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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. The exhibition runs concurrently with Carl Corey: For Love and Money.

An exhibit showcasing photos by Dale Van Minsel is on display now through June 30 at Lake’s Edge Gallery, located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, on campus at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, features seven photos shot by Van Minsel, a Howards Grove resident who works as the Digital and Communications Coordinator at Silver Lake College. The Franciscan Music Center is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Meredith W. Watts will show several images of dance and dancers at THE Fine Art Gallery, 2nd floor of the Marshall Building, beginning April 25, 2014, Gallery Night in the Third Ward.  The opening will be 5-9 pm, with dancers around 7 pm to help open the show. There is also an artist talk on Friday May 16 from 6-7 pm in the gallery, titled Dancing Wisdom.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are pleased to present Welcoming Summer. Photographs depicting Welcoming Summer 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.

Artists Gallery in Racine, Wisconsin is pleased to present photographer Judith Pannozo as the Featured Artist of the Month. The exhibition will consist of two segments.  The first is a portion of the contemporary series Silent Urban Rhythms, based on people going about their lives, finding the in-between moments in chaos.  The second segment includes scenic images, most of which were taken in Italy.

CoPA member Marc Wollman will be in a two-artist joint exhibition at Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This exhibition pairs Wollman's photographs with sculptures by Deedee Dumont.

If you go:

3-D Gallery:Deedee Dumont and Marc Wollman

Apr. 13 – Jun. 1, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, April 13 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Anderson Arts Center

The Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

You are invited to the solo exhibit,  The New Global Women – Anchored in Tradition, Navigating the Future. This will be a return engagement for Milwaukee photographer Larry D’Attilio, whom you will remember from his last Tamarack exhibit: The Soul of Vietnam, last July of 2012. Larry has returned to Vietnam, continuing his exploration of the complex world of young women emerging from highly evolved yet rigid social/spiritual traditions into modern, sophisticated, cosmopolitan career women. Larry himself has evolved his own media traditions to express this complexity. Through Larry’s new abstractions, the struggles, fears, aspirations, and tensions of these women become palpable to us in ways far beyond what is possible with the simple portrait. These are very large prints, and utterly arresting in their impact.

The Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave, is pleased to announce the return of FORWARD: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, opening Friday, March 7 through Sunday, June 29, 2014.  FORWARD 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now is their biennial, juried exhibition of Wisconsin artists. Laurie Winters, Executive Director | CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, was the juror for more than 250 entries and the final selections represent a range of current artistic production from around the state. CoPA members Martha Coaty, Vicki Reed, Jessica Z. Schafer, Dale Van Minsel and William Zuback have work in this exhibition.

Rick Guidotti is a world-renowned fashion photographer who has begun to challenge our conception of beauty and enrich our understanding of the human condition with his stunning portraits of individuals who possess genetic differences.  His work has been featured on national broadcast news.  An exhibit of his photographs will be on display the week of March 31 at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). 

Tamarack Studio & Gallery and Roots Ethiopia are proud to present Roots Ethiopia: A Story of Hope, a collection of photographs by Lauren Werner embodying the hope of communities in Ethiopia. John Riggs, owner of Tamarack Studio & Gallery, said Werner’s images and accompanying text depict “the balance between poetic awe and journalistic narrative, personal impact and cultural observation in this amazing and heartfelt show”.

“Welcoming Summer”
Coalition of Photographic Arts at the
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 2 to June 20, 2014

Call to CoPA Photographers:

CoPA members are invited to submit two images for display at the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) Gift Shop Gallery. Thirty-five images will be selected for exhibit and sale in the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop Gallery.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are pleased to present the Promise of Spring. Photographs depicting the Promise of Springhave 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. By providing quality educational programs, the Friends stimulate interest in, appreciation for and understanding of horticulture and gardening.

WPCA would like to present the photography of Milwaukee-based artist, Paul Matzner. Matzner’s goal is to show people as they are, just being themselves, relating to each other or their environment. As one writer put it, it’s “the poetry of human encounters on the street”.  Matzner's work is the culmination of four trips to New York City from 2008- 2012, which were made in order to capture moments of people in their everyday lives. The exhibition opens with a reception on Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 17th from 5 – 9pm.

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.

This insightful, decade-long, three-phase investigation of the American consumer psyche traces a route from exuberant excess to the bleak architectural landscapes of closed malls and empty parking lots. For his first chapter, Retail, photographer Brian Ulrich traveled extensively across the United States to document shoppers in vast and ubiquitous enclosed malls and big-box stores. The Thrift chapter focuses on workers attempting to bring order to the mountains of donated, discarded, and unwanted consumer products. Lastly, in Dark Stores, Ghostboxes, and Dark Malls, Ulrich utilized a large-format view camera to produce richly detailed photographs that explore the lasting impact of the economic recession.

Rider and photographer Josh Kurpius’ work reveals the many contradictions embedded within his experiences on the road with friends; quiet reflections among the noise of vintage choppers, broken-down standstills after rolling with the throttle wide open for miles, camaraderie while surrounded by the solitude and emptiness of the endless horizon. A sense of timelessness runs throughout the photographs. References in the images look just as plausibly 1970s as they do modern, from the riders and their bikes to the landscape.

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.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos’ Postcards from America, a photographic commission and collaboration that will take place in Milwaukee August 2013 – April 2014. Beginning in 2011 a loose group of Magnum photographers has periodically gathered in locations across America to experiment with the notion of working collaboratively. To date there have been four trips and they have chosen Milwaukee as their fifth destination. The project will evolve in three stages, each bringing a new group of photographers to town to examine the particular qualities unique to the area in a different season. The Milwaukee Art Museum is kicking off the series with a panel discussion with the first three artists: Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas and Martin Parr.

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.

Are you a fan of auto racing?  Learn how to get the shots you see in the magazines. CoPA member Roy Schmidt will be teaching an "Auto Racing Photography" class on Thursday, July 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Art's Cameras Plus in Greenfield, WI. Roy has photographed Indy cars, NASCAR and short-tracks around the Midwest. In this two hour class, you’ll learn the best setting to stop action or get the feeling of motion in your picture.  Roy will help you choose the best vantage points, and how to anticipate what’s going to happen before it actually does.  You’ll even be prepared for the all-important post-race events.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts and the Art*Bar are pleased to present the Super-"Calatrava"-Listic Exhibition, to be held at the Art*Bar from July 19 though August 22, 2013. The juror is Don Krause, owner of the Art*Bar.

The Quadracci Pavilion, affectionately called the "Calatrava" after its architect, Santiago Calatrava, is probably the most photographed building in the city. The idea behind this show is to compare how different artists/photographers "see" the building. It is an iconic structure, but every photographer has a unique "eye," and this promises to be a fascinating look into all the different kinds of ways artists are able to portray the same, highly recognizable subject.