Regina Baker
Blue Shoes, 2020
Watercolor
First Award, Watercolor Wisconsin 2020
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Watercolor Wisconsin 2020

December 16, 2020 – April 24, 2021

Now in its 54th year, the exhibition was started in 1966 to honor the depth and breadth of watercolor in the State of Wisconsin. This year’s show features 98 works by 78 Wisconsin artists.

Jurors for this year’s exhibition are Victor Armendariz and Kathy Weaver. Armendariz is founder of Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, Illinois, which opened in 2017 and features contemporary art in a variety of media by an international stable of artists. Previously, Armendariz worked at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented thought-provoking figurative artwork, museum-quality works of realism, and studio furniture with exacting detail for two decades.

Weaver is a watercolor artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois; the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin; and the Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Grant. Weaver received her MA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Appleton: Gary Hanks; Bayside: Judith Murphy; Beaver Dam: Judy Beyer; Burlington: Jimmy Yanny; Caledonia: Veronica Gagliano Averkamp, Nancy Neider; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Delavan: Sandra Willard; Edgerton: Victoria Bein; Egg Harbor: Michael Nitsch, Annette Schuh; Fox Point: Francisco X. Mora; Franksville: Sue Horton; Fredonia: Katie Musolff; Germantown: Mary Boettcher; Glendale: Pat Hidson, Ann Tarantino Smith; Grafton: Wallis Coffman, Jean Crane; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Carlotta Miller, Greg Uttech; Mequon: Betty Rubner, Alice Struck; Milwaukee: Ney Tait Fraser; Madeline Martin, Kathleen Nelson, JoAnna Poehlmann, Kiefer Ledell Waterman; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Susan Towne; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Neenah: Kathryn Wedge; New Berlin: Julie San Felipe; Oak Creek: Michael Gehrke; Oconomowoc: Virgilyn Driscoll, Marilu McCartney; Oshkosh: William Greider; Racine: Regina Baker, Doris Beaudry, Karen Broman, Mary Ann Bresnahan, Margo Cuisinier, Deedee Dumont, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, P.M. Fallon, Pat Gilbert, Jane Hobbs-Baldwin, Christopher Johns, Suzanne Kadamian, Barbara Kukla, Jeff Kosmala, John Krewal, Karen Mathis, Janet Mrazek, Jude Poplawski, Lance Raichert, Susan M. Sorenson, Dina Walker, Kelly Witte; Stevens Point: Lois Freeberg-Hagen; Sturtevant: Jenny Pham; Theinsville: William Davis, Tom Hovorka; Waterford: Laura Gillespie, Edith Kubicek; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Wind Point: Catherine Gaspero

Watercolor Wisconsin 2020

December 16, 2020 – April 24, 2021
Regina Baker
Blue Shoes, 2020
Watercolor
First Award, Watercolor Wisconsin 2020
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

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.

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Appleton: Gary Hanks; Bayside: Judith Murphy; Beaver Dam: Judy Beyer; Burlington: Jimmy Yanny; Caledonia: Veronica Gagliano Averkamp, Nancy Neider; Cedarburg: Patrick Doughman, Bruce Hustad; Delavan: Sandra Willard; Edgerton: Victoria Bein; Egg Harbor: Michael Nitsch, Annette Schuh; Fox Point: Francisco X. Mora; Franksville: Sue Horton; Fredonia: Katie Musolff; Germantown: Mary Boettcher; Glendale: Pat Hidson, Ann Tarantino Smith; Grafton: Wallis Coffman, Jean Crane; Hartford: Harold E. Hansen; Kenosha: Don Hinrichs, Diane Levesque, Carlotta Miller, Greg Uttech; Mequon: Betty Rubner, Alice Struck; Milwaukee: Ney Tait Fraser; Madeline Martin, Kathleen Nelson, JoAnna Poehlmann, Kiefer Ledell Waterman; Mount Pleasant: Robert W. Andersen, Jerrold Belland, Richard Berns, Susan Towne; Nashotah: Alice Rossman; Neenah: Kathryn Wedge; New Berlin: Julie San Felipe; Oak Creek: Michael Gehrke; Oconomowoc: Virgilyn Driscoll, Marilu McCartney; Oshkosh: William Greider; Racine: Regina Baker, Doris Beaudry, Karen Broman, Mary Ann Bresnahan, Margo Cuisinier, Deedee Dumont, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, P.M. Fallon, Pat Gilbert, Jane Hobbs-Baldwin, Christopher Johns, Suzanne Kadamian, Barbara Kukla, Jeff Kosmala, John Krewal, Karen Mathis, Janet Mrazek, Jude Poplawski, Lance Raichert, Susan M. Sorenson, Dina Walker, Kelly Witte; Stevens Point: Lois Freeberg-Hagen; Sturtevant: Jenny Pham; Theinsville: William Davis, Tom Hovorka; Waterford: Laura Gillespie, Edith Kubicek; Waukesha: Bruce Boeck; Wauwatosa: Carolyn Simpson; Whitefish Bay: Anne Miotke; Whitewater: Christine B. Miller, Linda Tump; Wind Point: Catherine Gaspero

Awards

Memorial Purchase Awards

Edith F. Buhler Award
Regina Baker, Blue Shoes

Edwin C. Kalke Award
Diane Levesque, The Grapplers

Deanna L. Parrish Award
Katie Musolff, Plotting Their Next Move

Constance M. Sharp Award
Carlotta Miller, Everything Calculated…

First Award

Regina Baker, Blue Shoes

Second Award

Christine B. Miller, Now Playing: Good vs. Evil…Starring the Banana-Boat-Boys & Banana-Fandanga-Gals, a C.B.d’ Miller Picture

Third Award

Sandra Willard, A Boke of Crowds

Awards of Merit

Patrick Doughman, Adrift

Harold E. Hansen, Ceci N’est Pas Un Miroir. (This is Not a Mirror).

Julie San Felipe, Shelley: The Waning Moon

Merchandise Awards

Deedee Dumont, Untitled

Laura Gillespie, Repeated Refrains of Nature

Diane Levesque, The Grapplers

Carlotta Miller, Everything Calculated…

JoAnna Poehlmann, Pencil Museum for Cornell

Lance Reichert, Just Alone

Gallery of Work

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