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Submissions close December 7th!
Call to CoPA Photographers
“Open Theme”
Coalition of Photographic Arts at the
Boerner Botanical Gardens Gift Shop
Exhibition Dates: January 20 to April 20, 2015
Click HERE to view the prospectus.

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 and Paul Matzner have work in this show.

December 5th, 2014 - January 17th, 2015
The Coalition of Photographic Arts - Milwaukee and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts are pleased to present CoPA’s 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, an annual opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit their contemporary photography.  This year’s jurors are Graeme Reid and Gary Tuma. Click HERE for complete details, including the list of exhibitors and gallery dates/hours.

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.

November 4 - December 6, 2014
Dale Van Minsel
's photographs are on view at Glas Coffeehouse in Sheboygan, through December 6. An opening reception will be held on November 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the coffeehouse.

September 24, 2014 - January 20, 2015
The Coalition of Photographic Arts and The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens are pleased to present Colors of the Season. Photographs depicting Colors of the Season 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.

August 30 - November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7,  2 – 4 pm

RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continues a museum tradition with the opening of Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Exhibition. This juried exhibition showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties, along with RAM members from outside the area. CoPA members Gail Marquardt and Marc Wollman have work in this exhibition.

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.

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.

CoPA member Paul Matzner's photograph “Subway Smile" was chosen for the "City Streets | Country Roads" exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Jurors Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb chose forty photographs for the gallery exhibition, from nearly 1500 photographs submitted. An artist reception (timed to coincide with the Town of Middlebury ArtsWalk) will be held on Friday August 9 from 5-7 pm.

CoPA member PJ Boylan's photographs “Immortality” and "Nautilus" were chosen for the Juried Photography Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI. An opening reception will be held on Sunday June 23 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., including presentation of awards at 2:15.

"Nature Abstracted" offers viewers a unique perspective of the natural world, and features photographs by CoPA members Cindy Lesky and Sara Risley. The exhibition will be held at Emily Oaks Nature Center in the Woodland Wander Inn (Skokie IL). It opens with a reception on June 28 from 7pm - 9 pm, and closes August 30. Gallery hours are: 8 am - 5 pm weekdays, 8 am - 4 pm Saturdays, and 10 am - 4 pm Sundays.

CoPA member Colleen Gunderson's photographs “Fog Fence” and "Windowsill in Winter" were chosen for Visions XV, a juried exhibition featuring art in various media, at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI. "Fog Fence" received an Honorable Mention. On display through July 21, Visions XV features new works by 70 local and regional artists. This multimedia exhibition represents of a variety of creative expression; including ceramics, mixed media, photography, watercolor, wood sculpture and more.

Images by Wauwatosa photographer Jerry Styberg will be on exhibit at the Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, WI.  Styberg's work captures visual and often abstract impressions from his experience of the interplay between light, water and subject.   The “Reflections” series is both a literal and interpretive response to natural beauty and form and suggests contemplation of our intimate connection to nature.  The Center is open weekdays 8am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays Noon-4pm. For further information visit the website: www.riveredge.us