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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.

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," is probably the most photographed building in the city, and every photographer likely has at least one image of it in their portfolio. 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:

Save the date Friday evening July 19th for an Opening reception of "Hard Ecology" - photography by Milwaukee photographer Eddee Daniel at the Tamarack Studio & Gallery in Madison. Daniel's work brings the landscaper's eye into what he calls the "Urban Wilderness" and presents through an aesthetically astonishing abstracted formalism his understanding and experience of the relationship between Nature and Man, symbolized in this work by his edifices. Hard Ecology will run from July through mid-September, and Tamarack will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 6:00 for viewing, and of course by appointment.

Filter Photo is pleased to announce its 5th annual Filter Photo Festival, a five day photo extravaganza dedicated to inspiring and educating emerging and professional photographers. The 2013 Filter Photo Festival's diverse programming will include portfolio reviews, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and gallery talks with world-renowned photo professionals; juried exhibitions, and networking events. The majority of the events will take place in Chicago’s downtown Loop, a vital metropolitan area famous for its world-class cultural institutions.

The impetus for this article was a recent conversation with self-described “Analog Man,” a fine arts photographer who uses only film and has no interest in social media, yet wants to sell his work. I was intrigued by the whys and wherefores of that stance in this digital age. Knowing a couple of other photographer friends who were similarly reluctant -- but many more who do share online -- I set out to discover what photographers think about this issue.

The 10th annual Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (WVALAA) ceremony will be held at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) at 205 Veterans Avenue in West Bend on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 pm. Founded in 2004 as a collaboration between MOWA, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Artists in All Media (now Wisconsin Visual Artists) and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the WVALAA is essentially the in-state “Hall of Fame” for individuals, groups and organizations who have supported the visual arts with distinction.

CoPA member Michael Nowotny has been accepted to ART Milwaukee's "ART Jamboree - ART & Buy Local Fair", to be held May 18 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. Nowotny's photograph "Psycho Harley", not previously released, will be on exhibit in addition to several other pieces of his art.

The image "Two Trees in Ice Fog" by CoPA member Bruce Ambuel has been selected by jury for the "Wild" international photography competition and print sale sponsored by the British-based non-profit organization PhotoVoice. Each photograph in the Wild gallery is available to purchase in a limited edition print run for £50.00, with all money raised going to PhotoVoice.