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CoPA members are invited to submit FIVE images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop Gallery.  Images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery. 
Theme: “The Nature of Summer”
Artistic images showing nature are desired. Images depicting plants, flowers, trees, insects, birds, or animals are appropriate.  Essentially any image of garden plants, water features in or around the garden, or garden inhabitants will be considered.
Venue: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Gift Shop, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130
Eligibility and Restrictions: Electronic submission DEADLINE: June 1, 2015.

Click the "headline" for submission details!


·       Open to active CoPA members and members of the Wisconsin Birders and Owl about Wisconsin Facebook Groups. Other Wisconsin-based bird enthusiasts’ group members are encouraged to contact Jill Newton Moore at jill.moore@alverno.eduif your group would like to participate.

Submission deadline: June 15, 2015      

Not a CoPA Member? Click on the PayPal button in the prospectus.

VENUE: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (SLWC) Education Wing
19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

THEME: Birds in natural habitats

OPENING RECEPTION:  July 24 5:30-7 p.m.


            Robin Luther, Photographer, Educators, Educational director of the SLWC

            Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Painter


Each juror will select a Juror’s Choice from among the submissions. Visitors to the exhibit will cast ballots (one ballot per person) during the Opening Reception for a People’s Choice Award. All three winners will receive a one-year membership to CoPA, and the selected images will be featured on the CoPA website.

Exhibition Dates: July 31 – September 10, 2015
VENUE: Art*Bar   722 E. Burleigh, Milwaukee, WI 53212
(In Milwaukee's Riverwest Neighborhood)
THEME: What does "reflection" mean to you? It can be an historical reflection, a literal reflection, a reflection of who you are in relation to the city you know, or something else. Reflect on what Milwaukee is to you and show it to us in a picture.
You must be a current member of CoPA. 
There is a $10 submission fee to enter up to 2 images into this show. All proceeds will go toward CoPA operating and advertising expenses.
Click the PayPal Button at the end of the prospectus after preparing your entries and logging into the CoPA website as a CoPA member.  You will be taken to the submission form where you can enter your images and provide required image information.

Call for participation from CoPA members on the Board of Directors.  The CoPA Board of Directors is also looking for CoPA members wishing to make "manageable" commitments to CoPA committees.   Contact a CoPA Board member now to express your interest.

All the shows have a botanical/nature theme. The photos on display were selected by a jury from 100 images submitted.All images on display are for sale and a portion of the monies from sales will go to support and maintain the gift shop.

Take a photographic journey to Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and the Mid-Continent Railway Museum with Art’s Cameras Plus, Tamron and professional photographer David Akoubian!
The Workshop is offered through CoPA Sponsor: Art's Camera Plus.

PhotoPlace Gallery juror, Eddie Soloway , has accepted CoPA Members Marcia Getto and Michael Knapstein images into their gallery exhibition "The Golden Hours: At Dawn and Dusk." 
Gallery Exhibition: June 2 - 26, 2015
PHOTOPLACE GALLERY  3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. April 23 - May 17, 2015
Paul Matzner's photo project "Facing You/Facing Me" is the story of the week on JPG Magazine online:

Beginning with our January meeting we will be switching back to meeting on the second Tuesday of each month and we will be at our new location:
Louise's (Downtown Milwaukee location)
801 N. Jefferson St.
Milwaukee, WI  53202
( NW corner of Jefferson & Wells Sts., across from Cathedral Square)
Please click HERE for complete details.

January 9 - March 14, 2015
The Center for the Visual Arts - Wausau hosts its signature juried exhibition Midwest Seasons for the 25th year! A highly-anticipated exhibition each year, artists from across the country submit artwork in all mediums and styles, describing the seasons of the Midwest. This year's juror is Helen R. Klebesadel (MFA UW-Madison). CoPA members Martha Coaty and Colleen Gunderson have work in this exhibition.

November 16, 2014 – January 18, 2015
The juried exhibition Take Me With You: An Exhibition Without Bordersasks artists to "pick a special place and take us there with you. Embody that place and its significance to your life in a work of visual or literary art. How would you depict your favorite childhood hiding place or a solitary walk on the beach such that it resonates and expresses its influence in your life? A front stoop drenched in sunlight, the neighborhood skate park at dusk, an empty downtown street." CoPA members Martha Coaty, Michael Havice and Dale Van Minsel have work in this exhibition.

November 21, 2014–January 11, 2015
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend is pleased to bring you MOWA CON—the place where members, art and fantasy collide! This year’s MOWA Members’ show features 250 artists from all areas of the state, of varying ages and working in a myriad of media. CoPA members Colleen Gunderson, Gail Marquardt, Paul Matzner and Jerry Styberg have work in this show.

November 1, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Opening Reception:  Thursday, November 6, 4-8:30 pm
Androgyny explores the power and complexity of gender identity. The exhibition presents all new works by CoPA member Lois Bielefeld including portraits, video pieces and an installation with audio.

August 20 – December 23, 2014
Over a period of three years, Nadav Kander photographed scenes he encountered on the banks of China’s Yangtze River. More people live along the Yangtze, the third longest river in the world, than in the United States. As he traveled upstream and more than 4,100 miles from the river’s mouth to its source, Kander was struck by the transformation he witnessed.

July 10 - October 19, 2014
The Milwaukee Art Museum is proud to present Postcards from America: Milwaukee, the first museum exhibition of photographs from the Postcards from America project, initiated by a group of photographers to foster artistic and intellectual collaboration. The exhibition, which features pictures of Milwaukee and surrounding communities, from State Fair to women laborers, opened July 10 in the Museum’s Contemporary Galleries.

June 20 - September 25, 2014
The Coalition of Photographic Arts and The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are pleased to present Visitors to the Garden. Photographs depicting Visitors to the Garden have been selected for exhibit and sale in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are dedicated to preserving and promoting Boerner Botanical Gardens and Arboretum as an outstanding regional resource and vital regional asset.

April 25 - July 27, 2014
Today in America, many of us are more familiar with our online world than our actual neighborhood. We spend endless hours on social media and interact with hundreds of people on virtual forums. We think of these as intimate relationships, but often they are separated by vast expanses of physical space. In The People in Your Neighborhood, MOWA celebrates the uniqueness of place with photographs from members of CoPA.

Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. and Zimmerman Architectural Studios announce the launch of a newly created Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency Pilot Program for 2014. The residency will focus attention on interconnections between culture, community and ecology in the Valley. As the inaugural Artist in Residence, photographer Eddee Daniel brings to the role a vision of the Menomonee Valley as a dynamic and vital part of the fabric of Milwaukee, where economic and community development is integrated with parks and natural areas.

CoPA member Gail Marquardt is exhibiting two photographs: farm implements. and sleep on it. at the Freeport Art Museum's (FAM) Tenth Annual Regional Juried Exhibition. The annual Regional Juried Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to debut their latest work.  FAM has a distinguished reputation of exhibiting a wide range of contemporary art and each year the museum welcomes new names to the list of featured emerging and established artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts - Milwaukee and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts are pleased to present CoPA’s 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition, an annual opportunity for emerging and established artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota to exhibit their contemporary photography.  This year’s juror is Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

Spend two full days with master printer and photographer Carl Corey while he develops a custom workflow from your raw file. This is a one-on-one workshop designed around your working preferences. Using Adobe Lightroom®, Capture One®, Adobe Photoshop® and Canon printers Carl will take you from raw file development through the file tweaking process to finished file and print. You will learn how to have complete control over your camera files, proper archiving and resource management and most importantly the ability to repeatedly create the very best archive files and archival prints in both color and B&W.

Harley Davidson is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. In honor of this, The Coalition of Photographic Arts presents a collection of fine art photographs portraying Harley Davidson’s motorcycles and the related lifestyle of its faithful riders. This collection of photographs will be on display in “The Gallery by KASANA” from Friday July 26 through Sunday September 1.

Gallery 224 is pleased to present their "Photography" exhibition, to be held at the gallery from July 12 though September 1, 2013. Sixteen artists were selected to exhibit a series of their photographs investigating the theme of their choice. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday July 12, from 5-7 pm. Beginning July 13, gallery hours are Saturdays 9-3 and Sundays 1-3, or by appointment. Docent-led tours are available upon request.