Block, Carolyn Gagliardi, Genevieve Gagliardi-Gerou, Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Carlotta Miller, Dennis Bayuzick; Lake Mills: Amy Arntson, Karen Beal-Crosby; Madison: Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly, Claire Mangasarian, Marcia Smith; Middleton: Michael Kratochwill; Milwaukee: Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Ney Collier, Joyce Eesley, Kiefer Ledell, Todd Mrozinski, Valerie Pawlak, JoAnna Poehlmann, Leslie Vansen; Mount Horeb: Peggy Flora Zalucha; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Neenah: Kathryn Wedge; North Prairie: Margaret Schumann; Oconomowoc: Virgilyn Driscoll; Oshkosh: William Grieder, Maxine Nobbe; Racine: Regina Baker, Kristen Bartel, Doris Beaudry, Jerry Belland, Richard Berns, Karen Brittain, Caye Christensen, Margo Cuisinier, Lisa Englander, John Falk, Nancy Greenebaum, Ann Henkes, Christopher Johns, Lance Raichert, Phil Saxon, Susan M. Sorenson, Dyan Tishuk, Kelly Witte, Sue Wolff, Marc Wollman; Rubicon: David Bielot; Salem: Missy Isely-Poltrock, Harry Wirth; Shorewood: James Hartel; Shorewood Hills: Cary Hunkel; Stevens Point: Jane Barnard, Lois Freeberg-Hagen; Stoddard: Katie Musolff; Theresa: Nancy Lamers; Waterford: Linda Gerard Dzik, Edith Kubicek; Waterloo: Mary Tilton; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck; Wausau: Diane Shabino; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson, Chris Sommerfelt; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Williams Bay: Lynne Railsback