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